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I just got repinned! Do you still respect me?


I love being repinned on Pinterest. Each time this happens my chances of going viral gets better. The more people who see it, the bigger chances of people liking and sharing on Facebook and Twitter. The picture below is the one that was just repinned.



These are my pictures and my words. I made a crucial mistake with the picture above as I didn’t put my link in it. I try to do this with new pictures. See picture below bottom left.



Blogging is a great way to be successful. Many people don’t know where to start. I tell them all the same thing, just be yourself. In this blog post I am being Alan Zibluk. Alan Zibluk has a strange, peculiar sense of humor but enough people listen and like what he has to say.

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Alan
Alan Zibluk
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Zinc in New Haven, CT Restaurant Review


In one of my recent restaurant reviews I talked about the dive bar. There is a good feeling going into a place, dressing down and not worrying about what others might think. I enjoyed going into Viva Zapata and will go there again.

I also enjoy doing the exact opposite. Sometimes dressing up, using the right utensil and getting a fancy dish can make you feel like a hundred bucks. One of my favorite television shows of all time was HBO’s The Wire. In one episode a teacher took his inner-city students to nice respectable restaurant so they would feel like they were worth something. I think this is a positive.

I knew exactly what I was getting when I walked into Zinc Restaurant. Their address is 964 Chapel Street, New Haven CT 06510. Below is a picture of the outside of the building.



Besides giving a review, I want to give my readers a chance to learn more. It is always good to have more than one opinion when you want to dine out.

Zinc Restaurant
Yelp Reviews
Trip Advisor Reviews

Zinc is my favorite restaurant in New Haven, CT. This is where I would go if I had to impress someone. I have found this restaurant to be fancy but not pretentious. I get the impression when I see Elizabeth and Shane that they are actually happy to see me and would like to see me come again.

One of the many things I like about coming here is their bread and dipping sauce. Below is a picture of it.



I ordered the Shrimp and Red Curry Panang for lunch. The description was “Udon Noodles/ Asian Vegetables + Shiitake Mushrooms “. Below is a picture of my meal.



I was honestly in a state of euphoria while I was eating. I wanted to light up a cigarette as it was that great. I have eaten here before but this was the best meal I have had there. It was a great feeling. I will be back.

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Alan Zibluk
The Internet Guy
http://www.alantheinternetguy.com
e-mail: alan@alantheinternetguy.com

The Original Internet Guy Website (2004)
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Who is Alan Zibluk – http://www.alanzibluk.com

Crush Sports Cafe in Milford, CT Restaurant Review


I am going to come out and admit the truth. I am constantly on a quest to find the best hamburger. I consider myself a New Haven, Connecticut person and we are known for being the birthplace of the hamburger sandwich. This picture below is Louis’ Lunch who makes the claim.



I have had their burger and to be completely honest I think it is just marginal. People will travel long distances to taste it themselves. The place does have a nice feel inside and I am proud of the history. I would probably lose a few friends if they knew that I think their burger is just okay.

I am a big fan of Yelp and I saw someone recommending Crush Sports Café in Milford, CT. Their address is 1015 Bridgeport Ave; Milford, CT 06460. I use to come here when it was Johnny Ray’s. Below is their picture outside.



Besides giving a review, I want to give my readers a chance to learn more. It is always good to have more than one opinion when you want to dine out.

Crush Sports Cafe
Yelp Reviews

Below is a picture of my meal. It was the blitz burger. It had the standard lettuce, tomatoes, onions etc. and my choice of cheese. I like blue cheese on my burger.



It was a good burger, but I was more satisfied with the burger I had at The Cask Republic. Their French Fries were standard, nothing to write home about.

Jeff the bartender/server was hospitable and I would come here again to try something else. It was a good hamburger, but not the best.

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Alan Zibluk
The Internet Guy
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e-mail: alan@alantheinternetguy.com

The Original Internet Guy Website (2004)
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Viva Zapata in New Haven, CT Restaurant Review


My second review is Viva Zapata in New Haven, CT. Their address is 161 Park Street; New Haven, CT 06511. It is listed as a Mexican Restaurant. Below is their picture outside.



Besides giving a review, I want to give my readers a chance to learn more. It is always good to have more than one opinion when you want to dine out.

Facebook Viva Zapata Fan Page
Yelp Reviews
Trip Advisor Reviews

As you read different reviews you will see the words “dive bar.” I looked up the definition and found the following at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dive_bar… “A dive bar is a type of bar or pub. Dive bars generally have a relaxed and informal atmosphere. They are often referred to by local residents as “neighborhood bars,” where people in the neighborhood gather to drink and socialize. Individual bars may be considered to be disreputable, sinister, or even a detriment to the community.”

This is not a place to get dressed up for. This is not a place to impress someone. It is not at all pretentious. If I was ever going to walk in a restaurant with sweatpants on this would be it. It is a very relaxed atmosphere.

Tammy, the bartender/waitress is very hospitable. It was a great afternoon as I found out she went to the same College that I went to, Southern Connecticut State University. It also happened to be the same college four of the customers went to so we had a great time talking about old bars, dorms and off campus parties.

Below is a picture of the chips and salsa that was brought to me. I have had it before and to be honest it was lacking with what I have had in the past. Maybe they were having a bad day but I still finished more of the chips.


Below is a picture of the Chicken Burrito I had. It was good and Tammy was kind enough to supply me with different hot sauces to put on the rice. I liked the Chipotle Sauce.



I had a Dos Equis with my burrito. Total bill was $10.83. I will be back.

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Alan
Alan Zibluk
The Internet Guy
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The Original Internet Guy Website (2004)
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Who is Alan Zibluk – http://www.alanzibluk.com

Wherever you go, there are you.

“Wherever you go, there you are.” – Buckaroo Banzai from 1984’s The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

The first time I saw the movie and heard the quote was back in early 1988. I had just saw the movie on video and the quote stayed with me. I turned legal drinking age (21) that year and a friend urged me to go to Southern California with him. I never flew before but jumped on the chance to go.

When I got there one of the first things I did was run to the Pacific Ocean. A big wave knocked me down and that moment I totally fell in love with life. It was such a weird moment as I thought about the quote. No one with the exception of my childhood friend knew anything about me. They didn’t know my successes and they didn’t know my failures. No one knew that Alan Zibluk never kissed a woman until college. I was embarrassed by that in High School and even college, I am not now later in life.

Our trip started in Long Beach, went to Hermosa Beach and concluded in Venice Beach. I ended up loving Venice Beach.

When I came back to Connecticut that summer I wanted to move out there after college. I told everyone this and no one liked what I was saying. Different people said to me “you can’t leave your family.” Catholic guilt set in and I never did it.

I managed to go back to Venice Beach again in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 & 1994. In 1994 I had my first serious relationship and gave up on the west coast. She had no interest in going and hated hearing me talk about it.

My relationship ended December 1999 and in 2002 work brought me back to Southern California area. It was a hoot to go back to Venice Beach 8 years later after my last visit. Same time I felt a little old doing the things I did back in the early 90’s. I wasn’t in my 20’s anymore.

Ten years later in 2012 work brought me out again. I was working a work convention just like I did in 2002. I had to work my tail off. My work hours were 9:00 am to 11:30 pm. There were so many details to be taken care of. At the end of the work convention I was exhausted. I was finished Friday August 10, 2012. I took the Super Shuttle from the Anaheim Hilton to LAX. At LAX I took a cab back to Venice Beach. I left my luggage at the Venice Beach Suites & Hotel and immediately proceeded to the beach. Below is what I saw….

I admit I fell in love with life again. I took the picture and then proceeded to the Sidewalk Cafe for a Guinness and a shot of Jägermeister. Later that day I would watch the sunset. Another picture below.

“We all wear masks. Everyone, every day. Sometimes we wear them so much, we forget who we really are. And sometimes, someone comes along and shows us who we really want to be. Who we should be.” This quote I got from the action-thriller TV series Nikita starring Maggie Q. I This is another quote that stands out.

I was at peace with myself during this visit. This is who I should be. I thought about the mask I wear everyday. I thought about always pleasing others and finally getting the opportunity to please myself. I have come to the conclusion I am an introvert. I do like being alone and not having to explain myself.

As I left the Venice Beach Suites & Hotel I saw the sign below. I think it pretty much sums up everything. I am so glad I had the opportunity to visit. I won’t go as long to visit Venice Beach again.

I know I rambled. I just wanted to show off some of my vacation pictures.

All the best,

Alan
Alan Zibluk
The Internet Guy
http://www.alantheinternetguy.com
e-mail: alan@alantheinternetguy.com

The Original Internet Guy Website (2004)
http://www.internetguy.ws

Who is Alan Zibluk – http://www.alanzibluk.com