Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cat Days?

SO I know I am late on this whole Florence and the Machine thing. I resisted their music for so long until I heard this song....

Monday, February 14, 2011


I posted about her before.

She has an amazing voice. Soulful, enchanting and beautiful.

Enjoy on this day of love. And remember, in the true tradition of St. Valentines Day make certain to beat your significant other with the hide of a recently slaughtered animal.

Monday, February 7, 2011

I have a problem.

I have had it for a long time.

It is a sick addiction and it needs to stop.

I am addicted to nail polish.

My quest for the perfect polish started 3 years ago when I finally stopped incessantly biting my nails. I never realized, until I started trying difference polishes, how incredibly different each texture and color richness is. I now know what brand is sub par, which one is WAY too expensive for its quality, and which bargain polishes I love to take home with me from Walmart.

Enter - Essie.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Essie polishes and NOW that they are available in the full array of colors at Walmart I can't stop buying them. Yesterday, when I left the house to buy beer and avocados for the superbowl I spied this awesome color...

"Tart Deco"

And I just had to have it. Now, I am happily pounding away at my keyboard with fun and fresh coral finger nails. I can't wait until summer to proudly parade around with it on my toenails.

sigh - sandal weather.

Ok, so what am I listening to today? Something bizarro.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Legalize it...

"If you hate gay marriage it is really because you hate gay love..."

Human Rights is a huge passion of mine. I believe that we are all equal beings and therefore should all be afforded the same rights.

*Step on Soapbox*

One of these human rights issues I feel strongly about is the legalization of Gay Marriage. It angers me that people are so against it and I have trouble grasping why. It makes me sad that not everyone has the same ability to marry as I did and it exacerbates me that while a loving couple of the same sex that has been together forever can't get married but Britney Spears can get married for 55 hours. I mean really, is that the "sanctity of marriage" that everyone refers to?

* Step off Soapbox*

Ok, so I am done but I really want to leave you with a very moving speech by a young man in Iowa. I am still wiping the tears from my eyes.

And while I am at it I am hitting the "purchase now" button on this little ditty... I think it adequately expresses my feelings on the matter.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

What I can't get out of my head AND plans for next week....

Ok, so I know it has been awhile.

sorry. promise.

Right back at it.

I plan on blogging more from my blackberry. It is easier to do things on the go. I am going to do my first "live blogging event" ever during a concert I am going to next week. More about that later...

1. I have a song that has been stuck in my head for days. I love the song so the experience of not being able to get it out of my head is not SO terrible. In fact, it makes a great soundtrack while walking down the street....

This is it... Boyfriend by Best Coast. I do hope it gets lodged in your cranium just like me.
Check out their myspace (the only thing myspace is seemingly good for) and enjoy the video below:

# 2 - The husband and I are going on an impromptu road trip to Charlottesville, VA to see one of our favorite bands Dr. Dog. Every week when I get itchy and suffocated at work I check all the websites for venues in DC/VA/NC/PA to see if there are any bands coming we like within reasonable driving distance. Normally, the bands we like to see play in DC in the middle of the week so we can't go. This past week, I was looking at the website for The Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, saw Dr.Dog was coming and immediately took off work on Thursday so we could attend the concert Wed and stay in Charlottesville for a rambunctious night out.

Needless to say we are super excited PARTICULARLY because I just found out that ANOTHER awesome band, The Head and the Heart, is opening for them.

Soooooo excited. That will be my awesome blogging event. Duh! It will start 9 pm SHARP on 2/09/2011.

And I leave you with this....

a. The Head and the Heart - "Rivers and Roads"

b. Dr Dog - NPR Tiny Desk Concert...