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"Patrick Says"

www.patricksays.net

Author: "Patrick"

About the blogger: Patrick's tagline: "Geek. Father. Husband. Agnostic. Liberal." Seemingly a bit concerned about hitting "the dreaded forties," Patrick has two very young sons, "Skippy" and "Steak." His wife, "The Wife," is a devout Christian and has her own blog, at www.aardvarkmonkeytoes.com.

Recent Highlight (February 17): My Big Bag of Failure...

I tried to make trail mix. It went badly.

My wife makes amazing trail mix. Really. It's like heaven in a plastic bag. So, on the way to work today, I thought I'd take a shot at making some. Didn't seem that hard.

Boy, was I wrong?

I bought a bag of M&Ms, a can of cashews, a can of toffee peanuts and I had some raisins and sunflower kernels from home. I mixed it all together in a big Ziploc bag.

It tasted awful. It was horrible. Like rained out ballgames, cerebral palsy and animals hit by trains. It was like eating table salt mixed with rock salt. I think the problem was using salted peanuts and salted cashews. So, that's $10 in the trash can.

Lesson learned.

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