Here's My Thing

Here's My Thing

anchor.fm/johnroussos
My journey to becoming a fine storyteller.


Snow Day at a Coffee Shop x2
Jul 19 • 3 min
Everyone, I elected to re-upload a classic today. The episode that I was planning on dropping wasn’t ready so I decided not to force it - I really like the concept and want to work it out. I’m going to throw the idea into a crockpot, turn it to simmer…
We Hooked Up
Jul 18 • 6 min
This episode talks about awkward interactions fueled by hypothetical hook ups with a large man, petite woman, and a douche. Deeper than that, this episode is about people engaging with each other without looking at their phones.
Juul Pod Save America
Jul 17 • 2 min
A comparison between the Juul and the 1st-generation iPod Shuffle. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss Twitter: @johnroussosss
I’m a Savage
Jul 16 • 5 min
Someone went through another coffee punch card. This one in only 10 days (4 below my average).
Vegan? MMC #55
Jul 15 • 16 min
I used to think the terms “vegetarian” and “vegan” were condescending ways to describe the health of your colon. Chapter 1: Coming to terms Chapter 2: If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you? Chapter 3: Plot twist Chapter 4: What’s next? Follow the…
The Bachelor
Jul 11 • 6 min
I want to be able to say, “I’m baching it”, but I’m not quite there yet. I’m in my twenties, single, I live alone and in an apartment, but I have no spoiled milk, no takeout Chinese food, or no half-eaten yogurt in my fridge. It seems to be a gradual…
The Cadillac Escalade
Jul 10 • 4 min
The Escalade, Ed Hardy Clothing, and a 5th grade crush.
Baggy, Black Cargo Pants
Jul 9 • 6 min
I’ll admit it, the desire for these pants was influenced by Travis Scott. However, I let that desire marinate in a crockpot for about a year, only this past weekend pulling off the lid and confirming it was legit. I found myself in a dressing room at an…
Monday Morning Commute #54
Jul 8 • 13 min
Talking a new apartment and shower curtain selection. Enjoy! And let me know what you think of the intro - trying something new! Song: Blessed [Intro] - beatboxbandit Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me!…
Hiking and Me
Jul 5 • 4 min
My thoughts on hiking. I don’t like it, but it hasn’t always been this way. I use to like hiking, however in all fairness, I liked it due to the incentives that came with it. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me!…
Who is Jenn?
Jul 4 • 12 min
Apparently she makes Portuguese Muffins and I can find her on Instagram? I’m all for ambiguity, but this was a bit much.
Iceberg Lettuce
Jul 3 • 3 min
Too easy to belittle. Besides the fact that there is no nutritional value, iceberg lettuce can’t be found in the trendy juices that come in unlabeled cups from farmer’s markets. But I’ve got a soft spot for it. I think iceberg lettuce is the tricycle with…
Cunning or Charming - #12 of the Select 12
Jul 2 • 12 min
A story about gaining admission to a club without a ticket. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss Twitter: @johnroussosss
The Greatest Thing Southwest Airlines Has Ever Done - #11 of the Select 12
Jul 1 • 6 min
One word: kiosk. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss Twitter: @johnroussosss
The Man on the Seated Stationary Bike - #10 of the Select 12
Jun 28 • 3 min
This episode takes place at the gyn. I was warming up before my workout when I came across this man. He was sitting in on a stationary bike, lackadaisically moving his legs. He was magical. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter:…
Monday Morning Commute #16 - #9 of the Select 12
Jun 27 • 27 min
One of the longer episodes, this Monday Morning Commute ranks the Big 4 (McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Carls Jr) by their hamburgers. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss…
Very Expensive Photoshoot - #8 of the Select 12
Jun 26 • 4 min
I got dinged $270 for “running a red light”. $270. Two-hundred and seventy dollars. For $270 I don’t want one blurry photo of me “running a red light” - for $270 I want 9 different photos from 9 different angles. I want this jaw-line to POP! Follow the…
San Pellegrino - #7 of the Select 12
Jun 25 • 5 min
Where some parents may give their kids tap water or gatorade, I’m going to give my kids San Pellegrino at their sporting events. I like that energy. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss…
More Rooftop Decks, Please - #6 of the Select 12
Jun 24 • 5 min
So many roofs. There are so many. But so few open themselves up for a rooftop deck. The pinnacle of social interaction. Not to mention, at higher elevations, the better the libations. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_…
Craft Beer Pressure - #5 of the Select 12
Jun 21 • 5 min
PSA: It’s okay to not like craft beer!!! If you don’t like an IPA, you don’t have to be ashamed. I’m all about an ice cold - it has to be ice cold - PBR. If we’re talking Rolling Rock, it has to be in bottle, but still, I feel like that’s saying…
French Fantasy - #4 of the Select 12
Jun 20 • 7 min
This entire episode was inspired by the movie “Ratatouille”. This is my French fantasy. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss Twitter: @johnroussosss
#NoPhoneInLineChallenge - #3 of the Select 12
Jun 19 • 6 min
This was my attempt at building an #InMyFeelingsChallenge. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss Twitter: @johnroussosss
Overcompensating Cream Cheese - #2 of the Select 12
Jun 18 • 4 min
There needs to be a limit on the amount of cream cheese applied to a bagel. It was out of hand when this was record and it is still out of hand. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss…
Succulents - #1 of the Select 12
Jun 17 • 17 min
This is the first ever episode of the Here’s My Thing podcast. Only fitting that it’s the first of the Select 12 that will be deployed from June 17th-July 2nd. Fair warning, the audio sounds like I talked into a spoon (it’s not that great), this was…
Hotbox
Jun 14 • 7 min
I like a nice hotbox, but probably not the one you’re thinking of.
