Perspective served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, relish, tomato, onion, hot peppers, celery salt and a pickle
I apologize for the last of posting this week as I’ve been spending my days and evenings in the city of sin all week and terms like, “downtime” and “a good opportunity to blog” have been foreign concepts. While not a huge Vegas guy, I certainly have had some fun and am always flummoxed by the extent of cheap artificial beauty in this town. From the faux architecture to the cosmetically altered individuals filling the casino floors, the whole thing comes off as cheap and insincere.
It’s these full week trips that also make me miss The Wife and The Wee More >
The Blackhawks are in the cat bird seat to win the 2014 Stanley Cup. Despite history making clear the difficulty in trying to repeat as keepers of the Cup, there is not a better odds-on favorite to hoist the hardware this summer at present. The Hawks are deep and talented and they’ve proven that this core knows what it takes to win a seven game series when it’s all on the line in May and June. Jonathan More >
It’s Oscar weekend and I have very little opinion on who should win what. You can find prediction columns all over the internet (I particularly like the work Grantland.com has done on the subject) so I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind you that the best parts of films often never make it onto the big screen to begin with. With that in mind please start your weekend off with a smile on your face with these outtake clips…
(you may need to turn your sound up for this one for some reason)
Happy Friday everyone!
One night in the midst of consuming an unhealthy amount of Spotted Cow beer and in the throws of a torrid game of Apples to Apples a friend of mine noted that the entire game can be boiled down to a simple phrase, “think about it.” Turns out that phrase applies to more than just board games. Every now and again I’ll post something that I’d ask you to allow to percolate a little longer than your average .47 second internet attention span.
A couple pictures for your consideration today…
It was not quite the story book ending that US Hockey had in mind as they departed for Sochi sixteen days ago. While the women’s squad sits atop their respective mountain – or at least within sight of the peak as I would still put good money of their success in a seven game series against the Canadians even being down 2-0 in the past six days – the men leave Russia in a state of flux. Having left us all at the cusp of glory four years ago, hopes and expectations were high as the men’s team returned to More >
Game On! It’s real. It should be epic. And if you attempt to notify me of the result at any point tomorrow we will have words that will most likely result in dueling pistols being involved.
Much like in Lake Placid back in 1980 this game isn’t for the gold medal but it will be the game that these Olympics will be remembered for. Everything is on the line. Let the games begin…
I am an unabashed Winter Olympic supporter. Give me people flying down mountains and launching themselves off of frozen ramps, combining skiing and shooting, and even landing sow-cows over a bunch of running and swimming any day of the week.
Like any Olympics though, I generally reserve my rating of the two weeks based upon the quality of the primary men’s team competition. Sure there are the odd Michael Phelps level historical runs and a case can be made for the women’s gymnastics being the defining moment of the summer games every so often but when I think of Olympics I More >
Last weekend as the world’s eyes turned to Sochi, a much smaller fraction of the population found their way to the north woods of Wisconsin for a tradition much more frequent and much more personal than any Olympic games.
I’ve written in the past (here and here) about my annual pilgrimage to Eagle River, WI each February to participate in the US Pond Hockey Championships. It’s easily my favorite weekend of the year. How can you argue with re-connecting with a group of friends who only get together from our various corners of the country for this single More >
I consider myself somewhat of an expert in the art of the road trip. I’ve spent countless weeks of my youth strapped into the back seat of many a family vacation and I cultivated my craft as I moved into my formative years in high school and beyond. I’ve traveled with friends, family, and relative strangers in my quests and I like to think I’ve picked up some helpful tips & tricks to make a trip successful. I’d like to share some of those with you now…
- As Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben famously taught us all, with great power comes great More >
Super Bowl Sunday wasn’t the most “super” of days on this end. In fact it was just about the worst day that I’ve ever known. In so many ways I’ve been fortunate beyond my means in life. I’ve experienced very little personal loss and have been fortunate to be blessed with a wonderful family and collection of friends, a wife who means more to me than I ever could have imagined, and a beautiful daughter who was put on this earth to fill me with happiness and pride. I’ve been successful in school and employment, love and devotion, health & More >
Every now and again I sit down to write a post and as I scroll the internet looking for inspiration I find a string of websites that basically say everything that I would hope to say. As we head into Super Bowl weekend I’ve found more than enough examples of people who write the English better than me.