Sunday, September 13, 2009
PAX Thrax Serum.
easy to do, no exact measurements
- chicken broth base(from a can)
- chili oil (to taste)
- fresh spinach leaves 10-15
- button mushrooms chopped up spoon size
-2-3 cloves garlic, freshly chopped.
keep on mediumhigh heat while adding ingredients! yumyum!
also, if you're a tofu person, I think a couple cubes would make a great addition. I just didn't have any around. = (
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The Guild Season 2 ScreeningWatch all 12 episodes of The Guild Season 2 back to back, followed by a Q & A with cast members Jeff Lewis (Vork) and Sandep Parikh (Zaboo), moderated by producer Kim Evey.
Designing indie games with a team of one.Michael Todd is an Indie Game Designer, who makes games as a 1-man team. He'll be speaking about how he does this, methods he's learned and the concept of making a game quickly. He'll also be talking about why working solo is an awesome way to design games, especially for people just starting out.
Girls and Games: The Growing Role of Women in the Game IndustryAccording to the ESA, more than 43% of video gamers are female, making women the single largest untapped market segment in the gaming industry. Look at the milestones crossed and the hurdles to come as developers and publishers reach out to this previously overlooked demographic. Are current strategies effective? What does this mean for the game industry as a whole?
Now What? Keeping Community EngagedYou've built a gaming community, now what do you do with it? Community leaders (both corporate and grassroots) discuss how to keep a community fresh, fun, and sane.
What do Recruiters and Hiring Managers look for?Tired of getting rejection letters? Interested in becoming a game developer but don’t know what to do? Come and talk to the people that are responsible for the gates to the studios. Learn how to prepare yourself with tips, tools and straight advice from the game industries top Recruiters and Hiring Managers.
Twitter and Beyond – New Game Communities OnlineOnline game communities are changing rapidly as social media is being used more and more by gamers. No longer are people primarily congregating on official game forums. They're talking with each other on Twitter, Facebook, and in other types of online communities about games. For this reason, Community Managers are actively leveraging social media tools to keep online communities informed and engaged with their games. This panel will discuss the exciting transition of game companies using social media to build, communicate with, and engage with players as well as highlight the macro-trends that impact all online communities. Panelists include executives from both the game development and social media side of the fence.
The Making of a Hit Web SeriesJoin Kim Evey, Sandeep Parikh and Greg Benson, the creator/producer/directors of three of the web's biggest sensations, "The Guild," "The Legend of Neil," and "Retarded Policeman." They'll tell you how they got their start in online video and then answer your questions about everything from content to distribution to funding. If you're thinking about getting into online video and want to talk to the experts, this panel is for you!
RoosterTeethYou, us, Saturday evening at 6pm. Let's be honest, you don't have a date so just come to our panel and we can all be sad together. Just replace the word sad with the word drunk.
The Legend of Neil Season 2 Screening and PanelThe Legend of Neil, the story of a regular dude who gets sucked into Zelda and has to fight his way out, returns with an action-and-nostalgia packed second season. Neil stars Tony Janning, Mike Rose and Felicia Day (of Guild and Dr. Horrible fame) and is created by Sandeep Parikh (of The Guild)
Wil Wheaton presents: THE AWESOME HOUR!!1Wil Wheaton first came to PAX in 2007, when he gave the keynote address that your parents won't stop making you listen to in the car. In 2008, he returned for a panel that asked and answered the burning question, "Can Wil Wheaton really be a panel all by himself?" This year, Commodore Wil Wheaton welcomes you aboard the USS AWESOME for 60 minutes of story-telling, lingerie-dodging, mirth-making, myth-making, iconoclasting, and the obligatory burning-questioning ... ing.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Nostalgia hit, and I started looking for it again. Apparently they made a playstation port way back, and it became available for Download on the PS3 Jan 1st.Hrm, I may have to look into getting one, now. (i know, it's pathetic. don't judge me.) Or maybe some nerd with have messed with it enough to make it available to DL and play now on something other than DOS.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Also, I really should come with a warning label for guys.
on the upside, met a fun guy dancing saturday night. we have a motorcycle/ice cream date tomorrow. yum. hopefully just casual fun.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
So here's the thing. You know how you can write people in on ballots? Well, we're gonna e-mail the awesome people at UbiSoft and see if they'd consider writing Kristin in, because the world can always use one more seriously kick-ass female showing people whats up in gaming. And speaking of writing in ballots, make sure to write me in for "ruler of the universe" when that election comes around! I will make our universe a Raptor-free place!
