Thursday, September 4, 2008

Classes, Farmer's Markets, and Books

Classes started back at the university this week, and I am already tired. While this may not be a good sign for the rest of the semester, I'm trying to keep in mind that this week has been unusually hectic due to the return of the students, the absurd amounts of paperwork that I have to do, and the notable lack of rest I had this summer due to work, exams, etc.

On the brighter side of things, after I left school this afternoon, I went to the farmer's market. While I can't recall ever going to one when I lived in Tennessee, I have become more than a little addicted to them this past summer. Between being able to buy fresh produce for relatively cheap (at least compared to the monstrously expensive behemoth known as Whole Foods) and being able to people watch, farmer's markets have become one of my favorite things about living in the Boston area. My exciting finds (I'm not being at all sarcastic about this, so it is a little sad) for today included honeycrisp apples, ginger gold apples, corn, and a homemade pie.

While lugging my purchases back to my apartment, I also decided to run by the bookstore. A good friend of mine gave me a gift certificate for watching her cats, and I couldn't wait to put it to use. In addition to the card, she also gave me a copy of Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant, so look for a review of the book soon (or perhaps soonish - I have some looming deadlines in the coming weeks).