Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Own Burger War

With a large portion of Milwaukee all abuzz over the Food Network's, "Food Wars" episode airing tonight featuring two of Milwaukee's premier burger establishments, I have decided to do a food war of my own. This certainly isn't a new thing, I know there have been many people who have since tested the two burger joints (and more) in the area and have written about them. Everyone seems to have differing opinions though, and, well....I want to eat cheeseburgers.

With that being said, myself, along with Tepid Epics, will be trying some of the Milwaukee area's finest burger establishments and sharing our opinions in weblog form. While the details haven't been worked out officially, we are looking into trying the following burger joints:

AJ Bombers
Stack'd Burger Bar
Five Guys

other potentials include:

Cafe Centraal

I know there is 1 chain restaurant (5 Guys), but have you ever had it? It's fucking fantastic, and deserves a go around with our taste buds.

Stay tuned, I hope to be writing shortly about this.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Blog Name

I know what you are thinking, "wow, you changed the look, and now the name...I bet I can expect a new post soon" To which I reply, "quit fucking pressuring me, I'll say stuff someday"

Why the name change though? Simple, I didn't like my last name coming up in google searches. I have to maintain an aura of professionalism these days.

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Look - Same Non Posting

Hey, I made my blog look different. Now, does that mean I'll start posting more?

Listen, I won't josh you around, I'll try, but for now enjoy the scenery.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Top Tweets of 2009 (Apr. 5 -Nov. 3)

I assembled some time ago a list of my top tweets of 2009, I didn't get through November or December's, but whatever, those should still be fresh on your mind, enjoy! I did!

I have caved in, sigh
Present me is going to let future me figure out Fridays plans, ill let him deal with it Twitter is gay @BrewCrewBabe didn't want to be as easily found, haha - Test

Splash zone? That's not a keg! Though I use it more, I maintain my hatred of Twitter, the scourge of society, yeah Is there a better feeling than the sun baking your skin at a ballgame? I think not! Trying tiny twitter since twitterberry is gay Jesus was an alcoholic. Picking up pug in gay Illinois Hmm, I think I like uber twitter I am not on a boat I love when I'm so tired, that I fall into my bed like an giant robot that got defeated. I'm soon to be on a boat I love you America! You rock kid Told dudes that the get er done joke is 5 years old and they should leave. They left Help fight off scurvy and grab yourself some fruit Do you know how to get lady gagas attention? @diddy05 you poke her face BoObs arE. My favorite Don't start a fire! They don't appeciate that. RT @ericdohr: Headed up to peshtigo
Homeward bound! (not the cat & dog but the Dustin) Screw you Jeff Suppan That was a strange dream! I was at a goodwill and NPH was there and Olivia munn was working there. But I did find a perfect top gun costume. After finding all pieces of the costume and being thrilled about it, NPH told me to 'flight suit up!' Frankly I'm surprised that the official french twitterer hasn't surrendered yet since I mentioned blitzkrieg. Good for you France! So proud 5 am cab rides to the cop shop, 6 am campfire! On what was supposed to be a chill night. Stuff stories are made of really Hamburger, consider yourself helped! Fuck you dawn, you were cooler when I stayed up for you and lit a campfire in celebration Upset I had to join forces with a cub fan to tell twinkie fan nl baseball is real baseball Things got all sorts of crazy tonight! Good thing I keep a pocket full of awesome with me at all times Shutup twitter, I don't want you to know what I'm doing 'I got my toes in my dress shoes, ass in an office chair'....that isn't catchy at all The 7 dwarfs were talking to hookers! "hi hoe, off to 'work' we go" how has no one caught this until now Was not expecting a bathroom attendant at the state fair I was afraid the inability to sleep "early" would affect me. Time to deploy operation nyquil Going to "the heart of the Oregon trail" hope I don't get dysentery and have to rest a few days I smell like bacon, and I like it My old fat men in overalls capacity has been reached for the week, to Lincoln I go! This is where robbers stole my wheel. Thankfully I bought an extra at the last fort So, a double popped collar! I thought it was a thing of myth. Dbag of the night, possibly year. "ill wear 2 polos and pop them both" idiot I got a feeling, that tonights gonna be a Tuesday night Wednesday, neutral to me I'm wearing sunglasses inside because a)I'm cool b)the eye doc dilated my pupils. Mostly because I'm cool Just never you mind what I'm doing, nosy people Started my work day talking about boobs, ended with smores talk. Good day! I honestly hope tebow trips on his bible and breaks his wrist. I would start going to church if that happened If kanye west were trying to kill me, I'd buy some time by closing the shades on his glasses Hey Michigan, I came here to chew bubblegum and kick ass! Umm, why does sci-fi channel now use the spelling syfy? Is there reasoning? Because I feel this is retarded Wow, escobar gets another web gem! Screw being a Hoover, this kid's a black hole for grounders RT @diddy05: RT @diddy05: Ditto! RT @diddy05: I'm neat

