keep your expectations low and i will rise to the occasion.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 22

days like today that are freezing cold and the wind is almost tearing your skin away, just makes me think of being out at my buddy's place in front royal. big meal followed by a sizeable bonfire, live music and sometimes, if we're lucky, some atv time around his 200 acres.

a few years back, we had a man retreat where about 10 to 15 of us boyos in total went out to this place and just chilled. bonfire, bourbon and sing-a-longs...

counting down the days til we can get that bonfire going again have a few more epic nights.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Day 21

mid-day update: thursday night dance parties are the best! make fridays a little tough but when the b-funk starts laying down some phat beats and gets the fog machine and lights going, you only have ONE option. the strobe lights were a little much but the game where you pretend that you are in a flip book, never gets old.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 20

this song is dedicated to ryan. we have had some times big guy... we have had some times.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day 19

Kyoto Drive - So Much Alive Official Music video from Daniel Peters on Vimeo.

my new favorite hot non-alcoholic drink: the virgin hot toddy

ingredients include hot water, iced tea, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey. INCREDIBLE.

hey starbucks... you missed the boat on this one brotha...

mid-day addition: one of my best friends since middle school band and his wife, a good friend of mine from college(i introduced them!!), just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! so happy for you both! i expect the uncle designation to start immediately and if you want to throw the word "great" in there too, i wont complain. obviously less of an age thing and more of an overall observation thing...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day 18

today, a good friend of mine begins a journey out west for a few weeks. and when i think of journeys, i think of frodo and lord of the rings. and when i think of that whiny hobbit, i immediately think of the actor elijah wood.

so to my buddy, godspeed brother and come back safe.

to j.r.r. tolkien, never read the books but if they are anything like the movies, the first book was probably boring and terrible but the last two books were probably great!

and of course, to elijah wood, you are a poor man's harry potter and unfortunately for you, there were more books in the hp series and his character actually gets some(well eventually). honestly, if i were you, i'd start hunting down the producer for ender's game. there's less whining, definitely less walking around and i think he was a bit of a ladies man(if i remember that book from 9th grade correctly). definitely a step in the right direction for you big guy!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 17

sometimes you just need time away from your life.

mid-day addition: i saw this and i have to share. while not a real music video, and is definitely not deserving of its own day, this is an amazing amateur video that deserves at least one viewing all the way through prior to thinking about booking a one-way ticket outta here...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 16

New Found Glory - Truck Stop Blues from Matthew Stawski on Vimeo.

mid-day addition: a discovery was made this afternoon. while making the drive from va beach to dc, my brother and i made a delicious find.

the northernmost zaxby's located in williamsburg, virginia.

he and i were shocked. the zaxby's has only been there for a handful of months. brand spanking new. we did some quality control and as expected, it was incredible.

if i were a chicken, i would be HONORED to be in a delicious zaxby's sandwich.