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Rainbow Bacon

You’re making brunch for your friends, and you’re having bacon (of course). But this time, you want something just a little bit different…

How about some rainbow bacon?

Sure to wake up your friends (and make them question your sanity), this rainbow bacon may just ensure that you get as many pieces as you want to yourself!

It seems that the person who made this bacon individually soaked raw pieces into food coloring, and then pan fried it.

Would you try this? If you do, send some pics/video my way and I’ll post them. This may be one of the few activities I’m too chicken to try myself.

*Rainbow bacon may also work well for St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or Fourth of July. No better way to celebrate America than by dying fatty food to match our flag! God bless our country.

(Source: Bacon Today)

A Geeky Home

Live in Disney World!

As a child, you never want to leave the Disney theme parks. Rides, Disney characters, food in the shape of mouse ears–what’s not to love?

Well, if you still feel that way, you now have the opportunity to live there.

Walt Disney World is unveiling Golden Oak, a luxury housing community in between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. These homes, ranging from 1/4 acre to 3/4 acres, and ranging in price from $1.5 to $8 million, are indeed meant to be lived in. In fact, they are protected from investors renting them out as vacation homes: a clause in the contract indicates that renters must stay for 6 months or longer.

Owners of these homes will receive special in-park benefits and VIP transportation, as well as the privilege of telling people they LIVE IN DISNEY WORLD.

Would you consider buying one of these homes?

(Source: Boing Boing)

Crafty Geek, Geeky Fashion

1337 Manicures

Need a way to show off your 1337 skills while playing your favorite video game?

Get some inspiration from this girl’s video game nail art!

Her Mario nails are even taking advantage of two of the most trendy colors this year–teal and black!

Which video game would YOU put on your nails if you could?

(Nails were found on Crafster.)

Geek Etiquette

Be a Smart Girl at the Party

We’ve all been there. There’s a party tonight, and you know you’re supposed to put on a frilly outfit and giggle with your girlfriends, but you’re in the middle of writing that great story, finishing that game, or developing the ultimate cupcake recipe.

Now there’s a web series that celebrates those girls–the smart ones. We might show up a bit late to the frilly party, but when we get there we’ll have some interesting stories to tell (and an amazing dance party at the end of our story!) Smart Girls at the Party, a Webby-winning series, interviews young women who are doing different but extraordinary things with their lives, and celebrates the fact that girls can be smart and pursue different passions.

Take a look at this episode with Cameron, a 10 year old girl with a passion for writing supernatural stories.

I wish I had a show like this when I was their age!

Know a young woman that would be perfect for the show? Enter her in the casting call for season 2!

A Geeky Home, Entertaining

Science in the Kitchen

Sure, you need a bit of science to help you with everyday cooking and baking… but these objects will make you want to break out your lab coat and goggles.
Applied Physics is a series of kitchen gadgets that use popular scientific methods to make cooking and entertaining a bit better, just like the wine pourer, seen above. Using the Pascal Principle, it pours an equal amount of wine into each glass.

I’m liking these multi-function tools: They assist with tasks AND make me feel like I’m conducting a really neat science experiment!

Geeky Fashion, Gift Ideas

Comic Inspired Headbands

Have you always wanted to live in a colorfully violent comic book? Or maybe you just love Emeril?

Than this headband is for you! So cute, this headband comes in a variety of colors and is an easy way to spice up a plain outfit. Just avoid wearing it around Batman.

The headband can be found at Janine Basil’s Etsy Shop along with more comic, pop art, and burlesque inspired headpieces. Enjoy!

Libations

Grow Your Own Beer!

During the summer, it’s wonderful to offer your guests some ice cold libations–but do you really want to offer them another PBR?

How about you make your own beer? Home brewing has gained popularity, but you can take it one step further by growing your own beer garden. Grow barley, hops, and wheat and truly impress your guests!

Want to see a great example of a unique beer? Check out Nerd Approved’s Oatmeal, Coffee, Bacon Stout.

What would you call your signature beer?

A Geeky Home

Online Coat Rack: Essential for Seattle

Seattle may have a reputation for being a rainy city, but in reality the weather changes often and in an instant. Most locals have mastered the art of layering to keep them prepared. But what type of coat should they be wearing out of the house: A blazer? A thin windbreaker? The all-out fluffy winter jacket?

With the Online Coat Rack, we’ll have a better idea. The coat rack uses the power of the internet to let you know the weather and suggest an appropriate coat. It’s just a prototype right now, but I know I would be the first to buy this if it becomes a real product.

What technology do you currently use to make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the weather?

Source: Fashionably Geek

Gift Ideas

Are Your Toes Happy? Try Mood Polish

Now that the sun has peeked out for half a day, I’m thinking it’s time for pedicures. And the only thing better than pedicures are having your toes painted with color changing polish.

In The Mood Polish is sensitive to heat, so it will change colors on your nails when going outside, when holding a hot coffee, or perhaps even after a long session with your favorite video game.

The polish is $8 a piece and comes in a variety of fun and trendy colors. You may catch yourself staring excitedly at your nails–if anyone gives you a hard time, just say “Hey! It’s Science!”.

A Geeky Home

Chalkboards: Not Just For School

Did you get a certain chill every time you were asked to work out a problem on the blackboard in school? Do you enjoy nothing more than the smell of chalk and feel of a chalkboard? Don’t fret–you can now relive your school days in your kitchen!

These chalkboard cabinets will help you reclaim your smarty pants status. Plus, it keeps you organized so your genius thoughts can solve other problems. Yay! Just use some chalkboard paint on your existing cabinets for a fun fresh redecorating idea.

Source: Re-Nest

(For an added bonus, make the cabinets magnetic! This Magnetic Primer can be used underneath any latex paint (or chalkboard paint!) to give you a couple extra places to hang your fun magnets and quick notes-to-self.)