Sunday, December 28, 2008

kaki kaki kaki!

i am completely addicted to kaki king's newest album, "dreaming of revenge". i first heard of her when she played on the soundtrack for "august rush". she completely dominates on the acoustic guitar. i'm not usually one for instrumental music, which a good portion of this album is, but i am absolutely in love. she's playing in brooklyn with beirut in february, and i want to go! oh, she's also gorgeous.
go love up on kaki on myspace.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

missing the ocean.

i am obsessed with the ocean. i spend my summers in cape may, nj. i work a few minutes walk from the ocean, so i can go to the beach in the morning, brush the sand off my feet and head into work for the afternoon. it's a beautiful way to live, and i want to spend at least part of my life living by the sea. during the winter i miss the ocean terribly. i recently found this video of waves in cape may, and i love to play it and close my eyes and imagine i'm there.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I've been at home since sunday, for winter break. i am loving spending time with my family, snuggling my pets, and eating plenty of homecooked food! here are my obsessions lately:

1. TIME's photo essay of obama
check out this photo essay of obama during his college years. so cool! he looks so vibrant and fun! i am so excited and proud to call this man my president.

2. ode magazine
my stepmom subscribes to this magazine with the tagline "for intelligent optimists" and i always read the issues when i'm at her and my dad's house. it's full of inspiring stories of what people are doing to make the world a little better. they've got an excellent website also!

3. shop ruche
i came across this website yesterday. they sell the most adorable clothes and accessories!

4. cooking!
now that i am home for winter break, i have the urge to cook and bake for my family. i'm not the best cook in the world, but i try! i made penne with vodka sauce the other day, and i'm making picadillo, a cuban dish, tomorrow night. i am excited!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

finals week obsessions.

it is finals week at seton hall, but i have no actual finals... just a take-home essay final and a paper to write. therefore, i'm filling the time not spent at work or writing with the following obsessions:

1. kanye west - 808s and heartbreak.
i've always had a random and wonderful love for kanye, and his new album is just so interesting and different, i'm loooving it. when you think about it in the context of his life lately (losing his mother, breaking his engagement) it's really fascinating. "welcome to heartbreak", especially.

2. hummus
i always love hummus but lately i've been wanting to eat as much of it as possible. roasted red pepper, especially. delicious!

photographs of wildly creative people in their equally creative and fabulous homes. check out cheryl dunn and michael karbelnikoff's brooklyn home. i want to show up on their doorstop and ask if they'd like a roommate.

4. this video
i tried to embed it but the internet has an attitude today, so that didn't work. but go watch it! it's beautiful and adorable and will make you smile, no doubt about it.

5. k'naan - "in the beginning"
i've loved this song since i came across k'naan this summer, but lately i've been listening to it a lot. k'naan is a rapper from somalia who raps about his homeland, global politics, and the like. definitely better than any bitches-n-ho's rap i've heard lately.