I hope you appreciate the self control it takes for me not to fill this whole blog post up with sideways happy faces. Because this trailer makes me very happy. LOOK HOW PRETTY. According to the BioWare development diary:
The artists, designers, programmers, animators, audio and VFX specialists and many others are the most talented I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. They are the people bringing the world of Dragon Age to life for you to discover. They’ve built incredible graphics systems like weather that creates naturally-formed puddles, spider webs that blow in the wind, and huge amounts of various materials that look more realistic than anything we’ve ever created in a BioWare game!
PUDDLES. DRAGONS. HAIRY CHESTED DWARVES. Fall can’t get here fast enough.
You need a bit of hump-day cute?
Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel dropped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to sing her Oscar winning song with the Roots and a bunch of kid’s instruments.
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson quit comics and turned to a very private life in 1995 after completing his comic series starring that famous 6-year-old and his stuffed tiger. Today, NPR reported on the image above, a movie poster for Stripped, a documentary that calls itself “a love letter to comic strips,” and includes interviews with Family Circus’ Jeff Keane as well as Watterson himself.
Watterson told The Washington Post, “Given the movie’s title and the fact that there are few things funnier than human nudity, the idea popped into my head largely intact. The film is a big valentine to comics, so I tried to do something really cartoon-y.”
Watterson also hinted at a second art piece to be released soon, but no word of a new comic strip. Siiigh…
The Spin Doctor by Paul Michael Designs - $1,050.00
It is much larger on the inside. This massively over engineered piece of Tardis jewelry will remind you daily that life is crazy! You have to enjoy it while you can. The spin Doctor is available in sterling silver, 14 karat white and yellow gold as well as platinum. A big and bold ring not for the timid. Select your choice of shank style and natural or created gems. We will confirm shank choice upon order. So take a spin and enjoy your passions together Great Jewelry and the Good Doctor.
So it’s a smidge out of my price range, but damn. That thing is awesome. And the TARDIS spins!! Paul Michael Designs has other amazing nerdy jewelry, too, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Assassin’s Creed, and Wonder Woman. Gorgeous, glamorous stuff.
Ronald McNair was an astronaut who was tragically killed in the Challenger explosion in 1986. He was the second African American in space, and in this sweet little cartoon, his brother Carl tells the story of Ron’s trip to the library when he was 9 years old, as well as the influence Star Trek had on him.
Before you dedicate your time and attention tomorrow to your significant other, Galentine’s Day is the holiday to celebrate that special friendship you get from your lady friends. Usually over brunch. To quote Leslie Knope of Community (and creator of the holiday), “It’s like Lilith Fair minus the angst. Plus frittatas!”
In celebration of the holiday, here’s a frittata recipe (from lady Martha Stewart) to make and share with your girlfriends. We suggest garnishing with red pepper slices in the shape of a heart.
Galentine’s Frittata (Potato and Red-Pepper Frittata)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, stem, ribs, and seeds removed, then thinly sliced in strips
- 2 russet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into thin slices
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 8 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In an 8-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.
- Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in skillet. Add potatoes; season generously with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, tossing often, until potatoes are tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer potatoes to bowl with onion mixture; toss to combine. Return mixture to skillet; flatten with a metal spatula.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs with rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Pour over potato mixture; tilt pan to distribute evenly. Bake until set, 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into wedges, and serve.
Potatoes and peppers not to your liking? Check out the rest of Martha’s Fritatta recipes here.