Life observation #956 - you never wake up on a couch and say "damn its hot" usually quite the opposite The song tainted love will forever have dan akroyd doing the "eh eh" in my head. The song has been, well, tainted! 21 means 19, and 40mph should mean 50mph. What's so hard about this all And 65 mph should not mean complete stop! Fuck!
What did taco bell Canada use for that old tbell slogan: head 2 borders south?
Watching Rick Reilly on sportscenter is like watching the death of journalism firsthand. Well, I'm in some place. That's good I suppose. There are girls, half of which I pissed off because I talk too much, but, good I guess You know it was a decent night when you have to check google latitude just to figure out where you are I like peanuts and like peanut butter. I also like cashews...who wants to help me butterize cashews and make millions? The worst driver type is the overly happy brake tapping guy. I firmly believe this is how cankles are made! Every 2 seconds dude? Really? Just saw a plastic bag floating on a breeze. I had no desire to film it Sticks and stones may break my bones....but a boulder will likely kill you. Going to go kick some balls. I heard I was drinking the high life as well. Where are you wendall?! I ordered a soda at miller park, I was nervous I'd screw my order up and say "I'll have a miller dew" or "I'll have a mountain lite" The sky is making things wet, this befuddles me Go to bed Dustin......ok. The song 'the final countdown' doesn't make too much sense on a Tuesday at 10:18 AM I'm a legend in my spare time Ahh, some fresh Columbian stimulant......oh that could be interpreted bad. Drinking coffee
I should take up smoking so when I get out of breath, I can blame smoking instead of being completely out of shape. A night only takes turns for the better when meatloaf plays. Dead serious How come nickelback keeps releasing the same song over and over? I tried to bounce quarters across the entire bar. Went long, I got this I think half an hour long conversations about how to properly kill zombies is good strategizing for the future. I'm set I have nothing of any sort of importance, relevance, or cleverness to say.....felt I should say that Why do the Canadian airports have a condom machine in every bathroom? "Don't spread these motha fuckin' AIDS on our motha fuckin' planes" What would happen if I used "A touch of Gray" hair product? I'm 26 (hence not yet gray). hmmm, deep thoughts Whoa! My cellular phone has the world wide web! I think beer should be in me soon. I wonder if there is a place to drink around here. Haha, yeah, there, is Because some zombie thing tomorrow. Zombies ruin everything! @diddy05: Why can't I walk on fauxhatten bridge, damn it. I didn't have a doorknob sign so I made my own. Who wants to cuddle I see no one has broken Bielema's sunglasses yet...that's unfortunate. #badgers Just saw a redneck wearing an ecko shirt. Ok then. At least he purchased some Budweiser. Oh oak creek I must be failing at life because I haven't married Carrie Underwood yet. I have Huey Lewis & The News stuck in my head.....that's not a bad thing at all though. Oh Wednesday, why can't be more like Friday? You're not as assholeish as Monday, but you can do better! Fellow Sconnies, don't say Tyme machine...other states thinks your crazy when you ask for a time machine. Damn it taco bell, stop advertising. You're making me hungry Jeff Dunham has his own show? He's funny maybe once. Comedy central, if you're just going to hand shows out, can I be next? Just saw an ed hardy beer. Must be the nectar of the douche. Thomas Jefferson should have finished the Declaration of Independence with a colon upper case P, like, that would have showed those brits! John Jacob Jingleheimer Smit doesn't share my name at all...not even a little bit Rain is God peeing. The pee gets filtered by the clouds, which is why they are always dark when it rains Waking up at 10:30 sucks. Its like your body knew you'd want McDonald's bfast and waited perfectly until you couldn't get it Humanity will figure out world peace before they figure out how to work a 4 way stop! Early bird gets the worm right? Well I don't eat worms, so why do I care? I can seeee you Wisconsin. You look good! I'm about to penetrate your airspace, mmmm Fuck you socks, get off my feet Turns out seals are my kind of creatures that enjoy chilling at a dive bar over pitchers of beer. I can sleep on that thought

Monday, February 01, 2010

Guitar HZero

Well, I am officially working on one of the items I wanted to accomplish before I turn 30. I bought a guitar and am in the process of trying to learn how to play. My concern of course is that I just give up and never really pursue it, but I have mentioned it way too many times and finally just went for it. Maybe it is a 1/3-Life Crisis, but it's something I thought of doing as a kid, so, I doubt it.

