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@brookie44 // milwaukee by way of chicago.
my life goal is to appear on Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune.

crossword aficionado, advocate of properly placed apostrophes & alliteration, collector of Topps baseball cards from '87-'89, Chicago Bears & Bulls fan + music junkie

Everything posted on this blog is my personal opinion and does not represent the views of my employer or its clients.

I know this is kind of lame and I get that most people do this all the time but whatever, but I just made the third to last payment on my hilarious car, made the one-billionth payment on my student loan (under $5k left!!!), paid all the other misc. bills (f-off Time Warner), and then transferred a bunch to savings. I assume this all just falls under regular adulting but I’m just gonna be walking around like the guy in the video all day anyway. 

Video credit to http://whatichasedaway.tumblr.com/

at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Early morning fishing trip. Clearest water I’ve ever seen.  (at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin)

Early morning fishing trip. Clearest water I’ve ever seen. (at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin)

cottage weekend. (at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin)

cottage weekend. (at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin)

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.”

If you need to feel better about yourself today, this will never ever get old. 

Oxfords! Faux hipster checklist nearly complete. #31philliplim

Oxfords! Faux hipster checklist nearly complete. #31philliplim

Van de Kamps at Opryland!  (at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center)

Van de Kamps at Opryland! (at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center)

Here we go!! #garthbrookschicago  (at Allstate Arena)

Here we go!! #garthbrookschicago (at Allstate Arena)

Amazing mail day. These are aces. #27bucksonamazon

Amazing mail day. These are aces. #27bucksonamazon

#theblackkeys brought a pretty epic light game to #milwaukee.  (at BMO Harris Bradley Center)

#theblackkeys brought a pretty epic light game to #milwaukee. (at BMO Harris Bradley Center)

I’m not usually one to take sunset photos, but holy smokes, this one was breathtaking.  (at Dyckesville, Wisconsin)

I’m not usually one to take sunset photos, but holy smokes, this one was breathtaking. (at Dyckesville, Wisconsin)

Solid. (at Palomino Bar)

Solid. (at Palomino Bar)

I run long distances because I love beating that voice in my head that keeps telling me to stop. #running #runnersworld

I run long distances because I love beating that voice in my head that keeps telling me to stop. #running #runnersworld

Chills. No other night like Monday night. New #espn commercial starring Brandon Marshall nails it.