Category: Brian-Food

Stuff I’ve eaten over the years – and blogged about it.

So Thirsty

CupsOriginally uploaded by mirthmobile. I didn’t get much sleep last night, and I was feeling a bit dehydrated. So, thank goodness the floor of my office was covered in little cups of water when I came in this morning. Thanks

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A cone for all seasons

The cone Originally uploaded by mirthmobile. The ice cream cone. Since the early 1800’s people have been eating ice cream cones. The cones have come in many shapes and sizes. They can be covered in toppings in the form of

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Moe-riffic

Moe’s Originally uploaded by mirthmobile. The ubiquitous “They” have put in a new semi-fast-food joint in town called “Moe’s Southwest Grill”. The wikipedia entry just doesn’t do it justice. They’ve got a great theme going. Everybody yells “welcome to Moe’s”

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Dispense-a-lid Disaster

Dead dispense-a-lid Originally uploaded by mirthmobile. The afternoon was moist…. even sultry when I entered the theater closest to my home in the South third of Kent County. The air was full of possibilities and one of them was for

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World cup fever

World cup fever Originally uploaded by mirthmobile. I’m watching the World Cup at home on this fine Saturday afternoon. Germany has just scored the first of two goals that happened in quick succession. (a third followed while I was typing

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Coke Blech!

Coke Blak? Originally uploaded by mirthmobile. I’ve gone ahead and tried the Coke “Blak”.I found the sigle bottle marked at $1.49 at my local D&W with a $0.40 coupon attached, so I caved. It is not two great tastes that

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Dispense-a-lid

I love going to the movies. I love getting some popcorn and a soda. I do not love trying to grab a single lid off of the ubiquitous stack of lids found in every movie theater and gas station near

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Bacado

Bacado Originally uploaded by mirthmobile. If you have to go to an early morning meeting, and I often do, it’s really nice when you get breakfast. The Bacado at The Morning Star combines a number of great tastes that I

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Gulp Gulp

A very large soda

Why? Originally uploaded by mirthmobile. I’m on a team, producing an entry for the Compass Academy 24 Hour Film Festival. We’ve been given a few items that must be in the film, and the rest is up to us. Theme:

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Shout-Out To My Peeps

The Easter Bunny has come and gone, the frilly grass – in a variety of different colors has been scattered to the four winds, and the chocolate eggs are nothing but foil wrappers. What is left behind are the Peeps.

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I’m hilarious, and it’s not just me

Every now and then at work I chat with Max about the Reverend Fun cartoon. Today, he published one of my ideas.I’m honored that he did that and gave me a little mention. I feel so special. Does this give

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The Bitter Taste of Vacation

Last week, I went on my first vacation since a trip to the Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam/Las Vegas in 1998. Sure I’ve been plenty of places to visit family and friends, but a vacation from everything is pretty rare and a

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Peanuts and Cracker Jack!

I want a Hot Dog!I want a hot dog so bad, I can almost taste it. I do not however want just some frankfurter from the grocery store. I want a baseball dog. While telecommuting, I often have the TV

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Optimistic Water

At my office, we have bottled water. We’re thankful to have it. It tastes pretty much like water (much better than the tap water in Muskegon) and does all the things that water is supposed to do. Lately lots of

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Katrina Christmas

This year, I spent Christmas with my family. Two years ago I went to Gulfport for Thanksgiving and celebrated Christmas at the same time. That was also the first time I got to meet my brother Chris, and his wife

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Caramel… everything and a Hot Dog

Saturday night I went to an unofficial Christmas party with a few friends. Everyone brought something to share, I brought vegetables. (I know… what was I thinking? – seriously, I really try to bring healthy snacks whenever I can.) The

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feeling sneaky

Is it wrong to bring one’s own food into a movie theater?I’ve been going to movies most of my life and I’ve never seen a sign or anything. There really should be some big-ole “No outside food or drink” sign

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Snow Day

The Grand Rapids area got anywhere between 4 and 10 inches of snow overnight and most every school is closed today. When you are an adult, you don’t really get those snow days, and I think that’s one of the

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something in my food

I find stuff in my food all the time. I used to think I was cursed in some way, but then I realized that I am the god of foreign-matter-in-food. Material that should not appear in a served meal follows

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New-Blog-spot

I recently moved my blog from blogspot to my own site, but the RSS hasn’t followed. If you have been reading my blog previously, please visit the new location: http://www.mirthmobile.com/brian-food/And update your RSS Reader. oh… and I think that the

