Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
I. Sufjan Stevens - The Friendly Beasts
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
- An odd or fanciful idea; a whim.
- A quaint or fanciful quality: stories full of whimsy.
[Probably from whim-wham, fanciful object.]
1. Vashti Bunyan - Glow Worms
2. Chantal Goya - Un Lapin (A Rabbit)
3. Butterfly Ball - Love is All
4. Joanna Newsom - Monkey & Bear
5. Theme from Amelie
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
i've been saving this jar for no reason.
the other day i saw this really green patch of moss on the side of the road
and knew i wanted to plant it somehow and keep it for myself.
I googled directions to make a terrarium and boom.done.
i have a portable piece of earth.
How I did it (which may not be the correct way):
1. Put glass marbles in the bottom for drainage. I used the kind you would put in a candlescape thingy.
2. (this is where you put the layer of spanish moss) I skipped that step.
3. Dump in a lil' potting soil.
4. Take a spade with you and dig up some moss on the way to work and put it in a ziplock bag.
5. Tamp down the moss onto the potting soil.
6. Find pretty things to decorate it. I used mushroom cupcake picks i bought on etsy quite a while ago.
i kinda love it.
Gin Wigmore - SOS
she added meh on myspace today. i love her.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
makes about 8 cups
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (should be free of added sugar)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Prepare a clean paper shopping bag or oversized mixing bowl. Heat a large heavy pan over medium heat and film the bottom with vegetable oil. Add the popcorn, shake to distribute, then put a lid on the pan. Leave a small crack for steam to escape. When the popcorn starts popping, shake vigorously to make sure the kernels pop evenly. When the popping slows, take the pan off the heat.
Pour the popcorn into the paper bag or bowl to cool, being careful to leave any unpopped kernels in the pan. Coated with peanut butter caramel, the unpopped kernels are a serious tooth hazard. Lightly salt the popcorn to taste.
Mix the honey and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for a couple minutes, then remove from the heat and add the peanut butter. Stir vigorously until all the peanut butter is melted, then mix in the vanilla.
Immediately pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn and stir with a long-handled wooden spoon until it's all coated. Once it's mixed you can put it in a serving bowl. Cover tightly after it's cooled.
---AustraliaCore---JOSH PYKE: Lines On Palms
Monday, September 15, 2008
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow
Monday, September 08, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
1. Kate Nash - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (Black Kids Cover)
2. Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
3. Kate Nash - Fluorescent Adolescent (Arctic Monkeys Cover - Live Lounge)
4. Arctic Monkeys - Flourescent Adolescent
5. Kate Nash - Men's Needs (Live)
6. The Cribs - Men's Needs
i'm sort of obsessed this week, eh?
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
We've already come to the realization that I'll read anything. I actually started this book out of curiosity, we started selling merch for it at the store I work in. I had no intention to enjoy it, or even finish it for that matter. I just wanted to see what the hype was about and see if it could in fact fill the hole that "the boy who lived" left in my life last year.
I was pleasantly surprised when i couldn't put this book down. At all. I read it @ work, @ home, in the car, and anywhere else I could find a few minutes. It's not a literary masterpiece, Stephanie Meyer isn't going to be the Joyce Carol Oates or anything like that, but the god damned story is sooooooooo good. I'm not going to spoil it for everyone and talk about the story (but if you've read it and want to chat, leave a comment!). I finished it in a couple of days and started the next book in the series already.
and if that not enough for you knitters...
yarn in colorways named after Bella's hometown:
Forks-Twilight II @ Septembrina
Shades of Forks from the Twilight Saga.
"This is what I think Bella sees when she looks out her window in the mornings. Thick fog and dense shades of spruce. Better put on a nice pair of socks."
And Ravelry Groups:
Twilight Saga Fans
Twilight Saga Fans Book Club
But there's also a movie coming out:
so just go read it? okay?
Monday, August 04, 2008
1. Antony And The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
2. Antony & The Johnsons - Fistful of Love (ft. Lou Reed)
3. St Vincent - Jesus Saves. I Spend
4. Au Revoir Simone - Sad Song
5. Tori Amos - Siren
6. Mono - Life In Mono
7. Sarah Blasko - Planet New Year
8. Bat For Lashes - Whats A Girl To Do
9. Gotye - Hearts A Mess
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Screen Printed Wool Log Pillow @ myimaginaryboyfriend
Simple Oilcloth Lunchbag in Faux Bois @ RickRackQueen
Acorn Pillow @ littleredfox
I frogged the jaywalker again and a charade (sorry sandra!). I think my feet must be getting fat or something??? I dunno? I really need to make a new pair a socks or at least get to darning the old ones.
