Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Are you salivating yet?
I made these delicious chewy gingerbread and cream cheese cookies last week during a study break. Nothing like text book readings to put a girl into a baking mood. I modified a recipe from the multi-talented Bakerella after I was unable to find red velvet cake mix. Instead, I used spiced cake mix, added extra cinnamon and nutmeg, and used light butter and cream cheese for the filling.
The best part of all : They're so easy, quick, and affordable... you shouldn't even feel bad that I didn't give you one.
Nom, nom, nom.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Packed with cognition this week features: study tracks, comparing and contrasting, visualization, categorization, and inquiry.Hey Big Bang, Superhumanoids.
Great study song: Slow tempo, soothing voice, indiscernible lyrics.
Now time for some compare and contrast:
240/365: Little Bit, Lykke Li.
"I think I'm a little bit, little bit in love with you."
241/365: Little Bit, 50-Cent.
"All a nigga really needs is a little bit, not a lot baby girl but a little bit."
They're essentially the same song.
242/365: Balloons, Foals.
We fly balloons on this field called love.
243/365: Never Forget You, Noisettes.
Daydreamed what the main singer looked like and I was dead on! Vertically engaged hair and all!
244/365: Girls, Calvin Harris.
I like them tall girls, I like them short girls I like them brown hair girls, I like them blonde hair girls.
245/365: The Lemon Song, Led Zeppelin.
My favorite Zeppelin song. What's yours? #DontSayStairwayToHeaven
34 down, 18 to go!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Eclectic stamp collection from www.cutetape.com
Ladies in waiting dinner plates, from Antropologie
Benefit's so hooked on Carmella perfume.A poem to describe Carmella... when it comes to carmella don't ask and don't tell, a light touch has admirers under her spell. her sweet sensuality no one would guess, so exquisite, enticing... "an intimate caress."
Erica Domesek's DYI book P.S. - I made this....
Katy Perry's OPI line, with a black shatter lacquer. Too bad it's not even released until January.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My favorite Croatian song is Cesarica by Oliver Dragojevic (A Korculan like myself). The english translation of the title is Queen. Here is the best english translation I could find of the poem like lyrics. It's so beautiful, I nearly cry every time I hear it; it's basically our second national anthem.
The golden threads of the summer's dawn
have come to her room
to wake up my love
Let the light kiss her face
beautiful as a queen's
when I can't kiss her
The golden netting of her body
caught hold of my soul
just to through it back into the sea
every night before dawn
I enter her room
the white room of my grievances
My whole life I've been waiting for her
to find a way into her heart
My whole life my body has been without her
like a flower without water
A week of studying and partying culminates into this sporadic playlist. This was also in the midst of Halloween, Lily Allen's sad news, and Countess LuAnn's single drop!
231/365: Wilco The Song, Wilco.
Wilco singing about Wilco while I'm listening to Wilco.
232/365: Forget About Dre, Dr.Dre Feat. Eminem.
This hip-hop classic appears to be the only thing that actually makes me focus on MGST.
233/365: Thriller, Michael Jackson.
Would be Halloween pick, but it was belated due to my perpetual hangover.
234/365: Something Good Can Work, Two Door Cinema Club.
Something good can work, and it can work for you, and you know that it will.
236/365: F**k You, Lilly Allen.
What she has to say to certain Bieber fans. I love & support her, actually paid for both of her CDs! :)
237/365: Giving Up, Ingrid Michaelson.
The opposite of what you think the song will be about. This is real romance.
238/365: Money Can't Buy You Class, Countess LuAnn.
It also can't make your voice not sound like a drag queen. Hilarious. The Real Housewives are amongst the most entertaining women alive; click link for the amazing music video.
33 down, 19 to go!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Last year I featured a post about the beautiful festive aesthetic on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary. This time I actually took photographic evidence. So let's all forget about exams and credit card debt due to Christmas shopping, and feel warm and fuzzy, damn it!
The Spirit of Christmas is haunting us all, so you better be holly jolly.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Refreshing, a week of almost entirely new listens. Hate it when people keep their new finds to themselves up until the point when the song becomes popular and they pipe up about discovering it first. No alternative music superiority complexes here my friends, just some fresh beats. :)
224/365: Body of Years, Mother Mother.
Their songs give you the sense they're having fun playing together, thus spurring dance parties.
225/365: May You Never, Land of Talk.
Worthy of a Twilight Saga soundtrack, that really says a lot.
226/365: Repeaterbeater, Mew.
Sometimes I got nothing to say, nothing to sing about. (Improper grammar is only acceptable in song format.)
227/365: Love Lust, King Charles.
Never let a woman go, even when you know she can always be replaced, she can always be replaced.
228/365: Ambling Alp, Yeasayer.
Stick up for yourself son, never mind what anybody else does. This has been a PSA courtesy of me.
229/365: Change of Heart, El Perro Del Mar.
Under the category "Chamber Pop" on my iTunes Genius Mixes.
Def: Chamber Pop is a term used in reference to Indie Pop artists like Belle & Sebastian, who are influenced by the 60s Baroque Pop artists.
230/365: Get Some, Lykke Li.
You're very "likely" to love getting some.
32 down, 20 to go!
This week was edgy; ideal for describing me as a person.
217/365: On The Run, Sam Roberts.
Baby you got me on the run, you have me hiding from the sun.
This is our song and it is also great for running.
218/365: Wamp Wamp /Knife, Girl Talk remix.
This song makes me feel tougher than The Situation's Situation.
219/365: Santeria, Sublime.
This song reminds me of the coolest/kindest guy I used to work with in high school. He told me to read Of Mice and Men.
220/365: Cult Logic, Miike Snow.
A current study track. Made graphing cost relationships exponentially better. Also, it's an oxymoron, yay!
221/365: Rich Doors, New Villager.
Am I high or is this song uber freaking awesome? Perhaps both, uber.
222/265: Always Where I Need To Be, The Kooks.
Cause I'm always where I need to be, and always in the mood for The Kooks. This song always reminds me of my lovely celiac friend - SHOUT OUT!
223/365: We Are The People, Empire of the Sun.
We are the people that rule the world, bustling in every boy and girl.
31 down, 21 to go