Thursday, August 20, 2009

A haiku...

feline breakfast

Spying on breakfast,
Lusting after the bacon--
Please share; I am cute!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Southern Food and Wine Festival - Part 2

The exhibit hall was full of all sorts of yummy, and dangerous, goodies. We pickup up some sauces and dip mixes, tried all sorts of goodies, and chatted up fellow foodies.

The best booth would probably have to be Wonderffuls - a yummy truffle/cake concoction with super cute presentation:


Top cocktail awards goes to St Germain elderflower liquor.

St germain
2 parts Champagne/sparkling dry white wine, 1.5 parts St Germain, 2 parts club soda = delish

And then we picked out our fav winery and brewery of the evening. Everything we tried from both places was awesome.

Good Wine

Good Beer

All in all, not a bad way to spend the day!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Southern Food and Wine Festival - Part 1

My lovely Auntie got me tickets to the Southern Food & Wine festival as a "congrats on defending" gift. A day of yummy food samples, wine tasting, and watching Alton Brown & the Neelys cook - not too shabby!

Food and Wine logo
I'd like a corner piece, please.

K at festival
(two days before my hair appointment - darn!)

Celebrity poster

Alton Brown stage

Alton Brown
The man lost 45 pounds since March. Um, yeah. And on top of that, he managed to convince me to try eating some trout and other fish besides sushi. But then...

The Neelys
...the Neelys made BBQ ribs and it smelled sooooo good it made me forget all about fish!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Ahhh, to be educated. Such a satisfying feeling, I'm now completely satisfied...

Or not.

Grad school takes a lot out of a girl! So I'm taking advantage of the fact that I'm over-educated and unemployed to have a little R&R...and R.

Yup, I'm staring my own three step plan to recover from grad school. It's simple really:
1) Revitalize the mind - That means no science! I'm going to read novels and books and learn things that are applicable outside of a laboratory. Whoa!

2) Revitalize the body - Um, I've been sitting on my keister writing a thesis and said bum is showing the wear and tear. Maybe I should go running...

3) Revitalize the spirit - I'm hanging on with all my might to the hobbies and things I love to do but haven't gotten to do thanks to all the things I had to do. So now I'm going to just do.

And there we have it. Stay tuned for updates!