I saw the Skittles Vodka picture up a couple of day ago. So i'd thought i'd show you how to make your own ;) Enjoy!
You will need;
One 1.75 liter bottle of vodka (I used Stoli-you don't need the most expensive vodka, but do avoid the cheap ones)
Five 8.5 ounce flasks or bottles
One 1 pound bag of Skittles
Five empty plastic water bottles
Bowls for separating the Skittles into flavors
A measuring cup (not pictured)
Coffee filters or paper towels
You'll also want to cover your workspace with newspaper or freezer paper -this
infusion can get messy. If you're making a different sized batch, here's the formula you need to know : I used 60 Skittles to 6 ounces of vodka, which yield about 8 ounces of infused vodka. If you want to make 1.5 time
that, or 3 times that, just multiply your amounts
Step 1: Seperate the colours
Simply seperate the flavours you'll need 60 of each.
Step 2 : Setting up your infusion bottles
Fill your water bottles with 6 ounces of vodka each. It
doesn't need to be exact -youy can always even it out
later by pouring in a bit more vodka to the ones that
come out with less.
Step 3: Add the Skittles
Pour the Skittles of one flavor into one infusion bottle,
then pour the next flavor of the Skittles into the next infusion
bottle, and so on until all five bottles have a pile of Skittles
soaking in the vodka.
You could certainly be more sophisticated than I was here,
and use a funnel to pour the Skittles of each flavor into
on of the bottles. The reason I did it this way was that I
felt it would be easier to wash each flavor of Skittles off
my hands before moving ontothe next one than it than to
get that flavor out of the funnel each time -that plastic
tends to hold onto the flavors, skin doesn't.
Step 4: Shake 'em ,shake 'em, shake 'em
Now your infusion bottles all have Skittles in the
bottom. Give each bottle a good shake -the more,
the better. In my picture here, you can see that the
colored candy coating has already rubbed off into the
vodka , but the white insides of the skittles still have a
lot of dissolving to do. After shaking them, set them
aside for a few hours. It's a good idea to shake them
again them, especially if you're making a bigger
batch. My Skittles all dissolved overnight.
Once they're all dissolved, you'll
notice a lot of white muck floating
at the top. We'll take care of this in
Step 5: Strain
There are a number of ways to strain this stuff and get all the
white gunk out. Some people prefer paper towels, but I used
coffee filters and found they worked just as well. I put a funnel
inside a measuring cup.
Them I put four coffee filters in the funnel. It's hard to say
exactly how many you'll need, since not all coffee filters are
exactly the same. I'll tell you one thing I did learn, though:
orange and green needed more filtration than the others. I
discovered this when I thought I was finished, and found a little bit of white stuff still floating in those two flavors. No
problem, though: I just strained them again through one more
coffee filter, and that took care of it. So if you find you haven't
stained it thoroughly enough, the good news is: you can
always fix that later.
Then i poured one of the infusions into my strainer setup. I had
to pour about a quarter of my infusion in, then wait for some of
it to soak through, then pour another quarter in, until I was
done. (If the strainer clogs with white gunk, use a spoon to scrape the white gunk out of the way.) In the end, you'll have
about 8 ounces of Skittle infused vodka. Then i dumped the
funnel and coffee filters into one of the bowls I'd used earlier for
counting out Skittles, to catch drips as I carried it over to the
sink.I washed everything out for re-using(except the coffee
filters, of course -those i just rinsed before disposing of ,so the
sugar wouldn't attract ants).
Then i took the liquid from the measuring cup and poured it into
a flask, via the now-clean funnel. you can see here that the green
is a little thick, and it shouldn't have have been- that's why I ended up having to re-filter it. Then I rinsed the funnel out again.
Repeat this process for each flavor.
Step 6 :Chill and Serve
Now you've got 5 flasks or bottles of Skittles infused Vodka:
Stick them in the freezer for several hours-overnight is fabulous...
