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Twitter

Twitter

Very quickly, and hopefully not too confusing… For those of you who were previously following @EksAxis on Twitter, you’re now following @MeetJonEks. For many of you, this means you are no longer getting my most up to date Tweets. For those of you who were previously following @CruJonesSociety on Twitter, [...]

January 2, 2013 Jon News 0

Authenticity

Authenticity

Thanks to a recent conversation on Facebook with my friend Dustin and his friend Casey, I have been thinking about irony and authenticity a lot. Here are some of the contributing factors to my thoughts about these topics. [...]

January 2, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 1

Resolve

Resolve

I don’t generally make firm new year’s resolutions for the same reason I don’t make specific plans for when I go on vacation – you only open yourself to disappointment. However, in the spirit of not shitting all over yet another commonly held cultural tradition again, I implore you to [...]

December 31, 2012 Jon Blog, Inside My Head 0

Superstardom

Superstardom

I always feel like I’m on the verge of writing the next great pop song. I feel the art within me dying to break free and a big, beautiful hook that enraptures the masses with its incessant catchiness and wins over the music cognoscenti with its subtle instrumentation and gentle [...]

December 27, 2012 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Music 0

Covered

Covered

Today is Christmas Eve. You are almost certainly preparing for/looking forward to/dreading spending time with your friends and family today and/or tomorrow. Good luck with whatever the hell you’re doing the next two days. I imagine within the last two weeks or so, you attended (or at least heard about) [...]

December 24, 2012 Jon Blog, Music 0

Run

Run

You know how horses can take a dump while they’re running or walking, but the same is not true of peeing? I assume the same is true for humans given that I’ve seen Raab Himself shit himself while running full speed on one of those old CKY videos, which is [...]

December 21, 2012 Jon Blog, Goofiness, Sports 2

Fish

Fish

I was hungover for seven fucking hours in the car. It was worth it though because the wife and I were in the thick of a brutal three week travel stretch where we were little more than two ships passing in the night. We bought tickets to Ska Brewing’s 17th [...]

December 19, 2012 Jon Blog, Inside My Head, Music 0

Kinship

Kinship

I rarely find a fellow traveler that impresses me. As I’ve talked about before, I travel plenty, and I know what I’m doing. I walk with purpose, I don’t block thoroughfares and I know where the fuck I’m going. I wish I could throw away people’s luggage the way George [...]

December 17, 2012 Jon Blog, Travel 0

Horsemen

Horsemen

We play a fucklot of trivia. Our most frequent trivia outings happen at places that feature Geeks Who Drink pub quizzes where we usually acquit ourselves well and finish in the top 3 teams which merits house cash as a prize. It’s two of our favorite things – nerdery and [...]

December 14, 2012 Jon Blog, Sports 1

Catering

Catering

If I have to name a least favorite food, I would say it’s anything that comes out of a hotel catering kitchen served in a big chafing dish. Doesn’t matter what it is, if I’m in some fucking banquet hall or conference room that’s cold enough to hang sides of [...]

December 12, 2012 Jon Blog, Travel 1