Category: Travel

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Man v. Food Adventure Update: El Tepeyac Cafe in #LosAngeles

Another Man v. Food update already?  Yup!  I managed to get to the elusive third MvF location in Los Angeles (after years of visiting the city) when I was in town for Anime Los Angeles a few weeks ago: El Tepeyac. This place was totally East L.A. – and that added...

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Man v. Food Adventure Update + New Blog Format

There was a stretch after my 42nd birthday where I tried to blog every day in order to keep my writing skills up to speed and keep my addled old brain active.  What I discovered during that stint, however, is that there is only so much I can bullshit about...

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My Starbucks Mug Collection (2016)

“Coffee, coffee.  Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee.” -Coffee Bean, Regular Show I’ve made collecting Starbucks mugs a part of my travel archive for some time now.  A couple of years ago, they (Starbucks) phased out the previous collection of larger mugs, so I switched over to the new ones – the...

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Hello Internet. I’m Avoiding #HurricaneMatthew by Blogging.

With respect to Mr. Robot… Hello, Friend. I am currently sitting in a Hyatt Place hotel on the west coast of Florida drinking wine and, well, writing this.  Getting here was no small picnic.  Here’s the “good parts” version. AIR CONDITIONING.  The prologue to this crazy tale is, hopefully, not foreshadowing....

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One. Thing. At. A. Time.

Hey Tom!  Your dog died.  You’re still cleaning up the fallout of your father’s suicide a couple of years ago.  Then there’s still the whole lost house fiasco that’s still unresolved.  OH – and then work! WasabiCon, Florida Anime Experience, Talent For Cons, and other unannounced contract and project awesomeness...

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That Time I Stopped Blogging & Went to 4 Conventions in 6 Weeks.

Hello dorkness, my old friend… Apologies abound for the lengthy sound of silence.  Truly and sincerely.  The thing is, when you live life in the “geek” industry, unplanned elements are always the plan.  When I started the day to day blogging regiment after my 42nd birthday, I always knew the...

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Our WDW Annual Passholder Adventure 2016: DAY 02 & DAY 03

Last month, Shannon and I activated our annual passes for the Walt Disney World Resort.  Since then, she’s found time to swing by the park a few times – but getting both of us there at the same time to to ride rides can be tricky. Saturday I met up...

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My Wife’s Epic Hard Rock Cafe Teddy Bear Collection

About fifteen/sixteen years ago, I bought my then girlfriend-now wife a teddy bear from the Hard Rock Cafe.  It was a seemingly inexpensive gift that would make a cute “keep it as a memory” sort of thing.  As the years went by, and we began traveling together more and more,...

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I collect #StarbucksMugs. (Currently, the “You Are Here” series)

When Green Mustard Entertainment kicked into gear to the point that I started traveling a lot, I started drinking more coffee.  The side effect of these two things is that I got into collecting Starbucks mugs from places I had been to.  It was fun, inexpensive, and a quirky way...

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Saying Good-bye to @Scion

One of the most important lessons I learned from the failed marriage of my parents was to make sure that you don’t set lower transportation standards for your spouse – regardless of economic balance.  In the mid-eighties, my father drove a four door Cadillac.  (It was the first car I...

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Our WDW Annual Passholder Adventure 2016: DAY 01

For Christmas this year, Shannon’s parents opted to buy her (and her sister) an annual pass to the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida.  Shannon, in turn, decided to buy one for me – too – so that I can tag along from time to time (schedule permitting.)  I...

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My Tower of Terror (Excellent) Adventures!

I first rode the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida back when the location was “The Disney-MGM Studios” in 1995 when I started working there part time.  Since I had free access to the park with my employee badge, I rode most of the...