Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rumblings in Egypt

One of my friends from Elementary/middle school who I fell out of touch with, but am still facebook friends with, posted a plea for attention on the protests in Egypt.

What did I think? I didn't even know what she was talking about. I was safe in my lovely bubble at university where the outside world just falls away.

Read her post here. It's very well written and you should all research what is going on in Egypt. Here's an excellent article by Al-Jazeera that sums up the events quite well. The clashes with the authorities have already claimed three lives. Let the awareness of the unrest spread and international pressure come.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Whoa, it's a bit different around here...

Hey all and welcome to the new year! Or I would be welcoming you if I hadn't procrastinated for the past two weeks and am now lamely posting in the middle of January.

Speaking of which, the middle of January has awful weather. It's really really cold. It's the kind of cold where it hurts to breathe. Absotively awful. It's also snowed an absurd amount since I've returned to university. I spend most of my time looking like a hatted ninja using a balaclava and a hat with ear flaps. Ridiculous, but warm.
Kind of like this.

So I decided that a New Year meant I should get a New Look! I changed up the design and put a spiffy twitter gadget off the the side ---->

Now you can see my tweets on my blog! So I'll be blogging whilst tweeting! O. M. G.

So if you read this, you should totally follow me on twitter. I mostly use twitter to stalk my favorite celebrities. My favorites are Grant Imahara from Mythbusters and Stephen Fry. Both are great. Grant's adorably geeky and Stephen is just full of win.

Finally, I have done more culinary shenanigans. First, I made pizza with my housemate. From scratch. Okay, not completely (the sauce was from a can), but we did make our own dough! It was amazing. The crust was so delicious that I could just eat it by itself. There would be pics, but my housemate took them and I haven't stolen them yet. I will add them. Eventually.

Okay, fine don't hold your breath.

I also attempted to make fudge, in order to give my candy thermometer a test drive. It ended up being more of a caramel-toffee type thing, but still delicious.

Right then. Off to go do some actual work. Or make a cup of tea. And perhaps some culinary shenanigans. And work. Eventually.