Monday, August 19, 2019

How to make Chocolate Chip Cookies | Recipe

To break in the kitchen in my new place, I made some cookies. You can too if you follow this recipe and the directions outlined in the video above.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Bicycle Collision Repair

bicycle collision repair before and after
Oh no! My bike got smashed in a car crash.  I've never had this happen in 10 years of biking, and I didn't really know how to handle the whole situation.  What happened?  Well, check the poorly drawn diagram below. (not so poorly drawn, because one of those helped me win back $360 from the police in a court case once!)
bicycle basket and wheel after car crash
I was cruising down the street at night, and somebody stopped at a stop sign ahead of me "didn't see me" (a pretty reasonable claim considering the ENTIRE ROW OF STREET LIGHTS that stretch of street happened to be off, though I still had my Niterider light on, so not a good enough excuse) and started turning left as I was within feet of passing in front of him.  As a result, I smashed into his left mirror completely destroying it, and was sent spiraling leftward into the street and- fortunately there was no traffic behind me- landing on my side with minor injuries to my ribs and foot. 
How did it feel?  It felt like I just got off a really good roller coaster.  Literally.  I walked away laughing.  I know things could've been worse, had I not been wearing a helmet, or if I was hit directly by the front of the car, or if there were traffic behind me to run me over, but I am thankful it wasn't that serious.
I wasn't really in the mood to call the police, I was in a bit of a hurry to get home to eat some cashews and figs after partying at the 80's bar (no I wasn't drinking), and didn't want to make things complicated.  The guy gave me $100 of hush money to "buy a new bike" and gave me a ride home.  Fortunately, I only needed $4 of those dollars to buy a new wheel from The Bicycle Tree (the tire and tube were completely unharmed).  At first I was panicking about needing a new fork, but it turned out to be undamaged as well.  Thank goodness for the shock absorbing power of steel rims!
bike hitting car diagram

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Save $2000 a year by making your own Avocado Toast | The Millennial Path to Homeownership

Millennials, are you looking to buy a house in the neighborhood your parents grew up in? You've got to start saving some cash! Want to start saving an extra $7/day or $35 a week? Well keep reading because you'll learn how to cut out a huge daily expense hurting your wallet.

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Best French Bread Rolls Recipe

Recently, I embarked on a quest to find the perfect bread recipe. My initial attempts were met with some success. I found a good recipe which ended up tasting like Hawaiian sweet rolls. I liked how they turned out... except for one time where the dough collapsed on itself. Whoops. I tried out a second recipe I found online. After tasting the finished product from this recipe, I think I have found the best way to make dinner rolls and loaves. Here's how you can make them:

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

YouTube Recap | Videos from July 2019

In case you are not subscribed to our YouTube Channel or you missed one, here are the videos we released in the month of July! In total, a total of 7 vids were released. This month had some excellent metalworking and gardening videos! More videos are coming, so don't forget to subscribe!

I Made Wine from Golden Beets. Here's how it Tastes
"Did I end up liking this wine after making it?" -- Vinny