Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
- Meandering the isles of Costco and sampling yummy little treats at every sample table.
- Singing in my car with the windows rolled down.
- Watching Tirzah (my pup) do speedy and frantic laps around my apartment after she gets a bath.
- Worshiping with my shoes off so my feet can feel the ground beneath me.
- Wearing yoga pants and my worn men's Hanes t-shirt around the apartment while I clean (AKA read, watch tv, and download new music)
- Eating hummus- creamy, delicious, melt in your mouth hummus.
- The feeling of inspiration.
- Getting random notes of encouragement from family and friends.
- My rough and callused fingers from playing guitar
- OH! Why my guitar of course! Its pretty, its old, and best of all- it was my dad's.
- Rice milk- its my latest and greatest beverage obsession.
- Honey facial masks... especially when it drips and a little drop of honey falls into my mouth. Yum!
- And finally, reading and writing poetry. It somehow makes my world feel more beautiful.
With all the hustle and bustle of this busy frantic life, it can be hard to remember the things that bring you joy- I encourage you to make a list. And please feel free to share it with me!! I'd love to know what brings you happiness.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
- I did NOT spend my entire morning at the doctors office finding out my splotchy, red, bumpy and itchy face is due to a yucky skin disorder I have called Perioral Dermatitis.
- I then did NOT spend hours on end arguing back and forth with the Walgreens pharmacist who refused to fill a simple prescription. And I did NOT literally consider reaching over the counter and strangling him with my bare hands until he handed over the drugs.
- I did NOT spend my afternoon lounging in sweat pants, a Flogging Molly t-shirt, my hair in a pony, with smelly face cream on my face while watching Kirstie Alley's new reality TV show "My Big Life".
- I did NOT convince myself that eating almond butter right out of the jar was totally normal.
- I did NOT go spend money I dont have on the new Joan Jett movie "The Runaways" this weekend simply because I'm obsessed with Joan and her kick butt guitar skills.
- I did NOT get caught in the car singing on the top of my lungs to Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee" by the creepy old man who pulled up next to me.
- I did NOT finally finish my box of frozen organic chocolate oreos that I swore I would save for when my niece and nephew came over.
- And finally, I did NOT leave the house wearing jeans that were so stretched out it looked like I was carrying a load in my pants simply because I was too lazy to do laundry.
**What did you NOT do today??**
I am sooo in love with this tattoo!
Time for another one perhaps??
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Loving the green nail polish- its strikingly unexpected.
I never start my morning without my cup of hot green tea. Delicious and good for you!
Although I almost never wear heals anymore, the girly side of me still lusts over a good pair of Christian Louboutin pumps... and this is quite simply a perfect shade of green.
Hello- cant get much better than green colored cupcakes.
Call me strange but I'm in love with this green gypsy caravan. I would totally live there!
This abandoned ferris wheel takes my breath away every time I see it. Its definitely quite magical!
Oh and How could I forget?!? St. Patricks Day wouldn't be complete without a little Irish music. Here is a clip of one of my many favorite bands, Flogging Molly.
I was privileged enough to see them in concert last summer, and yes- the concert and audience was just as crazy and lively as in this video....
Artist of the Week:
While I'll admit that my musical mood continues to remain in the Janis Joplin realm, you'll be happy to hear I've branched out and recently discovered a new artist I wanted to share with everyone. Her name is Jenny Lewis and everything about this girl- from her look, her sound, her guitar skills, and her moving performances- makes me want to live the life she leads. Jenny is both a solo artist as well as the lead vocalist and guitar player in the indie band Rilo Kiley. Previously a child actor, Jenny has been known to wear many hats in the industry, but perhaps her greatest is that of singer/songwriter. Her seductively mesmerizing and feminine vocals have captivated audiences world wide, while her often movingly honest lyrics make you feel as if she is bearing her soul to only you.
