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By John Roussos
My journey to becoming a fine storyteller.
Nice Warm Hand Wash
A nice warm hand wash is equivalent to 1/4 of an orgasm. Everyone! If you'd like to follow the podcast: Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_  Facebook: @heresmythingpodcast
06:12
May 24, 2019
A Lifestyle Blogger and a Bag of Burgers
A vision spawned by way of a 10-second snapchat story from a lifestyle blogger.
07:39
May 23, 2019
The Jeans and Flip Flops Combo
An Iconic look.  My favorite body type for it?  A 43-year old man. The most important part is that there has to be a gray area as to where his obliques end and hips begin.
04:58
May 22, 2019
There's a Better Way
Imagine a reality where your bagel with butter from a coffee shop didn't come in a wax-paper sleeve with butter wrapped in tin foil and a plastic knife to boot. 
07:12
May 21, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #50
- 0:00 Intro  - 3:31 Meeting a world champion
14:15
May 20, 2019
Ryan
There was a period of time where I wanted my parents to call me Ryan.  
04:39
May 17, 2019
Getting Your Ass Kicked
I start off the episode with some Ira Glass-energy, prefacing the episode for some curse words. And yes, this is technically the first Here's My Thing episode that has a curse word. The word is "ass" so is it really a bad word? By societal structure I guess, but overall it's pretty soft, ya? I'm not sure. For this episode I explore people saying they got their ass kicked by their personal trainer.
08:20
May 16, 2019
Blast From The Past
A banana brought me back to 1998
09:15
May 15, 2019
Car Talk
This episode is impromptu. It was inspired by a delayed flight, a cell lot, and second-hand listening to "Car Talk".  Enjoy!
05:04
May 14, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #49
- 0:00 Intro - 1:46 It was hot - 3:07 Summer camps
13:03
May 13, 2019
Good Afternoon
One of the best afternoons in recent memory. Pizza, Walgreens, 5 acres of lawn.
07:21
May 10, 2019
Pretty Lady
A tunafish sandwich, a pretty lady, and a ring. 
13:28
May 9, 2019
Mesh Athletic Shorts
I value mesh athletic shorts. I do.  I'm not sure why professional sports organizations exiled them in 2008, but all I know is that action has almost given these shorts vintage energy. 
03:14
May 8, 2019
XYZ
We have self-lacing shoes, but not self-zipping pants. What am I missing?  How does that make sense? XYZ. Instagram: @heresmythings Twitter: @heresmythings
06:20
May 7, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #48
- 0:00 Intro  - 2:34 Epic Contest - 6:13 NBA player's brother eats steak cooked well-done  - 10:47 Best looking player in the NBA - 11:04 Yelling in a coffee shop
17:06
May 6, 2019
Ice Cream Sundae
The only places you can get ice cream sundaes in 2019 are at McDonald's and your cousin's house. 
06:07
May 3, 2019
Tummy Pillows
I love a tummy pillow. Where the classic pillow is Usain Bolt, the tummy pillow is Ashton Eaton. Very elite, does a lot of things well, but isn't necessarily the best in one specific area. 
05:15
May 2, 2019
Modern Day Speakeasy
A barbershop? Okay, I'll play along. 
10:04
May 1, 2019
The 8th Grade Trip to DC
The thing is we all know what I'm talking about. It is THE field trip. The most iconic academic excursion in modern day education. It's the DC trip - and you know it's THE trip to DC because the field trip attendees take a photo outside The White House and they're all wearing beige cargo shorts with Aéropostale t-shirts.  If they aren't wearing this, they aren't in 8th grade and they aren't on THE DC trip. 
06:33
April 30, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #47
0:00 Intro 1:45 I think I'm becoming an adult 
15:18
April 29, 2019
The Bloody Mary
I love the concept of the Bloody Mary. It's the Inspector Gadget of beverages - and it is because of this versatility that the Bloody Mary has achieved universal levels of enjoyment.  Instagram: @heresmythings Twitter: @heresmythings
06:57
April 26, 2019
Stretching and The Rash
I'd rather book an appointment with a new dermatologist, than stretch my hammies, quads, and hip flexers for 15-minutes.  And just so we are clear, booking an appointment with any type of doctor doesn't take 2-minutes.  Try 25. Not to mention actually having the appointment may mean wait times of 6-weeks. 
06:32
April 25, 2019
Damian Lillard
"They say the truth shall come to the light, so everybody grab ya shades cuz ya boy that bright." -Jay Z - Damian Lillard. Dame hit one of the greatest shots I'd ever seen last night.  Had to do an episode about it. 
05:28
April 24, 2019
Espresso Pitch
This episode isn't as much of an episode of the podcast as it is an elevator pitch... better yet, a 10-12 flights of stairs pitch. 
06:21
April 23, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #46
0:00 Intro 1:15 Why Monday is the beginning of the week 2:55 Picking up my prescriptions from Walgreens   7:45 The impulsive Snickers purchase at check out
18:59
April 22, 2019
Fantasy Furnished by IKEA
I've always loved IKEA. I'm not totally sure why.  However, I have reason to believe that I think of it in such a good light because most of my dreams and fantasies take place in settings that are furnished by IKEA.  For this episode I talk about one of those settings. 
08:10
April 19, 2019
Getting Walked In On
I had this fear, I feel kind of silly saying this now, but I had this fear of my parents walking in on me watching MTV. 
04:45
April 18, 2019
The Honda CRV
This is the first episode dedicated to the Honda CRV.  I need an installment of episodes to come close paying homage to such a fantastic car.
06:14
April 17, 2019
I Play 6 Instruments
One of my most vivid memories from high school. Beautiful, brilliant, awkward, and cringe-worthy all at the same time. 
05:41
April 16, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #45
0:00 Intro 1:45 When people say "tag a friend" on Instagram 8:55 50 Shades of Grey reference 
11:32
April 15, 2019
Sentimental Sweat
I'm proud of how much I sweat, but I don't want to brag.  I have no room to do so.  I didn't earn this level of perspiration as I'm merely a trust fund baby, a trust fund baby of sweat.  This episode was fueled off emotion and simple reflection, but it was sparked via memories from recess in 3rd/4th grade where the roots and bottom area of my classmates and my hair would be wet from sweat, but the top layer dry. 
09:09
April 12, 2019
His Feet
He walked in, I'm guessing maybe 6'2", tipping the scale around 215? Up top we're talking dad hat, dropping down it's a long sleeve collared t-shirt. Tucked in? Come on, of course. The belt was a brown leather, and the pants khakis - I want to say Columbia. But the kicker: he was wearing flip flops. I got a unobstructed view of his feet. They told a story. 
08:34
April 11, 2019
Black Bullhead Denim Jeans
A sentimental episode about my roller-coaster of a relationship with a pair of jeans.
09:35
April 10, 2019
Paper Calendar Rant
I feel like we've forgotten paper calendars. Left them somewhere in suburbia 10 years ago. And look I get it, iPhones, Androids, we've got calendar access on the go and on demand. So why do we need 12-paged, flip-over calendars? Let me ask you this: is there anything more aesthetically pleasing than a calendar with 31 Xs on it? A very, very diligently updated calendar? That's a tough one. 
05:55
April 9, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #44
0:00 Intro 1:14 No caffeine for 2-weeks 3:12 My #1 pet peeve
15:09
April 8, 2019
Please Call Me
I graduated from my alma mater (I feel kind of cool saying that) almost a year ago.  And ya know it's the craziest thing, because not a single person has called me asking for money yet. Not once. Honestly, I think it's kind of selfish. 
04:27
April 5, 2019
Have a Seat
For 75/80% of my bus ride home the other day, no one sat next to me.  It was the only seat left, but people elected to stand, instead of share space with me. I don't think I smelled (the Old Spice still doing it's thing), so I'm not really sure what the deal is? And it's crazy because I don't want to sound like I'm complaining that I got an entire row to myself on the bus... but at the same time... what's up? 
06:47
April 4, 2019
Graham's Haul
This episode has it all. First, we've got an intro that gives the metrics (total amount of episodes and total amount of downloads) from year one of the Here's My Thing podcast. Then it's story time.  I found myself low on Dentyne Ice, so I did what anyone would do - I went to re-up at the convenience store. Prior to checking out, the man in front of me (if I had to guess, I bet his name was Graham), was buying 3 very different types of items. It caught my eye. 
10:50
April 3, 2019
St. Louis Style
Never been to St. Louis, but I support the way they enjoy bagels. 
07:16
April 2, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #43
0:00 Intro  2:42 Buying a camera at Best Buy 7:34 1-year anniversaries 
13:22
April 1, 2019
The Power Nap
Triggering your second wind, but in a controlled environment. Your Avatar-State. 
06:21
March 29, 2019
Grainy, Flash-Heavy Mirror Pics
I don't get FOMO often, but I get FOMO from not taking advantage of when grainy, flash-heavy mirror pics were in.  Don't get me wrong I take a lot of mirror pics, but never in front of a toothpaste, snot, water, splattered mirror (the corners weathered from neglected bathroom fan use). Not once did I snap a flash heavy mirror pic with my enV Touch or even LG flip-phone. That doesn't sit well with me. 
07:15
March 28, 2019
Spending a Tax Refund
In comparison to recent years, my 2018 tax refund is looking lovely. But how do I spend it though? Part of me wants to go nuts at Buffalo Exchange or drop a bag at Goodwill. I'm honestly very close to calling Din Tai Fung and booking a two-top, then spend some cash on dumplings and a couple of cocktails. Turbo Tax is great, but here's what I need from them: a formula. A formula that allows me to properly use my tax refund. 
05:17
March 27, 2019
Kraft Singles to the Face
People are filming babies, dogs, and I think cats getting slices of Kraft cheese tossed onto their face. It's taken off as a meme/video challenge. To be honest, I'm not surprised with the abnormally high participation with this social media craze, but I am shocked that so many people buy Kraft cheese.  
