Do tell: since when did Sriracha become a popular flavor?
In my school days, Sriracha was an uncommon currency. You could only get it from Asian grocers or from one of the many Indonesian students. We had it for dorm room ramen (which was against the rules at our college, I kid you not), chicken tenders, and Hungry Howie’s pizza. It felt like we’d shared a best-kept, lesser-known secret. Hipsters didn’t exist back then, so don’t even start.
Now? Far from the oblique status it once enjoyed, Sriracha is everywhere. In your chips. Your ranch dressings. Your OREOs.
Pictured: Not hipster Tabasco.
But rather than decry the outing of a great, mid-2000s flavor secret, I think it’s cause for celebration. Every decade brings new flavors to the forefront, and I’m excited for what’s next:
Continue reading “What’s Next After Sriracha?”
I have only one “good story.” This is it. Save for embellishments, it’s 110% true.
I’d always heard that you couldn’t see your audience from the stage. But I could hear them, their raucous roars once compelling me there now dying down as Slim Goodbody welcomed me to the platform.
Yes, that Slim Goodbody.
“So, what can you do?” he asked.
I froze. That was not why I was up there.
Not only was I unprepared, I was incapable of doing what he was asking. Big difference. Public speaking is something you can actually do off the cuff, prepared or no. But if you physically cannot dunk a basketball, then there’s no way you’re walking off that stage with your dignity. Incapable.
I was prepared to kiss my dignity goodbye. To a dude wearing a this:
I needed a miracle. What I got was magic:
Continue reading “How David Blaine Saved Me from Slim Goodbody”
In the last round of thrashing the wheat and chaff of résumés, we talked about three things to lop off for maximum hiring potential.
Made those edits yet? Good.
“This job seeker described his work experiences with emoji!” — Résumé Vivisector Mark VII™ by Hammermill
But wait, there’s more! Here’s where to keep on chopping:
Continue reading “Delete These Things from Your Résumé Right Now — Part 2”