The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli – 2617 Devine St. Columbia, SC
You’ve probably already been to The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli. With it’s amazing food and great, friendly service, it didn’t take long for locals and shortly after, The Food Network, to take notice of this gem. I would like to do the hipster thing and say that I discovered it right before it became huge. One Friday morning, I got up early, made my way over to Devine Street, and ordered 10 huge cinnamon rolls for the office. I met owner Jody Kreusch and even spoke to her about doing a food blog on the restaurant. She was enthusiastic about it, as was I, but things got in the way and I didn’t make it back over there … until now.
Pizza Party! Domino’s is doing better than you’d think.
Nothing conjures up feelings of childhood joy like a pizza party. I can still remember waiting with much anticipation and school for the rare treat of getting pizza in the afternoon for something that the class had won/accomplished. It maybe happened three times in my elementary school career, but nevertheless, it was awesome.
“I didn’t want to hang out with you because you were kind of a bummer to be around.”
I can feel the scar where those words stabbed into me ten years ago. I had gone through an awful season of depression and was finally coming out of the tunnel and into the light. I was at a place to start confronting everything that I didn’t have the energy or emotional stamina to deal with while enduring that dark night of the soul. So I asked my close friend, the friend that I had invested much into, why she bailed on me the night that we were supposed to go to a concert that I had been looking forward to seeing. Well, the day that she bailed, she told me that she’d rather watch TV with another friend instead of going to the concert that she had agreed to attend with me. She didn’t even bother to make up a good excuse. She just bailed for something and someone more appealing. The anger and hurt from that rejection was difficult enough. I still tried to make excuses for my friend though. Maybe she didn’t realize that I was going through a tough time. I’ve always been the steady one. Perhaps she couldn’t see past what I was supposed to be. After confronting with my question of why, I realized that she did know what was going on. And she didn’t care. It about sent me through the roof.
If you take a look at the news or worse, dare to venture out into social media where every theory and opinion can be found, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that the world is falling apart. People seem to be losing their minds and the only thing certain is uncertainty. Anxiety, depression, and panic are prevalent because our culture lends its hands to these monsters. Courage and resiliency are fading in our rear view mirrors as we drive down destructive roads.
On Sunday, August 20th, we’ll be handing out free solar eclipse sun glasses in Sunday School, and on Monday, August 21, you can come out to Washington Street parking lot and watch the main event. You can even enjoy some food from San Jose food truck. We hope you’ll join us in the celebration.
The Longest Total Eclipse on the East Coast
2 Minutes and 36 Seconds of 100% Total Eclipse
At 2:41 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, viewers who have gathered in the Greater Columbia, S.C., area will experience the longest period of 100% total eclipse for a metro area on the entire East Coast of the United States — ranging from 2 minutes and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 36 seconds of total darkness.
Experts estimate that this total solar eclipse will be the most watched eclipse in the history of the world as we know it. Only those in the “path of totality” will have the extremely rare, awe-inspiring experience of witnessing a 100% total eclipse.
The Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., initiative was created to serve as a central hub for information about experiencing the eclipse in the Midlands region of South Carolina. As a result, more than 120 eclipse-related events are being hosted across the region across the long weekend.