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Guilty Pleasures Recycled – Kansas

Last Saturday, after a couple hours of yard work, I found myself glued to the couch.  It wasn’t so much that I was exhausted.   Rather, I was mesmerized by YouTube … Continue reading

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Ann Arbor Eats: Dirty Bird Fried Chicken

When did Nashville Chicken become a thing? OK, let’s back up.  Nashville Chicken or “hot chicken” is fried chicken topped with a spicy Cayenne-based sauce on top of it.  The … Continue reading

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Dorm Room Romance

Living here in Ann Arbor, I’m around college students all the time.  I’m sure many of you living in towns where a university is a huge part of the community … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Update

It’s been 7 weeks since I started aging the mini-barrel of bourbon.   To recap, I bought some of Ann Arbor Distilling’s first batch of bourbon in August.  The kit … Continue reading

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Bringing Chicago Back To Ann Arbor

After my cousin and I wrapped up our breakfast at Dove’s Luncheonette, we had some time to kill.  We decided to head over to Costco to check out their booze … Continue reading

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I Need to Join a Barbershop Quartet

We’re still avidly listening to that new Detroit radio station, the one that plays all the hip-hop and R&B throwbacks.  In that time, I’ve come to some interesting observations: I … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gimme Some Sugar…. On second thought, don’t.

I recently read a New York Times article that simultaneously scared the hell out of me, provided relief,  and also made me strangely proud of myself.     According to … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · 5 Comments

Back to Tulum

Back in the beginning of summer, Boom Boom and I sat down to coordinate our calendars.    Anyone with kids in this age of signing them up for all kinds … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · 4 Comments

Channeling my Inner Hillbilly

After the cocktail class at Ann Arbor Distilling, I was having a couple extra drinks with my friend, the male half of The Bloodsucking Lawyers.   We were talking to … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 8 Comments

A2 Drinks – Ann Arbor Distilling Company

Everyone knows about the craft beer explosion and I, for one, am very happy about it.    Michigan has been one of the leaders quality breweries, but other states have … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · 2 Comments