Friday, January 13, 2012

New Things

In an effort to blog more regularly, I am writing about new things in my life and new experiences I've had recently. I want to learn to carry my camera around more so I have more pictures to go with posts like this. If I blog about new experiences every week, I'd like to take pictures to go with it and the camera in my phone isn't going to cut it.

I've been trying to get out of my comfort zone a little and go to new places and make myself get out and do things. This past week, I tried two new restaurants, both in downtown Lewisburg, PA. The first is an adorable little Italian place - Vennari's. I went there after work one day since I wanted to go back to the theatre later to see Hugo. I had an eggplant parm sub that was pretty excellent. It's the kind of place that you can tell hasn't been redecorated since the early 90's, but has a kind of nostalgic charm. I would definitely go back there if the occasion arises.

The other new place I tried was the Cherry Alley Cafe. I had never even heard of it, but a friend invited me to lunch there. I had a Marinated Steak Panini and cole slaw. Oh. my. god. It was probably one of the greatest sandwiches I've had. Marinated steak (I think it was actually just delicious roast beef), tomato, roasted red pepper, mozzarella cheese, and onion jam on a ciabatta roll. It was juicy and fresh and amazing. The cafe itself is a little hipster place with an artsy atmosphere. The guy who took our order looked like he was about 15, and had blue hair and skinny jeans. Despite that, I could see myself killing a couple of hours in there with my laptop and an Americano. I'll definitely be going back - mostly because I want to try some other things on the menu (namely the pulled pork wrap, the grilled tofu salad, and the Cherry Ally salad).

Another new thing in my life is my amaaaazing new laptop. I was holding off on buying a new one until my old Dell died completely, but that wasn't far off and this guy was too good a deal to pass up. It's a Toshiba Satellite P755.

I had been looking at Dells, since that's what my past two laptops were, but to get all the features I wanted it was over $1300. I found this Satellite on the Office Depot website. I know, right? Who knew Office Depot was even still around?! But this one had everything I was looking for, plus some. It was half the price of the Dell, and they offered free overnight shipping. There was no way I was passing it up!

Well, I've spent most the day backing up and transferring files from my old computer, re-downloading programs, and getting my new Toshiba set up the way I want it. I still have to go through my music and get rid of some, organize it, and get it on this computer.

Be on the look-out for more new things in my life, and new experiences. Anything new in any of my readers' lives??

1 comment:

  1. Two new jobs, a new basketball team to coach, and a new class for my Master's starting next week. I think that's enough new for now.


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