Monday, March 7, 2011


I recently got into the most random of things...soap! Primarily due to someone posting a link to the etsy shop Cleaner Science. It opened my eyes to the wonder of melt and pour soap and some of the goofy, dorky, adorable options...petri dish soaps.

Now I REALLY want glow in the dark soap powder so I can make glowy fun. But this is what I did instead. With a little more inspiration from the intwarnets (during my search for glow in the dark soap powder) I decided to make fortune cookie soap. Because melt and pour soap takes a little bit to cool, if you are careful and fast, you can shape it. So I did. I've got some improvements to work out, but I'm looking forward to making the next, real batch.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I want to make cupcakes

Maybe some Carrot Cake or Red Velvet cupcakes. I'm not sure. I just want to make something that requires decorating...


Out of season but cute anyway.

Monday, November 15, 2010

How to draw on your own marshmellows (and still be able to eat them)

I'm not sure how I didn't know about food coloring pens but I'm really excited. :)

Click here for more info about food coloring pens.

Holy Crocheting Klingons Batman!!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

You have got to be kidding...

So I thought that a doctorate stood for something, no matter what school you got it from. Because I had this sort of idea that crappy schools wouldn't be able to sustain programs like that. Well, no worries, I'm not so naive anymore.

Because now, you can get your doctorate online. That's right...from the comfort of your home, you too can get a degree that people in the past have spent years achieving. Granted, it is a Doctorate in Health Education...but seriously???

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oh joy...Is education worth it?

Questions a PhD should just stop asking education worth it? At this point, we'd better just go with the idea that it is or or lives will get even more depressing. Well, Gizmodo and The Chronicle decided to help us out with that.

A recent publication released a variety of information regarding jobs of people with degrees. This chart has been included.

But everyone's favorite depressing part of this is the following:
"there are 5,057 janitors in the U.S. with Ph.D.’s, other doctorates, or professional degrees."

Keep in mind that a professional degree can mean a number of things (even though Gizmodo headlines 5000 PhD janitors) and that none of these people were asked more about it. Is it due to economic hardship? Being blacklisted in academia for something they did? or even free will? They also generalize janitors when in their graph they say janitors and cleaners other than maids...and state that 5.7% of people in that group have at least a bachelors. Well, that 5057 with higher degrees account for 4.7% of that (wee math). So maybe there is a bit of exaggeration going on. Cleaning jobs don't necessitate working at a high school moping up kids puke, although for some reason that is the sight my brain invokes.

So maybe it's not as scary. This list of people with bachelors degrees in other jobs leaves out a lot of things. Especially in light of the fact that the degree options out there are pretty various and their level of usefulness also varies. Level of drive of the student definitely plays a role. I've definitely known people that went to college to go to college, not for the degree. Some of them definitely dropped out, some got their degrees following the path of least resistance. However, I definitely don't just write off people in low income jobs with degrees. Competition in fields is definitely a big one. Say, for instance, musical theater. I can't tell you the number of actors I know working at starbucks or waitressing. And sometimes it's just a matter of luck, good or bad.

Ok, enough ranting.