Assassin’s Creed and Michael Fassbender – Love it!

It looks like Michael Fassbender could potentially play one of a bunch of my favorite characters ever created (in my opinion) in video game history!  And trust me, I also take into account the classics…Samus anyone?  But Fassbender is an incredible actor and seems like a great pick for the face of the secret assassin society.  As a gamer and film buff, this is exciting!

www.gamespot.com

The thought of this coming to life kinda makes me wanna shed a tear of joy

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Made first batch of Vault Beer – IPA! (Part 1)

My friends Nick, Jordan, and I have decided to start making beer.  We’re like “beer is really cool, I love to drink beer, how does one make beer?….wanna make beer?”…that, more or less, is how the lengthy conversation went.  So we made beer last night at Nick’s house, and started with the ingredients for an IPA.

 

Almost all the tools we used

Almost all the tools we used

This is after the water was heated to 170 degree Fahrenheit, and we dumped all the grains, through a large tea bag for 20 minutes

This is after the water was heated to 170 degree Fahrenheit, and we dumped all the grains, through a large tea bag for 20 minutes

After the grainy water boiled for awhile, we added the hops in a half hour at a time, stirred, then immediately had to cool it off with a copper coil and ice surrounding the pot.

After the grainy water boiled for awhile, we added the hops in a half hour at a time, stirred, then immediately had to cool it off with a copper coil and ice surrounding the pot.

Once it was cooled down, we started transferring it to the glass thing (it has a fancy name that I completely forgot)

Once it was cooled down, we started transferring it to the glass thing (it has a fancy name that I completely forgot)

Then we added an extra 2.5  gallons of water and the yeast so it was a total of 5 gallons of beer that'll be made.

Then we added an extra 2.5 gallons of water and the yeast so it was a total of 5 gallons of beer that’ll be made.

So now we wait!  It’s currently sitting in Nick’s vault (yes, he literally has a vault in his basement that’s larger than my house), and we’ll transfer it in a couple weeks to another glass thing, wait till it ferments some more, then it’s bottle time! I’ll keep you posted as I go!

Eyes Be Closed – Washed Out

www.feelguide.com...this is a damn sexy album cover

http://www.feelguide.com…this is a damn sexy album cover

So back in college, I used to co-host a radio show through our student internet station (some of the best times of college might I add).  Through that, we had access to upcoming music, local events, etc. and it really helped expand my knowledge of artists, genres, different music scenes, and just music in general.  It’s always one of my biggest passions, but that truly was my peek of activity within music.  Washed Out was one of my favorite bands for my co-host and I to play at the time.  They just came out with a new album, they still had a newer sound, and their music seemed to fit any mood you were in.  However, since we were hosting a radio show, as much as we wanted to enjoy the music ourselves, I felt like most of the time we were more concerned about learning these new artists’ sounds in order to incorporate them into the show more so than genuinely listening to them.

Now I can listen, and I’m falling for Washed Out all over again, as cheesy as that sounds.  Also, every time I watch Portlandia, I wanna listen to their albums again.  Now I know they have a bunch of other stuff, but Within and Without is still my favorite to listen to all the way through.  I can rarely do that with albums.  This one, I can.

An interesting photo study on body image [nudity]

An interesting photo study on body image [nudity]

I read this article awhile back and it got me thinking, as was it supposed to.  It’s an eye-opening look into how women see themselves in terms of what they think is wrong with them.  Every single woman had something to complain about, whether it was their breasts, thighs, arms, eyes, what have you.  Not a single woman was completely comfortable in their own skin.  And can you blame them?  With the expectations in society (everyone knows about this, it is nothing new, but still around), and the requirements given for women to be considered beautiful, it’s no wonder they feel that way.  I think about if I were asked “What would you change about your body if given a choice?” and it’s scary how many things pop in my head.  These series of photos are important, and it’s worth reading about.

Also, that’s a pretty great website.