Life with a Twist of Lemon

Life with a Twist of Lemon

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A Podcast about technology, finance, life, craftsmanship, theology, and a little bit of everything else with a twist of Stan Lemon. We’ve moved what we’d normally talk about on the phone, here for your listening enjoyment.


Regenerized
Dec 12
Dear Listener, We’re back after our first week off since we first started Life with a Twist of Lemon. Stan and Jon were hanging out, but not recording. You get […]
Thanksgiving 2019
Nov 28
Dear Listener, Stan’s kids have been introduced to Boy Meets World. We have a practical life tip for everyone living in cooler climates. We spend the majority of this episode […]
Nashville and Disney+
Nov 21
Dear Listener, Jon is back from Nashville, which prompted some follow up on roundabouts. Turns out they have a great patent idea too. Jon also talks about the food he […]
Danchez’s Misguided Mac & Cheese Opinions
Nov 19
Listener Danchez sent Jon a couple of text messages today: I’m sure someone saw something like this coming.
A Philosophical Debate on Mac & Cheese
Nov 14
Dear Listener, Stan is experimenting with Catalina again, he’s running it on a separate partition. Not ready to commit to a full update yet. Stan is also looking for snow […]
Stan doesn’t want you to buy books and Twitter doesn’t want you to buy Political Ads
Nov 7
Dear Listener, This week we have feedback from a listener who lives in Montana. she paints the picture of a beautiful state which gets us talking about the most beautiful […]
Don’t Stop at Roundabouts
Oct 31
Dear Listener, Thanks for tuning in again this week. We start off the episode talking about Kansas. Stan doesn’t back down from Kansas being “nowhere” as he shares his definition […]
Life Tips and Follow Ups​
Oct 24
Dear Listener, We’re back in the recording studios after a couple weeks off with Stan traveling. We kick off the episode talking about the World Series. Jon thinks our Marie […]
This Episode Sparks Joy
Oct 17
Dear Listener, Stan has been on a purging spree. He’s thinking about reading the Marie Kondo book and taking this to a whole new level. That’s actually the main topic […]
Whatever It Is
Oct 10
Dear Listener, This week you get the episode that we recorded fo last week… so there’s some weird stuff with October and Oktoberfest. Don’t let it deter you, the episode […]
October Sportsball Episode
Oct 3
Dear Listener, We started recording to try to get ahead before Stan’s upcoming travels. Turns out the episode we recorded for next week was very time sensitive as we talk […]
Cheez-It Pizza, Lawn Care Woes, Paper Planners and new Apple Things
Sep 26
Dear Listener, Stan is trying to figure out what kind of headphones to buy. September is turning out to be expensive for him due to the tech toy purchases. In […]
Life Updates
Sep 19
Dear Listener, This turned out to be a sort of catch up in the life of Jon and Stan episode. Stan is having some football woes which leads to a […]
Stan’s Christmas in September
Sep 12
Dear Listener, Today we celebrate Stan’s Christmas in September. But first we get an update on Little League and what it has done for the Lemon household’s dinner. Stan got […]
An Episode for Elizabeth
Sep 5
Dear Listener, We’re bummed that Jon’s sister Liz is no longer a regular listener. We’re not sure when exactly she stopped listening. So this week no Star Wars, Marvel or […]
Use the Force… to Use Email Better
Aug 29
Dear Listener, Stan spent the week in Atlanta so Jon wasn’t sure if they were going to have anything to talk about. Jon planned a couple items of discussion but […]
Beyond Meat, Budgeting the NFL way, and Refinancing
Aug 22
Dear Listener, Unfortunately, our meat alternative experiments aren’t over yet. Stan bought and grilled up some Beyond Beef. He has a report for us this week. It sounds like Stan […]
The Impossible Episode
Aug 15
Dear Listener, Happy 47th birthday to Jon’s father-in-law, Rev. Mark Buetow! Stan got notified about the Apple Card, he seems so excited about it that he thought Jon was too. […]
You probably shouldn’t include Euchre on your resume
Aug 8
Dear Listener, This week we finally talk Euchre! Turns out Stan doesn’t know how to play. Jon’s boss is out of the office this week, so Jon’s in charge! That […]
To Boldly Go…. to Season 2
Aug 1
Dear Listener, Welcome to season 2 with a twist of Lemon. Stan starts off with a new season resolution to find Jon a new router. Will this be the year […]
One Year with a Twist of Lemon
Jul 25
Dear Listener, Rejoice with us as we celebrate our first year of podcasting as Life with a Twist of Lemon! To kick it off Stan wants to talk about the […]
Prime Day Turned Problems with Big Tech
Jul 18
Dear Listener, We’re getting closer to our 1 year anniversary.. but not quite there yet. Which is a blessing in disguise because Stan isn’t completely on board with Jon’s idea […]
All the makings of a great anniversary episode
Jul 11
Dear Listener, We have a jam-packed episode today. All the potential of a great anniversary episode but we are still not at one year of Life with a Twist of […]
Episode 52 But Not the Anniversary Episode.
