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In the Groove

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I’ve been in Vegas now for x days. At this point it really doesn’t matter what number x signifies, because it’s insignificant. Who cares? I’ve been here awhile, long enough to feel that I’m in the swing of things. And I still have long enough to go that I’m not even looking at the finish…
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Whet the Appetite

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The “Munch” column is one of my favorite columns in the Post-Gazette. It’s made up of semi-irreverent reviews of local restaurants, but not the sit-down, fine china, white tablecloth kind. No, the anonymous Munch goes to pubs and taverns and lunch counters and similarly-minded joints, of the sort where you often eat with your hands…
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Mean Gene’s Photography Tips

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

I’m back in the bad habit of starting and deleting posts–really need to cut that out. This afternoon I ventured out to the mall to check out the new L.L. Bean store and get a taste of the consumerist hysteria. I brought my camera along to take a few shots at sunset at a choice…
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The Taste of Freedom

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Today I participated in the ultimate expression of American democracy–the Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast. Come on, voting’s fine and all, but you don’t get a side order of sausage when you vote. Plus only like 13% of Americans actually bother to vote. “Ooh, looks a bit cloudy, think I’ll try again in 2012”. Savages. Based…
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Roar Lions Roar

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

I’d like to congratulate the Penn State men’s volleyball team on winning the NCAA title…just as the Penn State women’s volleyball team won the NCAA title back in December. It’s nice to see that the center of the volleyball universe is once again Pennsylvania, as it should be, and not some absurd place like California….
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Everybody’s A Food Critic

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

After final-tabling The Mookie tonight I checked the headlines over at the Post-Gazette. Thursday the new restaurant reviews come out and when I saw that the joint being examined this week is called Geno’s it naturally got my attention. It’s also located in Lawrenceville, which is where my dad grew up and where some of…
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Mean Gene Cuisine

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

I don’t think anyone is ever gonna say I’m a good cook, but tonight I actually impressed myself a bit. It’s Friday, no meat, so what was I gonna have for supper? I thought about punting and heading to the brewpub for a veggie-only pizza and 50oz of beer, but I had a few drafts…
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Turn Left And Keep On Going

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

I’ve never been accused of wanderlust, but in the last year I’ve done a fair bit of traveling. Aruba, Florida, Vegas, Aruba again, San Francisco, and then Vegas again in a week. Plus I’ve made a few trips to Penn State and a sojourn to the Finger Lakes. After the New Year I’m going to…
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So It’s Come To This

Friday, November 16th, 2007

I did something yesterday I’m not proud of. Afterwards I came home and did busy work to get my mind off it. I washed the dishes, sorted some laundry, threatened the cat. I felt bad about that last one, there was no excuse for lashing out, but when you’re consumed with self-loathing you can get…
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The Ups, The Downs

Monday, October 29th, 2007

I promised I would provide interesting updates about my quest to get svelte, but by now you know that my word is about as reliable as a plumber’s estimate. How did I do this past week? Well, that’s open to debate. I lost a pound–yay! The bad news is that I’d lost nearly two before…
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