Ice Me Out
Jun 13 • 3 min
This one song takes me out of my room and into the back of a Wraith.
The Laundromat
Jun 12 • 12 min
I went to my first laundromat the other day. Coin laundry. Here’s how it went down. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @johnroussosss Twitter: @johnroussosss
Monday Morning Commute #53
Jun 10 • 16 min
The fire, the then the most flattering/accurate stereotype, new mic.
Boba
Jun 7 • 6 min
From a poor experience to a tremendous experience. 12 years apart. This is the boba episode.
Cottage Cheese
Jun 6 • 7 min
People don’t buy Cottage Cheese to eat it. They buy it to slowly but surely push it to the back their fridge and NOT forget about it, but instead neglect it.
Great Illustrated Classics
Jun 5 • 7 min
These books looked like they were 300+ pages, but they were actually only 235-250, but they read like they were 125. Follow the podcast! Instagram: @heresmything_ Twitter: @heresmything_ Follow me! Instagram: @john_aristotle Twitter: @johnroussosss
From The Neck Down
Jun 4 • 14 min
A story within a story. I’ve tried to do this episode multiple times but was never able to. It’s weird I feel like I’ve done it though, but I may be thinking of my radio show in college. I think that’s the case, and if so, this is then the officially…
Monday Morning Commute #52
Jun 3 • 21 min
Everyone for this episode of the Monday Morning Commute I walk you through a bad date that I went on. I break it down in 4 acts: 1. The Match 2. Pre-Date 3. Date 4. Post-Date. The date itself really wasn’t as bad as it was boring. The conversation was…
Option 1, 2, or 3
May 31 • 10 min
My moral compass was tested at the drive-thru of the hottest burger joint in town.
Tic Tacs
May 30 • 6 min
The Tic Tac. Not a mint. Not a candy. Not something in between. I’m not sure what tic tacs are. The only sensible solution that I can come to is that they are meant to help build self-discipline, but again, I have no idea.
The Substitute Teacher
May 29 • 8 min
15-minutes of an uninterrupted, magnificent, impromptu monologue that had absolutely no context to the class. It was one of the greatest academic moments of my 16+ years in formal education.
Thumbs Up
May 28 • 5 min
A certain situation prompted that I firm the mechanics of a legitimate thumbs up.
Monday Morning Commute #51
May 27 • 18 min
The KOMBUCHA episode! It’s here. Topics discussed: lightning-struck kombucha, CBD, a farmers market.
Nice Warm Hand Wash
May 24 • 6 min
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
A Lifestyle Blogger and a Bag of Burgers
May 23 • 7 min
A vision spawned by way of a 10-second snapchat story from a lifestyle blogger.
The Jeans and Flip Flops Combo
May 22 • 4 min
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.
There’s a Better Way
May 21 • 7 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #50
May 20 • 14 min
- 0:00 Intro - 3:31 Meeting a world champion
Ryan
May 17 • 4 min
There was a period of time where I wanted my parents to call me Ryan.
Getting Your Ass Kicked
May 16 • 8 min
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…
Blast From The Past
May 15 • 9 min
A banana brought me back to 1998
Car Talk
May 14 • 5 min
This episode is impromptu. It was inspired by a delayed flight, a cell lot, and second-hand listening to “Car Talk”. Enjoy!
Monday Morning Commute #49
May 13 • 13 min
- 0:00 Intro - 1:46 It was hot - 3:07 Summer camps
Good Afternoon
May 10 • 7 min
One of the best afternoons in recent memory. Pizza, Walgreens, 5 acres of lawn.
Pretty Lady
May 9 • 13 min
A tunafish sandwich, a pretty lady, and a ring.
Mesh Athletic Shorts
May 8 • 3 min
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.
