One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

Sep 04

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

I had some seriously high expectations for this collection of short stories by B.J. Novak. I was indeed entertained, but the laugh-out-loud moments were few and far between. My brief introduction to Mr. Novak’s previous body of work was through his appearances on The Office, Inglourious Basterds, and Saving Mr. Banks. (I enjoyed each one of these projects...

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The Eternal Husband

Aug 29

The Eternal Husband

Every once in a while I like to throw a classic into the mix. I had not previously read much by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and it seemed like a good time to start. I was wrong. This novella centers around Alexei Ivanovich Velchaninov and  Pavel Pavlovich Trusotsky. It is hard to discern which character is more of a douche. Alexei is a major whiner who sleeps with other...

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Ulele

Aug 26

Ulele

I was lucky enough to preview the food and drinks from the fine folks at Ulele before they opened their doors to the general public. What a treat, both in the literal and figurative sense. The fun-to-say name comes from a Native American Indian legend about the eponymous young girl who risks her very life to save another’s. The name is steeped in Florida...

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GrillSmith

Aug 15

GrillSmith

A recent Monday found this lucky gal at the original GrillSmith in Clearwater, Florida, for a celebration of ten years of fantastic food served in a luxurious setting with a family friendly vibe. Let’s just say it was just about as good as a Monday could get. I have had countless meals at GrillSmith. I am a huge fan of their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and the...

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