What's So Fine About Art?

Yikes, it’s 10pm already. Where does the day go?

Well, this morning I hit up the big Lakewood Whole Foods grand opening. Because yes, I am that cool. Actually, there were a LOT of people there… see?


The store is gorgeous. Much bigger than the Greenville location, and all kinds of crazy features (motion-detector lighting in the freezer section, solar panels, GIGANTIC bakery/patisserie, and more that I can’t even remember right now). I had to rush through in about 20 minutes in order to make it to class in time, so I want to go back again for a closer look. I did score a pretty sweet little goodie bag in the Whole Body section. Yea swag!

Other semi-interesting purchases:

  • Cashew Butter
  • Luna Chocolate Mint Cookie (never seen these before)
  • Chobani
  • WF Vanilla Honey Lip Balm (I want to eat this stuff)
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Annie’s Woodstock Dressing
  • Larabars- Cinnamon Roll and Cherry Pie
  • CHEAP store brand wine (like $3.50/bottle!)

Oh yeah, forgot about breakfast. I made some oats and coffee before I left. Pretty standard- banana oats with a chopped apple and chunky PB:


In class today we did some prep work for tomorrow- blitz puff pastry, red-wine poached pears and candied lemon peel. We also made a nice apple crisp (along with a scoop or two of the vanilla ice cream from a few weeks back):


As usual, lunch was kind of a foregone conclusion after the dessertfest. For a pre-run snack I did have a couple of slices of the Dave’s Killer Bread that Andrea and Erin gave me, along with Sabra hummus:


YUM! Love all of the seeds… and the fact that the bread is called Peace Bomb. Hee hee.

I’ve been a super slacker with the running lately. It’s just been so darn cold and windy (as you East Coast people roll your eyes and swear at me). Anyway, I did manage to get out for a nice 5 miler today. I almost crapped out yet again, but then remembered my magic motivating trick: putting together a new iTunes playlist. Which may or may not have contained a Jonas Brothers song. Shut up.

Oh, speaking of (running, not the Jonas Brothers)- Rose asked me to post about how I got into running in the first place. I’m working on that and will get something up ASAP!

For some reason Target had their skirt steak marked waaaay down last week- like $2.50 for 2 lbs. Crazy. So we had that for dinner tonight, using the marinade from this Alton Brown recipe. I know a lot of you don’t eat meat, but this marinade would probably work really well on tofu, too. It contains a little brown sugar which carmelizes on the edges. Yummy.

We also roasted some Yukon Gold wedges in olive oil and tossed in a little dried rosemary towards the end. I made a paste of minced garlic and kosher salt and added that to the cooked potatoes.


I’m not even going to talk about the veggies. They were gross. Let’s not go there.

Hey, have you ever seen an earless pug?


It’s very sad. Her wrinkles seem to be missing, too. Poor Chloe.

(Don’t feel bad for her. She smelled the steak at dinner and spent the entire meal woofing at/poking us… which is how she eventually ended up in Brian’s lap.)

Hope everyone had a good Monday!

*Survey Time*

Do you believe that everyone has some form of creative talent? And what’s yours?

Brian and I were debating this the other day. He said that he wished he had some creative skill- art, music, whathaveyou. My take is that everyone does have that potential, but it just might not be realized (or encouraged). What do you guys think?

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0 Responses to What's So Fine About Art?

  1. Melissa S. says:

    oh, dave’s killer bread. killer jealous.

    no hate towards j-bros; i got em’ too.

    i think everyone does have a creative talent; i just don’t know what mine is. boo.

  2. Lisa P says:

    Ooooh – I love your question today. I think I’d have to think long and hard about my answer, but the short version would probably be “heck yes!”. The fun part is exploring and experimenting and trying to figure out what it is :)

  3. Julie says:

    I am sad that we missed you at Whole foods! We made it there about 3:30…can you believe that it took us 20 minutes to park?!?! But, we were VERY impressed with the layout (and free samples!) I too bought some lovely cheap wine that you can sample tomorrow night at my house! Mmmmm.

    I do think that everyone has creativity in them it just may not be convential creativity (if there is such a thing!)

    Happy Tuesday!!!

  4. ttfn300 says:

    oh that wf sounds amazing!!! that bread sounds amazing! as does that marinade…

  5. Margie says:

    I’m still working on getting into the open WF store. My plan right now is 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.

    Yes, I believe everyone has potential, but most have been discouraged in some way and usually at a young age. So, they don’t really try anything. My husband always said he didn’t have any artistic talent. Then, when we bought our house, he started getting into colors and painting the walls. He built little structures in the back and interesting fences. I’d say that’s pretty artistic. I can draw and paint, but I have no vision of how to build a nice little shed from found materials. I’m really proud of him.

  6. Margie says:

    I think I saw a guy downtown today that looked like Chloe in that picture!

  7. Rose says:

    The picture of your pug was so hysterical I had to show Bill. We have been laughing for about 3 mins now.

  8. Megan says:

    Who doesn’t heart the Jo Bros??

  9. klemons says:

    I think we have a very narrow view of creativity – Brian is very creative with his sense of humor and his appreciation of movies!

  10. Susan says:

    Yes, we all are creative. For some of us especially when we get dressed/put on our makeup/do our hair …haha

    Most of us never try because we are afraid of failure, some of us try and give up because we are bored/no patience/lack of drive/have no faith in ourselves.
    But those who are true to themselves and stay committed will find that creative part.

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