Best blue cheese cheeseburger in NWIndiana updates & my Spring 2013 trip to Southwest Florida

To give an update on the Blue Cheese Cheeseburger endeavor: I’m heading back to Southwest Florida for about a month or so. It looks like I’m leaving the 26th of February. The OldOld Man is coming home early this year. With his birthday, family visits and his early departure time, travel plans have been expedited. …

[Open ‘Thank You’ Letter to] Ellie Goulding. Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, IL. January 29, 2013.

Hi, Ellie, It was April of 2012. I was slumped in a seat at Midway Airport in Chicago, listening to a Spotify playlist my company’s consultant made for my trip back to Ft. Myers, Florida. It was to help me forget about the fact that I was waiting to get dumped by the girl of …

What is the best blue cheese cheeseburger in Valpo? In #nwindiana? Anywhere?

best blue cheese cheeseburger in northwest indiana

So my banker, Kevin Gould, & I have been looking for a new adventure to start off 2013 – a cleanse the palate, clean the slate, turn the page, start the year off right sort-of-thing. We’ve also been looking for something that’d we’d both love to write about for almost a year. Then it happened …

Things I learned atop a mountain in Alamogordo, NM (AKA “Happy Thanksgiving” – 2012).

As I’ve probably stated on this blog before, my Senior year at Denom U was when I finally had my first emotional break down. I lost the girl of my dreams. I knew I couldn’t go to seminary. I went from direction, motivation, and purpose to debt, days that would never end, a room without …

Review: Big Daddy’s Barbecue in Valparaiso, IN – The Best Rib Joint Y’all Ain’t Going to…Yet.

There are a few places in Valparaiso I like to hit with frequency. There aren’t many places in this town that I won’t like. And there are a few places that y’all need to check out. Like Big Daddy’s Barbeque in Valparaiso, IN. Located in the little strip mall on the east side of Calumet …

Today Is the Day I Retire My Picasso Old Guitarist Gravatar. With Sadness

Today was a bittersweet day for me. When I started playing around with Social Media tools, I used Picasso’s Old Guitarist as my gravatar – a filler till I decided whether or not I liked these tools. But as with many things in my life, I got attached to the picture. Then again, I’ve almost …

“Work, then Rest.” Not “Work, Work, Work,” and “Rest, Rest, Rest”…

sundown in ogden dunes, indiana back in 2010

(I’m working towards this scene, but forgetting to rest as I go) I woke up, got prepared for a meeting in New Buffalo, MI, and called to confirm. They answered, said it would be better if I backed it up a day, and I was none more thankful. Now I’m backing up my trip to …

Buying tickets to the wrong Cubs game at Wrigley Field and the fortunate accident that followed

So when I finally got to my seats at the Church of Baseball – Wrigley, I ended up sitting in the denomination’s front office seats along Scouts’ Row. Section 22, Aisle 6. “Ended up sitting?” Yeah, ended up sitting. “End” would imply a journey, and the implication would be correct because in this case, the …

The time the OldOld Man tried to meet Army Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Crews after a game.

Back in the chair, back watching tv I wouldn’t normally watch. The sun is starting its descent and I’m not out enjoying it. I’m chilling like the dove we found on oldold man Finn’s windshield wipers as we were leaving for dinner n the Florida Gulf Coast / Army NCAA Men’s College Basketball Game. My …

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