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Drinking A Schlafly "Christmas Ale" from November 18, 2011

Drinking A Schlafly "Christmas Ale" from November 18, 2011
I LOVE that they put the exact date right on the front of the bottle! Schlafly Christmas Ale “Special Release” from November 18, 2011. Light and pleasant at first sip. A lot of the spices have faded at this point, so it’s rounding out to be an Amber Ale. Each breath brings cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg... Read more »

Sleep Is Hard To Get Sometimes

Sleep Is Hard To Get Sometimes
I’ve wrote many a song about not getting sleep. I’ve bartended, played in bands, and stayed up all night, many times. But that was the first half of my life, and that was by choice. The second half of my life has been spent up all night, mostly because of circumstance. I’m typing this right... Read more »

Shipyard "Prelude" Special Ale from November of 2012

Shipyard "Prelude" Special Ale from November of 2012
Shipyard “Prelude” Special Ale from 2012 in November. Nothing but chocolate is left, here, in the bottle. Let’s call it, “Godiva saliva.” There’s a little bit of nutty malt as well, but Prelude is a whole different animal than the usual Christmas Ale, packed with weird spices. On this winter’s night, a few years after... Read more »
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UPDATE: Citi Prepaid Customer Service Department Calls Back

UPDATE: Citi Prepaid Customer Service Department Calls Back
The Citi Prepaid customer service department called me just after 8am Saturday morning to apologize. Yes, they are really sorry: THEY CAN’T HELP ME! I’m rarely off on weekends, and was playing with my daughters when the phone rang. I was annoyed, but excited, thinking it might be Citi calling back to say they saw... Read more »

Citi Prepaid: All Excuses and No Customer Support

Citi Prepaid: All Excuses and No Customer Support
The customer is always wrong when dealing with Citi Prepaid card services. This has been my experience over the last 48 hours. For the last three years, I have received a rebate from Acuvue for buying one year’s worth of contacts. The first two years they sent me a check, and I cashed it. Last... Read more »

Battle of Black IPAs: Maine's "Wheez" vs Bells' Uranus

Battle of Black IPAs: Maine's "Wheez" vs Bells' Uranus
My drinking buddy told me that Bells’ “Uranus” was the best Black IPA he had ever drank. As luck would have it, on the same day I acquired a single bottle of that gem, I happened upon a pint bottle of Maine’s “Weez.” Both Maine’s “Wheez,” and Bells’ “Uranus” were rated 99 out of 100 on... Read more »
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Are Pajamas Really The New Style?

Lately I’ve been seeing kids with pajamas on, at all hours of the day, in public. I know we had some weird styles in the past, like JNCO Jeans, but this pajama gram trend has to take the cake. A co-worker of mine says this has been happening for the last few years, but I... Read more »

10 Realizations I Had This Father's Day

10 Realizations I Had This Father's Day
1.) Every parent has a different parenting style. 2.) No matter how bad you think your child is, there will always be worse. 3.) Some kids might actually be afraid of their first baseball game. 4.) Kids learn from other kids. If you want your child to accomplish something, get them around other kids who... Read more »

Highlights From The Pixies Surprise Show @ Metro 6-10-15

Highlights From The Pixies Surprise Show @ Metro 6-10-15
Robert Plant got laryngitis. So, he cancelled his show with the Shapeshifters at Northerly Island. This left his opening act, The Pixies, with idle time on their hands. Instead of squandering said time, they decided to treat fans to an intimate show at Metro. For those keeping score at home. That’s the iconic, punk rock... Read more »
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Butch Walker Dedicates Intimate Set To Father @ The Vic 5-24-15

A Butch Walker show is always high energy. If you've never seen him live, you'll need to cross that off your bucket list.