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Post-Pickleball Munchies at Old Chicago

Posted on September 1, 2021 by under Community, Food and Drink.    

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Brian and I met up with some of my pickleball pals at Old Chicago for a late lunch one Saturday afternoon. I’d forgotten that Old Chicago stays open late until our server told us. It will be a great option for after pickleball on a Friday night.

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Not everyone who played that morning came to join us for lunch but several people did. We had a really good group. Here are some pictures of our food.

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Until next time. GNG.

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Twin Peaks Food

Posted on August 31, 2021 by under Food and Drink.    

When you think of food, Twin Peaks isn’t the first place that comes to mind but, to be perfectly honest, their food isn’t bad. I ended up over there with my friends Dave, Tiffany, Donnie, and Janelle one Friday night after pickleball at Nahola.

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Here are some pictures of our food from that night.

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This is their version of the Cuban and it’s pretty good.

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Tiffany was good and had a salad.

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Dave had the tacos, I think. If I remember it correctly.

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I don’t always go out with the Friday night pickleball crew because I don’t like staying up late generally but sometimes you just feel like good company.

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Our New Toys

Posted on August 30, 2021 by under Toys.    

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Brian was super giddy showing me his new toys recently.

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I got a new toy too but mine actually benefits us both.

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I got the Hypervolt Plus in December but then decided recently I really wanted a Theragun PRO. So I sold my Hypervolt to my friend Robert and put that money toward my new massage gun.

The Hypervolt was fantastic but I found that I always needed to have Brian to do my back. That’s basically the main reason I wanted to switch to the Theragun. The Theragun handle is easlier to maneuver and so I can hold it myself and the massage head articulates so that you can get different angles.

Both massage guns are equally great. I started with the Hypervolt Plus because it was more affordable but, once I figured out I really liked the other features of the Theragun PRO, I had to switch. Gear Patrol published a really good comparison which is helpful for deciding which massage gun is right for you. Hope it helps. Until next time. GNG.

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Leadership Wichita Reunion

Posted on August 25, 2021 by under Community.    

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A few of my #LeadershipWichita classmates and I got together at Prost last week. It was like a mini reunion and a productive one because were able to hash out details of our future gatherings for the rest of the year, including a potential holiday gathering at Bill’s new place.

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Credit to Jessica Dunbar, the best “cruise director” ever. She’s managed to keep us all connected over the past seven years and counting. I’m pretty sure we are the only Leadership Wichita class that still gets together on a regular basis. And we even made it through COVID.

Until next time. GNG.

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Nicole, aka My T-Shirt Lady

Posted on August 25, 2021 by under Life.    

It was around this time last year when I first got connected with Nicole. She owns Simply Charming Designs. I would not have known about her had it not been for the amazing work that she did on Ben Meyer and Traci Grandfield’s league uniforms. They had Ben’s company logo put on their tops and bottoms. As someone who is obsessed with being “matchy matchy,” I immediately had outfit envy. I asked Ben who did it for him and asked for their contact information.

That was the start of my relationship with Nicole. Over the past year she’s completed several shirt projects for me. I’ve even referred several people her way including my friends Karen, Tiffany, and Kimberly (and probably a few others). I know Seth has gotten a few shirts from her also. Every time someone asks me about customizing shirts or adding prints or logos on them, I send them to Nicole.

The funny thing is, as I’m referring all of these people her way, we’d never actually met in person — that is, until recently. My friends always asked, how are you getting your stuff? I told them we usually just leave my shirts on her porch and then I pick them up the same way when they’re finished. Payment is through Venmo, so we’ve never seen each other. She’s usually not home when I’m dropping off or picking up (actually, it’s usually Brian dropping off or picking up because he works on that side of town), but she doesn’t have to be. I’ve never felt it necessary to meet her to do business together. All I know is that she does excellent work and she is quick and that is good enough for me.

Anyway, Kimberly had some shirts done a few months ago and actually got to meet Nicole. Of course I felt FOMO. I’m thinking, I’ve given this lady so much business and yet I’ve never met her in person. I think it’s time we met.

Fast forward to a year and nearly $500 in projects later, we actually had the opportunity to meet. Brian and I were on our way to dinner. I needed to drop a couple of shirts off to be printed and she just happened to be home.

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Meet Nicole, the most awesome t-shirt lady ever. Over a dozen shirts later, we finally met! I was like, we have to take a pictures to commemorate this!

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I dug up our transaction history on Venmo and my very first payment to her was on September 3. We would have been working on those designs and chatting back and forth over Facebook Messenger around this time last year.

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T-shirts are mostly what I need but Nicole can do more than just shirts. She can do mugs, tumblers, notebooks — she can print on just about anything. If you have a project that you need completed, please be sure reach out to Simply Charming Designs on Facebook. She is super awesome to work with. I highly recommend her. Anyway, I am just one of many happy customers. Hire her for your next personalized or custom project and join the club!

Until next time. GNG.

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