Saturday, March 27, 2010
Just like their song, Small Town Kid says, Eli Young Band is rock and roll with some honky tonk in the mix. They are not your run of the mill country music band, they have a rock edge, and they are fun. They are a four piece band from Humble, Texas and they bring so much energy to every stage that they set foot on, no matter what size the venue is. The rodeo was no different. Their drummer, Chris, was just as happy as always, and Mike, James, and Jon ran across the stage, on to the catwalks, and even into the crowd for an awesome cover of Tom Petty's American Girl. Mike Eli had been going to the rodeo since he was young (back when it was held in the Astrodome and not Reliant), and playing on that stage for him was legitimately a dream come true.
Their first radio single was When It Rains, which is very catchy, and I like to refer to it as the emo side of country. Their newest single on the radio is Guinevere, which is so beautiful live as well. My favorite songs are Highways and Broken Hearts (a song about life on the road), and Always the Love Songs, though all of their songs are great.
Find them on their official website, myspace, facebook, and youtube.
Here some videos from the show. Be sure to check out my youtube channel for even more videos from this and more concerts.
Monday, March 22, 2010
One summer, my mom, my aunts, and my grandmother went to Canyon Ranch; a health spa in Arizona. They came back with recipe books full of healthy, hearty recipes, which is where this chili recipe came from.
|Vegetarian Bean Chili|
1. Soak beans overnight. Drain water. Add fresh water. Bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
If you'd like to check out more Canyon Ranch cookbooks, click here to see what Amazon offers. To check out their recipes online, click here.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I went with my sister and stepsisters to see them at the rodeo this past Monday. I got to hear a bunch of songs that I had not heard before, since as I said before, all that is played on the radio is the pop remix of Need You Now, and I really loved what I heard. Perfect Day is a great song; one of my favorites that I heard. It reminds me of summer and being natural. I also really loved American Honey. They played a lot of songs off of their album Need You Now, as well as some great covers. For more videos from the concert, check out my youtube channel.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
My mom gave me this book to read near the end of last year. I never ended up getting around to reading it until January, after I got screwed over by a guy at school. Perfect timing. Steve Harvey's Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man gives women a rare, very honest look into the way a man thinks about things and reacts to things. No, it's not like what is featured in Cosmopolitan or Glamour; this is real. This is what goes through the average man's head at every single step of a relationship, from the moment he starts paying attention to a woman.
He stresses that in order to have a man respect a woman, the woman has to have standards, respect herself, and put off a vibe that entices him without giving it all away.
He also explains what different things that men do and say mean. This helped me see what a guy would say if he was really seeing us going far, or just seeing me as a one time thing. It also helped me understand more clearly about relationships in general and also made me feel better about what had happened to me.
I would recommend this book to all women. Relationships are confusing, and its hard to really see what people are after. This will give you a new
Monday, March 15, 2010
The other night a band called The Fab 5 played a spectacular
They definitely put on a great tribute and I hope they put on more shows soon! I'd love to see more of them. Check them out on myspace and on their website. More videos are on my youtube channel, but here is a preview (please excuse the stupid zoom on my camera fast forwarding the songs..i left my flip video at Syracuse)