28 May 2010

Hear this song, my love.

Been listening to a some Karen Elson lately, and let me tell you, this little lady has put out a ridiculously cool album. Laden with tales of murder and depression-era struggles, The Ghost Who Walks, (while definitely falling in with this westerny-modern craze that's abounded in the past few years), has a soulful and honest feel. My being an avid Jenny Lewis fan may have something to do with it, but I loved it. I love this woman.

(iTunes it up! I really liked The Ghost Who Walks and 100 Years From Now.)

25 May 2010

Aux Arks.

Well I am in love.

Having just returned from my sojourn at The White Buffalo Resort, I must say how very impressed and not a little affected I was by my experience there. The simple beauty of the trees and rivers, the number of animals--ranging from armadillos and box turtles to squirrels, foxes and deer--that roam freely, and the sweeping peace of the place really showcases some of the highlights of the marvelous country that stretches throughout parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas, known as The Ozarks.

Unfortunately, I must say that my bad luck with cameras has struck once again, and I broke mine and Leah's camera on my very first day at the resort. (What is that, Leah? Number 5?) Therefore, I have no photos to display as documentation of our lovely trip.

I will say, however, that on returning home, I swiftly googled The Ozarks to find out more, and found some pretty interesting stuff. For example, that the word "Ozarks" is thought to be derived from a linguistic corruption of the French abbreviation "Aux Arks," (short for "of Arkansas"). Or that is was an abbreviation for "aux-arcs-en-ciel," French for "towards the rainbows", which are common sights in the region. (thanks, wikipedia.)

And thank you to the wonderful Olwell Family and all their Ozarkian goodness!

05 May 2010

April Appreciation.

Just some of the things that got me through the month of April.

Contra, Vampire Weekend

This album played non-stop in my car for 4 weeks. Maybe longer. Okay, maybe it's still playing. My personal favorites? White Sky and Horchata. Give it a listen, and join the Obsessed With Contra Club. We meet on Wednesday nights..

Long shorts.

Found these ones at Hurley.com. Roll em once or twice and they look so so good. And they're the most comfortable shorts on the planet.

Red hair.

After obsessing since forever, I have finally officially darkened my locks to a light...orangy-red.
Just call me Ginger.

Anis Mojgani.

First heard this guy probably three years ago, but recently started listening to and reading his stuff again. He writes some of the most beautiful poetry I've ever heard. Youtube Shake The Dust. And get ready to get goosebumps.