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Ice Just Got Cool – Plus a Tovolo Ice Molds Giveaway ($85 value)

The following is a sponsored post about Tovolo's Craft Ice Molds. Let me start by saying I'm not a heavy drinker. I certainly enjoy an ice-cold beer while watching the Steelers play on a Sunday afternoon. But when it comes to cocktails, I used to only go for the basics like a screwdriver or whiskey sour. Then I met my friend Rob. We worked together and he was a huge scotch drinker. I tried it once and felt like I was burning my throat off. But Rob gave me one incredibly simple tip that changed my drinking life. We were on a plane off to a conference somewhere. Los Angeles most likely. Maybe ...

The Best Jerky Kit From Manly Man Company Speaks Beef Jerky Truth

I still remember the worst thing I ever put in my mouth. I was working at Wizard Entertainment, a publishing company that put out all sorts of magazines about comics, toys and pop culture. We were mostly 20-something guys that loved superheroes. Yeah, imagine a frat house made up entirely of geeks. That was us. Anyways, we often received gifts from clients and companies and for some reason, one day we ended up with a whole bunch of jerky. There were ostrich jerky sticks. Gator jerky bits. And then... well, then the most horrifying two words I've ever seen combined... Oyster jerky. Yes, it was jerky made of oysters. Never one to shy away from ...

My Watch Has Ended But the Ale is Still Flowing

It's been some time now since HBO's bloodthirsty game has come to end. We've all had time to truly digest the rise and fall of our favorite families from the Lannisters (boooo!) to the Targaryens (Yay! Er, boo?) to the Starks (Forever Yay!). Yes, HBO's Game of Thrones has ended but there's still time for one more toast. Brewery Ommegang and HBO are proud to announce the 15th and final offering in their line of ales inspired by the award-winning drama. I previously shared a pint of King of the North with my buddy Eric. This time around, however, it felt more appropriate to drink alone. The series is over. Characters are dead. ...

I Survived My First Week of Intermittent Fasting

My favorite quote from Garfield (Everyone has one, right?) has to be: Diet is just DIE with a T. Nothing is less satisfying than the first few days of a new diet. You're either screaming at everyone around you ready to bite their heads off because you're so hungry, or you're so disgusted at eating nothing but crunchy, healthy food. Celery is the food of the devil for sure. My wife and I have been trying to eat healthy and lose some weight for awhile now. Nothing seems to be sticking though, except for the extra pounds. So we decided it was time for a drastic change. We looked into the Keto ...

The Most Stuf OREO is What Heaven Must Taste Like

If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that I'm a sucker for OREOs and all of their crazy flavors. Some are solid gold (like the Marshmallow Crispy OREOS!), while others, not so much (I'm looking at you, Lemon OREO). I'm also the type of guy who thinks there's no such thing as too much creme inside of an OREO. Regular OREO versus a Double Stuf OREO? No contest. I'll double down every single time. In fact, I'll use open up two Double Stufs and combine them to one Double Double Stuf. Yeah, if OREO sold just the creme in a jar, I think our pantry would be lined ...

Give a Thoughtful and Unique Gift This Holiday Season with GiftTree

The holidays can be tough. The crowds. The traffic. The family squabbles. The stress. And the never-ending quest to cross everyone off your gift list If only gifts grew on trees, am I right? Well, they may not do that exactly (unless someone on your list is dying for a lemon tree), but I've found the very next best thing. GiftTree is a fantastic gift basket site offering easy shopping and some of the neatest, uniquest and most delicious gifts I've ever come across. Simple to navigate, you can shop by occasions, basket types, gift types, customer favorites or even price to name a few options. What I love is the immense ...