Freezing To Pearl Jam

Back in 2000, before the election, my friends and I decided to go to Alpine Valley, Wisc. to see the last of the ‘90s grunge bands, Pearl Jam. It was in the middle of October and We somehow rented a van without owning a credit card or being over 21, but I guess stranger things…
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Let The Mustache Showdown Begin

Next weekend Gina and I will be driving up north to celebrate the sixth annual mustache showdown. It will be a weekend of camping, partying and yes, my friends and I will be sporting some of the most disgusting mustaches we can dream of. What, I’m sure you’re wondering, is a “mustache showdown?” Well, six…
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New Year’s In Florida

This story comes from my senior year in high school, 1999-2000. A friend and I, being bored and wanting an adventure, decided that we would like to see the band Phish’s New Years’ show. We drained our savings accounts, bought plane tickets and booked hotels five days before the show began. How? Well, this was…
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Buses: Why I Don’t Ride Them Anymore

It was in 2003 when I traveled to Wyoming from St. Cloud on a bus, and it was one of the most miserable times of my life. I had a couple of friends working out at a resort at the Grand Tetons and being bored and whacked out on too many Jack Kerouac novels, I…
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The Wedding

Just to get this out of the way, because it is embarrassing. Just hours before my wedding, I ended up in the emergency room after accidentally stepping on a champagne flute. I ended up with stitches and a bum foot for one of the biggest days in my life. No more about my foot. A…
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