04:36
March 26, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #42
0:00 Intro  0:25 Bringing things full circle  7:12 Cupcake < Cake 
14:41
March 25, 2019
$17 For Parking
Been driving to work more.  It's a lovely ride, but it's also $17 for parking, whereas taking the bus only deducts $5 from the bank account.  I can't believe I'm saying this, but the $17 is almost worth it... bump some Quasimoto, drive over a bridge - that's a good combo.
05:56
March 22, 2019
300
I thought Russell Crowe starred in 300, but apparently it's Gerard Butler.  Either way, great movie. First time I saw it was attempted via torrent. Torrent. When was the last time you heard that word? People who don't recognize the early days of the streaming struggles, you've got it easy.   I feel like this episode is a formulaic rant. And for episode #300, I think that's how it should be.  Enjoy!  Thank you all for rocking with me. 
12:17
March 21, 2019
Bloody Noses
I got three bloody noses in one day - seemed almost imperative to do an episode about it. Ended this one with a Rocky reference too. 
12:30
March 20, 2019
Queso
We champion cheese platters, but neglect vats of queso.  I don't think that's appropriate. 
09:06
March 19, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #41
0:00 Intro 0:41 When I hear "300" this is what I think about  1:38 Thumbtacks    12:12 Picking up 78/80 thumbtacks
19:19
March 18, 2019
Instagram Was Down For a Little Bit
The sounds of the anxious beads of sweat leaving the foreheads of Instagram Influencers and then meeting the hardwood floors of some modern apartments in LA with Ikea layouts was loud an clear on March 13th, 2019. Instagram was down for 8-hours.  
09:17
March 15, 2019
Handkerchief
I'm thinking about implementing handkerchiefs into my accessory arsenal. But how often am I to wash them? Do I need perpetual congestion to make legitimate use of them? What if I completely disregard utility and only apply these kerchiefs as subtle attributes to otherwise mundane outfits? 
05:38
March 14, 2019
Sausage Patties
I very much like sausage links.  Can't say the same about the patties. To be honest, I don't think sausage patties are actually sausage - I think they are smaller hamburger patties that got neglected and pushed to the back of the freezer.  I explore my potential teen-angst-energy towards these patties in the latter half of an episode. 
09:12
March 13, 2019
Dollar Shave Club but for Chips
Chip bags are too loud, here's what I'm proposing. 
08:41
March 12, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #40
0:00 Intro 2:10 The answer to the question that no one asked 4:57 Expensive dinner 14:10 The bill
16:54
March 11, 2019
Brad Pitt's Scarf in World War Z
I live vicariously through Brad Pitt's rocking of this scarf in the movie World War Z.  
06:23
March 8, 2019
Me Cards
Not business cards - me cards. 
07:06
March 7, 2019
The Softest Thing in Sports Today
We live in an era where not jumping to contest a dunk is encouraged. That's pathetic.  It is the softest thing in sports at the moment. I'm sick of it.  Keep in mind, I stopped playing competitive basketball in 7th grade, and never actually was in a situation where I had to jump to stop a dunk, but I equate this similar to grounding out to short in baseball and not running the play out.  At the same time, hypothetically, let's say the freight train that is LeBron James is storming at you, he cocks back his right arm and is about to pulverize the rim, but you ever-so valiantly leap up to stop the dunk and in doing so you get yammmmeeddddd on.  Worst case is it's an and-1. Chances are you're leaving the arena with an extremely candid photo of you and the King.  Sounds good to me.  
08:35
March 6, 2019
*vitamin* water
it's a lifestyle beverage, it's not that good for you, it's vitamin water.  accidentally bought some the other day, and i bought the 32 oz size.  not sure why vitamin water (a lifestyle beverage) is being in that large of a quantity... doesn't make sense to me.  i remember when vitamin water carried more clout too.  back when 50 was an active brand ambassador for it.  can't say it's nearly as relevant now. 
07:03
March 5, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #39
0:00 Intro 1:30  Here's My Thing update 3:57  Gum in middle school = cocaine 11:30  Saturday school
20:05
March 4, 2019
Beyoncé's 2003 Pepsi Commercial
Finally I set aside the time to talk about this commercial, but had to set the stage with a quick little story prefacing it prior.  In my opinion, this is one of the greatest pieces of media from the past 50-years. Does part of that opinion come from a crush that I may have had (I did) on Beyoncé when I was 8? Oh, for sure. Nonetheless, this truly is a brilliant commercial, kudos Pepsi. 
11:56
March 1, 2019
I Chew Big Red
An inanimate object that really isn't too good, but one that I whole-heartedly support. 
06:17
February 28, 2019
The Best Part of the Tangerine
It's not the flavor of the fruit.
06:29
February 27, 2019
Beauty in it's Most Pure Form
Debatably the sexiest photo on the internet. 
06:44
February 26, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #38
0:00 Intro 0:31 Documentary  6:35 A ferry ride and a hipster
11:59
February 25, 2019
The Word "Porridge"
The proof isn't in the pudding, and it's not even in the porridge.   The proof is actually in the word, "porridge" .
04:11
February 23, 2019
Three Hundred Million
Not replying to texts, Manny Machado, a bandwagon GO PADRES!!!
07:42
February 20, 2019
Cunning or Charming?
A story about paying off a security guard.
11:56
February 19, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #37
0:00 Intro 0:21 Cardboard  4:21 Girl scout cookies 
12:43
February 18, 2019
Unexpected Eye Contact with Andrew Jackson
One of the best feelings in the world... 
07:21
February 17, 2019
Under Armour Skin-Tight Undershirt in 2003
If you buy a skin-tight Under Armour undershirt, make sure it's skin-tight. If it's not, that's a problem.
06:07
February 15, 2019
My Favorite Commercial
It's either a Heineken commercial or a UEFA Champions League commercial. I can't find it anywhere.  This is my description of it.  
06:29
February 13, 2019
Sliding into the DM
The year is 2019.  It's weirder to not slide into someone's DMs, than it is to actually slide on into someone's DMS.
05:34
February 12, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #36
0:00 Intro  0:40 Snowpocalypse  9:00 Greek yogurt 
13:03
February 11, 2019
Vomit at the Art Museum
A 31 year old man, an amber tint to his beard, walked into the elevator. The rest is history. 
08:25
February 10, 2019
Lox
Wait... it is really, really good. 
04:46
February 9, 2019
Bad Decisions
There I was, at the checkout counter of my local Shell gas station. In my left hand, 80mg of naturally occurring caffeine (yerba mate), and in my right, 36 inches of off-brand Laffy Taffy.  Everyone, it was 8:00 PM on a Wednesday night. 
09:30
February 8, 2019
Silk Sheets
I need some cheetah print sheets... maybe a silk shirt too. 
06:59
February 7, 2019
Snow Day at a Coffee Shop
Shortest episode yet (I think), but this was one of the longer ones in terms of recording time... but may have been the most fun to create!  Enjoy! 
02:19
February 6, 2019
The Photoshoot
Here's my takeaways and thoughts. 
05:55
February 5, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #35
This is a story of the journey to an industry party.  
18:30
February 4, 2019
The Big Game
Super Bowl Sunday.  Recorded this while wearing a mud face mask.
07:15
February 3, 2019
LinkedIn Burner Account
I learned some valuable lessons during my 3-month stint at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym.  One of which applied recently in a quick intellectual sparring session that I had with a sales "guru" on LinkedIn. Not sure how many of these smokers I can have on a primarily professional platform.  I suppose it's time I set up a burner account.
08:07
February 1, 2019
i only type in lowercase now
i changed my keyboard to a lowercase keyboard the other day.  i feel that typing in lowercase gives a certain level of intensity and nonchalantness equivalent to that of the face of a calvin klein model.
04:51
January 31, 2019
Arthur on PBS Kids
One of the greatest shows of all time.  I hope this helps bring a warm wave of nostalgia to the mid-90s babies.
08:25
January 30, 2019
Pesto
Pesto, Emotional connections, The Land Before Time
08:59
January 29, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #34
0:00 Intro 0:42 Loch Ness Monster  2:08 Stuff that happened in 1934 2:32 Brunch x Dim Sum
12:30
January 28, 2019
Beauty Sleep
Apparently a good night sleep is very important.  I used to think saying you need "beauty sleep" was dramatic.  Not anymore... sign me up. 
05:26
January 27, 2019
The Rubik's Cube Process (I think)
I think this is how I have to solve the Rubik's cube. Going to block off a day to do it in ideally the near future. Will keep everyone updated! 
05:52
January 26, 2019
Sweaty Dad Hats
This episode is about the sweaty dad hat as a genre, but the role of main character is given to my once navy blue (now more of an industrial gray) Padre hat. 
05:41
January 24, 2019
ESPN+ Free Trial
Thought I'd give this ESPN+ a go. Was super into my setup when watching UFC Fight Night 143, decided to flow my feelings into the mic.  UFC Commentator Jon Anik said something so great I had to put it in my notebook.
04:17
January 23, 2019
Toothpicks
It's remarkable how such a tiny piece of wood in my mouth can make me feel so confident. 
05:15
January 22, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #33
0:00 Intro 0:19 Keto update 4:14 Scones
14:04
January 21, 2019
Gotta Work on My Car
We know that I know nothing about cars, which is why I need clarity.  What does it mean to "work on a car".   Can cleaning a car be working on a car?  That seems so fake.  I want to be able to take a wrench, look at an engine and know what to do. 
07:27
January 19, 2019
Been Writing in Cursive Lately
In 3rd grade I had buck-teeth and learned cursive. 
05:04
January 18, 2019
Ranch Sunflower Seeds
I remember slinging ranch sunflower seeds to my teammates at baseball practice.  Such good memories. Bought a pack the other day... things were different. 
