Football Stadium Cookies

Yields 12 to 18 cookies

The things you’ll need

  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Square cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • White royal icingn in a decorating bag fitted with coupler
  • #2, #1 tips
  • Green royal icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #2 tip
  • Rainbow nonpareils

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk in flour, almond meal, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  6. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture until combined.
  7. Shape the dough into 2 discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.
  8. Working with one disc at a time on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough ¼ inch thick. Cut out cookies using square cookie cutter and place them 1 inch apart on baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating.
  10. Place batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350ºF for 20-22 minutes or a cake tester comes out clean.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use green royal icing to pipe a rectangle on the middle third of the square. Allow to fully dry.
  2. Pipe white royal icing with a #2 tip into rectangles above and below the green. While the white royal icing is still wet, sprinkle on rainbow nonpareils until covered.
  3. Add the yardline details with white royal icing and a #1 tip.
  4. TaDa! The crowds are roaring in these stadium cookies!
Homeownership is fun!

Not only do we get to have chickens (!!!!) we get to replace the water heater when it dies two months after our home warranty expires!! Yay!!!

My husband is installing it himself. And by himself, I mean he is watching YouTube videos as he goes. The only thing we have left is the gas pipe. For some reason we can’t get the right size coupler. Hopefully he will straighten that out today.

symmarah concepts:

  • satya tapping pharah’s visor till she lifts it, she wants to see fareeha’s eyes when they talk
  • pharah carrying symmetra to rooftops to better set up her turrets and portals, symmetra taking special care to shield her before every mission
  • fareeha “what does my armor look like in flight?” amari and satya “let me show u its fine ur butt looks great” vaswani. power couple
  • really quiet and soft conversations about things like the relation and lack thereof between justice and perfect order when neither of them can sleep
  • satya wants to start working out more so she can hero properly and pharah practically explodes with excitement. taking ur gf to the gym w/ u so u can show off AND watch her train. incredible development.

“(Man) We both wrote down what we each wanted to tell the other on our couple rings”
“What did you write for your girlfriend?”
“That’s our secret. We intentionally wrote it in Latin so the other couldn’t understand it.””

“(남자) 커플링에 각자 상대방한테 해주고 싶은 말을 적어서 직접 커플링을 만들었어요.”
“여자친구한테 뭐라고 써서 주셨어요?”
“(남자) 그건 저희끼리도 비밀이에요. 서로 뭐라고 썼는지 모르게 일부러 라틴어로 썼거든요.”

Report me for "breach of contract"?

(warning: long story)

I own a construction equipment dealership, specializing in excavation gear. The main brand I carry has dealership “every 2 blocks”, to the point that there are over 800 in the lower 48 states alone. They do this to keep prices down, because dealers have to compete with each other.

My story starts in 2005.

Business was booming, I was making 15% on all new gear, and selling it by the truck load. I was one of the largest dealers in the U.S., and I was the largest in my region.

The factory provides us with the machine, as well as accessories for it. As a dealer, we are not allowed to sell non authorized after market accessories if the machine itself is being financed through the factory.

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Today’s post was written by Guest Professor Austin, a chemical engineering student who also wrote Darkrai and Rotom! If you’d like more information on how to write for us as a Guest Professor, please send us an ask!

In this article, we will be discussing Genesect, the legendary steel bug pokemon.  Team Plasma revived Genesect from a fossil, and decided the only way to make this prehistoric bug pokemon cooler was to strap a giant laser cannon to its back. When different drives are equipped, the cannon attached to its back can fire a variety of different types and colors of lasers. For example, the burn drive fires a red laser that is fire-type, and the Shock Drive fires a yellow laser that does electric-type damage. Different colors are created by different wavelengths of light, but how does a laser work?

In basic chemistry, you know that electrons orbit the nucleus of an atom in specific shells, or energy levels. When you give an electron energy, typically by absorbing a photon, the electron will jump from a lower shell to an higher shell, called an excited state. If you excite it with too much energy, the electron leaves the atom entirely. But if the electron is still bound to the atom, it will eventually de-excite and go back to ground state. To do this, it must release some of its excess energy, which it does by creating a photon. The amount of energy that it gives off determines the wavelength, and therefore color, of the light. Purple photons have higher energy than red photons.

This is the same atomic process that glow in the dark toys and many other things use to emit light. What makes lasers different is that this light is then focused. A typical laser consists of several parts: a flash lamp, a medium to excite, a reflector, and an output coupler. The medium determines the color of light. For example, many green lasers use Helium-Neon gas as the medium to produce green light. The first ever laser used ruby, and emitted red light. This is where Genesect’s drives come in. Different drives produce different colors and types of attack, so therefore the different drives represent different mediums.

(From top to bottom: InGaAlP (first two), HeNe, DPSS, and InGaN (bottom two) lasers)

The flash lamp is used to give the medium the initial energy it needs, exciting the electrons inside the medium. The electrons will release photons through the emission process discussed above, and that will start a chain reaction, causing other photons of the exact same properties (same direction, wavelength, frequency, photon energy, polarization) to be emitted while the flash lamp is being pulsed. More and more photons team up together in this way, amplifying the total signal.

