Wednesday, June 30, 2010
If you want spoilers, here's where to get them. Or, rent the DVDs, and read the commentary afterward! I promise the socio-political dialogue is extremely compelling, and their relationship with the costume designer for Mad Men provides invaluable insight into the characters and their motives.
As we while away the summer doldrums, thinking of nothing other than Mad Men, Tom and Lorenzo pick up their game and dissect each lead character and their personal style.
They also post pics of fabulous celebs in fabulous clothes and say what everyone else is thinking, but would never dare say out loud! Hooray internet!
screenshots from: Tom and Lorenzo
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Update: I am over the moon with this video, and song. Research has provided the following additional information:
Ramona Falls is named after founder Brent Knopf's childhood hiking trail near Mt. Hood. Now at the top of my summer adventures to-do list! Check out their website, so cute!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Enjoy these amazing pictures from BikePortland.org featuring a killer bike ride up one of Portland's resident dormant volcanoes, and I will process my pictures sometime this week.
Made it all the way to the top, without stopping! Many red faces greeted me with sweaty smiles.
Played my new ukulele.
Flopped around in several handstands.
Shared so many yummy foods in our celebratory potluck... a latecomer even brought shortcake with homemade strawberry-rhubarb sauce!!
We whizzed full speed down the mountain with the twinkling city lights in the distance.
Came down to earth, had a beer and glided home, back to bed for another day of bike mania fun.
When summer hits in Portland, b*tches go crazy!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I love guitars, music, and traveling. But guitars do not like my short, stubby fingers. And guitars are so big & bulky, taking up tons of space.... So here comes a ukulele to the rescue! Yay!
Ps when you started to read the post title, did this song pop in your head??
images via weheartit
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Last weekend was a sunny, happy weekend, which I spent coughing, sneezing, and mouth breathing. I appreciated the opportunity to lay in my hammock and enjoy the yard, but sometimes you almost prefer rainy drizzily days when all you can do is curl up in bed. As it happens, my laptop is in the "shop" at Apple, getting a part replaced (thank you AppleCare!) so I was unable to blog, waste time on facebook, etc. I read a gigantic epic book (yes about dragons) and did some yoga homework. My third weekend of teacher training is coming up this Friday, hooray!
Fourth of July is just around the corner! I have two campsites reserved on the coast for all kinds of shenanigans. I didn't surf last summer, so I am definitely planning to take advantage of any opportunity this year! A friend recommended getting a lightweight wetsuit for the icy rivers up here, I love swimming so much, that is one of the things I truly miss about the South... warm, lazy rivers.
Image: Otter Rock, Oregon 2008
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Record Club: INXS "Need You Tonight" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.
Happy Friday, hope your weekend is summery, and fantastic. My plans include lots of yoga homework, yoga class and... bike riding as usual.
music via heartthrobs and villans
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Rose Festival is this weekend in Portland. I hope someone is planning a float with 2 of every animal and a man with a long white beard. If I was Noah, I would learn to knit. Such a lovely way to pass the time on a rainy day.
Phoebe is a champion napper. She took good care of T yesterday while he gathered his reserves and lined up the battalions to kick some head-cold butt. This weather sure isn't helping things. Doesn't look like much lawn mowing will be happening today though...
Weekend forecast: Sun! Perhaps that will help get the grain out of my crappy pictures.
Monday, June 7, 2010
This will be the second head scarf I am working on, the first is en route, perhaps delivered to my baby sister for her 25th bday! I love the pattern, easy to memorize, small project, quick results. Always a stunner!
Post-fun in the sun required some grilling outdoors, and Travis concocted a buffalo burger stuffed with herbed chevre, garlic and onions! Whoo-ee. The garlic scapes from the market (yes I did pick up a few edibles! cookies... ) grilled up perfectly.
Aaaaaand, Sunday was rainy lazy. I biked up to see Trav at his new gig at a neighborhood brewery, very delicious treats there. The bike ride was through some of my favorite neighborhoods as well as some new ones. I have some pictures of lovely amazing gardens from a walk earlier in the day that will come around here soon.
How was your weekend? There are such crazy different weather patterns all over the country right now, making such different experiences for everyone!
images: hostas, disc golf, head scarf, burger, garlic scape.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I can't help but get all giddy and happy when listening to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Watching their live performance confirms the happy goofy vibes I get from this song!
Here is the clear audio track of their song, but with no action.
I am dressed head to toe in rain repellent gear (stylish gear of course!) and fully prepared for a soggy farmer's market lunch. I hear Hood River strawberries are making an appearance.
In other news, Travis worked his first shift at Breakside Brewery last night AND signed up for a bicycle framebuilding class! I am so proud of that dude, he is my hero. xo
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Now it is June, and the rainiest, coldest spring is still drizzling along.
Rain is beyond its green romantic stage. I can no longer defend the overcast skies with lush growth, because nothing wants to grow without sun!
Memorial Day gave us a brief break with sunshine and slight warmth. I weeded, fertilized, seeded some zinnias, wildflowers, and echinacea (coneflower). The wild roses had developed mold on the rosebuds and thorns, so I pruned the heck out of them, and chopped back the gigantic rosemary as well. Our zucchini sprouts are gaining height, and my mammoth sunflowers are trying to keep it up. C'mon summer!
Check out a new favorite photo set on flickr!
And here is my to-do list for my remaining (2) years of my twenties. But hey, they say 30s are the new twenties, right?! So I'll do a 180 and take a new step forward.
images via weheartit