Thursday, July 31, 2008

Things I Learned Today

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

Snack Time!


To make these yummy and healthy snacks you need the following:

- sundried tomatoes
- cucumber
- 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

Road Trip Tunes

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
  1. Going the Distance -- Cake
  2. Short Skirt, Long Jacket -- Cake
  3. Come On Eileen -- Dexy's Midnight Runners
  4. When the World Ends -- Dave Matthews Band
  5. 500 Miles -- The Proclaimers
  6. If I Had a Million Dollars -- Barenaked Ladies
  7. Stand -- R.E.M.
  8. Life is a Highway -- Tom Cochrane
  9. American Pie -- Don McLean
  10. Jack & Diane -- John Cougar Melloncamp
  11. King of Spain -- Moxy Fruvous
  12. Free Fallin' -- Tom Petty
  13. Sweet Emotion -- Aerosmith
  14. I Only Wanna Be With You -- Hootie And the Blowfish
Liz and Dave Approve
  1. T.N.T. -- AC/DC
  2. Smile -- Lily Allen
  3. Into the Great Wide Open -- Tom Petty
  4. Right Here Right Now -- Jesus Jones
  5. The Difference -- The Wallflowers
  6. When the Rainbow Comes -- Shawn Colvin
  7. All You Need is Love -- The Beatles
  8. Sharp Dressed Man -- ZZ Top
  9. La Grange -- ZZ Top
  10. I Go Blind -- Hootie and the Blowfish
  11. Cells -- The Servant
  12. Higher Ground -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
  13. Orange Crush -- R.E.M.
  14. Happiness and Disaster -- Stabilo
  15. New Soul -- Yael Naim
  16. Pianoman -- Billy Joel
  17. We Will Still Need A Song -- Hawksley Workman
  18. Stuck in the Middle With You -- Stealer's Wheel
  19. Runnin' Down A Dream -- Tom Petty
  20. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For -- U2
  21. Roll Me Away -- Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  22. Magical Mystery Tour -- The Beatles
  23. There She Goes -- Sixpence None The Richer
  24. Learning to Fly -- Tom Petty
  25. Beautiful Day -- U2
  26. I Kissed A Girl -- Katy Perry
  27. Highway to Hell -- AC/DC
  28. When the Night Feels My Song -- Bedouin Soundclash
  29. The Rest of My Life -- Sloan
  30. Summer of 69 -- Brian Adams
  31. Come Together -- Aerosmith
Liz Approved, Dave Tolerates
  1. Jealous of Your Cigarette -- Hawksley Workman
  2. April Fools -- Rufus Wainwright
  3. If You Can Afford Me -- Katy Perry
  4. Make a Memory -- Bon Jovi
  5. Pocketful of Sunshine -- Natasha Beddingfield
  6. Waking Up in Vegas -- Katy Perry
  7. Striptease -- Hawksley Workman
  8. Grace Kelly -- Mika
  9. Brand New Low - Treble Charger
  10. Stop This Train -- John Mayer
  11. Piano Blink -- Hawksley Workman
  12. Easy Tonight -- Five For Fighting
  13. Jessica -- Allman Brothers
  14. I'm A Believer -- Smash Mouth
  15. Semi-Charmed Life -- Third Eye Blind
  16. Have a Nice Day -- Bon Jovi
  17. Teenage Dirtbag -- Wheatus (barely)
  18. Wish I were You -- Patty Smyth
  19. Walking on the Sun -- Smash Mouth
  20. Time -- Hootie and the Blowfish
  21. Only the Young -- Journey
Dave Approved, Liz Tolerates
  1. Mary Jane's Last Dance -- Tom Petty
  2. Here I Go Again On My Own -- White Snake
  3. Rubysoho - Rancid
  4. On My Way -- Rusted Root
  5. You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
  6. Blister in the Sun -- Violent Femmes
  7. Lowrider - War
  8. Taking Care of Business -- BTO
  9. Brown Eyed Girl -- Van Morrison
  10. My Best Friend's Girl -- Cars
  11. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag -- James Brown
Dave Approved, Liz Whines
  1. American Music -- Violent Femmes
  2. Gone Daddy Gone -- Violent Femmes
  3. No Sleep Till Brooklyn -- Beastie Boys
  4. Cecilia -- Simon and Garfunkel
  5. Say it Ain't So -- Weezer
  6. Island in the Sun -- Weezer
  7. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
  8. Sweet Home Alabama -- Lynyrd Skynyrd
  9. Casey Jones -- Greatful Dead
Liz Approved, Dave Vetos
  1. Any Other Day -- Bon Jovi
  2. Texas Flood -- Stevie Ray Vaughan
  3. Crossroads -- Cream
  4. Glorious Day -- Weezer
  5. Mister Big Time -- Bon Jovi
  6. Remember Me -- Journey
  7. Lost Highway -- Bon Jovi
Duds
  1. Who Says You Can't Go Home -- Bon Jovi
  2. Ordinary -- Stabilo
  3. Behind the Mask -- Anarchy Club
  4. Tush -- ZZ Top (I think we just had too much ZZ Top)
  5. Ask the Lonely -- Journey
  6. Any Way You Want It -- Journey
  7. Summertime -- Bon Jovi
  8. Alone Here -- Hawksley Workman
  9. Revival -- Allman Brothers
  10. Midnight Rider -- Allman Brothers
  11. Ramblin' Man -- Allman Brothers
  12. Don't Believe it All -- Treble Charger
  13. Walk Idiot Walk -- The Hives
  14. Bad Day -- R.E.M.
Much thanks to Courtney, Pat, and Tory for the suggestions!