Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Forum Sigs

My awesome new sig. <3 courtesy of Marcus

So I created some IBTC sigs to enjoy!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Gaming Through the Years

Being selected as a Cadette by the Fragdolls brought on a wave of nostalgia, so I decided to look at pics from all the events I've done over the years.

MLG Philly 05 - first tourney, team PMS Combat Babes, Soccergirl, Metallic Aqua

Digital Life NYC 05 - working for Nintendo demoing Gameboy Micro, DDR Mario

MLG Chicago 05 -  team with Somegirl, Metallic Aqua

Zero Hour Xbox 360 Release - PMS special event pass

Consumer Electronics Show 06 - working for Microsoft and WITI 

MLG NYC 06 - team with Tart, Mary Jane, and Atomica 

GDC 06 -  worked women in gaming conference

E3 06 - working for Verizon FIOS

MLG Dallas 06 - team with Smileygirl, Ninja, and Peach 

MLG Anaheim 06 - team with Tart, Mary Jane, and Atomica

WSVG/CPL Dallas 06 - team with Tart, Mary Jane, and Atomica

PAX 06 - spectator and placed top 3 at halo tourney

Spike TV Gamehead  - Contestant for COD3 episode

WSVG Louisville 07 - PMS clan promotions, filming and photography 

WSVG Dallas 07 - PMS clan promotions, filming and photography 

PAX 09 - spectator & FD community member

& to be continued.

game on . . .

Random Photo Blog.

Browsing through old photos is interesting.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Gaming Chef: Coming Soon

Objective: to do a cooking video blog geared toward gamers featuring healthy recipes with savory flavors, and game-play from the latest video games. 

Episode One: Lemon Basil Garlic Chicken with White Sauce on Pasta with a side of Splinter Cell Conviction

Episode Two: Nice and Easy Crab Dip with a side of Alan Wake

Episode Three: Salmon Kebabs with Pineapple, Mushrooms, and Asparagus with a side of Lego Harry Potter

Episode Four: Tilapia with a Dill and Mayo Sauce with a side of Army of Two the 40th Day

Episode Five: Crab Dip Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Caps with a side of Halo Reach

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Lovin'

One of my goals this summer was to do more cooking on the grill. BEST IDEA EVAR. I've been looking for good grill recipes with healthy, delicious food. I found this one courtesy of This is a recipe for kebabs in a teriyaki sauce that is as good as you'll have at any Japanese Steak House.

First, a few tips for picking the groceries you'll need . . .

Salmon - of course it's best fresh, but if you're in the middle of nowhere(like me) and on a budget, you can buy it by the package frozen.

Asparagus - lemme guess, no idea how to pick it? Color? Width of stalk? Actually, neither of these matter. It's all about the squeak. Take and bunch in your hand and rub them together. The squeakier they are, the better!

Pineapple - another tricky one. They all look the same, how do you know if they're ripe? Turn it upside down. Pull on the spiky leaves that come out from the bottom of the core. If they pull out easily, you've got a good one! If it's ripe, it will also be much easier to cut.

Ginger - you'll find this with the veggies in the grocery store. You want to pick a root with a nice brown color, that isn't mushy. As soon as you get home, throw it in the freezer; it'll make it easier to grate!

Salmon Teriyaki Kebabs


  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin rice wine or rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh ginger (I just grate it with a cheese shredder)
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • Pinch chili pepper flakes
  • 1 lb salmon fillet, rinsed, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 lb fresh pineapple, cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • Fresh asparagus bunch (6-7 stalks)
  • 1 pkg small portabella mushrooms
  • 8 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 20 minutes before using

1. In a medium bowl, mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the fresh ginger, fresh garlic, chili pepper flakes, and vegetable oil. Place the cubes of salmon in the bowl, coat completely with the marinade. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

2. Remove salmon, and place marinade aside, you will use that to brush on the kebabs as you grill

3. Thread salmon, pineapple, asparagus, and mushrooms on skewers. Oil the grill grates with extra virgin olive oil carefully(or else big fire, whooosh!). Place skewers on grill. Cover. Turn after 2 to 4 minutes. Brush on reserved marinade. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes more, brushing marinade on frequently, until salmon is just barely cooked through.

Keep an eye on the salmon, and have a fork handy to test the flakiness to know when it's done. Salmon doesn't change color much, so you really need to keep a close eye on it, it's a fish that needs to be just barely cooked to be delicious.

4. Remove from skewers and enjoy!

I wish there was a way to post smells on the internet, the teriyaki would have you drooling in a heart beat, it's THAT good.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Double Rainbows