Boots On The Ground: A Christmas In New York

I went away on vacation this Christmas, and abandoned the site for a couple of weeks. In exchange for that kindness, I promised I would write up a post about said experience. I've been saving it for a day bereft of content. Save for Low Commander's excellent post on his

Commentist Beer Barrel: Boots On The Ground – Horus HOOTennany

It has been about 6 months since the last time I attended a Beer Festival of some kind. That's probably a good thing, since I really don't need to shouldn't put my body through that very often. Back in December, this Festival was brought to my attention, and based on the

Boots On The Ground: The AVN Awards Show

I've mentioned this before and this is probably not surprising to many of you,  but yes,  I, BallsofSteelAndFury, have attended the AVN Awards Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. For someone NOT in the industry,  it is as surreal as you may think. I've wanted to tell this story for a long time, 

Boots on the Ground – Sharkbait’s New York Adventures

Part 1: A Friends Affair I try to make it down to New York every year for a hockey game. Mrs. Sharkbait and I started discussing the idea of packaging a Giants game in the same weekend. We decided it wasn’t right that I’ve been to a Giants game and she

Boots on the Ground! Things to do in Denver When You’re Drunk Pt 2: Red Rocks!

Welcome back to another edition of Boots On The Ground! In part 1 of this 2-part series I shared my experiences in and around the Denver area, focusing mainly on Coors Field, beer, food and beer. Today I wanted to show you the primary reason I visited the Denver area

Boots on the Ground! Things to do in Denver When you’re Drunk. Part 1 – The Full Mile High

A couple of weeks ago I took my annual, "Well shit I have to use up some vacation time" vacation. I'm a big baseball fan and I took the opportunity to add another MLB stadium to my "visited" list. I've been to 16 current MLB stadiums along with 5 or

Boots On The Ground – “The Summer of 50” Part 2: How To Create A Liquor & Golf Vacation

In Part 1 of the series, I covered how to create a veneer of respectability around an event by giving it a title. In this part of the story, we cover the trip to Scotland and the accompanying whisky tastings. As for the whisky tours, that planning started back in April

Boots On The Ground – “The Summer of 50” Part 1: A Veneer of Respectability

So, this summer I turned 50. Not a big deal to most, as average life spans are now at the highest they've ever been, as long as you aren't an Iraqi refugee or a black man from Chicago. But still, given the ulcers I developed at age 7 due to