More Music

okay, I love this one too! Such a good CD!

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :)

Through Smoke

Before the truth will come to fill our eyes
The wool comes down in the form of fire
And when the answers and the truth have cut their ties
Will you still find me
Will you still see me through smoke

I was born in a house in a town just like your own
I was raised to believe in the power of the unknown
When the answers and the truth have cut their ties
Will you still find me
Will you still see me through smoke

Who do you believe when you can’t get through
When everything you know seems so untrue
When I’m lost in a place that I thought I knew
Give me some way that I might find you

I love Girl Named Tennessee, too, but I would feel as if I was tootin my own horn if I posted that one ;)  haha


Biking on the Greenway

OK so I must say, Knoxville is getting cooler every day. I have a Greenway trail that starts (or you can jump on rather) right outside my apartment. I run it often and it’s definitely a good trail. Very pretty and not too hilly for my average 5k loop. Well, my friend Jaime discovered something even more exciting about the Greenway over the weekend… you can get from our house to the Cedar Bluff shopping center without ever getting on the road. Mind you the shopping center is even on the other side of the interstate! So we went yesterday to redeem our Best Buy gift cards (I think that makes us frequent spenders) and it was awesome. We both stopped at one point and were like, “really? This is Knoxville?” We were surrounded in all directions with grass and trees an skies and it was so beautiful. There were a few bridges over rivers and we went under the interstate…so it was perfect. Very peaceful. I ended up getting a UV lens for my camera, the Ingrid Michaelson CD and The Princess Bride DVD. ALL FOR FREE and I didn’t even use gas to get there! In fact, I got exercise. What a good day. I felt so productive and young again as we worked to save the planet one bike ride at a time.

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I read on a site that there are over 41 miles worth of paved greenway in Knoxville alone. Check it out and see if there is one near you:

Just maybe I can get from my house to yours :)

p.s. I updated my Summer 08 page again!

Rocky Top!


Tailgating is pretty much my favorite thing this time of year. Especially in the spot we have. I love the grass filled with dozens of my friends. I also have friends with great personalities who are up for almost anything! So when Kat and I scream, “GET OVER HERE WE NEED YOU FOR THE BASE OF OUR PYRYMID!” The guys actually do it! haha and it normally doesn’t take much convincing. I think I am really lucky to have the friends I do. I know that’s all I talk about these days but I am just really really thankful and I do not take them for granted. They are honest, funny, reliable and just really cool.

And that makes me happy.

Manafo and Eric pretty much make us a feast every week. The first week was breakfast omelets and cinnamon rolls, fruit sausage, biscuits and more. It was so delicious! The second week against Florida we had gator, cookies, wings, hot dogs, hamburgers, more cookies haha

I could go on ranting about food but I am starting to get hungry. Just know if you haven’t been tailgating with your close friends in the shady grass, you need to start.