I've been really busy lately, hanging on Flylady's every word. It's pretty much an orgnizational/housecleaning program through e-mail. It tells you what to clean, when to clean it and why. The best part is, NOTHING TAKES MORE THAN 15 MINUTES!!!!! I know it sounds sort of crazy, but it works! We run a small e-bay business(thriftyfashion.com) from our spare room and everything just started to become sort of overwhelming until I found this. I feel so calm knowing a clean house is only 15 minutes away.
I've started a few new projects here and there, went to a few shows and bummed around for a little, but I'm alive. I swear.
Bat For Lashes - Whats a Girl To Do
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
I walk to and from work a lot.
I live right across the street and it takes about ten minutes.
It's like a lil' adventure everyday.
I have to crawl through some bushes and climb through a hole in a fence.
(this is the lil' secret passage)
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi - Isle of Wight 1970
Monday, June 30, 2008
and then frogged it...
1. ALWAYS do a gauge swatch.
2. Just because you're really thin, doesn't mean you should just go for the smaller size.
3. Everyone in BloGLanD is telling the truth, Jaywalkers are really that tight.
I've been sort of busy, and it seems like not as many folks are reading my blog. Maybe if I write really trashy stuff about celebrities, or post pictures of political figures in scandalous positions more people will stop by??? Suggestions? anyone?
City and Color - The Girl
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was a freshman in high school. I watched romeo & juliet almost everyday, listened to Bush and Marylin Manson, painted my fingernails to look edgy, tap danced, stayed up late to watch sanford and son, never washed my hair, and made sandwiches to fund my adidas problem. I had it all figured out then.
2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
I took a picture of my actual to-do list for the day:
3) Snacks I enjoy:
-Crackers! any type really.
-Nuts (cashews are my faves)
-Cheese, the lil' round ones dipped in wax...
4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
I would buy a farm in France, put enough away to buy flour and soap and get rid of the rest. To live self sustained is worth all the money in the world.
5) Places I have lived:
Oh god, lets start at the begining:
-Northern New Jersey
-New York City
6) Jobs I have had:
-Stockboy @ 5-7-9
-Stockboy @ Ross
-Sales Associate @ PacSun
-Sales Associate @ H&M
-Keyholder @ The Body Shop
-KeyHolder @ Rack Room Shoes
-Co-Manager @ Journeys
-Asst. Manager @ Hot Topic
7) Bloggers I am tagging who I will enjoy getting to know better:
Yarn Ball Boogie
Me, Myself and Kai
Subdue it with a Sweater
I May Be Knitting a Ranch House
and anyone else thats wants to...
---Music From 10 years ago---
Bush - Glycerine
Thursday, June 05, 2008
I've seen this on a couple of blogs today, I couldn't resist.
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.
everyone should do this. just sayin.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
I've been having the worst trouble the past weeks with my ISP!!!! Don't worry! I haven't run away and joined a cult.... yet.
I did, however, have some time to finish and old WIP. I bought the pattern from Mochimochi land about a year ago, the yarn more than 6 months ago during that yarn crawl, and started about two months ago. I'm such a slacker sometimes.
Pattern Source: Uh-oh's @ Mochimochi Land
Needles: Fiddlesticks Size 4 Bamboo DPN's
Materials: Rowan Scottich Tweed $ p-ly, Felt, Plastic eyes with anchors, and fiberfill.
Time: way too long, not because the patterns was hard or complex, just because I'm lazy.
loved: how god damned cute they are.
hated: you'll see, if you buy the pattern (i don't want to give away the secret).
I've started some Jaywalkers (about 4 times!) and keep missing an important part of the math in the pattern. I'm going to go look on Ravelry and see if I can figure out what I'm doing wrong. I keep ending up with missing stitches.
It's been a billion degrees in my house all week, the air breaks every year. DH says it's a rite of spring. I can barely function in the heat, let alone sleep. I'm one of those folks who wraps themselves up in the comforter regardless of how hot it is. I just can't get comfortable without it.
I'm sort of procrastinating, Tuesday is cleaning day and I haven't even finished half of the to-do list. I guess I should go vacuum...
Devendra Banhart - At the Hop