Monday, December 28, 2009


Sigur Ros pronounciations

Also, Jonsi's solo album is set to release March 22, 2010 (Does that date ring a bell? I think it's a sign) at which point there will be a tour. Most of the songs are in English. LikeLikeLike.

Rachael Yamagata toured in Dallas and Austin in November and somehow I missed her. I'm still very mad about that. Yes, a week later I am still mad.

I'm also upset that no one would go see Lisa Hannigan with me when she came to Dallas. Really upset.

Damien Rice is due for a new album methinks. 2003 was O, 2006 was 9, 2009 is...nothing?

Come on people I need tours!


German Physicist (Internal link has his paper in .pdf)

Sunday, December 27, 2009



Mayo Clinic lobby
Married for 62 years
The man is 90!

Monday, December 14, 2009







Obladi oblada life goes on AHHH!

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009


What is glee club? WHAT IS GLEE CLUB?!?!

My new favorite show based of of glee club: Glee!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009


You exhale this shit, you moron!

"The EPA ruling and enforcement 'could result in a top-down command-and-control regime that will choke off growth by adding new mandates to virtually every major construction and renovation project,' U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said in a statement."

Brilliant leader.

The website, and article, are decidedly biased, but there is still something to be said for the irony of deeming a NATURAL byproduct of organic matter some evil and dooming toxin. It is waste, indeed, but it is also life - perfect balance. They (the greens) are right though, we are out of the people we elect, in the products we buy and in general the way we think...

Are Obama and the rest of the "one-world" leaders eugenicists? Perhaps indirectly, but a vast majority probably aren't intentionally. They are just too stupid to realize that the tighter you hold on to something, the faster you choke it to death. They need to take Master Oogway's advice:

Oogway: My friend, the panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours until you let go of the illusion of control.
Shifu: Illusion?
Oogway: Yes.
[points at peach tree]
Oogway: Look at this tree, Shifu: I cannot make it blossom when it suits me nor make it bear fruit before its time.
Shifu: But there are things we *can* control: I can control when the fruit will fall, I can control where to plant the seed: that is no illusion, Master!
Oogway: Ah, yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.
Shifu: But a peach cannot defeat Tai Lung!
Oogway: Maybe it can, if you are willing to guide, to nurture it, to believe in it.


"one often meets one's destiny on the path taken to avoid it," - Master Oogway



Saturday, December 5, 2009


Free museum entrance! W00t!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009


Something funny for today. A day when it was supposed to snow. But didn't. Rather, hasn't.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


This is what I want for Christmas.

Really awesome anatomically correct medical illustrations.

I'm posting these partially because I made an A in vertebrate physiology and am exempt from taking the final! Also, I'm a nerd.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Dear Snow,

Please please please come Friday like the weatherman says. Please.

Thank you,

Monday, November 23, 2009


Friday, November 20, 2009


Ashley Thalman Photography


These national flags are so cool!


Warning: Sexiness ahead (but you can still watch it in public)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009


Original ninja cat:

Return of the ninja cat:

:D So cute

And then there's this

Sunday, November 15, 2009


"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is."
- Albert Einstein


The Best Banana Bread

So good. So simple.
Bananas, flour, butter, egg, sugar, and a dash of baking soda and salt.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


I'm obsessed with her now.

She is part of a band called Iver that I just discovered today. I'm not in love with the guy's voice but I LOVE the girl's. I can't wait until they tour!

On another music note, Josh Groban is coming out with a new CD next year! YESSSSS!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Squash Cookies and Muffins

Adapted from this recipe. I doubled all the spices, added a tiny bit of vegetable oil, and cooked the muffins at 350 F for 20 minutes.

If you like pumpkin things, I recommend you try these squash cookies. Yes, they sound weird but butternut squash becomes really soft and sweet when baked in the oven at 400 F for about 20 minutes. (Just be sure you sprinkle some water over them before baking or they will burn).

Next on my list of fall recipes to try: pumpkin butter!


Colton, this one's for you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


October 31: Downtown with Maggie and Christina (have you seen Hocus Pocus? Remember Winnie having to fly on a vacuum? Hence our vacuums!)

November 1: Race for the Cure with Angela (for Mary Anne)

Monday, November 2, 2009


My Christmas wish list consists of one item:

(Okay maybe two items if you consider the Anthro gift cards I want every year...)

