Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Been a While...

But I've been busy. This month is really the craziest we've seen in a long time. Thank you, Lord for Harry Potter and pool days! We are headed to Atlanta for a class for me and work/church stuff for J. After that, the schedule should calm down since my intensives for the semester will be over.

In the meantime, this is why Richmont is the best school on the planet. We watched this in class today:

Please enjoy, compliments of Dr. C, the coolest professor you ever did see.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Oh Boy Mucinex

Today was a new day in our lives. Jack discovered Mucinex and I discovered the Oh Boy sandwich at Tomato Head.

Mom and I went to Tomato Head in Maryville today. For those of you not familiar with TH, first of all, that's a shame, and second of all, it's a great local place focusing on fresh, organic, vegan/vegetarian food- sandwiches, salads, pizza, calzones, quesadillas. Come to Knoxville and we'll go.

I have always eaten the Southwestern Salad or the chicken quesadilla. Sometimes pizza. I have never gotten a sandwich because I generally do not like sandwiches or the sandwich bread. But today I branched out and got one. I got the Oh Boy. I know why they call it Oh Boy. Because that's the first thing you say after your first bite. Here is the description:

fresh spinach free farmed chicken benton's bacon sundried tomato monterey jack
poppyseed dressing mayo heated

I discussed this sandwich with Cousin Patrick who is known around these parts for his intense love of the Oh Boy. He's convinced it's the Benton's Bacon. He said it changed entirely after TH started using Benton's Bacon. ( I did 3 seconds of research and see that Benton's Bacon is in Madisonville and is $21 for 4 lbs.) And also the homemade wheat bread that is toasty on the outside and squishy in the middle. (My stomach just growled.)

I think I will need a few more Oh Boys to decide what makes it heavenly. The poppyseed dressing is always a delight. Poppyseeds are one of those secret ingredients like cinnamon. Almost anytime anyone asks what the secret ingredients are, it's either poppyseeds or cinnamon. (I stole the cinnamon part from Seinfeld.)

Anyway, I think Knoxville rejoiced with me when the Oh Boy fan club gained another follower. Seriously, come to Knoxville so we can eat Oh Boys together.

Next, Jack discovered Mucinex. I had some in our medicine drawer that I had forgotten about, but he took some and is a new person this afternoon. That is certainly not as exciting as the Oh Boy and poppyseeds and bacon, but I'm glad he had a good day as well.

This is what I'm doing rather than studying. Writing about bacon.

Oh, and please check Pioneer Woman today- HILARIOUS.