Lisa and her drinking glove.

La Crosse Oktoberfest: Beer and Car Flipping

By     |    Oct 8, 2013
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Wisconsin     |    No Comments

La Crosse’s Oktoberfest is a big deal. There’s music, a parade, carnival games, brats, and fried cheese curds along with beer, drinking games, a golden keg, debauchery, and destruction. Destruction? Yes. Cars get flipped. It’s a tradition. There seems to be some agreement that the festival runs too long. This year’s was something like nine days long. That’s a long time. It used to be only four days long.  Next […]

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So, so simple. So, so easy to screw up.

This Is How You Taco

By     |    Oct 7, 2013
Posted in: Food, Wisconsin     |    No Comments

We’ve had an awesome run of Mexican food lately. We even returned to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to get some of our favorite tacos from our trip. All this good food has made us wonder: Why do some places serve terrible tacos when great ones are so simple? In the spirit of giving, we’ve prepared this guide. Rule #1: Use two tortillas. With two tortillas, your chances of blowing out the […]

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Mr. Two-Phones in London.

Prepping for another European adventure

By     |    Sep 17, 2013
Posted in: Adventure Prep, Travel Tech     |    No Comments

We’ve got a trip to Europe on the horizon, and the preparations have begun. I’ve got our hotels starred on my Google Map. I’ve got those maps downloaded to my phone so I don’t need a data connection to navigate when we arrive. I’m starting to plan out what tech I’ll bring and what I’ll leave behind. Here’s what I’m thinking so far: Bring: Smartphone // Leave Behind: Data Plan […]

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Mmmm. Bacon AND beer.

Bacon Happy Hour Is Genius

By     |    Sep 15, 2013
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Wisconsin     |    1 Comment

While researching La Crosse, we came across an intriguing boast: Dublin Square offers free bacon during their happy hour. Further investigation was necessary. Visions of bottomless bacon bowls enchanted our dreams. It could never live up to our expectations. But it almost did. Here’s the deal: get a drink at the bar during happy hour. Ask for some bacon (you have to ask for it). You’ll get two slices of […]

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Lisa got the Vegetarian Ramen with cheese.

Mr. Coleman Can’t Compete With @momofuku Ramen

By     |    Jul 29, 2013
Posted in: Food, New York     |    No Comments

We recently discovered Mind of a Chef on Netflix. The show is great, but there’s one big downside of watching it — it leaves you wanting to eat food you may not have easy access too. We don’t all have a noodle shop down the street to satiate the cravings the show creates. And packaged ramen can only do so much, a lesson we learned on the road. Luckily, we found […]

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Back to the Corporate World

By     |    Jul 16, 2013
Posted in: Jobs, Money, Reality     |    3 Comments

We’re headed back…back to the corporate world. It’s OK, I’ll wait a minute while you check the date. No, it’s not April 1st. No, really, this is not a joke. I’ve been offered a job, a job in the corporate world, which I’ve accepted. Yes, really. This is something we were told we wouldn’t be able to do. If we quit our corporate jobs, people said, that was it. We’d […]

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Mt. St. Helens, east Portland.

Overheard: Moving to Memphis

By     |    Jul 10, 2013
Posted in: Oregon     |    2 Comments

Overheard this exchange in a bar the other day: “Memphis? Didn’t you get the memo?” “I know, I know. I’m supposed to be moving to Portland.” “Everybody that moves away from here moves to Portland!” “There’s no music scene in Portland. It’s much better in Memphis.” “Really? Most people here are under the impression that everything is better in Portland.” Fittingly, I’m reading A Good Place to Live: America’s Last […]

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Other bars take note: THIS is a view.

Getting a Beer in Salt Lake City, Attempt #2

By     |    Jun 28, 2013
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Utah     |    1 Comment

Last time Lisa and I were in Salt Lake City, we had trouble finding a local watering hole. We ended up at Uinta Brewery in basically an industrial park. The beer was good, but the vibe of the city rubbed us wrong. Too bad, too, because there are a lot of reasons to love this town. Anyway, I found myself serendipitously back in Salt Lake City. Well, more accurately, I […]

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A few months ago when the stack of papers grew taller than a wine cork.

State of the Union: 1H 2013

By     |    Jun 18, 2013
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While we’d once wrangled it into near submission, time has really started to roll lately. Here’s what we’ve been up to. Book: Done (almost) We’ve got a few people looking at the last draft of our book. As soon as we go through one more round of revisions, it’ll be available on Amazon. We’re pretty excited about Amazon’s publishing platform — it’s very slick. Still not ready to share the […]

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Green chili cheeseburger: perfection in New Mexico.

National Burger Month Suggestions

By     |    May 7, 2013
Posted in: Food     |    No Comments

Well, according to the internet, it’s National Burger Month. According to me searching on Google, that designation may be a bit dubious, but pretty much every news outlet is ready to play along. Whatever. We’ll play too. Burgers are yummy. Need a burger? Up for a drive? Check out our middle-of-nowhere best burger list. Everything from the Jalama Beach Burger to the Adirondack Larry Burger, 2,500 miles east of Jalama […]

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