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Husk: A Lesson in Expectations
What happens when you go into something with preconceived notions? Imagine you're told that the restaurant you're visiting is one of the best restaurants in the south . . . how does that knowledge affect the experience? Enter, " Husk ". “Buffalo Style” Pig’...
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Hearthstone - Introduction and Day 1
Copyright Blizzard Background Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital card game by Blizzard. Thematically, it pulls it's flavor and imagery from the lore of it's other game, World of Warcraft. I could explain how to play the game . . . but, it'd be easier to ...
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Around the World
Imagine Daft Punk playing in the background as you read this. I travel a lot for work. It's not usually the glamorous kind; more the "drive four hours to a place whose claim to fame is having a restaurant featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives'" kind. To...
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Everyone on my flight was comparing how many hours they spent at O'Hare. The range was fairly tight . . . between 8 and 11 hours.
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Once More, With Feeling
I've made a mistake. Actually, that's not quite true. I've made a lot  of mistakes. This time, though, I'm going to focus on the mistake I made regarding this blog. When I first decided to do some . . . "serial writing", there were a couple of things I want...
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[Firestarter] Representational Beauty
[Firestarter] is where I let my mind wander into uncomfortable territory. I wonder why conventional/established beliefs are the way they are (including my own), and what would happen if we thought about things from a different direction. Note: I don't neces...
[Firestarter] is where I let my mind wander into uncomfortable territory. I wonder why conventional/established beliefs are the way they are (including my own), and what would happen if we thought about things from a differen...
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Dashi: the Value of a Craving
When most people think of ramen, they think of those instant packets that kept you from starving in college. This is a restrictive thought, as there is a whole world of ramen out there. The challenge, though, is that these ramen experiences aren't exactly p...
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Hearthstone - Day 12
Things are not looking so good for our hero. Since I have a fairly objective method to determine how much "better" I'm getting at the game, I decided to do some fairly meticulous tracking. Here are my current statistics, as of today: Day 12 2014-11-06 Begin...
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My Favorite is Useless to You
I recently had a meal that adopted the mantle of, "Best Meal of My Life". It should be no surprise to anyone that the meal that earned this title was at [ ONE ]. Spanish Octopus, Charred Okra, Fresh Hummus, Fresh Hummus, Panisse By the way, that picture abo...
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Shooting Fish in a Cracker Barrel
It's interesting, the things that lead to "a-ha" moments. The things that let you know you've actually moved forward. I had one of those today. At a Cracker Barrel No, I'm not going to link you to Cracker Barrel. You either already know about the place, or ...
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. . . on The Little Dipper and Bears in the City
So, I’m old. Well, okay. I’m not young. And even if I was, live concerts were never things I could really get into. I was never one to feel the music flowing through me, or the energy from the crowd. Couple that with the fact that I’m not big on dancing (I ...
So, I’m old. Well, okay. I’m not young. And even if I was, live concerts were never things I could really get into. I was never one to feel the music flowing through me, or the energy from the crowd. Couple that with the fact...
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. . . on CMV
When you're working on something, there are plenty of ways to completely undermine your productivity. I'd imagine that one of the most popular is Facebook. Twitter may be up there, as well. Any of the social media sites, really. For me, the procrastination ...
When you're working on something, there are plenty of ways to completely undermine your productivity. I'd imagine that one of the most popular is Facebook. Twitter may be up there, as well. Any of the social media sites, real...
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