Showing posts from October, 2008

They Have Awakened My Soul

On Monday, October 27th at 9:30pm I had an out-of-body experience . I've been to a few excellent concerts in my life, but none have unraveled my emotions or liberated such fire from the depths of my belly to the center of my heart, quite like Death Cab for Cutie did last night. The first few songs they played were (surprisingly) from older albums. I was a bit worried that they would play most songs from their recent album, Narrow Stairs. Lucky for me, since I am a seasoned Death Cab fan, they chose a handful of older songs that could have been hand-picked by Yours Truly. (It's Fate!) In fact, the first surreal moment was when they played "Your Heart is An Empty Room", which is pretty much my Go-To song whenever I power up the Ipod. This song brought me comfort and Ben Gibbard's lyrics brought a sense of clarity and simplicity to my life: The flames and smoke climbed out of every window And disappeared with everything that you held dear But you shed not a si

I LOVE Autumn

Some good things: Death Cab for Cutie concert TONIGHT! $500 bonus from work for being so cool Halloreunion in 4 days Brisk weather! Pretty pillows Gummy worms New clothes Giant maps People who can sew Foggy nights Tap shoes Cocoa Krispies Art projects Edit: Sex in a Cup (Thanks Helya!)

Hippie Sacks Galore!

My friend Heather has been working hard creating new and improved Hippie Sacks! She has added new designs and colors to her line and the sacks will now have a Hippie Sack label and an inside pocket! She also created some really cute Hippie Headbands!! Go check them out! Hippie Sacks Hawaii I have two Hippie Sack beach bags and absolutely love them! They are perfect for taking on bike rides and putting groceries in and anything else I need for a day outside. The colors are vibrant, and the fabric is hearty and comfortable! I can't live without my Hippie Sacks.

Deep Sea Bioluminescence and Octopi

This video captures a unique perspective of life underwater. If you're interested in color change in the biological world, this is the video for you! It is simply AMAZING! (Video ~5 minutes) Note: The speaker talks about "bioluminescence, like fireflies" which is exactly what we use here at work for our products that give off light :)

Lick Obama

Have you ever wanted to lick Obama's face? Well, now you can!   Kai's Candy  has created special political candies to help you express support for your candidate in a unique and fun way. After all, candy is much tastier than bumper stickers and buttons. The art on these traditional Japanese candies are simple, purposeful, and most importantly, comical!  Go take a look!


Two weeks from today, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE! my most favorite band, is playing at Cal Poly and I am going! WHOO HOO! I can hardly wait. I missed the chance to go earlier this year when they were playing in Minneapolis , but didn't want to go by myself. This time, I have my sidekick to go with who absolutely loves them too. It's going to be amazing. In November, we are going to an of montreal show in San Francisco. It's going to be wild, quirky, insane, and probably a little bit spooky. But, oh my gosh, it's going to be quite the experience. They are playing in the Regency Grand Ballroom and HELLO! we get to spend the whole weekend frollicking around SF. What more could you want?!

New Project

Our dining room wall is completely blank, so I came up with the idea to get large prints of some of the photos I've taken over the past year, frame them, and hang them on the wall. Here are some ideas for the pictures. I need your help deciding which pictures are the best. Please practice your voting skills and vote for your top 6 choices in the comments: #1: Squirrel #2: Spikey Cactus #3: Artichoke Look-a-like #4: Symmetrical Succulent #5: Succulent blooms #6: Palm Trees #7: Miniature hens and chicks #8: Goat on a stump #9: Blue flowers #10: One-legged Seagull #11: Aloe Flowers

Palin vs Biden

The Palin vs. Biden debate is TONIGHT! Watch it! Here's a clip from Showbiz Tonight describing this event as "the best reality tv show". It's a long video, but if you are rooting for Palin to screw up tonight, you'll enjoy it.