Archives for July 2011

Tutorial: Make a Customized Google Plus Profile Page

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games
Amy Tucker Google Plus Profile

If you're one of the millions of folks using Google + right now, you're well-acquainted with users' profile pages. If you're not on Google + yet, the profile page [or whatever it's technically called] looks a lot like Facebook in that there is a profile picture on the left and then a row of images ...

Zombies To Terrorize Playstation Home and Five New Dead Island Images

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games
Dead Island Playstation Home Start Screen

Playstation Home bores me to freakin' tears. So much so that I uninstalled it from Steve over a year ago. But as much as I dislike it, I'm considering putting Playstation Home back on Steve now that I've read this press release from Deep Silver about Dead Island and Home Square. I mean, come on! Can ...

Batman: Arkham City Penguin Reveal Trailer and Collector’s Edition Announced

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games
Ollie in batman shirt

When I watched a demo of Arkham City at E3, it got me all hot and bothered--especially Catwoman. We got to see Penguin and I loved him with his nasty little black heart and monocle. Now he's been super duper confirmed to the world in this trailer released yesterday. I'm so excited about this I made ...

Cinemagraphs: The Refined Animated Gif

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games
Jamie Beck

You know I love animated gifs. I'll toss them into posts with no concerns as to how slow it may make loading time; I'm inconsiderate like that. So I'm sure it will come as no surprise that I've fallen in love with cinemagraphs. These creations take the concept of animated gifs and raise them all most to ...

Just Released Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Trailer

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games
Batllefield 3 E3 2011 Customized Dog Tags

Battlefield 3 was one of the games I had the pleasure of previewing at E3 this year. In fact, I got custom made dog tags as one of the developers was running through features and interesting info about the game. Right before we were led to the room filled with Battlefield 3 multiplayer loaded computers, we ...

How To Use A Semicolon So You Don’t Look Stupid

Filed Under: Book Related
How to use a semicolon so you don

I like using semicolons; they make me feel smart. Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal makes me feel stupid but giddy with his semicolon explanation. So stupid and giddy, in fact, that I plan on making Tucker buy me the grammar pack for Christmas or something. I suspect I'll be glancing at my office walls with much ...

What’s Your Perfect Job?

Filed Under: Life
Steve Jobs doll.

I never planned to write for a living but here I am; I planned on being a doctor or vet. A couple of doctors I've spoken with wanted to be writers. I guess even folks with the "perfect" jobs can want something else. Mom probably should have opened up a restaurant and I know for sure Tucker ...

Tarrogon and Washing My Mouth Out With Soap

Filed Under: Food and Drink, Life
Vintage Ivory Soap

I am so tired of coming up with what to make for dinner every night so we've gone back to--yet again--Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking: A Full Year of Simple, Menus and Easy Recipes and let me tell you, that's not a bad thing. For an entire year, you have a day-by-day recipe book complete with weekly ...

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy Video Day!

Filed Under: Tech/Videos/Video Games
Storm Trooper FIght

After three posts worth of angst and unhappiness, I said to myself, "Self, it's time you stopped worrying about everything and just posted some of the cool stuff you find on your trips around the Interweb." And myself agreed. Remember when song mashups were novel and Glee was that quirky high school singing show and then they ...

Dreams That Won’t Go Away: Cheese Crackers and My Dead Step-Father

Filed Under: Life, Mental Health
Insomnia Motel

There are two things I've come to realize tonight--I'm writing this the night before you'll read it. I have rediscovered my love for saltine crackers and cheese slices though my tastes have been refined to whole wheat saltines and premium cheese slices if any presliced cheese can be considered "premium." I have developed a very annoying habit ...

I Spank My Kids

Filed Under: Life
Storm Trooper Spanking

Spanking is one of those issues in parenting that's best not talked about unless you're ready to hear some extremely vocal opinions. Just like "natural" birth. And breastfeeding. And bottle feeding. And circumcision. And daycare. And how much TV your kids watch. And candy. I'm going to stop now. Chances are good you're a parent ...


Filed Under: Life

What is it about someone that makes you fall so hard that it hurts? Your stomach churns and pitches. You yearn to be near them. The pure elation of it all is staggering. How in the world could you be so lucky to find this one absolutely perfect person? This person who loves you absolutely, no ...