While, I think an acoustic guitar has a more, portable factor to it, and I personally like the sound of an acoustic better, I decided to look at electric guitars, primarily to give my neighbors peace. With the electric guitar I can plug in headphones and be the only one to hear my awfulness.

Of course, I didn't want to drop the cash on a really nice axe, just in case I don't pursue it as heavily as I would like to, and also, I don't have the cash to be dropping on a nice guitar. So, I did my research and found a very reasonably priced electric guitar made by Fender. It is called a Starcaster by Fender, and actually comes in a kit with an amp, all the necessary equipment, and an instructional DVD. A true starter guitar.

Well, I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for, and I realize that this isn't going to be the purest sounding instrument; I just need it to be sufficient. So, I did my research, went to several different websites and read user reviews, and for the most part the reviews were phenomenal. Many reviews were from people who play, and bought this cheaper version for someone they know who is starting out. They admit it is just a guitar for beginners, but that it was terrific for beginners and novices. Any negative reviews, seemed to be from people who had know idea what they were talking about. I was sold, and it having the Fender name on it made me feel even more comfortable.

After I unboxed everything and set it up, I popped in the DVD and things were immediately clear that I have a leg up on a lot of beginners in the fact that I am not musically challenged or clueless. For 8 years during middle and high school, I played saxophone in band. I can read music, I am not tone deaf, and I have general understanding of playing music. I was able to manually tune the guitar before I hooked it up to the auto-tuning device, and I was impressed at how close I actually was to having it in tune. Just wanted to gloat a little there.

With the guitar in tune, the next step is to learn some basic chords (using the instructional DVD still). The hardest part, as I knew it would be, is getting my fingers on the right strings in the right fret. I had some practice when I was younger, when my buddy Curtis first started playing bass guitar. I'd always to try play, and he'd help me out a little, but I never really got that good at it. Also, having played saxophone for so many years where the finger alignments are essentially setup vertically and ergonomically for the hand, the guitar has my fingers (seemingly) placed every which way. It didn't take long playing the simple power chords for my hand and fingers to start cramping up. I decided I was good for day 1, and the DVD even mentioned it at that time that my hand might start getting sore and to take a break. Before I quit though, I was able to jump from chord to chord, somewhat smoothly, so I am taking my first lesson to be a success.

But that was the easy part. I'll try to keep you posted on how my self lessons are going.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Some Things to Do Before I'm 30

I haven't bloggered for a bit, and I have been thinking of some things I want to accomplish before I turn 30 (Just over 3 years to go). Obviously, I have to keep this realistic, so, no trips to Australia or those are unlikely (but I'm hopeful). Also, I am not insinuating that 30 is old, it isn't, just a nice round number to accomplish some things. With that horrible disclaimer finished, here we go:

Go Skydiving: A popular item on lists like these. I think of old people making bucket lists with this item on it, and I think, "I don't want to be knocked unconscious by my flabby ass cheeks whipping back." So, I'm making a decision to do this while my skin still has tensile strength and I don't have to worry about losing my teeth. I once had the opportunity a few years back, but didn't really have the extra spending $$ for it.

Take a Caribbean Cruise: This one is actually coming into fruition as we speak...sort of. My buddy Mike created a facebook group last fall for a cruise in 2011....umm. So, being that it is well over a year away, I'm waiting before I make a commitment. Still, I'm leaning heavily on it. Most people go on a cruise as a romantic getaway, or just a couple friends, but what if you had a boatload of besties (that's right, I said it...slightly ashamed) getting all sorts of hammered with you? That sounds epic! Will I fall off and never be heard from again? I give it a 1.3% chance.

Go to Alaska: Once again, many people think of old people, and those cruises along the Pacific Shore, watching Humpback Whales doing it.....whale style. Well, that's not what I'm after. Nor am I thinking of going all "Into the Wild" on people. Nope, I got this idea from watching Dave Attell on Comedy Central's "Insomniac". It was the summer solstice and there is a night long party celebrating 24 hours of daylight. How cool would that be? I mean, seriously? I want in on that party before my liver gives out on me. Nature is cool too, I'm a big fan, and would want to do that whole thing too I suppose. This almost became a reality, when a friend was trying to get a law enforcement job in AK, we had it all planned out that we would visit....jerk didn't get the job.

Buy a House: ewww, sounds all grown-uppy. But, yeah, I should at some point do this....maybe just a Condo, so I don't have to do yard work.

