It’s a new month… and a new year! Time to share a few of the things that have my interest right now.
What I’m Into Right Now – January 2018
Alaskan Bush People – I was watching my daughter and her friends at a basketball game when another Dad tipped me off to this show about a family of 9 living off the grid and in the wilds of Alaska. It’s on Hulu and it’s binge-worthy.
Feedly – I have a lot of blogger friends that put out some great content. The Feedly website and app help me keep track of them all so I can read my favorites.
Jack Link’s Original Big Beef Sticks – We got some of these so my daughters would have quick and easy, protein-packed snacks on the go. They like them… and so do I.
Flannel Pajama Pants – It’s been cold outside lately. Really cold. Teeth chattering, below zero, record lows cold. These pants are not only super comfy but they keep me warm.
Popsockets – I got one of these for Christmas and I have to say it’s really handy. In case you’re not familiar, Popsockets are collapsible grips you can stick to the back of your smartphone.
Bread and Butter Pickle Chunks – I get a jar of these to have as a part of my family’s annual Christmas night picnic. That jar is almost gone and I’m thinking I need to get another jar.
Gas Fireplace – As previously mentioned… it’s cold. Our gas fireplace keeps our family room warm and cozy. Plus, it’s relaxing to look at.
What are some things you’re into right now?
As the curtain closes on 2017 I thought I’d take a look back on the year and reflect. Not gonna lie… it was a pretty good year.
I thought I’d dig into my blog analytics and see which blog posts seemed to resonate most with my audience. Some were surprising… and a few I expected.
2017: A Look Back
A Dad’s Album Review: Taylor Swift’s Reputation – Being the Dad of two teenage daughters, whenever Taylor puts out new music I’m going to have to listen to it… so I figured I might as well review it.
Memory Monday – Missing Tom Petty – We lost many great musicians this year. Tom Petty was one of them. In this post, I share about the time I almost got to see him in concert.
Review: Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox 2017 Tour, Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines – My wife and I enjoyed many great date nights in 2017. This was one of my favorites.
Lesson Learned From A Lukewarm Shower – A little reminder to tackle the little annoyances in your life before they become big.
27 Low Or No Cost Things You Can Do To Be Nice – I’m glad this one showed up as one of the most read of the year. The world needs more nice people.
A Sense Of Community – In small towns, you come together to celebrate when you can. We celebrated the success of our girl’s basketball team.
20 Foods I Want To Try – This is one of the more recent posts… but it sparked a great conversation on Facebook and gave me something to shoot for in 2018.
Tony Tries It: Grilled Frozen Pizza – I love to grill, I love pizza, and I love to experiment. This seemed like the perfect thing to try.
Whiskey Stones: Do They Work? – A science experiment that ended with me sipping whiskey… sign me up!
Easy Grilled Cauliflower – I did several cooking videos this year. This one was the first.
Review: Something Rotten! At Des Moines Performing Arts – My wife and I saw many outstanding shows at the Civic Center in Des Moines. This one had us laughing so hard we had tears.
Those are a few of my favorites from 2017… if I overlooked one of your favorite posts of mine be sure and leave a comment. Happy New Year! Bring on 2018!