Tastes like a slightly salty Cocoa Puff with a tiny bit of matcha flavoring inside. Weird at first, almost like it was too salty, but as I continued to shovel them into my mouth I made the cocoa puff connection and could taste more of the chocolate. They even stick to my teeth in that same weird way I don’t like. But they were still tasty!
Carina Round is a new musician for me. I first heard this song while watching American Horror Story (It was okay. Apparently the song has also made a appearance in Dollhouse, which I haven’t watched but am considering) and quickly decided to look it up. It comes from her EP Things You Should Know, which I found very moving and beautiful. I loved it, and want to check out more of Carina’s music in the future. I suggest you do the same in your preferred way of (legally) obtaining music.
There’s a pretty cool project going on right now between Neil Gaiman, his fans, and Blackberry. A collaboration, called the Calendar of Tales. I’m terrible at explaining things, so I’ll first suggest you go and read about it on Neil’s blog. Basically, Neil asked questions relating to months of the year over Twitter, used the answers to write 12 stories, and now fans are making illustrations, photographs or videos based on those stories (Blackberry is the sponsor).
The stories are all available for (free!) download as a PDF, or as streaming audio files here at the official project page. There you can also participate by submitting your own art, and watch videos about the project. Unfortunately I’m posting about this a little late, so if you want to join in, you don’t have much time left. You have until Monday, March 11, 5pm GMT. I highly suggest checking it out–the project itself is interesting, and I’ve always liked Neil Gaiman as a writer and person.
Current jam. Also, here is a French version of “Lebanese Blond;” the English one was on Garden State‘s soundtrack.
I hope your Valentine’s Day has been happy, coupled or no. My own day has been pretty unremarkable, as my boyfriend is working tonight and neither of us got into the holiday this year anyway.
Not that I (or he) don’t like Valentine’s Day; I actually think it can be fun. And there’s always half priced candy afterwards! So I made the cookie bars above for my coworkers (Unfortunately I don’t have a great place for taking pictures inside my apartment, so the picture is a little lackluster).
The recipe for the cookie bar is from Aveire Cooks. Instead of her frosting recipe, I decided to use this one instead.
I didn’t listen to Destiny’s Child all that much back in the day, but I find myself pretty interested now. There’s something I like about this type of “bubbly” pop, and I feel like it’s not as common today. In an odd way it makes me think of the Japanese pop music I started listening to around 2005-ish.
The first song, of my own writing, that I have ever put on the internet. It was kind of scary sharing it widely, but I did it! And now I’m sharing it here. There’s actually another way I play this that I like better, but for now, this is the “public” version of the song. “September” is one of the first few songs I wrote. I hope you enjoy it! If you like it enough, it’s free to download, though you can donate if you like (though it is not expected, haha). Keep an eye on idlmn.bandcamp.com for further updates and uploads.