Wednesday, July 29, 2009

hot. hot. hot.

Sounds like you're in SO-Calllli
(Sent to me from my sister - from cnn.com)

Weather To Expect: July 29, 2009

Looks to be a day that will be written about in Seattle weather history books for years to come. The forecasted high temperature for Seattle today is 101 degrees. If we hit that temperature, this will be the hottest day ever recorded in Seattle. The current all time record high is 100 degrees and has been set twice, back on July 20, 1994 at Sea-Tac Airport and July 16, 1941 when records were kept downtown at the Federal Building. Records for Seattle go all the way back to 1891, so this is a truly historic event.

The hottest weather will be found around the south sound and areas away from the water where some highs could be soaring up to 105 degrees. How about the coolest spots around Western Washington? On the water at the coast, areas on the Olympic Peninsula, and on Whidbey Island will see the lowest temperatures in the mid 80s this afternoon. The Excessive Heat Warning and Air Stagnation Advisory both remain in effect through 6 pm Friday.

Thursday will be a very hot day as well with highs still hovering around the 100 degree mark. Friday and into the weekend, a little relief will be on the way. Not a major cool down, but temperatures will be falling back down around the 90 degree mark. 92 on Friday, 88 on Saturday, and 92 degrees on Sunday can be expected for your weekend plans. Drink plenty of water and check on family, friends, and pets during this extremely hot day.


Get out yer stand up Paddle Boards and pretend it's Aloha Magic!

grease-off?

In case you don't know - I live in the Northwest - have been here for 3 years now. I guess you could say there is a serious number of geeks here in the NW - and all-in-all, it doesn't bother me, but lately, I'm craving for something different.



The cool geek phenomenon has been going on for some time now - so isn't it time to bring something else to the forefront for awhile? Maybe the greaser can come back? Instead of thick glasses, we can embrace pomade... Instead of dorky shorts, sandals/socks combo, we can wear vintage boots? Instead of being too smart, we can dumb ourselves down a bit and go cruisin'.


I just can't read about another rock+paper+scissors or trivia contest. I'm ready for something new....





Thursday, July 16, 2009

good lyrics sing to my soul.

Occasionally I blog lyrics to a song. This is because that song (new or old) just speaks to me that day - and makes my heart skip a beat. Sometimes, I go back to the song the next day and the feeling is gone...but it's nice to know that particular day, it meant something to me.

My two favorite artists today:

~Adele
~Ingrid Michaelson

There is this soulful, french, eclectic energy from both artists that makes me just feel girly and good. Ahhh - here's to being a girl.

Right as Rain, by Adele

Who wants to be right as rain
It's better
When something is wrong
You get excitement in your bones
And everything you do's a game
When night comes
And you're all on your own
You can say I chose to be alone
Who wants to be right as rain
It's harder when you're on top.

Cause when hard work
Don't pay off
And I'm tired there aint no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned so
Wipe that dirty smile off we
Won't be making up I've cried my heart out
And now
I've had enough of love

Who wants to be riding high
When you'll just crumble
Back on down
You give up everything you are
And even then you don't get far
They make believe that everything
Is exactly what it seems
But at least
When you're at your worst
You know how to feel things.

See when hard work don't pay off
And I'm tired there ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned so
Wipe that dirty smile off we
Won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now
I've had enough of love

Go ahead and still my heart
To make me cry again
Cause it will never hurt
As much as it did then when
We were both right
And no one had blame
But now I give up
On this endless game.

Cause who wants to be right as rain
It's better
When something is wrong
I get excitement
In my bones
Even though
Everything's a strain
When night comes
And I'm on my own
You should know I
Chose to be alone
So who wants to be
Right as rain
It's harder
When you're on top

Cause when hard work
Don't pay off
And I'm tired there ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned so
Wipe that dirty smile off we
Won`t be making up
I`ve cried my heart out
And now
I've had enough of

No room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned so
Wipe that dirty smile off we
Won`t be making up
I`ve cried my heart out
And now
I've had enough of love


The Way I Am lyrics, by Ingrid Michaelson

If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I'd find a match.

Cause I love the way you say good morning.
And you take me the way I am.

If you are chilly, here take my sweater.
Your head is aching, I'll make it better.

Cause I love the way you call me baby.
And you take me the way I am.

I'd buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair.
Sew on patches to all you tear.

Cause I love you more than I could ever promise.
And you take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

breaking the mold.

Recently after some brainstorming with my PR team for a client pitch ;), I realized that breaking the routine in my closet, might be something good for me.

So this month, I decided to branch away from my routine leather bag from Avelle - and go for a designer I've been putting in my 'wish list' for some time now - Isabella Fiore. Each season, Avelle features her bags that have an eclectic, vintage feel to them. Not my norm, but something I've really been drawn to.

Well, here's my bag - pictured. Yes, still brown leather, but it is different for me. There is a painting of a hippy meets Japanese animation girl on the front, AND I can carry it as a shoulder bag OR a messenger bag style.

So far, day 1, I'm digging my decision. Maybe mixing it up was a good idea!

Monday, July 13, 2009

cake.

Wedding cake. I can't get enough of it. I'm not talking about the eating of the cake (who really remembers the taste of a wedding cake at the wedding?), I'm talking about the appearance of the cake.

I've been watching Amazing Wedding Cakes on WeTV and The Cake Boss on TLC recently - okay, a lot thanks to our DVR. And no, I'm not getting married (I'm actually celebrating my 2-year anniversary this August.)

It's just that I enjoy the drama behind the wedding cake. The decision of what the cake should look like, the layout of the design, the drama behind the fondant - all of it. And these two shows delivery it. (Especially Cake Boss - and his Mom, um, the real boss.)

So what is it behind these expensive and sometimes tasty pieces of art? Is it because it's art we can understand and enjoy (and taste?) Whatever the secret, keep the shows a'coming.

(Cake by April Reed Cake Design, NYC)