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Here is a list of random bullet(point)s for your Friday:

•Recently, in trying to explain to my son what an estate sale was–how surviving family members try sell off a departed loved one’s assets, he completely misunderstood that last word there. (Perhaps they’re working those off trying to move the merch? Or maybe I need to reassess these dialogues?)

Alton Brown and I had a bit of a playful spat on Twitter this past Wednesday. I asked him to help me prank Kevin Haggerty. He participated alright–just not as I’d hoped. I guess I’d call it a backhanded compliment. Maybe he was mad that I called him
“Mr. Brown?” Regardless, by now, A.B. has surely forgotten about me. It’s ok, I still love you, man! (You, too, Kevin). Now bring back Good Eats!

•Hands down the best thing I saw on the Internet this week was Amanda Bast’s ‘Mystery Project. It’s video with contributions from throughout the blogosphere that she cleverly edited together in celebration of her boyfriend, Joseph’s, birthday. Why Ricky “Mr.” Anderson was asked to participate, and I was not, is still a mystery to me. (It’s probably because he’s younger, smarter, and better looking! Darnit!)

•For more “Internet Awesome,” look over to the right, and down just bit, at my blogroll. Like eggrolls, but awesomer, and like for your mind, and stuff. (Speaking of awesome, Knox McCoy, I’m still waiting for my invite. What gives?) 😉

•I leave you with this picture Andi Cumbo posted on Facebook:

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Peace out, peeps! Make a great weekend!

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Recently, I’ve been losing sleep to my latest literary addiction: The Hunger Games. For maybe the five of you who haven’t heard of this series, it’s a trilogy by Suzanne Collins, set in an unspecified dystopian future. From what I understand, Collins took ancient Rome as her inspiration. The story takes place in a country known as “Panem”–certainly a portmanteau of “Pan America.” No longer are there states; rather, the country has been broken into districts. We are told there were thirteen (mirroring the original thirteen colonies, perhaps?), but there are now only twelve–the thirteenth
having been bombed out of existence some seventy years before the
story opens.
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