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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Skittle Vodka or How To Make Pretty Colored Alcohol

A few years ago, I came across a post on how to make Skittle-flavored vodka. I have wanted to do this for a while but never actually got around to it. I finally did it because I have a friend's birthday coming up and thought this would be a fun gift. This is fairly easy to do, and I encourage you all to give it a try.

Supplies you will need:
  • A large bag of Skittles
  • Five 20 oz. plastic bottles (Water bottles work well and are readily available.)
  • Five glass bottles (This can be anywhere from 10-20 oz. It comes down to personal preference; I went with 16 oz.)
  • Five plastic bags or bowls (To house the different colored candies.)
  • A plastic funnel
  • Coffee filters (I recommend the smaller ones for 4 cup machines, they are just the right size.)
  • A lot of Vodka (This is going to depend on the size of your glass bottles. You will probably have to convert oz. to mL, this can be done through any number of websites including Google.)
Ok, now that you have all of your supplies, your first job is to separate the Skittles into their different colors.

Monday, January 18, 2010

First Post!!

Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Tyler and I will be your host for the rest of the time you are on here. This is my first blog and I feel like I should take a minute and explain what it is that I plan to do here. This blog should serve at least three purposes:
  1. To come up with a much more interesting name for the third planet from the star Sol.
  2. To serve as an outlet for my thoughts about movies, books, tv shows, sports, politics, things I have seen on the internet, and anything else that comes to my mind. 
  3. To keep me from being bored, now that I have graduated from University.
I should clarify a bit about point two. This will not be another of the far too many pop culture blogs. My tastes (and probably yours as well) tend to be a bit more diverse than what is happening right now. Posts on movies and television shows may deal with things that have long since run their course. Posts dealing with books are likely to cover paperbacks, if only because my schedule and budget don't allow for me to always shop new releases.

Hopefully this will be an entertaining addition to your web browsing. As you can see, things are just getting started and a less generic layout and color scheme should come along. It should be noted that [osts will typically come once a day or so. Because it won't necessarily be a daily blog, I suggest you subscribe to my RSS or Twitter feeds. If you have any questions or comments, please drop a line at the bottom of this or any future post. Until next time, thanks for reading! And remember, "Earth" sucks.