Thursday, August 13, 2009

Phoenix - On Fire

Ahhh yea-- Here's another hit from Phoenix off their debut album "United" (2000). If you're going to be in LA you still might be able to catch some tickets to their show at the Greek Theatre in September. It's sure to be a great way to cap off a great summer.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Recession-Proof Shades

Stop crying about the fourth pair of tortoise shell wayfarers you lost and check these cheap alternatives out. These classic 80s shades were made popular by machine-gun-toting thugs on Magnum PI and/or that creepy neighbor you had with the NRA bumper sticker and inconspicuous mustache.

Face it. You don't need polarized sunglasses (unless you moonlight as a pro bass fisherman) and besides... It's about time we all start buying sunglasses we can afford to lose. At $20 a pair, these are hard to beat. Check em' out!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Office Video Viral of the Week

Within the first two minutes of this video, your initial thoughts might be "Why?... Why would they ever choose to do this at their wedding? Chris Brown... Really?" But in deciding whether you like it or not, you hopefully (like me), are able to discern something much more admirable in this than what initially may strike you as cheesy or unoriginal. Yes, there is in fact something strangely romantic about this video. Not because it's cheesy or in some ways a rip-off of something we've seen before in "Love Actually", but because you realize what good friends it must take to agree to fully commit to this. While the choreography progressively gets worse you begin to notice that what these people lack in rhythm and grace is compensated by the genuine kindness in their effort.

After all is said and done, only true love can change your mind about Chris Brown.

Back in Business: Staying Hungry in the District

For the past four years I've been blogging from LA and then from New York City. Since my recent move to the nation's capitol, I've continued to pursue my passion for food, drink and most importantly the overall dining experience. This insatiable hunger and curiosity has already lead me to some of DC's unique culinary trademarks (i.e. jumbo slices).

Although the lulls of a post-graduate/9-to-5 lifestyle will surely take away from the adventures I once could afford, I am certain that this city, so steeped in history and culture will keep me hungry for more.

As I gradually discover the delectable gems that DC has to offer I fully intend on keeping the Big Apple in my rearview, following along with the raucous and dynamic restaurant scene to which I owe my sincere appreciation for food.

DC posts soon to follow.