American philosopher and shock rocker Alice Cooper said it best: School’s out for summer. Here in the coastal American south, that means one thing: beach trips. Most day trips only require you to hop in the car and go. Beach trips, however, are special. They require special clothes and accessories. Pack correctly, and you’ll make […]
Back in the fall of 2014, Christian and I had a brilliant idea. We were both overweight and out of shape. We decided to make our battle with the bulge public via Plaid Dad Blog. And thus, Fatoberfest was born. One word adequately sums up the results: FATTER. Christian actually dropped a few pounds, but […]
I’ll warn you, this post is full of numbers and math. You might feel like there’s a trick S.A.T. question in the mix. If Frank is on a train traveling 60MPH, and he eats all the red meat in the dining car, how long until he’s dead? Who cares! He got to eat all that […]
Our buddy Justin Conners over at lifein140.com (you can also find him at The Great Big Beautiful Podcast and his Life in 140 YouTube channel) recently posted on Facebook that he had two free nights to himself as his family would be traveling. He had never experienced this much alone time before, and he needed […]
It says right on the box, “Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.” Well, I can’t vouch for other people, but that statement holds true in our house. Sometimes we get excited about a certain product we’re asked to try at PlaidDadBlog. Sometimes, I’ll be honest, we dread it. It may be a brand we’re not familiar […]
Congrats to the Denver Horses for their football game win. It was a sloppy game with plenty of penalties, dropped passes, and turnovers. It will be remembered solely for (likely) being Peyton Manning’s last game (thank goodness he won, otherwise we’d have to watch him get injured again next year). The commercials were more forgettable […]
Guys, Thanksgiving is only hours away. To us, Thanksgiving means we get to eat too much and watch football. (Maybe we should rename every Sunday between September 1 and Valentine’s Day “Thanksgiving”) Our wives don’t mind us taking Sunday afternoons to scarf down junk food and fall asleep to Payton Manning barking “Omaha” as long as we […]
I love root beer. When I say “love,” I mean altogether insanely obsessed. As in I would probably dig up your poor dead grandpa and punch him in the nose if that means I can get a swallow of the stuff. Of all the carbonated soft drinks created by man, root beer stands head and […]
Last week, I went on vacation with my family. When I say “family,” I don’t just mean my wife and kids. By “family” I mean my in-laws and my brother-in-law and his wife and kids. Six adults and seven kids, all related by blood or marriage, stuffed into the same beach house for eight days. What was I […]
School’s out. The kids are running around the house screaming bloody murder. It’s 95 degrees at dawn (someone tell the devil to close his freezer door). It doesn’t cool off until 3:00 in the morning. That can only mean one thing: it’s vacation season. Everyone should, if possible, take a vacation each year. It’s a […]
Aaron’s wife Laura, from SimplyHealthyMama, bring you another NatureBox unboxing. It’s a HOT one!
The alarm blared at 7:00 yesterday morning. I groaned, wishing I could roll over and snore for another ninety minutes. I slithered out of bed, stumbled to the closet, and fumbled with my running shorts and dry weave shirt. I nearly fell down trying to put my shoes on. Barely awake, I trudged outside and […]
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® Smithfield® and Farmland®, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #GetUpandGrill #GetFiredUpGrilling http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH Today we have a challenge of epic proportions! Charcoal vs Propane. Fellow Plaid Dad Aaron is a big proponent of charcoal. I’ve always favored propane. Not […]
Today we have a bit of fun between Aaron and his wife, Laura. Known online as the SimplyHealthyMama, Laura is a blogger extraordinaire, avid runner, and eater of all things healthy (and corn nuts). So come along as she forces Aaron to try some healthy snacks, much to his dismay, and your enjoyment.
Meet the rabbits of Rabbigeddon! These are the rabbits we will be breeding in our new rabbitry. One Black American male, and two White New Zealand females. Stay tuned as we delve more into raising rabbits for food. RABBIGEDDON!!