08:47
January 17, 2019
Half an Adidas Track Suit
I bought the top half of an Adidas track suit.  I didn't know that was allowed....? I thought the bottom half and top half were package deals? 
06:32
January 16, 2019
The Jiffy Lube Upsell
You went to a Jiffy Lube to get an oil change, but left with a wicked elevator pitch saying that your car is on it's way out. Here is how you defend against the upsell (from the perspective of someone who knows nothing about cars).
05:15
January 15, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #32
0:00 - Intro 1:06 - Keto update 7:42 - Eggs 17:57 - Bacon and condoms  Enjoy! 
27:05
January 14, 2019
Trophies
Let me take you back to the first recreational soccer trophy that you ever "won" . I'll tell you this, the NFL needs new inspiration in terms of trophy design.  I think the Lombardi trophy is absolutely pathetic.  It's a sorry excuse for an epic league - don't get me started about the Larry O'Brien trophy, as it just copies the Lombardi trophy.
11:14
January 13, 2019
Fanny Packs
Fanny Packs no longer only dance around the waist of middle-aged triathletes, but now along the torsos of hypebeasts. 
05:49
January 12, 2019
Cruises
Everything that you can do on land, but in the middle of the ocean.  Best hash browns that I've ever had were actually on a cruise.  It was nuts, they were the size of chicken nuggets, little cumin on top, some Heinz ketchup and call it a day. 
08:50
January 11, 2019
The Greatest Thing Southwest Airlines Has Ever Done
One word: kiosk. 
06:07
January 10, 2019
The Man on the Seated Stationary Bike
I saw this man at the gym.  This is what I think his life is like. 
02:43
January 8, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #31
Everyone, I'm thinking about going on the Keto diet. Mainly to say "I'm entering Ketosis" and "I'm in Ketosis".  I delve deeper into this only to then transition to Western movies.  I hope y'all enjoy, happy Monday! 
16:23
January 7, 2019
Bleep Off
I think bleeping out cuss words actually hits with more malice than cuss words that aren't beeped out. 
05:20
January 6, 2019
Reference Dates
2019 is the first year, where 2010 doesn't feel like it was 2 years ago. 
06:05
January 5, 2019
Dodgeballs
The cop out game of PE.  For anyone under 30: we got off lucky not having to use classic, rubber dodgeballs.
06:07
January 4, 2019
Goodie Bags
When and why did they get discontinued from parties? 
06:45
January 3, 2019
Joining the Gym for the New Year
I believe there is a stereotype with people who join the gym on January 1st of the New Year - which is exactly why I joined the gym on December 27th. 
04:57
January 2, 2019
Monday Morning Commute #30
This is the last episode of the Here's My Thing podcast for 2018. For this Monday Morning Commute we talk about the expectations set for New Year's Eve Celebrations and this new chair I bought. Happy New Year, enjoy! 
13:55
December 31, 2018
Bowl Games
There's too many. 
06:57
December 30, 2018
Going Viral on Twitter
There is a formula and it seems so simple, but at the same time so, so hard.  I know it's gotta be remarkably relatable, and I know it can be in the form of a meme about air-pods, or a stick figure doing "the whip", but going viral on Twitter is ever-so elusive. 
06:04
December 29, 2018
Cologne Commercials
I was watching a lot of the USA channel when I was back home over the holidays.  I couldn't help notice a large amount of cologne commercials being aired, and I'm not sure why. However, I can 100% tell you that cologne commercials are some of the weirdest bits of advertising out there. 
08:25
December 28, 2018
Calorie Counts on Menus
I personally don't support the idea that menus display calories. Not sure why it's a thing really? And I don't think restaurants did this to themselves, but for some reason they have to do it. Did someone get sued? What am I missing? 
05:29
December 23, 2018
Love, But Actually
A Rom-Com so brilliant that, for 2-hours, I forgot Liam Neeson was a part of the "Taken" series.
03:59
December 21, 2018
Unoriginal Team Names
Not sure if this is known, but if you are a soccer team in North America, you don't have to name your pro soccer team after your city then follow it with "United" or "FC". On top of this, if you are in charge of choosing the name for your sporting franchise, there is no word bank of predatory animals that you have to choose from. Dance outside of the box, please.
08:32
December 20, 2018
The DMV and College Textbook Returns
The DMV is terrible. Absolutely terrible. With that being said, I had a weirdly positive experience my last trip. Overall it reminding me of the time sensitivity in returning textbooks in college. Enjoy!
12:21
December 19, 2018
Letters Should Be Handwritten Only
One of the last things that I want to see on the island in my kitchen when I get home is a letter from AAA or Chase. If we are doing letters, let's limit them to: handwritten thank you, gratitude, and love letters. AAA and Chase if you want to get ahold of me, well I think you have my phone number? You for sure have my email. Honestly just FaceTime me.
06:32
December 18, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #29
The topic for this Monday Morning Commute is the classic real Christmas tree vs fake Christmas tree debate - and debate is a poor way to put it because it isn't much of a contest. The real tree is better, but at the same time, the fake tree beats the real tree to some spots. Let's talk about it.
21:53
December 17, 2018
Hot Chocolate
I'm just not a hot chocolate guy. I get warm (more of an uncomfortable warm, kind of like you have a cold and are warming up indoors bundled up to the neck, not as much a warm laundry warm), rosy cheeks and nauseous - does that sound good to anyone?
08:26
December 15, 2018
Christmas Shopping
I don't get the bad rap on Christmas shopping, or shopping in general really. I'm not talking about online shopping by the way. I'm talking about physical putting yourself in a store to buy someone you care about some random good.
07:39
December 14, 2018
Matt Brown
I am not confrontational at all. I thoroughly enjoy it when 2 completely different people, with different viewpoints, get along. The other day I was listening to the Joe Rogan Experience and a man named Matt Brown was on. I knew who Matt Brown was, and to be honest, when I think of someone who does meditation, the last person I think of is Matt Brown, but my gosh Matt Brown surprised me. I supposed I like it that opposites attract.
06:04
December 13, 2018
Pickled
There is no need to be scared of pickled vegetables. It's basically solid kombucha.
06:57
December 12, 2018
Veteran Moves
Veteran Moves in sports are nothing more than elite levels of situational and self-awareness. And I absolutely love it.
04:36
December 11, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #28
Finally found my new dentist. I always thought that dental facilities were supposed to be in generic, commercial real estate buildings in the suburbs - never thought I'd see a dental office in a downtown setting. I'm glad I did, as this office provided me with more than just a tremendous cleaning, but an epic view of Portland. It was odd, I felt that I was in a luxury movie theatre, but at the same time, I was having people take photos of my teeth.
14:01
December 10, 2018
Brussel Sprouts
The modern-day ugly duckling. I appreciate the glow up.
05:52
December 9, 2018
Prepackaged Sandwiches Rant
I'd take a prepackaged hard boiled egg from 7/11 over a prepackaged sandwich from basically anywhere.
06:05
December 8, 2018
A Phenomenon
I think I experienced a phenomenon the other day. Not sure, but I almost added someone I didn't really know on Facebook then I realized it's not 2009.
05:00
December 7, 2018
Santa Side Hustle
Forget taking down trees and hanging up lights. I am astonished by the lack of Santa-For-Hire Instagram pages out there. I'd like to think that if you are good at what you do, no reason you aren't bringing home $500 a weekend in December being Mr. Claus. Maybe I'm overestimating - the point being, no reason to hang lights from a sketchy ladder when you can post up in a comfy chair and take photos.
06:36
December 6, 2018
Keeping Up With The Peanuts
The peanut has little to no talent, but it is the most popular nut in the world.
09:46
December 5, 2018
Eyebrow Issues
90% of my eyebrows are in line, normal sideways growth directed towards the temple. However, 10% of my eyebrows for some reason feel the need to grow towards my forehead and I have literally no idea why. Not sure exactly where I went wrong. I'm not here to cry over spilled milk, but if someone knows how to tame my brows please let me know.
05:43
December 4, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #27
The original idea behind the Monday Morning Commute was to record longer episodes to keep people company during their commutes on Monday mornings. I feel that more often than not when you're in your car on Monday morning you're probably going to work or something like it. Come to think of it I don't think any of the 26 MMC episodes had anything to do with work-related stuff. So, for the 27th installment, I discuss networking and my recent experience at a work-related event. After that I quickly touch on free-stuff. Let's have a great day. Enjoy!
15:07
December 3, 2018
Altoids
The originally celebrated, curiously strong mints, Altoids.
07:22
December 2, 2018
Chivalry
Is Chivalry dead? Depeneds what definiton we are going off.
07:10
December 1, 2018
I Don't Have a Bed Frame
I don't have a bed frame, and people seem to think that's very odd. There have been a lot of eyebrows being raised, and I'm not sure exactly why. If it's because I'm compromising my health, by all means, please step forward. Aside from that... not sure what's up?
06:04
November 29, 2018
My Charcoal Face Mask Experience
An experience beyond that of the application of the mask.
12:40
November 28, 2018
Legalize Slurping
There was someone, somewhere, at some time that decided that slurping was rude. Your only passes? The first few sips of coffee, tea, and soup. This makes no sense to me - slurping is simply efficient, and to be frank, complementary to the chef.
06:04
November 27, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #26
Who inflates their prices the most? 1) Sporting arenas 2) Airports 3) Movie theaters
20:40
November 26, 2018
eBay and Peyton Manning
I bought a Peyton Manning jersey the other day. A Reebok sponsored blue Peyton Manning #18 Colts jersey. I'm elated. Been thinking about making this purchase for a long time now. The market? eBay.
08:54
November 25, 2018
Black Friday
The hottest deals, but at what cost? Is there a better way to do it?