XYZ
May 7 • 6 min
We have self-lacing shoes, but not self-zipping pants. What am I missing? How does that make sense? XYZ. Instagram: @heresmythings Twitter: @heresmythings
Monday Morning Commute #48
May 6 • 17 min
- 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
Ice Cream Sundae
May 3 • 6 min
The only places you can get ice cream sundaes in 2019 are at McDonald’s and your cousin’s house.
Tummy Pillows
May 2 • 5 min
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.
Modern Day Speakeasy
May 1 • 10 min
A barbershop? Okay, I’ll play along.
The 8th Grade Trip to DC
Apr 30 • 6 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #47
Apr 29 • 15 min
0:00 Intro 1:45 I think I’m becoming an adult
The Bloody Mary
Apr 26 • 6 min
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
Stretching and The Rash
Apr 25 • 6 min
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…
Damian Lillard
Apr 24 • 5 min
“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.
Espresso Pitch
Apr 23 • 6 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #46
Apr 22 • 18 min
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
Fantasy Furnished by IKEA
Apr 19 • 8 min
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…
Getting Walked In On
Apr 18 • 4 min
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.
The Honda CRV
Apr 17 • 6 min
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.
I Play 6 Instruments
Apr 16 • 5 min
One of my most vivid memories from high school. Beautiful, brilliant, awkward, and cringe-worthy all at the same time.
Monday Morning Commute #45
Apr 15 • 11 min
0:00 Intro 1:45 When people say “tag a friend” on Instagram 8:55 50 Shades of Grey reference
Sentimental Sweat
Apr 12 • 9 min
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…
His Feet
Apr 11 • 8 min
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…
Black Bullhead Denim Jeans
Apr 10 • 9 min
A sentimental episode about my roller-coaster of a relationship with a pair of jeans.
Paper Calendar Rant
Apr 9 • 5 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #44
Apr 8 • 15 min
0:00 Intro 1:14 No caffeine for 2-weeks 3:12 My #1 pet peeve
Please Call Me
Apr 5 • 4 min
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.
Have a Seat
Apr 4 • 6 min
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…
Graham’s Haul
Apr 3 • 10 min
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…
St. Louis Style
Apr 2 • 7 min
Never been to St. Louis, but I support the way they enjoy bagels.
Monday Morning Commute #43
Apr 1 • 13 min
0:00 Intro 2:42 Buying a camera at Best Buy 7:34 1-year anniversaries
The Power Nap
Mar 29 • 6 min
Triggering your second wind, but in a controlled environment. Your Avatar-State.
Grainy, Flash-Heavy Mirror Pics
Mar 28 • 7 min
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…
Spending a Tax Refund
Mar 27 • 5 min
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…
Kraft Singles to the Face
Mar 26 • 4 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #42
Mar 25 • 14 min
0:00 Intro 0:25 Bringing things full circle 7:12 Cupcake < Cake
$17 For Parking
Mar 22 • 5 min
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…
300
Mar 21 • 12 min
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…
Bloody Noses
Mar 20 • 12 min
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.
Queso
Mar 19 • 9 min
We champion cheese platters, but neglect vats of queso. I don’t think that’s appropriate.
Monday Morning Commute #41
Mar 18 • 19 min
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
Instagram Was Down For a Little Bit
Mar 15 • 9 min
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.
Handkerchief
Mar 14 • 5 min
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…
Sausage Patties
Mar 13 • 9 min
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…
Dollar Shave Club but for Chips
Mar 12 • 8 min
Chip bags are too loud, here’s what I’m proposing.
Monday Morning Commute #40
Mar 11 • 16 min
0:00 Intro 2:10 The answer to the question that no one asked 4:57 Expensive dinner 14:10 The bill
Brad Pitt’s Scarf in World War Z
Mar 8 • 6 min
I live vicariously through Brad Pitt’s rocking of this scarf in the movie World War Z.
Me Cards
Mar 7 • 7 min
Not business cards - me cards.
The Softest Thing in Sports Today
Mar 6 • 8 min
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…
*vitamin* water
Mar 5 • 7 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #39
Mar 4 • 20 min
0:00 Intro 1:30 Here’s My Thing update 3:57 Gum in middle school = cocaine 11:30 Saturday school
Beyoncé’s 2003 Pepsi Commercial
Mar 1 • 11 min
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…
I Chew Big Red
Feb 28 • 6 min
An inanimate object that really isn’t too good, but one that I whole-heartedly support.
The Best Part of the Tangerine
Feb 27 • 6 min
It’s not the flavor of the fruit.
Beauty in it’s Most Pure Form
Feb 26 • 6 min
Debatably the sexiest photo on the internet.
Monday Morning Commute #38
Feb 25 • 11 min
0:00 Intro 0:31 Documentary 6:35 A ferry ride and a hipster
The Word “Porridge”
Feb 23 • 4 min
The proof isn’t in the pudding, and it’s not even in the porridge. The proof is actually in the word, “porridge” .
