We all have been in relationships that are probably not in our best interest, but when it is your sports team that is the offending partner you really don't have anybody to blame but yourself. Soon you will be able to place your hard earned money on your teams instead of just your emotions...so you have that going for you.
Distractions are all around us this week in the Pallet House, but like true pros we pressed on. Professionals know not to get distracted when using a power washer or a paint gun, but this week we are reminded that we are not the type of pros that have mastered those tools. As long as the accidents we endure don't require penis transplants we should good though.
Most people dream of waterfront living, but it is more often than not out of reach. Trailer park life is easily obtainable, but not often something you dream of. If you combine the two though you just may have a happy medium. Kind of like being colorblind with corrective glasses. It may not be perfect, but it is a pretty good substitute. Of course there is no substitute for a Yeti cooler...that dream lives on.
We should always be checking our surroundings when using ATM's, and sometimes even after. Some scams are relatively harmless, while a small scam like the value of a hotel in Monopoly can be life threatening. Rumors are a scam all of their own, and we spread one.
This week we lost everybody's favorite Drill Sergeant, R.Lee Ermey, and we remember some of the life lessons he taught us. Something tells me he was a Bud man, and two of us reflect on our first week of being one ourselves. The stories get a bit off track, and like eating a two donut burger this episode needed a break...TBC.
A beer drinkers loyalty to their brand is not something you see often change. Truth is many of these loyalties are formed long before the first sip is taken thanks to marketing, or family and social ties. We wanted to put these beer affinities to the test by blind tasting 5 common American Lagers. This sounds easy but when numbers and unsophisticated palettes get involved all bets are off.
This week a one of a kind gift is received. The question is which gem was the gift deemed one of a kind? Was it the Uber driver's war stories, the giant stye, the rainbow shirt, the joy of no carbs and booze, or the return of The Master's. JR knows the answer.
This week we are out of the Pallet House for RVA Brunch Weekend at one of our favorite restaurants and watering hole, Social 52. We discover that there is no such thing as a graceful tooth fairy, well mannered leprechaun, or an ugly quarterback. We did manage to find at least one guy who won't pee in the lazy river though.
Our mystery benefactor has struck again, and this time from San Diego bearing twice as many gifts. We learn of another helpful provider who showed up in the form of a dirty Air BnB. We also find a way to combine the two most common lazy mans food items into an overly complicated but delicious union.
Richmond Brunch Weekend is on the horizon so naturally we brought in Sara and Cazey from the As Told Over Brunch blog to get us up to speed on all that is going on. While they were here we took advantage of having them in the room to help us answer if cheap champagne or expensive champagne makes a better mimosa. A couple of us even treated ourselves like lab rats to test the latest in hangover prevention.
A trip to New Orleans has once again brought the story of Dan Dan the Shoeshine Man to the show as yet another friend has fallen prey to his scam. A new Uber scam has come to the forefront, and we learn of another Uber rider who managed to scam himself. Enjoy the episode; I have to run I have a phone call at the bar.
When it comes to drinking most people think that the company you keep and the venue are the most important factors, but the argument can be made that time of day is just as important. Daydrinking with your B Squad can still be the best time ever and sometimes better than night drinking with your first teamers. Not this episode though because we recorded it late at night.
Dreams are coming true for Olympic athletes from all over the world, and we also see a dream realized by one of our own. Speaking of dreams come true we hear the story of a man who actually met the greatest baseball player to ever wear a Yankees uniform...you guessed it he met...Mack?
This week we are joined by An Bui from The Answer Brewpub and Mekong restaurant. When you have one of the most sought after beer lists in the country we come to you, and that is exactly what we did. No Zima's were consumed, but An made sure that nobody was lacking for a great beer at anytime during our conversation. Cheers!
The NFL season has come to a close, and it was Vegas that ended up losing money on the big game. Elon Musk on the other hand knew exactly how to line his pockets with fresh cash, and outfit the world with the perfect tool to melt the winter snow. Now if only this bathing suit had pockets for me to put cash in so I could afford all of the things in my Amazon cart.
The hype for the big game is at a fever pitch, but true to form we are focused on all the wrong aspects of the game. We may have found the perfect beer for your party though. We revisit a competition that has been lopsided for many years now, but we will know soon enough if the tables have turned. On top of that...yet another pillow.
We have choices when it comes to where we shop for our food. The reasons we choose the stores we do vary almost as much as the stores themselves. What is often overlooked is how the foods in those stores are affecting the world around us and to what degree.
This week we are joined by The Progressive Liberal Wrestler. If you don't know who he is you will soon enough, because he has the most interesting persona in professional wrestling today. Depending on your political leanings you will either see him as the worst kind of villain or an outspoken hero, and both sides of the fence are showing up to his matches to let him know where they stand. One thing is for sure, the Progressive Liberal Wrestler is coming to a town near you to drop some hard left leaning shots on whoever gets in the ring, or sits outside of it.
This week we get a recap of the Ghetto Ski Trip, and if you stick around until the very end...redemption.
The weather has dipped to all time lows and for many of us this means it is time to plan a trip to the mountains for some boarding and skiing. For others planning a trip to Disney sounds like a much warmer idea. Regardless of where your mind wanders in this cold weather we may have found a coffee that can warm you up. This week we also take a peak beyond the Uber curtain and realize Troy was right all along.
Another year is coming to a close, but just because the celebrations are winding down doesn't mean winter drinks are going anywhere just yet. The gauntlet has been thrown down again and we will see who makes the best winter drinks this time around. If your New Year's Resolution was to drink more calorie laden adult beverages you are in luck. Cheers!
Tis the season for dreaming about the possibilities of the year ahead. Many dream of enduring peace, greater clarity of thought, spending more time with loved ones, or any number of well intentioned desires...others dream of cars. Be careful not to dream your days away though or you may find yourself on the wrong end of a Viking Funeral at a water park.
Winter is here and it came by way of the south, and brought some serious travel issues. At least the Griswolds of the world already had their lights up before the mess came so we can all bask is their glow. Through it all we are reminded that Nashville still has a few musical tricks up its sleeve, and some elves get broken legs.
After a month of giving to others we find ourselves on the receiving end of many a gift. The gifts from unknown sources are a blessing, while the gift from the known giver...not so much. The season of gift giving is upon us so hang your Christmas lights, and let the joy of unlit bulbs wash over you.
Our mustache team has reached the last mile on the road to a better place, and riding shotgun with us this week is fellow grower Joe all the way from KC. We encounter a homeless dog along way, and find a car leasing service that may have the right idea. We have also noticed how beer companies are using nostalgia to sell us beers, and one must wonder when we are going to start seeing pull tab cans again.