Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
1. Ninja Blenders
Lest I bury the lede, the brand name is “Ninja.” This is fantastic in almost every context besides a twitter bio. It is so full of swag and confidence, and, to be fair, the product lives up to the name. These are great blenders at reasonable prices. They aren’t quite at Vitamix level of quality, but they are 80% of the blender at 25% of the price. For those of you who skipped microeconomics class that’s called “value.” I eat a lot of smoothies because I’m 35 and can no longer get away with a pizza/donuts/coke based diet. The Ninja whips a pretty decent smoothie. The one thing it can’t do is make kale taste like anything other than mulch. Maybe that’s why people pay for the Vitamix, but I don’t know because I like my ninja.
2. AmazonBasics Hardsided Luggage
I recently had to make the difficult decision to lay my trusty, 12-year-old burgundy soft sided rolling suitcases to rest. They had traveled across the world, to 30+ states, to countless Hampton Inns, and dozens of church related conferences with me. But it was time. Then I went looking for replacements, really hoping to find hard sided suitcases, and realized immediately my Dave Ramsey envelop of cash labelled “new luggage” wouldn’t get me much. Until I stumbled across this set. I just took one on my first trip, and love it. It is sturdy. It rolls well. The zippers and handles aren’t flimsy. And the whole set coasts less than a single suitcase from many brands. If you are looking for new luggage these suitcases are a great option.
3. Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury Highlights
Every year at this time, leading up to the NBA Draft, I am reminded of what might have been. So much talent. So much charisma. So much missed potential. So much crazy. And a beautiful nostalgic reminder of how awesome it was when Kevin Harlan called Timberwolves games alongside Trent Tucker.