07:48
November 23, 2018
Thanksgiving Lessons from Creed 2
I couldn't help but draw parallels between Thanksgiving dinner and Creed 2.
05:06
November 22, 2018
Questioning Reality
Bought a Greek Philly Cheesesteak the other day - basically a Philly Cheesesteak with feta on top. As I was paying I noticed some baklava in an elevated pie case by the register. This opened up a few questions for me.
05:59
November 21, 2018
Raisins
Raisins are in a bad spot. That's all I'm going to say.
06:09
November 20, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #25
A Thanksgiving special. Consumption strategies at the dinner table and turkey isn't that good.
21:26
November 19, 2018
TV Trays
Once an innovative breakthrough, now an item with value that has depreciated faster than a Rolls Royce.
07:59
November 18, 2018
Fanta
Everyone, episode 200! Thank you all for rocking with me!! For this episode, I talk about the Fanta that I had at the airport. I couldn't help but connect my orange beverage to lean - I break that down a bit.
09:55
November 17, 2018
Lessons and Metaphors
The keyboard clicks loudly, but the pen not so much.
03:41
November 16, 2018
Cocktail Parties
Cocktail parties: high level networking with dire economic and political consequences.
05:52
November 15, 2018
A Christmas Music Episode
I say "A Christmas Music Episode" because there will probably be more. I just wanted to address when it is appropriate to start listening to Xmas music and that Xmas music is unbelievably average, but pushes the perfect emotional button.
07:04
November 14, 2018
Need For Alarm Clocks
I woke up the other day and immediately hopped on Instagram for 1 hour. It's totally legal, but I don't think that's okay. The iPhone is great, but once I silence the alarm I've got the world of app enjoyment at my fingertips, sometimes that's tough to turn down at 8:00 AM.
06:29
November 13, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #24
I figured once I transitioned to college, that was the worst shape I was going to be in ever. All the beer and junk food, I mean it just makes sense that cardio would go downhill from there. What I didn't know was that it would just get worse after college. From this, I break down the effects of having a lot of fried chicken before a soccer game (I got nauseous). I also break down the game of pool, the dynamics, the etiquette, but most importantly, pool table felt. For me, pool table felt might be the sexiest material out there. I'd like a jacket made out of it. Happy Monday, enjoy!
21:47
November 12, 2018
Mechanical Bulls For Kids
I was buying deodorant the other day and when I walked out of the store, I saw something odd out of the corner of my eye. To my surprise, it was one of those late 90s early 2000s vibrating cars that kids would ride. I hadn't seen one of those in ages. Is it like the fairly odd parents where they disappear when you hit a certain age? Why are they not as common anymore? What am I missing?
06:12
November 11, 2018
Shin Guards
The shin guard dynamic changes over the course of each player's career. It starts attached to ankle guards, but much like a rocket into space, certain components break off until you're ultimately left with a small piece of equipment. I'm going shin guard shopping for the first time in a long time and can't help but breakdown this topic.
08:22
November 10, 2018
Toiletry Bags
Apparently when you sign a contract to play professional sports, within the lines of that contract, there is always a sentence that says you get hte toiletry bag of your choice.
05:41
November 9, 2018
Broken iPhone (story)
Youth, infatuation, destruction, despair, coincidental, Smirnoff, the state fair and an iPhone
13:12
November 8, 2018
There's Still Candy Left
Self-discipline being tested a lot right now. To be honest, I am not passing with flying colors - I am caving, emphatically. But can you blame me though?
04:49
November 7, 2018
The Grilled Cheese
I had undoubtedly the best-grilled cheese of my life the other day - that's not saying much, I don't have grilled cheeses that often. With that being said, while I was eating it I had a realization, a revelation if you will.
09:43
November 6, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #23
I got a buzz cut for the first time in 7-years and I take a moment to address the "hot guy voice" also known as morning voice or the getting-over-a-cold voice. Enjoy!
19:26
November 5, 2018
Fake Tattoos
I blasted myself with fake tattoos and they came back to bite me in a very cringe way.
08:19
November 4, 2018
The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
The pursuit of perfection? I am not sure if it is that as much as it is literally timeless authenticity. The brilliance? Well, it's in the simplicity.
06:18
November 3, 2018
They're Always Listening
I was talking with a colleague about these shoes he was wearing. Not once didn't I search them on the internet, but I was talking about them with another human being and I ended up getting an FB ad about these very shoes. It would be all too easy to break my computer and phone only to go rogue, but I see an opportunity here. By opportunity I mean digital age arbitrage.
06:38
November 1, 2018
LinkedIn Statuses
I was on LinkedIn the other day. Read a few good articles. Congratulated some people. And then I noticed something. All LinkedIn statuses are in the same format... Not sure why this is. What am I missing? #productivity.
07:06
October 31, 2018
Clout
Clout is when you can get me to buy something I don't want.
06:24
October 30, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #22
I'm just going to say it: all red wine tastes the same. The main difference is some are more confrontational with the taste buds than others. Also, sponges are disgusting. I love the idea of them, however, I just can't help but believe that they are a hotel for bacteria. Every time I'm around a sponge that is over a day old my allergies act up, regardless of whether or not I'm taking my Zyrtec. Enjoy!
18:10
October 29, 2018
Coffee Table Books
The subtle brilliance that comes from putting 5 books on a piece of wood is incredible. Look, if you're not occupying that space, what are you doing? That's precious real estate.
06:01
October 28, 2018
Are All Catholic High Schools Good at Sports?
But actually though... why is this a thing?
04:02
October 24, 2018
The Malice At The Palace
After watching the heated exchanged between the Lakers and Rockets, I couldn't help but draw a connection to the infamous "Malice At The Palace." *I was off in terms of what I thought they got fined then and what JR Smith is potentially going to get fined now*
09:29
October 23, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #21
For the 21st installment of THE Monday Morning Commute, I express my thoughts about allergies, then set the stage for bowling shoes which ultimately finds it's way into velcro. Let's have a tremendous day everyone. Enjoy!
14:23
October 22, 2018
Lyft Etiquette
Hopped in a Lyft at 4:30 AM to go to the airport last week. The mood was there, my luggage fit in the trunk (the car was a Yaris so that was a win), the driver was kind. However, she played a stand-up comedy routine at 4:30 in the morning - the volume was way up. It threw off an otherwise beautiful moment and from there I wasn't sure if this was appropriate or if I should've taken action.
05:52
October 21, 2018
Refrigerators That Dispense Ice
The optimal amount of luxury.
04:40
October 20, 2018
Vegan Ginger Cookie
I firmly believe that vegan desserts shouldn't be a thing, however, I caved against that belief the other day. Not to exaggerate or blow things out of proportion, but I very well may have had a cookie that has now graced my top 10 list.
05:01
October 19, 2018
Essential Oils
How essential are essential oils? In all honesty, I don't fully know what an essential oil is or what it does. I think it's an oil that's essential...? Apparently, olive oil isn't an essential oil, which makes no sense to me at all. The only "essential oils" that I know of are lavender and tea tree - both a little overrate in my opinion. There has to be more, ya? Enjoy!
05:16
October 17, 2018
Fruit Snacks (Economics)
Econ 101, class is in session. Are fruit snacks actually good, or are they good because we have them in such small quantities? What about caviar? You're telling me people actually like caviar...? Let's make caviar $5 a tub and see if anyone actually buys it.
04:40
October 16, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #20
The original plan for this episode was to talk about sweatbands and playlists, but on my way to record this episode, I ripped my pants getting into my car. So the first half of this episode is pretty much raw emotion towards what happened. After that, I talk about how I can't make a good playlist at all. Never have been able to curate a list that flows properly... and I don't think I am being too hard on myself either. Have a great day. Enjoy!
14:17
October 15, 2018
Dippin' Dots
I don't think Dippin' Dots are good, I think they are fun. There is a difference. What happened to them? I think you can only get them at stadiums now... is that just me or does anyone else notice that?
03:51
October 12, 2018
U-turn Appreciation
There is a direct correlation between how many U-turns you make, and how happy you are with your car. U-turns provide G-Force, but controlled G-force at that. I think we associate U-turns with making a mistake because we usually make a U-turn after we missed a turn. Let's not compound that error and contaminate the punch that is the "Uey".
04:51
October 11, 2018
Broken Arms on Monkey Bars
50% of broken arms in 1st-4th grade came from playing on the monkey bars.
10:00
October 10, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #19
Got called "Honey" by a stranger and it felt good. The best part about it was that I don't think she was thinking about it when she said it. Like it was a part of her normal rotation of words and was one of the lucky ones that got to hear it. It's becoming more and more apparent that subtle compliments can be great joys in life. Also, let's just get it straight that tickling is terrible. It isn't fun. It doesn't feel good. It's uncomfortable and annoying. Hey, let's have a tremendous week. Enjoy!
14:30
October 8, 2018
Emotional Blurb About Dress Socks
Why are all dress socks mid-leg? Why don't we have ankle exposing dress socks? Because we might get blisters? Let's pad up the socks then. Why are dress socks always that thin, slick material? Am I inferior if I wear lower leg Nike Drift socks with my suit?
03:13
October 6, 2018
WWE Reflection
Attended my first ever WWE event on Tuesday. Placed my thoughts, feelings, and takeaways into a crockpot, set the heat to low, went out and about for the day, came home around 6:00, turned the crock pot off, opened the lid and this is what came out.
10:19
October 5, 2018
Cowboy Boots
I know that there is going to be a moment in my life, where I am going to need a pair of cowboy boots. It's a gut feeling really. I don't want to get to this moment, look into my closet, and see everything but a pair of cowboy boots - it's imperative that I take action. But how do I go about this? I think it starts with a trip to some sort of western boutique, and for authenticity purposes let's start it in Texas? I believe the saying goes: failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
03:39
October 4, 2018
How To Solve Problems
The answer is in any drama on CBS, ABC, TNT, TBS, and/or NBC.
04:42
October 3, 2018
Mason Jars
Apparently, the only way to drink anything nowadays is through a mason jar. How did this come to be? I am assuming a picture on Tumblr blew it up, but that may just be me.
03:16
October 2, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #18
For this episode of the Monday Morning Commute, I quickly discuss my Red Lobster experience only to transition to the most indulgent weekend of my life. We then dive into the meat of the podcast... Candy corn is terrible, but we need it. Happy Monday, enjoy!
13:46
October 1, 2018
Goodbyes On The Phone
Have goodbyes on the phone become awkward? Or scripted? or force? I think all of the above.
05:40
September 30, 2018
It's Called Advertising
Do you advertise on bus benches to actually help grow your business? Or do you advertise on bus benches, to say that you advertise on bus benches?
05:04
September 29, 2018
Red Lobster
I'm going to the Red Lobster for the first time in my life. Honestly, I genuinely don't really know what to expect. Very, very excited.
05:40
September 28, 2018
City Hall
Has anyone ever been inside city hall? I don't think I have ever seen the inside of city hall. Movies have taught me that city halls are big deals, but that hasn't been the case for me. It is such an intriguing topic. City Hall. It's got a great ring to it. City Hall. Say it real quick. Focus on the fluctuation of your voice as you deepen it at the word "Hall". Enjoy!
06:53
September 26, 2018
Tin Foil
The 8th Wonder of the World. Tin Foil plays by it's own set of rules.
06:07
September 25, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #17
I would like it if we could somehow make the summer-to-fall transition abrupt - go from 80 and sunny to 55 and nippy - instead of this gradual shift into place. Pumpkin spiced lattes (PSL) are overrated, pumpkin cookies are absolutely fantastic, pumpkins are amazing in their own right. Sorta in that order, actually. Enjoy!
15:37
September 24, 2018
3 People, 1 Sauna
I found myself alone in a sauna with a lawyer and someone covered head-to-toe in tattoos. If I didn't know any better, I was on set of a Wes Anderson film.
07:31
September 23, 2018
Energy and the Gas Station
The energy the other night wasn't too good. Laying in my room, I looked around. Pile of clothes begging to be folded, my bed very much uninviting - things were off. I threw in the headphones, queued up P-Lo, and made my way to the gas station. From there, 24 ounces of Modelo and Flamas chips all went on the card. After that, I watched a drama with my housemate and enjoyed the evening. Proper, energy was restored. Does this need to need to buy things to restore energy? No, of course not. Spontaneity, well that may help.
05:34
September 22, 2018
A Mellow Rant About Printers
A mellow (I'd like to think melodic) rant about printers. Don't know how much longer they will be around, but I appreciate them. There was a time where the amount of revenue your company brought in was directly related to the size of your printer. Think about that.
04:05
September 21, 2018
The Shower to Bed Transition
If you dont know, now you do.
05:17
September 20, 2018
The Vitamin Shoppe
I never knew that The Vitamin Shoppe existed. I always thought that it assumed retail space when renters were looking for actual tenants. Turns out it is actually real, as I found myself in one looking for some MCT Oil that I am going to use to make bulletproof coffee. It doesn't end here, because apparently "shoppe" is a fancier, more aristocratic version of "shop" and after sniffing around The Vitamin Shoppe, I am starting to question as to why they choose to use "shoppe" in their title.
06:14
September 19, 2018
Dead Roses
We have some roses at my house, I think 12 of them. They died a few days ago. The head, the bud of the rose, dipped downward, all of them in the same direction. It was cool! The color of the petals, well they had this rich, luscious, dark red, much a merlot in the middle, but the outside was still graced by the lighter, more lively red that they once were. I started smiling seeing these roses, literally, I was captivated by the beauty in them. I think dead roses might be more beautiful than alive roses... or at least, still beautiful so let's not throw them away as soon as they wilt. I feel like I'm neglecting some sort of literary device, but at the same time beauty peeks out in places we may overlook... which actually might be a literary device in it's own right... so... well here we are. Enjoy!
05:56
September 18, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #16
It had to be done. I went to the Big 4 of American fast food burger joints, tried each of their basic hamburgers, and then ranked them. Enjoy!
27:04
September 17, 2018
Umbrellas
There is a lack of appreciation for umbrellas. In PDX it seems that you are looked down on if you use an umbrella - I can't get behind that. Umbrellas keep me dry and prevent me from putting on a hood which usually messes up my hair. Let it be noted that I am currently looking for an umbrella with a brown handle and black top... willing to spend $30.
06:38
September 16, 2018
Articles on How to be Productive
Articles on how to be productive are all the same. It's the same steps just shuffled around. Yet, I love to read them. I don't really apply any of the principles, but I feel super good about myself after each read. It's a very interesting concept, especially when you consider that reading these articles isn't actually that productive at all. Ya?
06:20
September 15, 2018
Fireplaces and Macbook Pros
There are 3 types of fireplaces. The ones that burn wood, the ones with fake wood and MacBook pros that show youtube videos of fireplaces. They are all different, but they all share a common trait: each fireplace provides a platform (the only platform) to use the word cackle.
06:29
September 14, 2018
Hands of Character
I want to have callused hands without having to do manuel labor. Is there a cream for that?
06:01
September 13, 2018
Loveseats
Not a chair, not a sofa, but something in between... a loveseat. Spacious for one and it promotes cuddling. Questionably always worked in, but undeniably comfortable. Loveseats are fantastic.
05:46
September 12, 2018
Genius Lyrics
I love Genius. They bridge the gap between lyrical confusion and lyrical clarity. To put it bluntly, I very much appreciate that. The question now is, how do I get them to interpret my podcast?
06:15
September 11, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #15
Wifi went out this weekend, went back to the same coffee shop 3 times before 12:00 PM, I give my take on why the BLT is very average, and I question whether or not a protein shake is a protein shake if the metal ball/whisk isn't in your bottle. Enjoy!
13:53
September 10, 2018
Everyone Needs a Finsta
Fake Instagram accounts. Do you have one? I feel that the ability to upload a random video of you acting out a scene from a show on the Lifetime channel and only allowing a few people to view it whenever they want is a power that not many utilize. Unregulated, pulpy content, that needs to be looked at... by a select few.
05:35
September 9, 2018
The NFL is Remarkably Uncompelling
This NFL season is remarkably uncompelling. Post as many videos of LBJ dancing or photos of Aaron Rodgers in a Canadian Tuxedo, I don't care, it's not going to make me buy into it anymore. I can't believe I'm saying this. Please prove me wrong.
07:49
September 8, 2018
Corduroy
I've neglected corduroy for a majority of my life... not sure why. I think corduroy is the elite fabric of fall, the dominant one in winter, and then it gets a little old in the spring. In this episode, I talk about a certain photoshoot at Walmart, better yet the outfit I wore. Happy Friday!
06:14
September 7, 2018
Get This Man a Briefcase
I think I'm going to invest in a briefcase. I gave away my tote bag and am having issues with my Columbia backpack and my need of somesort of bag is becoming apparent. Walking down the streets of Portland, OR with a leather briefcase - you know the clamps are metal - is something that seems necessary at this stage in my life. Enjoy!
05:28
September 6, 2018
You've Got Food in Your Teeth
Is there a correct way to tell someone that they have food in between their teeth? Better yet, how do you do it? I break this down to the best of my abilities along with the variables that come with it.
08:04
September 5, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #14
Everyone, in this episode I take a quick tangent and guess how many total pounds of sweat I lost over the summer, reflect on my tolerance break from coffee, then I explain my stance on why the diagonal cut sandwich is superior to the horizontal. Also is the BLT actually good? I'll tackle this topic later this week. Enjoy!
13:47
September 4, 2018
Accidentally got a Macklemore haircut
Bit of a mishap at the barbershop yesterday. Was going for a 1940s haircut style, but got more of a Macklemore haircut. I know what you're thinking, aren't they the same thing? Not really, I've already had my Macklemore haircut phase, and I'm now in my 1940s haircut phase - they are different. There are some people who can rock any hairstyle that sits on their head with the utmost steez and confidence. Quite frankly I respect that. I'm just no one of those people. I want to emphasize that it wasn't the barber's fault, but it was mine for not clarifying what look I was going for. I'll probably run the haircut session back in 3-weeks.
06:57
September 3, 2018
How to be a Kicker in the NFL
There has never been a more clear-cut path to employment than becoming an NFL Kicker. The job itself is very, very challenging, but in terms of knowing what you have to do to get there it is pretty obvious. I break down the simple step-by-step process to becoming one of the 32 Kickers in the NFL
04:24
September 2, 2018
Brownie Batter
Brownie Batter is fantastic. It is caviar but at the same time is a cheap dessert. Brownie Batter plays the game very well. Plays hard to get to such an elite level, that it could get away with sending a lowercase "k" and I wouldn't be mad. It hits me with scarce amounts each time I have some, but I'm never underwhelmed and I always want more. Brownie Batter is elite beyond words.
03:56
September 1, 2018
Island of Choice
Would you rather own a granite-top island in your kitchen, or your own actual island in the middle of the ocean? Seems pretty simple to me.
09:24
August 31, 2018
Gnocchi Talk
Chewy yet fluffy. Decadent and Lavish. Gnocchi. I think I just had Gnocchi for the first time. Why aren't we pushing Gnocchi more? It's fantastic. Is because it's not healthy? Is that the reason we don't promote Gnocchi? I hope not - it's called indulgence.
04:39
August 30, 2018
Who Rings Doorbells?
Can't remember the last time I rang a doorbell. I forgot to take out my neighbor's trash while they were gone and got an aggressive knocking on my door when they got back from Spain. It really threw me off guard. If you're the door just text me.
