Work is... work. Not as busy as I would like it to be, but since UT is now back in session it is getting crazier little by little. The college kids love my department because they can get a bunch of little pieces of cheese and a box of crackers for much less than junk food, with far more nutrition and yumminess. (Company policy is that we are not supposed to cut anything smaller than a quarter pound, but I think that's dumb. I would rather sell a pound of cheese that is six or seven different kinds to someone that is just discovering that there is a whole world of food out there that they have not sampled yet.) We will be doing cheese samplers for tailgate parties, and a big display with cheese and beer and all sorts of great stuff starting this weekend. GO VOLS!
The Man has been feeling a little homesick, so his two closest buddies and bandmates came to stay for a week. Woody and Jeffrey are two of the nicest guys ever (and very single, ladies!), and they were a joy to have around. They love my cooking, and had to admit that they felt better after eating clean food and mostly gluten free. (I did get real rolls for them to eat, but made chicken parm out of GF crumbs so I could eat too.) We ran the gamut with food, from The Man making a pot of sauce for the GF chicken parm and pasta, to a pork shoulder braised in Omission beer and corn bread, to the best bacon and eggs in the world... it was a great week, culminating in a performance of Face 4 Radio (their band) at one of our favorite bars, Brackins Blues Club. As soon as I get the video formatted, I'll post some clips. They were amazing!
All in all, a busy but satisfying month. Looking forward, September is going to be just as crazy, but being happy helps make it much easier to deal with.