The Evening Post: 5-2


I found this interesting infographic about sitting too long.  Admit it; just about everyone including me sits too long every day.  This might spur some of you to stand up more!

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Mint Chocolate Brownies


This time I decided to make some brownies from a great recipe I found online.  But I added a twist.  I put in some mints to give it a great taste.  And I also doubled the original recipe because I only have a big pan.  Here’s what you need.

  • 1 cup melted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Andes baking chips
1. Mix all of the ingredients together.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease pan.

2. Pour in one cup of Andes mint baking chips.

3.  Pour mixture into pan and bake for 30-40 minutes.  Check middle with knife to see if it’s done.

4.  After done baking; enjoy!

Roadscapes Wednesday: I-20 Sinkhole


This week on Roadscapes Wednesday I took some pictures of the sinkhole that is being worked on along Interstate 20 in the Oxford area.  The westbound lanes has been shifted to the eastbound side with a concrete barrier while the sinkhole is being worked on.

Digital City Tonight


I wanted to share something happening tonight that is very cool!  I was interviewed by one of the students about storm spotting.  And tonight the Department of History will present Digital City, a free film screening of students’ ethnographic films, on May 2 in the McWane Center’s Imax theater at 7 p.m.

The production will feature films with topics such as Birmingham public transit, graffiti, high school dropout programs, storm spotters (me), old time music, pursuing art at UAB, hip hop and computer literacy for the elderly.

UAB Ethnographic Filmmaking is an interdisciplinary class that merges the methods of documentary filmmaking and anthropology as a way for students to research and represent local communities through film. Ethnography is a method used in social science in which community-based research or “field work” is conducted to learn about and represent a group of people or a social phenomenon. The students’ films are the product of a semester long research assignment in which students investigate a social justice issue related to a local community or culture.

If you plan to come tonight get there early!  They say it will be a packed house; plus its free to attend.  Look for a review post about this event on Geek Alabama soon!