Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lisa's Half-Portrait

Due to some complaints, I have re-drawn Lisa on MS Paint. The first portrait still technically counts since I basically restructured her face and look on Paint, so this drawing exists purely to quell any lasting bitterness in those who lost. Also, it was kind of fun to draw.

I would also like to say that I drew this without looking at any picture of Lisa, so I make no guarantee that it looks like her...

P.S. It looks better when you click on the picture to see it zoomed in.
I spent three hours shading the upper lip.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Answer

Okay everyone, this is the moment you have been waiting for!

The answer to the riddle is:


(drum roll)


the man was a billionaire and after a few years he became a millionaire because he lost so much money! Ha!

So, I guess the person with the closest answer is Lisa since she said that "he was being nice and generous," so Lisa will get half of a portrait.

Here you go, Lisa. Bask in all your glory.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Sorry, no hint.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I'm taking an Accounting class and an Entrepreneur Lecture Series this semester. These classes are pretty cool, especially since they make me want to start my own business someday. In my Entrepreneur class, we have local people come in and tell us their stories of success. Almost all of them are multi-millionaires who have started some business in their basement and sold it 10 years later for millions of dollars. I think if I were to start a business, I would want to keep it and make it into a sort of family tradition. We'll see...
Anyway, thinking about these business classes made me think of this riddle. I think it was originally a Mindtrap question (best game in the WORLD, by the way . . . contrary to popular belief), but I have adapted it to make it my own. Here's the riddle:

An American man decided to start a business by buying bananas in bulk for 17 cents a pound and selling them to poor villagers in third world countries for 10 cents a pound. Interestingly, this business model made this man a millionaire in only a few short years. How is this possible?

If you want to guess the answer, leave a comment. The winner will get a realistic portrait of them drawn in MS Paint posted on my blog. What a prize!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Milestone

While looking for ideas for baby names, I noticed that Bryan is ranked #78. Brian is #81.
HA! This is the first time that I have seen that Bryan isn't the "different" way to spell it. Yesssssss. still says that "Bryan" is a form of "Brian."

FYI, "Brian" was in the Top 10 list of boy's names when Queen was really popular. (Lead guitarist = Brian May)