So… has anybody ever noticed that the dregs of a flavored soy latte (the chocolates more than the caramels, I think) are usually really nasty and bitter? I mean, it’s not a problem I used to notice with using real milk, but since my stomach has never been that happy about milk, I finally gave up on it as a beverage. Especially since I know how to make kickass soymilk by hand anyways. But that’s besides the point. The icky taste at the bottom of the cup is. And it puzzles me and makes me wonder what sort of chemical …

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Picks n’ Pans Addendum

Scooby Doo: So, like, we saw this Friday night and I apparently forgot by the next morning. So much so that it totally did not cross my mind to write about it in the rundown before I was reminded. So I guess this means that it, uh, didn’t leave much of an impression. I mean, it was okay. It was perfect summer fare. It amused, it was visually fun (those sets must’ve been so much fun) and… I dunno, it just didn’t do anything for me. *shrug* Maybe it was just the overdose of CGI that did it? Maybe it …

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The Order of Glitter Picks ‘n’ Pans of the Week

IN THEATERS: Minority Report: Wherein Steve manages to *not* leave us pained and feeling vaguely gummy by the ending. A very decently wrought flick. Lesson definitely learned from AI. Either that, or his staff is doing a better job of spritzing his nose whenever he decides he’s come up with a “better” re-write. Of course, we’re pretty sure we know where the original ending was and where he decided a new one was needed. All the same, it worked out decently. Steve: Hey guys! *waves around newly revised script* So I rethought the ending, and wouldn’t it be great if …

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A Public Service Announcement…

The 99-cent dessert bites at Carrows? Save your pennies and just get the little sugar-coated fruit pies at the supermarket, there’s really no discernible difference. Except for the fake whipped cream and watery chocolate-flavored syrup they squirt over it all in an attempt to bury the actual product. And whomever decided that chopping up and microwaving a Nutrigrain bar with some cheap vanilla ice cream on top was a berry cobbler… budgeting genius! dining travesty! However, the sheer entertainment factor of seeing how crap these things actually were was, sadly, enough to keep us amused for most of the evening. …

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How Does She Do It?

Restaurant hunting has been a long-held indulgence of mine. You know the drill… get on a fairly populated street, then cruise until you find something that’s either really nice-looking or really seedy and frightening. Either way, you’re guaranteed a large serving of amusement. I’ve discovered a particular trend in the places we find, depending on who I’m with at the time. Rebecca and I tend to find trendy little Westside cafes with nice selections of healthy entrees. I can guarantee that I’ll be fairly happy with most of the menu when I’m with her. Sheila, on the other hand, has …

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