I was just reading the comments from my last post, and realized that my dear friend Linzmoe is right. Being able to appreciate the small things in life is what really keeps me happy. Coincidentally, I happened to be eating my lunch at the time I was reading Linzmoe’s comment. Today I chose to indulge (a post-summer school celebration, if you will) and drive downtown to get a baguette and a chocolate crepe from The French Market. The owners actually go to France at least once a year (maybe more) to stock up on authentic French stuff to sell back in Knoxville. And the crepes they make are to die for. I would show you a photo of the chocolate crepe I got, but I ate it in a most unladylike manner while driving back to work.
Here are some photos of the baguette I got for lunch (yes, that is a giant piece of brie cheese sticking out of it, and also, stop drooling, it’s unbecoming) and me eating said baguette. Ooooh, how I love the little things. The fresh, delicious, cheese-filled, honey covered little things. OM NOM!
Baguette A La Maison from The French Market
Me eating said baguette. I'm pretty sure you're jealous right now. It's okay. Also, how French do I look right now? Those stripes? Ooh lala!
GREAT NEWS! I just landed a summer internship with Curved Edge Consulting, which is a public relations and marketing firm in Knoxville, TN. I start on June 1st, and I could not possibly be more excited! With this new internship, my graduate assistant position, and my UT campaigns class, I’m going to be pretty busy, but busy is how I do it, so bring it.
One project I’ll be working on with Curved Edge Consulting is helping the City of Knoxville successfully initiate its new and exciting recycling program, Do Your Part With The Cart. The federal government has awarded the City of Knoxville grant money to initiate the project. The first 20,000 people who sign up will receive – no joke – free recycling service at their house! FREE! It’s free! Free like a dancing hippie!
Do Your Part With The Cart!
The only catch is that you must live within the City of Knoxville’s limits, and you can’t live in a huge apartment complex (more than four units). I live in the county, so I can’t sign up 😦 BUT I just called my garbage collection company and they actually provide a recycling pickup service for just over $50 a year. That’s pretty affordable, so I’m gonna do my part and sign up.
Here’s an awesome video that explains the Do Your Part With The Cart project:
The Do Your Part With The Cart campaign will provide signer-upperers with a cute green cart to put all their recyclables in – no need to sort through it all, just lump it all in together, and the recycling picker-upper people will do the rest at their recycling plant! With this recycling project, I am proud to say that Knoxville is heading in a strong, positive direction as a municipality. Do your part – if you live within the City of Knoxville, sign up today! I think I already mentioned it’s a free service, right?