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Cancelled match.com

Cancelled match.com

Cancelled my subscription and deleted my profile on match.com. What a useless online dating service - no good matches, no dates, no meetings, nothing. Ninety-nine percent of the people in the profiles looked like they were straight out of the looney bin and the free...

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A Bumble Gay Date

A Bumble Gay Date

Had a date with Brian (from Bumble). He lives in northwest Charlotte, so I suggested we meet at Red Rocks Cafe in Birkdale Village, rather than traveling all the way to Uptown or Dilworth. I got there 15 minutes early and ordered my standard Tito’s martini with a...

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Dating (Or Attempting To) In Your 50’s When You’re Gay

Dating (Or Attempting To) In Your 50’s When You’re Gay

Charlotte, North Carolina. Being gay, male, single and 50-something is just … tragic. Sad really, although I recall it wasn’t really much easier in my 30’s - there was aol chat room and manhunt.net (still exists). I’ve tried match.com, OkCupid, hinge, bumble, grindr,...

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Cocktails

Ashley Wilkes Cocktail In Vegas

Ashley Wilkes Cocktail In Vegas

Ashley Wilkes Cocktail In Vegas, originally uploaded by Paul Myrick. Sent from my iPhone.  Wow!  I figured out how to send photos directly from my iPhone to by blog! Robin Davis' Atlanta drink invention has made it to Vegas! 1 part Makers Mark (shaken), topped with 1...

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The Ashley Wilkes Cocktail

The Ashley Wilkes Cocktail

Ashley Wilkes Cocktail, originally uploaded by Paul Myrick. Photo is Copyright © 2007 Paul Myrick. For licensing information, please contact the author. Invented by Robin Davis; styled and photographed by Paul Myrick. Add 4 oz. bourbon to martini shaker with ice and...

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Photography

Improvements in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Since 2008

Improvements in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Since 2008

Here's an example of the improvements in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop since 2008.  This image was shot in camera raw in 2008; however, in my post processing, I just couldn't seem to crop to the falcon without seeing a lot of unwanted noise.  My photograph was not...

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Merry Christmas Coffee Mug For 2016 Now Available

Merry Christmas Coffee Mug For 2016 Now Available

Here's a very merry Christmas coffee mug created on Zazzle for this holiday season which features photography by Paul Myrick. Gift yourself and enjoy your coffee or tea while wondering about what that little elf is up to. Coffee mugs make great gifts for co-workers,...

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Paul’s Spooky 31 Days Of Halloween Movies List 2016

Paul’s Spooky 31 Days Of Halloween Movies List 2016

Here's my spooky Halloween movies list for 2016 -- one for each night of October. In the "how to watch" column, here's the meaning of the codes:  N=Netflix, ND=Netflix DVD only, AV=Amazon Video, AVP=Amazon Video + Prime, ATV=Apple TV, B=Blu-ray, D=DVD ...

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Pumpkin Spice Latte – Calorie Count

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Calorie Count

Ahhhh, autumn. The time of year when the weather turns cool and crisp (unless you're in the deep south) and we all get mad for pumpkin spice lattes. This is just a friendly reminder to everyone about the calories contained in that special treat. In many cases, one...

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Limoncello and Finocchietto From Sorrento, Italy

Limoncello and Finocchietto From Sorrento, Italy

In Sorrento and along the Amalfi Coast of Italy, there are two delicious liqueurs made with local lemons and fennel: Limoncello and Finocchietto. These potent liqueurs are typically served in small amounts after a meal, but they can also be added to Spumante or...

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The Martini Cocktail In The Year 2016

The Martini Cocktail In The Year 2016

With two thousand twenty sixteen being an incredibly unusual presidential election year, it seems the martini should probably the potent drink of choice to calm rattled nerves. It’s classic, elegant, and dependable and that’s exactly what’s needed during times of...

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17 Things To Do In Sorrento, Italy

17 Things To Do In Sorrento, Italy

If you're looking for things to do in Sorrento, Italy, then here's a partial list of activities. When you're done exploring the Amalfi coast line and boating off to Capri, settle down in serene Sorrento for some relaxation, people watching and shopping. 1....

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