Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
At first, I was thinking that school was awful. But I spent a little while at home that afternoon with relatively little to do, and it was a horror to sit around with nothing to do but contemplate your fate. Thankfully, I had plans that night with the Grandmother. Even distractions from her were welcome.
Then came the moment of truth, I opened my email, and there it was. College is tapping in to cyber methods of informing their students of acceptances these days, so I was sent the standard brief message, and then a link to a ridiculous video. The film was made up of haikus about the school, followed by haikus making fun of the haikus, that's how the intellectuals work.
Later this week or early next week I should be getting a nice fat envelope in the mail as follow up. They send confetti in their acceptance letters. So by now, the only reason you're bothering to re(e)d this is because I have yet to inform you as to which school I will be attending next fall. Here's a clue, it's in the previous sentence. YAY REED!
(oh and parts of it do look like Harry Potter)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
One of us was ACCEPTED!!!! Now I wont tell you who.. because she might want to say it herself. But I am most certainly jealous of her hearing so early. Yes, it's my own fault I didn't apply early decision (ED), but the anxiety is demolishing me. Soon I will be a shell of a girl. Yes, I am very lovely to speak with in the wintertime. I kid, though. But really, I just want them to accept me already.
Thus, to ward of college stress, I give you some of my good ol' top fave music hits. Enjoy!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Despite my love of yoga, classes in this area are freaking expensive. Yet lately, with a little more free time, and a need for some downright relaxation, I'm turning to the internet for my practices. I've searched the yoga podcasts high and low for something that will suit my needs, and think I've finally found it.
However, have no fear, if you want something totally hardcore and intense, there's also Power Yoga with Dave Farmar. His classes are long and strenuous, I have yet to complete one. But it's definitely a goal to work toward.
For a good video, check out YOGAmazing, with Chaz Rough
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
And of course, we wish everyone the best of Thanksgiving holidays.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Hopefully when the video comes out it will be much better than the hot mess that is "Video Phone."
Seriously. I've watched that video several times now and I am still so confused.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
So the whole idea behind habit is photograph bits and pieces of their daily lives in order to celebrate their daily lives, and ultimately make a habit out of such an activity.
Each month, Molly and Emily post their own photos, as well as hosting various extended guests.
Along with each photo is a sentiment about the day, perhaps a description or meditation.
Each photographer's mutual moments of chaos and peace are an excellent way to document the passage of time.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
So while looking for some fresh new recipes I stumbled across these bloggers that are very inventive and experimental in their food choices.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
According to wikipedia, Coconut Records is Jason Schwartzman's solo music venture that he started back in '06 and signed to his own record label, Young Baby Records. His newest CD Davy came out this past January and "Microphone" (video above) is his latest single.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Here's the video to "Bad Romance."
And "Dance in the Dark"
And "Alejandro" (my favorite, it's been on repeat)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Anywhys, I'm pretty sure I've mentioned Little Boots before, but here's her single "Earthquake."
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Also, check out my cool ring. My friend made it from hot glue by making little circles of glue on a slab of marble.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Lizstomania, by Phoenix
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Homemade Candy Corn
- makes about one pound of candy corn -
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup salted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
red and yellow food coloring
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the sifted confectioners' sugar and powdered milk. Set to the side.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Once it reaches the boiling point, reduce heat to medium and continue stirring for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the vanilla extract and remove from heat.
3. Add the confectioners' sugar and powdered milk mixture to the wet ingredients; stir well until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated and smooth.
4. Let the dough cool until it is firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes to an hour (I just let it cool in the saucepan).
5. Divide the dough into three equal parts and set each third into a separate bowl. Add 2 to 3 drops of yellow food coloring to one dish, one drop of red and two drops of yellow to another dish, and leave the remaining dish uncolored. Knead the dough to which you have added food coloring until the color is even (you may want to use gloves to ensure that you don't stain yourself). If the dough is feeling very soft or sticky, you may want to chill the dough for about 20 minutes in the refrigerator before proceeding with the next steps.
6. On top of a sheet of waxed paper or parchment paper, use your hands to roll each color of dough into a long, slender rope. You can roll it out to your desired thickness: for larger candies, make each rope thicker; for smaller candies, make each rope thinner.
7. Line the three ropes of dough together: white, orange, and yellow. To ensure that they will stick together, lay a piece of waxed paper on top and give them a very gentle rolling with a rolling pin. You just want to adhere them, not to flatten them.
8. Using a very sharp knife, cut the dough into triangles. Keep a damp cloth nearby so that you can wipe off the knife if it begins to get a candy residue. This method will result in half a batch of traditionally colored candy corn and half a batch with yellow tips (it's OK—they taste the same). Let the finished kernels sit for an hour or two (do not stack them on top of one another as they will stick together!) to become firm.From Cakespy
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Until then, I have searched the surface (there are so many collages to choose from) and brought you my favorites so far. Notice my love of Taylor Momsen? Did anyone remember her from How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Hint: Cindy Lou-Who.
(LOUBS guys, need I say more)