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Traveling For Next to Nothing

Last August my friend Tyler Stanton and I took our lovely wives to Vegas for 3 days. The airfare (Southwest) and hotel rooms (MGM Signature Towers) were paid for completely in points. (There were some taxes – $10 for flights, a little more for rooms – but it was basically free.) This is just one […]

Welcome to the all new!

It’s been over 5 years since I made major changes to the blog, and man were they overdue. I’d love for you to poke around a little and check things out. A few things to note: + There are a few stand-up clips (including two new ones) from my show on the Stand-Up page. (and […]

On Backing Up Your Computer

This is a guest post from my friend Geof Morris. If I walked up to you right now, put a gun to your head, and stole whatever computing device you were using to read this, what would you do after I left? After filing a police report, you’d work with your insurance provider to replace […]

My Packing Light Story

My friend Ally Vesterfelt has a new book out today called Packing Light: thoughts on living life with less baggage.  A few months ago she asked me to share my packing light story as a part of a video she was putting together for the book, so check it out. Come for my 14 seconds, […]

I’m On A List!

…and wouldn’t you know it, it’s actually a good list! Rejuvenate Meetings Magazine put me on a list of 40 Changemakers Under 40 years old, which is quite an honor. If you want to read my section, you can do that here: Bryan Allain – 40 Under 40. Coolest part is that my schnoz got […]

Pictures of Extraordinary Merit

This week in POEM, some pics from my phone… While waiting for our food at a restaurant I tapped into my inner sketch artist and drew my son’s face. Upon seeing my creation he asked me why I didn’t love him and made his first of many appointments for therapy.

Monday Soup

1 part broth, 1 part noodles, and 2 shots of espresso…it’s Monday Soup! + I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you are one day closer to your hard drive failing. On Thursday afternoon the hard drive in my 13-month old MacBook Air bit the dust. Yes, I do have a backup plan in […]

5 Random Things

Literally, the first 5 things at the top of my brain… 1. Running in a Spartan Race with Erica and some friends this month. If you know me, you know that this was not my idea. 5 miles, tons of obstacles, and lots of mud. I’m angry just thinking about it. I’ll let you know if […]

5 Random Things

Literally, the first 5 things at the top of my brain… 1. You can get my humor book, Actually Clams Are Miserable, for free on Kindle this week! And if you’re looking for something fun to add to your Father’s Day gift, pick up a paperback copy for less than $9. 2. Excited about Pacers-Heat […]