Monthly Archive: October 2011

So Ryan & Annie got married yesterday. Congrats! Here’s some random photos of it all… 0

So Ryan & Annie got married yesterday. Congrats! Here’s some random photos of it all…

That’s me in my hotel room the night before.  Geeky wedding goodness would start the next morning.  Even Joey Snackpants was on hand (and staying in a room one floor above me in the hotel.) Getting dressed in Snackpants’ room for the wedding. PIMP. Ryan taping where we’re supposed to...

Today’s decline of Western Civilization is brought to you @HGI_INNsider (Hilton Garden Inn) in Georgia… 1

Today’s decline of Western Civilization is brought to you @HGI_INNsider (Hilton Garden Inn) in Georgia…

So I’m in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend for a wedding (Orange Park to be exact.) In order to keep things relaxing at my end, I opted to drive up yesterday and I booked a room at the Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville/Orange Park. Well priced room.  Good bed.  Clean area.  No...

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Gino’s East Pizzeria in Chicago, Illinois…

This post brings my Man v. Food location count up to fifteen (15) locations visited.  Yowza. Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream in Indianapolis, Indiana Al’s #1 Italian Beef in Chicago, Illinois Edward’s Drive-In in Indianapolis, Indiana Big Pie in the Sky Pizzeria in Kennesaw, Georgia La Moon in Miami, Florida...

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Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream in Indianapolis, Indiana…

Yes, this is the story about the time I ate a burger called “The Big Ugly.” Al’s #1 Italian Beef in Chicago, Illinois Edward’s Drive-In in Indianapolis, Indiana Big Pie in the Sky Pizzeria in Kennesaw, Georgia La Moon in Miami, Florida Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami, Florida The Old...

Follow up to the @Starbucks story from the other week. 1

Follow up to the @Starbucks story from the other week.

So last week I posted this little rant about the “What’s up” woman who works at my local Starbucks drive-thru. Here’s what happened next: I copied and pasted the blog post into an email to Starbucks customer service and waited to hear a response.  The first reply, though, came via...

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Al’s #1 Italian Beef in Chicago, Illinois…

Can you believe I am just now getting the chance to blog about Man v. Food locations I visited back in August?  Damn real world keeps getting in the way of my blogging!  Here’s the MvF list so far: Edward’s Drive-In in Indianapolis, Indiana Big Pie in the Sky Pizzeria...

Today in Geek History (or “What that Ready Player One book made me do.”) 0

Today in Geek History (or “What that Ready Player One book made me do.”)

So I recently read a book called Ready Player One.  In it, there is a reference to the very first Easter Egg in a video game – the classic Atari 2600 quest game Adventure.  I remembered hearing stories about it, but I never got to chance to do it myself....

Review: Brave New World 0

Review: Brave New World

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 4 of 5 stars Short version: Good book, but I think I preferred 1984. Longer version: Reading books that aimed to predict the evolution of society in present day are always a treat… especially when they hit close to the mark. 1984...

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I’m Questioning @Starbucks Customer Service & Communication This Morning

TRUE STORY IN THREE PARTS: PART 1: Last month I called Starbucks to complain about a service issue that was bothering me. You see, I understand that a certain level of hipster “gotta be cool” motif will always exist in Starbucks – but that shouldn’t (in my opinion) cross the...