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twitter: no, thanks!

I’ve never been an “it is what it is” person. In fact, I can’t stand that phrase. I always felt that it was the difference between dissent and acceptance, even though it usually refers to something you can’t do anything about.

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Lighter Fettucine Alfredo

Just a little food porn to get your Monday morning off to a good start. A friend and I have started cracking open our cookbooks in an attempt to get back to the fun of cooking and since these happen...

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culture: twitter “welcomes” Kanye

As noted by TechCrunch, last year after the Taylor Swift fiasco, Kanye West couldn’t be bothered with twitter and was annoyed–to say the least–by all the fake accounts that popped up to mock him. Well clearly he’s come around on...

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Baked Maryland-Style Crab Cakes

No one can really explain cravings. When you have one, you either acknowledge it and move on or you give in completely and indulge. Yesterday’s craving? Crabs, or more specifically crab meat because I wasn’t about to try starting a...

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spam: it’s just business

This is officially the best spam comment I’ve seen on my blog this week: HELP! I’m currently being held prisoner by the Russian mafia xyzrxyz penis enlargement xyzrxyz and being forced to post spam comments on blogs! If you don’t...

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infographic: How Does Google Work?

I’m a little behind the curve on this one, but a co-worker sent it to me yesterday and it’s pretty interesting. It’s a very detailed graphic/flowchart on how our pages, blogs, tweets, etc. get processed through the juggernaut that is Google and wind up as search results.

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queer: Stay classy, Top Gear!

Just heard this snippet on Gaydar Radio as I was on my way out the door to work this morning. Alastair Campbell recently appeared on the BBC show Top Gear and wrote about an exchange between himself and host Jeremy Clarkson that was cut from the air on his blog.

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reviews: flawless victory

The reviews for The Last Airbender have, so far, been delicious in their hatred for the movie. It seems that our culture always needs a whipping boy, so to speak, and this movie is the current one bent over with...

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The “Best” Sangria

Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve posted an improved version of this recipe. It’s time to trade up! We have tons of recipes for items that are a little past their prime. Whether it’s making bread pudding or...

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gadgets: video chat is cool now?

Not that this is really news, but I bought the new iPhone. I maintain, however, that it wasn’t really my fault! I was at home not feeling very well the day of the release and after I finally got out...

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CommonWealth Summer menu

Last week, CommonWealth held a free cocktail reception for local media and food bloggers to introduce their new small plates, dinner and dessert items with a patio roast. Thankfully, as it was really too hot to enjoy it on the...

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definitions: WIN and FAIL, Pt. II

TGIF everyone! It’s time again for another little episode in the series I like to call definitions. Like the last one, this one deals with win and fail. First off, a lovely example of FAIL. While I was going to...

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YouTube: Bzzzz, bzzzz, bzzzz!!!

YouTube is known for some pretty classic jokes and pranks, but this World Cup tie-in is perhaps best not experienced by anyone recovering from the previous night’s hangover.

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health: psych!*

First things first, the Afterglow happy hour is still on this evening at Againn from 5-7 (or thereabouts). It’s just going to be technically premature now, but still happening. I went in yesterday afternoon, as usual, it was mentioned that...

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on the elevator: blondist

I was on the elevator a few minutes ago to let a new employee in through security. I had my coffee in one hand, iPhone in the other. We have wi-fi in the building and I was being an obsessive...