04:40
August 29, 2018
Social Media Trust Funds
If you are a parent with a smartphone and have a child under 5 years old. I'm pretty sure somewhere in the fine print of your cellphone contract reads, "you are responsible for 14% of your child's social media content when they are of age." I don't know one parent who doesn't have 1000+ photos of their kid on their phone - AND THAT'S NOT A BAD THING. I just hope that the kids have access to these photos when they hop on the Gram, allowing for seamless posting of #TBT Pics.
04:12
August 28, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #13
The room is complete! I got the command strips and succulent. I witnessed the beginning of a war last Thursday... a burger war that is. A popping new burger joint opened up across from a Burger King - it set the stage for Good Burger 2.0. Also, when does small talk become normal talk, and when does normal talk become deep talk? I think I have the answer. Enjoy the episode, happy Monday!
15:15
August 27, 2018
Hampers, am I right?
Do you transport laundry fresh out the dryer in the same hamper that brought dirty clothes to the laundry room 2 hours prior? Why isn't this address more often?
06:44
August 26, 2018
Let it Percolate
The word "percolate" isn't used as much as it should be. It's a great word in my opinon. It's the modern day, "Chew it over with Twix," but with less caloires.
05:06
August 25, 2018
Is it Microwave-Safe?
Is everything microwave-safe now? If not, when will everything be? I feel like the question "is it microwave-safe" is the 2005 version of "is it vegan". I still think this question deserves a little more attention than it gets, but I'm also the guy who openly admits he doesn't like IPAs.
05:01
August 24, 2018
I Found The One
I found the one. I found the hair product that I very well may spend the rest of my life with. I break down my entire hair product relationship history over the last 3-minutes of the episode. Enjoy!
06:24
August 22, 2018
Is Jamba Juice still a thing?
I was on my flight home the other day and the women next to me pulled out a Jamba Juice smoothie from her tote bag. Not sure how she kept it in her tote bag without spilling, but why she was ripping a Jamba Juice smoothie at 8:45 PM I don't know. Wait... is Jamba Juice still a thing?
05:17
August 21, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #12
Trader Joe's is amazing. Cheap, good vibes, for some reason always a little colder than most grocery stores (I'm not complaining) - I'm about it. I now live somewhat close to one and plan to transfer all of my grocery shopping lists over to them very soon. I can thoroughly enjoy Trader Joe's all I want, but I had folding laundry - currently looking for ways out of doing it. Happy Monday!
15:51
August 20, 2018
Conveyor Belt Sushi
Popped into a conveyor belt sushi place and had a great casual conversation with an elderly woman and her daughter. I think it's safe to say when it comes down to average sushi, in my book, conveyor belt style is the way to go - and if you include great convo with strangers, there is no doubt it is THE way to go.
07:36
August 19, 2018
Fantasy Football Scoring is Flawed
Fantasy Football scoring doesn't account for a very key aspect in the game. Let me expose one of America's past times really quick.
05:03
August 18, 2018
Electric Scooters
Electric scooters have seemed to assumed the main transporting duties in Portland and I'm all about it - they are unbelievably fun. I was thinking about possibly getting into biking to work to help shed some lbs, but with these new scooters, I struggle to see that happening. Maybe I can trick my body into thinking I'm biking?
05:53
August 17, 2018
Very Expensive Photoshoot
I got caught rolling through a red light a few weeks back. My ticket? $270. I always assumed that tickets went back to rebuilding or building up infastructure or something like that, but after this red light citatation it's blaintantly obvious that a portion of each ticket is actually a fee for the photogrpaher perched up on street lights taking photos of traffic law violators.
04:15
August 15, 2018
Chic, Sleek, Sexy.
This is what goes through my head when I think about designing my new room. I've been aiming to make my room as chic as possible for the last two years and haven't quite hit the mark by any stretch of the term. The thing is, I love the thought of designing my room - like I assume I have interior design skills when in all honesty, I don't know what interior design really is . I feel confident with my current blueprints, but with that being said, can I bring these blueprints to real life? We will see.
05:46
August 14, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #11
This week’s Monday Morning Commute podcast: - Should I join a gym? - When is it the right time to tell your kid Santa isn’t real? Touchy subjects, I know... enjoy!
12:23
August 13, 2018
Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey
One of the most consistent items in today's world. Unquestionably flavorful, questionably structured. Let's not bash on the producer for the poor construction of this bar, but instead, take the blame as the users for choosing to eat these crumb-prone bars on the couch.
04:48
August 11, 2018
The Best (Economy) Seat on the Airplane
I find it mind boggling that people who fly on commercial aircrafts and sit in economy, feel the need to sit at the front of the economy section. Why? That makes no sense. During this podcast, I explain why the back of the plane is absolutely fantastic. It will change the way you look at seating on planes.
06:14
August 10, 2018
Venmo Rant
This is a "prant" (a pleased rant) about Venmo. Special shout out to Elliot, Jake, Nori, and Scott for their thoughtful Venmos earlier this month. Everyone, I used to only think that Venmo was a one-trick pony. I used to think that it was just was just a fantastic way to pay someone back - which it is - but oh my is it much, much more.
03:59
August 9, 2018
Pancakes vs Waffles
The "pancakes vs waffles" debate is one that doesn't garner that much attention for some reason. I am not sure why, as it truly brings a fantastic platform to engage in verbal warfare over a load of calories. I give my take. Here's a hint and ultimately my thing: Pancakes > Waffles.
07:15
August 8, 2018
Thoughts on Penmanship
I used to think that if you had bad penmanship you weren't smart. That all changed in 5th grade when I was graced by the presence of a kid who held a pen like he held a football, but slayed every single test. As long as it's legible, we are good.
07:51
August 7, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #10
Boom double digits for the Monday Morning Commute! This week I talk about: 1) Poor vegetable management on my end 2) Frozen pizza 3) 30 lbs weight gain 4) Questionable first impression with my new doctor 5) When does summer end?
18:01
August 6, 2018
Fundraisers... FUNdraisers
Fundraisers are fantastic. In my head when I hear fundraiser I actually hear "fun-da-raiser" - which is pretty fun in its own right. Nonetheless, there seems to be this weird rule where most fundraisers have to be down by way of car wash...? I don't know why this is a thing, not sure where this rule came from, but why don't we mix things up? How about instead of car washes, we do back rubs? Who is gonna say no to raising funds when they are getting backrubs?
07:09
August 5, 2018
Microsoft Applications Rant
Tried to enter Google Chrome to search up something random, but I accidentally clicked Microsoft Excel. I then waited for Excel to load (a long time), only to close it and then enter Google Chrome. It through off my whole process - I think I forgot the random thing I was going to search. It urked me so much I started this episode right after the incident.
02:44
August 3, 2018
My Jean Jacket
I used to think that denim was only meant to be worn from the waist down, but then I moved to Portland, OR. I now own 1 jean jacket with 3 patches on it and I couldn't be happier with it. This is a huge step for me.
06:23
August 2, 2018
Straws into Exile
I think it's great that we are reducing straw usage, but let's not forget that they were a revolutionary invention. With that, let's give true credit to the man who made it happen.
05:43
August 1, 2018
Grill Master
I always thought that the skills behind a Weber BBQ came once you had a couple of kids or put a down payment on a house. I can confidently say that's not the case. It takes legitimate practice and a dedication to the craft to be nice behind those coarse grill grates. I'm going to strive to be considered a legitimate candidate for the person who is responsible for the ribs at neighborhood potlucks, but when it all comes down to it, as long as I am getting somewhat consistent reps on my own Weber, that's fine with me.
04:31
July 31, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #9
I break down the real hero of the Incredibles and then I jump into a pizza/cheese wormhole, ultimately coming back with some pro tips and revelations. Happy Monday!
13:20
July 30, 2018
Survivor: Instagram Influencer Edition
I love the show Survivor, but it needs some updating. What if instead of average people being on it, we had Instagram Influencers on...? Boom- every 11-year-old who follows Jake and Logan Paul would be tuning in. Here's the catch: when you get voted off, you don't have to leave, you get your social media accounts deleted instead. Such drama!
08:02
July 29, 2018
Different Times, Different Dangers
Big dangers in today's world are cybersecurity and having to guard an elite ball handler in isolation with someone filming. Back in the 20s-30s, all we had to worry about was pianos and anvils falling on our heads. Not to mention the occasional stick of dynamite. I wish I had those issues. The good ole days.
05:07
July 28, 2018
Is this Recyclable?
Recycling has gotten too complicated for me recently. The other day I went to dispose of some stuff, but it took me 15-minutes to do so because there are so many different bins to put each item in. What's worse is that I feel like I'm committing a real crime when I don't recycle because people will go out of their way to let me know what I did was wrong.
05:04
July 27, 2018
A Dozen Bagels
There are people who get up early and get a dozen bagels for their loved ones before their loved ones wake up. There are also people who get up and get plain bagels and plain cream cheese for their loved ones before they wake up. Chop it up how you want it, but there is a very fine line between good and bad with this scenario.
06:01
July 26, 2018
What is a Butterfinger?
Why don't we ask this question more often? Millions of children across the US eat these in bulk every October 31st yet if this question pops up in Jeopardy, no one would have any clue as to what a Butterfinger really is. Butterfingers aren't good.
04:39
July 25, 2018
San Pellegrino
Can't wait for my son to hydrate with San Pellegrino at his soccer games.
05:07
July 24, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #8
For this episode of the Monday Morning Commute, I break down a recent jazz festival and how La La Land romanticized that world for me. I then discuss why there is no reason to print jokes on popsicle sticks anymore. #HeresMyThing
13:38
July 23, 2018
Travis Scott is Good Looking
Here's my thing: it is so funny how polarizing of a debate this is... but the way I see it, Travis Scott is undeniably gorgeous. Just watch his interview with Nardwuar, you'll know what I mean. I think the people who don't think he is good looking are the same ones who agree that Blake Shelton was actually the sexiest man alive in 2017. Come on.
