Since I don't own a cat here is a picture of my dog Fritz.
And now I will tell you about the wonderful evening I spent with my sister Jo Ann, and brother Mike, who is visiting from South Carolina.
This afternoon, Mike suggested we attend the University of Kentucky Women's Basketball Team's game against Butler University. None of us had ever attended one of their games, and since hiring a new star coach in Mickie DeMoss last season, the team has garnered a lot of buzz.
We arrived at the arena about an hour and a half before tip-off, and found a parking spot right outside on the street. The ticket office was not yet open, so we walked about a half mile down the road to a strip of pubs, fast food restaurants and cafes to find somewhere to eat.
We went into what was billed as a Mediterranean Grill, but were not at all impressed by the menu, or the the ambiance. So we walked a couple of more blocks to the Mellow Mushroom. I have always wanted to give the place a try since discovering that the Instapundit sometimes dines and blogs from the restaurant in Knoxville.
We shared a large House Special Pizza, which was better than any pizza I have ever had from one of the big three pizza places.
Mike had a small Caesar Salad, Jo Ann the Spinach Salad, and I tried the Greek Salad.
The meal was great, although the service was slow. They were very busy, and seemed a bit short staffed.
We managed to make it back to Memorial Coliseum and buy tickets just as the game began. Attendance was over 5200 for this game, which is amazing. Two years ago, they were lucky to sell 200 tickets for an average home game.
The team is young, but very talented, confident, and well coached. They defeated Butler by a final score of 82-44, although they led by as much as 49 points during the second half.
We really had a blast, and might attend the next home game this Sunday. Jo Ann even suggested looking into season tickets.
I think she may be on to something there.