The Magic Bullet

Well, it’s finally happened…I’ve been suckered into ordering something off of TV. A while back, I saw an infomercial for the “Magic Bullet”, a little blender, chopper, juicer, grinder thing. It looks like it would be really handy for a single college guy like me since it does a good job (and the online reviews mostly agree) but only when you need small quantities of stuff. Hopefully it’ll help me eat at home more instead of eating fast food 2 – 3 times a day. I don’t have a lot of kitchen appliances (George Foreman grill, toaser, microwave, and coffee/espresso maker is about it) so I can’t do much that requires blending and chopping, plus, I don’t have any good knives and such and lemme tell you, chopping garlic with a steak knife just doesn’t work that great (I love Alfredo sauce and plenty of garlic…takes me like 5 minutes to get my garlic ready :)).

Anyway, I got suckered into this one because has a today’s special price on the thing…it’s 1/2 of what the infomercial price was + it comes with a lot more stuff (I think it was $20-$40 extra for the stuff if you got it through the infomercial). Additionally, Comcast Cable sent a $15 off code for with this month’s bill, so I really couldn’t resist…but at least it wasn’t totally an impulse buy since I had seen it before. I even told my mom I would like to have one if they weren’t so expensive (that was like 6 months ago). It should be here by the middle of next month… Now I just hope it works at least half as good as it looks on TV. 😉 Anyone on here have one of these things?

Winter Vacation Photos

I’ve been meaning to post these for a while, but here are some pictures I took on my winter vacation with my family this year. We went up to North Carolina…I’ve been wanting to go up there for a while because I love to find waterfalls and get pictures of them and I heard there were a ton up there (and there were). I didn’t get to see as much as I wanted because the Blue Ridge Parkway is a very scenic road on top of the mountains that I was really wanting to go along to get some good pictures, but it was closed (I’m guessing for ice and such). Anyway, here are some of my favorite pictures (and I did add the black border and name…I was thinking of having posters made of them and wanted to make them look more professional)

.NET Quiz Question #1

What happens when I compile and/or execute the follow code (in VB.NET, but it’s the same for C#):

Private Function DoSomething() As Boolean
Return True
Catch ex As Exception
MessageBox.Show(“Here I am!”)
End Try
End Function

Here are your three answer choices just to make it easier:

1) The function simply doesn’t compile (if you pick this, then say why it won’t)
2) The function returns the value “true” (if you pick this one, say why does the message box not show)
3) The function shows the message box (if you pick this, then say what is the value returned from the function)

Quite interesting isn’t it? 🙂 (BTW, I took this from Glen Gordon’s blog…BUT don’t read the answer or try it until you’ve guessed.)