Three Hundred Million
Feb 20 • 7 min
Not replying to texts, Manny Machado, a bandwagon GO PADRES!!!
Cunning or Charming?
Feb 19 • 11 min
A story about paying off a security guard.
Monday Morning Commute #37
Feb 18 • 12 min
0:00 Intro 0:21 Cardboard 4:21 Girl scout cookies
Unexpected Eye Contact with Andrew Jackson
Feb 17 • 7 min
One of the best feelings in the world…
Under Armour Skin-Tight Undershirt in 2003
Feb 15 • 6 min
If you buy a skin-tight Under Armour undershirt, make sure it’s skin-tight. If it’s not, that’s a problem.
My Favorite Commercial
Feb 13 • 6 min
It’s either a Heineken commercial or a UEFA Champions League commercial. I can’t find it anywhere. This is my description of it.
Sliding into the DM
Feb 12 • 5 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #36
Feb 11 • 13 min
0:00 Intro 0:40 Snowpocalypse 9:00 Greek yogurt
Vomit at the Art Museum
Feb 10 • 8 min
A 31 year old man, an amber tint to his beard, walked into the elevator. The rest is history.
Lox
Feb 9 • 16 min
Wait… it is really, really good.
Bad Decisions
Feb 8 • 9 min
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.
Silk Sheets
Feb 7 • 6 min
I need some cheetah print sheets… maybe a silk shirt too.
Snow Day at a Coffee Shop
Feb 6 • 2 min
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!
The Photoshoot
Feb 5 • 5 min
Here’s my takeaways and thoughts.
Monday Morning Commute #35
Feb 4 • 18 min
This is a story of the journey to an industry party.
The Big Game
Feb 3 • 7 min
Super Bowl Sunday. Recorded this while wearing a mud face mask.
LinkedIn Burner Account
Feb 1 • 8 min
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…
i only type in lowercase now
Jan 31 • 4 min
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.
Arthur on PBS Kids
Jan 30 • 8 min
One of the greatest shows of all time. I hope this helps bring a warm wave of nostalgia to the mid-90s babies.
Pesto
Jan 29 • 8 min
Pesto, Emotional connections, The Land Before Time
Monday Morning Commute #34
Jan 28 • 12 min
0:00 Intro 0:42 Loch Ness Monster 2:08 Stuff that happened in 1934 2:32 Brunch x Dim Sum
Beauty Sleep
Jan 27 • 5 min
Apparently a good night sleep is very important. I used to think saying you need “beauty sleep” was dramatic. Not anymore… sign me up.
The Rubik’s Cube Process (I think)
Jan 26 • 5 min
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!
Sweaty Dad Hats
Jan 24 • 5 min
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.
ESPN+ Free Trial
Jan 23 • 4 min
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.
Toothpicks
Jan 22 • 5 min
It’s remarkable how such a tiny piece of wood in my mouth can make me feel so confident.
Monday Morning Commute #33
Jan 21 • 14 min
0:00 Intro 0:19 Keto update 4:14 Scones
Gotta Work on My Car
Jan 19 • 7 min
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.
Been Writing in Cursive Lately
Jan 18 • 5 min
In 3rd grade I had buck-teeth and learned cursive.
Ranch Sunflower Seeds
Jan 17 • 8 min
I remember slinging ranch sunflower seeds to my teammates at baseball practice. Such good memories. Bought a pack the other day… things were different.
Half an Adidas Track Suit
Jan 16 • 6 min
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?
The Jiffy Lube Upsell
Jan 15 • 5 min
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).
Monday Morning Commute #32
Jan 14 • 27 min
0:00 - Intro 1:06 - Keto update 7:42 - Eggs 17:57 - Bacon and condoms Enjoy!
Trophies
Jan 13 • 11 min
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 -…
Fanny Packs
Jan 12 • 5 min
Fanny Packs no longer only dance around the waist of middle-aged triathletes, but now along the torsos of hypebeasts.
Cruises
Jan 11 • 8 min
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.
The Greatest Thing Southwest Airlines Has Ever Done
Jan 10 • 6 min
One word: kiosk.
The Man on the Seated Stationary Bike
Jan 8 • 2 min
I saw this man at the gym. This is what I think his life is like.
Monday Morning Commute #31
Jan 7 • 16 min
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!
Bleep Off
Jan 6 • 5 min
I think bleeping out cuss words actually hits with more malice than cuss words that aren’t beeped out.
Reference Dates
Jan 5 • 6 min
2019 is the first year, where 2010 doesn’t feel like it was 2 years ago.
Dodgeballs
Jan 4 • 6 min
The cop out game of PE. For anyone under 30: we got off lucky not having to use classic, rubber dodgeballs.
