Rockin these new orange foldable shades. Not a bad day at work! (at Sports Authority Field at Mile High)Posted on September 14, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Got a new hat for work!Posted on September 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM
Okay, so for those of you who are obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, I found a copycat recipe but I am so grossed out by some of the directions (MICROWAVE THE MILK ARE YOU KIDDING ME?) but I’m also spoiled and have a nice espresso machine and milk foamer (DO NOT USE STRONG COFFEE TO MAKE A LATTE, USE ESPRESSO)
I’m reposting here with credit and a link to where I got it from so that I have it for myself. I’ve never actually had a pumpkin spice latte. For 40c instead of $4 maybe I’ll try one!
My notes on what to do are in (((triple parenthesis)))!
Good Housekeeping’s easy at-home pumpkin spice latte here:
COPYCAT PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
MAKES: 4 cups syrup (32 to 64 lattes)
FOR THE SYRUP
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
FOR THE LATTE
8 ounces whole milk (((I use soy milk because I prefer it)))
4 ounces strong brewed coffee or espresso (((please use espresso))))
Whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, for garnish optional
1. Prepare the syrup: Bring the sugar and 2 cups water to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisking, until the sugar dissolves. Add the cinnamon sticks, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Simmer, whisking occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Set aside 5 minutes, then strain twice through a fine-mesh strainer into an airtight container. Refrigerate until cool. Store in the refrigerator for about 1 month. You’ll end up with about 4 cups total.
2. For each latte: Microwave the milk on High about 1 minute or until very hot. (Transfer to a blender and blend 20 seconds for extra frothy milk, if desired.) (((this sounds so gross to me, but if it works, that’s great. If you happen to have a milk foamer, use that!!)))
Put 1 to 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice syrup in the bottom of a mug. Top with the coffee and warm milk. Garnish with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice, if desired. (((If you want to just drop your syrup in the bottom of your cup, pour coffee over it and then garnish, you’ll probably get something really close to what you get at starbucks. I’d recommend STIRRING IN the syrup so you get an equal amount throughout your latte, but that’s just me.)))Posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:31 PM
A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.
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They can’t help you Desmond, you’re a broken man. Your mind, it’s broken…Broken? I feel fine.So did I!
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doin’ the pigeon every dayyyyyyyPosted on September 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM
Haagen Dazs concerto app times your ice cream and puts a tiny augmented reality violinist on top of your ice cream. #ar #augmentedreality #icecreamPosted on September 4, 2014 at 9:47 PM
SABOTEN CON 2014
I dressed up as Celty Sturluson from Durarara!! Top left is me with a Shizuo and Izaya, top right is me with another Celty (I’m on the right), and the bottom is just me with a flower crown :)
But omg this is the best cosplay I’ve ever pulled off. I am so happy with how it turned out. Sure, I was walking in a pool of my own sweat, but agh it was so awesome!!
The Izaya and Shizuo are my friends!!Posted on September 3, 2014 at 4:20 PM