44 minutes | Nov 16th 2018

28 | The holidays are approaching, but the break is over


Hello dear reader. It’s been a while.

When the boys at Adventures in Businessing asked me to come back and do show notes, I initially resisted. Since AIB stopped recording a few months ago, I’ve been working on an emu farm up state. It’s been really peaceful. Contrary to popular belief, the emu is a very serene creature.

Since you are reading this prose, obviously I decided to come back. What drew me away from my zen emus? Unfortunately I was just a volunteer on the emu farm. And there weren’t technically any emus. And by volunteer I mean squatter. There was a bit of a misunderstanding with some local authorities and the owner of the farm.

I’ve been able to do a lot of soul searching in the past few months, and I’ve turned over a new leaf. I’m no longer the cynical, snarky notes writer that you’ve come to know and love. Hopefully you can learn to love the new, more centered me.

Well, that’s enough about me for a bit.

Cue the Thin Lizzy; the boys are back in town.

The Show

There isn’t really a topic for this episode. I’m sorry.

Jeremy discusses a troubling rash.

Kevin removes his mouth.

Rob has started brushing his teeth on a dentist recommended schedule.

James reacts to the craziness around him.

Our Recommendations

James’s recommendation is for a book called Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success. It’s about sleight of hand magic, but James suggests that you can learn a lot about manipulating the attention of your audience, whether that’s an audience for your magic show or your brand.

Kevin revels in the fact that the University of Tennessee Volunteer football team defeated the University of Kentucky Wildcats. He went to the game, and his tip is that you can trade your tickets to scalpers for better seats. Of course, you should proceed with caution, and none of us here at AIB condone illegal activities.

Rob’s tip and trick is a weight loss plan that he’s used to lose over 60lbs. Optavia is a meal planning and diet company that will send you pre-packaged snacks and meals to help you lose weight. The trick, though, is that you’re eating mostly fuel every few hours throughout the day, small snacks that keep you going, but not a full-size meal. It’s been really helpful for Rob, so you should check it out maybe.

Jeremy recommends that you buy a Hardwick blazer, a somewhat expensive suit jacket made in Cleveland, Tennessee. It’s high quality and will last you a while. It’ll also make you look fancy.