05:25
July 21, 2018
Big Mac: More Than Just a Burger
Here's my thing: At first I didn't know why the Big Mac meal danced over $7. But then I realized it offers much more than a meal.
06:05
July 20, 2018
More Rooftop Decks, Please.
Here's my thing: there are a lot of roofs in Portland, yet only 6 rooftop decks. How does this ratio make sense? It's appauling to me that this isn't addressed more often.
05:38
July 19, 2018
True Crime: Facebook Memories
Here's my thing: the Facebook data scandal was huge, but I think it was just a smoke bomb for the real crime... Facebook Memories. I don't like facebook memories in the slightest. They provide me with the most cringe-worthy statuses and photos. I couldn't have been that grammatically incorrect... could I?
05:37
July 18, 2018
Times Have Changed
Here's my thing: getting up at 6 used to be a piece of cake. Saturday morning cartoons were without question in the routine. This is a short rant and reflection.
05:06
July 17, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #7
Here's My Thing: - Who was that biker? - When you get Chinese food takeout after work, you become an adult - Product placement
14:14
July 16, 2018
Beat The Heat
Here's my thing: there is a subtle beauty to lying in your bed sweaty and "miserable" on most summer nights. The only thing keeping you company is the purrr of your fan and The Weeknd's "What You Need". This combo is META when beating the heat at night. We don't need to be scared of the high temperatures when trying to sleep anymore. Let's enjoy this spiritual journey that the heat takes us through.
06:53
July 15, 2018
Crop Tops
Here's my thing: for the past few years I've been subconsciously debating whether or not I should rock a crop top - better yet, whether or not I should add one to my wardrobe. Prior to 5 years ago, I felt that people who wore crop tops were exceptionally powerful human beings. Nowadays everyone seems to wear them and I honestly back this movement. This episode of Here's My Thing marks the crop top deployment in my wardrode.
06:09
July 14, 2018
Everyone Remembers Their First Time
Here's my thing; the first time is special. Magical? Depends. Regardless, it is safe to say that everyone remembers their first time.
07:37
July 13, 2018
Damian Lillard's Guest List
Here's my thing: look it's simple. Dame is having a birthday party and I want to be there. I feel confident saying that this podcast legitimizes myself as a candidate to get on the guest list.
06:39
July 12, 2018
Usual
Here's my thing: I can already tell you how I am going to spend my Sunday mornings as a retiree. I'm going to be a usual at a diner. Usuals are elite members of society - that's a fact.
05:44
July 11, 2018
I Get The Bag
Here's my thing: I love the terms, "secure the bag" or, "check a bag" or, "getting the bag". I think I can finally say I've done that.
05:26
July 10, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #6
Here's my thing: my weekend was full of entertainment. Saturday night found me alone at Buffalo Wild Wings. Half a pint of Coors Light to my right and the remnants of 15 wings to my left. Sunday, I saw a Marvel movie that was funnier than normal, but can someone explain to me where the villain got her British accent?
16:23
July 9, 2018
Malls
Here's my thing: malls are going extinct whether we like it or not. Have one more Wetzel's for old times sake.
05:07
July 8, 2018
Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew
Here's my thing: I'll throw a compliment Starbucks' way once in a blue moon. That blue moon is here... WELL DONE Starbucks. This new cold foam cascara cold brew is absolutely fantastic. And it's only like 85 calories?? I'm in. I back this. Still won't have a pumpkin spiced latte, but hey I'm down with this new menu item.
06:24
July 7, 2018
Lady and The Tramp Exposed
Here's my thing: how... how did we not see this before?
04:48
July 6, 2018
My First Massage
Here's my thing: the caption says it all.
05:04
July 5, 2018
July 4th
Here's my thing: the 4th of July is a great day. Its consistency is unparalleled. It follows the classic storyline premise. The excitement builds up all day and then boom, fireworks! Can we ask for anything else? With that being said, everyone has a different "succesful" fourth of July. What are you doing for the 4th?
09:55
July 4, 2018
Craft Beer Pressure
Here's my thing: there is a social pressure to like and drink craft beer. I'm sorry I don't like IPAs
05:38
July 3, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #5
Here's my thing: Everyone it is Monday and I know that word might scare some people, but you know what... it's going to be a great day, a great week, a great month, a great year and so on and so forth. 1)Routine 2)Street Fair
18:13
July 2, 2018
LeBron James to Portland
Here's my thing: I am so excited to see LeBron play for the Trailblazers. I think His family and him will thoroughly enjoy living in Portland.
06:32
July 1, 2018
Quinoa Isn't Good
Here's my thing: the only cool thing about Quinoa is it's name
06:23
June 30, 2018
Pillow Talk
Here's my thing: I think it's time for pillow talk. Don't you?
05:12
June 29, 2018
World Cup of Hair
Here's my thing: we are missing the main point of the world cup. The MO isn't to win it all. The MO is to play as many games as possible to maximize air time so you can show off your awesome hair.
04:34
June 28, 2018
French Fantasy
Here's my thing: fair warning, I do a terrible French accent towards the end. Rataouille is one of the greatest movies of all time.
07:04
June 27, 2018
Celery Isn't a Vegetable
Here's my thing: Celery isn't a vegetable, it's a vehicle.
04:52
June 26, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #4
Here's my thing: 1) Delivery Pizza 2) Me Day
19:32
June 25, 2018
Hoarding Coffee Cups
Here's my thing: when am I supposed to start hoarding coffee cups? I know it's coming , I just don't know when to start. Please help.
05:25
June 24, 2018
Buffet Talk
Here's my thing: Buffet etiquette is very easy to abide by. You either ball out, or you get an iced tea and don't eat anything.
06:11
June 23, 2018
The Draft
Here's my thing: The NBA Draft has glaring similarities to how I ended up in each of my elementary school classes... am I onto something?
06:02
June 22, 2018
Life Stats
Here's my thing: It's great that we can track our total steps... but what if we could track how many burritos we've eaten? Or even how much time we've spent waiting in line at the McD's drive thru? I think that would be absolutely fantastic.
04:27
June 21, 2018
It's Mint 'N Chip
Here's my thing: It's Mint 'N Chip ice cream. Not Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.
06:54
June 20, 2018
Yogurt?
Here's my thing: what... where does Yogurt come from... what is yogurt? Big fan of yogurt, but don't have a clue of it's origins.
05:22
June 19, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #3
Here's my thing: 1) World Cup 2) Remembering peoples names 3) Wristwear
20:09
June 18, 2018
Alternative Fuel Source
Here's my thing: the idea of filling up my car at the gas station doesn't sound ideal right now. We need an alternative fuel source for those of us who can't afford a Tesla and Nissan Leaf.
05:37
June 15, 2018
Boujee Chips
Here's my thing: Sometimes the most expensive things in life aren't the best. Sometimes the cheaper item is better than the item 10x it in price. I had smoked gouda and garlic chips, and I know by the name it sounds like this bag of potatoes is going to be $12.99. Nope. It was $1.99. Here is my experience and thoughts.
06:33
June 14, 2018
Celebrity Collages
Here's my thing: I can remember walking into, what I thought was, my cousin's room to her cutting out celebrity pics in magazines. Why was she doing this? At the time I had no idea, but as time went on it became apparent. She was making a celebrity collage that she was going to fill her wall with. I reflect on this moment.
06:04
June 13, 2018
IHOb
Here's my thing: Well played, IHOP... well played.
05:09
June 12, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #2
Here's my thing: Let's spice up your commute. I talk about: 1) My recent Alaska Airlines experience 2) Interaction with a biker 3) 32 person FaceTime
19:48
June 11, 2018
The Bus
Here's my thing: Been taking the bus a lot more lately. I am fulfilling my childhood desire of wanting to take the bus to school, but at the same time, I'd like to think I'm appreciating public transportation as a while a little more. You see things, hear things and ultimately smell things whenever taking your town's light rail... let's embrace that.
05:07
June 8, 2018
Imitation is Flattery
Here's my thing: I looked up to Godzilla growing up. Not Kobe Bryant. Not Ronaldo. Not Larry David. Godzilla.
04:20
June 7, 2018
Shedding Light: Movie Theaters
Here's my thing: Look I get it. Luxury Cinemas are the future of movies. But can we please pump the breaks, because that's a future I don't want for another 40 years. I'm all about movie theaters with squeaky chairs and stale popcorn on the sticky ground. I need at least 3 of those in every major city in the US.
06:24
June 6, 2018
Keep Portland Weird
Here's my thing: I've had a lot of weird experiences in Portland, but this one was by far the weirdest. Still trying to wrap my head around what happened.
05:47
June 5, 2018
Monday Morning Commute #1
Here's my thing: Let's start this week off right. A little bit of a longer episode for those sitting in traffic on this fine Monday morning. I talk about: 1) All white hi-top converse 2) MTV's Jersey Shore 3) The handshake dilemma 4) Nobody is waiting for The Incredibles 2
17:27
June 4, 2018
You're Doing It Wrong
Here's my thing: No one likes doing chores, but chores need to get done. What if I told you we were approaching chores from the completely wrong angle? What if I told you there was a way to make doing chores a little more satisfying?
06:07
June 2, 2018
The Ritz Cracker
Here's my thing: 1) Ritz 2)Triscuit 3) Wheat Thins In that order
04:48
June 1, 2018
Coins - My 2 Cents
Here's my thing: For episode 50, I felt that I needed to express the importance of bringing back coins into everyday life. We are approaching a time where coins will be obsolete. That scares me. Lets pump the breaks on credit cards and cryptocurrency for just a second, ya?
08:14
May 31, 2018
Why LeBron is better than MJ
Here's my thing: LeBron is better than MJ for reasons beyond basketball.
