This Bearded Life

I've
lost some weight, gained some weight.  Swam some, biked some and ran
some.  Warrior Dash, Spartan Sprint, Hy-Vee Triathlon and Lincoln Half
Marathon finisher. Self-professed Nike whore and tattoo enthusiast. One
half of the dynamic duo parenting our son B in an open adoption. An
improviser, fluent in sarcasm and swear words, trying to navigate the
social awkwardness of what I like to call This Bearded Life.

Nice try Monday

My Monday commute that started out with me turning a corner in my neighborhood and having the top half of my breakfast sandwich (the one with the cheese and sausage) slide off the bottom half (egg) and then in-between my seats, forcing me to pull over and fish it out with a pen was saved by only by my iPod randomly dropping the best mix of audio goodness the rest of the way to work:

John Butler Trio - Bullet Girl
50 Cent - Gotta Make It To Heaven
Living Things - Bombs Below
Doomtree - Liver Let Die
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - That’s What’s Up
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears - Get Yo Shit
The Shins - Red Rabbits
Bad Religion - Flat Earth Society
Mumford & Sons - After the Storm
System Of A Down - Chop Suey

Nice try Monday, nice try indeed.

S’mores-1 Beard-0 #beardproblems  (at Chollett Chateau)

S’mores-1 Beard-0 #beardproblems (at Chollett Chateau)

First fire of the season. #IFuckingLoveFall  (at Chollett Chateau)

First fire of the season. #IFuckingLoveFall (at Chollett Chateau)

Oh, just the nightly hot lava soak with Epsom salt for the funk toe in a giant blue fish punch bowl….

Oh, just the nightly hot lava soak with Epsom salt for the funk toe in a giant blue fish punch bowl….

I know they are just a pair of shoes and I know I shouldn’t be this excited over them but goddammit, these fucking Air Force 1’s are dead sexy! #AF1 #NikeAirForce1Downtown #NikeWhore #kickstagram #IHaveIs-Shoes #newkicks  (at Chollett Chateau)

I know they are just a pair of shoes and I know I shouldn’t be this excited over them but goddammit, these fucking Air Force 1’s are dead sexy! #AF1 #NikeAirForce1Downtown #NikeWhore #kickstagram #IHaveIs-Shoes #newkicks (at Chollett Chateau)

Popcorn break. Great morning for the zoo! (at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium)

Popcorn break. Great morning for the zoo! (at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium)

@Gatorade we’re accepting sponsorship requests. #firstsoccergame

@Gatorade we’re accepting sponsorship requests. #firstsoccergame

First soccer game! #cousins  (at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Omaha, NE)

First soccer game! #cousins (at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Omaha, NE)