Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Few Favorites From Resort

LANVIN-Love the hair and the shoulders on that trench!!
THAKOON- Colors! 
MATTHEW WILLIAMSON-Again, the colors are beautiful. But I love these pants too, how fun!
STELLA McCARTNEY- Cape coat and shorts!! 

Friday, May 14, 2010

Throw Your Back Into it!

What am I obsessing about these days?? Oh just this RuckSack from Filson. Only the most perfect backpack EVER. Clean, classic, manly, with out being like REI water bottle/parachute/sleeping bag/and inflatable water raft all-in-one...back pack. I mean really, who needs that? I will make this pretty little pack mine, just you wait and see! I'll find all sorts of things to put in it: Lunches for work, weekend getaway over night bag, weekend exploring bag, oh the options are endless, ENDLESS! Okay, over and out. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rant Wednesday

Confession time. I have been passive aggressively hating tupperware for quite some time now. Every body owns it, I may even have a few pieces here and there that were bought when I graduated high school and braved college for the first time. I get it I guess, I mean storing food, whatever. But honestly, let's talk... I was doing the household dishes today and tupperware was spilling, SPILLING out of every nook and cranny of my kitchen! Why so much tupperware?? It's so hard to stack, I try placing it neatly in the cupboard and it inevitably comes crashing down in a cloudy plastic mess on the floor. You can never find the right lid because there's like a million different sizes and shapes..each requiring a different blue lid. Which brings me to my next question: Why is tupperware all the same color? It's like putting together one of those forest jigsaw puzzles. ANNOYING! Sigh...

And then there's the tupperware parties. That's right, PARTIES CENTERED AROUND TUPPERWARE! (shaking head in disapproval). Women have got some seriously wacky ideas of fun.

Well, that made me feel a little better. I won't hate you for loving tupperware, or using it, or packing your lunch in it, or whatever, but just know that from now on, I will aggressively hate tupperware. It should fear me when I'm on dishes week. That is all.

Dramatic much? Maybe a little.....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Things I came across that wouldn't be too bad to own.

Need I explain???
Taxidermy Mice finger puppert!!! found here. Hehehehehe!
Wood Log ipod Speaker
Marubeni Infotec wooden keyboard.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Post about Beer.

I realized that I have never really done a post about my favorite beers. Why? No clue. I'm slacking, clearly. I was never a beer person, in fact the very smell made me a little sick to my stomach. Then one night I was at a get together and I had a beer, I actually can't even remember what kind it was...It was in a green bottle which leads me to believe that it was cheap and probably not something that I would order now. But I will be forever grateful to that beer because after that I fell in love. My family loves wine and I spent the last few years going to vineyards and tasting and learning about different wines. I enjoy it, but not completely. In fact, I'm actually sort of a wimp when it comes to wine--I favor the whites and blushes. But with beer, I just started trying different ones and completely fell in love with it. I can pick out the flavors and understand it so much more then I can understand wine. I came to realize the I love hoppy beer. If it's got a nice bitter flavor then I'm sold. I also really like stouts and porters which probably comes from my love of coffee...that's a completely different story. The only type of beer that I have tried and have yet to get into are the sours. I just can't enjoy them. I tried I really did...
I started home brewing which has been a great new hobby and really educational. I find that for me, I need to do something or make something if I really want to learn about it. It helps me understand it so much more and I can appreciate it better. I don't really know where I'll go with brewing, but for now I'm just enjoying new styles and slowly trying new things. Thus in a round about way, bringing me to the actual point of my blog post: Some of my favorite beers. Not an exclusive list, but more of a "this-is-what-came-to-me-off-of-the-top-of-my-head..list". It's not exactly well rounded because I don't have all of my favorite types included, but they are for sure my go to beers and a few new ones that I've recently tried and enjoyed.

#1. Three Philosophers. This beer is so enjoyable to drink and is really well rounded. There are no over powering flavors which makes it a great beer to enjoy with food in my opinion.
#2. Moylans Hop Sickle Imperial Ale. I about died and went to heaven the first time I had this beer. Oh man. Probably by far the hoppiest most hop-tastic beer I've ever had. A real kick in the pants.
#3. Pliny The Elder. This is a beer that I just recently tried. My friend and beer lover Jake told me about it originally. On Sunday I went to Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, and noticed that they had it on tap...HELLO! Had to get it. It has a flavor that I can't quite pin point...but I like it. Maybe one of the best IPA's I've ever had. There's talk of a Pliny the Younger coming out soon and I'm pretty stoked to find it on tap somewhere.
#4. Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale. Juuuust had this beer tonight actually. They had it on tap at Belmont Brew Company in Long Beach. Jake told me about this one too! A really nice Pale Ale. The bartender had me try their house pale ale, but realllly wasn't digging it. The house Pale was very bitter but in a bad way... Now don't get me wrong, I love bitter but it didn't have enough flavor or aroma to back it up. It was almost watery bitter...ew. But this one was spot on. Really flavorful and enjoyable.
#5. Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. HAD TO INCLUDE THIS! Probably up there in my top 3 all time favorite beers. So full and wonderful and chocolaty. I just brewed a russian imperial stout and I'm really excited to try it. I bought a 4 pack of Rasputin to taste with my home brew so I can compare and contrast. Pretty excited about that.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head

When it rains, it pours. And it floods. And I play in the puddles and make rainy day mixes.

1. Kettering..........The Antlers
2. My Halo...........Atlas Sound
3. People Are Strange..........The Doors
4. Knotty Pine.............Dirty Projectors+David Byrne
5. It Never Entered My Mind...........Chet Baker
6. Lullbye.........Azita
7. Nude.............Radiohead
8. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.......Burt Bacharach

Check out our rain puddle pictures on Blinking Against The Brightness.