Here are two clips- one is a live performance of her hit single "Acid Tongue", while the second one is of her band Rilo Kiley singing "With Arms Outstretched".
So sit back and let Jenny's melodic sounds flow over you......
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
- I did NOT wake up at 2am this morning and wander into my kitchen for a midnight snack of frozen organic chocolate Oreo cookies- and I do NOT insist on using the word "organic" to make myself feel better when talking about my oreo cookie splurges.
- I did NOT scream out loud at my guitar this morning when attempting to play Angel from Montgomery for the millionth time!!
- I am NOT considering going to see a movie alone this afternoon in order to check off another item from my "To Do Before I Die List"
- I do NOT currently have a fridge full of nothingness due to my laziness when it comes to grocery shopping.
- I am NOT currently reading 3 different books at once because of my inability to choose just one and stick with it.
- I did NOT get extremely impatient and literally start tapping my foot at the old man in front of me at Dunkin Donuts who insisted on ordering coffee for what seemed like an entire army.
- And last but not least, I am NOT looking forward to watching Real Housewives of New York as the highlight of my week.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Any coffee shop that resembles an eclectic living room, contains walls covered in local art, has killer chai tea lattes, and live music every Friday and Saturday night, is considered a little slice of heaven in my book.
After Hob Nobs, Kalie and I ventured into our favorite used book store where we picked up an arm full of books to purchase and wept over all the ones we had to leave behind. I walked away with three fabulous finds, including-
1. A beautiful old hard cover version of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. To top it off, this specific copy is of Emily Bronte's unedited original version.... I couldn't contain my excitement when I laid eyes on it.
2. An even older hard cover version of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, which includes two alternate endings Dickens originally wrote before deciding upon the ending he would eventually publish.
3. And finally, a copy of Dubliners by James Joyce.
But before I left the store, something in the corner caught my eye, and behold it was love at first sight! What was it you ask??? Only the single handed greatest collection of music to ever exist-
Yes, thats right I'm talking about the incredible 25 year anniversary box set of Woodstock 69'. Not only does it include a book of pictures from the epic concert, but it also contains four discs of every live song played at Woodstock, plus a disc of previously unreleased material!!!! Ahhh!!! I almost cried. And to top it off I only paid $20 when it retails for approximately $130.
(This is the only picture I could find of the outside of the box- it doesn't do it justice!)
After my adventures at the used book store, Kalie and I settled into our comfy clothes and watched a few movies while lounging on my couch. It was a glorious day indeed.
Friday, March 12, 2010
SPRING BREAK YOU SAY!?!?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
The only thing I love more than classic rock n' roll, are women who can actually play classic rock n' roll! There's something empowering about a woman who isn't scared to pick up an electric guitar and jam with the boys.
If you dont know who Suzi Quatro is- you should! When Suzi came onto the music scene in the early 70's, she rocked the world like no woman had before. Suzi quickly became an idol for women aspiring to make their mark in the music world- including Joan Jett who as a teenager used to sit outside Suzi's hotel hoping to get just a glance of Suzi passing by. Joan eventually became notoriously known for copying Suzi's signature look of performing on stage in all leather- something no woman before Suzi had ever done.
What I admire most about Suzi is her grounded and down to earth perspective on life. In an recent interview Suzi was quoted as saying,
"My father instilled a professional attitude in me, that this is a job, so I'm able to leave it all up there and come off the stage and be normal. This is what a lot of people get wrong. You dont need to live the rock star life off-stage, it's boring. Leave it where it belongs and be normal."
Pictures of my new and improved apartment coming soon...
Monday, March 1, 2010
Oh how I wish we could all escape life for but a moment in time and fall down the magical rabbit hole. Wonderland is my ultimate fantasy.... I want to explore it.
And in honor of such an event, I've decided to take it upon myself to explore Alice's world of wonder by reading Lewis Carroll's classic novels, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I couldn't help myself from buying the book when I laid eyes on this beautiful copy-