To Rock or To Return?

I’m not really sure when my Aldo-aversion began. Maybe with a long-forgotten pair of uncomfortable shoes, maybe when my love of ‘underdog’ stores began to grow (and I found out they own Little Burgundy and Call it Spring), or perhaps when they took the studded shoes trend too far. There’s a high possibility it was…

Arctic Monkeys’ New Release = New Fan

I can’t claim to have listened to Arctic Monkeys’  older music, maybe because of the fuzzy band name or the fact that I constantly mix them up with Arcade Fire (I’m hip – but not that hip); I just never bothered. After their latest single, “Do I Wanna Know?” I may have to  revisit some of their older stuff.…

Customized Crunch: Roasted Chickpeas

Whenever I make this snack around people it goes something like this: Skeptical/disgusted/curious look. What are you doing with those skins? No thanks, I don’t want any. Hears crunch. Okay I’ll try one. Look of surprise and enjoyment. Side-glance to judge bowl depth and amount of chickpeas left. Okay they’re awesome. Goes in for handful.…