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Dr. Z and Bitterman Podcast

We talk about important life issues.  In today’s show we talk about people that have expensive cars that feel they need a huge sticker to let you know what it is, how toilet protectors affect our lives, why milk hormones only benefit women, what happen to the receptionist that killed herself over putting a prank call through to Princess Kate, the difference between face soap and body soap, and why women don’t like balls.

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2012 What to Get Your Man for the Holidays

Small Things

Cigars, Cutters, Lighters, Ashtrays, Humidors


Road ID


Liquor Minis or Liquor filled chocolates


Bike Gloves

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Bigger Things



Charging Caddies



Bluetooth Headphones


GoPro Hero 3


Cardo G9 Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom


ManGrate Grilling Accessory



Dewalt 18v Hammer Drill and Light


Universal Remote and Bottle Opener


Expensive Things

Garmin Fitness Watches


Fischer Soma Vacuum Ranger 12 Ski Boots




Niner RIP 9 Mountain Bike


Ducati Streetfighter


Nikon 3200


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Puff, Puff, Pastry and Pizza

Last night was a nice guys night.  It started out with a Papa Murphy’s pizza that I transformed in to The Man Pub’s pizza.  I added puff pastry to the top.  BAM

We also started out with some Deschutes Obsidian Stout which is just an amazing beer.  It is not a super thick stout but it has a full flavor of chocolate and espresso.

Next it was outside to enjoy a couple of cigars, Glemorangie Scotch, a local beer from Sleepy Dog Brewery in Tempe, AZ.  Another great beer that Drew picked out.  

I had a Gurkha Grand Reserve Cigar which was awesome.  it is a light cigar that is infused in cognac.  Drew wanted a more full body cigar, so he thought.  He was at a cigar bar and they wouldn’t even let him buy a full body cigar because they said he wouldn’t like it.  Of course now that’s all he wants.  I got him a medium-full body cigar, a Cubita Spanish Market Selection Churchill.  It was a bit much.  I mean he thought it was ok but he really liked mine.  I didn’t enjoy the Cubita it was just over the top.

My friend came over and told us a story that happen earlier that day.  He went on a call to replace a toilet in a brand new house.  He asked why and she said one of the workers make have used it.  Where do these bitches come from?  What  if she is out in public and has to take a shit?  Does she go on vacation, what then?  Another good night!

This morning I was up early to enjoy the Phoenix Mountain on the RIP 9 with my friend Tommy.  We had a great ride with great climbs and awesome downhills.  It was a little cooler but the humidity was up to 57% which in the desert is pretty high.

Amazing Night w/ Romeo y Julieta and Glenmorangie

So Erin and my sister Ashley are out for the night at the Miranda Lambert concert.  My brother Drew and I decided it was time to relax so we went up to Bevmo and got Scotch, beer, and cigars.  What a perfect night.  Drew and I bought Cigars (I got a Romeo y Julieta 1875) 

This was a very nice mild cigar.  I have not smoked many cigars and I did enjoy this one.  I also had some of my favorite Scotch (Glemorangie).

The combination was amazing.  Drew and I had some great conversation and just relaxed in the Phoenix heat with the misters on.  Drew enjoyed a honey flavored cigar and a Decade Imperial IPA which was to die for.

We were even listening to Sound Tribe Sector Nine or STS9 which my sister in-law is in love with and was so proud of me for listening to.  After the Scotch it was time for one of my favorite beers St Peter’s Cream Stout.

I think this is as good as beer gets.  It was a great ending to a relaxing night.  I also am finishing off with some Elton John on Pandora.  Sometimes life can be so simple and simple can be amazing.  Cheers to simple.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is May 13th. Have you decided what to get your Mom? Well I just sent my Mom some Shari’s Berries. I have always wanted to send these to some one and got the idea while listen to Sunday School, Penn Jillett’s Podcast. Everyone sends flowers and that is great but it is good to change it up. Here are some other great ideas for Mom.

The Fitness Mom
Lulu Lemmon clothes or gift card
Icebreaker Clothing
Lucy gift card
Merrell Barfoot Shoes

The Holistic Mom
Spa finder gift card
Whole Foods Gift Card
Fresh Produce delivery
Burt’s Bees Products

The Boojee Mom
Coach Purse or even better Louis Vuitton
Norstrum or Barney’s gift card
Jewelry from Tiffany’s or Better
Sprinkles Cupcakes

Normal Mom
Body Shop Gift Set
Edible Arrangements
Shari’s Berries

Adam Carolla

My friend got me to start listening to “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast. Finally, someone who I have a lot in common with. This guy says everything that I think. The show is hilarious. You guys will love the show. He calls it like it is.  Check out the podcast. Oh if you are a tight ass and you daily radio is Rush Limbaugh you will hate Adam. Chances are if you read my blog you will like it.