Jul 4
Dear Listener, Stan ran into some interesting people in Indianapolis, at Wylipalooza of all places. But he didn’t get a milkshake. Stan is disappointed that we reached Episode 52 but […]
How Does Jon Eat an Ice Cream Sunday?
Jun 27
Dear Listener, We kick off this week’s episode with a philosophical discussion on how Jon eats an ice cream Sunday. It doesn’t quite reach the level of the great Grilled […]
Back from Vacation and Talking Tech
Jun 20
Dear Listener, This week we talk about Stan’s Vacation to Traverse City. He seems to have a restful time and even has a review of a milkshake IPA. We’re wondering […]
What Makes a Good Meeting
Jun 13
Dear Listener, Last week, Jon had an idea for a discussion topic – What makes a good meeting. So that’s what we spend the majority of this episode talking about. […]
Where You Do Your Best Work
Jun 6
Dear Listener, This week we start off with yet another correction, this time Jon messed up. We have a couple of new reviews first a listener reviewed us on iTunes, […]
Smoking Meat and Being Nerds
May 30
Dear Listener, Today is Mrs. Lemon’s birthday! Happy birthday Mrs. Lemon! Thanks for taking care of Stan. No new reviews this week. Which means you, dear listener, should leave us […]
Celebrating Jon’s Birthday All Month
May 23
Jon turned 30! Hear about his 30th birthday and Stan feeling old. You can still give him the gift of a 5 star review on iTunes.
Lawnmowing, email newsletters, and what we’re reading.
May 16
Jon turned 30! Hear about his 30th birthday and Stan feeling old. You can still give him the gift of a 5 star review on iTunes.
Jon has friends other than Stan!
May 9
We’re back to our normal studios with the normal people. We kick off the episode with a throwback to the Grilled Cheese Episode and how it’s still causing controversy. This also leads into di
Patrick Sturdivant: The First Listener (and our review of Endgame)
May 2
This is an exciting episode for Marvel and LWATOL fans alike. We’re recording directly after not one but TWO showings of Avengers: Endgame. Around the Lemon dining room table sit Jon Kohlmeier and special guest Patrick Sturdivant. (We missed you…
We’re Probably Watching Endgame Right Now
Apr 25
Apparently, we don’t have enough episode titles with Stan’s name in them. This episode is to fix that fact, talk Apple event, and report our Avengers: Endgame ticket buying experience.
The Rise of Skywalker, Disney+, and Investing
Apr 18
Apparently, we don’t have enough episode titles with Stan’s name in them. This episode is to fix that fact, talk Apple event, and report our Avengers: Endgame ticket buying experience.
Stan Returns to His Hobbies
Apr 11
Apparently, we don’t have enough episode titles with Stan’s name in them. This episode is to fix that fact, talk Apple event, and report our Avengers: Endgame ticket buying experience.
The Episode with Stan’s Name in the Title
Apr 4
Apparently, we don’t have enough episode titles with Stan’s name in them. This episode is to fix that fact, talk Apple event, and report our Avengers: Endgame ticket buying experience.
Bad Reddit Intel From Patrick
Mar 28
We got some bad intel from our good friend Patrick Sturdivant on when Avengers: Endgame tickets would be available. Turns out the bad intel came from Reddit. All the more reason that any less-than-five stars reviews are perfectly at home on Reddit.
New Reviews!
Mar 21
Stan is very upset and very opinionated on Grilled Cheese. So we spend some time following up.
A Philosophical​ Debate regarding Grilled Cheese
Mar 14
Stan and Jon talk about everything that happened in Iowa after they recorded the last episode. This includes a philosophical debate on what makes a grilled cheese a grilled cheese.
Bonus Round: Captain Marvel
Mar 9
In this bonus round episode, Stan and Jon talk all things Captain Marvel. This episode contains spoilers, so feel free to sit on it for a couple days until you have a chance to see Captain Marvel.
Stan Visits Iowa
Mar 7
Stan and Jon record from the same room!
