A Man Can Dream, Right? (a trip to the Harley Davidson Dealer)

Chris and Nick Visit the Harley Dealership

I love riding motorcycles. I love all aspects of it. The precision of the machinery, the beauty of the bike, the routine of planning and preparing for a ride and the company I find along the way.

My brother Nick is in town for a bit, and along with Amy, we decided to kill some time… and one of my favorite pastimes is touring the Harley dealership. One day, I will own one of those beasts. But until then, this photo of Nick and I above will have to do.

The Best Shave I Have Ever Had

New Shave Kit

For Christmas I bought myself something special… a DE (double edge) safety razor and shaving kit. The razor was produced by Merkur and is the heavy-weight, barber-pole style, single blade razor. I had no idea how fulfilling shaving could be! Matched with a badger hair brush and some Williams shaving lather, my shaving experience has changed forever.

After only one shave I noticed a dramatic difference. On top of being the cleanest shave I have ever had, I also have zero razor burn and no ingrown hairs! Hard to believe after years of shaving with a Gillette Mach 3 that something can change my life so greatly… I no longer dread getting up ad shaving.

I highly recommend switching from your cheap disposable razors and moving to one of these replica beauties. Your face will thank you. The art of shaving has returned for me, and the pain associated with shaving is gone.

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ESB Brews the Podcast Alley 3 Year Stout

Richard and I

Well, I don’t have time to get into the nitty gritty details now… but I just wanted to thank Richard from the Elizabeth Street Brewery for doing something very special for me. I talked him into brewing me my very own beer, roughly titled the ‘Nilla Oatmeal Stout for Podcast Alley’s 3 year anniversary. Quite honestly, it is one of the finest beers I have ever had. In the photo above is Richard and I with the labeled 22 ounce bottle. See the brewing process and the rest of the photos to get more info.

Did You Know the War Could Cost Us $500,000 a Minute?

Just a quick note about the cost of the war in Iraq.  I have strong feelings for both sides of the war argument, not appropriate in this forum. I just found this statistic alarming.

“The money spent on one day of the Iraq war could buy homes for almost 6,500 families or health care for 423,529 children, or could outfit 1.27 million homes with renewable electricity, according to the American Friends Service Committee, which displayed those statistics on large banners in cities nationwide Thursday and Friday.

The war is costing $720 million a day or $500,000 a minute, according to the group’s analysis of the work of Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard public finance lecturer Linda J. Bilmes.”

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