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Let's be honest...all three of these songs make me want to do drugs and dance in circles in the middle of the street with my friends....but I feel like that's a natural urge for any 20 year old girl....or perhaps it's just me....lol
(1) RUSTED ROOT - SEND ME ON MY WAY
I’ve always loved this song – it was on the soundtrack of almost every single movie in the 90s.
(2) MGMT - FLASH DELIRIUM
(3)NOAH AND THE WHALE – 5 YEARS TIME
This handsome fellow makes me swoon.
COCHON BUTCHER – NEW ORLEANS
FOOD The Butcher Sandwich Menu features items like the Butcher Muffuletta, Pastrami on rye or a classic Cuban. All sandwiches are made with house cured meats. Butcher specials such as ready to cook Stuffed Chicken, Duck Confit + Pork Roasts as well as high grade all natural cuts of Beef, Lamb, + Pork are also available.
sWINE Cochon Butcher offers an eclectic list of wines selected by wine buyer Joe Briand to go along with salami tastings and small plates. The selection changes monthly, the wines are available by the glass as well as the bottle + are poured well into the evening.”
(2) SKYBAR WINE GLOW COVER
“Aesthetically shaped and fabricated, the transparent Skybar is an innovative accessory specially made for wine bottles. It keeps wine at optimal serving temperature, illuminates the bottle for convenient reaching in the dark and adds more beauty to wine bottles as well."
(4) FRENCHMEN WINE HEAD
(1) SHARK FINNING CONSERVATION ACT BECOMES A LAW
Signed by President Obama on January 4, the law closes a major loophole in an existing U.S. ban on shark finning. That gruesome practice involves fishermen cutting off sharks’ fins, which are used in soup, then throwing their still-living bodies into the sea.
An estimated 73 million sharks are killed in this fashion every year. While fishing for them will continue, “I think this means less sharks will be killed,” said Matt Rand, director of global shark conservation at the Pew Environment Group, who helped press Congress for the law."
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WORLD MAY SUFFER FOOD RIOTS AS GRAIN PRICES SURGE, ECONOMIST CHALMIN SAYS
"The world may face social unrest including food riots in April as grain prices increase, said Philippe Chalmin, an economic adviser to the French government.
Crop damage caused by flooding in Australia and drought in Argentina is likely to boost grain prices in coming months, Chalmin, an economics professor at the University of Paris- Dauphine, said in an interview in the French capital today.
“I’m very concerned,” Chalmin said. “Around Easter we could start to see food riots.”
World food prices advanced to a record in December, partly driven by higher sugar prices, the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization reported yesterday. The FAO’s cereal index rose to the highest level since August 2008, remaining about 37 points below the record level in April that year.
Corn prices rose 52 percent in Chicago last year, while wheat climbed 47 percent. Grain prices may rise further because of uncertainty about production in South America, FAO senior economist Abdolreza Abbassian said yesterday.
“For the cereals, I expect very strong tension around March, April,” Chalmin said. “There are no more stocks available with the large exporters. It’s not because of sugar that you’re going to have food riots.”
Skyrocketing food prices in 2008 sparked protests and riots in almost three dozen poor nations including Haiti, Somalia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon.
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(3) FOOD DIARY A GREAT TOOL FOR LOSING WEIGHT, EXPERT SAYS
"The pen may be mightier than the scale when it comes to losing weight, experts have found.
Keeping a daily journal of snacks and meals is one of the best methods used by successful dieters, according to Dr. Christopher J. Mosunic, a weight management and diabetes specialist at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn.
"Keeping a food diary is like exercise; it will always help you lose (weight) if you do it consistently," he said in a hospital news release.
"I can split my patients into two groups. The food diary keepers and the nonkeepers. The people who keep diaries are usually very successful and I work with them for about 12 weeks. The people who don't are people I sometime see for years," Mosunic noted.
Dieters who keep journals are more successful because they're willing to acknowledge every bit of food they eat, which clearly shows them how many calories they are consuming per day, he explained."
(1) A MYSTERY: WHY CAN'T WE WALK STRAIGHT?
"Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you're walking straight, but as NPR's Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles."
(2) HOW MANY OTHER THINGS ARE WE MISSING????
"Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.
45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
1 hour: He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.
This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.
The questions raised: *In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
*Do we stop to appreciate it?
*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made…
How many other things are we missing?
(3) TINY DESK KITCHEN: BOW DOWN TO CRANBERRIES
(4) ICONIC BLOGGER SCOTT SCHUMANN, AKA, THE SARTORIALIST
I absolutely love this...one of my favorite bloggers....
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Can you say AMAZING??????????
(1) PRINCESS CAKES CHALLENGE
(2) DR. SEUSS CAKE CHALLENGE
(3) WALT DISNEY WORLD – WEDDING CAKES