Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I have missed you!


So this was what I was getting a lot of the past couple of days… a black screen. I took the battery out unplugged it and let it sit for a while. Then magically it now works again for the time being. I made sure to move everything of importance to an external hard drive.

I did not think I would, but I have missed blogging A LOT!! 

Friday I checked my school’s the UA’s student website and look what had been posted finally!


Where it says “Awarded” has been said “Pending” for almost a month. So everyone I did actually graduate! (Not that I was worried or anything…)

My best friend Perry came in to town for the weekend. She is from Tuscaloosa and we have grown up knowing each other. She moved to Atlanta for school. We decided to go to Mugshots and Sips N Strokes. We finished eating at Mugshots and had about an hour before the painting class started so we went to the wine tasting at Carpe Vino. I had never been there before but walked passed it many times. You pay $5 for each tier. We only tasted the first tier and did not get to the last wine because we ran out of time. They actually give you a good amount to “taste.”

First Tier:
  • Le Village du Sud Sauvignon Blanc (France) – $9.99
  • Champalou Vouvray (France) – $19.99
  • Alpha Box and Tice Tarot Grenache (Australia) – $12.99
  • Lamuri d’Almerita Nero d’Avola (Italy) – $19.99
Second Tier:
  • Amisfield Central Otago Pinot Noir (New Zeland) – 2007 – $36.00
  • Vietti Castiglione Barolo – 2005 – $49.99

Perry and I both ended up buying a Moscato.


This is what the beginning of a “masterpiece” looks like… or maybe not… At least my mom thinks so!

sips n strokes

After we finished painting it was around 10 p.m. so I headed home. I had to be up at 6 the next day for the 5 K and I need my sleep or I am one grumpy person.

Mayors Cup

Here is a breakdown of my results.
  • Mile 1 - 13:05
  • Mile 2 - 24:48
  • Mile 3 - 45:25
Official Results

I am satisfied with my results. I know I can do better if I would actually run and train. The race was lots of fun. The finish line was inside the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. They had a band playing and snacks and drinks at the end.

When I left, I  headed across the street to the Farmer’s Market. I got a pound of purple hull peas. I have not cooked them yet. They are in the freezer.

I went home and took a long nap. When I woke up I went to Los Calientes with a couple of friends before we headed to a lingerie shower. One of my pledge sisters is getting married!

After the shower some friends and I went to 1831 and then to Alcove. I ordered a Long Island and was pleasantly surprised when it was served in a Mason jar! So cute and southern.

Alcove Long Island

Monday night I went to my sororities first Chapter of the semester. It was fun going as an Alumni. I am going to be an “active” alum. Our Chapter’s advisor moved to Atlanta and is unable to attend meetings and events. So I am helping her out. I am pretty excited about it!


Sorry no full outfit picture I do not have a full length mirror accessible to take pictures in front of. Also I have not been taking lots of pictures and the ones I do take aren’t great quality but I am working on it!

Yesterday night I met Anna and Stephen for sushi at Chuck’s! Gotta love ladies’ night. It is an every Tuesday night kind of thing for us. We shared the Shrimp Queso and we all ordered our own Super Crunchy Shrimp Roll add cream cheese. Stephen got another roll too. I can’t remember which one. Everything was once again amazing. Chuck’s is never a let down.

I hope everyone has a great night!


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