Saturday, July 23, 2011

I wish I was at Comic-Con...playing with Legos

Geek Heaven, aka Comic-Con, is going on right now. Even though there are so many other amazing things to see and do there, I think no other picture has made me wish I was there more than this one:

I'd be all "Yeah, yeah, you go see the True Blood panel or the Star Wars stuff or The Guild signing or all the other stuff, I'll just stay here with the LEGOS!"

photo via GeekMom: San Diego Comic-Con Day One: Star Wars Legos, Ewok Attack!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Crepes for Bastille Day...Yum!

My first crepe!

Today is Bastille Day and GeekMom celebrated by making crepes and posting her recipe on her blog. I read the post and decided that I the Non-Cook (note the capital letters - I mean business) would make crepes for dinner.

Occasionally I get delusions of cooking abilities (especially when I've been reading My Life in France by Julia Child, which I have been lately) and hubby gladly steps aside to let me try my hand (especially on a hot July weeknight).

Later on: These are folded right, but not as browned
(still yummy, though)
Did I mention I've never made crepes before? But I can do pancakes and omelettes, and crepes seem like a cross between the two, so they weren't that different.

They didn't turn out too bad for a first try. I think the best sign was when Hubby and LilGirl both asked for more.

I'll definitely be trying these again. I'm thinking of trying the Nutella and banana ones next time. :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Badgers Badgers Badgers Badgers...for 10 HOURS!!!

YouTube now allows 10-hour videos. Whatever they intended that for, in practice it seems to mean we'll have lots of stuff like this!

(Hopefully there's a link to mental help at the end of the video)

Original video (much shorter!) is here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

As if I didn't love my Gmail enough...

It just saved me from that embarrassing moment when you realize you forgot to attach the document that was the whole point of sending the email.

I think I turned this on when it first showed up in labs years ago (It "graduated" to everyone's Gmail last year), and I don't think I've needed it until now, but I'm glad it was there when I finally did.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

It's in the detials

Reality Check Comic Strip, June 21, 2011 on

Ever have one of those typos? I like to think I'm detail-oriented, but I feel like saying so is asking for the cosmic banana peel to trip me up.

Funnily, it does remind me of the sign my daughter made years ago to protest our nightly spelling practice.

It said: "No spling"


Obviously, she didn't get out of practice that night.

Monday, July 04, 2011

This just landed in my yard! #alienattack #irony

I kid you not!

So weird after this morning's post.

What to do if aliens attack today...hey, it could happen!

Happy Fourth of July!

I wanted to post a video of fireworks today, but what I shot came out pretty lame, and what I could find on the internet didn't impress me enough to post, so I decided to go another way. After all, one of my very favorite alien movies is Independence Day (see what I did there?)

So here ya go. Enjoy, and I hope you learn something you can use, too. :)

Video Link

Stay safe tonight, whether you're shooting fireworks or fighting aliens...or both.

UPDATE: This just landed in my yard!

Friday, July 01, 2011

I knew there was a reason I meant to take a different way home

I inched past Memorial Park as the masses descended for tonight's concert.


When farmers play Farmville...

Reality Check
via GoComics

Personally, I just tell myself I'm playing a game called Interlibrary's really exciting. Really. Trust me.

Furniture for my (small) dream house

I lurve this furniture. I'd love to put one of those Murphy beds in the guest room, and my daughter likes the desk/bed combos (although she currently has a loft bed with a desk underneath, so she's already half-way there). I think the coffee-table-to-dining-table is extra-special cool. :)

Video Link