Here are the three shows every kind of personality should be watching based on the (sort of) infallible Myers-Briggs personality test. If you haven’t already, take the test, find your shows and let the binging commence:
Drama: Breaking Bad
You believe in laws and traditions, which is exactly why Walter White’s complicated moral quandaries are sure to rock your world.
Both you and Louis C.K. are dedicated to fulfilling your duties but have to deal with social awkwardness getting in the way. Good thing tragedy becomes comedy when it happens to somebody else.
Guilty Pleasure: Pawn Stars
You like your guilty pleasures practical, and this one’s just as much a learning experience as it is a reality show.
How to tie shoes for running
Wait I need this for my dystonia!!!!
seems like valuable info to pass along
I would have threw out 115$ shoes if I didn’t use the Toe problem one. God bless this post.
I use the heel slipping one and it actually works.
I need to try the arches one. I forgot last time this came around.
Why has no one told me this before?
This post is just a little something I put together to help you guys with Photoshop. This contains tutorials to help people just beginning with Photoshop, however if you don’t know the tutorials above then this should help you too. If you learn anything from this than my work paid off! If you want more of these make sure to follow me, as I’m going to post more to ensure 2014 is a quality Photoshop year! - Samuel.
Learn how the Cardboard Institute of Technology (CIT) constructs disposable multiverses. #tinkeringtuesday
Working out of a huge, shared warehouse space on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay, CIT builds sprawling mythologies and microworlds out of scavenged cardboard and hot glue (bought in 20 lb. boxes).
Want more details or suggestions? This activity and over 150 more from artists and tinkerers are featured for you to try yourself in The Art of Tinkering, available now at http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/the-art-of-tinkering
What happens when you or your students forget your online password? You should start using some of these web tools for teaching without student logins.
STEVE JOBS AND A COOL NEW MONTESSORI APP
While we are busy making our first app, which will be released now in late November, we want to share with you awesome apps we come across. One of the first apps our son Jacob was drawn to was a montessori crossword app. It was amazing to watch him sit there and spell words out at 3 years old. Montessorium has done a great job taking the principles of Montessori to the next level and creating really cool apps.
Touching on yesterday’s post about the new Steve Jobs school, here is a short video on the new way of learning. They talk about educating the child for 2030 and after. How crazy is that! Let us know what you think. Old school vs new school??
I swear by Deb Perleman, and the lemon square recipe she has on her site. She recently posted a pink lemonade bar recipe, but it used raspberries instead of strawberries. I don’t like raspberries and [more importantly] they’re expensive.
SO I used that first lemon square recipe**. When it came time to make the [full-sized] lemon layer, I pureed 7 or so strawberries in my blender, and then mixed them in. I also omitted 1 cup of sugar to balance out the strawberries. The 1 1/2 c of sugar was enough - I wouldn’t do any less. They taste exactly like strawberry lemonade, complete with the “eat too many and your tongue will burn” feeling.
**I only had 3 lemons. So I also used a lime and then some extra lime juice I had around to make 1 c of juice.
They are delicious!
Cooking with Tomes Away: Cheese Night edition
(It might be stretching a point to call this cooking, but I melted the cheese on the bruschetta, so it works)
The key to a good cheese night is a variety of two things: cheese and the cheese delivery system (crackers). Everything else is just accessories.
On the plate above, there’s a round of triple cream Mt. Tam from Cowgirl Creamery (available at Whole Foods), raw milk sharp cheddar (from Zingermans mail order), a Dorset raw cow’s milk rinded cheese, and a chile-rich cheddar.
The brands don’t matter as much as a variety (in flavor and color, since you want a pretty looking plate), and most grocery stores have a pretty decent selection nowadays.
You should get:
- A brie (double or triple-cream) and leave it at room temperature for at least an hour before serving. You want it to be spreadable. You can also impress guests by cutting off a hunk, dipping it in a beaten egg and bread crumbs, and “frying” it in a warm skillet with butter until the insides are all runny, gooey, and perfect.
- A good sharp cheddar. My go-to cheddar is the Cabot extra aged block you can get at the deli counter.
- Goat cheese (chevre) adds tang to toast points, and is well-complemented by a few sun-dried tomatoes.
Beyond these three, it’s really just a matter of how many people you’re serving. This will get you started nicely.
Add interesting crackers:
- get a Pepperidge Farm variety pack of savory crackers, or if you’re lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe’s, get their crackers (they’re better).
- Get a French baguette, slice it into toast points, and put on a cookie sheet in an oven set at 275 degrees for about 20 minutes. Your little toasties will also be nice as the foundation for your…
With bruschetta, you can do it one of several ways (and endless varieties, which I’ll teach you about in a later post):
- Trader Joe’s jarred bruschetta topping is divine, and super fast. Spoon onto toasts, top with a little shredded mozzarella, and broil till the cheese is melty
- Dice up tomatoes, a little purple onion, basil, a shred of parmesan, and a dollop of olive oil
Serve your cheese and bruschetta with fresh fruit (we had peaches), honey to drizzle on the brie (wow, it’s good) and a nice fizzy wine (we had a bottle of Charles de Fere, a $12 bottle available at Total Wine). If you’re feeling fancy, you can add pistachios, almonds, or a nut of your choice.
You actually have one of those honey things?
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Tastes exactly like the combo ought to without the extra calories of an ice cream milkshake.
Twitter Door- The kids can tweet about what is happening. There are 30 laminated sentences strips so everyone (including the teacher) has a place to “tweet” on the door.
I can’t even explain how happy this makes my little kindergarten after school teacher heart. Obsessed. If I don’t get to do this with a group of children, I WILL do this with my kids.