Central Park, NYC – Aerial View

Central Park

central-park-arial(Image: Sergey Semenov)

I love New York.


Perspective on Central Park. Helicopter imagery sewn into one.

I Love Nerd Humour (2): Einstein Walks into a Bar

I love nerd humour!


Have another one… on the house!


I hope you smiled, my little geeks and nerdlings.

As for the rest of you out there, I’m sorry. These just crack me right up! 🙂


Grammars Don’t Makes You Into Geekazoid

Grammars Don’t Makes You Into Geekazoid


Reblogged from the The Literal Loudmouth.


The Literal Loudmouth

    Oh dear almighty Father in heaven, may grammar like this title never appear again over the entire course of humanity. Not only does this phrase slander every known truth in the universe, including the commandment of not committing murder, it also is so offensive it would put The Ugly Stepsisters to shame. Please God, just eradicate these types of sentences from existence… In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    These are just one of the many prayers I must make every time I open my Internet Browser, because there are sentences like this plaguing the cybernetic world every single day. The internet has now become a place where we may publish these forsaken sentences onto the bowels of the internet history, and unfortunately, there will continually be the opportunity for many more to come. Comments on Youtube videos, facebook statuses, even blogs I admit… they become the grammatical battlefield, where in most cases…

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October Aurora in Prairie Skies

The recent US government shutdown meant a lot of things to a lot of people.

To me, it meant that NASA’s Astronomy Photo of the Day was not up and running!

Luckily, things are back to abnormal now so imagine my delight at seeing this photo, courtesy of NASA.

praire-northern-lights(Image Credit: Randy Halverson)

NASA’s explanation: Wind and spaceweather are transformed in this haunting night skyscape. The prairie windmill and colorful auroral display were captured on October 1, from central South Dakota, USA, as a good season for aurora hunters came with longer autumn nights. From green to rarer reddish hues, the northern lights are sparked by the geomagnetic storms caused by solar activity. These extend far above the cloud bank to altitudes well over 100 kilometers, against the backdrop of distant stars in the northern night. Visual double star Mizar, marking the middle of the Big Dipper’s handle, is easy to spot at the left edge of the frame. The dipper’s North Celestial Pole pointers Merak and Dubhe line up vertically near picture center.

Welcome back, NASA. We missed you!


Granny’s Fried Chicken

For some reason, autumn – especially October – makes me miss The South even more than I do the rest of the year.

So, here’s some old-fashioned southern fried chicken.

Fried Chicken



Chicken, legs, thighs, breasts [1]
Poultry seasoning
Shortening, butter flavored


Preheat skillet or fry pan to 350 degrees F (or medium high burner) and melt enough shortening to coat bottom of pan.
Coat chicken with flour and put in hot fat. Cover and cook for about 8 minutes.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, and poultry seasons over chicken
Turn chicken, cook 10 minutes.
Turn heat down to 300 degrees F. (medium low burner).
Turn chicken and cook for 10 minutes on each side.

Remove to plate with paper towel to rest. Serve.


I found this recipe on Facebook at the Granny’s Favourite Cookbook site.

Grannys-Cookbooks-Dee-Schoenmakers(Granny’s Cookbooks – Dee Schoenmaker)


[1] What’s wrong with just sayin’ “Whole chicken, cut up”?

Oh, the Hungering Teeth: Vampire Bite Cupcakes for Halloween

These Halloween Vampyre Bite Cupcakes are Fangtastic!


Thanks to Eva Halloween for this reblog.

You’re the best, sweetie!


Sweetlings, tomorrow we’ll be featuring a fabulous collection of vampire makeup tutorials, so I thought today I’d offer you a sweet little treat to whet your appetite for tomorrow’s bloodsucking blowout! These little vampire bite cupcakes by Elizabeth LaBau are beyond darling and so very easy to make, with a fiendishly bloody cherry center. The simple step-by-step video tutorial is below (add a drop or two of blue food coloring to the cherries to make your blood a bit more venous), or you can find a more detailed recipe over at the aptly named Baking Bites. Enjoy!

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– 5 Spooky Treats for Halloween

– Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sandwiches

– Creepy Cupcakes: Zombie Fingers

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