Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Things I'm REALLY digging right now:

Rian Johnson's The Brother's Bloom

This picture that Whitney shared with me:

The first single from Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn's forth-coming album:

Piksi_'s Flickr stream.

And the fact that I FINALLY have seen Season 2 of Flight of the Conchords!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Where credit is due.

In anticipation of the season premier of Mad Men on Sunday, the past few weeks I've been re-watching seasons 1 and 2. I love this show. It is entertaining, smart, and attractive as hell. One of my greatest delights of the show is watching - and not fast forwarding through - the opening credits. The great song by Aceyalone & RJD2 from their album Magnificent City. (RJD2 is my favorite!!!) The Mad Men credits remind me of the other delightful openers I think are like a feast for the eyes and ears!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Stop. Look. Listen.

There have been many requests for my summer driving mix. If you want a copy, let me know. Here's the track list:

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Some friends let me borrow something this weekend that was super useful, so in order to thank them, I made one of their favorite pies, strawberry rhubarb. I really hate to give away things that I am making for the first time, so usually I make a miniature version to make sure it is good enough to say, yes I made this. Only, here's the thing, I'm doing a cleanse, and shockingly enough, strawberry rhubarb pie is not on the approved food list. So, I just went on a wing and a prayer and delivered an un-sampled pie. While I was chopping up the rhubarb I tried one of the pieces, and let me tell you, it was the most sour thing I have ever put in my mouth. (I used this recipe for the filling. And they loved the pie.)

As I tried the sour, sour rhubarb I thought of our friends, the Zoroastrians, whose creation myth involves a rhubarb from which the first human couple would be born. When I first heard that, I thought it was crazy -- but no more or less crazy than other creation theories and stories, (maybe a little more crazy...) -- but now that I know rhubarbs are sour, it kind of makes sense that that would be the plant that would provide humanity its beginning.