Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Great Piano Medleys

So I have recently gotten really interseting in learning to play the piano. I often lose inspiration, or motivation, when I start new things, so in order to keep me practicing, I watch videos on youtube. Some of the videos of people playing are truly amazing, and I decided to share a few of my favourites with you.

These pianists aren't perfect though, they do make a few mistakes, but they do awesome jobs!

I am a huge nerd, and love soundtracks from video games. Which will become clear from my selection.

Without further a dew, here they are:


Super Mario: (This one is insanely cool)


Knagdom Hearts 1&2:

 Hope you guys love it as much as I do!

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Choice

Cover of The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
It took me almost two full weeks to finish it, but some how I managed. I just finished The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. I'm going to be brutally honest and say that I thought that this book was painfully boring. I decided to give it a try after a saw a lot of recommendations on a bunch of different websites and blogs and what not. And I can now say that I really don't like this genre of books. I need something with a bit more adventure!

The book is about a woman, Gabby, who moves to a small town in order to be closer to her boyfriend. When she thinks that her neighbours dog has gotten hers pregnant she storms over there to give him a piece of her mind. While he tries to win her over, she is torn between her new neighbour and her current boyfriend. She must make a choice. The story then skips 11 years or so and Travis, the neighbour, now has to make an important choice. (I don't want to tell you what it is about though, it'll give too much away.)

I can see how others enjoy these sorts of books. It is an enjoyable read, I just found that when I wasn't reading it I had no desire to pick it up to find out what will happen next. I would be just as happy to just let it sit on my bedside table for the next three years without ever wondering what will happen. I literally had to force myself to read it, but then, when I actually was reading it, I would want to keep reading. But not in the way where I'll stay up 2 hours later than I intended to just to find out what happens next, like I often do with other books.

Well I just got the second book in The Hunger Games series. So I should be staring and finishing that rather quickly.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Delicious Healthy Cookies!

My mom gave me this recipe and as soon as I tried them I knew I had to share them!
The great thing about these cookies is that there is no butter! And, instead of white all purpose flour, there's whole wheat flour. So you don't have to feel so guilty after you eat a plate of them to yourself!

Another awesome thing about these cookies is that they are different every time you make them. You can alter the recipe a bit to suit your tastes.

Here it goes...

T's Healthy Cookies!

1 Cup - Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup - White Sugar
3 - Eggs
3/4 Cup - Olive Oil

1 Cup - Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tsp - Baking Soda
1 Tsp - Baking Powder

3/4 Cup - Coconut
1 Cup - Wheat Germ
3/4 Cup - Granola
3/4 Cup - Oatmeal
1 Cup - Dried Fruit (Craisins, Raisins, Dates, etc...)
1 Cup - Chocolate Chips (I usually put in 3/4 cup, and add a few more nuts instead)
1 1/2 Cup - Nuts/Seeds (Sesame seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Pecans, Slivered Almonds, Sunflower seeds, etc..)

Bake at 350 for 10-12 min
Makes approx. 30-40 depending on size.
Make sure you spray the pan before hand! These guys really stick!

1) Start by mixing the wet stuff: (Sugars, Eggs, and Olive Oil)

2) In a seperate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir.

3) Add all of the other ingredients to the flour mixture.

I used sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and chopped pecans (I usually add slivered almonds, but didn't have any)  For dried fruit I used dates and craisins (usually add raisins, but also didn't have any.)

4) Add all of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir.

5) Next put  them on a tray, and stick them in the oven! Almost done!

10-12 minutes later, they are all done!

They may be a little bit crumbly at first, don't worry. Just let them cool off on a cooling rack for 10 minutes or so and they will hold together. Now comes for the most important step...

6) ENJOY!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Degrassi - New Season

Only one more week until the new season of Degrassi starts! This is by far my all time favourite show, so naturally, I am very excited. For those of you who haven't seen a premiere of the coming season yet here it is...

And here's another with a little bit more information. It's not the best quality, but it still looks great!

The best part of this season is that they are airing a new episode every week night, Monday-Fridays! I can't wait to see what will happen with Drew, and the gun. As well as Clare and that new boy. Looks like there are going to be some new cast members as well.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Monkey Man!

This guy is insane! I wish I had this kind of skill. It`s the most intense version of parcour I have ever seen!

Now don`t you wish you could do that? I know I do!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Art of Flight

My sister showed me this snowboard video the other day. I can`t wait for the full movie to come out in the fall. It`s going to be amazing. See for yourself...

How amazing would it be to be one of those people? They get to do what they love everyday. They are truly living the dream!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Hunger Games

Cover of The Hunger Games by
Suzanne Collins
I just finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins the other day and I really enjoyed it.
I must admit, it was a pretty intense book. I'll do my best not to give anything away here.

The book is set in the future, when the States is now known as Panem. It is ruled by a city called the Capitol and there are 12 districts within Panem (used to be 13). Each year two tributes are taken from each district, one boy and one girl, between the ages of 12 and 18 (Might be 19, can't remember). These tributes are taken and put into a massive arena to fight to the death.

The book is split up into 3 parts. In the first part we are introduced to Katniss Everdeen, a teenage girl who hunts in order to keep her family fed. She has a younger sister, Primrose (Prim for short) and a mother to take care of. Ever since her father died in a mining explosion she has been the breadwinner for her family. Katniss ends up being the female tribute for District 12.

In the second part, Katniss finds herself being prepared for the games, along with all of the other tributes. They must go through interviews, and they have 3 days of training. And then they are thrown into the arena, where it's every man/woman for themselves.

In the third part the hunger games are over... now I don't want to give anything away so I'm not going to say any more than that. You'll just have to read it for yourself to find out what happens!

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good easy read. It's a real page turner. I've even been so nice as to lend my copy of the book to my sister and her boyfriend... And I never lend out my books!

I am also very pleased to announce that they are making a movie. The movie is set to come out in late March next year (2012). Jennifer Lawrence is going to play Katniss and Josh Hutcherson will be playing Peeta. Check it all out here.

Head Tilt

I stumbled upon this video and thought it was too cute not to share! 

And here`s one with 4 pugs!

Hope you enjoy these!