Colton and Alice

Hi. It is a word, AND I used it properly...pah!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


A look back (and forward) on fall thus far (and to come):

1. Medical school interviews
2. Lots of tests and stress
3. Going to the grocery store way more than usual
4. Being involved in a hit-and-run (today)
4a. Killing a swarm of horse flies with Maggie
4b. Getting the flu
(4 is my least favorite number so I dedicate it to my least favorite happenings)
5. Race for the Cure this Sunday with Angela (in memory of Mary Anne)
6. Looking to buy a Canon AE-1 camera
7. Wearing two shirts to bed because it's cold!
8. Buying the very last issue of Gourmet magazine :(
9. Rediscovering cold-weather music by Alexi Murdoch, Gregory and the Hawk, and Michelle Featherstone.
10. Watching Hocus Pocus with Maggie while wearing witch hats
11. Registering for an upper-division English class: Literary Marriages from Hell in which half the reading list is by Sylvia Plath (my favorite author)
12. Purchasing Rebecca
13. Adding Away We Go to my list of favorite movies
14. Slathering on white tea and ginger body lotion (because the cold has killed the bugs)
15. Making a list of fall foods to make:
1) Pumpkin butter
2) Butternut squash and caramelized onion galette
3) Potato and onion latkes

And looking forward to winter for ice skating on the roof of Whole Foods, the Trail of Lights, and winter break when I get to see my cousins!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Yesterday I concocted a recipe. So let me share it with you! Sorry I don't have pictures but I left my camera at home :( and my roommate and I were pretty focused on watching Hocus Pocus. I highly recommend trying out my recipe as it was very good!

Chicken thigh with fontina wrapped in proscuitto
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Wrap a boneless, skinless chicken thigh around a small piece of fontina cheese and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
3. Wrap it all in one layer of proscuitto.
4. Set on a lined baking dish and sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil.
5. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

I served my piece with cranberry-walnut bread that I toasted with fresh mozzarella and topped with a roasted roma tomato (I roasted roma tomato halves - deseeded - on the side with the chicken).


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I've been toying with the idea of starting a food/recipe blog. There's lots of them out there but none of a college student who loves Giada and Ina and cooks things like filet mignon and shrimp on a weeknight (much less a weekend). And that way, I can also take photos more often (since it seems like taking photos, something I used to...I mean, has become more of a chore since I don't have much free time). Should I do it?

Well, while I ponder's something new I'm trying at this very moment! It's cold-brewed iced coffee. Indeed. I put mine in a Sweet Leaf tea glass I saved (reduce, reuse, recycle!) and it's in the process of brewing for 12 hours until tomorrow morning. I'm excited to try it!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009


1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

I wanted to buy this book from Anthropologie over a year ago. It's originally $35. Now it's on sale for about $15. I got really excited, thinking that now I could buy it. But then I thought a little bit more and came to the conclusion that for $15 I could buy two books from Half Price Books. I'd say that's a better choice. That way, I can actually get two steps closer to reading all 1001 books! And then I found the list online! Isn't it great how things work out like that?

Of the first 100 on the list, I've only read 5 (#s 19, 28, 42, 86, 93).
How many have you read?

Monday, October 19, 2009


I love how Dove is doing these self-esteem commercials and classes for young girls. It's so stupid how women feel the need to be prettier or thinner or whatever. I mean, seriously, go eat some cheese. It's good for you and it's yummy. That's what I'm doing now...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009


I would totally take piano stairs!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009


Domesticate a Giraffe!



LOVE this rap by a doctor on how to prevent H1N1 flu!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I saw these at Neiman's a couple weeks ago. They're $895 :(

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I shot a father and daughter this morning (photos, not criminal). I'm excited to show you what I caught but here's a little preview. (I know, not exactly exciting or a great preview but they were so cute matching in their white shirts, jeans, and Chucks!)

On a completely different note: really facebook? do people need this?


This past August, the Dallas Arboretum had a special: $1 admission! It was SO hot but pretty nonetheless. Photos ahead!

Friday, October 2, 2009


I've had this fascination with elephants for a very long time. I think they are so cute and precious even though they are monstrous and have a funny long nose. I think I fell in love with elephants the first time I watched A Little Princess (with Liesel Matthews, not Shirley Temple). It's one of my favorite movies. You should do yourself a favor and watch it if you haven't.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009


I miss taking pictures