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Shaine Mata
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An item I am selling to give Bitcoin a try for commerce. 
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Tomorrow at 2 p.m. EDT we plan to reveal new images and discuss latest science results from the New Horizons historic #PlutoFlyby:
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From Poor Sleeper to Good Sleeper
Tonight, while walking in the park, I was listening to the Freakonomics podcast. The latest episode is Part 1 of The Economics of Sleep . It is a very fascinating episode, although I typically find their topics very compelling. It brings to mind my evolved ...
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Quest for a Hot Dog
Hot Dogs by rob_rob2001 Tonight, I came home from work a little bit later than usual. It was important to get home before sunset as I wanted to clean out an air conditioner window unit. There is plenty of humidity where we live, so they tend to grow mildew....
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It was only my son and me. We were reasonably comfortable considering the many hours we spent on our asses. The car is roomier than it looks. The only discomfort was typical for long drives, nothing particular to the car. 

For 2 people, the Prius C would be OK; but, it would suck for a family. We have the regular Prius which is more comfortable. The V model would be best for family travel. 
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Yesterday my family and I went to the beach at South Padre Island, TX, which is about an hour drive away. It was curious that while we were in the water, we could see little fish swimming around. In previous trips, we had never seen them, or were not aware. 

We did not venture too far out into the water, however. Waist high was good enough, and that was between the sand bars. Yes, sharks COULD swim in shallow water; but, we are more likely to see them too. 

Frankly, we were more concerned about jellyfish. 
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It was too much food. Did that stop me from trying to eat it all? No.
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I don't recommend it.  It's beyond awful. 
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Lunch break. It's funny that I ordered soup to go and got a soup appetizer while I wait. No complaint from me. I could do this again. 
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I've been using Simple as my bank account. I definitely recommend it if you are budget challenged. 
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It just so happens at my place of work there's a lovely bunch of environmentally minded people who own Prii (sometimes you see 5 or 6 of the

Google Drive to replace Google+ Photos for picture backups

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Polarr Photo Editor

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Being self-employed, if I do not work, I do not earn money. There are only so many hours in the day, not all billable. My GetFriday assistant helps me maximize my billable hours and reduce my administrative time. While I can't work more hours, I can finally invest time into bigger and better opportunities knowing that I have a team to back me up.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I found the portions a bit more generous than expected, compared to other places. Light 50s theme. Popular Mom and Pop restaurant.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Had lunch with my family. The food was good and satisfying; but, we did not feel that we got a good value for the cost. Other taquerias in the area offer more than a couple tacos and a bowl of beans with their combo.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
You sense creativity everywhere.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
369 reviews
This location includes an outside eating area. As for the food, it's no surprise. One goes for the many flavors of chicken wings.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Wow. Ginormous convenience store.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This isn't the place where young people go clubbing. Crazy Joe's is a place where you ride up on your motorcycle to meet some friends and catch some live music. Great place to be if you want to hang out with grown-ups to unwind.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago