Review: 21

As always, I will try my best to speak in general terms about the movie, but there might be some accidental spoilers, so please read with caution. 21 is based on the true story of a group of MIT students who excelled academically during the weekdays, studied Blackjack on the weeknights, and made big money in Vegas on the weekends. The movie loosely follows the story in the book "Bringing Down The House" by Ben Mezrich. Jim Sturgess plays Ben Campbell, the brilliant main character who was accepted ... Continue Reading

Concerts!

I just got my internet connection back the other day. Whoohoo. :grin: That aside, I want to talk about concerts in this post. If you have been a reader for a while or know me in some way, you probably know that I love attending concerts and posting about them in my blog. Well, there are so many good shows coming up and seeing as how I am currently broke, that is quite a dilemma! The two I am most excited about are Nine Inch Nails in August and Chris Rock in April/May. I found out about the ... Continue Reading

Review: Silent Hill

As always, I will try my best to speak in general terms about the movie, but there might be some accidental spoilers, so please read with caution. The Silent Hill DVD that I got in the mail from Blockbuster has been lying around my house for a few weeks and I finally sat down to watch it (correction: attempt to watch it) this evening. Frankly, it is not worth reviewing in detail. A review would require time. Time is something that I do not want to waste any more of. I'll save my time and write ... Continue Reading

My first ever “true” vector image

I have been working on basically one graphic for the past few months. Haha. It is my first ever true "vector" image, created with Illustrator. I exported it to PSP7 in order to put the border and text on, but the final image will be from Illustrator. I used an image of Gwen Stefani for the base pose and took it from there. It needs a lot of work, especially on the hair and the eyes, but it is certainly a start and a step up from my first-ever "vexel" image (a vector-style image created in a raster ... Continue Reading

Recipe: Chocolate Almond Toffee

A few weeks ago, I bought toffee at Wegmans to satisfy my craving for sweet, chocolately goodness. Not much beats perfectly square gems of toffee, covered in chocolate and almonds, with a satisfying crunch and buttery flavor. Finally, though, I decided to make my own. An opportunity to save some money, versus continuing to buy itsy-bitsy containers, while also having something to look forward to making to supplement holiday cookies in about a month from now. As it turns out, making toffee is similar ... Continue Reading