• 22
  • Aug, 2008
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Giving Myself the Slip

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN About Me, Atlanta, DC, Uncategorized

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It’s a tiny piece of paper; a scrap from a time of Texas bills, transmogrified into packing material two years ago. A slip that snuck, across state lines, a tiny cling; now resting on the floor of my car. I’ve moved too much, and in the last one, ended up apart from my things, in [...]

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  • 22
  • Feb, 2008
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How to: Chocolate Milk

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN Atlanta, Food

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How to make chocolate milk from LauraFries.com on Vimeo. ATLANTA, Georgia, February 22, 2008 This utterly pointless video of my friend Carrington making chocolate milk at Gato Bizco Cafe [Yelp profile] in Atlanta was shot when I was testing out my new camera. It still makes me smile.

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  • 11
  • Feb, 2008
  • 2
Carved Orange, Rusan’s

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN Atlanta, Food

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ATLANTA, Georgia, February 11, 2008 I stopped off at Rusan’s in Adventure Plaza (ok, Edgewood Retail Center) for some quick sushi before a wifi session. Sitting alone at the bar is always fun if you like watching the chefs go at it, and that treat was made even better when one of the gentleman carved [...]

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  • 24
  • Jan, 2008
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Snow, Bikinis and Global Warming

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN Atlanta

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ATLANTA, Georgia, January 24, 2008 Snow hit Atlanta last weekend, prompting flurries of Twitter updates and text messages. Yes, it was snowing. In Atlanta. Worth noting, however, is that two weeks prior, the Moreland Ave. Target had put gloves, hats and other winter garb on clearance, making room for an early January display of swimwear. [...]

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  • 07
  • Dec, 2007
  • 2
Tips On Being UnderEmployed

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN Atlanta

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ATLANTA, Georgia, December 7, 2007 Ya gotta love 2007. Another friend of mine was recently laid off. As I started to compile a list of tips, I thought to myself – hey, blog article. This is for the rest of you special folks spending the day in your jammies. ###1. Apply for Unemployment Immediately Rules [...]

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  • 15
  • Nov, 2007
  • 2
Soulja boys & girls

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN Atlanta

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ATLANTA, Georgia, November 15, 2007 Oh my god. I am so effing behind. Check these lil dance school whities crunking it up. I really need to practice my moves. UPDATE, November 19, 2007 I am really behind. Thanks to one Arin, I know now the meaning of Superman that hoe in the song’s lyrics. I [...]

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  • 10
  • Nov, 2007
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An Unplanned October

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN About Me, Atlanta

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ATLANTA, Georgia, November 10, 2007 I drove in at night; four Red Bulls strong, through Virginia and the Carolinas, and the deep dank dark that was northern Georgia at three in the morning. I came from D.C. – a city that wouldn’t miss me – back to Atlanta, a city that had. I stayed with [...]

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  • 09
  • Nov, 2007
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Man Dances With Parrot

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN Atlanta

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ATLANTA, Georgia, November 9, 2007 The annual chili cookoff Chomp ‘n’ Stomp in Cabbagetown, Atlanta, Georgia, draws many participants, but perhaps none as great as the man dancing with his parrot to a family bluegrass band. Although no one can say for sure exactly what prompted this parrot-tshirt-wearing man to teach his bird to dance [...]

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  • 19
  • Oct, 2007
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Roasted Corn Hashbrowns

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN Atlanta, Food

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ATLANTA, Georgia, October 19, 2007 It took me three tries, but I’ve perfected the from-scratch-in-ten-minutes-while-my-roommate-showers hash browns. Russet potatoes are peeled and shredded directly into a pan of hot oil and butter; the bottom layer crisping while the additional layers of potato remain moist. Garlic and corn are scattered around the perimeter of the pan [...]

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  • 29
  • Mar, 2007
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Most Awesome Car Decal Evah

POSTED BY LauraFries.com IN Atlanta, Things I Find

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WASHINGTON, DC, March 29, 2007 As a now professional blogger (read web.aan.org!), I am not unaware that many of my blog posts are titled “Most Awesome [Noun] Ever.” This is not editorial laziness, but rather a reflection of my self-imposed beat: Things That Are Awesome and/or Rad. (I believe the Washington Post has an entire [...]

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