Monthly Archive: April 2012

So #Hipster It Hurts & I’M (almost) ON A BOAT! 1

So #Hipster It Hurts & I’M (almost) ON A BOAT!

Good morning Internet!  I am writing you a short note to let you know that I will miss you for the next few days.  You see, I am getting on a boat for the Bahamas to see some guy and some girl get hitched. This means two things: 1. I...

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Phil’s BBQ in San Diego, California…

[In “The Count” voice] Seventeen! Seventeen MAN V. FOOD locations! AH! AH! AH! AH! Philippe the Original in Los Angeles, California Orochon Ramen in Los Angeles, California 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...

Adventures with Food in California 0

Adventures with Food in California

Before leaving for Japan in March, I took another trip to Los Angeles to attend meetings for Project Anime.  While there, I fit in a couple of exciting meals local to the area.  First was an insanely unique Asian pastry place called the 85°C Bakery Cafe (http://www.85cafe.us/).  We went there...

Review: The Bloom County Library, Vol. 5: 1987-1989 0

Review: The Bloom County Library, Vol. 5: 1987-1989

The Bloom County Library, Vol. 5: 1987-1989 by Berkeley Breathed My rating: 5 of 5 stars In late elementary school and middle school I suffered from an overabundance of intelligence made worse by my insatiable addiction to reading. Unlike most of my peers in the geek industry, I wasn’t really...

Japan Day 4: The Giant Gundam & The Imperial Palace 1

Japan Day 4: The Giant Gundam & The Imperial Palace

Day four in Japan started the same way most of the mornings in Japan started for me (once I made that special discovery in Shinagawa Station.) After that, Rob, Jason and I caught the train and went in search of BIG EFFIN’ ROBOTS!  We found our way to Diver City...

Friday night I bought the last Gladys & Ron’s Chicken and Waffle’s t-shirt in Atlanta – ever. 0

Friday night I bought the last Gladys & Ron’s Chicken and Waffle’s t-shirt in Atlanta – ever.

After doing a sight tour for a potential upcoming event with the Cosplay Deviants team, Troy and I decided to grab dinner at a popular local restaurant (and MvF location.) Now, this sign was a little confusing to me.  The last time I visited, the restaurant was called “Gladys Knight...

Japan Day 3: Orange Juice, More Tokyo Anime Fair and KARAOKE! 1

Japan Day 3: Orange Juice, More Tokyo Anime Fair and KARAOKE!

Picking up where I left off on this post. We took the train from Akihabara back to Shinigawa Station because Rob had to change clothes before we headed off to the Tokyo Anime Fair. During the brief layover at the hotel I decided to embark on a small and possibly...

QUESTION: How long can a company keep your credit card info? RE: Mossimo’s Pizza in Vero Beach 0

QUESTION: How long can a company keep your credit card info? RE: Mossimo’s Pizza in Vero Beach

Methinks it may be time to pick up a phone and call the Better Business Bureau.  Before I left for Japan last month, I ordered pizza from a Mossimo’s Pizza in Vero Beach, Florida (formerly Vitorrio’s II) and experienced one of the worst customer service experiences ever. You can read...

A note regarding the Maid Cafes I went to in #Japan: 0

A note regarding the Maid Cafes I went to in #Japan:

If you recall from my earlier blog posts, I went to not just one but two – TWO – Maid Cafes while I was in Japan.  There I discovered amazing things such as this Engrish menu: Photo courtesy of the lovely and talented Courtney Kraft. Well, I was hitting up...

PUBLIC NOTICE: I’ll be off “the grid” until Monday night. 0

PUBLIC NOTICE: I’ll be off “the grid” until Monday night.

This weekend was great.  I managed to catch up on a LOT of missed sleep.  The batteries are recharged, and tomorrow is my first day 100% mentally back in the post-Japan real world. Monday day will be spent doing the day job.  Monday night I’ve got the following things of...

Like Cup Noodles? Check out this STRANGE game we found in an arcade in #Japan! 0

Like Cup Noodles? Check out this STRANGE game we found in an arcade in #Japan!

I mentioned that during my second day in Japan that Jason and I spent some time in a Japanese arcade in a place called Aqua City.  Here are some of the highlights. This is what we walked into.  Most of the games were prize related (crane machines, etc.) but there...