Year Three, Month Nine. (33 of 192)

I love Hot Chip, their new album In Our Heads is FANTASTIC. Summer months are always kind to my ears, I look forward to all the dancey and energetic music that I get to blast in various hot places. This album has definitely been blaring in my ears nearly non-stop since I got it. Motion Sickness is the perfect opener to prepare you for the upcoming party residing In Our Heads. Like last month, it was kind of hard to pick just one song, but I stand by my choice as a proper representation for June. Sadly, they don’t have an official video for this track… yet. But I found a nice substitute.

Hot Chip, Motion Sickness

Other notably enjoyable songs off of In Our Heads
How Do You Do?
Night And Day
Don’t Deny Your Heart

and for the slow jam in all of us… Look At Where We Are.

Riley’s Soundtrack, Year 3.
October | Intro
November | Take Care
December | Montreal
January | I Belong In Your Arms
February | Oblivion
March | The House That Heaven Built
April | Krokodil
May | Tomorrow
June | Motion Sickness

Adorably nappy.

I can’t tell you how many photos I have of this kitty in various stages of nap. She is so freaking cute! I recently gave her a ball of yarn to play with and she’s gotten in the habit of being a million times cuter, I don’t know how Terrence and I are going to survive this. I’ll try to get a picture of her playing with the yarn soon, view at your own risk.

Experimental beveraging.

A while back I decided to experiment with coffee ice cubes. I myself do not drink coffee, so my experiments had to be done through an intermediary.

Step one was easy, make coffee. Even though I don’t drink coffee, I’m pretty well versed in the subject. I live with a bit of an addict. I made the coffee a bit stronger than usual and I didn’t add anything to it. After making the coffee I let it sit and cool to room temperature.

Step two, distribution…

Step 3, freezing…

Now would be a good time to brew up some more coffee, remember to add sugar and milk (or whatever you like to add to coffee) before cooling. If you forget to add your sugar before cooling you’ll find it a bit tough to stir in. You can also make a simple syrup (combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, simple) and add that to the already cooled down coffee, it stirs in just fine.

Step 4, collecting…

Step 5, dispensing…

Step 6, serving…

Step 7, enjoying…

After making my first batch Terrence suggested I make the coffee a little weaker. He also began using just one regular ice cube combined with 3 coffee ice cubes. He seems to really enjoy my experiment. Although he did get a bit lazy and more than once has sent me to the coffee shop to bring home cold coffee so he wouldn’t have to make his own, he’s too impatient to cool coffee. The first time I had to order a large iced coffee, black, no ice I got the most bewildered look. It took some explaining.

I hope this inspires you to try something new… even if you’re not the one actually “trying” it. Happy drinking!

My new favorite drug(s).

I’m sorry for my absence, I’ve become sort of consumed by instagram. Its just so much easier to post a picture than to articulate with… words.

I can’t blame my disappearance entirely on my phone, Terrence recently became a gaming addict and took over my computer for weeks on end. Between Diablo and now L.A. Noire I can’t seem to get near my pc, unless it’s to look over his shoulders. On the other hand I also can’t say its all his fault, I did get a little bit wrapped up in the Sims, it comes in waves. Not to mention a few rough spots in my social life.

Needless to say, I’m a shitty blogger.

Here are a thousand words about my household to make up for being AWOL…


(photos care of instagram/@iamduckydale)