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Pinthouse Pizza: Go For The Beer, Stay For The Pizza

Pinthouse Pizza: Go For The Beer, Stay For The Pizza
If you’re going to Austin and you love craft beer, you’ll have to try Pinthouse Pizza. Drink their hazy hit “Electric Jellyfish,” and then stay for a fiery slice of the “Bahn Mi (Crème fraîche, house cheese blend, local sausage, jalapeños, pickled onions and carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, and Sriracha).” It’s pizza like you’ve never had.... Read more »

Swim Lessons Without Dad, Are Not So Bad

Swim Lessons Without Dad, Are Not So Bad
It seems, for my youngest daughter Paige, that swim lessons without me are not so bad. Prior to this last week, it was a heartwrenching experience for both of us. I use to swim with Paige, dump water on her head, and sing songs that made her comfortable in the water. But all that changed... Read more »

Picking Up Screws and Nails Can Save A Flat Tire

Picking Up Screws and Nails Can Save A Flat Tire
Pick up screws and nails in your alley, that way you won’t run over them. Seems like a simple idea, right? Every day, when I walk or run, I scour the alleys and streets for anything sharp. I use to just kick them out of the way. Now I pick them up. I have a... Read more »
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We Just Finished Our First Year of Pre-kindergarten

We Just Finished Our First Year of Pre-kindergarten
My daughter just finished up her first year of Pre-kindergarten. It was a milestone for her; and for me. She was scared of the unknown, and I was as well. She walked into school with butterflies in her stomach, and I went home with a lump in my throat. With each day it got better.... Read more »

June 2nd! It's Free Donut Day!

June 2nd! It's Free Donut Day!
“Hey Chicago, what do you say? It’s Free Donut Day!” Me: “Abby and Paige, are we going to get our free donut?” Abby: “Ummm…dad, we already WENT!” Want more from the Cut Out Kid? Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »

Zillow Is Getting 'Zued over Zestimates

Zillow Is Getting 'Zued over Zestimates
A Glenview real estate lawyer is suing Zillow over their unlicensed “appraisals.” You can go to their website, type in your address and see how much your home is worth. Sounds like a great tool, right? Here’s the problem: The “Zestimate,” or appraisal, is off by 10-20%, at least one-fourth of the time. This has... Read more »
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Still Smoky After All These Years: Surly "Smoke" Vintage 2012

Still Smoky After All These Years: Surly "Smoke" Vintage 2012
I waited five years to drink this vintage Surly “Smoke,” from 2012, and, DAMN, if it wasn’t still a smoke bomb!? After 5 years of sitting upright, on a shelf, in a basement, behind a curtain of certain darkness, it has still retained every bit of soot. Like a burnt bacon aroma, that just won’t... Read more »

Top Five Things I've Learned On Craigslist

Top Five Things I've Learned On Craigslist
If you are interested in selling an item on Craigslist, here are five important things I’ve learned: 1.) Make sure the buyer brings CASH; the exact amount you’re asking for, BEFORE they come. Why waste time if they are only bringing $10, hoping to haggle, when you have an item selling for $20? 2.) Make... Read more »

I Lost My 2 Year Old At An Easter Egg Hunt

I Lost My 2 Year Old At An Easter Egg Hunt
For a few minutes, I lost my 2 year old daughter at the school Easter Egg Hunt. We were waiting in line, when an aide asked, “Are there any kids under 3 in line?” “Yes,” I said. “My littlest daughter is.” To which she replied, “She can come to the front of the line, with... Read more »
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An Unattended Seizure Outside Of The Not-So-Friendly Confines

An Unattended Seizure Outside Of The Not-So-Friendly Confines
Twenty-four hours later my wife and I can’t stop thinking about a man who had a serious seizure outside of Wrigley Field. He fell into the street right in front of us and started shaking. Jen yelled, “He’s having a seizure!” Another girl yelled, “Do something, help him!” The cries went unheard. Military police informed us... Read more »