Tag Archives: taste

#892: Go to a record show

People at record shows love records more than I can imagine loving anything inanimate.

If you read that in a disparaging tone, please go back and re-read it in an awe-filled, slightly jealous one.

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Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Music


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#758: Queens Brewers Night

Queens may be the #1 place to visit in 2015, but I’m glad that so far, it doesn’t seem like Manhattanites are buying it.

The evidence?  Yesterday’s Queens Brewers Night, which was a beer-tasting event at a Long Island City hostel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in NYC


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#749: Fail to detect coconut

There has to be a metaphor in here somewhere about how things we think are disgusting may not always be, but I’m still having trouble even admitting what happened, so I don’t have the extra energy required to find it.

As I was chewing my peanut, almond, and dark chocolate protein bar yesterday morning, I suddenly felt the unmistakable soft-yet-crunchy texture of the worst food in the world.

That’s impossible, I thought at first.  Why would this granola bar have coconut in it with all those other things?

But as someone who can always detect the detestable food in anything, I knew to take my taste buds seriously.

I checked the list of ingredients on the wrapper, and there it was, in bold, black letters: toasted coconut.

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Posted by on January 23, 2015 in Food/Drink


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#725: Make soup

As much as I’ve improved at this over the past few years, I’m pretty sure I’ll never be someone who automatically goes with the flow.  Even if I’m better about recognizing I sometimes have little control over the flow, something still compels me to periodically halt the flow to examine it. What if, I wonder, that rock right there didn’t exist, or it was shifted slightly to the left, or it was much further downstream–how would the flow be altered?

Fascinated by the idea that at this current moment, an infinite number of flows are taking place in infinite realities, I can’t help but wonder what alternate path I may be on in some other universe.

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Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Food/Drink


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