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28 January 2011 @ 10:39 pm
I think I'm in love...  
In the last week or so, I've become infatuated with a number of fabulous things that are just too good to keep to oneself. Enjoy.

The High Kings
Irish folk songs sung by a lovely male quartet. Simply magic. There's a lot of their stuff on You Tube and they have one CD already out, with another due on 3/8/11. The first is on its way to me and I suspect the other will be on its way on 3/9. :) This is one of my favorite clips from You Tube... And just when you think it can't possibly get any sexier, at it 2:32 does. :)

Better Oats
I like oatmeal as a breakfast option and have generally stuck to Quaker Oats. However, the last time I was at Woodman's, I discovered a new brand - Better Oats. They have a wide selection of flavors, from the usual Apple Cinnamon and Maple to much more interesting versions like Dark Chocolate, Chai Spice, and Cinnamon Plum. They also have some varieties that are extra granola-head, with multi-whole grain and organic options. I tried three flavors and each was absolutely nummy! Additional bonuses include that they are marketed in a low-waste package and they purchase wind-energy credits to cover some of their energy needs. Hurray for tasty hippy food!

In related news, but not spectacular enough to warrant it's own <3 heading, I was researching roots-and-twigs sorts of foods and, while I had been skeptical of the concept, V8's let's-hide-veggies-in-fruit-juice idea actually works. The Blackberry Cranberry blend is really quite tasty and comes in a low-sugar version as well.

York Archaeology Articles
Some of the out of print materials from the York Archaeology series are now available online... for FREE. (I know some of you have already seen this, but I also know there are non-overlapping people on my friends list who will appreciate this.) I've heard reports that there have been difficulties getting on, but I suspect they were hit hard with download requests, so be patient if it is flaky.

Steenbock's on Orchard
There is an exciting new research facility on campus and in it there are two restaurants - Steenbock's on Orchard and Aldo's Cafe - that are managed by the illustrious Don Lazarus Gauge. They are right in the middle of campus and so somewhat difficult to just drop in on during the day, but if you find yourself on campus and in need of lunch, I can highly recommend Steenbock's on Orchard. dread_ex and I ate there today and it was simply delicious - they use a lot of locally sourced foods and the quality shows on the plate without impacting the check terribly.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
jtdiiijtdiii on January 29th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
They are rather good, thanks for the pointer.
akitromakitrom on January 29th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
Good lord! Twelve highland bagpipes? Twelve?!?

But yeah, fine harmonies there.
eithni: greeneithni on January 29th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
Yeah... seeeeex-y
stitchwhich on January 29th, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
My Ipod will be getting a new song when I get home - Thank you!
eithni: jumpingeithni on January 29th, 2011 08:14 am (UTC)
Glad to make your incarceration more bearable!
Albredaalbreda on January 29th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
My daughter R asked, in wonder, "are bagpipes *real*??"

Heh. Let the indoctrination begin. >:)
gwyndlyngwyndlyn on January 29th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
My son came in while I was watching and said, "Whoa! Are those... bagpipes?"
I got goosebumps, very cool!
grnjenny / Jennifer Carlsongrnjenny on January 30th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
I am amused by what you consider "sexier"
eithni: darkladyeithni on January 31st, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Hey, I have strange tastes, but I own them. :)