Tunesies - Teddy Thompson
A little Rufus Wainwright, a little Damien Rice, reminds me a lot of Alberta artist Wil. I like the soul and I like the ease of listening to the music. It’s not hard - you don’t have to concentrate on the sounds or the words to understand what he’s trying to tell you. A perfect album for a pity party, here’s a little diddy that’s a bit more upbeat, and features...
I just have to tell you that I - love you so much these days…– Song: To Binge (Feat. Little Dragon) Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Tunesies - because why not
I love this song and I don’t think that it’s lame that I love this song. I hope you can just let go of your judgey attitude for 3 minutes and enjoy it, for once in your life, stop hating things or end up like me with a blog no one reads. Eternally into sweeping melodies,
Get off my back - Holidays Edition
I say Happy Holidays. The Cpt HATES that I say this. He says Merry Christmas. He hates that society is trying to stop him from saying Merry Christmas. His irritation has absolutely nothing to do with the spirit of the season, trust me. He hates the holidays because he has to work so much. His irritation with this phrase sits in the same place as the school who won’t let kids use balls in...
Holiday Reading Part Une
So last year, I went on a huge Charles Dickens kick. I read 4 or 5 of his books, demolished them. Loved them! Now? I can’t get through two pages without noticing that my nails need filing and I end up doing that instead. This year seems to be the year of Truman Capote - I am into his books. It all got started when I was looking for a juicy biography on the Duchess of Windsor, and then came...
In theory, Communism works– SuperChris & The AWoods Prime Time Band
If I had been a decent Santa this year, I would...
My broja-in-law would be enjoying this in 2012. Unfortunately, in the lifetime battle between women and Christmas, this year’s going to have be Christmas for the win.
I just had my twitter feed hijacked by @LixieChick!– @aaroncrunch
Here’s what I’ve been simmering lately…
I’ve fallen in love with natural elements – for real this time. My Christmas tree is covered in burlap, I’m only using water based paint and I bought faux fur cushions (which are actually really nice, will post pic later!) So lately I’m plotting and planning and measuring and sneaking around stumps as side tables. You’re not really surprised, are you? First, my mind always go to wear I can get...
Normally I wear what she tells me to wear
But I can’t get on board with wearing black velvet. And also – two Middleton posts in one day. Two Middleton FASHION posts in one day. Aren’t you lucky duckies. Who knows – maybe I have spoken too soon about the black velet. And also, I’m not saying she looks bad – I love how it looks on her. I just don’t want to wear it. And I’ll wear pretty much ANYTHING she wears. I’ve been obsessed with...
Let’s talk about this: Pippa’s booties
I want these booties. And her green coat, but apprently it was 12hundie. FUG. ! These moccasin booties. I get all my suede shoes from the Redvers Moccasin Shop – because that shit is the real deal, but they don’t have any booties like this. However, Manitoba Mukluks seems to have two that I would both like and wear. I have these mothers from the Redvers Shop and I love them – so warm and...
Sometimes I surprise even myself
With how much I like completely useless video content. But to be fair (to myself) there is a place in society for basic entertainment. Why is it okay to put on some music and turn your brain off but it’s not okay to do the same thing with TV? Admittedly, I don’t like TV as much as I like music – you can multitask when music is on, but the TV takes over everything.
Tip of the Week: Because we all deserve this...
And collectively, the bedding stores have been keeping this from us. ENOUGH … is enough. How to fold a fitted sheet from Stephmodo
Christmasy, yes–but it’s the best kind of...
Remember Calvin & Hobbes? My brother used to read those comic books incessantly. My brother was the type of kid who most definitely could identify with Calvin. This makes my heart warm. And meow – to help us relive some of the best winter comics, is this.
Love this, give it meow.
It’s Friday, so that means I’m on Etsy and counting down the hours til the weekend. This is a SPECIAL Friday, it’s our office Christmas party today. I was in charge of decorating. I will post my homage to Michael Scott later. For MEOW let’s droll over these Etsy “finds” (some on I found promoted on the homepage, some I actually found…), as I scrolled through Vintage Outerwear. When I shop for...
She’s a kitt-en, meowmeowmeow, she’s a kitt-en
That title is set to the tune of She’s a Lady by the guy that sings the song about kung fu fights. These are my two new babies. They don’t have names but they are SO CUTE so pardon me if I either don’t care about this blog at all for the rest of the week OR I bump into you and my hands smell like cat.
Diggin’ it. Diggin the guitar. Takes me back a little bit to the mid-nineties, reministint of Sloan and also at the same time, that song that came out like two years ago that sounded like Beck and was about surfing – WHAT was that song….? Lemme think
Pantone announced that the colour of 2012 is Red. Yes, I’m sorry, you’re right. Tangerine Tango. I’m sure this news is soon to be followed up by something Kardashian.
Saw my girl Marnie at CaVaBien yesterday. She’s the best. We always talk her travels and the crazy places people have chased her through the streets. I have probably referred her about 6 clients whom are all now addicted to her haircuts. She is amazing. Here it is – what was long is short again! How narcissistic of me. This is my effin blog though, so GFY.
Into. Uber. Found it on rdio. And have heard it on a commercial – but which one??? On rdio.com, the description reads: Putting a 21st century spin on the hip late-’60s world of Burt Bacharach, Sly Stone, and Barbarella, Denmark’s the Asteroids Galaxy Tour had barely let their demo out into the world before fame came calling’ I however, am hearing yes some funk, a lot of call...
Please send $749 immediately And yet, if I had $749, I would not spend it on a dress. Der. So maybe instead I should say something like Dear Universe + Stella McCartney Please send this dress IMMEDIATELY Regards! ; ) arix.
Why do programs like this exist?
To do this? So I can see what I look like Heidi Klum’s hair? WHO USES THESE? NO ONE – SO TAKE THEM OFF YOUR WEBSITES. I hate you. Admittedly – to give myself a bit more credit that this image does – the lighting in my office is terrible. And this photo makes it look like my nose is too big for my eyebrows – and face. But I am trying to figure out if I want to veer away from The Rachel. I do this...
Since when did I become a freak
So this Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds commercial has been playing NON STOP on the E! network lately – sometimes twice in a row. Wow. And I have to say, I kind of want this perfume meow. Part in parcel to this seductive ad and it’s seductive music and the other part because I read Furious Love this year and HOLY CRAP it was the greatest thing I have ever read. It was like reading a good quality...
Dear Michael Kors: Please send me a pair of your hemp crystal-beaded pajama pants so I can wear them around for the holiday season and inform my *legions* of loyal readers how comfy/uncomfy they really are. Peas and carrots, sooner rather than later. arix.
Buzzfeed, a site I rarely read, posted a bunch of celebrity couples society has forgotten ever existed. I’m not sure why they reminded us, but here are my favourites, based on solely photographs. Helen Hunt and Matthew Broderick – um, this is a dream example of an awkward teenage photo. Her baby fat, his not looking at the camera. From an ensemble point of view, OBVIOUSLY why wouldn’t you wear...
Give it. Right meow.
Um, I’m partially freaked out by this, partially totally inspired by it and completely irritated that I can’t have this. FUG. This is the Dinosaur Bones Rib Cage Cuff Bracelet by noir jewellery, which I have never even heard of until this photo caught my eye but apparently it has something to do with Disney and everything to do with making me furrow my brow with love. I LOVE IT – so unique and...
Tip of the Week: Get a dog to this all day long
I like how he steers the skateboard. Amazering!!!!!