So last week we had some hurricane warnings that projected Hurricane Ilene would hit the DC area on Saturday. This was the same day a block party in Arlington was going to be held – a Beer Olympics. An outdoor decathlon of beer-based strength and prowess. The organizers got the county to close off the [...]
As much as I’d like to maintain my laid-back and carefree attitude towards photography, there comes a time where I think I need to be more professional, specifically when working with actual professionals. as much as I love using my Crumpler Bag for carrying my gear comfortably, it’s bright orange top flap doesn’t exactly scream [...]
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Basically I was interested in this movie because it’s a Zack Snyder movie and I loved 300 and Watchmen. Although there is tons of green-screening, I think Snyder does a good job of making his movies artistically and visually stimulating. The overarching plot is that Emily Browning’s character (Baby Doll) is put in a mental [...]
Mountain Dew Pitch Black (grape) and Supernova (melon/strawberry) are here!!!!! I’m so glad pitch black is back, I love grape sodas. it’s a grape soda with caffeine, awesome! This is consistent with their line of flavored sodas, like Distortion, which is kind of like the Baja Blast: Their throwback: and my favorite, Whiteout
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So I don’t know what the big deal is, I’m guessing there are some guys in this same boat, with girls turning 30 and having some kind of life-analyzing crisis. Not only is this feeling expressed by my friends, but also on the blog lists I peruse. inevitably, a blogger will write about how she [...]
Each week’s show loosely centers on a particular theme. The theme of the show is explored in several “acts,” usually two to five. Since 1995, radio host Ira Glass has been hosting possibly the best thing on the radio (and made available with weekly podcasts) : This American Life. Every episode has something similar to [...]
I really liked this podcast by Radiolab. if you’re not listening to Radiolab, you need to add it immediately to your mp3 device of choice. you can also stream it here: I really liked the section that co-host Robert Krulwich recalls the story Aristophanes tells from Plato’s Symposium, a story about a group of men [...]
Spherification. What? Spherification. Oh! Yes. I wanted to try out the spherification techniques used by high end restaurants and gastro-pubs to encapsulate a little bit of liquid in a thin, gelatin-like layer. The end result is something that looks like fish roe or caviar depending on the base liquid.
French? Check. Coffee? Check. Macarons? Check.
you want to have your mind blown, and do not want to read the book Freakonomics, watch the movie on nettlix. it gives you such an interesting view of the world. you can find more information on the Freakonomics website or the wikipedia article.