Capture The Dancer

April 22, 2011

Today was drizzly and gross – lots of rain. Brought out my winter coat again!

And the high on Monday is 87!!

Matt and I held our interview, and then he worked at the bakery with our equipment guy while I worked in Cville Coffee.

I got a tea as my ‘rent’ : )

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Matt came back over at 5:30 and told me he thought the equipment would take at least another 2 hours. I debated what to do for dinner.

Home for eggs + toast?

Salad on the go?

Fancy restaurant by myself?

Pizza?

Turns out that Faith + Tate were going for pizza, so I drove downtown and joined them. We had made tentative plans for dinner and a dance show tonight anyways.

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My very first visit to the famous Christian’s Pizza!

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ALL they have is big slices of pizza that they heat up on the spot. They don’t have salads or any sides, so I was waiting for the perfect time to go, and tonight was it!

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I got a big slice of the roasted vegetable – with eggplant, peppers, olives, spinach, and garlic. The cheese was added on when they heated it up (so it could possibly be vegan!) and I got majorly jipped. There wasn’t enough and it was quite bland.

But it was big and I appreciated all the veggies -

Long like a snake that never ends!

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BYO sparkling water!

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Dinner for $4!

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After dinner we did end up going to the dance show – a trio of modern dancers at Second Street Gallery.

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We got to sit in these comfy floor chairs!

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The first piece was done with trash from the Gallery’s office. It was quite interesting – she was wearing a bathing suit and a trash bag!

At the beginning of the second dance, the dancer came onto the stage and said:

“We would love some images of the show, so if you have a camera, please feel free to photograph”

I think she knew I had a camera burning a hole in my bag! But I was glad to take photos for them (despite the somewhat annoying shutter click) and actually uploaded them all onto her laptop after the show!!

Here are the best

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And here are the rest!

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I drove home in the pouring rain, and Matt is STILL at the bakery!

One slice of pizza was not enough dinner, so I went back for more

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A little bowl of chewy wheatberries, doughy oats, crunchy cookie crumbles (from the bottom of my bag), a few chias and a cookie in my mouth!

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Topped with Traderspoint yogurt.

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Yum snack!

Going to read. Loving my book, Resistance!

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1 staceyhealthylife April 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Interesting dance. Love the pizza, looks like a lot of toppings.

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2 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Pizza and oats is my kind of dinner!

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3 Jess April 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm

The pizza looks amazing (though I’d be sad about the bland cheese–I’m a sharp cheddar girl). I do love a good collection of veggies on pizza though.

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4 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

So cool you got to photograph them! The request is usually the other way around.

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5 Lisa Fine April 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Sounds like a fun night.

In college [and living in the Berkshires], I’ve been able to see a lot of dance performance, which makes for a pretty good time. It’d be fun to take photographs for a performance – sometimes I can’t focus on just the dancing, so it would be good to have something else to focus on as well.

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6 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm

wow love the photo collage! :)

that pizza looks devine and such a cute idea to BYOB your own sparkling water! :)
have a great weekend! :)

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7 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Love that Kath Eats spoon.

And the gallery pics (thanks for the plugin comment reply info the other day)

And what a COOL experience. Live Dance, live performances, are just…awesome.

Nice $4 din-din, too!

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8 lynn @ the actor's diet April 22, 2011 at 9:58 pm

my parents have those floor chairs in their home – i love sitting in them by the fire!

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9 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Where do you get them from?

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10 Chelsea April 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I love that about blogging, you have a camera on you at all times!

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11 Hilary April 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Oh modern dance, I SO don’t get it (and am not afraid to say so)….that pizza looks good…sorry to hear that its taste wasn’t as great though!

