Wednesday, November 15, 2006

hippie food

I've recently discovered Stonyfield yogurt at Wegmans, and I'm hopelessly addicted. This stuff is darn tasty, healthy, and organic in the best way possible. If you're a yogurt fan, check 'em out. I haven't been disappointed by a flavor yet, but my top 5 are Maple Vanilla, Key Lime, Chocolate Underground, French Vanilla, and Apricot Mango.

And, while I'm talking about food, 'tis the season for one of the best yuletide-hippie drinks, Silk Nog! I can chug this stuff by the liter. It's smooth, sweet, and surprisingly not-bad-for-you. One caveat: don't expect Silk Nog to taste like real Egg Nog. The flavor is unique and only slightly noggish. If you're feeling adventurous, try adding some to your coffee for a bit o' holiday magic.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

three distractions

1. A guy that I worked with in Budapest put up this photo (of a square in Timisoara, Romania) on his blog, and I thought it was so beautiful that I had to share it.

2. I got a chuckle out of this comparison of the words of Rumsfeld compared with the poetry of Persian poet Rumi.

3. The band OK GO has choreographed a tremendously original (and funny) home-spun music video.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

really good free music

Bill Mallonee, one of my all-time favorite musicians, is giving a Christmas gift to the world by offering his entire "Summershine" album for free MP3 download, no strings attached.

Click here for the album.
(if that link doesn't work, go to page 2 of the store and click on the Summershine album)

Just click on the "Free Download" links by each song and enter a world of auditory bliss.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

sometimes the fortune is better than the cookie...

"If you can't decide up or down try moving from side to side."

I got this fortune from Ho-Ho China Chef (one of my favorite monikers for a Chinese Restaurant) on Sunday. I'm not really sure what it means, but I kinda like it.

So, if you see me walking sideways down the street some day soon, you'll know that it's all because of Ho-Ho.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

darn good music

I'm psyched.

Gregory Paul, a neo-folk genius that I completely floored me at the Bug Jar, is playing every Thursday in November from 8 to 10pm at the Little Theater cafe.

If you can, go see his show... he is incredibly unique and creative. (Have you ever seen someone play a banjo with a cello bow?) And, I must say, one of the few people that looks good with a handlebar mustache.

I'll probably try to go to each show, if possible. (Yes, he's that good.) You can listen to two of his songs here, but, naturally, they are no substitute for the real thing.