Saturday, September 08, 2007

Every month Knoxville has this thing called "First Friday" on, well, the first Friday of each month. Basically, a bunch of art galleries in the downtown area are free to the public that evening. They also have food, wine, and punch for free or for a small donation, depending on the gallery. Jeremy and I usually try to go, but don't make it each month. Yesterday we went and one of the galleries was having a silent auction! We ended up winning two pieces:






We have also bought two other pieces from another gallery in the past few months. A vase and a penguin sculpture:




The vase's colors aren't quite that bright in real life. Funny what a flash does.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

My new addiction


That's a spinach, blueberry, and walnut salad with Newman's Own Light Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette salad dressing. So so good. Besides being oh-so-delicious, it's probably the prettiest salad I've ever made too.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I've been watching a lot of the US Open the past week or so. Actually, I've been watching a lot of tennis for about the past month. August is the best month for tennis. All this watching has gotten me wanting to play, but unfortunately I do not have a tennis partner here to play with. So I did the next best thing today - I went for a run. I haven't ran in about a year. I miss it. I always forget how much I enjoy it. Well, I don't really ENJOY running, it's the after-the-running that I enjoy. I like feeling like I did something, it's sort of an feeling of accomplishment I guess. Maybe it's the endorphins. I didn't run very far today - I am kinda out of shape. By kinda I mean a lot. Even with hiking and backpacking this summer I am in no where near where I used to be. Hard to believe I used to be able to run 10 miles easily. Okay, maybe not so "easily." Sure I felt like I was going to die after those 10 miles and I ran at a ridiculously slow pace, but hey, I still ran 10 miles. I wish I could do that still.

I think I need a running accountability partner.