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Chipo… ChipOtel… ChipotE…

A chipotle (also chilpoctle and chilpotle, from the Nahuatl chilpoctli meaning smoked chile) is a dried chile pepper, usually jalapeno, that has been smoked. It is usually found whole in adobo sauce. It’s yummy! Spanish is easy to pronounce. For

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a few fries short of a happy meal

Ahhh the employee lunchroom. Over the past 20 years or so of my “adult” (working) life, I’ve sat in a few of them. The Calvin College Faculty/Staff cafeteria is one that stands out because it seemed to me you could

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Big Fun!

Halloween has come and gone, but the candy leftovers remain. About 8 kids came around for trick-or-treating, which were fewer than I expected. I talked with some friends who had 50, 100, 150 kids of various ages stopping in to

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All Coked Up

Coca-Cola CokeThe pause that refreshes… and a smile I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony.I’d like to buy the world a Coke, and keep it company. First of all, I can’t believe that they actually used

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Sandwich Construction

I hit the Wendy’s “drive thru” today for lunch.A Spicy Chicken Sandwich with pickles and cheese, no mayo. It’s really pretty good. However, I feel that I need to instruct sandwich makers the world over on the proper placement of

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Leaving Bob Evans

No more Bob Evans in Muskegon for me.Ever.Never.never-ever.I had lunch there today (please make it stop) for only the second time since going to work (oh the pain) for gospelcom last September. Without getting graphic (really really graphic), that’s it,

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Katrina and the Beignets

Some of you who know me well, know that my mom (birth mother), Stepfather Bruce, and youngest brother David live in Gulfport, Mississippi, close to ground zero for hurricane Katrina. On Monday, August 29 she and Dave bugged out and

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The 40 Year Old Popcorn

Saturday, my friends Morgan, Jeff and Sarah joined me at the movies for “The 40 Year Old Virgin.” This is not a movie for everyone and it’s rated “R” for a reason. But it is DANG-FUNNY.

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betty’s batter better

My contribution to an upcoming dining event is a cake. I make this really good cake with a boxed cake mix and some pudding. It’s really good. It came out of the oven a few minutes ago and yes, I

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The Pause that refreshes

Ok – so it’s kinda hot outside here in West Michigan. On Sunday I offered lunch on the grill to a number of people at Church. You know, brats and burgers, corn on the cob and whatever else I could

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Denver iPod

I’m in Denver for the International Christian Retailers Show (CBA). Where I’m a booth-babe, giving away an iPod Shuffle every day.

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Bank On It

My Credit Union (bank) does a monthly newsletter. It usually is awful. This month it rocked. 1) They provided the phone number and web site for the Opt-out of credit card offers mailed to your home.

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Pancake-o-ramma

Every 4th of July, for several years, I’ve gone to the Graafschaap (just south of Holland, MI) volunteer fire dept. pancake breakfast fundraiser. It’s pancakes, sausage, butter, syrup, nasty orange juice, and milk (2% or chocolate).

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My Hero – Zero

As someone who absolutely detests most diet soda (pop) I am pleased to announce an actually palatable carbonated diet cola. Coke Zero It’s so much like the older version of Coke (before Coke-Classic, and the “New Coke” of the mid-1980’s,

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Freaks, Geeks, and Taco Bell

Now and then we watch videos at work during lunch. We’re in the Freaks and Geeks series right now. Also, some of us went to Taco Bell today. I got about $3 worth of stuff off of the value menu.

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ahhh the power of cheese

I returned home from a bachelor party, parked the car, cleaned up some wood chips around the walk and picked up the mail. After a brief constitutional I adjourned to the kitchen where I began to sort and shred today’s

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to the winners go the pizza

After winning a softball game the team decided to go to Pietro’s Back-door Pizzaria (yes, we make all the required off-color jokes about the name). They do this “pizza party” deal for large groups.Unlimited: -Salad (simple itallian salad) -Breadsticks (very

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Breakfast Cereal

Man!Sometimes I’m completely overwhelmed by the craving for a good (bad) sugar-cereal. Boo-berry (a cousin to Count Chocula)Quisp (haven’t seen this one in years)Frosted FlakesCocoa CrispiesCap’n Crunch – Crunch Berriesand the High Exaulted Poo-bah of them all…Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch

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