Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kanzi

A few weeks ago I read a Time magazine article (Inside the Minds of Animals) by Jeffrey Kluger about the intelligence of animals. Kanzi is a 29 year old Bonobo who uses a glossary of words that he points to so he can communicate with others. The word for kale is not in his vocabulary list, so instead he calls it slow lettuce because it takes more time for him to chew than regular lettuce.

I think that is pretty much the cutest thing ever.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Whoah Whoah Whoah! (Lollapalooza 2010)

I had been looking forward to this weekend all summer and I can’t believe it’s already happened! Last weekend I reunited with some of my college friends for Lollapalooza in Chicago. I am so happy I had the chance to see them again before we went our separate ways around the country. We got to see amazing performances by some of my favorite bands including Metric, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, MGMT, Spoon, Stars, Arcade Fire, The New Pornographers, and Phoenix…just to name a few. But by far, Lady Gaga’s performance was the most dramatic and entertaining, with quite a few breaks for wardrobe changes, of course. Even though I know she scares many people…I won’t deny the fact that I may have a little crush on her.

We entertained ourselves during the hour-long train rides into the city with Andrew’s magic trick performances and card games.


We became pros at sneaking in our lunches.


We were forbidden to take off our wristband for three days. And then when it was over I didn’t want to take it off.


Since I am so short, this was my view for most performances.

Staking out spots by the front of the stage is hard work. I don’t like standing for long periods of time so I tried sitting on the ground until performances began, despite the fact that people think it’s okay to walk on top of you.


I hate crowd surfers. They stick their dirty feet in my face.


Janna and I tried out both the truffle oil fries and the sweet potato fries.

“The Spikey Things” a.k.a. our meeting spot.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Danny's Mojitos

The other night my friend taught me how to make the best mojitos. After half an hour of slicing, squeezing, stirring, and muddling, we finally enjoyed them outside by the pool. They were definitely worth the effort. I would post the recipe for you…but it’s a secret. And yes, this is my second post about mojitos in less than two weeks.

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