Bird & Pig

Apr 23

Bird & Pig

I never know what to expect when heading into Ybor City in Tampa. In my experience it is partly historic, partly cool, and partly sketchy. I was happily surprised by the fine food and folks at The Bricks of Ybor.  The vibe in The Bricks is decidedly artsy with a touch of class. I also smelled a wee bit of hipster chic. The waiter we had could not have been more...

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The Humor Code

Apr 15

The Humor Code

How did I  come to possess this informative and fantastic book about the science of humor? By making a borderline inappropriate joke to one of the authors on Twitter. More on that later. Peter McGraw is a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He teamed up with exceptional writer Joel Warner to bring you the funny, backed by tons of research and a trip...

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Grilled Cheese Pretzel

Apr 08

Grilled Cheese Pretzel

If you have not been to Datz’s quirky, sweet, fanciful little sister Dough, you are in for some tasty and original treats.  You need to plan ahead if you want to hit this place up for lunch; the bistro hours are Tuesday-Friday from 11:30-3:00. The succinct and original menu is of the highest quality and our order was executed to perfection. First up? The Duck...

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The Perfect Game

Apr 04

The Perfect Game

This is the first book that I have read by Stephen Paul. (My younger brothers have ruined me for life with their opinions on guys with two first names.) Mr. Paul has a wonderful writing style.  The main character Kyle is a psychologist/professor who has recently divorced his wife due to her unfaithfulness. He decides the best way to get over her is to get under one...

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