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Tom Szelag
Attended University of Colorado - Boulder
Lives in Huntersville, North Carolina
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Music has been a part of my life for a long time. For those just tuning in, let's recap what all I've been listening to. Early on my exposure was whatever my dad would put on after dinner with...
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2011 wrap up: Moved to an awesome part of the country, maybe my favorite yet. Got a new job that I enjoy. Met some great new people. Dropped a ton of weight. Took some good trips for weddings, Giants games, and now the holidays.

Pretty legit. Time to keep rollin - including starting off the New Year with a +New York Giants win over Dallas!
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Louis C.K. bought his own Beacon Theater standup special and sold it online directly to fans.
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For a self-proclaimed asshole he's a pretty awesome and classy dude.
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Matthew Inman originally shared:
 
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/airplane_heard
The sad, useless, terrifying, and awesome things I've heard while flying.
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Hilarious. Only $5. Go on and buy the damn thing.
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My boyfriend and I often start randomly singing to each other, "Shittin' in Hitler's mouth... pissin' in his mother's face..." Louis CK is the man!

P.S. For anybody who reads that and is not familiar with Louis CK, I'm not just a super weirdo. Promise.
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Google Play. Wut.
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This is a life saver for those of us without editing software on the go...
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An interesting read.
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How Renaissance People Think

I was just reading this again (it relates to the post on creative personalities and complexity), and appreciating the brilliance in it. I'm not sure if I ever posted it here, so please, take a look. Very fascinating look at the Dual-Process Theory of Human Intelligence.

"According to psychologist Seymour Epstein’s cognitive-experiential self-theory, humans have two parallel but interacting modes of information processing. The rational system is analytic, logical, abstract, and requires justification via logic and evidence. In contrast, the experiential system is holistic, affective, concrete, experienced passively, processes information automatically, and is self-evidently valid (experience alone is enough for belief).

“The two systems have unique disadvantages as well as advantages. Thus, the rational system, although superior to the experiential system in abstract thinking, is inferior in its ability to automatically and effortlessly direct everyday behavior, and the experiential system, although superior in directing everyday behavior is inferior in its ability to think abstractly, to comprehend cause-and-effect relations, to delay gratification, and to plan for the distant future. Since each system has equally important advantages and disadvantages, neither system can be considered superior to the other system.”

A large body of research by Epstein and others, including a hot-off-the-press article in the Journal of Personality [1], supports the importance of harnessing both modes of thought...."

By +Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman
Do you think like a polymath? Here's a quick test: Are you more of a rational or experiential/intuitive thinker? If you cringed as you read the question and
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Heh. This is why I suck at personality tests, like the Briggs Meyer Jung whatever-the-hell thing.
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Alright. Added back a heap of people that had been sitting in my notifications list. Now I have to sort you all out. Going into the next year I intend on doing a better job of sharing items based on circles rather than just blanketing it out there.

Incidentally this is why I wish G+ would allow you to subscribe to someone's specific circles and only get the info you want. But, should you be interested in the following... let me know:

- Automotive / Motorsport
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+Tom Szelag Be sure to add my Google+ page +Digital Competition Systems . I am in the racing industry and in the hood...
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Google Wallet set up... going to have to check this out later today.
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Unfortunately I don't believe NJ Transit will be helping me out much down here in NC.

However, a number of gas stations and a Home Depot in my immediate area do. I'll give it a go at some point.
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Galaxy Nexus in effect
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I thought I was in the same boat... now, not so sure. We shall see!
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At long last, looks like I've found a place in the Charlotte area that has a pretty reliable source of live blue crab! That alone is worth a 5 star review. Definitely best if you get them right when they come in - full bushel very lively with almost no loss, super juicy and tasty. Good storefront in general with a selection of seafood and land fare. Worth checking out.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I've been here twice for lunch since they've opened up that service, and it has been excellent both times. The food quality, plating, etc is very good and prices quite reasonable. The rotating lunch special they currently have (as of October 2013) is extremely well priced and and hard to beat, particularly coming with table bread, a soup or salad, and entree.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Decent food. The pizza could stand to be a bit thinner and crisper but isn't too far off. Their other dishes didn't look like anything to write home about. To be fair, for the area I'm not sure there are many better options - so take what you can get! If I'm in this general area and want pizza, it may be the best you can do. What I actually like the most is that Isabel's has the feel of a small NY/NJ pizzeria, where you can go in and order by the slice rather than getting a whole pie. I find that's sometimes hard to find in other parts of the country, where places are more like "pizza restaurants" than "pizzerias." If I could give this place a 3.5 I think that would be fair, can't quite bring myself to give it a 4.0 though.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is my favorite sushi place in the US, having lived in the northeast, west, midwest, and now southeast. Incidentally I was in Boulder for 4 years and tried probably every sushi place in the area. I make it a point to go to Sushi Yoshi any time I visit. The nigiri and rolls are very good, and they feature Osaka style boxed / pressed sushi which is hard to find. I give the decor top marks not because it's elaborate and busy - it isn't. It is quiet and to the point with no extra show needed for a nice relaxed dining experience.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Pretty decent! Having been to the Danville area on a somewhat regular basis this year, San Marcos is becoming a place I look forward to eating at. Even with a group of 8 or so, service has been good and reasonably quick. I haven't tried a lot of their menu yet but the few items I've ordered have been good, flavorful, and a good sized portion. Seems like it's a step up from the typical super fast / super cheap and generic Mexican food places.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
If I had to rate this place purely based on food, I might have to give it 1 star. I'd be split between 1 and 2. Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate a variety of different kinds of pizza. I grew up on very good thin crust in New Jersey. I've come to appreciate Chicago style deep dish, grilled pizza, etc. I just feel like the overall quality here is lacking even on something as basic as a cheese pizza. Going for extras / toppings is the kiss of death - for example large chunks of under-cooked veggies or piles of cheese. Service - the one time I ate in there (as opposed to taking out) it look a very long time for the handful of pizzas we ordered to get done. Really the saving grace that lets me bump this up to 2 stars is that the establishment itself is kinda cool, including some outside area.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Kasai is my second favorite sushi place in the US, and when I lived in Ohio for 3 years I would frequently make the 30 minute drive for it. Nowhere else around Akron comes close. Leon, their head guy at the sushi bar, always has a very good selection of fresh fish and had good suggestions of things to try when new items became available. Price was reasonable and service was always good.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago