It's Friday and I'm so excited! We don't have anything really planned and I'm loving that. Make sure to link up with Darci, April, Natasha, and Christina.
I have a new favorite show for you: Booze Traveler on the Travel Channel. Jack Maxwell is from Boston, but travels the world in search of the history of different cultures drinking habits. While I thought it was just going to be "try this bar if you ever visit this country" I was pleasantly surprised to find that the show really talked about the different cultures and reasons behind certain traditions. We watched the Mongolia episode where Jack drank horse milk and learned that sake has been around longer than the Japanese written language. Check it out.
I had one of my favorite lunches this week from Garden Bistro. I grabbed my usual chicken salad sandwich and a bowl of their roasted red pepper soup. It is so good! They are only open for lunch during the week, so if you find you are in search of a Columbia lunch spot definitely try Garden Bistro. (And yes, I got it to go and decided that it was so nice outside that I ate it in my car. Don't judge.)
I just finished a great book called Roses by Leila Meacham. I saw the recommendation on Carolina Charm and had to give it a try. It's really good, easy read, and I would have loved to be reading it on the beach like Christina did.
I love wandering through World Market. I rarely buy anything, but I think all their stuff is so fun. Well yesterday I just couldn't help myself and bought my favorite treat in the store Caramel Digestives. I fell for these cookies during my trip to Ireland back in 2004 and was overjoyed when I found them in World Market. Digestive cookies are pretty popular in Great Britain and I love that a cookie can make me feel worldly. (It's a stretch, but let's go with it.)
Yesterday my alum mater, the University of South Carolina, experienced
something terrifying. We had a shooter on campus. They are
still working on all the details, but they think it was an isolated
murder-suicide. So scary. There were students and professors in the building and was just something you never want to happen. I'm a proud Gamecock and my heart is with
everyone affected by this. Forever to thee!