Best BBQ joint we’ve found since moving to the A. @emicam4 (at Bub-Ba-Q)

Best BBQ joint we’ve found since moving to the A. @emicam4 (at Bub-Ba-Q)

Yeah, that’s a @DallasCowboys sweatshirt for school pictures, circa 2nd grade (1992ish). #tbt #KeepItClassy

Yeah, that’s a @DallasCowboys sweatshirt for school pictures, circa 2nd grade (1992ish). #tbt #KeepItClassy

Sexy. Beast. #tbt

Sexy. Beast. #tbt

Let the record show, that on this day, more than 4 years after starting, I have obtained the platinum trophy for Modern Warfare 2. #MW2 #PS3 #Persistance #Backlog #ImTooOldToBeThisExcited

Let the record show, that on this day, more than 4 years after starting, I have obtained the platinum trophy for Modern Warfare 2. #MW2 #PS3 #Persistance #Backlog #ImTooOldToBeThisExcited

#EmptyShelf Challenge Book #4
Title: The Barkeep
Author: William Lashner
Why did I read it: A few days ago, Amazon sent me an email about something called ‘Kindle First' which contained four novels that will be released next month. I could select one of these books for the fantastic price of FREE and read it before the official release. Honestly, none of the books appealed to me, but I'm not going to pass up a free book. Of the free books offered, this book appeared to have the best chance of being read, so I downloaded it.
What’s it about: The novel follows Justin Chase, a law school graduate turned bartender. We learn that six years ago his mother was murdered and Justin’s father was found guilty of the slaying. He appears to be moving past the ordeal and accepting the situation as an underachieving bartender when a strange fellow named Birdie Grackle appears at his bar telling an entirely different story. This entices to Justin to investigate further.
My thoughts: I generally enjoying reading non-fiction/business/finance books, but I actually enjoyed this mystery novel. I may have to spend more time scouring through fiction more often. (Though I will admit that I only read it because I made the assumption that i could knock out a fiction book in an afternoon’s time.)
Where can you buy it? Right here.

#EmptyShelf Challenge Book #4

Title: The Barkeep

Author: William Lashner

Why did I read it: A few days ago, Amazon sent me an email about something called ‘Kindle First' which contained four novels that will be released next month. I could select one of these books for the fantastic price of FREE and read it before the official release. Honestly, none of the books appealed to me, but I'm not going to pass up a free book. Of the free books offered, this book appeared to have the best chance of being read, so I downloaded it.

What’s it about: The novel follows Justin Chase, a law school graduate turned bartender. We learn that six years ago his mother was murdered and Justin’s father was found guilty of the slaying. He appears to be moving past the ordeal and accepting the situation as an underachieving bartender when a strange fellow named Birdie Grackle appears at his bar telling an entirely different story. This entices to Justin to investigate further.

My thoughts: I generally enjoying reading non-fiction/business/finance books, but I actually enjoyed this mystery novel. I may have to spend more time scouring through fiction more often. (Though I will admit that I only read it because I made the assumption that i could knock out a fiction book in an afternoon’s time.)

Where can you buy it? Right here.

Day 2…Still trapped in the house…#ATLBlizzard2014 (at Alpharetta, GA)

Day 2…Still trapped in the house…#ATLBlizzard2014 (at Alpharetta, GA)

#EmptyShelf Challenge Book #3
Title: Outliers: The Story of Success
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Why did I read it: Over the past few months, I’ve read four or five books (including the last one) that has referenced or at least mentioned this book. With that many people talking about it, surely it was worth reading.
What’s it about: Gladwell sets out to figure out how/why people become successful. His research determined that it’s not luck, but generally a series of events that lead to a person’s success, and not necessarily events that the person can control.
Favorite part: One of the chapters discusses successful hockey players. Gladwell discovered that most hockey players that become professionals are generally born within the same time frame, i.e. most of them are born within the first 3 months of the year. This allows the kids to be generally bigger than the other kids in the age group, which in turns provides more opportunities for them to practice and become better athletes. This occurrence repeats every year until the teen is ready for the big leagues.
Where can you buy it? Right here. 

#EmptyShelf Challenge Book #3

Title: Outliers: The Story of Success

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Why did I read it: Over the past few months, I’ve read four or five books (including the last one) that has referenced or at least mentioned this book. With that many people talking about it, surely it was worth reading.

What’s it about: Gladwell sets out to figure out how/why people become successful. His research determined that it’s not luck, but generally a series of events that lead to a person’s success, and not necessarily events that the person can control.

Favorite part: One of the chapters discusses successful hockey players. Gladwell discovered that most hockey players that become professionals are generally born within the same time frame, i.e. most of them are born within the first 3 months of the year. This allows the kids to be generally bigger than the other kids in the age group, which in turns provides more opportunities for them to practice and become better athletes. This occurrence repeats every year until the teen is ready for the big leagues.

Where can you buy it? Right here. 

I find it hard to believe that it takes 10 days to remove my email address from a useless email list I didn’t sign up for. @YahooSports

I find it hard to believe that it takes 10 days to remove my email address from a useless email list I didn’t sign up for. @YahooSports

If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time. — Zig Ziglar
This is the second book for the #EmptyShelf challenge.
Title: Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living
Author: Nick Offerman
Why did I read it: In recent months I have developed a ‘Ron Swanson' infatuation, which led to me receiving this book as a Christmas gift.
What’s it about: Real life stories and anecdotes from Offerman’s life and career. 
Favorite idea: Offerman recommends getting away from all the daily technology and enjoying nature and hobbies you love. Solid advice.
Where can you buy it? Right here.

This is the second book for the #EmptyShelf challenge.

Title: Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living

Author: Nick Offerman

Why did I read it: In recent months I have developed a ‘Ron Swanson' infatuation, which led to me receiving this book as a Christmas gift.

What’s it about: Real life stories and anecdotes from Offerman’s life and career. 

Favorite idea: Offerman recommends getting away from all the daily technology and enjoying nature and hobbies you love. Solid advice.

Where can you buy it? Right here.