Monthly Archives: March 2009

Petite Edibles Soirée

Ever since I discovered quail eggs, and made my first miniature devilled eggs, I had wanted to have a mini food party at my house.  Everyone would bring mini foods, mini drinks, mini anything, and we’d all eat and be a tiny bit merry.  A few weeks ago I finally had the party and it was a blast.  We had mini devilled eggs, tacos, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, chicken cordon-bleu, sausages, alcohols, pudding pies, and pizza.  Chris also brought some skittle-brau, seperated by color, and we took turns shooting the different colors.  We called it “shooting the rainbow.”

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I party was just a ton of fun and I’m glad everyone could make it. I plan on having another one next year, so start thinking about the mini foods you’d like to bring.

Flashback: long-legged elves

When I was in the second grade I did an arts and crafts assignment. It was around St. Patrick’s day and we were given printouts of elves that we had to color in, cut out, and pin together.

I took the handout and instead of carefully coloring between the lines, evenly colored across each peice.  A nieghbor saw this, and said that I should color in the lines.  I said that since we’re cutting them out anyways, it would be better to color across the lines.

After we were done coloring, we started cutting out all the different parts of the elf.  Each elf had two segments per leg, and many of the other kids only used one segment to make their elves look short.  I went around to each table and gathered the spare segments, stuck them all together, giving my elf 6 leg segments per leg.  A super-tall elf.

Thinking back, it’s difficult for me to ever remember doing arts and crafts assignments as defined by the instructions.

New carpet

Finally, I got new carpet at my house. That also means I finally moved in, and am officially living at my house. The carpet looks great but all the paint colors I had tried before the carpet install look bad now….so I’m in the process of trying new colors. I really like the white-red-grayscale color pattern, but it’s proven hard to implement. You can see color tests on trim in a few of the pictures.

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Multiple returns in Ruby

Oh ruby, how beautifully simple you make multiple returns….

def add_and_subtract(v1,v2)
   return (v1 + v2),(v1 - v2)

print "Input a number: "
in1 = gets.to_i
print "Input another number: "
in2 = gets.to_i

result = add_and_subtract(in1,in2)
print "#{in1} + #{in2} = #{result[0]}n"
print "#{in1} - #{in2} = #{result[1]}n"