You Survived Another Monday March 16 2015, 0 Comments
Congrats, man. You did it. You survived yet another Monday. Such a feat deserves a prize, so it’s time to reward yourself. May we offer some suggestions?
Whatever beer you favor, now’s the time to pop the top, take a sip, and savor your victory over Monday.
A Netflix Binge
Maybe not a binge, because we know you’re a busy guy who can’t afford to lose an entire day to TV. But why not grab that cold beer and lose yourself in another world for an hour? If you haven’t caught up on House of Cards yet, now’s your chance. (We basically want to be Kevin Spacey.)
When was the last time you drove for the pure pleasure of it? A while, huh? It’s hard to beat a leisurely drive down a winding road with your favorite tunes playing and the sun shining. Take a break from the go, go, go of a hectic life and just go for a worry-free drive.
A New Briefcase
Mondays can beat you up. You know what else is beat up? That cheap faux-leather bag you bought without thought for work. Treat yourself right by investing in a bag that will last and look good, like our new Caleb Single Messenger Bag. With the right combination of rugged, authentic character, it’s the perfect way to treat yourself to an “I totally just OWNED Monday” gift.
Too often when we have busy schedules, the first thing to go is some quality reading time. Reclaim your joy of the written word by treating yourself to some uninterrupted book (or Nook!) time. Not sure which books deserve your time? Check out the New York Times’ Book section.
To Europe, maybe? Okay, so maybe this one’s a bit of a splurge, but don’t you deserve a getaway after the kind of Monday you had? Answer: yes. If the thought of Prosecco and pasta isn’t enough to convince you to book that ticket to Rome, then maybe a reminder that the euro has fallen to an exchange rate of $1.06 will be the deciding factor. Now’s your chance to take advantage of Europe’s not-so-hot economy. Book the ticket! Do it, do it! Peer pressure!
So go ahead, take our advice and celebrate the fact that for another week, Monday is over.
Ruggedly Sophisticated February 25 2015, 0 Comments
Rugged sophistication? Who is that guy, exactly?
He’s a balanced blend of contradictions.
He’s just as passionate debating international policy as he is debating his Fantasy Football league. He has a favorite go-to beer, but he’s not afraid to order a cocktail on a classy night out with his lady. He knows when to take himself seriously and when to kick back and let loose. He pulls off that tailored suit polish just as effortlessly as plaid, jeans, and that bit of day-old scruff. He is just as comfortable alone in a boat on a clear lake as he is arguing his point in a crowded board meeting. His iTunes library showcases both Southern rock jam bands and mellow jazz riffs. A gun case stands next to his book case, and he gives equal attention to both.
So who is that guy? That guy is Mathews. That guy is you.
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