How I am longing to be out on the ocean right now. From catamaraning from Boston to Salem or whale watching in the habors of Juneau, floating out on the water gives me a solace I cannot convey, not to mention to beauty of the landscape surrounding.
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hakusai
Now playing: La Mar by the Beautiful Girls. Hear it.
Now that it's getting warmer it's time to revert back to the wonderfully delicious smoothie. Of course, I'm not suggesting going to Smoothie King and getting a large sugar-and-syrup disaster that will set you back by upwards of 500 calories. As a personal favorite of mine, I love to make my own and I have a very simple and healthy way to do it. You have to have a blender, but I prefer to use a Magic Bullet, which even though sold widely on the info-mercial market, actually works very well. So get your magic bullet cup, put about four ice cubes in it, then fill it nearly to the top with your frozen fruit of choice. Personally, I prefer strawberries and peaches, but whatever you like works just fine. Then, add two packets of Crystal Light, the kind that you put in water bottles. There's a ton of different flavors, but my favorites are lemonade, raspberry lemonade, or orange. Fill it up almost all the way with water, shake, blend, and you've got yourself the most tastey and easily made smoothies yet. You can replace the water with milk if you prefer, but I like mine with just water, more crisp. Obviously, any of these steps and ingredients can be adjusted accordingly to your taste. If you don't want a ton of flavor, then add only one packet of Crystal Light. Enjoy!
Now playing: Far Away by Ingrid Michaelson. Hear it.
I couldn't help but show this look that I found on Lookbook.nu. How classicaly perfect is this? It brings back the wonderful nostalgia of catamaran-ing and sailing in Boston and Newport from a couple summers ago. Being out on the water is possibly the most relaxing thing in the entire world.