My Faves From The 2011 Dallas Auto Show

For the first time since I was about 14 years old, I had the opportunity to take a walk around the 2011 Dallas Auto Show.  While it definitely seemed bigger when I was a kid, I was still amazed by some of the mechanical masterpieces that were displayed.  The econobox eco friendly trends in the automotive industry have definitely had their effects, but it is still possible to find some powerfully designed and often awe inspiring vehicles still available, if you have the cash of course.  They are still nice to look at though.  Here are some of my favorites.

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Charlie and the Apple Factory

Did you ever wonder where Apple get it’s magic that goes into iOS?

Now Accepting Wine as Gifts

In case you were wondering, no it’s not my birthday. And really I have no reason to be receiving gifts at this moment other than I’d like to make this:

And the only thing stopping me is an exorbitant about of wine bottles.

We are all cyborgs

Watch this, then try to tell me you disagree.
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DIY Convertible Table

If the legs of this weren’t so ugly, I might think about creating a coffee table turned eat while watching TV table for us.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

We tried a new sushi place this weekend, and although I loved my sushi I was also quite intrigued by our appetizer – Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. I will be experimenting with this in my kitchen in the near future. Elysa did a full review of the restaurant, Sushi Robata, if you are looking for a new sushi place in the North Dallas area.

Cats Playing Patty-cake

These cats… I like ‘dem

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10 Cooking Techniques Everyone Should Master

This was a guest post I did for Elysa at and her December’s Top Tens in 2010 Series.

As you find yourself making the transition from living off of fast food and ramen noodles in college, it becomes apparent that some expertise in the kitchen will help ward off the weight gain, and the strain on your wallet that restaurant food can cause. I often hear the phrase “I can’t cook” and simply shake my head in disagreement. Cooking is not hard, it’s just a matter of learning how.  When you break it down and take a look at a few recipes, you will see that the majority of the meals that you find are created using only a handful of techniques that are easy to master with a little practice. I’ve come up with the top ten cooking techniques that I’ve found will allow you to make just about any meal you can dream up, and on occasion impress those who see cooking as a challenge reserved for short-order chefs.

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Facebook Awarded Trademark For the Word “Face”

Really… I can not make these things up:

Late yesterday, the US Patent and Trademark Office sent Facebook a Notice of Allowance that it intends to allow the company to trademark the word “face.”


(via GeekSugar)

Angry Birds hits 10 million iPhone downloads

I may be one of those 10 million, and I may or may not lose sleep because I’m playing Angry Birds.

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