Success!! This is not the only post of the week! V. proud of me, if I do say so myself. Let's see, what's the news today...
I finally caved and bought some new tennis shoes. That way, I cannot use "my shoes don't fit right and will give me more blisters" as an excuse for not exercising. I even went to the fancy [and most likely overpriced] running shoe store where they watch your foot when you walk and analyze all your weird bones and stuff and then select a few shoes for you to try. So, an absurd amount of money later, I am the proud owner of these:
Sadder news, the UTC Mocs were unsuccessful in fulfilling their destiny in the Big Dance. While I suppose it was a long shot that the number 16 seed would defeat UConn, a number 1 seed, I think thanks to Jimmy Fallon the whole country was hoping for it (including Mr. Belding.) Maybe next year, Scrappy and Mocs, maybe next year.
Yesterday I dined with Katie and Lacey at the Market Street Tavern on the ol' lunch hour. The service was slow-to-quite-slow, but the black bean burger with cilantro cream and fries were v. tasty/delicious. Lunch menu prices were pretty good too, as downtown restaurants go. My efforts to compel them to dine from the little cart on the sidewalk by Miller Park went unheeded, but since as far as I know the emergence of so called "street food" in Chattanooga is kind of a new deal, I want to try it out.
Also, some collegiate joy bubbled up inside of me when I saw that they are installing a Jimmy Johns in the bottom of the Electric Power Board building. While their commercials are often just downright creepy, their sandwiches are delightful, and it will take me like 2 minutes to get there from the TFP via car (longer on foot, which I generally don't have time for, but it would be nice) AND it's way easier to park there than at Figgy's Sandwiches, where it is a small miracle to find a space. (Although Figgy's tuna salad is top notch, and where else can you get a sandwich and chips for $4.50?)
Tonight, I have a date with Katie, and she is going to make us dinner and we are going to watch lots and lots of 'Friends.' Lacey made fun of us for our plans, but there are few things I enjoy more than dinner and tv/a movie, so I am quite pleased with them!
And now I must close with a few good quotes...
Monica: Can you help me fold these napkins?
Monica: I'm gonna go across the hall and check on the yams.
[Notices the way Pheobe is folding the napkins]
Monica: No... no honey... Not like that, we're not a barn dance. You wanna fold them like swans like I showed you at Christmas, remember?
Phoebe: Yeah. It all came screaming back to me.
Chandler: I can handle this. "Handle" is my middle name. Actually, "handle" is the middle of my first name.
Chandler: And this from the cry-for-help department: Are you wearing makeup?
Joey: Yes, I am. As of today, I am officially Joey Tribbiani, actor slash model.
Chandler: That's funny, 'cause I was thinking you look more like Joey Tribbiani, man slash woman.
Rachel: How about for a girl, Rain?
Ross: Rain? "Hi, my name is Rain. I have my own kiln and my dress is made out of wheat."
Phoebe: I know her!