Patrick is Coming to Town!
Feb 28
Today we have breaking news regarding Avengers 4: Endgame. We’re excited and we can’t wait.
Episode 32 – The Milkshake that Wasn’t
Feb 21
Winter is not over yet. Jon spent nearly 2 hours shoveling after the most recent snow storm. Stan asks Jon about snow removal tools and discovers that he finally ordered a snowblower! Somewhere in there we go off on a tangent on Star Trek.
Episode 31 – Snow, Football, Star Trek and Twitter
Feb 14
Winter is not over yet. Jon spent nearly 2 hours shoveling after the most recent snow storm. Stan asks Jon about snow removal tools and discovers that he finally ordered a snowblower! Somewhere in there we go off on a tangent on Star Trek.
Episode 30 – Maybe Weezer Should have Performed the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Feb 7
Stan and Jon reflect on the Super Bowl that Jon didn’t watch. Jon is happy that now everyone thinks that football is as boring as he thought for years.
Episode 29 – The Polar Vortex is Upon Us!
Jan 31
Much of the United States was hit with a polar vortex. It’s cold. After getting lots of snow so far this year. So that is the topic of our conversation this week. Stan and Jon talk weather and whether Jon should finally purchase a snow blower and reclaim…
Episode 28 – Work When You Work, But Don’t Overwork
Jan 24
This episode was sparked by a tweak about advice to new software Developers. Stan replied: “Time management. Work when you work, but don’t over work. When I was new I kept absurdly long days, sometimes worked on the weekend and was always connected by…
Episode 27 – Milkshake Flavored Pop-Tarts, Customer Support, and Solo: A Star Wars Story
Jan 17
Stan did it. He purchased a box of Strawberry Milkshake flavored pop-tarts. Hear the take from his kids and his review. Does this count as a milkshake review or not?
Episode 26 – Starting 2019 and Looking Back on 2018
Jan 10
Stan got a milkshake from Red Robin this week. It went about how you’d expect it to go. We also hit on some other things around Red Robin. We also discovered that there is a Strawberry Milkshake flavored Pop-Tart. Stay tuned for reviews of that.
Episode 25 – The Budget Episode
Jan 3
We’re back from holiday celebrations and ready to tackle the new year.
Episode 24 – New Year’s Resolutions and Note-Taking Apps.
Dec 27, 2018
New Year’s resolutions, iPhone home screens and note taking / task management apps. Listen in!
Episode 23 – Our First Pre-Christmas Episode
Dec 20, 2018
We are just days away from Christmas, Stan and Jon kick off the episode talking about Christmas leading into a special Christmas themed milkshake segment - “Egg nog - milkshake? Distant cousin of the milkshake?”
Episode 22 – Nashville Milkshake and Grills
Dec 13, 2018
If you’ve been paying attention to our Facebook or Twitter account you’ll know that Jon was in Nashville. He talks about his experience with WordCamp US and some of the fun that he had in Nashville.
Episode 21 – Homeownership Woes, Milkshakes and Meatloaf (The food, not the hiphop artist)
Dec 6, 2018
We have an exciting campaign going on during the month of December. We’re looking to support Pastor Joel Fritsche and his work in the Dominican Republic. Here’s the deal, you donate - send us proof of donating $50 or more and we’ll send you a limited…
Episode 20 – Support Pastor Fritsche, get a Sticker.
Nov 29, 2018
We have an exciting campaign going on during the month of December. We’re looking to support Pastor Joel Fritsche and his work in the Dominican Republic. Here’s the deal, you donate - send us proof of donating $50 or more and we’ll send you a limited…
Episode 19 – Jon Moved In!
Nov 22, 2018
In the last week Jon has closed on his house, cleaned carpets, finished packing and made the big move! Listen in to these last steps of the home purchase.
Episode 18 – Remembering Stan Lee
Nov 15, 2018
You can measure short distances on Google Maps! That tip alone is worth listening to this episode.
Episode 17 – Reformation, Voting, and Kanban Moving Boards
Nov 8, 2018
Due to busy schedules, we recorded earlier than expected so no real time election followup. We’re all ready for the advertisements and the discussions to end. Stan tells me why voting is a civic duty and makes a good case for me to go and vote.
Episode 16 – The Best Podcast you Probably Won’t Listen To
Nov 1, 2018
In this episode Stan and Jon discuss Halloween/Reformation Day, next week’s elections, milkshakes, and new apple hardware. Listen in and rate us!
