Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Lists: Stuff that Annoys Me

  1. The term "stinkin' cute"
  2. when people don't cut the temporary stitches holding the back vent of their coats/jackets closed

2009 Lists: Places Visited

  1. Portland, OR
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. Pocantico Hills, NY
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. Kalamazoo, MI
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Long Branch, NJ
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Nashville, TN
  10. Dublin, Ireland (forthcoming)
  11. Paris, France (forthcoming)

2009 Lists: Live Music Events

  1. Peter, Bjorn and John record release party at the W Hotel
  2. Ratatat at Terminal 5
  3. Flight of the Conchords at Radio City Music Hall
  4. Peter, Bjorn and John at the Hard Rock
  5. Doves at Terminal 5
  6. School of Seven Bells at Bowery Ballroom
  7. The Thermals at Bowery Ballrom
  8. The Decemberists at Radio City Music Hall
  9. Gang Gang Dance and TV on the Radio at Prospect Park Bandshell
  10. Fever Ray at Webster Hall
  11. Kings of Leon at the Izod Center
  12. Justin Townes Earl and Dan Auerbach at Webster Hall
  13. Camera Obscura at Music Hall of Williamsburg
  14. Ghostland Observatory at Terminal 5

Post Blizzard!

This photo was taken from my sleeping loft, looking out at our outdoor space. Might not be the easiest to see, but there is a good foot of snow! Yaaaaaay! More on the way today.

I woke up early this morning after having a nightmare about putrid, furry poisonous beetles living in the corners of my imaginary country home, bought some of the Rodarte for Target line, and I'm planning on spending the rest of my morning bundled up in bed, sipping Stumptown with vanilla Silk, knitting a hat for my special one, popping the cocoa rum balls my friend gave me on Friday, and reading Sedaris' When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

Monday, December 07, 2009

move with your lover

The evening of December 5 was a celebratory night for us. We went to see Ghostland Observatory at Terminal 5. What a fantastic time! Those two guys really make a crowd go crazy, and their set was so tight.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Live at the Apollo

My special one and I had an amazing evening on November 24 in order to kick off the Thanksgiving weekend. We went to see Dreamgirls at the Apollo Theatre -- my first time inside the Apollo! We started the evening with a quick drink at the famous Lenox Lounge, then headed over to catch the show. We has an incredible time! Wow, everyone in the show was so talented, and the music was terrific. It almost inspired me watch the movie version. Almost.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Strength Hat

I just finished this hat (thanks for the free pattern, Smariek!) for a friend of my boyfriend, who's fighting cancer and in real need of a bone marrow treatment.

We've also joined the Be the Match registry to hopefully save someone's life who is in similar need.

Registering is super easy, and it's a great thing to do.
You can sign up online, and within a few days you'll get a kit in the mail that you send back to the National Bone Marrow Donor Program for them to process to see if you're a match. To complete your kit, all you have to do is swab the inside of your cheek with the provided cotton swabs, seal the kit, and put it in the postage-free envelope. Then, you wait to hear if you're a match for one of thousands of people in need of a life-saving marrow transplant.

Wouldn't it be great to give someone a second chance at life for the holidays this year?

Here's a great video of Joshua and his brother going golfing the day before his bone marrow biopsy. His positivity and sense of humor are really inspiring. Watch!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

kimchi jigae

It's not your average American chicken noodle soup! Kimchi Jigae is a crave-worthy treat that I indulge in at my favorite Korean restaurant year-round. Now I'm gonna try making a big pot of it at home, thanks to this post!

via Daren