Thursday, June 18, 2009


I realize that not many people will care about this besides me, but Lifehouse has four songs that I hadn't heard yet. I'm pretty up on the band and know about 85% of their music, regardless of radio playtime. One tune is from Bratz, one from The Wild, one is a bonus track or something from an album that I do have (or maybe just a single on its own), and the fourth one is from Wicker Park (you can't buy just the song on iTunes, only the entire soundtrack). This is exciting for me, new Lifehouse music and their newest album isn't even finished! Two songs I definitely recommend are:
1. If This is Goodbye (Bratz)
2. From Where You Are (single track)

The music of Lifehouse has been really meaningful for me. It was the first band that I really noticed the lyrics and how significant they were. It's not always easy these days to find music with lyrics that actually mean something. Their stuff is pretty deep and about real life. It has a lot of feeling. I love Jason Wade's voice, not to mention how he looks while he performs. It's amazing how many guitars he uses in one concert! OK, I will stop talking about Lifehouse and how much I love them. Seriously though, I can listen to their albums over and over and never tire of them!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Anemos Apartments

I just wanted to tell you a little about my trip to Greece and one of the places I stayed. On Mykonos Island, I stayed at the cutest little apartment ever. Anemos Apartments is owned by this adorable Greek family and I had the pleasure of meeting the mother and her two daughters. Everyone was so nice there and helpful, with maps and suggestions of things to do while on Mykonos. The white washed walls and the cobalt blue doors were so fresh and summery, looked just how you would imagine an ideal Greek village to look. I couldn’t have found a better place to stay.

Anemos Apartments was a 5 minute walk from Ornos Beach, so I spent two mornings there. In the afternoon and evening, I went into Mykonos Town to explore the tiny streets, quaint shops, cute pelicans, traditional churches and the summer sun. The streets are so tiny, sometimes it’s even cramped for three people to walk side-by-side. The cobble stone is bumpy and almost all the buildings are white and a few stories tall. The fun of Mykonos Town is getting lost in narrow winding streets.
I enjoyed a nice lunch at Nikos Taverna of pasta with octopus. Octopus is a popular fair on the Greek islands. I walked around all afternoon and evening, photographed the windmills and the Church of Panagia Paraportiani (the most photographed church in Greece) and relaxed at the sun set beyond Little Venice. All in all, I had a great time on Mykonos!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Congratulations to Lindsay and Brian

This past weekend was Lindsay and Brian's wedding! It was a good time and I'm glad to see them so happy. Lindsay's dress and veil were GORGEOUS!!! Best wishes as they begin their life together in marriage. :-)