Tuesday, June 28, 2011

From Jill's Blog...

A while back, a group of friends and I took a bike trip to Vancouver Island and stayed in Victoria. I thought it would be fun to get my friend Jill, who is living and teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE, some fun Canadian novelty snacks (she has a thing for foreign snack foods...) These were all chocolate in some form or another (smaller to pack than chip bags).

Abu Dhabi is a hot place in May.

The chocolate melted. My package was quarantined...Darn it!

Check out her blog post about it:

Friday, June 3, 2011

Music To My Ears (MTME): Volume 1, Number 1

I think I will start blogging about new music I love.

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Grace Potter and the Nocturals: Self Titled

I bought this on a whim because this band pops up ocassionally on my Pandora, and they have a song on one of the Grey's Anatomy soundtracks. Grace has a raspy, rocky, edgy voice, that can sometimes get stretched to its breaking point. But overall, she just kicks ass with feisty songs like "Paris (Ooh la la)" and "Hot Summer Night". There are threads of classic American rock, rhythm and blues, and country. It's a good album for those rare sunny spring days with the windows rolled down.

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Adele: 21

For someone so young, she sure does have a lot of soul. I love love love this album, just as much as her debut, "19". Favorite tracks include "Rumour Has It", "Turning Tables" (which was covered by Gwyneth Paltrow on an episode of Glee) - both of which have enjoyed some extra success as singles - and "Someone Like You", which speaks to me on a personal level. A must-have album.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

How was Ireland?

AWESOME! Naturally, I have fallen back into my crazy busy life at home and haven't had a chance to go through my photos or to write a proper day-by-day blogathon of the trip. But oh, we'll get there. Just you wait.