Odd purchases

Posted: July 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

I talked into an Android and the magical app Songify ( transformed my unremarkable speech into a song to which all mankind can now dance. Just listen Fluffy Cat ( Cat)!

I talked into an Android and the magical app Songify ( transformed my unremarkable speech into a song to which all mankind can now dance. Just listen Meow (!

Now I just need to find the time to make another review our recipe… until then just enjoy this!




Haven’t posted in a while

Posted: December 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

but now that i have been given a kindle fire hd for my birthday i will have a much better time documenting what i cook as long as i have time to do keeps me pretty busy but i have cookies to bake so you will need to see my sip special wrap recipe.


I was just about ready to send in my Xbox in for repairs when I decided to turn the Xbox on and leave it on for 20 minutes. As expected, the RRoD appeared and the Xbox title didn’t pop up – nothing different than usual. Then I waited 20 minutes to let it warm up, turned it off, and somehow wasn’t surprised to see the Xbox start up normally again. To make sure it wasn’t a fluke, I tried it the day after and it worked as long as I made sure I let it warm up first (otherwise I got a RRoD like usual or at least a freeze). So try it – but I’d recommend cleaning out the vents first. Also, don’t put it on the table vertically as it could make the components slide off the motherboard.

I had been invited to Google+ a few days ago, but sadly am unable to join it because Google isn’t allowing anyone to do so. That’s definitely unfortunate since I really looked forward to doing some beta-testing and help to point out any bugs I would have encountered. I am hoping that in the future, they will allow desktop notifications via Google Desktop and include some kind of chat that can be accessed via Pidgin.

Edit: It seems that the Gods have answered my prayers because all of a sudden I am able to create a Google+ account!

And here are a few treats I prepared recently including cinnamon buns with crunchy toffee (toffee prepared by my boyfriend’s sister), hand made chocolate ice-cream with the same toffee prepared with a hand blender and a bowl of ice cubes, and some tortillas I prepared with the pasta roller.

Notable blogs of the month!

Posted: July 2, 2011 in Beta

If you’re a techie that wants to keep up to date with the latest news, Karthik’s blog is the place to go.

If you’re going crazy for a Google+ invite, then you’d better keep an eye out for spam!

I was pleasantly surprised to see that my boyfriend had come home with the cinnamon candy I had asked for, and even more glad to see that there was a bit of novelty to these specific Hot Tamales.

As I examined the box I noticed the little description of each color from hot to hottest. This is sort of reminiscent of the Taco Bell hot sauce package colors which indicate how hot they are. I popped a yellow one in my mouth and it actually tasted a bit like what you’d expect something yellow to taste like. It was hot, but not painfully so. Definitely had that nice artificial cinnamon flavor that I’ve come to love. Next, I tried the orange-red one which looks just like the regular Hot Tamales, and unsurprisingly, it tasted just like a regular Hot Tamale. Next, I popped the dark red into my mouth and as soon as I began to chew I actually felt my mouth burn as if I had just chewed on a Jalapeño. I definitely experienced a pleasant burn which lingered a bit afterward.

Before trying these I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to tell the difference, but the level of hotness was pretty obvious. And just to make sure it wasn’t just all in my head, I did a blindfold test. I had my boyfriend give me one of each while I had my eyes closed and I have to say that even without looking at them it was very obvious which one was which. As soon as I started chewing on the first one I immediately suspected it was the orange-red one, but to make sure, I asked for a second one. As soon as I had the second one, which was milder, I was sure that the first one was the orange-red one and thus the second one was yellow. And finally he gave me the dark red one which was again, very obvious.

As I was looking inside the box I notice that a good majority of the candy pieces were dark red which luckily was my favorite color, but it would have been nicer to have something closer to an even amount of each just so you can keep it varied a bit. I am hoping though that other boxes are different. Either way, I definitely enjoyed these candies and hope that they continue producing this variety of Hot Tamales, or at the very least, release a box variety of just the dark red ones.

One of the main reasons I truly enjoyed these is because I like to buy cheap bags of cinnamon imperials where each candy seems to vary in its spiciness. I would really recommend these to anyone who loves cinnamon-flavored candy.