Friday, February 29, 2008

Escuchen a la musica, por favor.

Ashley told me that there was a dance to Soulja Boy's Superman. I was unaware because I live in Utah and it is 99% caucasian... well that and I don't watch BET or listen to the radio. I shuffle updated my ipod and it currently has the greatest strangest mix ever. One minute it is Telepopmusik (MUST WATCH) the next it is Metallica playing with the San Francisco Symphony. Now I need to learn how to crump AND do the Superman!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tasty Tuesday

One of my favorite sites is TasteSpotting. Everyday it has trillions* of new pictures of food that look muy delicioso. Usually the pictures link to the recipe or a site where you can buy the tasty treats. Some of them look too good to eat, while others a bit too exotic for my taste buds. Foodies rejoice and enjoy!

*denotes exaggeration

Monday, February 11, 2008

Crystal Island

Because I am interested in all things architecture/design and my BFF, Ashley, is interested in all things Russia, I thought I would share. The world's largest building is about to be built in Moscow by Foster+Partners. Many other firms make drawings and announcements to build the biggest, the baddest, the something-est in the entire universe and they never come to pass, but Foster+Partners have a wonderful history of designing out of this world projects and actually building them to completion. It is not going to be the tallest building in the world, but it is going to be the world's fattest building and possibly even its phattest building. Naturally I question projects with plans to be the biggest. In a world where we should be aware of the possibility (and reality) of climate change, the biggest-ugliest-most badass of things often seem excessive. Excessive, like my barely over 5 foot tall mother's Diesel powered Excursion with a lift kit. But the plans for Crystal Island are filled with green, Earth friendly, people friendly design elements like solar panels and wind turbines to generate power and atriums that act as natural ventilation and insulation for the building. The building's size has a purpose too, it is a barrier that is meant to protect people from extreme weather and the pollution has made living conditions in the area undesirable and unhealthy. It is a city within a building. So cool, rad, right? When it is built maybe I will want to go to Russia with Ashley. Something to see besides the sword shaped bottles of vodka that she tells me about, but I must admit they do sounds pretty cool.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wait...You're allowed to do that?

On one hand I can't believe that some people are allowed to have children. On the other hand I can see myself being the parent that would help his child make one of these skateboards. I always wanted a floating skateboard like Marty McFly's, but this is the next best thing. I think the kid says, "I'm proud to be an American" which is equal parts disturbing and awesome. Thoughts?