Mother of All Burritos (MOAB)

To celebrate the new year, we crafted a 6lb monster burrito. I generally do not “food blog”, as you can tell by my amateur photos for this post, but I did want to share a feat of burrito engineering for the year 2015. I am dubbing this the Mother of All Burritos (MOAB) — a 6 pound burrito with half chicken, bacon, black bean, gouda filling and the other half with ground beef, refried bean, habanero jack filling. I will include the recipe below. This monster was conceived by my girlfriend and I to celebrate the new year. It serves 8 people easily and would prove to be a delicious party platter — or holiday dinner (fuck ham and turkeys). It took a total of 9 large tortillas for the base, glued together with a mixture of water and flour. Major props to Fontova Tortillas for delivering on their “no crumble” … Continue reading Mother of All Burritos (MOAB)

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Hemispheres: The Duality of Humans (And Greatness of RUSH)

Whether you have heard their music or not, the trio known as Rush has been around for 40 years this year. I have seen the band live twice, and will agree with many others in saying they are the best concerts I have ever seen. I could write an entire piece about the band’s brilliance, collectively and individually, but I will refrain; if you really care, there is an amazing documentary out there about Rush. I want to bring to light one of their most remarkable works: a two-part song, released on separate albums, that could be collectively referred to as Cygnus. Cygnus illustrates not only a gripping story, but the dual nature of humanity and society in a way that uses science-fiction, mythology,  and poetic prose. Penned by drummer and primary lyricist Neil Peart, the epic tale began on the 1977 album A Farewell To Kings with the song “Cygnus X-1 Book I: The … Continue reading Hemispheres: The Duality of Humans (And Greatness of RUSH)

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3 Necessary Conditions for a Successful Business

Last month, I gave a presentation to small business owners about how to market their products and services “on a dime.” In my time operating CreMedia, we have never invested in marketing nor have we needed to, so I began to analyze what makes our process work so well. I did some personal research and reflected on my experiences of consulting with individuals, organizations, and other businesses. After some intense thinking, sketching, and scribbling notes, I arrived at a conclusion in regards to marketing: no matter what you do to market your business, it will not be successful unless you meet 3 qualifying conditions for success. I will elaborate more below. *Let me preface my 3 conditions by saying that this is not scientific fact or absolute truth. I encourage everyone to find their own personal truths in life, love, and business. However, you will be hard-pressed to argue that … Continue reading 3 Necessary Conditions for a Successful Business

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Racing Against Myself

This might sound crazy: I ran a half-marathon without training. To some people, the act of running sounds crazy, let alone running for 13 miles. But, my passion for running had been building since I was in college and this year I thought I would test myself. Coming off of a fitness high from fight training, I decided that if I could jump in the ring and take punches, a foot race would certainly be no beast. It was not the worst possible thing in the world, but it was no walk in the park. The experience was more of a race against myself than anything else, and it showed me my mental strength. I did not train for the race, but I was certainly in decent shape. I had been running regularly, around 6 to 10 miles total per week, leading up to the race. The thought to even … Continue reading Racing Against Myself

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Top 4 Apps for Quantifying Your Life

It is 2014, and there is about a 63% chance you are reading this post on a smartphone. Chances are also good that you use your smartphone for more than just calling, texting, and browsing the internet. If you are anything like me, you use your phone for everyday activities like driving, health/fitness, and business. Smartphone technology also makes it increasingly easier to quantify our lives. By “quantifying” I mean to actively record data about our activities and behaviors in order to analyze and reflect on that data. It sounds really nerdy, but it actually is the easiest way to recognize patterns in your life and manage changes. I have put together a list of my top 4 smartphone apps that I use on a regular basis to quantify my life: Lose It! is an application for tracking and managing food and exercise. This application acts as a “food diary” and … Continue reading Top 4 Apps for Quantifying Your Life

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An Experiment In The Sweet Science

In January, my roommates came home one night with a poster for the annual Toughman Tournament. “You should do this!” they encouraged, “We will help you train for it…it’s only a month away!” I thought, “I need some excitement in my life, I have experience boxing…what do I have to lose?” I signed up the next day and began designing a plan for success. The toughest part was going to be the weight cut: 25 lbs in 30 days! Being the first week of January, all the holiday madness was still taking its toll on my body; it was going to be hell jumping from holiday sweets and 30,000 calorie days to a mere 1,500 calorie-per-day regimen. Nutrition The backbone of any training program is what you put in your body. The body really is a machine and output is directly correlated to inputs. My nutrition plan consisted of a modified … Continue reading An Experiment In The Sweet Science

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Hello World! I Have a Blog Now

The only thing that matters is that you exist, I exist, this blog exists, and you are reading my stream of consciousness. Greetings! Brandon Logan here. Welcome to my blog. I have been constantly thinking about setting up a personal blog, and now that I work primarily in WordPress, it only makes sense to publish things for myself. So, I will be publishing articles relating to my experiences, knowledge, and observations in the areas of technology and coding, art and design, books, music, nutrition and fitness, and martial arts. These are all of the things that I enjoy and have thoughts about. Certainly, new categories or topics may arise…hell, I could scrap this entire blog after a month of writing aimless posts. The only thing that matters is that you exist, I exist, this blog exists, and you are reading my stream of consciousness. Sit back, relax, read on if you … Continue reading Hello World! I Have a Blog Now

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