Monthly Archives: September 2009

Life: Wedding Celebrant

Not only are the june through october months littered with weddings at every pretty venue around, it is also a popular time for engagements. For me, my friends Salamanda, Maurel, the Wrigglesworths, and Jelli have all gotten engaged this summer with the intent on marrying next year. btw: I combine the names of couples to […]

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Recipe: Pretzel Rolls

Pretzel Rolls Adapted from Bon Appetit January 1994 2 3/4 cups bread flour (420 gms) – I use King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour 1 envelope quick-rising yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon of celery seed or powder 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (about) hot water (125°F to 130°F) Cornmeal 8 cups water […]

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A Look At: Nikon Lens Pen Kit

I came across this product a while ago, and was very impressed with the lens pen. When I bought my Nikon Lens Pen Kit, it was about $22, where the individual large pen was about $15. I decided to spring for the kit becuase of the 2nd smaller pen and the additional cloths. This kit […]

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Sarah and Mark’s Wedding

On September 5th, 2009, Sarah and Mark got married at the Meadowlark Botannical Gardens in Vienna, VA. They held their ceremony in an outdoor gazebo with about 30 guests in attendance. I will update this post later, but I know everyone has been itching for photos. You can see some highlights of the wedding here. […]

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FAIL: DC Metrorail

Ahh, the DC Metro system, run by the WMATA, has been under a magnifying glass since the WMATA Red Line crash on June 22nd. The Washington Post has extensive information about the track circuits and how that may have been the primary reason why the crash occurred between Takoma and Fort Totten stations. 9 riders […]

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Recipe: Nutella Crisps

Another simple dessert that is a crowd pleaser involves two things people love: deep fried foods, and hazelnut chocolate (aka nutella). My buddy brigham from school and I decided to try making this and it turned out great, so I thought I’d share it with you. Its really really easy. you just need the following: […]

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Photo: K.I.S.S.

(Click the above photo to go to the flickr photostream and view the notes to see the equipment details) I recently got to be the principal photographer for the wedding of my two friends. Although I will probably have a wedding recap/highlights post later, this post is more about the old adage I learned in […]

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Life: Live Fantasy Football Draft 2009

The past several years, my friends and I have been doing the Yahoo Sports fantasy football leagues. This year, we have a record 14 teams playing – so we couldn’t just settle for a regular online draft where we trash talk via chat room. This year, we decided to have a live fantasy draft, complete […]

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