Saturday, September 18, 2010
We are officially introducing my grandparents to This American Life on our road trip. My mom asked me to burn a few on CD's and I had the hardest time picking out which ones I wanted to burn! It's hard to gauge what kinds of stories people will love or relate to. I feel such a personal connection to TAL that I'm sure I took it WAY to seriously. Here's what I picked though:
My personal fave, Notes on Camp
A close second, Act V
House on Loon Lake
Got You Pegged
Let's just hope they love them as much as I do!
Posted by Megan at 2:24 AM
Friday, September 17, 2010
I sincerely hope that braids never go out of style.
Posted by Megan at 4:05 PM
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I should be getting ready for my trip. I have so much laundry. I also have to figure out how to fit 15 days worth of clothes into a carry on. Instead I am dreaming of what I would like to be wearing...
Posted by Megan at 11:56 AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
My grandma has a lemon tree so we always have plenty of lemons at my house! I decided to make candied lemons tonight. They are actually delicious! When looking for a recipe, I discovered something I love at foodnetwork.com. They let you have your own "recipe box" where you can store all the recipes you like! I love not having to print them or email them to keep track of all the recipes. So, I filled my recipe box with vegetarian dishes and everything Ina! Yum!
Posted by Megan at 9:31 PM
My favorite part of any TV show is the opening credits. It totally sets the mood for the show. My current favorite is from Parenthood! Love it! Unfortunately I could not find that one on YouTube. These are some of my other favorites...
Posted by Megan at 11:13 AM
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I had a small stroke of genius last night. While I was at Starbucks I ordered a PUMPKIN HOT CHOCOLATE! Such a good idea, right??? The guy who took my order was pretty impressed with me too. The barista also happened to be really cute. Unfortunately I had not showered, brushed my hair, or put on any makeup. Let's focus on the positive though, I now have a new favorite beverage for the fall!
Posted by Megan at 8:53 PM
I don't know if I've shared how much I really do love Mario Batali. He was my favorite Iron Chef, he's my favorite celebrity chef, and I really learned to adore him on Spain: On the Road Again. Well, he's done something else to make himself even more divine. He (along with several others) have opened up Eataly in NY. Apparently it is a HUGE market/place to eat. They have all sorts of fresh produce, Italian products, ready made food, espresso bars, gelato, on sight cheese makers... do I really need to go on??? They featured it on Martha and I literally wanted to eat everything the showed. They even do cooking classes! Now I am not a huge fan of NY, but this may be worth a trip. Yum!
Posted by Megan at 3:53 PM
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
Posted by Megan at 1:47 AM
So, the season premiere of Gossip Girl was on last night, but I didn't get to watch it... For some reason the station that GG is on, doesn't come in up here! Crazy, right??? Now I have to just hope that I can figure out how to watch it online. Sad days. I didn't realize how uncivilized it is up here :)
Posted by Megan at 12:57 AM
Monday, September 13, 2010
I feel like a 13 year old anytime I watch the VMA's. I still remember the year I made my whole family (including grandparents) watch Avril Lavigne perform...
I was a little disappointed in the "white carpet" fashions this year. I thought my girls Stephanie & Lo looked pretty good.
Stephanie's hair is FLAWLESS! I really like her dress too.
But who could beat Lady Gaga? She looks crazy, but in a good way this time. I was not a fan of the meat dress (ew), but I do love this look. I especially love the feather Mohawk... Could I get away with wearing that?? I also loved that she sounded SO GOOD when she sang her acceptance speech! Much better than all the other performers.
Posted by Megan at 5:29 PM
Sunday, September 12, 2010
If you watch MTV at all I'm sure you've seen zillions of commercials for the new show World of Jenks. I know I have professed my undying love of documentaries already, but let me gush a little more. Andrew Jenks did a documentary in 2006 called Andrew Jenks Room 335. It's about him moving into a retirement home when he was 19. It basically him interviewing and building relationships with these old people. Watch the promo below.
I have a special place in my heart for old people, but I really think this is something anyone could appreciate. So I am definitely looking forward to his new show!
Posted by Megan at 5:12 PM
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I always love it when magazines do the "What's in Your Purse" sections. For some reason I am fascinated by what a celeb carries around on a daily basis. I also think it's funny when people try to tell your personality by what's in your purse. So here's what is inside my purse. Let's see what it says about me...
I would say most of what I carry around is pretty standard - Wallet, sunglasses, iPod, lip gloss(es), sunscreen (spf 70 of course), lotion, splenda, movie stubs, headband... pretty boring stuff. I guess there are a couple of unusual items - 3d glasses, colored pencils, rock, dictionary. Do you notice anything missing??? After going over the contents of my purse I realized I was missing 2 pretty important things. Keys and my cell phone. I'd been carrying around this exact purse with these exact things in it for like a week with no keys and no cell phone! I didn't even notice till I took the picture. That is much more telling about my personality than what was actually in my purse!
Posted by Megan at 4:38 PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I think I'm coming down with some sort of illness & my first instinct when I don't feel well is to watch a good movie. The movies I always want to watch are favorites from childhood. The problem with that is I only own them on VHS. I went to Target today and looked in their movie section and could not find ANY of my favorites! The hunt is on...
Posted by Megan at 4:15 PM
Monday, September 6, 2010
I've come to the sad realization that I need a new bike. I love my current bike, but it's just a cruiser with no speeds - perfect for riding to Tri City Park, not perfect for the very hilly central coast. My dad and I went to a bike shop this morning to get his tire fixed and came across this beauty! It's $569.00. What can I say? I have good taste.
Posted by Megan at 1:04 PM
- Bon Voyage...
- King of Anything...
- Food Food Food...
- Opening Credits...
- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappoin...
- Andrew Jenks Room 335
- What's in Your Purse???
- found this here and liked it.
- Under the Weather...
- "My childhood may be over, but that doesn't mean ...
- Yikes Bikes...
- New Look...
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