Archive for the ‘Cool Things’ Category

What I’m using every day

In Cool Things on August 8, 2008 at 2:13 pm

Everyone is coming out with a green bag these days. Even Target has one:

And these bags by Baggu are all the rage:

I like their little pouches. Very handy to keep in one’s purse for emergency shopping sessions. Cool colors, too.

But this is the one I’m currently using. The squirrel makes me smile. It reminds me of my sister.

Powell’s rocks.


New music

In Cool Things, Music on July 6, 2008 at 5:51 pm

Discovering new artists to bring home and love is a definite highlight of Blues Fest.

Check out Caroline Wonderland from Austin, Texas. She blew us away with her Janis Joplin-esque voice and incredible guitar work. And she plays a trumpet named Patty. Plus, in her meet and greet she took all the time in the world to personally chat up every single fan while she personalized their cd. Who does that?

Our other discovery (and I’m ashamed I didn’t know of him years ago) is Paul Thorn. Wow. Not only does he have a great voice, incredible lyrics, a kick-ass band and serious stage presence, he’s also hilarious. His between song banter dryly delivered in a Mississippi accent had us rolling. I could have happily listened to him play for hours.

Now go out there and buy some real music!

This is cool

In Cool Things on June 24, 2008 at 10:36 pm

When you need a break here’s a very cool website:


The tilde character (~) will keep phrases together. Too fun!