I'm an acting/improvising optimizing son of a gun.
I've been living and working and performing in Chicago since 2005. I love to eat, travel, talk and make people laugh. So for me this blog stuff is pretty neat.
I also like you. Whoever you are. I like you. For coming to my blog and sharing in my thoughts. I appreciate you. And I think you're hot. So here's to you, readers of my blog. Thanks for being awesome. Share and share a like!
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I’ve been in love in Greece and Belize, on a train to Seattle and on a boat in the BVIs. I’ve been in love in some of the most amazing places in the world and if you asked me to describe any of them to you, I’d always begin with her.
Her smile as we walked into Disney World together for the first time, her eyes as she saw the Parthenon on our first night in Greece, her kiss in the hallway of my 3rd apartment in Chicago, and her glow as she walked down the aisle.
My memories are full of her because, thankfully, my life is full of her.
I cannot wait to make more memories in the years to come.
To my wife, Stacey, I love you more than words can say.
Stax and I are doing this thing. It’s kinda new and hip so I wouldn’t blame you if you hadn’t heard of it.
It’s called “eating healthy”.
What you do, is eat foods that are generally less likely to kill you than other foods. So instead of things like hamburgers or three Chipotle Burritos in one day, you eat spinach and fish and other green things.
Oh, and yes, I did once eat 3 Chipotle Burritos in a single day (two in one sitting) and while I am disgusted at myself, I am also incredibly proud of that feat. Come at me, Adam Richman.
If you hadn’t guessed, food blogging is not my main source of income…or any income to be honest.
Waiting on you Foodnetwork and/or Travel Channel!
In my spare time when I’m not cooking and writing about cooking, I work at an eCommerce firm…digital commerce firm as a Senior Account Executive. High-level (business type phrase) I work to help people sell their goodies online using our goodies and everyone feels good…ie.
One of the coolest perks of my job is travel, I get to travel a lot. I used to hate flying, terrified of it. But once I realized that on the other side of the flight there was a new city with new food and cultures to experience, I got over it…also I have to fly a lot.
This week’s trip brought me to Baltimore and more importantly…to the wonder that is Blue Crab. Read More »
Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of this podcast called Lore. It’s a good short podcast for the trip to and from the office and it’s generally very interesting.
If the title didn’t give it away, the content of each episode centers around “lore”. Stories of ghosts, folklore, haunted houses and witchcraft etc…
Which freaks me out. Like, legit freaks me out. I have the imagination of an over imaginative 5 year old so these stories stick with me a bit. In fact, the other night I was checking our apartment doors for the fourth time before bed (stupid cats making stupid scary noises), I saw three stacked paint cans that looked like a little goblin.
I stopped, gasped an audible “Oh no” and turned the lights on in a panic. Rediculous.
Well, you’re probably wondering what this has to do with food. I think that a lot of people scare themselves into thinking they can’t cook and just like my paint can goblin, it’s not the reality.