Waltz of the Wallflowers

I believe that the only people who are completely comfortable with society are narcissists or sociopaths. After all, the easiest way to get through life with a feeling that your behavior is acceptable is not to care at all. On the other side of the spectrum are those who are too much; they can become paralyzed with fear when they are in situations where they are not sure what to do. How do you decide?

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A Knife for the Drunken Chef

Gary M. is an old friend of mine (also a computer security guy) and is a serious cook. He’s also a serious drinker. One night at 3am after we had been up working on bottles (him on a bottle of bourbon, me on tequila and cokes) he announced he was hungry, and proceeded to make some beef with black pepper bearnais sauce. It was perfect, and amazing because he was barely able to stand upright.

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