Episode 15 – Would Sidd Finch like Marvel Netflix Series (or milkshakes)?
Oct 25, 2018
If you’re sick of milkshake talk skip the first 3.5 minutes. From there we rejoice in our first iTunes written review AND the first great mystery of Life with a Twist of Lemon.
Episode 14 – Milkshakes power our productivity
Oct 18, 2018
Productivity powered by Milkshakes. Tune in to hear special guest, Lucy Lemon, kick off our Milkshake reviews which then leads us into a listener-requested conversation on productivity.
Episode 13 – Apple Money Grab… or security concerns?
Oct 11, 2018
Today we kick off the episode arguing semantics. Stan has yet another milkshake story. He attends a place with “Shake” in the name and is underwhelmed. Regular listener Tom, sent us an article via twitter for our (read: Stan’s) opinion. Hear us opine on…
Episode 12 – Where you’re sure to find something that interests you
Oct 4, 2018
I’m not even really sure where to start for this episode. We cover a plethora of topics from tech to food, to reading non-fiction. You’re sure to find something that interests you in this episode (even if it only is the soothing sound of The Lemon’s…
Episode 11 – Meat Rubs, New Apple Toys, Investing 101
Sep 27, 2018
In this episode, Stan Lemon reviews Meat Rubs by Fenker (or.. Meat, Rubbed, and Salutary - branding pending.) Stan gives a good review but the only way to get them are to be friends with Rev. Aaron Fenker. Stan got new Apple Gear, much of the world got…
Episode 10 – What to look for when looking at Houses (Top 10!)
Sep 20, 2018
The story of this week’s episode is that Jon had a simple question for Stan that he texted on a Sunday evening after a google search failed him. The question went something like this: “Top ten things to look at when your Realtor shows you houses…. go!” I…
BONUS ROUND – Stan needs a CSS Refresher
Sep 13, 2018
Bonus Round - We forgot to talk about this in Episode 9. Jon gives Stan a hard time for his blog post image not being mobile friendly and helps him to correct his CSS.
Episode 9 – Stan’s Portillo’s Experience
Sep 13, 2018
This week we talk about Milkshakes! Stan’s Portillo’s milkshake to be exact. He had an interesting experience. He tells it better than I do.
Episode 8 – If you don’t buy milkshakes with your money, save for a house!
Sep 6, 2018
This week Jon met his mortgage savings goal so he seeks advice from the most experienced guy he knows - Stan Lemon (who has gone through the process 6 times.) Stan drops some knowledge and points out some mistakes he’s made in the past. Listen in and you…
Episode 7 – Fort Wayne, Milkshakes, and The Death of Twitter
Aug 30, 2018
If you want to hear us talk about milkshakes for an abnormal amount of time, you won’t want to miss this episode! Stan kicks off the episode talking about his day trip to Fort Wayne and how there are now places to eat. We follow up on our milkshake…
Episode 6 – Atlanta and Alexa
Aug 23, 2018
In Episode 6 of Life with a Twist of Lemon, Stan tells us about his trip to Atlanta for work. He has Jon salivating over some of the food he found and looking up plane tickets to head to Atlanta. All of that somehow leads into Jon’s new Amazon Echo, the…
Episode 5 – Ant Man and the Wasp
Aug 16, 2018
This week we release episode 5 of the Life with a Twist of Lemon podcast. Stan and I recently saw Ant Man and the Wasp. So we take a look at the movie itself and its place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You should probably watch the movie first if you…
Episode 4 – Stan’s back from Disney World!
Aug 9, 2018
This week Stan & Jon give their opinion on the New Backstreet Boys song, talk Stan’s new Beats headphones, and his family’s trip to Disney World, hear about Stan’s favorite rides, food, and what he plans to do differently for next time.
Episode 3 – Web Browsers, Word Processors, and Budgeting
Aug 1, 2018
Stan switched web browsers for the day, so he and Jon kick off the episode talking about that. That leads into office type suites, to financial apps to budgeting. Listen in to a typical conversation of Stan Lemon and Jon Kohlmeier.
Episode 2 – The 2018 MacBook Pro
Jul 31, 2018
Stan and Jon take a look at their current Apple products (specifically Mac) and workflows, talk about their history using Apple products, and take a look at the recently release MacBook Pro as they look toward purchasing updates.
Episode 1 – A Podcast Episode About Podcasts?
Jul 30, 2018
Stan Lemon and Jon Kohlmeier talk about their favorite podcasts and why they thought that they should move their phone conversations into a podcast format.