So here's the letter to copy and paste to make it easy on you:
I believe that Kristin's experience in the following would make her a fantastic addition to the Frag Dolls team:
- Two years in the professional gaming circuit
- Great gaming skills
- Marketing/Community Management/Promotions in the video game and hardware industry
- Hundreds of hours of on-camera time and behind the scenes production work
- Huge repertoire of industry events attended
Kristin Reilly is definitive Frag Doll material and I respectfully request that she be reconsidered for the Frag Doll Casting Finals.
Thanks for your help!
You can email this to UbiSoft at firstname.lastname@example.org
or tweet @Fragdolls @Ubisoft @batgirl "Kristin Reilly ftw!"
And be sure to stop by the Fragdoll website to give mad props to all the FD canidates, cause they rock my socks off!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
(before reading, NO, i do not do drugs before bed, nor have i EVER done them)
Last Night: We were at easter breakfast with extended family, and i threw a tantrum because my sisters' friend ate my cherry-flavored rice pudding. Then, a kitten died, and i cried a lot. But then my mom had a surprise, and me and a bunch of random people went into a room and got lap dances from "models". Mine was a fat doctor with one green eye, and a really big brown eye. And I accidentally spit out my gum on his shoulder. (i have no idea wtf rice pudding is)
A few months ago, I dreamt we were being attacked by zombies, and to fend them off, we went to the second story of our house for the upper advantage. We took the doors off the hinges to use for cover, but then there were zombie kittens in my room, so I had to use tupperware to catch and contain them, cause I felt bad about killing them.
Also, myspace is so annoying.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So first things, ep. 2 of my video blog launched. I'm pretty excited that there will be a second season for Dollhouse! Good Fox!
Also, Im getting my game on like mad! Been playing Castle Crashers all morning, it's amazing. Now I'm going through all the random games on my shelves I've barely played. Right now it's Spidey: Web of Shadows. LOL. It's hella corny, I'm quite amused. I think there may be a little WoW later in the cards, too. My poor Pally has been neglected lately. = (
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp salt
- 8 oz semisweet chocolate
Melt semisweet chocolate(fill a pan with water over burner, and place pan with chocolate over the pan). Melt butter (low power in microwave 2 min), mix with sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Mix, then add cocoa, and salt. Mix, then add flour. Stir melted chocolate in, and pour into 9x13 pan.
Cook for 30 minutes. If brownies don't pass the knife test, continue cooking in 5 minute increments until firmer in middle.
Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups oatmeal
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Less than 2 weeks from graduation with TWO degrees. I have no job, no home, no prospects, nothing but a dream to start a life as a designer in Seattle. Fear is the mind-killer.
At least I can make amazing brownies from scratch.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Also, I finally took my car in to get fixed and got a rental. It's a 2009 Chevy Impala, and it's kinda fun. It goes vroom vroom! (vs. my '99 stick shift Honda CRV, which i still love dearly)
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
There's a reason I don't party at that frat house. Mostly because one of their dominant members was the "best halo player on campus" until I beat him to a bloody pulp in a 4v4 tournament on campus a few years back. [and yes, there was much corpse humping] It's still nice to know, 2 weeks from graduation, I'm "that chick. you know, the one that's really good at video games."
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Isn't he adorable? Totally made up for my terrible Wednesday night! Yes, I am obsessed with Ugly Dolls.hehehe. now I think it is time to avoid homework and play video games. WoW or Resident Evil, I can't decide. Hmmmmm. . . .
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I wish I always worked like I do under pressure and tight deadlines; I seem to do my best work. There has to be some way to harness my brain power at the stage and use it ALL the time.
Still apartment/job searching in Seattle. After putting out close to 50 resumes all over the US and getting NOTHING back, I talked to some of my design professors. When I told Connie I wanted to end up in Seattle, she told me to move there, wait tables, network, and do any freelance jobs I can get until the economy improves. I'm adventurous and tend to land on my feet, so that's what I'm gonna do. I've always said I'm gonna be awesome and make my dreams come true, so FUCK YOU ECONOMY!
Ughhhh, downloading the WoW patch to fix the LAST Wow patch,atm. Hopefully things get better. And hopefully people stop freaking about the duel-spec fee and stop trying to make gold quick by fucking the auction house over. It's getting really annoying seeing crap posted for waaay less than it's worth because a few people want money fast and don't care how it affects everyone else.
