Friday, July 20, 2007

Caramilk in the Microwave

My grandmother (paternal) is here for the weekend, and earlier today I was thinking about the scrumptious almond-bark treats she always made. She would bring a container of them, and it would tend to be about half-full by the time anybody other than me got to them. *burp*

So I was thinking about those, and wondering if there would be a way to create something similar with less effort and using the limited resources (just a microwave) that I have during the school year.

The result: a Caramilk bar - in the microwave

...when I informed the lady working at the convenience store what I intended to do with the chocolate bar, she laughed and suggested that I take the foil wrapper off first!

But yeah, in the end it wasn't actually that interesting... Once the bowl came out of the microwave, I stirred the chocolate and caramel together with a spoon, then put it into the freezer to solidify. Unfortunately, when I went back for it half an hour later, it had completely frozen, so (of course) I put it back in the microwave for a few seconds.

The final outcome was pretty good, sort of a chocolate taffy, but it wouldn't really be worth the effort to do it again. Maybe next time I'll use a different kind of chocolate bar...

Screwy Router

My router here at home is really acting up.... probably because my laptop uses wireless-N and the router is only designed to do B and G... but I'd still say there's a problem with it, because the internet just keeps dying for everybody. I think we're getting a new one soon, which is good, because the internet will constantly just die on me, or refuse to load pages in a browser (while instant messaging clients work fine...

So yeah, Matt and I have been going kinda wonky working on all sorts of new websites, but the Stikmen one is actually coming along quite nicely... It might actually be online sometime! :-O

I'm going to a camp in a week, which is gonna be awesome because I'll get to see a bunch of friends that I don't get to see during the rest of the year. It's always really fun.

but now I must sleep

.... I think that sometime later I'm going to upload some of the graphics I've made recently...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Something and Something Else

I really should be going to bed, seeing as its 1:48 A.M. as I start to write this, but my intelligence starts to become limited at this hour (actually, it doesn't, usually) and so I lose the logic that should send me to sleep.

Anyway, earlier this evening I was at Matt's house working on a Catering Website. We made a nice little image gallery using PHP. It's really awesome and left me feeling pretty pumped.

When I was walking home at almost midnight, something funny happened:

I saw a guy in the distance, and then we passed, including a conversation something like "hey" "hey, whats up?" "not much, you?" "I'm not too bad". Now, that wasn't funny, but then he turned around and he was like "wait... where are you from?" and I said "uhhh... here?" because I've lived in this little town for most of my life, except for the last year at school. He was like "hmmm... I don't know you..." and I didn't quite recognize him either. It wasn't until I introduced myself that he realized who I was and that I finally figured out who he was.

Despite the darkness, it's not often that you aren't recognized in a small town you've lived in all your life. I guess that just shows how much I changed over the course of the year...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

iGrok

well, I said I'd post something interesting here later, so I am:



...a little mock-up of the iPod ads and Stranger in a Strange Land (by Robert Heinlein). I made this in Photoshop 7 this evening.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Haha wow

Malcolm has created his own blog. Woohoo.

Lol... I was just really bored today and kinda thought I'd make a blog so that when I felt like ranting about something, I wouldnt have to go bother one of my friends. If you want, you can check out the Stikmen Graphic Design Blog. Stikmen Graphic Design is a little web design company of which I make up half of hahaha.

Anyway... I'm an quasi-interesting teenager who comes up with lots of crazy-random thoughts, so I thought I'd make a blog so that the world could look at them or something? ...That was lame.

So yeah.... there it is... I'll type something actually interesting later haha.

By the way, the name of this blog was just me getting frustrated while trying to come up with a humorous name for my blog that somebody else hadn't thought of yet. (and let me tell you, it's not easy)

Later!