Saturday, June 26, 2010


A little while ago, in my "A Box is A Box is A Box" post, I had mentioned that one thing to do with a box is make another box out of it. I feel that I didn't give enough attention to this whole box making process, so here is a DIY for making a box out of another box.

Step 1.
Find a box you can cut up.

You want to find an old box which you don't mind (and it doesn't mind) cutting up. Make sure this box is bigger than the box you want to make for easy DIYing.

Step 2.
Decide on the top of the box.

For your new box, do you want a lid, or do you want a flap, or do you want to seal it over, or do you don't want anything? This step will determine the future of your new box, so mull it over for a while.

Step 3.
Cut out shapes from the box.

Depending on the shape of the new box you want, cut out those shapes from the original box. For instance, if you are making a cheese shaped box (a triangular prism), you want to cut out atleast 2 triangles, and 3 rectangles. If you want a lid for the top, cut out one of the triangles (the top part) slightly bigger, and cut out smaller rectangles for the side of the top.

Step 4.

This is where you make your box. Check out this site for a look at the various prisms available to math kind, and for easy assembling. I'm sure you can figure out how to put your cut out pieces together to assemble your new box.

Step 5.
Enjoy your new box.

Refer to my old Box post if you need some ideas on what to do with your new box.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cake Fruit

I have had a thing against fruit cake for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I would still eat it because it didn't taste too bad, but as I realized the true horror of fruit cakes, I stopped eating them completely.

Whats so wrong about a fruit cake you ask? The thing is, if I wanted to be healthy, I'd have fruit. Not weird dried fruit that comes in little chunks (fruit to go is exempt), and especially not weird dried fruit in a cake. Cakes are what I eat when I want yummy, I want nothing but yummy, I don't want a smidgen of health.

I have now decided to compromise. I figure, if we can make cake with fruit, why can't we make fruit with cake? So I have taken it upon myself to fashion cake in the shape of fruits, in the taste of fruits, nay, I will morph cakes into fruits!

If all that fails, I will go out, buy some grapes, and eat those while pretending I morphed cake into fruit.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sweet Times Later

I can now say I experienced what I call "Blog Block", similar to writers block, but much more important. Now that I have found something worth blogging about, here goes... again.

As much as I liked stories with princesses, and ball gowns as a child, I like something better. I like stories with a supposed bad ass. Stories where the good guy was a rule breaker, a maverick in a sense (republicans ruined that word for me, but it applies here). I liked it when heroes did things their way with no regards for the law, they kicked ass, took names, got the girl, and won my heart.

Robin Hood.
Stealing from the rich? Check.
Giving to the poor? Check.
Totally awesome weapon/fighting style? Check.
A band of merry men? Check.
Bad assery level: 10

Sherlock Holmes.
Solving crimes? Check.
Outsmarting cops? Check.
Incredibly clever? Check.
Watson? Check.
Bad assery level: 10

Super powers? Check.
Nonchalant? Check.
X-Men? Check.
Totally digs Jean Grey? Check.
Bad assery level: 10

Scooby Doo and Shaggy
Terrific twosome? Check.
Scooby snacks? Check.
Meddling kids? Check.
A ballin' shaggin' wagon? Check.
Bad assery level: 20 (10 each)

Who were your childhood heroes?