28 May 2012

Music Mondays

Animal Collective—Honeycomb

24 May 2012

Things I Love Thursday


J has been eyeing this grill for a while now, and we finally ordered it on amazon last week. We spent this weekend grilling every meal we ate at home. Rain has put a damper on the week-time grilling, but the point of buying a propane powered portable weber was that it takes 20 minutes, tops, to have a delicious grilled meal, anytime we want.

Firing up the charcoal grill was so much work that we never bothered grilling for ourselves—it just wasn't worth it unless at least six people were eating burgers and dogs. We still have it, but we just plan on busting it out when we have company and want to spend the whole day grilling.

This grill is fantastic, and I can't wait to see what delicious meals we concoct this summer.

Bird Watching
Empire State Pigeon
via flickr user villes
We have started a weekly routine of riding our bikes to brunch on Sunday, and stopping at Mount Auburn Cemetery afterwards. We usually spend about 20-30 minutes at the cemetery watching for birds, and taking in the beautiful views. So far, we have seen turkeys, falcons, chipmunks, and other really interesting birds that I am not equipped to identify. Armed with a new pair of binoculars, though, we are going to start making the most of our cemetery walks and bird watch the hell out of Sunday afternoons. I am even going to get some bird identification books from the library.

I am officially a 50-year-old woman.

17 May 2012

Things I Love Thursday

Stephen Colbert Says MIT is the Harvard of DeVry

But the thing I loved most was this response from Stu Schmill, MIT Dean of Admissions (Class of '86—note the brass rat). A perfect example of what makes MIT such a special place. Read his blog post about it here.

10 May 2012

Things I Love Thursday

Some Kids Demand Listening to Gotye in the Car

Originally posted on swissmiss.

Walk Off The Earth Covers Gotye

Okay, the kids in the car were cute. If kids aren't your thing—watch this version. It's way, way, way cooler. Also, much less weird that adults know the lyrics to this song, you know?

Also, This.

07 May 2012

Music Mondays

Last week I posted Sad Baby Wolf's cover of Neutral Milk Hotel's Everything Is, but here's the single they released in December, 8th Level.

01 May 2012

Project 365 Update: April

April was my best month so far. Quite a few of these are iphone photos, but I still tried to capture the days as they happened, not just out of convenience, but because I had my phone on me, and the moment happened. Now I will remember my decision to get that brightly colored outdoor rug. I will remember when they put the new sharrow in front of my house. I will remember when I stocked up on red truck individual sized wine.

My favorite photo this month was the one I took of our dining area:

Our apartment has come a long way towards a home, especially so since we've gotten married, and this picture is a strong reminder of how beautifully it has done so.