That’s right…I do not like Starbucks Coffee. I am sure you have seen the recent Dunkin’ Donuts vs. Starbucks Coffee commercials making their way around cable television. The slogan they are spinning this entire campaign around is that the hard working American prefers Dunkin’ Donuts coffee over Starbucks Coffee. I would have to agree and it is an incredible ad campaign that should boost sales of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, but I do not think Starbucks will see the dent.

So why do I not like Starbucks Coffee? Because it is terrible! Look…I am not a coffee connoisseur by any means. I do not know what makes a great bean, I do not know how to roast it to perfection…all I do know is what tastes good and what does not. Starbucks Coffee tastes burnt. Continue reading Why I do not like Starbucks Coffee

Over the course of the last month, I have had to make some difficult decisions.

Mountain Biking by 198, whatannoys.me and robbsutton.com are starting to grow exponentially and the workload brings itself to too much from one person.

When it came time to make the decision to take on a partner in these online ventures, there was only one name I could think of…Justin Shattuck.

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Last weekend, a group of us headed up to Pisgah Forest, NC for some rest and relaxation. Well…we consider it rest and relaxation, but in reality…it is a bunch of hardcore mountain bikers looking for some sweet singletrack to rip to pieces. Anyways…with everything that is going on with the economy, job market and other daily stresses, it was time to get out and breath that clean mountain air to clear out the head a little bit.

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Louis CK was interviewed on Conan O’Brian a couple of months ago and watching this sequence cracks me up every time. I had to share it! He perfectly explains our incredible, microwave generation that is used to instant information with a sense of entitlement. I think sometimes we need to laugh at ourselves like this in order to see that…even during the rough times…we have it pretty damn good. If you step back and take a look at how far technology and society has come in a very short period of time, it really is amazing. As I sit here, typing away on a laptop that has more power than the $10,000 editing towers I used to use 9 years ago, it is hard to argue how great advancements in technology has made our lives, and instead of taking that for granted…we need to enjoy what we have.

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