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2812, 2015

ESO, ESO, ESO – “Let it Snow” Parody of Elder Scrolls Online

By |December 28th, 2015|Articles, Gaming, Videos|

Sean Caspian and I locked ourselves into the newly-built eciov studio last weekend and produced this quick parody for all the Elder Scrolls Online fans in the crowd. We called it "ESO, ESO, ESO" because it's a parody of the classic song "Let it Snow." He came up with the idea, and we brought it to life together. Take a two-minute break from your day and watch the festive gaming video now. The making of "ESO, ESO, ESO" I wrote the musical arrangement and lyrics then recorded the instruments and [...]

1712, 2015

The Road to Woodstock: A Makeshift City that Changed History

By |December 17th, 2015|Books, Recommendations|

“Woodstock is the biggest mass of people ever gathered together for anything other than war.” Sometimes an event alters the course of history and starts as just that - a humble festival and nothing more. No one saw it coming. It just happened. As a result, the world will never be the same. Though I am an avid music fan, I learned some fascinating things. Here are just a few: This historic festival didn’t actually happen in Woodstock, NY. The event was fully planned, approved, and set in motion o [...]

2311, 2015

Best Baby Bottle Drying Rack for Most People

By |November 23rd, 2015|Baby Stuff, Kitchen, Recommendations|

Baby bottles are a necessity for almost any family with an infant. Whether you’re a full-time bottle user or only need them every once in a while, you’ll want a place to wash and dry bottles, cups, pumping parts, etc. We don’t have a lot of counter space, so I knew we would need something that was compact. The ones that look like grass and flowers are cute, but you can only get so many parts on that green surface. That's why I set out to find the best baby bottle drying rack. What factors did we [...]

2111, 2015

Epic Spotify Christmas Playlist – My 12 Top Christmas Albums

By |November 21st, 2015|Articles, Music, Music, Recommendations|

It snowed here in Denver last night. My wife is decorating the tree and sipping on hot chocolate (I'm having coffee). That means it's time for Christmas. I'm hoping you won't mind us sharing our epic Spotify Christmas playlist here on the site. If you don't like Christmas music, or Christmas in general, please ignore this post and come back for the next one. We promise not to bombard you with Christmas-focused content all season long. We have plenty of other stuff in the works. If you're like me [...]

1811, 2015

How I Lost 55 Pounds in 3 Months without Exercise

By |November 18th, 2015|Articles, Drink, Food|

If you haven't seen me in a few months, you'd be surprised at how much less there is of me. I started at 352 pounds -- yeesh -- that's my highest total weight ever... so it was time to make a change. In this post, I'll discuss the motivation and the methods I used to explain how I lost 55 pounds in 3 months without exercise, crazy supplements, or fad diets. Keep in mind: weighing 352 pounds means I had/have more weight to lose than most people. I'm hopeful that I'll get back down to a healthy 20 [...]

111, 2015

OMG, The Walking Dead… I Can’t Handle It

By |November 1st, 2015|Articles, TV, Videos|

Well then, that happened. Last week’s episode of The Walking Dead was so intense, I can’t even directly mention it in the title or here without first giving critical spoiler warnings. So, read on at your own peril for season 6 episode 3: “Sorry.” No seriously, it’s your fault if you haven’t seen it. This post contains HUGE spoilers about The Walking Dead. You’ve been warned — 3…2…1…DEAD LIVE! [...]

111, 2015

9 Things I Hate About Apple TV 4th Generation – Updated March 2016

By |November 1st, 2015|Articles, Gaming, Opinion, Tech, TV|

Apps aren't enough to make it great. That first sentence could be my entire post. I have no idea how Nilay Patel at The Verge could give this a 9/10. Christina Warren at Mashable called it "fantastic" and a "huge improvement". Was she using the same device I have in front of me today? My experience was the exact opposite of Nilay and Christina. Go ahead and call me a negative nancy, but too many long-standing issues remain for me to give this device a good rating. Unfortunately, there are so man [...]

