The Lackluster Return

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Boy howdy I love me some gaps. It’s been almost three years since I have managed to pull together enough gumption to put my thoughts together enough to vomit them all over your screen. Sure, there have been several half-baked and half-thought ideas since early 2013, but never any real motivation to gather them concretely and click the “publish” button. …

Beware of who you ask for

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My name is Justin. Sure, it’s not the most common name (though I have, for some reason, been friends with many a Justin over my years), but it’s what my folks deemed to label me with. It’s not even a particularly hard name to pronounce. It’s spelled relatively normal with a good ratio of consonants to vowels and it doesn’t …

Nukin’ Chips, and I don’t mean Ponch and Jon

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There is a special place in my heart for the relationship between the microwave oven and the potato. Such an innocuous combination was responsible for the beginning of an amazing friendship and the formation of the Forkers. With that in mind, I approached the melding of microwaves and starchy tuber after reading Savory Sweet Life’s article on “How To Make …

Take me for a fool?

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As many of you know, April Fool’s Day also coincides with my birthday. I’m sure many of you who weren’t previously “in the know” are now smacking your heads and thinking “that explains so much.” That’s right, every time Mr. T utters “I pity the fool” he’s talking about me. The life of a fool is relatively simple. People don’t …

That old rugged chair

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I’d like to preface this entry with a disclaimer. If you are at all religious and/or are offended easily, you’d better stop reading right here. Are they gone yet? OK, I’ll proceed. This weekend I had the very fortunate opportunity to attend the wedding of two friends. It was a lovely small service in a quaint wedding chapel and that …