Month: August 2010

31 Aug 2010

Song of the Day

The Boxer Rebellion – Evacuate

I was so confused when I tried to search for the video of this song because I kept typing in The Boxcar Rebellion. For some reason, I was strongly reminded of my childhood book series. Anyways, this band is fantastic. At this point in time, I cannot recall which band they remind me of, but I enjoy their music so that’s good enough for me. They were featured several times in the new Drew Barrymore and Justin Long romantic comedy, “Going the Distance,” and I think that was a big break for them. There were three songs played, but this one is my favorite!

30 Aug 2010

The Heidelberg Project

The other night I was having dinner with my friend Megan when she started telling me about The Heidelberg Project. Tyree Guyton decided to renovate a a two-block area in a deserted Detroit neighborhood by giving it a splash of color. The neighborhood has since become a sort of outdoor exhibit for locals as well as tourists. The artist, Tyree, has been working to preserve this neighborhood for 24 years now and is taking a stand to show that what is lost does not have to be forgotten. This neighborhood has had the opportunity to live on and become more beautiful than ever. I think the place looks like an endless playground! Can you honestly say that there is anywhere else in the country resembling this neighborhood?

Tyree w/ his community of supporters.


30 Aug 2010

Matt & Kim release new song “Cameras”

Today, Seattle radio station 107.7 THE END released Matt & Kim’s new song “Cameras.” It is the first single off of their third album “Sidewalks” due out Nov. 2nd. Listen to it here and if you love it you can buy it off iTunes tomorrow!

30 Aug 2010

Jane Hornby’s What to Cook and How to Cook It

[photo cred: Steven Joyce]

A little over a week ago, I wrote a post about the new cook book “What To Cook and How To Cook It” by Jane Hornby. I was drawn in by the adorable cover and mentioned that I would definitely be checking it out when it was released this October. This morning, I heard from the book’s publicist who told me she’d be happy to send me over an advanced copy so I could review it! I’m not exactly sure how to review a recipe book, but after reading the press release and learning more information about it I am pretty excited!

These days blogs have become incredibly popular for news and learning. We are all learning from each other and about the things we specialize in whether it be fashion, food, or music. Jane Hornby wanted to incorporate the way we learn into her book, which is step-by-step. The book promises 100 recipes and 850+ color photographs that show the recipe being made in almost each step of the process. No more questioning if it “looks right.”

Obviously, I am not the best cook in the world, but I am open to learning because I think the idea of cooking is fun. I want to be proud of what I make and impress my friends while also trying not to starve! Some recipes from the book that I plan on trying out are the Mushroom Risotto, Lasagna, Maple Roasted Winter Vegetables, and chocolate chip cookies. Classic.

30 Aug 2010

Guys: Girls do not appreciate your creepin’

If a girl is walking by herself at a somewhat fast pace, that means she has business to attend to. She’s on her way somewhere. In no way is she inviting someone to divert her from this – especially a stranger. If said girl is walking in one direction and you are about to pass her while walking oppositely and your eyes do not meet hers, feel free to not say anything at all.

If you decide to boldly throw out a “How you doin'” at this girl and receive no response – you better just leave it at that because you’ve already embarrassed yourself. It is then even more inappropriate for you to ask “What school do you go to?” Not only did you not get the hint the first time, you are over stepping the personal question boundaries also. You want to know what school I go to before even knowing my name first?

Creepiness – Just DON’T!

30 Aug 2010

New Header

Happy September everyone!

I’m two days early, but aren’t I always? For this month’s header I wanted to capture the idea of wrapping up summer and falling into fall. I didn’t want any dark pictures and I didn’t feel like featuring fashion week so this picture came along and it was the first one that I felt good about it. It’s happy. It’s bright. I hope all of you enjoy the new header when you wake up to read the blog this morning!

29 Aug 2010

Out on the Town: 9/3

You are cordially invited to the Aion®: Assault on Balaurea™ Launch Party!

Join members of the Aion® MMORPG team at Experience Music Project for an evening of entertainment; awesome raffle prizes from our event partners Alienware, AMD, and Razer; hands-on time with Aion: Assault on Balaurea; and a featured performance by the Wonder Girls.

In addition to getting hands-on time with Aion: Assault on Balaurea, event guests will see a live performance by Korean pop sensations, the Wonder Girls. Guests can also view Experience Music Project music history galleries, including featured exhibitions on Jimi Hendrix and the Supremes, as well as use popular EMP interactive exhibits such as Sound Lab and On Stage.


* Friday, September 3, 2010
* 8 p.m.–12 midnight


The Aion: Assault on Balaurea Launch Party will be held at Experience Music Project (EMP). The entrance line for the event will be on 5th and Harrison.
How to Attend

Click on this link to view a digital invitation. Print the linked invitation, or display it on your mobile device, and show it at the door in order to attend.

Due to space limitations, admission to the event is limited and is granted based on a first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of the venue. Event attendees must be 18 years or older in age. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the event.


I really have no idea what the Aion product is about, but I figured this was in Seattle and some readers might be interested. The Wonder Girls are actually from Korea and are considered “International pop stars” to some, but I’ve never really listened to their music. I’m not doing a good job at selling this event, but it’s okay because no one asked me to haha


29 Aug 2010

So Long Sweet Summer…

Another summer has come and gone already! Half of my friends have left for school and the other half are still here because we’re on the quarter system. What a summer it has been though… I have had some of the best summer days recently, the last one being when Jeanette, Jeff, and I took a trip to the downtown library. It was mine and Jeanette’s first time! After that, we went straight to Barneys to meet Shipley & Halmos and then out to dinner together with Jeanette’s family to see her uncle perform. I love special little moments like these.

Here is my list of the top 10 little things that have made my summer so special.

1. Driving down I-5 into Seattle as the sun goes down.

2. Exploring and learning more about my neighborhood.

3. Waking up to the sliver of the sun shining through my room.

4. Finding clothes I forgot about in the back of my closet that will be coming back to school with me this year!

5. Grabbing sushi at the same restaurant two days in a row with the same waiter and being called out on it.

6. Swooning over the male characters in my favorite romantic comedies.

7. Spending the entire afternoon in a book store.

8. Downloading new music to add to my iTunes library.

9. The epic Summer 2010 list that has been a five-year tradition and sharing it with my best friends.

10. Creating the perfect summer outfits.

What are some of your favorite special moments?


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