Write at Least One More Piece to "My Collegiate Story": I'll get to it, don't you worry kids, hell if you're lucky I'll finish up Freshman year by time I'm 35!

Stay at the Mandalay Bay, in Vegas, in Summer: Probably the most likely of things to happen thus far. I want to be on their "beach" on a 100 degree day...then go lose my money on the blackjack table while being propositioned by hookers....all while barely remembering anything. I love Vegas!

Learn How to Play Guitar: I've been saying this for years now, and I actually almost bought one a couple of weeks ago. My fear is I give up the hobby too quickly and just lose money. I think I'll be ok though, I love music, and I did enjoy(for the most part) playing the saxophone in band (geek alert), when we played cool stuff at least. So, I think I might actually have the will and want to do it. I think I'll do it!

Get Drafted in the MLB Draft: Listen they have like 1,209 rounds, with 30 teams name has to eventually come up.

Sit in the Wrigley Bleachers When Brewers are Playing...: I would like to finish this off with a "...and catch Brewer's HR ball, proceed to not throw it back" or "...Catch a Cubs HR ball, and Throw it Back", but I'm reasonably certain I'll never catch a ball in my lifetime. I've been to Wrigley, in some pretty damn good seats actually, and rooted loudly against the Cubs. So, now I just want to get drunk and mess with the "bums". I'm fucking likable, so we'll all get along.

Visit the Original Yankee Stadium: Before they tear it down. So much baseball history has gone through it.

Catch a Foul Ball or a Home Run Ball while at a Baseball Game: I've come close, but please see above statement of: "I'm reasonably certain I'll never catch a ball in my lifetime". I'm not going to quit though! Screw you Happy Youngster you fucking prick!

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon: When I was a kid, there was something going on around Spring Green...for something. Anyways, the opportunity was there, and I was too chicken shit to go up. I regret that now. I guess I'm not really in any sort of rush to do this, but, hell, if the opportunity comes again, I'll take it. Now, if I could get an entire nation to watch me travel recklessly through the skies, that would be neat too.

Go Skiing: That's right, I'm almost 27, I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life, and I have never gone skiing. Every winter, I say I will, every winter, I don't. I'd probably snowboard...but we'll just lump it all together as one.

Eat the Hottest Wings at Quaker Steak & Lube: If it is good enough for Man vs Food, it is good enough for me. I love hot food, and if I have to sign a waiver, it must be deliciously hot.

Go To a Big Time Auto Race: NASCAR or Indy, really doesn't matter, probably NASCAR because I could cheer for Kenseth at least. I don't really care about auto racing, but I feel like it would be fun to go to, especially if I were to be in the infield partying. I once agreed to pay $70 to camp for 3 nights and drink all I could drink in the infield before and during the Indy 500. Plans fell through, I was sad.

Take up Curling: I've wanted to do this since I watched the 2006 Winter Olympics...apparently hot chicks partake in curling, so, I feel I should curl as well. That and I think it would be fun. A bigger version of shuffleboard (bar style). Nothing too athletic needed, so, beer can be involved, always a plus. My buddy Peter and I have mentioned it a few times, and have gone as far as researching clubs in the greater Milwaukee area once.

Water Ski: I'll likely kill myself, but I love playing in Wisconsin lakes in summer, but haven't gone as far as water skiing yet.

Some Accomplished Goals
(that I can quickly think of)

Hit a Hole-In-One: That's right biatches...167 yards, 6 iron, uphill.

See a No-Hitter: Had to be stupid head Carlos Zambrano...but still neat to be there to experience it with a "home" crowd. First and only time I will clap and tip my cap to a Cubs player. (At Miller Park vs Astros, 98% Cub fans in attendance).

Whitewater Rafting: Super fun! I want to go again.

Be at the top of a mountain: I didn't 'go tell it' to anyone...until now. Sure, we drove up Pike's Peak, but it was still cool. The lack of oxygen really does produce a type of "Rocky Mountain High"

Drank with the Blue Angels: Isn't this every kid's dream? I'm not sure they were drinking, but I was....and looking at their hot wives

Hear a Canadian say, "eh": Never gets old, it was a "uuge" moment in my life
Drive to St. Louis at Bar Time: This wasn't really a goal, but a stupid decision. Good story I suppose. I might someday write about it (in my collegiate story).

Yelled at People From the 'Real World' While Filming: Yeah, I totally did that in Vegas, bastards didn't put me on air though (I didn't watch, but I was talking for like an hour to the kid who has the 'consent' slips that need to be signed and I didn't need to sign one)