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Snowboarding and skiing the streets of New York City with Casey and Dean Neistat.

New York, New York!
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Any fellow Atlantans planning on going to the WWE Survivor Series at Phillips tomorrow night? Yikes.

"Anonymous also said the Islamic State group is planning an assault at the WWE Survivor Seriesevent scheduled to take place in the Philips Arena in Atlanta Sunday at 7.30 p.m., as well as attacks at multiple events in Paris."
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It's ostensibly from the group Anonymous though apparently they've denied it's from them. 
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Finally after two weeks of weather soup in Atlanta, we get a beautiful morning and day (so far).
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Has anyone else ever heard this possible explanation for the Fermi Paradox? I don't think I had.
And extraterrestrials may never notice us, either, if our technology is sufficiently sophisticated, whistleblower tells Neil deGrasse Tyson
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+tbgtd​​ does it again. Talk about an informative vindication for grilling meats being just fine for us humans (beyond just discussion of grilling being okay--some history behind cooked food and human evolutionary adaptation).

And one of these days I'll actually start taking cold showers... A TL;DR: summary by Todd from the linked post:

The bottom line.  It’s time to summarize the argument in this blog post:

Unlike any other mammal or primate, humans evolved to specialize in eating cooked meats and plants

-There is no direct evidence that the compounds produced by grilling meat are toxic or carcinogenic to humans.
-Activating our xenobiotic detoxification system by moderate consumption of grilled meat may actually strengthen our generalized ability to neutralize toxins and carcinogens
-Therefore, embrace grilled meats — don’t fear them.
-If you have any remaining qualms, grill in moderation, and eat a side of broccoli or Brussels sprouts with your steak or burger, or mix a little turmeric, rosemary, or garlic into the recipe.

Happy grilling!


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Hi Justin, glad you liked the article.  Your post on hormesis many years ago was one of my original sources of inspiration to look beyond the surface of supposed "stressors" to understand the secondary, indirect homeostatic response
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Some amazing costumes! Gotta finally plan ahead and get the family down to this next year.
 
From today's DragonCon parade. 
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Though there's a high probability you won't, take the time to read this. Some of it is obvious but worth remembering regardless.

http://www.exposingtruth.com/11-things-learned-working-social-media/
Working in social media has taught me a lot about people and the internet. 2 of these 11 points are being proven to you now as you look at this link...
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If you're like me and feeling the Star Wars and Christmas spirit, you might want to go ahead and watch this.

I'm only now getting to rewatch some of the originals* and (if I can manage to plan more than 24 hours in advance since all the good seats at Phipps are taken), I might get to see the new one in the next 10 days.

*wanted to watch (finally) Machete order, but 11+ hours of Star Wars with kids and Christmas obligations ... Who was I kidding?
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If you happen to be in Atlanta -- and near where Johnson Ferry hits Peachtree Industrial -- you need to detour by this house. Creepy Halloween Vistas from every angle.

Tonight there will be a free party and apparently things will be moving and alive. Might have to loop by for a special stop after the kids trick or treat.

Met Steve who was busy putting finishing touches -- I remember seeing earlier iterations on this whole thing 11 years ago. Labor of love. Seriously impressive!

Happy Halloween!
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This is fricking cool
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Saw this hawk hanging out on our fence in the backyard.

Ran to get the camera and happened to have binoculars from trying to better look at Venus this morning (see earlier post). Snapped one decent close-up photo.

He was hunting something. He flew off but when we went out on the deck a chipmunk took off out from under the slide. Lucky varmint!

Oh and the girls were thrilled to see this bird. Just check out those talons!
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Been enjoying seeing Venus outside my window this weekend when my 3 mo old has me up at dawn. Apparently it's a good month for seeing planets but I haven't been paying much attention until now.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury
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Caught a couple bees having a snack off some patio flowers while waiting for a table at Buttermilk Kitchen this morning.
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Atlantan, Entrepreneur, Googler, Father, Husband, Meatza and Toe Shoes Enthusiast.
Introduction
< Life > 

I call Augusta, Georgia, my hometown though I'm an Atlantan.  Been married to Sonal Amin Owings since 2005.  I've known Sonal since around 1996.  We got a daughter in August 2009 named Aviana.  We upped the ante in 2011 with another daughter in December named Raya.  Raya and Avi continue to change everything and generally do the opposite of what we want them to do.

