My Big Fat Jeopardy! Audition

I put my pictures in a separate entry. Here’s the deets on the reason for the trip. Back in January, I took the online Jeopardy! test. I’ve taken it the last couple of years. Don’t know if I’ve passed it before — usually there are too many sports or bible questions, which are my Kryptonite. I think I lucked out this time with my standard “if it’s a basketball question, the answer is Kobe Bryant” approach. Because I’m pretty sure it actually was Kobe Bryant. Anyhoo, got an email back. . . Read More!

Trip to Miami – Photos!

So we just got back from a quickie trip down to Miami (Well, okay, to Hollywood. Which is right next to Miami.) for reasons I’ll explain in the next text post. I figured I’d make a seperate entry for my snappies. First off, BUGS! The first 100 miles or so of our trip from Orlando to Miami was through lovebug country. If you don’t know about lovebugs, count yourself lucky. You could look them up on the Wiki, but the short version is that they’re pairs of bugs joined at. . . Read More!

Unloading the Phone Camera

Every now and then, I realize that I have a load of vaguely-interesting snappies on the ol’ phone. So here’s a bit meaty wad of them. Lots of construction walls are up in the Magic Kingdom, and instead of just telling us something like “This area is being refurbished for your enjoyment”, they have signs on them with inspirational quotes. The grammar on this one perplexes me. I think the period after the first word should actually be a comma, to make this one complete sentence. Either that, or an. . . Read More!

Quick & Easy Gadget Sleeve (Phone, Kindle, iPad, etc.)

So Scott has acquired a gadget. I’m sure from the photos coming up, you’ll figure out what that gadget is. He also has a birthday coming up in less than a week. Combine that with me and a sewing machine, and I knew what to make him for his big day. I studied a couple of other gadget case blog posts, namely the Padded iPad Sleeve Tutorial and the Slightly Self-Cleaning iPad Sleeve. I liked the padded sleeve because no closure was necessary, but I liked the soft idea of. . . Read More!

More Marvelous Minute Muffins

I posted previously about the Atkins Muffin-in-a-Minute recipe, and my tweaks to it. Well, I’ve continued tweaking. I’m still making these with coconut flour, instead of the original recipe’s flax meal. We just now got a bag of flax meal, so I’ll have to play around with it and see if I like it. Meanwhile, the base recipe: 1 heaping Tbsp coconut flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp sweetener (1 packet of Splenda) 1 tsp butter 1 egg And the add-ins: 1 tsp liquid flavoring 1 tsp powdered flavoring. . . Read More!

Phones & Photoshop

A couple of days ago, I posted about our trip to Texas de Brazil, our local awesome Brazilian steakhouse. I put up pictures I took with my cameraphone. Scott has since then sent me pictures from his own phone, so I thought it’d be interesting to compare the quality. Here’s the picture I posted of my salad bar choices: It doesn’t look awful, but it’s not all that great. And this took an extensive amount of tinkering in Photoshop — mainly adjusting levels and color balance. So for the sake. . . Read More!