Goodie Bags
Jan 3 • 6 min
When and why did they get discontinued from parties?
Joining the Gym for the New Year
Jan 2 • 4 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #30
Dec 31, 2018 • 13 min
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!
Bowl Games
Dec 30, 2018 • 6 min
There’s too many.
Going Viral on Twitter
Dec 29, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Cologne Commercials
Dec 28, 2018 • 8 min
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…
Calorie Counts on Menus
Dec 23, 2018 • 5 min
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?
Love, But Actually
Dec 21, 2018 • 3 min
A Rom-Com so brilliant that, for 2-hours, I forgot Liam Neeson was a part of the “Taken” series.
Unoriginal Team Names
Dec 20, 2018 • 8 min
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…
The DMV and College Textbook Returns
Dec 19, 2018 • 12 min
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!
Letters Should Be Handwritten Only
Dec 18, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #29
Dec 17, 2018 • 21 min
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…
Hot Chocolate
Dec 15, 2018 • 8 min
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?
Christmas Shopping
Dec 14, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Matt Brown
Dec 13, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Pickled
Dec 12, 2018 • 6 min
There is no need to be scared of pickled vegetables. It’s basically solid kombucha.
Veteran Moves
Dec 11, 2018 • 4 min
Veteran Moves in sports are nothing more than elite levels of situational and self-awareness. And I absolutely love it.
Monday Morning Commute #28
Dec 10, 2018 • 14 min
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…
Brussel Sprouts
Dec 9, 2018 • 5 min
The modern-day ugly duckling. I appreciate the glow up.
Prepackaged Sandwiches Rant
Dec 8, 2018 • 6 min
I’d take a prepackaged hard boiled egg from 7/11 over a prepackaged sandwich from basically anywhere.
A Phenomenon
Dec 7, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Santa Side Hustle
Dec 6, 2018 • 6 min
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.…
Keeping Up With The Peanuts
Dec 5, 2018 • 9 min
The peanut has little to no talent, but it is the most popular nut in the world.
Eyebrow Issues
Dec 4, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #27
Dec 3, 2018 • 15 min
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…
Altoids
Dec 2, 2018 • 7 min
The originally celebrated, curiously strong mints, Altoids.
Chivalry
Dec 1, 2018 • 7 min
Is Chivalry dead? Depeneds what definiton we are going off.
I Don’t Have a Bed Frame
Nov 29, 2018 • 6 min
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…
My Charcoal Face Mask Experience
Nov 28, 2018 • 12 min
An experience beyond that of the application of the mask.
Legalize Slurping
Nov 27, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #26
Nov 26, 2018 • 20 min
Who inflates their prices the most? 1) Sporting arenas 2) Airports 3) Movie theaters
eBay and Peyton Manning
Nov 25, 2018 • 8 min
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.
Black Friday
Nov 23, 2018 • 7 min
The hottest deals, but at what cost? Is there a better way to do it?
Thanksgiving Lessons from Creed 2
Nov 22, 2018 • 5 min
I couldn’t help but draw parallels between Thanksgiving dinner and Creed 2.
Questioning Reality
Nov 21, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Raisins
Nov 20, 2018 • 6 min
Raisins are in a bad spot. That’s all I’m going to say.
Monday Morning Commute #25
Nov 19, 2018 • 21 min
A Thanksgiving special. Consumption strategies at the dinner table and turkey isn’t that good.
TV Trays
Nov 18, 2018 • 7 min
Once an innovative breakthrough, now an item with value that has depreciated faster than a Rolls Royce.
Fanta
Nov 17, 2018 • 9 min
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.
Lessons and Metaphors
Nov 16, 2018 • 3 min
The keyboard clicks loudly, but the pen not so much.
Cocktail Parties
Nov 15, 2018 • 5 min
Cocktail parties: high level networking with dire economic and political consequences.
A Christmas Music Episode
Nov 14, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Need For Alarm Clocks
Nov 13, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #24
Nov 12, 2018 • 21 min
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…
Mechanical Bulls For Kids
Nov 11, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Shin Guards
Nov 10, 2018 • 8 min
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…
Toiletry Bags
Nov 9, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Broken iPhone (story)
Nov 8, 2018 • 13 min
Youth, infatuation, destruction, despair, coincidental, Smirnoff, the state fair and an iPhone
There’s Still Candy Left
Nov 7, 2018 • 4 min
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?
The Grilled Cheese
Nov 6, 2018 • 9 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #23
Nov 5, 2018 • 19 min
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!
Fake Tattoos
Nov 4, 2018 • 8 min
I blasted myself with fake tattoos and they came back to bite me in a very cringe way.
The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Nov 3, 2018 • 6 min
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.
They’re Always Listening
Nov 1, 2018 • 6 min
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…
LinkedIn Statuses
Oct 31, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Clout
Oct 30, 2018 • 6 min
Clout is when you can get me to buy something I don’t want.
Monday Morning Commute #22
Oct 29, 2018 • 18 min
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…
Coffee Table Books
Oct 28, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Are All Catholic High Schools Good at Sports?
Oct 24, 2018 • 4 min
But actually though… why is this a thing?
The Malice At The Palace
Oct 23, 2018 • 9 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #21
Oct 22, 2018 • 14 min
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!
Lyft Etiquette
Oct 21, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Refrigerators That Dispense Ice
Oct 20, 2018 • 4 min
The optimal amount of luxury.
Vegan Ginger Cookie
Oct 19, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Essential Oils
Oct 17, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Fruit Snacks (Economics)
Oct 16, 2018 • 4 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #20
Oct 15, 2018 • 14 min
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…
Dippin’ Dots
Oct 12, 2018 • 3 min
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?
U-turn Appreciation
Oct 11, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Broken Arms on Monkey Bars
Oct 10, 2018 • 10 min
50% of broken arms in 1st-4th grade came from playing on the monkey bars.
Monday Morning Commute #19
Oct 8, 2018 • 14 min
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…
Emotional Blurb About Dress Socks
Oct 6, 2018 • 3 min
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…
WWE Reflection
Oct 5, 2018 • 10 min
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.
Cowboy Boots
Oct 4, 2018 • 3 min
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…
How To Solve Problems
Oct 3, 2018 • 4 min
The answer is in any drama on CBS, ABC, TNT, TBS, and/or NBC.
Mason Jars
Oct 2, 2018 • 3 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #18
Oct 1, 2018 • 13 min
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!
Goodbyes On The Phone
Sep 30, 2018 • 5 min
Have goodbyes on the phone become awkward? Or scripted? or force? I think all of the above.
It’s Called Advertising
Sep 29, 2018 • 5 min
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?
Red Lobster
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 min
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.
City Hall
Sep 26, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Tin Foil
Sep 25, 2018 • 6 min
The 8th Wonder of the World. Tin Foil plays by it’s own set of rules.
Monday Morning Commute #17
Sep 24, 2018 • 15 min
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…
3 People, 1 Sauna
Sep 23, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Energy and the Gas Station
Sep 22, 2018 • 5 min
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,…
A Mellow Rant About Printers
Sep 21, 2018 • 4 min
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…
The Shower to Bed Transition
Sep 20, 2018 • 5 min
If you dont know, now you do.
The Vitamin Shoppe
Sep 19, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Dead Roses
Sep 18, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #16
Sep 17, 2018 • 27 min
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!
Umbrellas
Sep 16, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Articles on How to be Productive
Sep 15, 2018 • 6 min
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,…
Fireplaces and Macbook Pros
Sep 14, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Hands of Character
Sep 13, 2018 • 6 min
I want to have callused hands without having to do manuel labor. Is there a cream for that?
Loveseats
Sep 12, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Genius Lyrics
Sep 11, 2018 • 6 min
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?
Monday Morning Commute #15
Sep 10, 2018 • 13 min
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!
Everyone Needs a Finsta
Sep 9, 2018 • 5 min
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.…
The NFL is Remarkably Uncompelling
Sep 8, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Corduroy
Sep 7, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Get This Man a Briefcase
Sep 6, 2018 • 5 min
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…
You’ve Got Food in Your Teeth
Sep 5, 2018 • 8 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #14
Sep 4, 2018 • 13 min
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…
Accidentally got a Macklemore haircut
Sep 3, 2018 • 6 min
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…
How to be a Kicker in the NFL
Sep 2, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Brownie Batter
Sep 1, 2018 • 3 min
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…
Island of Choice
Aug 31, 2018 • 9 min
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.
Gnocchi Talk
Aug 30, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Who Rings Doorbells?
Aug 29, 2018 • 4 min
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.
Social Media Trust Funds
Aug 28, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #13
Aug 27, 2018 • 15 min
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…
Hampers, am I right?
Aug 26, 2018 • 6 min
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?
Let it Percolate
Aug 25, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Is it Microwave-Safe?
Aug 24, 2018 • 5 min
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…
I Found The One
Aug 22, 2018 • 6 min
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!
Is Jamba Juice still a thing?
Aug 21, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #12
Aug 20, 2018 • 15 min
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…
Conveyor Belt Sushi
Aug 19, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Fantasy Football Scoring is Flawed
Aug 18, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Electric Scooters
Aug 17, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Very Expensive Photoshoot
Aug 15, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Chic, Sleek, Sexy.
Aug 14, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #11
Aug 13, 2018 • 12 min
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!
Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey
Aug 11, 2018 • 4 min
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…
The Best (Economy) Seat on the Airplane
Aug 10, 2018 • 6 min
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.…
Venmo Rant
Aug 9, 2018 • 3 min
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…
Pancakes vs Waffles
Aug 8, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Thoughts on Penmanship
Aug 7, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #10
Aug 6, 2018 • 18 min
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?
Fundraisers… FUNdraisers
Aug 5, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Microsoft Applications Rant
Aug 3, 2018 • 2 min
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…
My Jean Jacket
Aug 2, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Straws into Exile
Aug 1, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Grill Master
Jul 31, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Monday Morning Commute #9
Jul 30, 2018 • 13 min
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!
Survivor: Instagram Influencer Edition
Jul 29, 2018 • 8 min
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,…
Different Times, Different Dangers
Jul 28, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Is this Recyclable?
Jul 27, 2018 • 5 min
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…
A Dozen Bagels
Jul 26, 2018 • 6 min
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…
What is a Butterfinger?
Jul 25, 2018 • 4 min
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.
San Pellegrino
Jul 24, 2018 • 5 min
Can’t wait for my son to hydrate with San Pellegrino at his soccer games.
Monday Morning Commute #8
Jul 23, 2018 • 13 min
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
Travis Scott is Good Looking
Jul 21, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Big Mac: More Than Just a Burger
Jul 20, 2018 • 6 min
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.
More Rooftop Decks, Please.
Jul 19, 2018 • 5 min
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.
True Crime: Facebook Memories
Jul 18, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Times Have Changed
Jul 17, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #7
Jul 16, 2018 • 14 min
Here’s My Thing: - Who was that biker? - When you get Chinese food takeout after work, you become an adult - Product placement
Beat The Heat
Jul 15, 2018 • 6 min
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.…
Crop Tops
Jul 14, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Everyone Remembers Their First Time
Jul 13, 2018 • 7 min
Here’s my thing; the first time is special. Magical? Depends. Regardless, it is safe to say that everyone remembers their first time.
Damian Lillard’s Guest List
Jul 12, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Usual
Jul 11, 2018 • 5 min
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.
I Get The Bag
Jul 10, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #6
Jul 9, 2018 • 16 min
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…
Malls
Jul 8, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: malls are going extinct whether we like it or not. Have one more Wetzel’s for old times sake.
Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew
Jul 7, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Lady and The Tramp Exposed
Jul 6, 2018 • 4 min
Here’s my thing: how… how did we not see this before?
My First Massage
Jul 5, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: the caption says it all.
July 4th
Jul 4, 2018 • 9 min
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…
Craft Beer Pressure
Jul 3, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: there is a social pressure to like and drink craft beer. I’m sorry I don’t like IPAs
Monday Morning Commute #5
Jul 2, 2018 • 18 min
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
LeBron James to Portland
Jul 1, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Quinoa Isn’t Good
Jun 30, 2018 • 6 min
Here’s my thing: the only cool thing about Quinoa is it’s name
Pillow Talk
Jun 29, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: I think it’s time for pillow talk. Don’t you?
World Cup of Hair
Jun 28, 2018 • 4 min
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.
French Fantasy
Jun 27, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Celery Isn’t a Vegetable
Jun 26, 2018 • 4 min
Here’s my thing: Celery isn’t a vegetable, it’s a vehicle.
Monday Morning Commute #4
Jun 25, 2018 • 19 min
Here’s my thing: 1) Delivery Pizza 2) Me Day
Hoarding Coffee Cups
Jun 24, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Buffet Talk
Jun 23, 2018 • 6 min
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.
The Draft
Jun 22, 2018 • 6 min
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?
Life Stats
Jun 21, 2018 • 4 min
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.
It’s Mint ‘N Chip
Jun 20, 2018 • 6 min
Here’s my thing: It’s Mint ‘N Chip ice cream. Not Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.
Yogurt?
Jun 19, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #3
Jun 18, 2018 • 20 min
Here’s my thing: 1) World Cup 2) Remembering peoples names 3) Wristwear
Alternative Fuel Source
Jun 15, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Boujee Chips
Jun 14, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Celebrity Collages
Jun 13, 2018 • 6 min
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…
IHOb
Jun 12, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: Well played, IHOP… well played.
Monday Morning Commute #2
Jun 11, 2018 • 20 min
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
The Bus
Jun 8, 2018 • 5 min
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…
Imitation is Flattery
Jun 7, 2018 • 4 min
Here’s my thing: I looked up to Godzilla growing up. Not Kobe Bryant. Not Ronaldo. Not Larry David. Godzilla.
Shedding Light: Movie Theaters
Jun 6, 2018 • 6 min
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.…
Keep Portland Weird
Jun 5, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Monday Morning Commute #1
Jun 4, 2018 • 17 min
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…
You’re Doing It Wrong
Jun 2, 2018 • 6 min
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?
