Coming Attractions

I don't post nearly as much as I used to, I know. But it doesn't mean I don't feel guilty about it. And it certainly doesn't mean I won't think of some way of buying time between real posts. Like this.

What's the best part of the movies? The previews. Roll 'em...

Will Blog for Meat - The Movie

They made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Free meat. Now he's got 3 days to prove to the world that when the lovely ladies at The Motherhood approached him during the Tastemaker potato cook-off to make the meat video of the decade on behalf of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (you know, the Beef, It's What's for Dinner people), that they were of sober sound mind and body.

I've got a video camera, a ton load of beef, a sharp knife and lots of beer. See what comes of it. The video will be called "Everything's Better with Beef" and it opens August 28, on internets everywhere.

Bribe-o-rama: I will be giving away a $100 Omaha Steak gift card to one lucky reader. That's roughly what's pictured above. And I will make you do things to win it. Videos can be sent directly to me in discreet plain brown paper packaging. Or, if you'd like to take the high road, you can leave a comment below telling me about your favorite memory making everyday occasions special with beef. Have fun with it. I will pull one at random.

For extra entries, you can do the following, worth one entry each:

  1. Follow the Beef people on Twitter.
  2. Become a fan of the Beef people on Facebook.
  3. Ask Chef Dave Zino, executive chef of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association a beef cooking question.

Just let me know which of the above you did and I will grant you that many more entries. Just be honest about it. I'm wielding a 9" chef's knife. Just sayin...

Disclaimer: I got paid in meat to make recipes and film myself. Note to marketers and PR people. I never turn down free meat.


Project GreySkull

In May 2000, right before my 10th high school reunion, I decided I was sick and tired of my flat shiny hair and shaved it all off. The immediate cost savings in hair salon and gel costs was encouraging. Looking kind of badass was also a bonus.

A decade later, a few months before my 20th high school reunion, I'm looking at life a bit differently. I'm not young anymore. And I'm more dad than bad. I'm also going grey. This upon first glance may seem like a negative, but then I think why shoot for Vin Diesel when you can shoot for George Clooney?

So now as I enter the dreaded awkward "no man's land" stage between baldness and stylable length hair, I am putting it out there that I am doing this. Otherwise, I will chicken out and shave it again the first time some kid tries to blow seeds off the top of my dandelion head. There's no point to this post. It serves only to keep me on track. My apologies for those of you who feel like pawns in my little game. Maybe you can help me pick a new hairstyle?