May 7, 2007
Top Gear

I've recently gotten into the show Top Gear. I love it, especially Richard Hammond, who is just adorable on a stick.

When I spotted this clever coat rack for petrol-heads, I thought of them and sent them a little "hullo" email with the URL. I figure it would be good for a laugh.

April 13, 2007
Steampunk Keyboard

I love the steampunk aesthetic.

I would love this steampunk keyboard. It's so beautiful.

March 29, 2007
Ricochet Robot... Online!

I've found an online version of Ricochet Robot. Kind of. It's got the same principles, but with a lot more bits to make it "flasher" for play online. It's called Chicken and Egg.

Share and enjoy!

September 29, 2006

I need to see Blackpool and place it on my list of DVDs I need to acquire. There's very little chance that Mike will like it, but I fell for it-is-a-musical convention.

And yes, I am seeing it thanks to the David Tennant connection. I'm such a shameless fangirl.

July 21, 2006
I heart Mike Mignola

I love Mike Mignola. Check out his latest creation, The Amazing Screw-on Head. Hilariously funny with Paul Giamatti providing his vocal talent to the main character, David Hyde Pierce as the main villan, and quite a cast of interesting and quirky characters.

And for those of us without TV, a method of watching it via streaming video! Woo hoo!

January 29, 2006

I love handcrafted and unusual items. There's something about buying jewelry from the artist or visually or intellectually clever items from smaller outlets, especially web-based ones. Thanks to Neil Gaiman, I've discovered Fabulist. Fantastic stuff!

January 27, 2006
College A cappella! Huzzah!

After receiving my iPod, a nano, from my father late last year (he got it as a thank-you gift for attending a training/technical seminar in New York City), I've been using it frequently to get Podcasts and my Audible subscriptions.

Today, I discovered ACAPPELLA U, a Podcast dedicated to college a cappella. Squee! Check it out because it is pretty rockin'.

November 13, 2005
When did you lose your virginity?

Famous celebrities answer that question, in a commercial for BBC Channel 4.

Can I say that I absolutely love Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall? I wish his books and things were available in the US.

January 10, 2005

The other day, I watched an episode of Iron Chef where the challenger was the very young owner of a yatai, a type of outdoor cooking stand, a bit more fancy than the typical hot dog stand. The episode was Pumpkin battle and it was Italian vs. Italian.

Anyway, his yatai was named Nigiro. I took a quick search and discovered that the yatai (kept on the grounds of a shrine) was no longer around. Instead, there is a full-service cafe called Cafe Nigiro, serving Californian cuisine.

Just another place that I should stop in when I visit Japan. Someday.

September 21, 2004
Exploring the Paris Underground

An article in the Guardian on a newly discovered Paris Underground ampitheater/restaurant is simply amazing. It makes me wonder what other things are hidden underneath our city sidewalks.