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The truth about eating a jellyfish

Why didn't I just order pho like these guys?

Why didn't I just order pho like these guys?

Who’da thunk it? Jellyfish, the stinging, unlovely, gelatinous, pint-sized boogeyman of the sea, is something you can order in a restaurant. Furthermore, some people do. Wierdos like me, for instance.

Let me explain.

While surveying the very long menu at Kearny Mesa Vietnamese/Chinese restaurant Phuong Trang recently, I was stunned to see the following:

jellyfishsalad

Dear readers, I’m here to say I ate this and lived.

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Pigflu cheatsheet

So in the last couple days we’ve all been seeing the news, and tweets about the pig flu. Rumor has it that Mexico (where the virus originated) is going to be shutting down schools, public transporation and the border to keep the virus from spreading.
All in all it seems that the advice for this thing is pretty much the same advice during standard flu season. If its in your neighborhood, dont play pattycake with your neighbors. Be cleanly, and if you get sick make sure to clean up after yourself and stay away from others to prevent the spread of the thing.

Here are some helpful (but still common-sense-y type) tips to help you stay healthy (lovingly jacked from the CDC site):

There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

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Relive the Snuggie Pub Crawl in photos and video

Get your Snuggie on!

Get your Snuggie on!

If, like me, you didn’t have the gumption to put on a Snuggie and toddle drunkenly around North Park last Friday the 13th, don’t worry.  Video and photos of the event are now available for your viewing pleasure.

I especially like the Snuggie Patriot, who described herself as “red white and blue, representing America, and San Diego at large.” It takes a few beers in you to make such a bold claim.

Hope they have another one before the nights get too warm. As one attendee put it, “This sh–‘s hot!”

Snuggie Pub Crawl on Friday the 13th

Photo courtesy snuggiesightings.com

Photo courtesy snuggiesightings.com

I would say “only in San Diego,” but apparently Chicago beat us to it. This Friday, February 13th, there will be a pub crawl in North Park. The only requirement to join: You must be wearing a Snuggie. You know, that blanket with sleeves that’s advertised on TV.

Ruggy J., the local Yelp community manager, is organizing this. I reserve judgement as to whether “Snuggie” rhyming with “Ruggy” is a factor. I just hope someone brings a video camera.

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