Bonnaroo lineup

  • Did you see the 2010 Bonnaroo lineup?

  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Kings of Leon
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Jay-Z
  • Tenacious D
  • Weezer
  • The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side of the Moon featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs
  • The Dead Weather
  • Damian Marley and Nas
  • Phoenix
  • Norah Jones
  • Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • John Fogerty
  • Regina Spektor
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Rise Against
  • Tori Amos
  • The National
  • Zac Brown Band
  • Les Claypool
  • John Prine
  • The Black Keys
  • Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Jeff Beck
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • She & Him
  • Against Me!
  • Deadmau5
  • Daryl Hall & Chromeo
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Clutch
  • Bassnectar
  • Kid Cudi
  • The Disco Biscuits
  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Medeski Martin & Wood
  • The xx
  • GWAR
  • Dan Deacon Ensemble
  • Tinariwen
  • Wale
  • Baaba Maal
  • The Melvins
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • Miike Snow
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Dr. Dog
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile
  • Isis
  • Blitzen Trapper
  • Blues Traveler
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Calexico
  • Gary Chardonnay
  • OK Go
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Martin Sexton
  • Lotus
  • Baroness
  • Dave Rawlings Machine
  • Mayer Hawthorne and the County
  • Japandroids
  • Jay Electronica
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • The Dodos
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • The Temper Trap
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • The Entrance Band
  • Local Natives
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Rebelution
  • Diane Birch
  • Monte Montgomery
  • Julia Nunes
  • Fanfarlo
  • The Postelles
  • Lucero
  • Here We Go Magic
  • Hot Rize
  • Neon Indian
  • B.O.B
  • More Artists to Be Announced!

  • WOW! I would love to see so many of these bands! {Especially She & Him, Dave Matthews Band, Norah Jones and Kings of Leon.} Wish I could make it this year.


    Our try at Indian cooking

    My friends and I decided to stay in and make dinner the other night rather than go out. We all really like Indian food so we thought we'd try making a chickpea curry dish with potato pancakes. It was definitely an experience. It took quite a bit of time, but over all I think it turned out well.

    The chickpea dish was delicious, absolutely delicious, even though we didn't have the best start.

    Unfortunately, our potato pancakes didn't turn out too well. They tasted delicious but turned out to be more mashed potatoes than potato pancakes.

    I still consider it a successful try, though I would recommend more practice.


    my coffee shop appropriate iPod

    i finally wiped my iPod clean and started fresh. it's been a while. i always mean to update it but i think of it at the most inappropriate times, like when i'm in the shower or at work or driving in my car.

    but i finally did it. i decided to divide it into two categories: dance/work out music and coffee shop music. the work out music category is pretty boring, basically anything you'd hear on 103.5 Kiss FM now and about 10 years ago. i was most excited to refresh the other category.

    i added a few new bands and some old favorites to the coffee shop mix. a few bands i included {and highly recommend}: arctic monkeys, wilco, she & him, the clash, the ramones, death cab for cutie, one republic, better than ezra, postal service, hot hot heat, regina spektor, the decemberists, the fray, the shins, the white stripes, kings of leon, the smiths, iron & wine, madeleine peyroux, band of horses, kimya dawson, augustana, franz ferdinand, sufjan stevens, nick drake, spoon, the strokes, dave matthews band, sun kil moon, eagles of death metal... to name quite a few...

    plus, classics like the beatles, bob dylan, rolling stones, bruce springsteen and many more...

    i'm really excited to hit the coffee shop now.


    photo project

    i started a project a little while ago to practice my photography skills. i'm going to take a picture every day for a year. it doesn't necessarily have to be a good picture, this is just an idea to get me to actually pick up my camera more and think about photography.

    since most days i just go to work and come home, it forces me to be a little more creative when i take a picture. sure, a lot of photos are of random things around my house, but some are pretty interesting. i feel that if i had not set this goal for myself, i would not think of taking my camera with me on trips to the mall or lunch dates with friends. i like that it makes me think of photography on a daily basis.

    here are a few photos that i've taken so far...

    Mwaramutse, friends

    Today is a very sad day. Today one of my best friends leaves for Peace Corps in Rwanda.

    After a short stay in Philadelphia and New York, Jessi will fly to Africa, to her home for the next twenty-seven months. Jessi, who majored in public health, is going to work with non-governmental organizations to increase and strengthen HIV education, prevention and care.

    While I am incredibly excited for her, I'm really sad that she's leaving. I still can't believe she's going- or at least so soon. When we used to sit at coffee shops talking about the Peace Corps, it always seemed so long away. {My friend Jillian is already in South America for Peace Corps!} I'm going to miss her so much when she's gone. I know I didn't so the best job keeping in touch when she was in Washington D.C. and I was in Chicago, but it was a comfort to know that I could get a hold of her at any time.

    At least I got to spend a lot of time with her this past week before she left {we spent a day together in Chicago and a weekend in Milwaukee}.

    Even though I am quite sad I won't see Jessi for a bit, I am incredibly excited for her. What an experience working with NGOs in Rwanda will be! We were talking about some friends making a trip to Africa to visit Jessi, but I'm not sure I could travel so far. But after hearing about her amazing adventures, you never know!

    Urugendo Rwiza, Jessi.


    Vino 100

    My friends and I went to this cute little wine bar and shop in Milwaukee the other night. It was amazing. It's in the Village area of Wauwatosa {the village is really cute too. full of little shops and restaurants. it would be a great place to relax in the summer}. At Vino 100 you can either buy a bottle of wine to take home or buy a glass or bottle to enjoy there. The night we went they had a little jazz band playing, which created the perfect atmosphere. Since there was a pretty big group of us, we ordered a few bottles of wine to share. The white wine, New Age, was actually good, a little sweet and bubbly like champagne, but tasty and I'm not usually a fan of white wine. I also really liked the red wine, Bistro. I wish I knew I'd like it so much, I would have bought a bottle. {I'll have to keep an eye out for that from now on.}

    It was a charming place. I'll have to head there again soon.


    a few things that made my week

    watching snow fall from the warmth of my couch
    spending nights at the coffee shop
    taking the time to make a delicious meal
    our mardi gras parade
    spending time with a good friend before she leaves
    hearing good things from coworkers
    seeing lots of good friends
    watching hours of good tv {fringe}
    picking up a few new books

    {image via weheartit}


    Incredible, fantastic, amazing news

    I just heard the best news that I have in a while: my brother-in-law was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America! Better than that, he not only got in, but he received a ton of scholarships too.

    He's an amazing chef already and has incredible talent. I'm so happy that others have also recognized it and see his potential. I'm just sad that he and my big sister will be leaving so soon. Classes start on March 9th. March 9th. It's already February 19th! How crazy.

    So in just a few short weeks Patrick will begin classes at CIA and be one step closer to running his own kitchen. I am so happy and incredibly proud of him.

    {image of CIA students via boston.com}
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