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So long Facebook

I’m done with Facebook. The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal was enough. Follow me here or Twitter. Stay tuned.

Earth

Eats

This is by far one of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard on food and the science behind eating. Download this now and wake up!
Rich Roll Podcast – Ray Cronise & Julieanna Hever

#plantbased

An epic science stunt

The best tweet ever!


#falconheavy

Food

I’ve discovered an excellent vegan restaurant in Huntington Beach, CA. Vegan Nirvana has a great Yelp rating an my taste buds give it a 5! I tried the Ultimate Liberation which is their unique name for “fish” tacos. I had my daughter call in my order while we were driving around the area. There were 4 tasty tacos in the to-go box. I asked for some hot sauce and the pleasant lady at the counter went towards the kitchen and returned with Sriracha. That’s awesome! Overall the food was very good and 4 tacos were just the right size for my pig-like appetite. 5 Stars!

Cookies

I made a batch of chunky chocolate cookies. 90% cacao, banging!

Rain

It’s cliche AF to say it in SoCal but it finally rained. A storm is dumping on us until tomorrow. I hope we get some snow. That always makes things interesting here in the AV.

Garage Attack

Our garage is a temple to things. The bikes and boxes of memories. Spiders and cobwebs, it’s all in there. Within a month it will be cleared of clutter and ready for some new projects. I’m on a mission. Today my wife and I cleared out all sorts of junk. Some items will head to the thrift store and some will be recycled. The rest is going away.

Donabe

I made Mapo Tofu in my large donabe this evening. It came out well. Definitely adding this to the rotation.

Loss

A friend of mine from the past lost her life yesterday. Pneumonia took her away. It’s been an odd day thinking about the good times we had together. Late night missions in Ed’s Cadillac to skate spots or other shenanigans. The 80’s were our time and Carolyn lived it to the max. So long friend. I’ll never forget her.

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