Monthly Archives: January 2012

7:51 Well Spent

My favourite part is in the comments:

“I have $20 says all the people in this video vote Republican.”

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“Don’t date a girl who reads because girls who read are the storytellers. You with the Joyce, you with the Nabokov, you with the Woolf. You there in the library, on the platform of the metro, you in the corner of the café, you in the window of your room. You, who make my life so god damned difficult. The girl who reads has spun out the account of her life and it is bursting with meaning. She insists that her narratives are rich, her supporting cast colorful, and her typeface bold. You, the girl who reads, make me want to be everything that I am not. But I am weak and I will fail you, because you have dreamed, properly, of someone who is better than I am. You will not accept the life that I told of at the beginning of this piece. You will accept nothing less than passion, and perfection, and a life worthy of being storied. So out with you, girl who reads. Take the next southbound train and take your Hemingway with you.”

– Charles Warnke

take the risk… do it anyway.

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Sea Monkey MENH!

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Thanks Al!

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”

– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

(Photo cred here)

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Uh… Yeah….

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Honestly WTF

Sites like Honestly WTF stand as a perfect reminder of why WE LOVE THE INTERNET! Founded by two super chicks named Erica Chan Coffman and Lauren Kolodny,  I stumbled across this funky, multi-purpose gem just over a year ago, and now rarely a day goes by where I don’t check in. In particular it has become my go to for fun, inexpensive and beautifully inventive DIY ideas. Every new DIY post has me oozing with desire to… well… Do It Myself. Nothing says originality quite like a piece of personally hand crafted jewelry. The posts are simple yet instructional, easy to understand, and beautiful to look at. What I like best is that they provide the fundamental guidelines, but I can choose the materials, colours, and overall design I like best.

We are going to make some delicious DIY Gretchen Jones inspired Universe necklaces , pay hommage to this site we love and respect so much, and show that these fun DIY sessions can be good for the soul and the self esteem! Thanks, you have made the world a better place!

Stay tuned for the results.

Photograph courtesy of Honestly WTF

For the full tutorial go here.

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White Town – Your Woman

Remember this? “Now 2” 4 Lyfe!

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Loving Life on Planet Earth

We’ve been lying here watching Blue Planet for hourrrrrs, and we are thinking lovingly of our beautiful world, and all the wonders that it holds, and how crucial they are to preserve. We just donated to the World Wildlife Fund, and you can too! It’s easy, just go to their website:

And, we are reminded of one of our fave books by the Good Doctor … The Lorax!





















Catch! calls the Once-ler.
He lets something fall.
It’s a Truffula Seed.
It’s the last one of all!
You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax
and all of his friends
may come back.



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Sopa and Pipa

Stay abreast folks. This is an infringement upon our freedoms.

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Patsy Cline – Crazy

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The good Doctor

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love”

– Dr. Seuss

Annie Hall and Alvy Singer are both a little weird.

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Somebody That I Used to Know – Walk Off the Earth (Gotye Cover)

Our friend Sasha introduced us to this, additional commentary not necessary.

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To sleep, perchance to dream … of pockets

Pocketful Pantaloons
















If you’re a lady and you’re wondering where to get the best pyjama bottoms, ever, the answer is: H&M menswear. They’ve been hiding these pants from us but I found ’em and I got ’em and you should too! They’re too baggy, and too long, which is exactly how I want them to be. Also, they have pockets! Which lady pyjamas never seem to have. Without pockets, where are we supposed to put things? In our marsupial pouches? I wish! Up our vaginas? Well … only in certain situations. In our purses, which major retailers presume are permanently fixed to our shoulders? FUCK THAT. Gimme pockets!


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Hanni EL Khatib

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Today, we share a super rad, butterlicious, full tilt boogie recipe for banana bread:

Start by turning the oven to 350 degrees. Then, retrieve:

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 cups bananas (about six), mashed*
4 eggs, beaten
2.5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg

* It’s best to use overripe bananas. I freeze them whenever they go past the point of smoothies/no return, and when I have six (or twelve, as today), I make the bread. For some reason, various roommates and boyfriends have, over the years, complained about my “banana hoarding.” Once they taste the finished product, though, they change their tune. Unless they’re vegan, in which case, I have nothing to offer. Anyways, remove the bananas from the freezer and leave them in a bowl to defrost for a few hours before you start baking. When the time comes, they’ll slide right out of their skins in a way that Timon and Pumbaa might deem “slimy yet satisfying.”

So. Grease a loaf pan (one large or two small), or a muffin tin, or some combination thereof.

Cream the butter and sugar together. Then, add the eggs to the bowl of mashed bananas, and beat them. The mixture will remain pretty chunky, and that’s okay.

Next, add the banana/egg bowl to the sugar/butter bowl.

Then, in a new, large bowl, combine your dry ingredients. At this point you can add something like nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips, if desired. I think about a half a cup is a good amount. This time, I chopped some almonds and threw them in. Please note: if you’re using chocolate, less is more!

Finally, add wet to dry and mix.

Then spoon the mixture into the pan(s), and bake for about 50 minutes. Forty-five to 55 for muffin tins, 50 to 60 for loaf pans. Stick a toothpick into the centre to check if they’re ready: just like Mama said, if it comes out clean, they’re done!

And then, enjoy! The bread is best enjoyed warm, perhaps with (more) butter. It freezes well.

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