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a dirty hippie summer

photo by steven walter

photo by steven walter

what happens when 2 of your friends set out to do their dream job, then actually accomplish it…you get really jealous, and then super stoked for them! check out the words of lindsay colip and photos from steven ‘walt’ walter. this is what they’re doing: 64 days. 12 countries. 5 music festivals. 2 radiohead shows. 2 friends. 1 global goal: To inspire people to travel abroad, see international music festivals and become more compassionate, understanding human beings.

check them out on jambase or SPIN Earth

leave them some love about what you think and get inspired

July 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm 1 comment

HGTV Dream Home Giveaway Sweepstakes

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May 12, 2009 at 10:26 am Leave a comment


May 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm 1 comment

bicycles bicycles!


national bike to work week is may 11-14! and bike to work day is may 14. i better get a tote bag this year as i have missed the freebies in the past…and to quote erin, joe and tracy from previous years, “free stuff!” so get on your whips everyone. more details to come.


May 6, 2009 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

This makes me so so happy

breakfast_club_danceDo yourself a favor and watch this. At least twice. Borrowed from here (love her) and watched several times over on Youtube

It’s someone’s clever remake of Phoenix’ song lisztomania done to a mash up of brat pack movie scenes. Sentimental and rad.

Sammy Baker Davis Jr approves!


May 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm Leave a comment

I’m mad about French!

I am having a great time reading about Julia Child’s experience in France in the book Julia Child My Life in France Highly recommend and it has gotten me to want to try all these proper french recipes!

My first attempt was at a classic beurre blanc and I followed the recipe that Julia mentions in the book. It is oh so good and very simple to make. Also goes great on anything! Poached salmon and green beans were the vessels I used but I would be willing to bet that beurre blanc would be awesome on steak, potatoes just about anything!

Ok so the recipe:

I halved the normal recipe as it was just for me. And sadly I was able to easily eat all of this, including one whole stick of butter, in 2 days. Yum.

Over a heavy enameled saucepan heat up:
1/8 cup of dry white wine (recommend drinking while doing this as well)
1/8 white wine vinegar
1 small shallot finely chopped
and cook until reduced by about half and is thick. then the fun part!
add in one stick of cold butter, one Tbsp at a time over very low heat and mix thoroughly. Add some salt and black pepper (they say to add white but I simply HATE white pepper) The sauce will become thick and rich. The whole process takes less than 10 minutes and the result is out of this world good.

Enjoy! My next attempt will be a Bouillabaisse (as in the book right now she is in Marseilles and enjoying all the seafood). I’ll post on this when the time comes.

I didn’t take my own photo of my meal but it almost looked like this. Except that mine was salmon instead of scallops. Use your imagination.


April 28, 2009 at 10:55 am 4 comments

outside lands lineup annouced

check the line up here

haven’t decided if i’ll go or not this year after last years shit show. but luckily its just steps from my apartment…maybe i’ll just listen.

April 13, 2009 at 9:57 am 1 comment

Palm Springs Countdown: 18 days !!!

The girls of 27 North Congress circa 2005 are all headed to sunny Palm Springs (that’s in California, not Florida) in a mere 18 days and I think it’s high time we start thinking about some important aspects of the trip. Namely, what we will be cooking and eating. Oh and drinking.


March 31, 2009 at 12:49 pm 1 comment

black miroir-noir

arcade fire is set to release a much anticipated documentary, april 6th. miroir-noir is directed by vincent moon. arcade fire is one of my favorite bands and i believe will stay that way permanently. see them live. check it out, i definitely will be.

March 30, 2009 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Another installment of Tuesday Tunage!

Hey kids! I don’t have anything new of sorts but I am enjoying KEXP today and here is what they played the last hour and how I feel about it:

Bon Iver- Skinny Love. Really enjoy them, totally pleasant but please please if you are going to say their name, esp on the radio, make an effort to pronounce it correctly. It’s like bone eever. Does that help? Not bon eye-ver.

Interpol- don’t much care for them. Sorry.

The Cure- End. A good one, always welcome The Cure to any playlist.

The Decemberists- The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid. Over it. Can’t tolerate the voice anymore.

Chin Chin- Stay. Honestly didn’t even notice it playing so can’t be good or bad.

Hot Chip- Ready for the Floor. Love Hot Chip most of the time. Fun and dancy even if sitting at your desk in a cold cold office.

Okkervil River- So Come Back, I am waiting. Not sick of his voice yet, not even a little. Still remember the first time I saw them under the Corson bridge in Georgetown, good stuff.

The big winner of this set? I’m going to have to give it to Hot Chip because it made the 4 minutes while it was playing fun for me to be sitting here. So congrats to Hot Chip! See you soon I hope! hot_chip

Tune it up today!


March 24, 2009 at 9:58 am Leave a comment

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