VICELAND Is Awesome

VICELAND Is Awesome
I recently started watching VICELAND, the TV channel by Vice. It’s an interesting mix of programming. Vice airs documentary style shows that focus on fringe culture – drugs, disease, travel, crime, technology. It’s a great mix of topics that are looked at in a slightly different way then you’re used to. So far, I’m invested ...

Justin & Amanda Learn To Cook: Meal 2 – Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

10. January 2017 Learning 0
Justin & Amanda Learn To Cook: Meal 2 – Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin
Week two is in the books. This week Amanda and I decided to tackle pork tenderloin. It’s not my favorite meat traditionally, but I actually really liked this meal. Here are the ingredients, followed by the directions. Ingredients:  Salt Pepper Garlic Olive oil  Cauliflower Chives Parsley  Chickpeas Pork tenderloin Honey  Dijon mustard Paprika  Directions:  First, ...

Experiences Over Things: Colorado Ski Trip

09. January 2017 Travel 0
Experiences Over Things: Colorado Ski Trip
I’ve spent every Christmas for the last 28 years with my family. This year, I broke the trend and spent the day with my girlfriend Amanda’s fam. We had a great day and had a white Christmas in Vancouver instead of a palm tree Christmas in Florida.  Since my family would be apart for the ...

Edmonton in January

08. January 2017 Travel 0
Edmonton in January
Yeah, it’s pretty cold here. I came out to Edmonton on Friday night for a wedding on Saturday. My two old bosses decided to get hitched, so I’m bearing down and trying to survive the -20 Celsius weather. Haven’t had much time here, but I did get my hands on some Seoul Fried Chicken my ...

Thoughts on Fort Lauderdale

07. January 2017 Other Stuff 0
Thoughts on Fort Lauderdale
Yesterday, my home airport was attacked. A young man walked into the baggage claim area at FLL and started shooting people.  It’s always awful to see these attacks on TV, but I have to admit – it feels more intense when the attack is close to home.  My business partner and I fly in and ...

The Best Books I Read in 2016

The Best Books I Read in 2016
This past year, I read 27 books. That’s quite a few more than I read in 2015, but honestly, I didn’t find as many that I loved in 2016. Last year, I wrote about 7 books that I loved, this year, I narrowed it down to 5. Historical non-fiction, self-help, science, biography, and business make ...

The 4 Biggest Wastes of Time

05. January 2017 Productivity 1
The 4 Biggest Wastes of Time
I came across an article this morning with this title but found the information to be pretty useless. So I figured I’d punch out my personal 4 biggest wastes of time, quickly (as not to waste any time). 1. Television Don’t get me wrong, I’m always going to watch Jeopardy and Survivor. But those two ...

Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook: Meal 1 – Swordfish

05. January 2017 Learning 0
Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook: Meal 1 – Swordfish
This year, I’ve decided to learn how to cook a little bit better. My girlfriend Amanda and I cook pretty regularly – but by no means are we experts. So, we’ve decided to try something new. Each week we’re going to cook one new meal, that neither of us has made before. I’m sure some ...

Key West 2016

04. January 2017 Travel 0
Key West 2016
In November just before Thanksgiving, my family and my girlfriend’s parents decided to take a trip to Key West. We stayed at an Airbnb for 2 nights and had a blast. The first night, we stopped in at Louie’s Backyard for a five-star dinner. The sun was just setting as we ate, making the very ...

Personal Goals for 2017

Personal Goals for 2017
This year, I decided to break up my goals. I’m focusing heavily on improving my health in 2017, as I’m getting closer to the age of 30 and would like to feel good about where I stand on that front. You can see my health goals for the year here.   I also thought it ...