Mefi wants you to know how easy it is to make Mendl’s Courtesan Au Chocolat [SLYT] from the Grand Budapest Hotel. If you need the GIF version, Buzzfeed has your back. The basic recipe seems simple enough, but piping is a skill I haven’t quite mastered yet.
I’m a couple of entries behind, but I just watch all of Too Many Cooks and now my mind is mush and I’m out of time anyway. But if you want a great send up of every single thing that ever happened in 80s TV, you should totally watch it.
I should write a longer blog post, but I’m working on a Prezi for a short presentation next week. The premise is simple but loading all of the images is taking a while, mostly because I messed up a bunch of them. But in the process of researching the presentation, I learned that you can now use Quicktime to display an iOS device on a Mac running Safari, so that made making 30 or so screen captures a lot easier. I’ll post the Prezi when it’s ready.
If you don’t know what Prezi is, it’s an alternative to PowerPoint. It works more like a mind map than a slide show, allowing the presenter to start with a big picture and then focus on details. Many Prezis like using the turning feature, which can give a great sense of motion but also make audiences dizzy. I try to avoid turning and stick to more 2 dimensional layouts.
The kids and I have been playing HabitRPG. In this online game, we battle evil monsters like Laundry and Tidying Up so that we can win experience and gold. How? By sticking to our daily habits – taking baths, doing our homework, and changing the litter box. Succeed, and we slay the monsters. Fail, and we lose health points. We can use the gold to buy rewards like extra iPad time. The game is simple, but fun, and has been great for keeping the kids (and sometimes me) on task. The kids like to check off what they’ve done and then buy more loot in the game. I like the daily reminders to finish some household tasks.
The game is free, but there are bonuses that come with a paid subscription.