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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!

Follow me on Twitter @toddawatomi and listen to my podcast with my besticle Ethan at www.ethanandtoddcast.com!

Making Moves

Hey. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I didn’t mean to stay away for this long, things just…well they got a bit out of hand. We moved, and if you’ve ever moved…ever (even from room to room)…you know that moving is terrible and should be banned by the Geneva convention. Since my petition has yet…

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Horoscoping

  Gang. It has been a long few weeks, hasn’t it?  I’m trying to remember a time in my life where I was really feeling all 24 hours of the day. Even my dreams are stressful. And not like, scary or “thriller” dreams, but like silly day to day stress. Meeting deadlines, being stuck in…

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A note to my wife

I have many memories of being in love. 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…

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Quick and dir…I mean healthy

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…

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The Garlic Ginger Shrimp Blues

I really wanted to call this post Cooking to Forget but I could hear Stacey’s voice in the back of my head as I wrote it. “Soooooo dramatic, Todd” So, I decided to go with the (slightly) less dramatic title, even though it is still every bit as much of a “VagueBook” post as the initial…

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Getting Crabby in Baltimore

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…

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Something Simple This Way Comes…

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…

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Biscuits and Groovy

I hate baking. Well, I don’t hate it, but since I’m not very good at it I try and avoid doing it whenever I can. Which is why I was surprised to find myself making Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits on Sunday night. Well, maybe not that surprised. Well, maybe not that surprised…considering no one forced me to…

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Pazole for MamaG

Solo cooking in MamaG’s kitchen. It’s not something I get to do often, but I got to do it last weekend. MamaG was sidelined, recovering from knee surgery. She’s now partial bionic and will soon be more bionic once she gets the other replaced. If you’ve ever gone through knee surgery, or any surgery for…

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Basque me no more questions

I was on the road last week doing businessman type things with other business people in an attempt to win new business for my company. The secret to having a good business meeting is to end it with a good meal. Why? People buy from people and the best way to get to know a…

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