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12 Namaste Gurl April 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I hate when I get jipped on food when I go out to eat. That’s why I fear trying new places– never know what the turn out will be. In fact, I got jipped last week on salad and soup that tasted DISGUSTING. $13 dollars down the drain….. :(

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13 Alaina April 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm

That pizza looks good! Too bad it didn’t have any taste. I think cheese would definitely add to it. :-)

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14 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 22, 2011 at 10:24 pm

You can barely notice the cheese on the pizza! Thumbs down! But the veggies look good. :)

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15 Natalie San Luis April 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Yummy! You always go to the coolest local events.

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16 Hannah April 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Oh my heart, I recognise that street! :( and :)

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17 Molly April 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

That sounds like one of a kind entertainment

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18 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm

That looks like such a unique dance show!! I bet they were happy you and your camera showed up to capture it all on film!

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19 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm

That pizza is totally covered in veggies! Looks delicious and I love how they think about the vegans!

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20 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Love when pizza comes loaded with veggies instead of cheese. Not that we all would mind ;)

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21 Morgan April 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm

We have a place called “Slices” that serves just like this! Big slices heated up when ordered. I always get the greek salad slice (Artichokes, peppers, roasted tomatoes, olives, spinach, feta and greek dressing drizzle. Aaaaaamazing.

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22 Angel7 April 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm

My husband and I LOVE pizza! We will drive quite a ways for superb pizza.

I actually took a modern dance class in college. It was fun, but challenging.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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23 Nancy April 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Kath- I was a little surprised today when learning that my Great Harvest cookie would cost $1.80. The bread is so fantastic that I’ll keep going back but seems a little steep for one cookie (even if they are large). Are all the prices set for each store? Maybe you could make yours a little more reasonable!

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24 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Nancy,
All of the owners set their own prices based on their city’s market. They are all thoughtfully decided on – no one is trying to steal your money. I actually think the GH cookies are worth more like $2 because they are huge, made from freshly ground flour, and that, but we have not priced our bakery yet.

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25 cathyb@brightbakes April 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

I run a small artisan baking business from my home, and let me tell you…those (big!) cookies are definitely worth $2! I use only the highest quality “whole food” (and nearly 100% local) ingredients, and I put much time and love into the things I sell. It’s important to keep prices reasonable, but at the same time, one has to make a profit in order to stay in business too!! ;)
love,
cathy b.

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26 Baking Books April 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

Yeah, $1.80 is cheap for a big “home-made” bakery cookie.

If you go to a convenience store or crummy Dunkin Donuts or Tim Hortons you have to pay $2 for something that’s hard as a rock or basically butter.

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27 shannon April 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

and often not even butter! but some sort of “spread” or cheapy shortening. I sell at local farmers markets (soap) and love eating (and paying) for real food. while I can’t afford to maybe buy a dozen of those cookies, maybe 2 is really all I need when they are good for you and made with love. :) S.

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28 Tasha April 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm

BYO sparkling water? Did you make the water beforehand? It’s a very cool bottle!

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29 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Filled up my bottle from our keg!

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30 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley April 23, 2011 at 12:25 am

I love modern dance, it’s so beautiful. My roommate at art school was a modern dancer, and I envied her talent.
That pizza looks amazing!

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31 Lauren April 23, 2011 at 1:05 am

Ill never get tired of looking at good pizza. I even had a slice of it in my hand while reading this. Amys cheese pizza never lets me down.
And Im more of a drop it like its hot girl but Modern dance looks interesting too :)

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32 Khushboo April 23, 2011 at 2:01 am

We need mire pizza joints that sell by the slice. Sometimes a whole pizza just isn’t necessary to satisfy the craving!

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33 Simply Life April 23, 2011 at 5:42 am

oh a pizza with roasted veggies sounds wonderful!

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34 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 23, 2011 at 6:20 am

That pizza looks so good – love how it’s loaded with veggies. And what a neat show to end the evening!

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35 Meg April 23, 2011 at 6:26 am

Hey- that’s Catharine Birdsall… you looked great! Thanks for the pics of her dance!

Meg

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36 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Yep!