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Always punch with a tightly closed fist, and make sure your thumb is tucked over your middle knuckles. If you wrap your fist over it or allow it to protrude, you risk breaking it should you actually hit something. The back of your hand should be roughly aligned with your forearm, rather than bent; the striking surface is the knuckles of your pinky, ring finger and middle finger. Generally, your fist should be horizontal for jabs and crosses, but turned with the thumb slightly down for hooks. Some martial art styles advocate a vertically aligned fist, however, it takes practice to learn to do this effectively. Strike anywhere below the forehead and always aim several inches behind your actual target. Any boxing coach will tell you to throw punches in bunches, and you would be wise to heed this advice. Multiple, quick shots are much harder to see, with one shot hiding the next, and the chances of scoring a one hit knockout are fairly slim. It's also much harder to block if you throw multi-hit combos, alternating between body and head. This is where conditioning comes into play. A less skilled, but better conditioned fighter can simply smother a more skilled, yet less conditioned fighter with a huge punch output.
The Jab: From fighting stance, the jab is executed with the forward arm. Punch straight out without drawing it back in preparation or allowing your elbow to pull away from your body horizontally. Twist your shoulders and hips slightly to give power to the punch; it is OK to pivot or step forward slightly on your front foot. Draw the fist back to its original position. The jab is a quick punch that is often used by itself, or in combination with the more powerful cross. The jab can also be used to determine the distance between you and your opponent, as it can be flicked out quickly without exposing yourself.
The Straight: The straight is executed with the rear hand; punch straight out without allowing your elbow to pull away from your body horizontally, pivoting the shoulders and hips to give maximum power. As the arm extends, twist the heel of your back leg outward by rotating on the ball of your foot to give the punch more power, but be careful to not throw yourself off-balance. The straight is a very powerful punch, and should be a bread and butter shot. It has range, power and reasonable speed. The 1-2 (Jab-Straight combo) is a basic, but very effective boxing technique and should be practiced until it is second nature.
The Cross:The cross is similar to the straight, however the punch is arced slightly to come at the opponent from above. It is almost always thrown as a counter punch, with your arm almost appearing to slide down the opponent's, then arcing down, which makes your arms cross and gives this punch it's name.. This is an incredibly powerful punch, but if it fails you are left wide open for a fierce retaliation.
The Hook: The hook can be executed with either the front or the rear hand. Strike out in a subtle arc to connect with the side of the head. Rotate the hand so that the thumb is angled slightly downward on the strike. Aim for the side of the head or the neck. With practice, this can be an effective punch. Practice executing a controlled hook; avoid wild "haymaker" swings from the side, which can be easily seen and avoided by a skilled fighter. Hooks to the body can also be devastating, with a good shot to the liver or kidneys able to drop an opponent in a single blow. Body hooks are a good followup after a high jab, as your opponent's guard will be high and cannot protect against the body shot. Remember, every shot landed to the body gives you an advantage, especially against poorly conditioned opponents. Take their lungs away and the fight is yours.
The Uppercut: This punch comes from below and strikes up against the opponent's body. It is generally effective only from very close range. Dip your shoulder and draw your fist upward, using your hip to provide torque. Don't drop your fist before throwing, the whole motion should come from the knees and hips, and the punch should end up at about your eye level. It helps if you throw this off a slipped or ducked punch, as you are already in the correct position at this point. This is a difficult strike to perfect for an inexperienced fighter, and is best learned by watching serious boxers execute it. However, if it can be landed, it is arguably the most powerful punch you can throw.
Being able to defend yourself is always a good idea -- if you want to be safe in Amerika, it might be a good idea to learn some basic self-defense.
While this guide is better than nothing, its still best to obtain regular instruction from a live and experienced coach.