The Ritz Cracker
Jun 1, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: 1) Ritz 2)Triscuit 3) Wheat Thins In that order
Coins - My 2 Cents
May 31, 2018 • 8 min
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…
Why LeBron is better than MJ
May 30, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: LeBron is better than MJ for reasons beyond basketball.
Sweet Caroline
May 29, 2018 • 5 min
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,…
Bicycle Kicks and Man Buns
May 28, 2018 • 6 min
Here’s my thing: Gareth Bale.
Thank you, Siri
May 27, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Duppy
May 26, 2018 • 4 min
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…
Netflix Needs to Chill
May 25, 2018 • 5 min
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.…
Trains Yield Characters
May 24, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Shedding Light: Soft Serve
May 23, 2018 • 5 min
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.
#NoPhoneInLineChallenge
May 22, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Orange Slices at Halftime
May 21, 2018 • 5 min
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?
The Best Leftovers
May 19, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: There are a lot of different foods out there. There is only one that is best for leftovers.
Crank The AC
May 18, 2018 • 5 min
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.
3 Wishes
May 17, 2018 • 6 min
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…
Interacting at the Intersection
May 16, 2018 • 6 min
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…?
Pizza Code of Conduct
May 15, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Rick and Morty and John
May 14, 2018 • 4 min
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.
Late Night Food Theory
May 13, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: All food tastes better after 10:30. Why? I’m still trying to find out.
Music Makes Moments
May 12, 2018 • 7 min
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.
Infinity War = La La Land
May 11, 2018 • 7 min
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!!!
Next Year’s Met Gala Theme
May 10, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Bars of Soap
May 9, 2018 • 5 min
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.
The Mystery that is Dr. Pepper
May 8, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Water It Down
May 4, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: I am on team Powerade, but hey, let’s water it down a bit, ya?
Creamy vs Crunchy Peanut Butter
May 3, 2018 • 7 min
Here’s my thing: one of the greatest debates of all time.
Black Cherry Flavoring
May 2, 2018 • 4 min
Here’s my thing: Black Cherry Flavoring is low key fantastic.
The Drive-Through Window
Apr 30, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Laying In Grass Is Overrated
Apr 29, 2018 • 4 min
Here’s my thing: the title sums it up. I can’t be the only one who thinks this… or can I?
Mood.
Apr 28, 2018 • 4 min
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.
Sun’s Plan
Apr 27, 2018 • 5 min
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.
Ripped Jeans
Apr 26, 2018 • 4 min
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.
Overcompensating Cream Cheese
Apr 25, 2018 • 4 min
Here’s my thing: Can we please establish the maximum amount of cream cheese that is allowed on a bagel? .Bagels.Are.Getting.Ruined.
Fashionably Late
Apr 24, 2018 • 5 min
Here’s my thing: There are many art forms out there. Being fashionably late is one of them.
Luxury Water
Apr 23, 2018 • 7 min
Here’s my thing: Why do we hold water with fruit chopped up in it to a higher standard than normal water?
Coffee Lifecycle
Apr 22, 2018 • 7 min
Here’s my thing: a cup of coffee doesn’t guarantee productivity.
Christian Bale’s Beard on Sundays
Apr 21, 2018 • 7 min
Here’s my thing: I used to dislike Sundays from 3:30-8:45. Christian Bale’s beard played a role in that.
Better than Happy Hour
Apr 20, 2018 • 11 min
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…
The New Seasons Dilemma
Apr 19, 2018 • 6 min
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.
Well Played, Snapchat
Apr 18, 2018 • 4 min
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.
The Most Important Meal of The Day
Apr 17, 2018 • 11 min
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.
Power Moves
Apr 16, 2018 • 8 min
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.
Is Chest Hair Relevant?
Apr 15, 2018 • 7 min
Here’s my thing: Can’t decide whether chest hair is still relevant… are my H&M collared t-shirts too tight?… Happy Sunday!
A Caffeine Underdog
Apr 14, 2018 • 13 min
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…
All About a Good Sweat
Apr 12, 2018 • 8 min
Here’s my thing: I very much value a good sweat. Ask anybody who knows me - sweating is kind of my thing.
Case or No Case? An iPhone Talk
Apr 11, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Life Caddie
Apr 8, 2018 • 9 min
Golf has set a fine example… Why hasn’t everyone else followed suit?
Not a Milk Guy
Apr 7, 2018 • 5 min
Have you ever sipped rotten milk? I have - 20 years ago.
Let’s Get Some Juice
Apr 5, 2018 • 8 min
We’ve talked over coffee, we’ve chatted over beer… when are people going to start hanging out over juice?
My Last Meal
Apr 2, 2018 • 6 min
I break down what my last meal ever would be.
Succulents
Apr 1, 2018 • 16 min
My local coffee shop has a lot of succulents… I appreciated it. Got coffee with an old friend.