Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Cows

Over the past weekend I spent some time with my sister and she told me about a great little investment she's making that made me green with envy. She bought a quarter of a cow. It's a grass-fed cow already cut up and ready for the freezer... a big freezer. She also had to buy a stand alone freezer to accommodate all the meat she bought. But in my opinion it is well worth it. The meat ended up being about $5/lb. Where can you get organic, grass-fed beef for that much money? Directly from the farmer, that's where. It's a combination of steaks, ground meat, and the rest can be used for roasts and the such. It also has the added benefit of being environmentally friendly as it comes from a local farmer. Not to mention the fact that you are supporting a local business.

We really don't even eat all that much meat, but because of the quality of the meat it can last up to a year in the freezer. I think we could handle that. Unfortunately, it is not something I can do. We don't have any room for an extra freezer nor do we have any local farms... Yet another reason to move out of SoFla. I plan to do some more research to see if any of these places offer the same kinda deal for chickens, but I can imagine it would be a lot more expensive. If you are at all interested in this kinda thing, you can find out more about it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What I Am Listening To

This is Ben Kweller's newest album- it just came out last Tuesday. It a little more laid back and a lot more country than his older stuff, but I really like it. Also love the album artwork.

If Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young got together with The Shins and had a baby- you would have Fleet Foxes. Nothing wrong with that.

I haven't actually given it much of a listen yet. I only have one song that Ms Amy P sent me. But I love that one song and Kittyama has recently purchased the whole thing so I plan on stealing it from her and giving it a more thorough listen.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Some people just need to get a sense of humor.

April is so far away

I can hardly contain my excitement for April 7th. Flight of the Conchords is right up there with Arrested Development in my book. One of my all time faves and we get to see them in concert. Add to that, we haven't been to a concert since the little guy was born and we were quite the concert goers. (Well, as much of a concert goer as you can be in these parts.)

I was a little bummed because we don't have HBO so we wouldn't be up on our FOC: Season 2 songs. But guess what? You can now buy the songs on iTunes the day after they appear in their respective episodes. SO I have already bought 3 of the new songs and will keep checking back weekly for the new song releases. Although, I have to admit that I was less than thrilled with the songs from the first episode (which you can watch and download for free on iTunes), I am a fan of the other two. They really are great rappers. As good as a Australian novelty duo can be.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine's Day

I don't believe in Valentine's Day. I belong to the (some would say) hippie mindset that it is a holiday started by corporations to capitalize on America's willingness to spend money on just about anything. Why do I need a special day to let my loved ones know that I in fact love them? And why would I get them crappy chocolate or overpriced flowers to express how much I love them? I may sound like a cynic, but I would rather do it randomly and creatively throughout the year... when they least expect it. I remember my mom used to send me notes every so often in my lunch box that said she loved me or thought I was great. It made me inexplicably happy and I remember those little surprises to this day. I don't remember one single Valentine card from the past.

Although I know that I will need to eventually change my tune once Liam gets into school. I don't want him to be singled out just because I think it's all nonsense. of course I will let him partake and will even be excited with him, but I also want to implement plenty of those special little surprises to let him know that he's always my valentine.

And what about Chris, you say? He's always been my valentine. I try to do the same with my hubby. I used to be much better at it. Make his lunch for him when he least suspects it, write silly notes on the mirror for him to read when he gets up in the morning, that sort of thing... I guess the one thing that this "holiday" is good for is to remind me not to let that stuff slip away. It's so easy to forget to do the silly things that make us both smile and remember why we really like each other. So Happy Early Valentine's Day, ya schmucks.