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37 Gemma April 23, 2011 at 6:27 am

Hi Kath,

I am a long time reader and I love your blog. But I gotta say that your use of the word “jipped” made me post. “Jipped” is actually “gyped” which is short for “gypsy” as in gypsies cheat people. It’s an ethnic slur that many people use without thinking about, but I get upset when I hear it or read it.

Take care,
Gemma

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38 M April 23, 2011 at 6:43 am

That was a really sweet and tactful way of bringing attention to your concern.

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39 Mom April 23, 2011 at 7:16 am

I never knew the origin of the expression. Good info!

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40 JenATX April 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

well said

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41 KathEats April 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

Blame Urban Dictionary! I actually Googled it and got so many ‘jipps’ that I kept it. Thanks for the polite correction :)

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42 Cyclist Kate April 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

Thank you for bringing this up! I know Kath wasn’t using it in a consciously derogatory way; it’s one of those slurs that most people don’t bother correcting–probably because we don’t have a huge Roma population here. It’s akin to saying “he Jewed me out of…”

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43 kris April 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Agreed! Kath, don’t know what your policy is on editing posts, but now that you’re in the know, perhaps you’d consider removing an ethnic slur (and a misspelled one at that) from your blog.

Also curious as to why you felt you didn’t receive your money’s worth from Christian’s–you said it was a big slice! Perhaps vegetarian pizza wasn’t the way to go if the intention was to get full off one slice.

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44 Liz April 23, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Definitely agreed! I do hope you will edit out the unintentional slur and replace it with a non-offensive word. I love thesaurus.com, so here are some alternatives!

bamboozled, bilked, cheated, deceived, duped, fleeced, flimflammed, gulled, hoodwinked, rooked, swindled, taken for a ride, tricked

On another note, those floor chairs look so interesting!

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45 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 23, 2011 at 6:51 am

That pizza looks amazing. I could eat some right now.. for breakfast. Dance show looks unique!

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46 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

I always LOVE a good night time snack!!

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47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 23, 2011 at 7:31 am

That pizza slice looks like it can barely hold all those toppings! The veggies look good, but that’s a bummer about the cheese.

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48 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

I took a modern dance class for an elective in college. It was so much fun! I’m super jealous that you got to go to that. I wish they had stuff like that in Huntsville.

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49 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

That pizza looks awesome. Look at all of those veggies!!! Wow. And I like pizza without cheese so that would have been perfect for me.

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50 Jumanah @ Healthy LIving in the Middle East April 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

Wow! Amazing pizza! There are so many veggies you dont need a salad! Yum!

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51 kate@ahealthypassion April 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

That pizza looks amazing too bad it was bland! Its been raining here like crazy too I dont know if it will ever end!

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52 Mary @ Bites and Bliss April 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

I love when pizza’s loaded with topping rather than cheese! Those slices looks perfect. And how cool they actually encouraged photography!

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53 Krissy - Shiawase Life April 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

I’ve never had Christian’s either…it somehow doesn’t appeal to me much!

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54 Amy April 23, 2011 at 8:47 am

CHRISTIANS!!!! Sorry you were underwhelmed. Would you believe I’ve been there 500,000 times and EVERY SINGLE TIME I’ve gotten a slice of pepperoni? I can’t move on from it …

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55 Abby April 23, 2011 at 11:33 am

That pizza looks great–bummer that the visual doesn’t match the taste!

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56 Suzanne @ continuing my education April 23, 2011 at 11:53 am

Bummer that you had a bad experience at Christian’s, I usually like their stuff, but I have to say that mellow mushroom is one of my favorites in Cville because of their dough! You don’t even have to get a pizza, just got get their dough rolls…yum!

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57 Allison @ Happy Tales April 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

Huh, that’s so neat that a show actually *asked for* pictures, it’s usually the opposite! So glad you have found yourself a page-turner :)

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58 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 23, 2011 at 6:09 pm

love veggie topped pizza!!

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59 Lauren April 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Totally agree about Christians…not sure why people in this town love it? Mellow Mushroom is much better, as is Dr. Ho’s! :)

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