Blood Moon


Blood Moon

It’s Blood Moon time!!  As much as it sounds like it should be a cocktail, Blood Moon is not to be confused with one of my favorite hangover cures – Bloody Mary ..

Blood Moon will be happening in the sky above us tonight starting at 1 AM EDT – watch it live with NASA!

If you happen to have a great view and take a picture, please send/post pictures & links!

Happy watching!

Joel 2:31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come

Forensics Development Awesomeness


Have you ever tried Crystal Skull Vodka?

Or just bought the bottle because it looked so neat? Well, a few years ago I bought the bottle because of its unique shape (and I’m a sucker for fun / different packaging!) … and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the vodka was pretty gosh darn good too!

Anyway, instead of throwing  the bottle away – you can always re-purpose it, perhaps as an art project –  like I did..

Skulls (by Marilique)  2011

Skulls (by Marilique) 2011

Or , you can do something totally different  – but just as creative ! Check this out… Very cool stuff..

Trend: Saggy Pants



You’ve seen them everywhere, on both, men and women. Mostly, (it seems) under the age of 50.  I’m talking about the saggy pants look – those jeans and pants that hang wwaaayyy low.

Personally, I saw the trend emerge in the early 1990’s. I remember walking around the mall with a group of friends, and this guy Rob (who I had a crush on at the time) was wearing jeans that hung so very low that his boxers were showing. I had never seen this strange look and my curiosity was piqued.  I thought perhaps this was just some silly fad, and at the time, thought it looked kind of funny and ridiculous.  And so, I did the unthinkable.

What’s the best way to flirt with your crush? Right, embarrass him.

He was walking a few steps in front of me and I launched, no, catapulted myself forward, grabbed either side of his loose-fitting jeans, and — yanked downwards with all my might! Jeans around his ankles, (thank goodness the boxers were still intact!)  Rob glared at me and was NOT amused. In fact, that was the end of what could have been the whirlwind romance of my teenage daydreams!

It is now 20 years later and this look is still going strong.  Yes, I was wrong (again!).  The saggy pants look was not a fad. Perhaps a trend, but not a fad. In fact, since this look has permeated our social culture, aren’t you curious to know how it started?

Apparently, there are a few differing of opinions on how the look began.  Prison garb (either from having to hand your belt over to corrections officers or to show other inmates your “availability”)  vs. snowboard look vs. fashion wear .  Times have changed since the 90’s though, so be careful if you do wear your pants this way.. you can now GO to jail for doing so.

Click on all the links in the above post for some interesting articles and pictures.

Here is a great article on the history of sagging pants….

Some pictures below: