Monthly Archives: September 2011

30 in 30, Day 25: Day of Rest

It’s my weekly day off from creating, and the last break I’ll have before the completion of my little 30 in 30 project. Had a nice lunch with mom and dad, and I play to spend the rest of the day sitting on the couch, watching Tom Brady win, my Bengals try to win, and people who like baseball lose more debates about which sport is best. If you’re looking to pass the time, may I recommend some of my previous posts, listed below.

 

Movies Hollywood is allowed to remake (and one of them actually happened, because I am psychic).

A collection of pictures of strangers, sent to me by a stranger.

Why failure isn’t that big of a deal (and will actually help you improve).

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30 in 30, Day 24: NFL ProTips

Ok so I’m asked a lot about my advice for the NFL season, and while I don’t claim to have any inside knowledge, it seemed like a good time to share some of my tips and tricks for the real life and fantasy pro football season.

Tip 1) Don’t overpay for Chris Johnson. One of my fantasy football drafts was an auction draft, and I got Chris Johnson for about $10 under what he was worth. This is good fantasy math, but terrible regular math. But be wary, guys who just held out for big contract extensions rarely live up to their new dollar value right away.

Tip 2) Pick a good RB corps: it’s a run-heavy league, make sure you’re not left in the dust! Or worse, other clichés! Manage your team’s running backs like the Baltimore Ravens manage theirs: a solid rotation of three good backs, and a standing rule never to make eye contact with Ray Lewis.
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30 in 30, Day 23: Bed, Bath, to Infinity, and Beyond!

It dawns on me that for all the jokes and pomp surrounding my summer cover shoot for the Bed, Bath, and Beyond circular, that I haven’t actually posted the photos from that shoot. Since technically I don’t own the rights to the photos, here are photos of the circular, which are public domain (thank you, one semester of copyright law in college).

Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.
Dustin

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30 in 30, Day 22: At Least I Didn’t Cover a Britney Spears Song

Ok, you got me. There might be a partial untruth in this blog’s title…specifically, that I may have covered a Britney Spears song for today’s 30 in 30 project. Now I don’t want to be “disclaimers for my lack of musical ability/knowledge” guy, but I will just say that I played/sang/arranged everything myself (minus the drums), on my computer earlier this evening, in a handful of hours. I get particularly self-conscious when it comes to musical things because I’ve been blessed with so many musically-talented friends who put out content that’s both legitimate, and legitimately good. However, I am still in the unprofessional/amateur category, so I try not to hold myself to their high standards. Luckily, no one on the internet is judgmental, so I imagine people will only have the nicest of things to say about it. Moving on, Britney Spears was in town recently, and I’ve been toying with covering one of her iconic songs for quite some time, but full credit to my buddy Chris S. who pointed out what a catchy cover song this would make. Mayhaps this rendition will further inspire us to do an even better cover within a cover, Inception style. As Reese Roper often said, “I hope you hate it.”

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30 in 30, Day 21: The Best Diet Ever (And Why It Won’t Work)

If you’ve ever turned on a television during America’s holiday season (and for all intents and purposes, it’s right around the corner), you’ve already seen it. The next greatest cure to the shortcomings you never knew you  had, THE best way to get in shape, THE must-have supplement, THE “can’t miss” diet of <insert year here>. Everybody wants to help you lose weight, look great. And as long as you’re willing to shell out a few easy payments of $whatever.99 you’ll have this season’s “it” fix. Atkins. South Beach. P90X. Insanity. Hell, I heard that if you snort a few lines of OxiClean you can drop a couple extra pounds before fruitcake season (people, this is sarcasm, please do no snort OxiClean under any circumstances, then come complaining to me when you’re dead. RIP, Billy Mays). And the worst part is, they’re not wrong. These products/services/plans can get results, and oftentimes DO (I mean, those “after” pictures are coming from somewhere, right?). No, friends, these pitchmen (and women) and their latest wonder-products are not the reason you’re not seeing the results you want. To quote a truly bad Hoobastank lyric (even by Hoobastank standards), the reason is YOU.
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