Steve Lovelace Blog

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23 Reasons to Mourn Dublin Dr Pepper

Dublin Dr Pepper is a Texas staple. Ever since soda manufacturers switched from cane sugar to high fructose corn syrup, the Dublin bottling plant has made a name selling soda with Imperial Sugar. Unfortunately,...

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Workplace Adventures: Mistakes and TPS Reports

There’s a telling scene in the movie Office Space, where the boss chews Peter Gibbons out for not put the proper coversheet on his TPS report. A moment later, a second boss comes along...

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Aloha Hawaii: Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach in one of the most famous beaches in America, if not the world. It’s a very popular destination because of its proximity to downtown Honolulu and Diamond Head mountain. As an urban...

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The Dive Bar

“Can I get a Franziskaner?” “A what?” “Franziskaner,” said my friend Jerry. “Franziskaner Hefeweizen.” “I’m not familiar with that,” said the waitress, who was 30 going on 65. “What’s in it?” “It’s not a...

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The Lights Went Out Again

The lights went out again, plunging everyone into total darkness. The darkness was complete, snuffing out all light, from the overhead fluorescent lights to the afternoon sun shining through the window. Not a single...

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The End of the World

There’s something very selfish about doomsday prophecies. It’s the year 2012 and a lot of people are predicting the end of the world. In fact, it’s the biggest year for doomsday scenarios since 2000....

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On the North Branch of the Winooski River

Last week, I went to Montpelier, Vermont and walked up and down the North Branch of the Winooski River. It was cold out, especially coming from Texas, but it was well worth it. Here...

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An Unexpected Date

I once had an unexpected date in Madrid. It started when I got to Barajas Airport six hours before my friends did. It was a long time to wait, so I decided to check...

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The Wonders of DFW Airport

DFW Airport is one of the most fascinating places I’ve ever visited. Not necessarily the most fun, but fascinating nonetheless. I really wish I could spend a couple of days exploring it, but in...