Maybe I'll go play CoD4 while waiting, because I've been craving it since editing Brenna's vid. I should really be working on painting for class, but I'm thoroughly unmotivated atm. Also, I know I'm a bit late, but HAPPY VELOCIRAPTOR AWARENESS DAY! My apologies to those of you who've lost loved ones to the vicious creatures. Also, if you don't read XKCD, a webcomic by Randall Munroe, you should. It's brilliant.
video for the day. i'm so addicted.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
- one can of tuna
- one finely chopped celery stalk
- 2 squirts of lemon juice
- spoonful of mayonnaise
- 2 spoonfuls of cottage cheese
- few pinches of dill
I'm really starting to love not just cooking, but exploring and creating. I'm considering possibly writing/designing a cookbook. The Single Girl's Cookbook, or something along those lines. Because there are a lot of women who live alone, and that's why I didn't cook for so long. Why bother if I'm the only one eating it? Maybe I'll just start another blog of tasty one-two serving recipes and of course, a whole section on chocolate desserts!!!
Society and everything we see seems to send the message that it's shameful for women to be single, and should devote their time to finding Prince Charming. 50 years ago, that line of thinking was probably appropriate, but now, with everything we have available to us, I think women should be devoting their time to loving themselves, discovering their potential, and pursuing dreams that don't include a long walk in a white dress. It's awesome that some women can find their soul mate and be happy, but it shouldn't be forced down our throats everywhere we look. Or maybe I should just stop watching chick flicks? Either way, I really want to find a way to reach other twenty-something women to let them know there's more than one way to a happy-ever-after, and it doesn't have to include a man.
- Sex and the City
"I threw up. I saw the ring and I threw up. That can't be normal." Carrie
"That's my reaction to marriage." Samantha
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Regan and Sophie
Ryan holding Sake
Mia playing on Ryan
Rachel holding Sophie and Claire
Rachel and Sophie
Also, if my prof says "why-keh-pedia" one more time, i may kill myself.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I modified the recipe for one, but it was pretty easy and quite tasty
extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 pound whole wheat pasta shells
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups well-chopped fresh spinach
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds, lightly toasted
zest of 2 lemons
8 ounces mozzerella, shredded or torn into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter/oil a large casserole dish or baking pan - something roughly equivalent to 13x9-inch pan.
Boil the pasta in salted water per package instructions. Drain pasta, toss with a glug of olive oil. Set aside.
In the meantime, heat a bit of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Saute the onions with a couple pinches of salt for a few minutes (or if you want a bit more depth of flavor until caramelized). Stir in garlic. Stir in spinach. Cook for just about 20 seconds, until the spinach collapses a bit. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of the almonds and 1/2 of the zest. Add to pasta and stir and stir - mixing extremely well, a minute or so.
Now sprinkle the bottom of baking dish with the rest of the zest. Add a layer of the pasta to the bottom of the baking pan, now sprinkle with some of the cheese, add more pasta, then more cheese. Finish with a layer of cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until cheese on top is bubbly and melty. Serve sprinkled with the remaining almonds.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Chinchilla Takes Dustbath to Eminems's Shake That
Death in The Park featuring Haley Williams
Playin' with the Chief
The Postal Service Such Great Heights high res
Weird Ping Pong Match
Western Spaghetti by PES
back to homework, cleaning, and godawful snake movie marathon on scifi. its a good day.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
American Gothic is at the Des Moines Art Center! Our painting class (6 of us + prof) went today, and I'm pretty sure we got yelled at in every different gallery room. Our professor, Angela Battle, is very passionate about painting, and loves to get up close and see the detail, as well as the rest of us. We would discuss paintings and point to different areas(not touching)and the security guards would have seizures. Sooo funny. They stalked us room to room, and yelled quite loud when we got too close. I think we gave them more trouble than all the elementary classes coming through! teeeeheeee.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Also, I hate people who don't respect WoW etiquette. For instance, my friend and I were collecting crystals in a cave for a quest. We would kill the mobs around a crystal to go get it, and this asshole 32 BE Pally would go in a grab it while we were finishing the kills. And then he would mine tin right out from under me. Literally. Jerk. And because he was also horde, the most I could do was /spit on him. grrrr.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Things I'd rather be doing:
- playing WoW
- working on actual design and not silly projects
- taking photos
- playing with my aminals
- plotting world domination
- knitting more wrist warmers
- scuba diving
- reading harry potter
- hacking road signs to warn about zombies and raptors
- plotting world domination involving zombies and raptors