Life and Food Porn.


Apartment living, Seattle food porn, and Winter Madness
January 19, 2011, 4:48 pm
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We all knew it was going to happen. One day, you’d walk into my little apartment, and realize, “Oh dear god. Odin’s finally snapped.” Granted, the signs leading up to this point can probably give hints to this conclusion.

  • It could be the fact that my attire, once I get home, has usually consisted of sweatpant shorts, my flannel robe, and gigantic cartoon slippers. (DAMN IT, I’M AN ADULT.)
  • The fact that I have a pet snake. (Which still boggles my mind, seeing as he’s very sweet and snakes are literally the easiest animals to take care of.)
  • The iPod that I have set up in my kitchen seems to play Andrew Bird and Radiohead on an endless loop. Also, my kitchen smells of baked goods. Too many baked goods.

All that aside, onto more storytelling!

In the past couple of weeks from my return from Seattle, I’ve been dreaming of grilling some fish. It’s a capital of fresh fish and produce up there, for certain. In the short time I was there, I headed up to the Pike Place Public Market. If you haven’t been there, and you live up in that corner of North America, shame on you. Seriously though, this place is an absolute trip. We had just about every single kind of food you could possibly think of could suddenly be at your fingertips. My brothers and I had our grubby little paws on just about everything. Crêpes, fish, the original Starbucks (!) Hell, I even had duck for the first time. (Hot DAMN was it good too!) All in all, it was pretty much straight up fresh food porn. That being said, let me decorate your brain with some images of what we saw.

While Pike Place was amazing, I think that some of the places that stuck out in my mind the most were actually over in Portland. Two places in particular, one of which was Voodoo Doughnuts. This place came to mind while I was looking up some food porn a while back. I had come across this picture:

Awesome.

What thus happened? I needed to find out where this little guy came from. It wasn’t a kind of “I want to find this thing on my off-time.” sort of deal. No, I dropped everything I was doing and went all crazy on every search engine I could find to figure out the origin of this sugar-coated fetish.

Portland.

I could find it in Portland.

So, to make a long story short, we went there, it was awesome, but they didn’t have any voodoo dolls. What did I have instead you ask?

 

EL DIABLO

Portland never ceases to amaze with items like this. I mean, come on. How much more hardcore is this doughnut than others? Much, MUCH more. Pentagram in icing, along with chocolate cake doughnut, chocolate icing, red cinnamon sprinkles, and chocolate chips in the middle. After eating this I was practically vibrating from all the sugar I had just consumed. That being said, I visited with my friend Erin Britt at the Rimsky-Korsakoffee House, and if you haven’t gone there to just chill out and catch up with your friends, well, you haven’t lived. It is one of the coolest coffee places I’ve ever been to, and the coffee was so potent, I’m pretty sure that I freaked Erin out with the my horrifying disproportionate ratio of words to breathing. (Something like 16 words a second. I am a terrifying human being.)

That all being said and done, I’d like to think that this would be the calm before the storm. I know you’re curious, so what might the next edition of food porn be?

BREAKFAST EDITION. HOME-COOKED STYLE.

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The summary of the past year.
December 29, 2010, 1:09 pm
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What a strange year it’s been so far. As we come up at the end of 2010, I’ve had a number of life-altering events happen. Here goes for the brief update:

  • Snagged a B.A in English.
  • Currently working an internship at the College of Wooster, takin’ care of the computers and students.
  • First year living out on my own. (Let me tell you, I sure do love it.)
  • Almost entirely supporting myself. (Aside from some groceries here and there from the folks back home.)

While many people might think that my life is a little boring currently, I’ve got some new things coming up in the next couple of months. First off, I’ll be throwing a casting call video to the wonderful people of Norway for a reality television show. (They needed Americans who have an ancestry in Norway. Why the hell not?)

I’ve also decided that I’m in need of a little more adventure in my life, so I might be heading out with my friend Sam VanFleet to Mexico, just to drive down and explore some place new. Granted, I haven’t though much into it, but I believe that it would be a good idea to travel somewhere.

I’ve found out a way for me to blog on the go! I’m actually using my iPad as a way to get myself into blogging once more. I know, it’s been a long while since I have posted anything, but I’ve had a bit if a busy life. (Dad’s been sick, working my first real job out of college, you know. Life things.)

Tis holiday should be something a little different seeing as my family will be in Seattle for the duration of my Christmas break. My mom decided that she was going to see her friend Hilary over in Portland, and I decided that if in was to head out and work in Seattle, then maybe I better scope out the area first. Pike Place Market food porn? I think so.



The mysteries at the end of November.
November 30, 2010, 6:31 am
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I have to say, I think the end of November is made for hibernation. Thanksgiving is a holiday that I believe is made to fatten people up in preparation for winter Stateside. I, for the record, in no way am going to rip on Thanksgiving. This a magical holiday that encourages gluttony and sloth. (Aside from lust, these two are some of my favorite past times.)

It’s been a good run, November. With that, we’re moving up on the writing scale. One step at a time, I suppose.

Calvin

Couldn't agree more.

 



Food Porn: Mystery Edition
October 1, 2010, 5:32 pm
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If you were to ever look in my fridge, you’d think I drank every single day. I’ve got a special shelf dedicated specifically to my beer collection. I rarely drink, but when I do, I like trying new and different types of beer. That being said, I’m pretty excited for this month. October is one of my absolute favorite times of the year, because all the ridiculous types of sweets come out to greet the masses with their sugary goodness. Pumpkin flavored ale, apple cider, and cinnamon seems to be in abundant supply. While it’s a little too late (Seeing as it’s the end of October.) to publish a food porn simply on beer and pumpkin thinks alone, I’ll be posting more in the next few weeks. (I promise! I’ve been really bad, I know I have. We’ll fix it.)

 

Captain?

Uh...Erm...

In other news, I recently returned from a trip to Boston. Sam VanFleet and I had decided to run the Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Course, but we didn’t want to fly. Oh, no. That’d ruin the ten hour car drive! And who would want to do a think like that? Not us, apparently. It was a good trip, and I promise, I absolutely swear I’ll fill you all in on the details soon.

So, for next time: the Mysterious Disappearance UNVEILED!

Where did our protagonist Odin go?

What did he do while he was gone?

Did he actually win the bear wrestling competition?

 



“…On the other side.”
September 27, 2010, 4:59 pm
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Things have been interesting as of late.

Ok, maybe not that interesting, but still. (Who doesn’t like cartoons?)

The first couple weeks of school are finally finishing up, and students are gearing up for the weekend. It’s been strange being back on campus, that’s for sure. While I get to see all of my friends in the younger classes, I still have to detach myself from the campus life. It’s not like I feel like I’m that that creepy guy that graduated forever ago that still comes to parties, but at the same time, it’s slightly awkward for me to be on campus. I’ve moved on from College. I am no longer a student. For the first time in practically seventeen years, I didn’t go to school on August 3oth. It was incredibly strange, but freeing at the same time. I mean, I’ve got friends on the campus that I’d like to hang out with, but they’ve already got their own agendas and groups of friends to hang out with that doesn’t really coincide with my own work schedule.

Calm.

Calm.

Moving on, we’ve got food porn this week! Are you excited? I am.



Welcome back!
September 21, 2010, 12:42 pm
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We’re going to revive the blog once again, but for now, I’ll leave you with a preview of the board I’ll be getting next. (Broke my drop-through Dervish on a sidewalk. Owch.)



Tuesday…
September 14, 2010, 12:50 pm
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Tuesday’s coming. Did you bring your coat?

Waldeinsamkeit

Mustache Rabbit welcomes Tuesday.