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Velva over at Tomatoes on the Vine kindly asked me to be a guest on her blog.  I had to agree because if she was crazy enough to ask me, who knows what’s going to happen if I had said No to her?

So, please hop over now (but NOT like a frog) and visit Velva’s lovely blog if you haven’t already, and while you are there, please read my ramblings on how I couldn’t cook (and why was I a guest blogger on a COOKING/FOOD BLOG?!  I told you already, she lost her mind!  Must be all the Martinis she drinks over there down in the South, aka Florida.)

In this scintillating tale I shall illustrate how to properly entertain Southern Gentlemen… [click to continue…]

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In the American Pop culture conscious, there is this curious obsession with Twinkies.  One of the new exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is about Twinkies.  Putting our obsession with this oddity on view.

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Moldy Grapes found in first class

These are the grapes served with dinner on one of my UA flights. Notice the white fussy thingy in at least two places? Mold.

No. I didn’t say anything to the flight attendant since I was for once upgraded to the first class, and boy, was I grateful! Besides, the flight attendant was pretty good at refilling my drinks.

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Act. 1 “The Middle Number”

Mr. Monk wondered aloud in the back of the car,

“What is in the middle of all the numbers?”

“Uh. Honey. We can’t know that since we don’t know what the ‘last number’ is.”  Taking a deep breath, I was all too scared of explaining the concept of infinity to a 6 year old while speeding towards the gymnastics practice.  (Not for me. I can only wish. For my oldest).

“Well, I think it is ZERO. Because you know, there are negative 1, 2, 3…”

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Sunday breakfast: somebody loves me!

June 28, 2009 no manual for parenting

Mr. Monk surprised me with a nice, healthy breakfast, much healthier than I prepare for them…
He has been trying to mother me lately:

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The best ramen noodle ever. Hands down!

June 8, 2009 random

Even popular in other Asian countries! That should mean a lot… Find it @ your friendly neighborhood Korean grocery stores…

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Red Bull milk shake? Just seems wrong…

May 23, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words
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Food we missed…

April 5, 2009 random

These things that we have taken for granted are either hard to find or ridiculously expensive…
Frozen food in general.

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Starbucks in Beijing in the “Bar Street” @ Bei Hai (North Sea)

April 2, 2009 through the looking glass

I have not travelled around the world enough to be a credible source, but from what I have seen, this is probably the best looking Starbucks…

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A great yet little known Taiwanese-style restaurant in Taipei

March 26, 2009 through the looking glass

I did not know about this tiny gem of a restaurant until my girlfriend from college took me there last night. Lu Sang restaurant in Yongkang Street may strike you as yet another roadside Japanese restaurant in Taipei from outside because of its bamboo-focused decor, but a quick peek inside, the modernized traditional-style tables and chairs will [...]

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