3010, 2015

Best Baby Jumper for Children Under 25 Pounds

By |October 30th, 2015|Baby Stuff, Recommendations|

Once my son was about four months old, he wanted to stand up all the time. Since my husband and I run a business from home, we didn’t have the ability to hold him up all day -- nor did we think that would be healthy for his development. That meant it was time for us to find the best baby jumper. Originally, I wanted to get an Exersaucer. I saw that style a lot, so I assumed it must be the best baby jumper. After showing my husband a video of a baby jumping in an Exersaucer, he was completely aga [...]

2310, 2015

Amy Poehler’s Yes Please – Come for Laughs, Stay for Wisdom

By |October 23rd, 2015|Books, Recommendations|

"Here’s the thing. Your career won’t take care of you. It won’t call you back or introduce you to its parents. Your career will openly flirt with other people while you are around. It will forget your birthday and wreck your car. Your career will blow you off if you call it too much. It’s never going to leave its wife. Your career is f*ing other people and everyone knows but you. Your career will never marry you." She's one half the powerhouse female duo of comedy that's dominated your televisio [...]

2010, 2015

Owl City at The Gothic Theatre with Rozzi Crane

By |October 20th, 2015|Concert Reviews, Music|

Ryan Anderson at Foundations Music was kind enough to set us up with a photo pass to see Owl City at The Gothic Theatre with Rozzi Crane on Monday, October 19. As with all our concert reviews, we take photos, talk about the show, and promote the artists. That is, of course, if they're cool. Unfortunately, we sometimes pass on coverage after a show. Maybe their photo contract stinks or they don't play a show worth reviewing. Thankfully, watching Owl City at The Gothic Theatre was awesome. Rozzi C [...]

2010, 2015

Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects – First Book Precision

By |October 20th, 2015|Books, Recommendations|

Before we dive into my review of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects, let's look at the importance of the importance of the debut novel. "We all know each other’s secrets. And we all use them.” Debut novels. There's something special about them, isn't there? Granted, we've all read our fair share of first book flops. However, the debut novel often provides a unique view into the writing of an author and can reveal quite a bit of talent (or lack thereof). As a Stephen King fan, the book Carrie will nev [...]

1510, 2015

Hide and Seek with Lucy

By |October 15th, 2015|Articles, Society|

Beauty. It’s something that’s hiding everywhere we look. Maybe you don’t see it at first. Maybe you even go weeks with the ugliness of daily life being all that’s apparent. But it’s there, I promise. Forgive me. I’m attempting to redefine a word that is oft used around us to mean that which is sexy, attractive, or money-making. No. These things are not beauty; not by themselves. Sometimes they interact with beauty in great ways, but the word is much bigger than these things. I know, I know. Beau [...]

1510, 2015

Stupid-Proofing Magic Mouse 2 – Apple’s True Intent

By |October 15th, 2015|Articles, Tech|

Sigh. I thought I finished writing about Apple, especially in terms of coming to its defense. I haven't hidden my disdain for its software, hardware, or strategy choices over the last few years. Throughout that time, I've come to learn why Apple makes some of their odd choices: stupid-proofing. Call Apple a walled garden or a closed box; use whatever metaphor makes sense to you... but understand that Apple's stupid-proofing is what makes them so popular. Stupid-proofing prevents 90% (or more) of [...]

710, 2015

Best Micro SDXC Card for GoPro and other Cameras – 2016 Update

By |October 7th, 2015|Recommendations, Tech, Technology|

I just recently started riding a motorcycle again after a 10-year hiatus. It's a 2014 C50 B.O.S.S by Suzuki. It's a great bike that's perfect for my needs. I'll write an article on it eventually. Since I have a family I love dearly, I want to be as safe as possible when riding my bike. That means good gear and some tech to help keep me safe. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting some of my recommended gear here on the site. The first part of that series is the best Micro SDXC card for GoPro a [...]

209, 2015

Lyft Driver Application – Dryving with Lyft

By |September 2nd, 2015|Articles, Auto, Society, Tech|

In the "Dryving with Lyft" blog series, I'll be writing about any fun (or not so fun) experiences I have over the next few months. I've been pleasantly surprised by the community Lyft created, and I want to share it with you. It'll hopefully inspire you to sign up with Lyft as a driver or a passenger. Hit the buttons below if you decide to take the leap. Don't sign up without a referral code; you'll lose out on extra money. Disclosure: if you sign up via these links, I get a kickback from Lyft. [...]