Today I went on a field trip to the botanical gardens to take pictures of textures. I did get lots of textures, but I also took some fun photos for my own enjoyment and learned many things along the way. For instance:
1) Bonsai are cool. Bonsai in a Chinese courtyard are cooler.
2) I'm going to feel like a tourist when I'm taking photos in a tourist destination whether I'm a local or not.
3) My parents have at least three poisonous plants growing at their home: lily of the valley, rhubarb, and fool's parsley.
4) This is what hemlock looks like. Ladybugs like it.
5) Socrates probably died with stomach pain, convulsions, and increased pulse.
6) Nightshade is really poisonous. However, it's the unripe berries that are the worst for you.
6) This is what a lotus looks like. They're beautiful, and they can grow at enormous sizes.
7) It's possible to grow lotuses in Montreal outdoors.
8) I can indeed get a sunburn on a cloudy day.
9) There are lots of beetles in the world.
10) I weigh 3 250 000 ants.
11) Beer and vanilla lip-gloss tastes gross.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
To make these yummy and healthy snacks you need the following:
- sundried tomatoes
- baguette (healthy version: whole wheat)
- cream cheese (healthy version: low fat)
Slice the sundried tomatoes into little pieces and blend them into cream cheese. Spread the cream cheese on slices of baguette and place a slice of cucumber on top. Delicious!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Dave and I spent the last week on the road to and in Prince Edward Island. We made an effort to compile a good collection of songs, and then tested them thoroughly over the 20+ hours we spent on the highway. For your use, I present the playlist:
Liz and Dave Approve of Cranking it Up
Liz and Dave Approve of Cranking it Up
- Going the Distance -- Cake
- Short Skirt, Long Jacket -- Cake
- Come On Eileen -- Dexy's Midnight Runners
- When the World Ends -- Dave Matthews Band
- 500 Miles -- The Proclaimers
- If I Had a Million Dollars -- Barenaked Ladies
- Stand -- R.E.M.
- Life is a Highway -- Tom Cochrane
- American Pie -- Don McLean
- Jack & Diane -- John Cougar Melloncamp
- King of Spain -- Moxy Fruvous
- Free Fallin' -- Tom Petty
- Sweet Emotion -- Aerosmith
- I Only Wanna Be With You -- Hootie And the Blowfish
- T.N.T. -- AC/DC
- Smile -- Lily Allen
- Into the Great Wide Open -- Tom Petty
- Right Here Right Now -- Jesus Jones
- The Difference -- The Wallflowers
- When the Rainbow Comes -- Shawn Colvin
- All You Need is Love -- The Beatles
- Sharp Dressed Man -- ZZ Top
- La Grange -- ZZ Top
- I Go Blind -- Hootie and the Blowfish
- Cells -- The Servant
- Higher Ground -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Orange Crush -- R.E.M.
- Happiness and Disaster -- Stabilo
- New Soul -- Yael Naim
- Pianoman -- Billy Joel
- We Will Still Need A Song -- Hawksley Workman
- Stuck in the Middle With You -- Stealer's Wheel
- Runnin' Down A Dream -- Tom Petty
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For -- U2
- Roll Me Away -- Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
- Magical Mystery Tour -- The Beatles
- There She Goes -- Sixpence None The Richer
- Learning to Fly -- Tom Petty
- Beautiful Day -- U2
- I Kissed A Girl -- Katy Perry
- Highway to Hell -- AC/DC
- When the Night Feels My Song -- Bedouin Soundclash
- The Rest of My Life -- Sloan
- Summer of 69 -- Brian Adams
- Come Together -- Aerosmith
- Jealous of Your Cigarette -- Hawksley Workman
- April Fools -- Rufus Wainwright
- If You Can Afford Me -- Katy Perry
- Make a Memory -- Bon Jovi
- Pocketful of Sunshine -- Natasha Beddingfield
- Waking Up in Vegas -- Katy Perry
- Striptease -- Hawksley Workman
- Grace Kelly -- Mika
- Brand New Low - Treble Charger
- Stop This Train -- John Mayer
- Piano Blink -- Hawksley Workman
- Easy Tonight -- Five For Fighting
- Jessica -- Allman Brothers
- I'm A Believer -- Smash Mouth
- Semi-Charmed Life -- Third Eye Blind
- Have a Nice Day -- Bon Jovi
- Teenage Dirtbag -- Wheatus (barely)
- Wish I were You -- Patty Smyth
- Walking on the Sun -- Smash Mouth
- Time -- Hootie and the Blowfish
- Only the Young -- Journey
- Mary Jane's Last Dance -- Tom Petty
- Here I Go Again On My Own -- White Snake
- Rubysoho - Rancid
- On My Way -- Rusted Root
- You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
- Blister in the Sun -- Violent Femmes
- Lowrider - War
- Taking Care of Business -- BTO
- Brown Eyed Girl -- Van Morrison
- My Best Friend's Girl -- Cars
- Papa's Got A Brand New Bag -- James Brown
- American Music -- Violent Femmes
- Gone Daddy Gone -- Violent Femmes
- No Sleep Till Brooklyn -- Beastie Boys
- Cecilia -- Simon and Garfunkel
- Say it Ain't So -- Weezer
- Island in the Sun -- Weezer
- Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
- Sweet Home Alabama -- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Casey Jones -- Greatful Dead
- Any Other Day -- Bon Jovi
- Texas Flood -- Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Crossroads -- Cream
- Glorious Day -- Weezer
- Mister Big Time -- Bon Jovi
- Remember Me -- Journey
- Lost Highway -- Bon Jovi
- Who Says You Can't Go Home -- Bon Jovi
- Ordinary -- Stabilo
- Behind the Mask -- Anarchy Club
- Tush -- ZZ Top (I think we just had too much ZZ Top)
- Ask the Lonely -- Journey
- Any Way You Want It -- Journey
- Summertime -- Bon Jovi
- Alone Here -- Hawksley Workman
- Revival -- Allman Brothers
- Midnight Rider -- Allman Brothers
- Ramblin' Man -- Allman Brothers
- Don't Believe it All -- Treble Charger
- Walk Idiot Walk -- The Hives
- Bad Day -- R.E.M.