Disney...without kids!

Recently I got to spend 6 days at Disney World with just my wife and another couple. We had a blast. I get that puzzled look from some of my friends and if they had thought bubbles above their head I am sure this is what they would say: ‘Why Disney?’ , ‘Go to Vegas!’, ‘Go to a an island resort!’; ‘Go ANYWHERE else’. But they all are wrong - let me tell you why… Read More…

I found the PERFECT electronic device!

Now I thought i was in-tune with the tech-world. I read more tech related blogs on the inter-webs than most ‘normal guys’. Somehow or another I missed this perfect piece of kit. As I sat at dinner with some very good friends she began to tell me about a device that limits the time my kids spend on specific websites, apps, and devices in general. She says (very nicely, I might add ) “You never heard of Circle???”. I was mortified. Here was my friend and fellow blogger, who knows I am the technology guy, schooling ME on tech. I felt deflated, inferior, and shamed. I wanted to crawl under the table, curl up in a ball and cry. But instead, I pulled out my trusty iPhone and ordered the $99 device right then and there (the site even supported ApplePay which made my purchase a simple thumbprint scan, and it was done!) Now I had to wait - and change the subject at dinner to something less damning. Read More…

Let Stop Calling Them Teens

I try desperately not to get my news from your typical local TV station. I read most of my news on the interwebs, and while EVERYTHING you read or hear today has an opinion spun into it, somehow reading it myself makes it easier to separate the news from the spin. (At least I tell myself this!) Read More…

Boots and jeans and boots and jeans and boots and jeans....

Welcome to fall, to cooler weather, to the color of the leaves, the best time of the year for sports, and pumpkin EVERYTHING. (I love Pumpkin!) But the best part of the impending change in weather is the onslaught of fine women wearing a nice pair jeans and a sexy pair of boots. Read More…

Poseur…French for douchebag?

I have spent quite a few years attending the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. SEMA is the trade organization that represents the automotive aftermarket - everything from brakes and tires to pinstripes and step bars. Like any organization, especially one that represents as large and as diverse a group of companies, buyers and consumers as SEMA does, there are people from all walks of life, profession, and personal achievement. Read More…

There might be hope...

On labor day my family was invited to participate in a Kick Ball tournament with a large group of friends. There were 6 different teams and at least 10 per team. It was perfectly designed so I did not have to participate with my family, but got to compete against them. This made the games that much more fun - nothing like talking smack to your 11 year old - who subsequently beats your team 18-3! Read More…

I think they are missing the point!

Today I was standing in line at a local home improvement store. There was a (seemingly) nice couple in front of me in line. I chit chatted with them as I was waiting for my turn in line. The nice couple paid and proceeded to leave the store. As they passed through the electronic monitoring gates the alarms started to sound. They kept walking. Out the door they went. The ‘door man’, who’s job it is to stop these people, looked over at my cashier and she says - “they didn't have anything that I was supposed to scan - there was nothing for me to deactivate the tag on!” Read More…

A trip to remember...

It all started back in March. I had received an email from the Metallic Fan Club. (Yes, I am a huge music fan, a metal head at heart, and a diehard Metallica fan!) Metallica just announced a show the grand opening weekend at the brand-new stadium in Minneapolis on August 20th. Fan club members were going to be offered a chance at a pre-sale for these tickets. Read More…

Look out for what?

You see it EVERYWHERE during the warmer months. It is plastered on bill boards, bumper stickers, and even yard signs: Look out for motorcycles! And I truly get it, motorcycles are rolling blind spots. You look in your mirrors and they are nowhere to be found. Too narrow to show up where a car would, to fast to even focus on the fleeting glimpse. Read More…

Can't we just be friends???

There is an extremely annoying trend going on over at Facebook. It seems that everybody and their brother has a new ‘at home’ business, a new product to market to everyone on their friend list. Read More…

Living Lefty in a Righty World

As I am certain the title gives away, I am technically left-handed. However, I am probably considered to be more ambidextrous in the true sense of the word. For those things that define you as being left handed - write, eat, drink - I do left handed. But as life as a left hander has taught me, there are many things that are just easier to do right handed. Read More…

26.2 in your face beyotch!

So I get it. Running a marathon is a feat of physical prowess. I fully admit that I could never do it. I think about it from time to time, and then I think about how much I hate to run. I have resigned myself to the fact that I will never run a marathon, a half marathon, or even a 10K. At the bare minimum it is not in my future plans, however you just never know for sure. Read More…

Quitter Shoes

About a year ago my wife and I traveled to Las Vegas for a conference. Well let's say I went for a conference, she went to lay by the pool and relax. At night I had little interest in ‘networking’ with a bunch of computer nerds, so the two of us got to spend quality time together.

One evening we saw the Cirque Michael Jackson show at Mandalay Bay (the show was amazing BTW!) After the show we put our name in at one of the restaurants that has an ‘outdoor’ area that opens into the promenade around the casino. As we were waiting for our table, and after we were sat we just enjoyed the sights and people watched. Read More…

Game of Thrones

I just returned today from a 2 week vacation. It was a fun, educational, and interesting trip - but after two weeks nothing felt better than to come home to MY bathroom. Read More…

Welcome to Douggiestyle

Well the day is FINALLY here. I have talked about this for several years now, and I have finally pulled the trigger. Many of my friends have heard me discuss the possibility of publishing my own blog and have they waited patiently for me to get it done. However, as most things in my life, I have grandiose plans and little time to execute. Read More…
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