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Ok. Seriously. Welcome to Dude with Brew. So what is this?
I am Bob, just Bob. (AKA Biker Bob to Mama Cheaps fans) I am a Full Time employed dad married to a wonderful Digital Influencer (blogger) wife, Devon. I have two wonderful Children, Lily (currently 6) and Landon (currently just barely 1).
I watch Devon work very hard on her site. It’s become a career (in between raising the kids, cooking me dinner, and trying to survive) and she does a wonderful job. But, when I visit her site, I can’t find pictures of cars or stories where farts are funny (AND THEY ARE). I try to help her with content, but I think I have a different opinion of good content. So, I’m going to try this blogger thing. A little to help her (maybe I can learn how to navigate, compile and create content while having fun) and become actually helpful, and a LOT to get things out there that I like (or in general, that dads like).
I’m going to post ramblings – to vent or just about funny happenings from a dad’s point of view. I’ll put up some recipes. They may be easy or funny or whatever, just don’t expect culinary masterpieces. If I find products I like, I’ll be sure to tell you about them. If I find products I don’t like, I’ll probably also tell you about them. If I’m browsing the web and come across a funny picture or video, I’ll put it up. I’m pretty handy, so I’ll post about fun projects or hacks I’ve come across or created. And if there is anything else I feel like doing, I’ll probably do it because I’m in charge here. Unlike at home, where Lily constantly likes to remind me that Mom is the boss, I get to do what I want here. (If I’m helping with MC, I’ll just put up a link to check it out over there, since I should be helping her and it probably won’t be DUDE material anyway).
I will warn you (insert Parental Advisory warning label here) that I’ll keep it clean, but occasionally I may let dad words slip intentionally or unintentionally. I may post content that is offensive to someone, or post something incriminating about myself. It’s all in fun, don’t get your panties in a bunch. Laugh. It’s what life is all about.
Interact with the site. I want to hear how your pancakes are better than mine. I love to learn and improve. I love trying new things. Just no bashing other people (that will be my job). Improve on my hacks and I’ll let people know that I’ve come up with a better way!!! Just kidding – I plan on letting people know where stuff comes from, it’s only fair. And that way, when things go horribly wrong, I’m finally not to blame.
We can all address each other as dude. It’s easy, its fun and it just sounds cool. Also, as a few childhood friend have made very clear, it’s unisex (thanks, Schwann and Meg). And though most of my stuff will be in the dad point of view or aimed at dads, everyone is welcome.
As far as the Brew part, its what I drink. Coffee in the morning, Iced Tea in the afternoon and an ice cold beer in the evening.
I can’t get going in the morning without coffee (Morning Brew). It can be cheap, spoon standing in the center, horrible brew. But, if it’s got caffeine, serve it up. I do like a good cup of dark roast coffee brew in my french press, but I’m not a coffee snob. Just serve it up to get going in the morning.
I’m usually running around getting things done, and I’ve found that half gallon bottles of tea seem to lend well to the task. I should be drinking large quantities of water. But this is real life, not a health blog. I try.
In the evening, after all of my chores are done, and I feel I’ve accomplished enough. I’ll sit down on the patio and pop the top off a nice cold beer (Evening Brew). And why not? I deserve it. I’d like to say I’m a man’s man and know everything about beer. But I don’t. So maybe I can get some help here.
So that’s it. Take it for what it’s worth. Welcome to my life.
Grab a Brew and enjoy the ride.
– Bob (fellow dude)