Archive | August, 2011

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Drinks Heineken

30 Aug

If you’ve watched T.V. lately, you’ve had to have seen the latest Heineken commercial. While I’m not a beer drinker,–I’ll take a Stolli salad any day—I do admit they have the best commercials. Don’t believe me? Watch the Super Bowl. Doritos is really the only competition. This new Heineken commercial puts them all to shame though. For me, the star of the commercial isn’t the sexy man making the grand entrance, it’s that song. The Golden Age by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour is infectious. It’s light, fun, clinky vibe just puts a smile on your face. Color me addicted!

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Come on, Irene, Rock Me Like a Hurricane

27 Aug

I have lived in Connecticut the entire 21 years and 9 months of my life–minus time college–and we have never had a hurricane. Sure, we get little storms as it tails off into the Atlantic or after it has been downgraded thanks to too much time spent over land, but never a real hurricane… until Irene.

Here in East Haven, we’re looking at the eye of the storm going right over us. (We’re in that neon pinky-purple color. dun dun DUN) At least, that’s what they told me the last time I checked. For those of you not from the area, East Haven is located along the coast line of CT. And, to make it sound worse, I can see the water from my window. Tough life? Not normally, but with a hurricane coming it just might be.

I follow New York Mayor Bloomberg on Twitter so I have been seeing how they are evacuating the city zone by zone and shutting down city transit and begging people to stay safe. It comforts me to know that the Northeast is being cautious with this storm. It is something we haven’t seen often and people could play it dumb by underestimating the power of Mother Nature and not being prepared. It is better to be prepared than to be saying “I should have…”

It’s strange, because you would think that with an impending storm that most people around here have never been exposed to and chaos breaking out at grocery stores, Wal-Marts, and gas stations I would be a little nervous, but I’m actually excited and a little anxious for her to get here.

Black outs can be fun if they don’t last for days, which I have been warned can happen. But we’re prepared. Water? check! Non-perishables? check! Flashlights and batteries? check! Plus we have tons of candles, radios, and board games. Not to mention extra company when Jaime get here. She might be crazy for evacuating an inland apartment for a seaside condo, but at least we’ll all be together.

I might be singing a different tune come tomorrow when we get the brunt of the storm, but for now, I’m a little excited. For updates on Irene’s visit to East Haven follow me on Twitter: Katie__Sullivan

Are Your Ears Ringing?

16 Aug

The old wives’ tales say that if someone is talking about you, your ears ring, and if someone is thinking about you, you get one of those little white specks on the pink of your finger nails. I have a more practical, not to mention realistic, way to figure out if someone is thinking about you. The bring you a little surprise… duh!

If someone is walking around a store, sees something, and thinks “ya know, so-and-so would really love that,” not only are they thinking about you, but, bonus, they know you pretty well too.

Yesterday, my mom stopped at Stop & Shop on her way home from work to grab stuff for me to make dinner. While I was unpacking the grocery bag, I found a pink rice krispie treat in the shape of a flip flop. Anyone who knows me knows I adore flip flops and wear them year round (What? My feet don’t like to feel confined), and my favorite color is pink. These things aren’t hard to figure out, but mom did good. It made me smile

Music Fix

16 Aug

Check out the new page “Music Fix.” Features all the music found on the blog and then some. Time to crank up the speakers!!!

Down N’ Up

15 Aug

This past Tuesday, Virginia and I headed up to Hartford’s XL Center (formerly, and according to the city’s signs still, the Civic Center) for Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale Tour featuring Nicki Minaj and Jersey Shore’s Pauly D. Minus Pauly D–I’m still not sure why he was there–it was an awesome show! Britney and Nicki are both such performers that it was an entertaining stage show as well as a concert.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Nicki Minaj before the concert. In all honesty I only liked her most recent song Super Bass and her contribution to Lil Wayne’s Knock Out. However, after seeing the many faces of Nicki and hearing some of her stuff, I’d have to say it is quite good if you like crossover genre stuff because she is everything from pop to hip hop to R&B to techno. I think what I was most astonished by was that she was a very talented singer in addition to a rapper. Just by hearing stuff on the radio I assumed she had other women singing the choruses like most rappers.

This was my third time seeing Britney. I saw her in 2000 for the Oops… I Did it Again tour in Syracuse and 2009’s Circus at Mohegan Sun. This was by far the best show she has put on. Britney seemed to be really enjoying herself, unlike Circus where it looked like she was drugged up. Not to mention she did not lip sync this time which made me, a super Britney fan, really happy. She just seemed happy and healthy and having a great time on stage like the Britney I remembered from 11 years ago. Plus she had more songs to play with now than she did on the Oops tour. I loved how she remixed mega hits like Baby One More Time and Toxic so they sounded like new songs.

Britney opened the show with a song that was only on the deluxe editions of Femme Fatale, Down N’ Up. It is such a pump up song, and totally infectious. Before Tuesday, Virginia had never heard it, but I think it’s safe to say afterwards she loved it. How safe is that to say? Virginia and I were singing it two nights later as we were walking into the Rascal Flatts show. Not only were we at the wrong concert, we were in the totally wrong genre as we sang a techno-y pop song by the ultimate pop tart wearing cowboy hats and boots. Still don’t believe me? Take a listen. I promise you’ll be singing “down n’ up and down n’ up and down n’ up and down” all day tomorrow.