Sunday, December 30, 2012

va va voom.

It's been a while since I've blogged. Almost a whole year. For the record - my resolution for this year did not come to fruition. Daft Punk has not played at my house.


Sunday, January 01, 2012

knock knock.

Happy New Year!

My resolution for 2012? To have Daft Punk play at my house.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

outside the lines.

So, now that 2011 is about to end I thought it would be smart to post my favourite tracks from the past year. So, without further ado, here they are:

20. Mac Miller - Knock Knock
19. Beyoncé - Love On Top
18. Kristina Marie - Co-Pilot (feat. Laza Morgan)
17. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
16. Outasight - Tonight Is the Night
15. Eliza Dolittle - Mr. Medicine
14. Chromeo - When the Night Falls (feat. Solange Knowles)
13. Peter, Bjorn & John - Second Chance
12. Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow (feat. Juicy J, Snoop Dogg & T-Pain) [G-Mix]
11. Wolf Gang - The King and All His Men

10. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
For my first "explanation" song I thought I'd put this out there: When it comes to music, I am ahead. I start listening to songs before most people know they exist and wear them out by the time they become massive hits. I started listening to Party Rock Anthem in January - almost a whole year ago. For most, this song hit it's peak in the summer. I'm so ahead of the trends, it's scary. I practically set them.

9. Katy Perry - Firework
Is this song cheesy? Hell ya it is. But, it's a great track and it made me feel somewhat more at ease last January when I was taken out of my comfort zone safety bubble.

8. Joe Jonas - Just In Love (feat. Lil Wayne)
The single most surprising song of the whole year.

7. Chris Brown - She Ain't You
I love the MJ sample in this song. It makes Chris Brown seem more... Human.

6. Smokey Robotic - Outside the Lines (Uptown)
I like that I can say Lindsay Lohan introduced me to this song.

5. Matt & Kim / Andrew WK / Souljaboy - I'm a Goner
My mind still blows up every time I hear this song.

4. Transit - Calgary (feat. Jann Arden)
Has Calgary become my new, adoptive home? Hell ya it has. It's taken a lot of time for me to be able to say this, but I love this city.

3. Britney Spears - Til The World Ends
By far, my single most instantly loved Britney track in YEARS.

2. Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
I first heard this song when, at the time, my whole life was changing due to work. Now, it'll always remind me of the month of September when I was nervous and anxious.

1. Foster the People - Helena Beat
I, being the indie guru that I am, started listening to Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks last December, 2010. Again -- I am so far ahead of the trends it's scary. While most people this year were obsessing over Kicks, I was jamming out to Helena Beat. When they released their EP in February, it immediately caught my attention and midway through my first listen, I had to hit the repeat button on my iPod to keep the song cranking.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

underneath the sycamore.

Happy Birthday, Jesus!! I got you Frankincense. Oh? You already have that?? Uhhh... This is awkward...

Merry Christmas : )

Friday, December 02, 2011

i'm glad you came.

Alright, for all 3 of you that read this, here is my Christmas Wishlist for 2011:

WARNING: As I upgraded all my tech gadgets this year, my 2011 wish list will pale in comparison to some of my previous years.

1. Photojojo iPhone Photo Lenses $49

This company produces these awesome Fisheye, Telephoto and Macro lenses that are specifically designed to mount to your iPhone.

2. North Face ETIP Gloves - Graphite Grey $40
These gloves from The North Face have special tips on the fingers that are designed to let you use your touchscreen gadget (aka iPhone) without having to take your mittens off.
Note: AGLOVES are the original, cheaper, and probably better product. However, they have an online only availability. is the site if you'd prefer to get me a pair of those.

3. Steve Jobs Biography $36.99

Steve Jobs biography. Because I want to read it.

4. Snuggie $20

I have been wanting a Snuggie in either blue or green for YEARS.

5. The Art of Shaving Badger Brush $75

I basically stopped using foam shaving cream and switched to cream based ones, so now a badger brush is a natural extension of that.

6. GNC AMP Stainless Steal Shaker Bottle $14.99

The GNC Shaker Bottle would be perfect since I hate dealing with the clumps in my shakes. Gross.

7. iPod nano watch $129

iWatchz have this site where you buy the strap and hook up your nano. The iPod nano watch is SO FREAKING COOL.

8. AppleCare for my MacBook Air $279

Because you know one day I'm going to need it.

9. Smallville Season 10 $45

I'm still pretty devastated this show is over. : ' (

10. Wii: Mario Kart Edition $149

I basically just want to play Mario Kart. Is that wrong?!

11. Phil & Sebastian coffee beans $16

Coffee = Life.

12. iTunes gift cards $???

I <3 music. 13. Chapters gift cards $???

I <3 reading. 14. Chinook gift card $???

The new expansion at Chinook is amazing. The sheer amount of high-end and "name" stores that reside in that place is astounding and a sign of just how "big city" Calgary has become. My favourite new stores are A&F, Urban Outfitters, Bench, Burberry, CK, Express and Guess.