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Archive for July 2008

Food: Fage Yogurt

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So when I was working at Whole Foods, this was literally the top selling item at every Whole Foods every single week, and I would always think to myself why is everybody flipping out over fat free yogurt? I figured it was some super health thing (which I guess it is since 1/2 a cup has a whopping 12 grams of protein) but when I finally started asking customers about it, all they said was just taste it and I would know why.

So one day on my lunch break I tried it and since then I have been spending waaay too much money on it ever since. Fage which is a staple in greek diets, has a special way of being strained that makes it look and taste like yogurt made with whole milk and a billion calories only its fat free and like 80 calories. Its super creamy and mild and totally amazing with fruit or honey. It sounds silly to obsess over something like yogurt but seriously if you try it you will  see why it has a cult following. The only bad side is a single serving cup costs around 2 bucks and like a 5 serving tub will run you almost 6, pricey but delicious.


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July 23, 2008 at 3:13 pm

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Book: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

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I read all 13 of the Lemony Snicket books and I am really proud. But in all reality it wasn’t that hard because A, they were children books and B, they were really freakin’ good. The Series is about 3 kids Violet, Klaus and Sunny Bauldalaire and basically a series of unfortunate events that occur after a super tragic one. I won’t tell you but if you saw the movie you already know (really good movie surprisingly too btw)

Even though they are kids books, its really fun for adults to read too, the writing doesn’t seem at all directed to young kids, (some of the terms used I had to look up) and its just really like dark and twisted yet funny and sweet at the same time. Isn’y it crazy that it could be all those things? but it really is, thats what makes this series so great and totally worth the time to read all 13 books.

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July 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm


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More and more I see Evisu on guys especially rappers for some reason, but I almost never see the brand on girls. You’ve probably all seen the seagull logo at some time or another and in my humble opinion and really I guess a lot of others because they are known as the “Rolls Royce” of jeans, they completely trump Sevens and Rock and Republic.

The super premium jeans are made out of the best quality demin in vintage looms and many of the jean styles still have the logo hand painted on to them, thus their prices range from $150 to $1000 for a pair.

The brand seemed pretty underground for a while but they definitly blew up when they teamed with Puma for both a collaboration called Evisu loves Puma and also selling their own brand in Puma stores across the world.

While their jeans are definitly their staple one thing that people either forget or don’t notice about Evisu is that they also happen to make some of the most unique cutting edge ready to wear clothes out there. One of my prized pieces in my wardrobe is a black kimono pea coat. Its a cropped black pea coat with gigantic kimono sleeves and red sakura lining on the inside of the sleeves and thats still pretty tame compared to some of the other things Ive seen them come up with.

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July 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm

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Have you ever thought about pimping out your car but figured it would just be too expensive? Well fear no more, your car can now make heads turn everywhere you drive without breaking the bank. offers you badass hood pieces, side pieces or just little accents for the weak ranging from just 99 bucks.

And the coolest part about Infectious is it REALLY is awesome art, not just some crappy clipart my friends, I mean super premium grade A badass pieces from artists like Junko Mizuno, Buff Monster, Yumiko Kayukawa, Coop and more. They made the decals fairly easy to install so you should be able to do it with 2 people, a couple hours and no previous experience. And  commitment phobics need not to worry, the decals can come off anytime you want just get a hairdryer and pull it off in strips.

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July 20, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Artist: Junko Mizuno

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So I don’t really know if Junko Mizuno is super well known to the masses or if her artwork is more underground but huge with  people in the know, but either way its insane. Junko’s artwork is another one of those types that crosses a mixture of cute and horrific. There is lots of color and cute girls with big eyes and flowy hair but at the same time the girls tend to be naked and carrying bloody chainsaws or syringes. It has that happy tree friends kind of vibe, only not nearly as lame.

Junko Mizuno also has some of the coolest merchandise around from graphic novels, crazy action figures and even gruesome yet adorable versions of fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and the Little Mermaid. If you are into low brow art her work will suddenly appear everywhere you look from magazine articles to tv shows Junko will overtake the world with her wicked coolness.

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July 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Movie: Stardust

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So when I first saw Stardust coming out in theatres for some reason I just wasnt that excited but my boyfriend was because it was based off a Neil Gaiman Novel and was a bog fan. We never ended up seeing it on the big screen but I ended up picking it up for him one day on one of my monthly trips to Blockbuster to take advantage of the 4 for 20 sale. (I love that sale seriously…) So reluctantly to be a good GF I said we could watch Stardust, and wow was I soooo stupid to think I wasn’t going to like it. Not only did I like the movie, it has seriously become of my favorite movies ever!

The story contains enough action and adventure that boys won’t whine the whole way through and definitly enough romance and girly aspects to keep the girls happy. Really it’s the best of both worlds. The movie is really extremely well acted, the cinematography is awesome and basically the story is really what makes it great. With so much crap coming out lately in Hollywood, it really nice to see that something of quality can still be created. Yeah I pick up a lot of movies at blockbuster cause its cheap entertainment but its really cool when every once in a while you find that diamond in the rough like this one.

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July 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Music: The Ditty Bops

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So I know from the name they sound like the type of band that would play at some 5 year olds birthday party, but really the Ditty Bops are a lot more grown up. In fact if you listened to their music, they don’t even seem like they are from this era. They make music thay you would dance the charleston to or the kind of music you’d hear in a movie from the 30’s or 40’s but of course a bit more updated and a bit more edgy.

They aren’t just a band trying to copy an old style of music, they totally make it their own and they have fun with it, if you watch their videos they are far from old fashioned, My favorite video “Wishful Thinking” (that you can watch in this post btw) has the girls in lingerie punching each other out, shooting arrows and throwing knives at each other. Definitly not the kind of stuff grandma use to see. Thats what great about the Ditty Bops, you can play the music for anyone and they will think its delightful, but the girls are actually far from angelic.

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July 18, 2008 at 12:21 am

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