Thursday, September 29, 2011


 you are my sunshine, my only sunshine 
you make me happy when my skies are gray

i hope you know how much i love you 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Old Dawgs, New Tricks

this is who i hung out with this weekend. it's easily one of my most favorite weekends of the year.  if i had it my way, i would cram each one of them in my house, their families and all, and live together as most of us did in college.  they know me better than i know myself, they always have and i used to hate it but i am so thankful for it now. i love you guys!

that's cheryl...she keeps it classy.

i have no idea but i love it!

lollipop carli...her flavor world be a mixture of granola and hummus.

sweet six - carli + sug spice = almost perfection

best combo in the history of the world. i'm serious people

LeAnn, Dunc, Jill, Franza, Heather, Sug', Emily and Carlito...thank you for not letting me quit the team. i'd be lost without you guys.

Friday, September 23, 2011


or dig some matches out of your pocket.
you can't ever be too prepared when it comes to happiness.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

it's my birthday and i need your help!

this getting older business is for the birds! when you're a kid, you can't wait for your birthday. as we get older, we are just thankful to see another year. this year for my birthday, i only want one thing from each of you. JUST ONE THING!

i've known Andrew Moritz since my freshmen year at UW. before i got to know him, my teammates and i would see him and we'd joke, "look, Jon B plays for u-dub!" seriously, same fade, same facial hair and definitely the same swag...drew defined swag! when i finally got to know him, we were friends instantly. you can't not like drew. he's the type of guy that isn't satisfied until you are laughing so hard that you're crying. once you've cried, it's over, because now he just simply has give you a look and that same joke resurfaces and you're crying again. i know what you're thinking, "what's wrong with that, laughing is good." it is except when he does it in the middle of a professor's lecture, or in the weight room, and the worst-- as he walks by the basketball court that you're trying intently to listen to your coach during practice and you make the mistake of making eye contact with the guy! fourteen years later, just one glance from drew and i'm laughing...that is what i love about Andrew Moritz.

so what does this have to do with my birthday? like me, Andrew drew the short straw when it comes to health. while we celebrated New Years 2009, drew was given the devastating news that he has Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Cancer, a rare and at this time, incurable form of cancer. fast-forward to the present and drew is still battling cancer and still making me laugh. the only thing that's different is that he is now responsible for 20% of his medical bills. as he endures continuous rounds of chemo, his bank account drains faster than his energy.

for my birthday i want you to sign up for the MVP Challenge, a 5k Run/Walk at GREEN LAKE on October 22, 2011 at 10am. bring your walking or running shoes, dogs, cats, what ever you like, just participate! There will be tons of celebrities. all proceeds go to Andrew. if you can't do it, sign up anyways or visit his blog and make a PayPal donation! every penny counts!!! click on the colored links above to learn more about drew, his form of cancer and most importantly, how to sign up for the MVP Challenge

Thursday, September 15, 2011

hunka hunka, burning love!

oh mom, you left to soon! this guy stopped by looking for his hunka hunka burning love...

Dad must have given him the wrong address. he left you something suede but sends his apologies due to their lack of blue.


i really do love you...

eat your heart out, elvis!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

was einstein crazy?

i have a few of these crazy geniuses in my life and they push me to be a better, smarter and realer person. i like to think of them like they are my Rainman. you may not understand why they do things but undoubtedly, they are always right...even if it takes me a year or two to realize it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

official pub crawl pictures

for the past 3 years, as the gray skies and rain start to give way to the sun, i find myself counting down the days to the Ring Around the Needle Pub Crawl. when the day finally comes, it's over in the blink of an eye and i'm left with fond memories and at times, a slight hangover. not this year. no headaches and more than just memories...PICTURES and memories! please join me in thanking Wayne Jung and Nappsack Photos for capturing all of the fun so we can reminisce all year long. his photos are ready for the taking...just click on this link and search away! hopefully he didn't catch doing anything too compromising...then again, hopefully he did! craziness = amazing memories, who cares who sees it!

i'll leave you with a few contact sheets. find some pictures to hold you over until next year!

check out all of the pictures at...

Friday, September 2, 2011

merch for sale!

these little gems were sold like hot cakes at this year's pub crawl. however, we were a little overzealous when placing our order and we have a few more to sell. these guys need a good home where they will be surrounded by lips of plenty and filled by icy cold beverages of your choice. instead of littering the earth with plastic bottles, you can carry your water in this purple and gold masterpiece. it also works well for all you tailgaters! who wouldn't want to pop one of those pint glasses in the freezer so when you get home from work and need a beer, you have a frosty glass waiting for you! IT'S LIKE A PUB CRAWL AT YOUR HOUSE EVERY DAY!!!

i know what you're thinking, i totally missed my calling; used car salesman. you want one though, so i'll get to the point...

pint glasses are 1 for $8 or 2 for $15
water bottles are $10

the easiest way to get in contact with me is by email:

please put "pub crawl" in the subject line.

buy'em up friends...all proceeds go straight to the foundation!