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Thanks to Twin Peaks, I hum the show’s theme song every time I eat a doughnut.

Thanks to Twin Peaks, I hum the show’s theme song every time I eat a doughnut.

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Taking the car in for service today. It’s always good to have a book handy while waiting.

Taking the car in for service today. It’s always good to have a book handy while waiting.

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Choc-Nut: a Filipino classic. One of my favorite snacks.

Choc-Nut: a Filipino classic. One of my favorite snacks.

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My five-year-old cousin is very sad because fish haven’t taken his bait yet.

My five-year-old cousin is very sad because fish haven’t taken his bait yet.

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Big rock face. No way out.

Big rock face. No way out.

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Family shenanigans. (at Starved Rock National Park)

Family shenanigans. (at Starved Rock National Park)

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Beautiful desolation. (at Starved Rock State Park - Eagle Cliff)

Beautiful desolation. (at Starved Rock State Park - Eagle Cliff)

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Breakfast of champions.

Breakfast of champions.

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A four hour wait at Hot Doug’s and I got myself an Italian sausage, a Chicago dog, and some fries.

A four hour wait at Hot Doug’s and I got myself an Italian sausage, a Chicago dog, and some fries.

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Inside Hot Doug’s. The table with the balloons features a couple that got married in the restaurant a few minutes ago.

Inside Hot Doug’s. The table with the balloons features a couple that got married in the restaurant a few minutes ago.