Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Jeremy fixed his motorcycle up this past Saturday so we spent a good part of the day riding. The weather has been beautiful for about the past week and I was so wanting to go for a ride. Badly. And I kept seeing all these other people out on their bikes and I was jealous. I may have been pestering Jeremy a little bit about finally fixing his bike so we could go... I guess it worked finally worked. Anyways, it was a lot of fun - East Tennessee is great for motorcycles rides - mountains, winding country roads, rivers. Spring here is wonderful. MUCH better than in Texas, that's for sure.

Also, I FINALLY got to wear my new helmet! I was really excited about that. Pictures to come soon. Maybe.

I also was a mechanic on Saturday. I changed my air filter! All by myself! Yes, I know, it's impressive...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I'm pretty sure that I have eaten more baked beans in these past three months or so than I have in the rest of my life before that combined. For some reason I have been craving baked beans and potato chips. And I usually don't even like potato chips. I think my body is telling me I need more protein but that it is smart enough not to crave meat. I appreciate the fact that it knows not to crave meat anymore. Good job body.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Things I have noticed when driving in Knoxville/Tennessee:

1. When stopped and waiting to turn, many people do not turn on their turn signal until just before they actually turn. That is, if you're three cars back at a light, waiting to turn left, you won't actually turn on your left turn signal until you are just about pulling through the intersection. I have never seen this anywhere else but Knoxville and I have to admit, I find myself doing it too every now and then.

2. Slowing down to go through a green light. It's so annoying! On more than one occasion I have missed a green light because the cars in front of me insist on slowing down to BELOW the speed limit before going through the light. What's the deal? Once again, I have only seen this done by so many people in Knoxville.

3. Walking out in front of moving cars. Now I have seen this other places, but here it seems a lot worse. Mainly because people do not seem to be in a hurry at all while crossing streets at a place that is not a crosswalk. They do not care if there is a lot of traffic, they just stroll on out. People also do this at night. While wearing dark clothing. In poorly lit areas. Do they WANT to be hit by a car??

4. Now for something I WISH they'd do in Tennessee, but do not. In Texas, when you're driving on a country two lane road with wide shoulders and you know the person behind you wants to pass you but cannot because there is opposing traffic or it's a no passing zone, you pull off onto the shoulder and let them pass. This is something that seems unique to Texas as I have never experienced it elsewhere. I really think Tennessee drivers need to pick up on this because I greatly dislike driving behind people going under the speed limit on many of the roads I have to drive on for work. It's very frustrating not being able to pass them because the roads are so twisty-turning and full of hills.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Upon further research I have discovered that Tennessee offers "more than 90 specialty license plates for Tennessee motorists to display on their registered motor vehicles." One of these is the "Sons of the Confederate Veterans" plate which is what I saw the other day on the truck.

Once again, the South is weird.

I can't decide if I want a weird artsy fish plate or a small mouth bass plate. It's a tough call.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Yesterday while driving I noticed a peculiar license plate on the truck in front of me. Instead of the normal Tennessee plate, a "Friend of the Smokies" plate, an "I love kids"-type plate, or any of the other license plates you can get for your car here, I saw a Tennessee plate with a confederate flag on it. For real.

The South is weird.

Friday, March 02, 2007

I generally don't like it when people post lyrics to a song on their blog or other webpage.

That being said.


{VERSE}
You say you wander your own land
But when I think about it
I don't see how you can

You're aching, you're breaking
And I can see the pain in your eyes
Says everybody's changing
And I don't know why

{CHORUS}
So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same

(instrumental)

{VERSE}
You're gone from here
Soon you will disappear
Fading into beautiful light
'cos everybody's changing
And I don't feel right

{CHORUS}
So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same


So little time
Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
I try to stay awake and remember my name
But everybody's changing and I don't feel the same