I am working on starting my own podcast because I think it is much easier for me to express myself that way. It’s hard to emphasize and show emotion blogging in text. I am hoping to have the first one up in the next few days. I will keep you informed.

Race this Weekend

So I forgot that Erin’s charity 5k was this weekend and I was expected to race.  I went out and did a hard 5k yesterday after not running for 2 weeks due to a mountain bike crash.  Now my hip hurts and my foot feels better.  I think that I am getting old.  Next I will have sciatica.

Today I am back in Monterey, CA living the hard life and again was back at the London Bridge Pub for some awesome fish and chips and an IPA.  I took a nice walk to the Warf  with my flight attendant and tried a few clam chowders.  Along the way we saw this:


WTF  Who in their right mind would ever buy a $100 dollar lollipop.  If you buy this you’re an idiot!  If you buy this for your kids, they should be taken away from you.




Into the Wild

This past weekend we went backpacking in the Superstition Mountains.  Friday was supposed to be the easy night.  We stayed at Canyon Lake Campground and Marina.  Cooking the hamburgers on a grate (that we had to supply) was not as easy as it looks.  We lost many hamburgers to the fire.  The bathrooms here were disgusting. Oh an did I mention there were street lights that never go off.  That being said we were on the water, the beer was cold, and the s’mores were delicious.

Saturday morning we loaded up our packs and were off on Boulder Canyon trail into the wild.  Hiking is very different with a 40lb backpack.  We picked one of the hottest days of the year to hike in.  Erin says it was 95.  We encountered some wild life along the way and the girls flipped out.  I am not saying I love rattlesnakes but you would have thought a mountain lion was ready to strike.  5 minutes later another one rattles at us and this one was a giant.  Now even I am like this could be ugly.  I mean I don’t care that they are there but are they really everywhere.  Rob and I went ahead and checked for  snakes on the path down to the dry creek.  We hiked up the creek and finally stopped for some rest.  We set up some tarps that provided a bit of shade and were thinking of camping there.  Luckily 2 other hikers walked by and said that there were pools of water up ahead.  They even gave us some iodine tablets so we could drink it.

One the way to the water my shoes gave way.

This is where we set up camp.  

We boiled water and made our freeze-dried dinners as well as hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps.  In the middle of the night I am told that there was an animal rumbling around the camp site and Drew thought the mountain lions was there for him.  We never actually saw any animals around there except a box turtle earlier that was very mad that I picked him up.

The next morning we were up early to try to get back before it got hot.  We got back a lot faster but I am not going to lie my legs were trashed along with my shoes!

What a blast!  Guys always think that we are capable of living with nothing out in the wild but for most of us we would die.  I would maybe last a week if conditions are perfect and I didn’t have to rely on the survival guide that my brother downloaded to his iPhone which even included what to do if zombies attack!

Louis Garneau and Unicycling

Not to happy with Louis Garneau.  After changing the meeting time and date 3 times I was totally stood up.  Let me say one thing.  In life never assume that your time is more valuable than someone else’s.  I actually planned my day around these meetings and yes I understand things happen but this was a true lack of respect.

Saturday was pretty awesome!  First a morning mountain bike ride to make sure I get my exercise then off to a demo day for Specialized Bikes so Danny could check out an Enduro.  My bike was great except that is had a leak in the back tire.  I had to pump it up about 10 times cause I only had a 29er tube.  Oh wait I also had a dropper seat post that dropped on its own.  When you put it back up you better watch out.  It shot up like a rocket.  Danny tested the shit out of his bike.   It was a perfectly good bike when we started and by the end the seat post was bent like a boomerang.  He was bucking like a bronco.  Drew didn’t like the bike at all.  For some reason he said it felt totally sketchy.  I thought it was a fun bike overall but don’t but a specialized dropper seat post and replace the seat post.

Lastly that night we went to another one of Cat and Danny’s awesome BBQs.  The brisket that comes off of that grill is totally amazing.  It cooked for 14 hours.  I also attempted unicycling.  NOT GOOD!