We also have a siamese cat named Zeke.  Zeke is (in)famous on youtube and is a bit neurotic.  He's super friendly though (mellowed out in his old age).

I'm most interested in finding joy in everyday life through friends, family, hobbies, getting physical, work, and making observations about the complex workings of the world. Sometimes I even get to do these things while enjoying a cigar, piping hot mug of coffee, or bourbon on the rocks.

< Work >

I graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy in 2003.  Thereafter, I worked for Ernst & Young in the Boston and Atlanta offices until 2004.  

Audit was not my cup of tea.  I left E&Y to take a job in corporate accounting at Georgia Gulf Corporation (GGC) in Atlanta.  At GGC I saw  the full gamut of corporate accounting and finance, an experience that culminated in a $1.5 billion acquisition of a Canadian-based building products company.  It was a bad deal in the end for GGC (It's a long, boring story. The gist: no one listened to reason).

In Spring 2007 I left GGC and joined up with Aaron Krowne to found Implode-Explode Heavy Industries (IEHI), the parent company behind the Implode-O-Meter franchise.  IEHI's success rode on the coattails of Aaron's brainchild, the Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter

The 'meter was ground zero for the credit collapse as it chronicled the demise of mortgage lenders in real-time, frequently breaking news days in advance of mainstream press.  It was (and still is, perhaps) the Drudge Report for mortgage professionals and boomed amidst the cacophonous housing bust.  It was a wild ride for about three years.  Aaron continues to fight the good fight with the 'meter to this day but I have since moved on.

Around 2009 I started building out "Birthday Shoes," the popular minimalist footwear fan community site for toe shoes (a.k.a. Vibram Five Fingers) that gets nearly a quarter-million visits a month and has made me the Al Bundy of barefoot shoes (er... "God's shoes" as it were!).  I have way too many pairs of shoes these days.  It is ridiculous and drives Sonal crazy.

Where am I now?  In Spring 2010 I went to Google Atlanta to work as an Account Planner on the sales side (I mostly do client research).  Life at Google is pretty much as glamorous as it's made out to be.  Don't be jealous!
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My cat had 2 seconds of fame on VH1's best week ever. My site about toe shoes has had over 2mm visitors since inception.
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Justin N. Owings, J.N. Owings, Justin Neal Owings
Like having a balcony and enjoyed the espresso coffee in the room.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice live music and quick eats on the patio. Kid friendly. Eclairs are the bomb.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Nice location at a critical spot in Brookhaven. Great outdoor seating area. Good bathrooms if you have young kids. Only annoyance is the corner location lets people come in off Peachtree and "cut" in line at the drive through. Mind there is a pass around lane that is available to these drivers to go around and get in line but often they'll just wait for someone to let them in. Sorta passive aggressive obnoxious driving behavior. DD should put up a sign. If we loved in a perfect world ...
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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Deviled eggs W/pimento cheese-tasty!! As for the entree, I had the smoked half chicken and it was ridiculously moist and tasty. Probably the best I've had in Atlanta. Green beans and collards were also on point. Will be back for sure. Also as a family of five, liked the low key but nice setup as a sort of a hybrid restaurant with fast delicious food and table service.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The misting patios beckon a visit and we finally got the opportunity. A double decker patio is an option for anyone willing to brave the heat (in summer). Bear in mind for those eating dinner that the sun will set if you start in the shade. Patios feature misters which, while pretty, don't leave you wet. I'm not sure if they drop the patio temps or not but we were comfortable the lower level patio. Empanadas are light and tasty. Chips and salsa are as expected. Pork tacos are spicier while the grilled fish were a little fishy (but I liked). Refried beans were excellent and perhaps a tastier option than the black (those were also good). All in all had a great dinner with attentive staff and tasty, clearly quality food. Recommended. PS did i mention went with a 7 week old baby? Families seem welcome.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
From the perspective of a husband, Dr. Dott is an amazing OBGYN who takes the time and attention to be present to his patients. Went to him for two of our three kids (the latter two). Highly recommend. Always had thoughtful answers to our many questions. Wish I had a general practitioner like him (but hey, I'm a guy).
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago