Friday, November 27, 2009

Lead me to your stuffing

Hi lB!

How was your Thanksgiving dinner cook-out? Are there photos before you guys dug in? I'll be getting the tradition dinner tomorrow at a friend's post-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving. Yay stuffing!

Gobble gobble,

Monday, November 23, 2009

Glowing gingerbread

I played with more light up kitchen creations this evening. The goal was a 3D gingerbread sculpture with self-contained power supply, light source, and electrical connections. Unfortunately, the gingerbread I made was a bit on the soft side, so my 3D sculpture fold onto itself...

I jazzed it up to get some 3D feel:

Below is the gingerbread without her "make-up". There's a 3V coin cell battery resting on top of one cookie. It was originally sandwiched between the two cookies that slotted together to form a spherical frame. Silver leaf runs along the battery to the LED. The LED fits nicely into the junction where the two cookies' slits meet.

I jazzed up the gingerbread with powdered sugar:

Then I added an extra triangular piece to get more height.

The triangular piece served as the shield while I sprinkled powdered sugar over the gingerbread. It protected the lightly powdered regions to the right and left of the LED and ensured that the LED could glow brightly free of sugar.

I'll return to make a proper 3D baked structure that glows when I get my next chance.

Friday, November 20, 2009

5 Good Ideas for Friday

1. Stuffing baked in muffin tins (everyone gets a crispy bit)
2. Handknit socks
3. Berkeley Bowl's produce and bulk products
4. Top 50 music lists for the decade (not a good idea but great reading fodder)
5. Zombie Fluxx

500 Days of Summer

Saw it last night. Good/fun/light... but overly precious. (I liked the musical dance sequence and hated the split screen ones). Very much like Stranger than Fiction, but instead of a grumpy uncool lead character like Ferrell to balance out the conceits, we get overwhelming Wes Anderson cuteness all around. Speaking of the characters, despite an overwhelming appreciation for JGL, it was not enough to overcome the kinda dead performance of everybody else, including his love interest Zooey Deschanel.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

No Blood!

Screw Californians and their paltry donation practices... Guess I really am an Illinois resident at this point. Now how to make the overly bureaucratic and corrupt government there pay for my heath care. Need a social worker.

Also, still have to go to the hospital today. I won myself a two day ticket to Oakland--ugh.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Makin' not postin'

So due to unemployment and general to-be-determined suckiness I've been making tons of stuff--knits, paper goods, sewn items and other crafty arty bits. But there has definitely been a lack of photographing said items, blogging and "earning a living."

To fill up space I give you:

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tech sneakers

Hey lB! How are you?

Your boy and you might be amused by these techie Nike sneakers. It's just 15 pounds...