(A poorly drawn diagram of photon amplification during stimulated emission)

The reflector and the output coupler are on opposite sides of the laser. The reflector, as you might have guessed, simply reflects the photons towards the output coupler. Every single photon reflects off of the reflector: it is 100% reflective. The output coupler is what focuses the beam itself. It is not as reflective, and only allows a portion of the photons to be escape in one direction: a beam. The photons that do not escape bounce back to the reflector, and keep going back and forth until they do manage to escape in the right direction allowed by the output coupler, creating a single focused beam of light.

Lasers have tons of applications, including surgery, dentistry, targeting and radar systems, astronomy, laser printers, acne treatment, fingerprint scanners, thermometers, and metal cutting. Metal-cutting lasers actually heat up and melt the metal in a very focused line, to cut it.

Larger destructive weaponized lasers like Genesect’s canon are largely still in development, but they work in similar ways. However, instead of a steady beam of laser, it emits in very fast pulses. The repetitive rapid change between laser and no laser, heat and cool, evaporation and expansion creates a shockwave throughout the target, ultimately damaging them.

Genesect’s laser canon excites electrons in different mediums that emit light, depending on which drive is installed.  The light is then reflected and bounced around inside the canon, allowing the light to escape in only one direction, creating a damaging beam.


Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle

1. Accu-strut Socom 

2. Inforce WML

3. Amega Mini-Scout Mount

4. Vortex Sparc II

5. Blue Force Gear Vickers Combat Applications Sling

6. Bradely Cheek Rest- BUL

7. Some cheapo magazine couplers I found on Ebay that I had to mod

8. Ruger 20rnd Factory Magazines that have been blocked to 15rnds

I’ve also shortened the stock about three inches or so.

Dream Date

When Steven notices that Peridot’s been feeling a bit lovesick, he sets up his own mini version of The Dating Game, complete with host Steven, bachelorette Peridot, and the three lucky couplers Amethyst, Lapis and…Oh no! Steven can’t find a third! When it seems that maybe Peridot will remain a single-pringle, Yellow Diamond crashes the party, and Steven makes her the third date-to-be! Who will Peridot choose?

pikky126  asked:

Do y'all have a favourite scp? (question directed at all mods, but y'all don't have to answer it if you don't want to)

Ah, there are just so many!

SCP-1293 - Squeedle Deedle Dee!

SCP-2030 - LA U GH IS F UN

SCP-2472 -  A Small Metal Air Coupler That Is Apparently Not Anomalous

SCP-2054 - Paternal Rubik’s Cube

SCP-2006 - Too Spooky

SCP-2682 - The Blind Idiot

SCP-2360 - Cog of Duty

THAT’S ONLY A FEW! If you ask for more I can probably come up with more good ones.


Aujourd’hui, j’ai été applaudi par tout un amphi.

Ce soir, il y avait une conférence/débat autour de la société de nos jours. Un des deux intervenants, qui est un prof que j’ai eu au semestre dernier et qui est un spécialiste de Platon, à comparé notre société à la démocratie prônée par Platon. Sauf qu’il s’est servi de Platon pour avancer des thèses frontistes (du FN quoi) auxquelles il croyait dur comme fer. Il a même fait mention à un livre qu’il a écrit juste après les élections de fin 2015 au niveau régional qu’il a appelé Sur la route du Front.

Du coup, au moment des questions, je suis intervenu, et j’ai démonté ses arguments un par un. Par exemple, au début de son livre, il indique qu’il faut utiliser les sciences sociales mais lui-même ne les utilise pas dans son livre. Je lui ai fait remarquer ce premier paradoxe avant d’enchaîner qu’il se trompait et que la sociologie avait bien été utilisée pour, par exemple, montrer que le FN était populaire chez les ouvrier notamment. Sentant qu’il était pris au piège dans sa propre bêtise, il s’est alors empressé, tel un Donald Trump s’exclamant à tout vent “WRONG !” pendant les débats face à Hillary Clinton à chaque fois qu’il manquait d’arguments, de dire que, de toute façon, la sociologie n’était pas une science fiable, qu’il la rejetait en bloc, et qu’il préférait s’intéresser à d’autres données comme la géographie, ce à quoi je me suis permis de répondre que la géographie seule ne voulait rien dire, et qu’il fallait la coupler avec d’autres sciences humaines car, pour regrouper des données, il fallait bel et bien faire appel à des sciences humaines et sociales. N’ayant plus d’argument, le prof a préféré m’ignorer et mettre fin au débat, et a demandé une pause avant de reprendre le deuxième débat prévu.

Sauf que tout le monde m’a applaudi et des gens, dont une de mes profs qui était présente, sont venus me féliciter pour avoir su lui tenir tête et trouver des bons arguments. Je crois que j’ai jamais été aussi fier de toute ma vie.