Friday, February 15, 2013


Nuggets of wisdom from Amelie, age 3, from Brooklyn, NY.
Courtesy of my friend Megan F.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love people. Cook them tasty food.

This about sums up how I feel on this Valentine's Day.

I saw this bumper sticker on the car parked next to mine as I left the UT rec center this morning and it made me chuckle.

Some wise words to consider on this day:

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth." -- 1 Corinthians 13:4-6

Sunday, February 10, 2013

It's funny even when you're dead

Here's yet another reason why a newspaper's obit section is one of my favorites: pure entertainment value. I saw this winner in yesterday's Knoxville News Sentinel.

Um, wow
Gosh, I laughed long and hard. It's a little sad, too. Kinda makes you wonder what went on in that relationship. You wouldn't think the family would leave the obit writing to someone with such hateful feelings toward the dearly departed. But then again, maybe it was a typo? Either way, yikes!

Then I flipped the page and saw this one. You can't make this stuff up!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Free food Friday!

I'm a huge fan of food. But then add the word, "free"? Epic!
While reading my Twitter feed last night, a friend posted something about a free-cookies-on-Market-Square event today. Naturally, that caught my attention -- especially when another friend responded that it was "world cookie domination day."

During  lunch today, I sauntered down to Market Square to investigate this "world cookie domination day" and saw this:

There were a number of Girl Scouts serving cookies so I hit a plate or two...or three (*happy face*)
I was tempted to hit every. single. plate. But I behaved myself.

To top it off, while on Market Square I came across a Salvation Army truck serving free soup...just because. I stopped by and chatted with the staff while enjoying potato-bacon soup. Turns out one of the employees was someone I'd interviewed for a story some years ago while I was a reporter at the News Sentinel. Neat, huh?

Free lunch and free dessert definitely made my afternoon. Oh, and it stopped raining and the sun came out. I couldn't have asked for more.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett helping with the soup-serving
Alan Williams of WVLT-TV Ch. 8 in the background