Monday, January 31, 2011

Life + Crayons

“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, "hey girl, magenta!" and she's like, "oh, you mean purple!" and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, "no - I want magenta!"”

-John Mayer

Friday, January 28, 2011

JM Quote

I found this John Mayer quote today.  I just love him.  I really enjoy that feeling of hopefulness in it.

"Even if you think the flame has died, there's at least one lyric that'll hit that last hot spot, and then you'll find yourself as f#!%ed as you were the day you lied and said you never wanted to see her again." - JM

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wine Tasting

Tonight I am going with a friend of mine from work, Nicole, to a wine tasting at The Wine Cellar!  I am very excited because tonight they are featuring Sparkling Wines of the World - Champagne Tasting.  Can't wait to get our bubbly on!

We went for the first time last month with 2 other friends from work and had a great time.  If anyone wants to look at a schedule of events they host you can visit here.  It's a cozy little venue with a fun atmosphere and great appetizers.  Woohoo can't wait!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Video Time

Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter - Official Video

i just love this song.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Have You Heard of Fire Foxes?

I made a wonderful little discovery last week.  I use Firefox when surfing the web (: and last week their homepage featured this website.

I'm not really sure why they are doing it, but for the next several months you can go to the website and watch a live webcast of these 2 precious Red Pandas AKA "Firefoxes" at the Knoxville Zoo!  They are ADORABLE!  I believe you can also donate to the zoo on the website if you feel led.

But several times last week i found myself watching Spark and Ember (sisters) play in their little habitat.  They are SO cute!  I will probably watch them for hours over the next several months.

[A few photos...]

the last 2 images are taken with night vision.  i love them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Check My Playlist

So i'm at work on this "Blustery Day" (Winnie the Pooh reference, anyone?) with my corn bag warmed up to stay warm because for some reason the people in my office think it is necessary to run the AC in the middle of the Winter...oh well.  Listening to music while working.  Here is my Monday playlist (definitely helps the time pass)...

Ke$ha | Cannibal

Sarah Bareilles | Kaleidoscope Heart

The Band Perry | Self Titled

Taylor Swift | Speak Now

Lights | The Listening

The Word Alive | Deceiver

John Mayer | Battle Studies

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Decor

I decided right around Christmastime that I wanted to start collecting a Department 56 Village.  My Mom has collected Dickens' Village and Snow Village for years and I would like to get a collection going for myself (:

Mom's Snow Village 2009

So today I bought 2 pieces on eBay!!  I LOVE eBay!!

-Christmas in the City

"Starbucks Coffee"
-Snow Village
(I know this one is not "Christmas in the City" but I just couldn't resist!  I love Starbucks so much so it will just have to work!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bacon Jam???

one day last year (: i was looking at Kirsten Blower's blog and she had a post about Bacon Jam.  I thought it was a weird concept, but i find myself now wishing i had indulged a little for Christmas.  so i may be discovering a new love or just trying a very strange new condiment soonish.  either way, i will be sharing my thoughts at a later date!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope 2011 brings everyone much happiness and great times with the ones you love.