Month: August 2013

Why DO people eat at Olive Garden?

All the food at Olive Garden is pre-made and shipped to the restaurant in giant plastic freezer bags. The “Tuscan Institute” they brag about actually doesn’t exist. And yet, people choose¬†the Olive Garden over actual Italian restaurants where they do make food onsite… all…

Pudding

I don’t like instant pudding. I grew up a child of the 1970s. Born in 1967, I came into awareness as a consumer of food products at a time when instant pudding was not yet the behemoth of the colloidal world as it is…

How Many Phone Numbers Do You Actually Know?

In this era of smart phones and always-available Google searches, I wonder, how many phone numbers do we all actually¬†recall any more? How many do we actually have committed to memory? After all, as soon as we’re given a number, we add it to…

Life Is What Happens When You’re Making Other Plans

What do you do when your life has, basically, gone to hell and you can’t talk about it with anyone because either they won’t believe you when you get down to the specifics, or because you feel compelled to protect the privacy of one…

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