23 August 2012

Things I Love Thursday

My Bicycle
Caution: Bikes are not allowed on the pier

We recently got back from a two week vacation to Rome, Venice, and Croatia (Poreč and Zagreb), and one of the things I didn't even realize I missed was riding my bicycle to work. We had walked so much (SO MUCH) that I even considered walking to work today, but instead I brushed off my blue hybrid and I rode to work. The phrase "like riding a bicycle" was so apt. Even though it's only been two weeks, it feels like it's been ages. It feels like we were a world away. Riding my bike reinforced the idea that, yes, I am back home again.

13 August 2012

Music Mondays

It's Alright To Cry—Moufette

This song is featured at the end of the first act of an episode of This American Life called How to Rest in Peace. It is an incredibly sad episode about murder and suicide, but this rendition of this song stuck out to me because once upon a time my therapist told me, "It's okay to cry...haven't you ever heard the song?" Then he sent me a link to the original, and I laughed and laughed and had a good cry. It felt really good.

The song is also featured on the Half Nelson soundtrack. Hope you enjoy the Moufette version which reminds me a little bit of Sia's Breathe Me

06 August 2012

Music Mondays

Animal Collective - Today's Supernatural

This isn't the first animal collective song I've posted, and it won't be the last.

02 August 2012

Things I Love Thursday

Big Fishes
I'm A Big Fish, You Can Be A Big Fish, Too!

We caught some Striped Bass last Thursday, and they were delicious. More delicious than this fish, probably:

Big Fish

The bass I am holding was maybe the smallest fish we caught that day, although I believe they were all around 30 lbs. I have held the fish before, but it was the first time I've ever caught one on my own—those bastards are heavy!

It was also really nice to see my family. Even though they've been to Boston before, we managed to find a lot of activities that they still hadn't done (and a few that they have, but that we love so much, we had to do it again). We definitely got our visit off with a bang with the striper fishing trip, though. We also highly recommend this Martha Stewart recipe.


'nuff said.

01 August 2012

Project 365 Update: July

Keeping in trend with my failure to take a picture everyday, July was pretty bad. The second to last week, you can see my final presentation for my graphic design class, which was a major component, but other than that, there are no excuses. Here's hoping August will be better.

Back to the wall? I'd have to say my favorite photo was the one taken the day we went out on Captain Tim's boat to catch fish.