...let's be bad guys!

11 June
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A witty saying proves nothing.
May a bloated yak change the temperature of your jacuzzi
~Carnac the Magnificent
I think like a lot of chefs, I'm actually very shy in the real world. Maybe the hyperbolic nature of my writing and the way I talk comes from my years in the kitchen. It's either "you're fantastic, you saved my ass" or "you're a miserable rat bastard, I want to kill you, go to the funeral and kill anyone who shows up to mourn you." It's a world of absolutes. Emotionally, I'm kind of like that. Yes, I'm arrogant. But I also regularly entertain the possibility, if not the likelihood, that I'm absolutely wrong about everything.
~Anthony Bourdain
Time: 10 Questions for Anthony Bourdain
A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy.
~Joseph Campbell
Donnie Shulzhoffer: This is hockey, OK? It's not rocket surgery.
All of the great things I think that men have ever done have been done to impress women.
~Garrison Keillor
Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
The day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon and East of the Sun.
~J.R.R. Tolkien
Old habits die hard, I guess... if you don't kick 'em, they kick you:

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Gabe's trait snapshot:
messy, disorganized, social, tough, outgoing, rarely worries, self revealing, open, risk taker, likes the unknown, likes large parties, makes friends easily, likes to stand out, likes to make fun of people, reckless, optimistic, positive, strong, does not like to be alone, ambivalent about chaos, abstract, impractical, not good at saving money, fearless, trusting, thrill seeker, not rule conscious, enjoys leadership, strange, loves food, abstract, rarely irritated, anti-authority, attracted to the counter culture
Word of the Day
"Iechyd Da!" is Welsh for "Cheers!".
Note: it's pronounced "yeah-chid dar" with the "ch" sounding like the "ch" in loch.
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.
You have to love.
You have to feel.
It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.
Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
~ Louise Erdrich