December 31, 2019
Hello "Beard" World,
The holidays are crazy! We have literally not stopped between family parties, gatherings with friends and company events. I have done a whole lot of drinking and eating. I feel like Cal Ripken, but my consecutive streak is in drinking days. I am not complaining at all...seeing family and friends and celebrating the holidays is truly special and I am cherishing every minute.
Gulp! - (Nick Offerman's Scotch)
What we are watching.
Mandalorian is absolute fire! Taking the time to sit down to watch a series can be tough with work, kids and life stuff going on. The day after Christmas I got up early (4am) and wanted to start a new show since I knew that no one else would be up for at least a few hours. I’d heard a lot about the new Star Wars series on Disney+ and noticed people freaking out on Twitter about Baby Yoda. The show is truly amazing. The story line, the acting, characters - all just kick ass. Creator, Jon Favreau, just keeps amazing us with the movies and shows that he puts out. Do yourself a favor, get up early one morning and crush like 5-6 episodes. You will thank me!
Beer I'm drinking
Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company from Marlboro, MA has quickly become one of my favorite spots to drink a beer. I just recently came across the place after hearing great things from friends. It did not disappoint. They were super kind, very attentive and the beers were fantastic. My visits were on back to back days and pretty early, around 11:30am on that first day. Since it was early and I hadn’t had enough coffee that morning, I decided to go with the coffee stout. It definitely hit the spot with some much-needed caffeine and had the stout taste I was looking for. I was so impressed that I left with a few 4-packs of various beers for gifts!
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Song I’m listening to
Slow Dance in a Parking Lot. Jordan Davis not only has an amazing beard but, the dude can flat out sing. We’ve been fans for a while now and this one song is still in heavy rotation. If you’ve got that someone special in the car with you tonight, pull over and slow dance.
Quote of the week
“Family is not an important thing. It is everything.” – Michael J. Fox. This quote is one that I’ve been pondering a lot this week. The holidays are a time to get together with your loved ones and let them know how much you love and appreciate them.
What I’m reading
Crush it by Gary Vaynerchuk. This isn’t my first time reading this book and it won’t be the last. This book and Tim Ferriss’s 4-hour work week were the 2 books that really influenced us to start a company. This book is a gold mine! There are great strategies and motivation to get you started AND succeed in your entrepreneurial journey.
Beard of the Week.
Max No Sleeves. Wicked funny, from Boston and rocks a killer beard. Our type of guy. We’ve been following Max’s work for a while now and love what he does. His Youtube channel is updated weekly and his Instagram Stories give you some behind the scenes insight on his life and relationship. Check him out!
New tool I’m loving
Zhiyun Smooth 4. We just recently purchased this camera phone Gimbal and can’t seem to put it down. It’s got some tremendous features for a reasonable price. If you love snapping photos and taking videos with your cell phone, you need to pick one of these up.
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Happy New Years!
Vinnie @ Beard Swag