Tag Archives: ice cream

Jar for the Course

The foodies whom I follow on Instagram and Twitter have posted enticing pictures of their meals at Knox Mason. The restaurant has also received a lot of attention recently from travel writers who have visited Knoxville. I finally tried it on Wednesday night. My … Continue reading

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Mother of Invention

A sign along the road got my attention. My wife and I were passing through Marion, Virginia, on our way home last week. The sign promised “motorcycle friendly ice cream.” I’m sure the real meaning had to do with something … Continue reading

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Laurels for Hardee’s

For my wife’s birthday last year, I planned several big surprises. This year, I planned nothing but we got a surprise anyway. As a joke, I asked the manager at Hardee’s to put a birthday candle in my wife’s fish … Continue reading

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Half-Gallon Retainer

If you gave a pint of blood once every 56 days, you could donate six times in a year at most. I try to give blood once or twice a year, usually when Medic Regional Blood Center offered a special … Continue reading

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So Imotional

Jenna Fischer was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” the other night. She told a great anecdote about her first Hollywood job. She was an extra on the TV commercial for Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios. Toward the end of … Continue reading

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Bled Right… and You?

Medic Regional Blood Center needed to stock-up in anticipation of Independence Day. They offered extra premiums to blood donors on Monday and Tuesday. Everyone who gave blood those days got an unrestricted Regal Cinemas ticket. On Tuesday, they had bloodmobiles … Continue reading

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Yummy Break

The Peanut Butter & Jelly Dessert on the daily specials at Bonefish Grill sounded too good to pass up. Besides, my wife and I still had some money left on the gift cards we had been saving since Christmas. We … Continue reading

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Big Fan of Renamed Ham

The asphalt zoomed toward me as Roy De La Rosa pretended to drop me. He actually had a good grip but I didn’t know that at the time. Later, Roy said it was a type of stage drop that would … Continue reading

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Scallop Effect

Two worlds collided at Side Splitters during Tuesday night’s Einstein Simplified show. When emcee Aaron Littleton asked for an audience volunteer to describe a memorable day, Avi Vieira offered to describe her experience conducting backstage interviews for SMOMOtv at Cirque … Continue reading

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Peter Principle

All the news stories about Ben & Jerry’s new flavor gave my wife a start. She hadn’t seen the classic Saturday Night Live sketch from which the flavor gets its name. The Miami New Times compared it to ten other … Continue reading

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Dog Days

There is a small cinder-block shack on Middlebrook Pike that captivates my imagination. I used to stop there regularly for BBQ when it housed M&M Catering. I visited two or three times when it was home to Two Sisters Gourmet … Continue reading

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Choppped Archives

As a correspondent for Smoky Mountain Morning, I’ve been getting to see a few new places and things. Until today, the episodes were only available online for a 24-hour period. The production crew has been hard at work. As of … Continue reading

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States of Mind – Part 10

For the past ten years I have been making an effort to visit all 50 states. As my personal quest nears its completion, I decided to write down recollections of the 46 I’ve seen so far, listed roughly in chronological … Continue reading

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States of Mind – Part 9

For the past ten years I have been making an effort to visit all 50 states. As my personal quest nears its completion, I decided to write down recollections of the 46 I’ve seen so far, listed roughly in chronological … Continue reading

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