Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
1. POMEGRANATE CHAMPAGNE
2. BLOOD ORANGE FRENCH 75
3. CHAMBORD AND CHAMPAGNE
4. STRAWBERRY CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Click here for the ingredients and recipes from RealSimple.com
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Oymyakon is the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth.
The lowest recorded temperature there is -71.2 degrees Celsius.
"I'm not scared of the cold. I'm only afraid of dogs. The cold can't bite you."
Monday, December 22, 2008
9. T-Mobile's G1 'Google' Phone
8. Apple's MacBook Air
7. Livescribe Pulse Smartpen
6. Flip MinoHD Camcorder Pure Digital
5. The Netflix Player by Roku
4. Panasonic SDR-SW20 Waterproof Camera
3. Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card
2. Wii Fit
1. The Blackberry Bold
These wouldn't be my top favorite gadgets but eh oh well. The WiiFit looks fun as well as the smart pen.. depending on how many notes or lectures you're involved Kinda fun.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
The series below- the "Puti Tree" is whimsical and colorful...
would be perfect for a child's bedroom.
Nod Young's works dedicated to Chinese young art and graphic design have travelled all around the world. A follower of Buddhism, Young believes that creativity can be derived from its teachings. The "Puti Tree" series is a typographic interpretation of two poems quoted from the original zen classic, The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch. Click here to see the rest of Young's work.
The Puti Tree 2
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10. Does it Offend You, Yeah? "You have no idea what you're getting yourself into"
9. Cut Copy "In Ghost Colours"
8. Little Joy "Little Joy"
7. Lykke Li "Youth Novels"
6. CSS "Donkey"
5. M83 "Saturdays = Youth"
4. Fleet Foxes "Fleet Foxes"
3. MGMT "Oracular Spectacular"
2. Foals "Antidotes"
1. Bon Iver "For Emma, Forever Ago"
Molly and Brooke
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
FLEEING A BEAR
Bears can outrun, outclimb, and outswim a human. Your only hope is to run downhill. A bear’s center of gravity makes it difficult for them to run downhill.
If a laboring mother can talk about how painful the contractions are, she's in early labor. When she loses the ability to form sentences during contractions, she's in active labor.
You have to ask twelve people to find two volunteers.
When an assailant intends to take you someplace else by force from the place of first encounter, the odds of your coming back alive are very poor. So fight hard for your life as soon as you find out the bad guy has a change of venue in mind; it’s about the only chance you’ve got.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
1. Christmas Vacation
Clark Griswold. This movie is a dynasty. The entire movie makes me laugh out loud. The awkward mall scene. Clark's evil boss canceling the Christmas bonuses, leading to Clark's psychotic rampage. Aunt Bethany saying grace, aka The Pledge of Allegiance. The squirrel. Uncle Louis burning down the tree. O the tree, the glorious tree that fits so nicely on top of the family station wagon. Sadly, I think my family only has a VHS of this beloved movie. Time to upgrade to DVD.
Clark: Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny ******* Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white *** down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of ******** this side of the nuthouse.
2. Home Alone
If you don't like this movie, I don't like you. No, seriously. The original Home Alone (not the sequels) is an all time classic in my eyes. Did You Know: The concept for this movie originated during the filming of a scene in Uncle Buck (1989) in which Macaulay Culkin plays a character who interrogates a would-be-babysitter through a letterbox. Although the part was written especially for Macaulay Culkin by John Hughes, several hundred other boys were auditioned by director Chris Columbus just because he wanted to confirm that Culkin was right for the part. The role of Uncle Frank was written for Kelsey Grammer. Robert De Niro turned down the role of Harry, which was played in the film by Joe Pesci.
3. Love Actually
Call me a girl, but I love this movie. Charming & Cozy .... Bill Nighy. Hugh Grant. Colin Firth. Liam Neeson. Alan Rickman. Laura Linney
4. Miracle on 34th Street
Definitive proof that Santa really does exist.
5. The Santa Clause
Features one of Tim Allen's few successful big screen performances. So full of heart and charm it's becoming a holiday season staple.
6. The Holiday
Hans Zimmer creates an enchanting music score for this film. Cameron Diaz has an amazing wardrobe. Jude Law is charming as ever. I actually grew to like Jack Black after he puts on the charm in this movie. And Kate Winselt is endearing as always.
And there you go. I might be the only person who's not a fan of A Christmas Story, but I cannot stand that movie. That narrator is so annoying. The movie is boring. Buy the kid the bb gun already.
Modeled after the largest modern species of dragonfly, this is a functioning creation whose wings flutter up and down when the very tip of the tail (really the abdomen, but tail sounds cooler) is turned. The inspiration for this complex mechanical insect originated from many of the fantasized gadgets of Leonardo da Vinci and other mechanical creations once thought futuristic in times long before our own. Inspired by these designs I set out to recreate nature using classical engineering and an elegant form. My intentions are to develop and continue making more of these mechanical insects.
The internal mechanisms, gears and moving parts were painstakingly hand-milled and hand-calibrated with absolute precision from 14k gold. The body, mechanical frame and wings were handcrafted from Argentium Silver, far superior to Sterling or fine silver. The body opens up to reveal the intricate inner movements, and fine details that just could not be left forever covered up! The eyes are each large 10 carat Swiss Blue Topaz cabochons and the 14k gold bezel on the tail contains a 4mm Amethyst bullet shaped cabochon.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Lately I've been contemplating ways to purge my bookshelf and this seems like a great way to pass on good reads in an eco friendly manner.