Many cities have open enrolment free or freewill donation boxing gyms run by pigs or other organizations with an interest in keeping kids off the streets. Additionally, martial arts classes are beneficial, so long as you find a worthwhile instructor, and can often be found at YMCAs and similar organizations. Not all martial arts are created equal, however. The easiest indicator of a worthwhile class is full contact (Which means you fight a non-compliant partner who is fighting back) sparring. If there's no contact, or even limited contact, run. You will never learn to fight unless you actually do it. There are a million variables in a fight, and doing drills will not teach you any of them. Boxing, kickboxing, MMA, wrestling, jiu-jitsu and judo all generally have full contact sparring. Boxing gyms are usually the easiest to find, and you will get good instruction for low to no cost, however that's not to say Boxing is the best. Any gym which has full contact sparring will also stress physical conditioning, which is of vital importance for anyone who actually wants to fight. Assuming both fighters have basic training, superior conditioning beats pure skill most of the time.
See the parkour chapter for unarmed and unequipped escape and evasion skills.
A proper fighting stance is essential to maintaining balance and power. Various fighting systems recommend different basic stances. The one presented here has the advantage of being simple, intuitive and adaptable. I've broken it down into six parts because the little things are important. This is an orthodox stance, which is the standard most fighters will be taught. However, if you get real coaching, you may find a more effective stance for you. Many great fighters have used the peek-a-boo, philly shell, mummy, karate and hands down stances to great success, however you can't know if you can do any of these well unless you regularly spar.
Step 1: With your opponent directly in front of you, turn 45 degrees to the right or the left, toward your stronger arm. Spread your feet slightly more than shoulder-width. Your feet and body should both be facing 45 degrees from your starting position, with your toes parallel and your weight evenly distributed. This angle is important because it gives you forward-to-backward and side-to-side stability, making you harder to take down or knock over. It also presents a narrower profile to your opponent, limiting the target area.
Step 2: Relax your arms and shoulders, and sink down into your position, bending your knees slightly to lower your center of gravity. Your weight should be distributed equally on your right and left legs.
Step 3: Turn your head toward your opponent, keeping your chin low and slightly tucked behind your shoulder. Your torso and hips should stil be facing 45 degrees. Bend your body very slightly toward your opponent.
Step 4: Make a fist with your strong (rear) hand, curling your fingers tightly into the palm and then tucking your thumb over your second knuckles. Draw up your rear hand so it's almost touching your cheek. Keep your elbow tucked against your ribs, protecting them.
Step 5: Make a fist with your other hand and hold it out in front of your face, just below the level of your nose, and at least two fist-lengths from it in distance. Your elbow should be bent slightly more than 90 degrees, leaving a good distance between your fist and your face. This elbow should also be turned in toward the center of your body, affording better protection.
Step 6: Raise your back heel very slightly. This will put a little spring in your step, and help you to absorb blows.
Practice this stance until it feels natural and you don't have to think about it. Then practice moving forward and backward, side to side, using small steps and without losing the distance between your feet (they should always be shoulder-width apart, 45 degrees from your opponent.) Move in L shaped motions and NEVER let your feet cross, as this will make you trip and fall. When you feel comfortable, practice the stance with the other foot forward.
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"Black Swan" follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter's professional ambition.
When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well.
Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Moss Graffiti Recipe (makes several small pieces or 1 large piece of graffiti): 1 can of beer 1/2 teaspoon sugar Several clumps garden moss, cleaned of dirt and rocks You will also need a plastic container (with lid), a blender and a paintbrush To begin the recipe, first of all gather together several clumps of moss (moss can usually be found in moist, shady places) and crumble them into a blender. Then add the beer and sugar and blend just long enough to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Now pour the mixture into a plastic container. Find a suitable damp and shady wall on to which you can apply your moss milkshake. Paint your chosen design onto the wall (either free-hand or using a stencil). If possible try to return to the area over the following weeks to ensure that the mixture is kept moist. Soon the bits of blended moss should begin to re-couperate into a whole rooted plant – maintaining your chosen design before eventually colonising the whole area.