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Ain’t nothing wrong with Waffle House

I love Waffle House. Not as much as my friend Patrick, but love it nonetheless.

For those not in know, Waffle House is a 24/7 restaurant chain with more than 2,000 locations across the US. Very popular in the South, Chances are if you’re driving on a highway in the South/Midwest/”lower” East, you’ll see their yellow/black signs from the highway.

“If you get there and the Waffle House is closed? That’s really bad. That’s when you go to work.”

Waffle House has built such a strong reputation for staying open during any type of weather/emergency, that FEMA uses a Waffle House Index to measure the severity of a disaster.

Because the menu is more or less a greasy spoon specializing in eggs and hash browns, getting Yeni to visit has been difficult. Luckily, one late night event left us with no alternatives, and she became a fan quickly. (Eric was very excited to walk her through the menu)

When I was driving back and forth to Michigan (often), the Waffle House became a friendly face on an unfriendly road.

Ain’t nothing wrong with Waffle House. Good food, good price, dependable… and there’s even a jukebox if you’re feeling lucky.

 

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2017 in Review

TL/DR; — Even older, even fatter, longer goatee.

Last year, Yeni and I crossed some items off her bucket list; most importantly visiting Castle Neuschwanstein and making it to Europe. I was able to attend a Kamailio World which exceeded all of by greatest expectations (I’ve already blocked out 2018).

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East Coast / West Coast

This week, I spent a day in Seattle. Since I live 3,000 miles from Seattle, that single day cost me 3 (one day there, one day to fly there, and one day to fly back).

I’m an East Coast guy.

I’m not saying this as a negative to Seattle — I’m just saying that there are major differences in the way East Coast and West Coast people go about their lives.

I’m also certainly not throwing a “we’re better than you” gauntlet down. Hell, I live in Florida. My state (or even Florida Man) does something “interesting” on a daily basis.

It’s not better. Not worse. It’s just different.

Seattle was one the cleanest cities I have ever seen. Also… so many beards.

I enjoyed my time there. I had a cup of “slow coffee” with Flowroute (their place is amazing by the way). Slow coffee. On the West Coast, it’s something you order. On the East Coast, it’s bad service. 😉

Enjoyed the day. It’s great to look at things from a few thousand miles away.

 

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Bakery Cupcake Scam

Besides writing about Perl, phones, geek items, and rants… I help my beautiful wife with our bakery business. She’s an amazing cake artist… but this isn’t about Yeni… and I told you that to tell you this…

The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place.

People will take advantage of anyone. Since we opened the bakery, we’ve received tremendous amounts of donation requests (some legit, many not so much) and about once every two weeks or so a flat out attempt to hustle some money.

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Let's see how this goes…

So normally we have Monday off — but today Yeni and I packed up the truck with some cakes and headed to Lake County for a delivery.

On the way back to Gainesville, we stopped off at the Wing Stop in Ocala. The Wing Stop is a Hooters knock-off with very good wings. Wings so good that Yeni suggested we stop there.

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Silver dollars

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Looks like my silver dollar collection came in handy. 🙂

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Muffin Man

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffin

 

Yes, I know the muffin man. I know him very well.

Too well.

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The Tipping Conundrum

So, the Mrs. and I (and her parents) enjoyed a very well cooked dinner at a local (and independent) restaurant here in town. The food was excellent; this is easily one of the best restaurants in town.

I enjoyed a drink (just one — I was driving), Yeni enjoyed a drink. Both were top notch.

So… when the bill came I was faced with a conundrum.

How much should I tip?

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Fred Demonstrates Separating Egg Whites

Had a little fun at the bakery tonight. =)

A few days ago, our food rep sent me a link to a Japanese video showing the separation of egg whites with a water bottle. Long story short?

I made an English version. 

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Pizza Carbonara

Everyone knows that Fred likes to eat. =) Tonight, while the Mrs. was hard at work finishing some cakes, it was up to me to make dinner.

From the moment I woke this morning I wanted pizza… so earlier today I put together some dough. Anticipation built, and come 7pm I was ready to take the dough from it’s 2nd rise and get to work.

Of course, it was about this time I checked the ingredients.