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Food & Friends = Fun

It was a wonderful long holiday weekend. I was little worried that a lot of my friends were going to be out of town and that I would have nothing to do. I really would have been ok with nothing to do, but it ended up being a fun and busy weekend. Friday night I got to see friend AP who is in law school in Knoxville and I don’t get to see very often. Catching up with friends is always a good time. Saturday (July 4) was a good time of hanging out with two different groups of friends, a hot chicken festival, and getting soaking wet on the roof of one of campus buildings trying to see the downtown fireworks. Today was an impromptu cookout at our house by roommate KS and I that was a great time, even meeting some new friends! Below are some pictures, mostly from the chicken festival (sadly there is no documentation of the adventure to the roof in the rain or from the fun cookout today; I’ve got to start doing better with the camera again!!). For the weekend starting out very crappy, it ended very well.

The ingredients for a good time = friends and good food

eating watermelon while waiting in line for chicken

eating watermelon while waiting in line for chicken

we waited in line for over an hour for this chicken

we waited in line for over an hour for this chicken

finally enjoying chicken

finally enjoying chicken

brownies i made for a cookout

brownies i made for a cookout


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Live it Up – Vineyard

One thing I have loved since turning 21 is going to vineyards. Although I have not had the chance to go to a lot, Arrington Vineyard in Arrington, TN is one of my favorite. Beginning in May and going into the fall, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday turns into Music in the Vines. Bring a blanket, food, and good friends. Listen to some smooth jazz music while you take in the beautiful green landscape. Be sure to put your name down first thing for a wine tasting, as it can be up to a 4 hour wait. Or you can just buy bottles to enjoy there. My favorites are the Red Fox Red, Desert Rose, and Raspberry. (hint: if you choose the raspberry during your wine tasting, you get a delicious piece of dark chocolate to have with it).  Arrington Vineyards

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my view from the top of the hill

my view from the top of the hill


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Live It up – Away

I was reminded this past weekend of how much I love the beach. I grew up going to the beach every summer, and still go about every other year. Taking a nap in the warm sun, the sound of the waves and seagulls, the feel of sand between your toes, taking walks to collect seashells, and eating delicious seafood. Those were some of my favorite trips with my mom and grandmother every year. I don’t think there is anything I love more. I am seriously starting to consider looking for jobs somewhere closer to the beach. Below is a picture of the beach from last weekend, Dauphin Island, AL. It is about a 7-8 hour drive from here, so not too bad, but definitely not a day trip.

Dauphin Island


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Memory Game

Here is a fun face memory game a professor showed us in class!

Face Memory Game

Click on link above.

Click “Start” below the face to mix facial features.

Click “Play” to stop mixing.

Memorize these facial features, then click “Ready” to start.

Select each feature to recreate the fcae you just memorized.

I got 8/10 this morning. (I had seen it before but have not done it in a while).

screenshot of my game

screenshot of my game