Monday, March 30, 2015

Music Monday

Christine Sweeney + the Dirty Stayouts are part of the Long Island Music Bundle, which is an amazing collection of local musicians. You pick the price, but keep in mind that 20% of the proceeds are being donated to the Long Island Chapter of Food Not Bombs. Support local artists + organizations!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Linkity Link

My friend Mike created an awesome Long Island Music Bundle, featuring 8 bands from the area + multiple albums. 20% of the proceeds will go to the Long Island chapter of Food Not Bombs. Six of the bands will be performing at the release show at Velvet Lounge in Setauket. Show starts at 9p + will go til around 2a.

While we're dealing with snow [again], President Obama is hanging in my hometown + playing his 220th round of golf as POTUS. I hope he pulls a Frank Underwood + goes to my favorite rib joint

How come Ariel could sign the contract to give up her voice for some stems in The Little Mermaid, but couldn't write Prince Eric a note telling him what the deal was? Ugh, my inner child is not happy upon realizing this, Disney.

If you have a thing for babes in uniform, Fleet Week is returning after last year's hiatus.

Bear Grylls is getting a new Survivor-type series on NBC called the The Island.

Welcome back, Mulder + Scully. Chris Carter is bringing The X-Files back after a ".. 13-year commercial break."

I want to start cooking with wine more, so I did some research on what to keep stocked + realized that for budget + culinary purposes, box is best.

If it weren't for WWI, would the Apple Watch even be a thing? Hmm...

Broken Lizard posted their Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to create Super Troopers 2. In less than 24 hours, they reached their goal + only 4 days in, they're just shy of $3 million. By the time the campaign is over, I wouldn't be surprised to see this go as high as $7 million.

Netflix announced premiere dates for the upcoming seasons of Orange is the New Black + Wet Hot American Summer. My summer is going to be filled with lots of weddings, parties + Netflix binges. I'm super stoked.

On the fence about what to major in at school? Well, here's some food for thought: the medical marijuana industry needs more chemists for research purposes.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Things I'm Loving Lately

House of Cards
I binge watched the first two seasons before heading out to California + I totally understand the hype now. I'm taking it easy + savoring the flavor of season three, although I feel like this season is building up to the shitstorm that will hit in season four [which is rumored to be the final season, due to timeline comparisons from the BBC version].

Single-Serving Soup
I've been on the fiercest soup kick lately + made homemade stock for the first time. Making the stock led me down the rabbit hole known as Google + I found these single-serving recipes. I made the Avgolemono + plan on revisiting//doctoring that recipe next week.

Kristen Bell Performing "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
I know that some of you are so over Frozen, but this is a really solid performance from Kristen Bell. Also, how adorable is Bell when she's gushing about wanting to be a Disney princess?

Spotify March Playlist
This month's playlist is mostly 90s tunes, with a few newer releases tossed in for good measure.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Linkity Link

Pixar Story Supervisor Josh Cooley's latest adventure has been taking not-so-family-friendly films + making awesomely inappropriate art for adults in his new book, Movies R Fun!

Vogue has been getting some serious shit regarding their article "How To Have A Threesome." Some think the magazine crossed the line, but I think it was a solid article.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will sneak into theaters across the world next month before airing on HBO in May. They've also provided information regarding a book + DVD release, but are keeping soundtrack info mum.

Death Grips may have disbanded back in 2014, but their final release, The Powers That B, comes out at the end of the month. I wouldn't be surprised if they reunite + hop onto a late summer//autumn tour this year.

Can ice cubes on an acupressure point help people be happier + healthier?

Dudes who post selfies may be more inclined to exhibit Dark Triad traits, according to a study from The Ohio State University School of Communication.

Butcher Billy killed it back in 2013 with his Post-Punk//New Wave Super Friends + he's back with his sophomore batch of comic crooners.

Here is what is coming + going on Netflix in April, so you better check your queue + watch what is disappearing before its too late.

Key lime poundcake with Key lime cream cheese icing miiiiight have to get made this summer so I can cut it up + put it in a new ice cream recipe.

If you're over the age of 50, you can get some serious discounts on travel, clothing + other amenities. Links for student + military discounts are listed on the site as well.

Hellogiggles posted this cool article about perfect bikini bods. I hope they do this again with dudes as well, sans bikini [unless thats what they would prefer to wear - to each their own], because girls aren't the only ones who need a body confidence boost.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Linkity Link

Tom Hanks stars + lip syncs in Carly Rae Jepsen's latest video, "I Really Like You" + its awesome. Hanks is one of my favorite actors + I would love to sit down + have dinner with this dude.

Great South Bay Brewery is releasing Hog Cabin [its a maple bacon porter] today + having  a cornhole tournament to boot. I'm heading over in a bit + it runs late, so come say hi + have a drink or two!

Brand New's Deja Entendu is being repressed on vinyl for Record Store Day 2015.

Garbage's self-titled debut is twenty years old. Are they next to hop on the bandwagon for an anniversary tour?

TruTV is working on their new scripted comedy, "Those Who Can't." Writing staff looks solid + the premise is something I can relate to, so I'm hoping its a hit.

Ben + Jerry are all for gourmet ganja ice cream. This could get interesting.

Need to save money, but still want to have some fun with your partner in crime? Here are 68 dates that are free ninety-nine.

Remember the ABC show "Dinosaurs?" See what the cast is up to, courtesy of Buzzfeed.

A friend texted me about 30 things no on tells you about leaving Long Island - its a clever attempt to get me to stay on the island, but I'm not ruling anything out.

Once upon a time, I made pulled pork with homemade barbecue sauce. It was magical + they all lived happily ever after. The end.

Have you heard about NASA's upcoming Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission?