Universal Orlando Food Recommendations

Below is my comprehensive guide to foods and desserts at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando.

That first link mentions Butterbeer Fudge and Butterbeer Potted Cream. I am ashamed to admit I have not yet tried them. I will rectify this situation and update this post ASAP.

See also: Orlando area food recommendations and Disney World food recommendations.

Real Life Super Power

I am a superhero.

There’s a movie coming out based on my life. The hero is this tall, handsome, super ripped dude who can always pick the longest line in grocery stores.

The movie will focus on how awful he feels every time he shops. How could he ever be worth anything to anyone?

And then one day he stops a robbery by accidentally forming a long queue at a store exit. With this life-altering experience under his belt, he realizes he is already more than enough. He can be happy.

He is found by a mentoring father-figure with an eye patch over one eye who helps him control his power and guides him to fulfill his ultimate purpose: that of a TSA agent1.

I fully expect the movie to create long lines at movie theaters across the globe.


  1. Did I say this movie was based on my life? Movies do tend to take artistic liberties. If it were more accurate to my actual life it’d be about me creating an algorithm that should run in O(1) time, but would always run in O(n²) instead. Have you ever tried to purchase Hamilton tickets on one of those websites with an online queue system? I guarantee the developers who made those systems have the same super power that I do. (Note to future, humorless interviewers: this is a joke.)

Our Favorite Podcasts to Listen to With Kids

We have an almost 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. They enjoy podcasts. Our requirements for podcasts we listen to while driving or at home are that they’re interesting and not annoying to listen to as an adult. Below are the few that we make sure to never miss.

The first three are aimed at kids, but remain interesting for adults. The last two are aimed at a more broad audience, but the kids like listening to them just as much.

Check them out and let me know what you think. I’m also interested in hearing about your favorite family friendly podcasts.