04:57
May 30, 2018
Sweet Caroline
Here's my thing: Darren Till walked out to the Octagon in his hometown of Liverpool to Neil Diamond's, "Sweet Caroline" and it almost immediately became one of my favorite walkouts of all time. I originally thought that "Sweet Caroline" was only for bars, weddings, karaoke, and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, but after Sunday at 1:00 pm I realized that there is much more to it.
05:17
May 29, 2018
Bicycle Kicks and Man Buns
Here's my thing: Gareth Bale.
06:27
May 28, 2018
Thank you, Siri
Here's my thing: I say thank you to Siri all the time. Am I more polite to Siri than I am to normal people? I hope not.
04:52
May 27, 2018
Duppy
Here's my thing: Everyone is saying how Pusha T got destroyed by Drake's diss track "Duppy". I'm not saying he didn't, but I think he knew he was going to get destroyed. He knew there was no way he would win any sort of rap battle with Drake. I think this was all part of a Pusha T plan to boost his album sales, even though Drake ended up sending him an invoice for his help in doing so. As far as I'm concerned, what if they were both in it together to increase their social media engagement? What if this was just a hoax? What if this was the greatest trick of all time?
04:02
May 26, 2018
Netflix Needs to Chill
Here's my thing: Netflix is great, but as of late, they have been producing too much original content. It's to the point where I am overwhelmed. I feel bad coming down on them for having too many shows, but sometimes enough is enough - for now that is. Netflix, it's not you, it's me.
04:52
May 25, 2018
Trains Yield Characters
Here's my thing: I'm all about trains. Such a cool environment to get from point A to point B. There are different types of people who occupy the seats of the vehicles, and with that one usually has a story or 2 to take home.
06:30
May 24, 2018
Shedding Light: Soft Serve
Here's my thing: I just wanted to shed light on soft serve ice cream. It doesn't get the credit it deserves. IMO, it's one of the best desserts in the world.
05:20
May 23, 2018
#NoPhoneInLineChallenge
Here's my thing: I'm genuinely curious as to whether or not it is possible for a human to stand in line and not be on their phone. Let's get this hashtag trending.
05:25
May 22, 2018
Orange Slices at Halftime
Here's my thing: I remember a time where orange slices would be presented to me at halftime of my youth soccer games. When and why did we stop doing this? Can someone explain to me why orange slices aren't a thing during breaks in the working world?
04:48
May 21, 2018
The Best Leftovers
Here's my thing: There are a lot of different foods out there. There is only one that is best for leftovers.
05:40
May 19, 2018
Crank The AC
Here's my thing: Summer is around the corner. Hot steering wheels and even hotter metal seat belt buckles are upon us. Let's get ready to crank the AC.
04:46
May 18, 2018
3 Wishes
Here's my thing: I remember back in elementary school hoping to stumble upon a genie lamp at recess. I had my wishes ready to go back then. However, times have changed - and those wishes that I thought were fantastic are not nearly as appealing as they once were. Here are my new 3 wishes.
06:33
May 17, 2018
Interacting at the Intersection
Here's my thing: I love to give a nice wave and smile to someone when they let me go first at a 4-way stop sign intersection. The same goes for when I let someone else go before me. I so value these quick forms of communication!!! Maybe too much...?
06:36
May 16, 2018
Pizza Code of Conduct
Here's my thing: There is a certain code of conduct and responsibility that comes with eating pizza. Not stripping the pizza of its cheese is a part of that.
05:16
May 15, 2018
Rick and Morty and John
Here's my thing: I am very happy and veerrrryyyyy excited for these 70 new RnM episodes. It's a great show. To be honest, I never thought I would like it in the first place. Don't judge a book by its cover.
03:53
May 14, 2018
Late Night Food Theory
Here's my thing: All food tastes better after 10:30. Why? I'm still trying to find out.
05:22
May 13, 2018
Music Makes Moments
Here's my thing: There is a question as old as music itself: Does music make moments, or do moments make music? This is a great question - a tough one at that. But when it's all said and done, once the chips hit the table, music makes moments in my book.
07:31
May 12, 2018
Infinity War = La La Land
Here's my thing: Infinity War was great. I'm dubbing it the La La Land of the Marvel Universe. Some might call this take a stretch, but the similarities seem beyond obvious to me. SPOILER ALERT!!!
07:21
May 11, 2018
Next Year's Met Gala Theme
Here's my thing: I love the idea of themes. I think I know what the 2019 Met Gala theme will be. If I guess it right, I would like permission to walk the red carpet.
06:21
May 10, 2018
Bars of Soap
Here's my thing: I've gotten away from using bars of soap. Been using liquid soap for far too long. It's time for a change.
05:07
May 9, 2018
The Mystery that is Dr. Pepper
Here's my thing: I love a good mystery. Books, movies, you name it. Prior to this past Saturday, I couldn't tell you what the greatest mystery of all time was. I can now say that it is Dr. Pepper.
05:46
May 8, 2018
Water It Down
Here's my thing: I am on team Powerade, but hey, let's water it down a bit, ya?
05:03
May 4, 2018
Creamy vs Crunchy Peanut Butter
Here's my thing: one of the greatest debates of all time.
07:34
May 3, 2018
Black Cherry Flavoring
Here's my thing: Black Cherry Flavoring is low key fantastic.
04:24
May 2, 2018
The Drive-Through Window
Here's my thing: Besides from a couple of times in 2018, the last time I paid at the first drive-through window was in 2004 at El Pollo Loco in San Diego, CA. The first drive-through window is a dark and lonely place.
04:52
April 30, 2018
Laying In Grass Is Overrated
Here's my thing: the title sums it up. I can't be the only one who thinks this... or can I?
04:39
April 29, 2018
Mood.
Here's my thing: I want someone to take a picture of me, post it and caption it, "Mood.", when they are feeling confident/motivated/focused.
03:57
April 28, 2018
Sun's Plan
Here's my thing: The sun showed up big in the PNW this week. Too bad it was during the busiest time of the year for colleges on the semester system. It was all in good intention though. Sun's Plan.
04:45
April 27, 2018
Ripped Jeans
Here's my thing: 75% of the jeans I wore in 3rd grade were ripped at the knee. Fast forward to present day and none of my jeans are ripped at the knee. That's a problem.
04:40
April 26, 2018
Overcompensating Cream Cheese
Here's my thing: Can we please establish the maximum amount of cream cheese that is allowed on a bagel? .Bagels.Are.Getting.Ruined.
04:03
April 25, 2018
Fashionably Late
Here's my thing: There are many art forms out there. Being fashionably late is one of them.
04:58
April 24, 2018
Luxury Water
Here's my thing: Why do we hold water with fruit chopped up in it to a higher standard than normal water?
06:51
April 23, 2018
Coffee Lifecycle
Here's my thing: a cup of coffee doesn't guarantee productivity.
07:18
April 22, 2018
Christian Bale's Beard on Sundays
Here's my thing: I used to dislike Sundays from 3:30-8:45. Christian Bale's beard played a role in that.
07:09
April 21, 2018
Better than Happy Hour
Here's my thing: Happy hour is an American pastime, much like spending half a day at Ikea or going to the zoo. What if I told you that there was something even happier than happy hour? What if I told you there is a completely different way to approach happy hour?
11:05
April 20, 2018
The New Seasons Dilemma
Here's my thing: I want to know what's the least amount of money I can spend at New Seasons for a week's worth of groceries. I'm pretty sure once I start shopping at New Seasons, I actually become certified to tell people that I shop there.
05:52
April 19, 2018
Well Played, Snapchat
Here's my thing: I thought Snapchat was done for after their last update a couple months back. Little did I know they were about to complete one of the best comebacks of all time. I dig the new update. I'm about it.
04:15
April 18, 2018
The Most Important Meal of The Day
Here's my thing: History tells the tale of a great debate. One that isn't decided over a quick chat. Chances are that this talk won't settle it by any means. With that being said... what is the most important meal of the day? I give my take.
11:29
April 17, 2018
Power Moves
Here's my thing: Power moves are crucial to society. I finished a quiz extremely quick the other day and it may have been the biggest power move I've made in the last decade.
07:54
April 16, 2018
Is Chest Hair Relevant?
Here's my thing: Can't decide whether chest hair is still relevant... are my H&M collared t-shirts too tight?... Happy Sunday!
07:42
April 15, 2018
A Caffeine Underdog
Here's my thing: For the most part, I drink coffee on a daily basis. No other way to put it. With that being said, I do enjoy a nice Yerba Mate (Guayaki brand). It's different, light, refreshing, and has naturally occurring caffeine. Sign. Me. Up. I think there is a new underdog in the morning-pick-me-up world. Coffee meet Yerba Mate (Guayaki brand).
13:17
April 14, 2018
All About a Good Sweat
Here's my thing: I very much value a good sweat. Ask anybody who knows me - sweating is kind of my thing.
08:08
April 12, 2018
Case or No Case? An iPhone Talk
Here's my thing - there are a ton of great questions out there. With that, a ton of great debates. However, I don't think the question of whether or not a clothed iPhone (case) is better than a naked one (no case) gets enough attention. Let's give it some light.
07:27
April 11, 2018
Life Caddie
Golf has set a fine example... Why hasn't everyone else followed suit?
08:46
April 8, 2018
Not a Milk Guy
Have you ever sipped rotten milk? I have - 20 years ago.
05:29
April 8, 2018
Let's Get Some Juice
We've talked over coffee, we've chatted over beer... when are people going to start hanging out over juice?
08:14
April 5, 2018
My Last Meal
I break down what my last meal ever would be.
06:26
April 2, 2018
Succulents
My local coffee shop has a lot of succulents... I appreciated it. Got coffee with an old friend.
16:10
April 1, 2018
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