Brain Candy Live! – Science, Laughter, and The Joy of Curiosity


This week I had the opportunity to see an amazing show called Brain Candy Live! Hosted by Michael Stevens (of Vsauce fame) and Adam Savage (of Myth Busters fame).  To quote the show’s own about page, “They’re bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that’s an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other.”

I’ve been excited about this show since the preview video came out, and we bought our tickets the same night.  I’ve always loved learning and find the layman accessible version of science that Michael and Adam are both known for to be fascinating.  The idea of combining these two personalities with more of their usual curiosity-building demonstrations and explanations, sounded like the best kind of entertainment.

And they did not disappoint. Continue reading


Adventures with Hair Dye


I’ve always wanted to dye my hair a fun color.  Neon purple, or bright aqua, or something equally ridiculous and anime appropriate if I did my whole head.  I thought maybe doing just a streak that I could hide when I wanted or just the tips of my hair would be a nice compromise.  And then this November we were talking about it in my local NaNoWriMo online chat and someone said we should all get together at my place to do it after the holidays.

So a couple weeks ago, I had a couple friends over for a hair dye party at my house.  My only experience with hair dye was a temporary 7-shampoo wash out that my friend’s mom helped me and her do when we were about twelve.  I think it was a dark purple tint kind of thing.

This was a lot more intense than that.

There was bleach involved.  And fuchsia hair dye.  And the hairdryer I only own because my husband uses it.

Step one involved some really amusing hair styling: Continue reading