Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 11, 2010

Music Monday: Pbingo 9

I thought about postponing Music Monday because I just didn't know what to say about the Punch Brothers concert at the Living Room Thursday night. It was the best way to kick off the 2010 concert going year. I knew it would be a good time, but thought it would have mostly been songs I'd heard before, so it was a real treat to hear a lot of new songs. My favorite was called "You Are" for now, I can't wait to hear it again because the song was so powerful and full of pain. Just incredible. Plus I got to hear two members of the Grand Ole Opry, Dierks Bentley and Jon Randall, so if I never get to Nashville it's like I've been there. I honestly wonder how many people at the Living Room realized who these people were, I don't think the people who show up here really overlap with most of country music.
Oh yeah, through some stroke of luck I ended up sitting so close I was almost on the stage. I don't expect that to happen again.

Aww yeah.

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Crafterday: Socks!

I just finished a test knit for a new pattern called Proustite Fay. I used this beautiful Purple Tourmaline yarn. The color of it is really wonderful, there is a great depth to the color which makes the color pop.
And I think the socks turned out pretty well. It was a complex chart to follow, but it went really fast. The pattern used a heel construction that was new to me, it was a short row heel with no wraps. I really liked and will probably use it in future patterns that feature short row heels.
Now that's it's the new year I need to get started on some new crafty projects. I have an idea for an owl mitten that I want to start working on.

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Food Friday: Soup weather

It is definitely soup weather right now and after all the holiday eating, soup tastes really good and somehow feels healthier.

This minestrone was super easy and tasted good. I cut the recipe in half and still have enough siup to feed ten more people, but I guess that's what the freezer is for.

I'm having trouble getting started today after a late night last night made later thanks to the F train. But really, how can it take me half an hour to get somewhere and then almost two hours to get home?

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 04, 2010

Music Monday

I have a vitally important music question for all of you. I'm going to see my favorite band this Thursday and they will probably take requests as they have done in the past (look for "pickle time," sadly I can't find a video to illustrate this idea). Basically it involves requests for song lyrics for things that their banjo player has never heard, ie everything but bluegrass, southern gospel and Klezmer. Then he sings it while the band makes up a musical contribution that sounds nothing like the original song. Just believe me that it's very amusing.

Now what song to choose? I'm thinking something by Lady Gaga. I really want to hear someone sing a song using the phrase "disco stick."

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