Monday, March 25, 2013
Laugh - Unabashedly crude and completely hilarious as always. I will admit, I am totally guilty of it myself. These ladies are amazing. Fade Away, by Garfunkle and Oates.
Listen - It may be because the procrastinator in my relates so well, but I'm loving the video. So Watch it too. :) Ne Me Quitte Pas, Regina Spektor.
Learn - Ever wonder what the differences between jam, jelly, and preserves are? Jelly is made from fruit juices, jam is made from crushed fruit, and preserves have fruit chunks in juice or jam. Marmalade is actually a preserve made from a citrus fruit. Please promise you won't use this information to pretentiously correct someone if they call one the other.
Eat - Avocado toast. Easy, healthy, and filling. And you can put anything you want on it. Avocado is so bland it's a perfect base for any sort of topping. Do it so I can love you long time. Get your head out of the gutter - I meant in the sense that I love you and want you to be around for a long time.
Pic: Fancy chrysanthemum from the Botanical Gardens Japanese c-mum show last year.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Did you notice what beautiful weather we had about a week ago? In the words of Paul Revere, "Spring is coming! Spring is coming!!!!" (I imagine that's how he made all his announcements. Can you imagine what an annoying kid he must have been?)
Do -The world's rarest beer now in Brooklyn. I don't know what most of these words are, and all beer tastes like fizzy dirty water to met, but I'm sure someone out there might be interested.
Listen - Just another cute song. You Picked Me, A Fine Frenzy.
Learn - Did you know that Edison didn't actually invent the light bulb?
Laugh - Spring is almost here!!
And the Happiest of Birthdays to the Hottest of Tockets (Ramoses)!!!!
Picture of students soaking up the first warm, sunny day of the new year.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Plus, Mondays suck. This would give you, my imaginary readers, something to look forward to!
Help - This isn't a volunteer opportunity, but it is an awesome reason to get a really cool painting. When someone compliments a piece of art in your house whether because they mean it or because, like me, you have no TV and they feel like they need to fill the that sad void with idle chatter, how cool would it be to explain JoJo's story instead of "I got it at Target." Hit up the folks at Wellspring Trust if you're interested!
Listen - This is exactly exactly the song I would write if I had such abilities. Instead, I write silly rap songs about work. As awesome as they are, I don't think it'll get me a Taylor Swift-like following with the tween markets. The Quiz, Hello Saferide.
Wear - I couldn't figure out how to get to the collection preview on her site, so the Pinterest page will have to do. Doesn't it make you excited for Spring?!?!
Learn - Ever wonder how folks got up before alarm clocks existed?
I made the banana cookies I posted last weekend. No, they weren't as good as real cookies, but real cookies are filled with butter and sugar, and that's tough to beat. Still, I'll probably keep making these banana nuggets for snacks, and a to-go breakfast. So easy!
Pic is of my friend Kim, President of Wellspring Trust, with the artist currently known as JoJo