Retirement – the real kind – not the Internet thing

Brian with Giant Cholula

Hello Internet… I’ve missed you.

Hello readers… I’ve missed you too!

Retirement is fun!

After over 11 years of writing HotSauceDaily this may be the most personal post I’ve ever written. Bear with me.

Real life got real busy the past few weeks er, months. Hell, for 2 years I was stuck in a supervisory position at my job – and boy, did THAT suck!

Hence the title, Retirement. Yup, after 33 years and 3 months with the US Postal Service, this mailman hung up his bag (no jokes please) and retired!

Retirement IRL

I often get asked “Do you miss your customers now?” Um, sadly, I’ve missed my customers for over 2 years since I was unable to physically jump in and out of my truck over 250 times a day. So, the last 2 years were at a desk. Did I mention that really sucked?

So I’m out. Done. Finished. As a matter of fact, as I like to tell my wife Marilyn, I’m off tomorrow. 🙂

I now get up in the morning because I want to. My front porch is a perfect perch to watch the world go by on. A block off the beach here means a lot of bikinis stroll to and from the beach, and gosh darn it, I will see to it that they find their way.

But What About the Hot Sauces?

Oh yea, the hot sauces. They’re piling up. They need some love. And us. You and me. After all, that’s why I write and you read, right?

Now that I have more time, I plan to get active again reviewing sauces and rubs and all the spicy goodies we all love.

My good friend Rich from Rich’s River Smokers of West Virginia (Rich’s River Smokers on YouTube) has encouraged me to do some quick video reviews too.

Wait, videos?

Oh yea. I’ve been slowly building up my YouTube channel HotSauceDaily on YouTube with mostly grilling and smoking videos. And recipes. And cocktails. Outdoor cooking and grilling is my second love after hot sauce.

But Rich has inspired me to do some quick and dirty videos of hot sauce reviews. But if you’ve followed me at all, you know they won’t be of the “burn-your-face-off” crazy variety.

Instagram

My Instagram account is where I’ve been cheating on you all for the past few months. HotSauceDaily on Instagram.

I’m sorry. She’s just so damn hot. That Instagram girl.

I just buy her a few cocktails and she’s all In. Sta. Gram. (I’m sorry I wrote that.)

What’s Next?

I. Don’t. Know.

More hot sauces. More grilling. More videos. More jokes. “A hot sauce, a bbq sauce, and a rub walk into a bar…”.

Definitely more Instagram stuff.

I want to do more YouTube videos too.

I’m at a crossroads in my life and I’m loving being an at home hubby. My daily “honey do” list is short and sweet (for now) and I’m happy to help.

So thanks for reading so far, and for you long time readers for sticking with me.

Bonus

Bonus points for reading this far!

My Retirement car. A 2018 Kia Soul 1 Million Edition

My Retirement car. A 2018 Kia Soul 1 Million Edition

I’ve got a really nice surprise giveaway up my sleeve that I’m sure you will enjoy. Stay tuned and thanks for coming by to read!

Be sure and subscribe to our mailing list, you don’t want to miss out on this giveaway! It’s at the top right corner of the page. Go ahead. Subscribe. It’s free.

Thank you! ~brian

PS – drop a comment below please. I’d like to know if you’re still out there!

PermaLeaf topiary review

Spring is Here!

I love sitting out on my patio, typing from a soda pdf software and sharing reviews with you.

And beautiful topiary and plants just make everything better.

Luscious palms and other greenery can make your patio, porch and outdoor spaces so much more comfy. I want to share with you a source of awesome potted plants and greenery that require no maintenance.

I was recently sent a sample of a palm tree plant that just looks awesome on my patio.

It’s from PermaLeaf.com http://www.permaleaf.com/

PermaLeaf Topiary

Yes, I love my hot sauces. I love my BBQ. I love my tech gadgets.

But I also love my home and environment. So let me tell you about a great place to find beautiful artificial plants that are reasonably priced and maintenance free.

The Palm Plant

The palm plant that I’m showing you is a beautiful example of the product that this company produces.

It has graced my outdoor patio for a few weeks now and passersby have commented on it more than a few times.

From afar they find it hard to believe it’s artificial.

This particular palm is so well made. The base is heavy and sturdy and ready to be set into any pot or ground that you have available.

You can purchase this palm and so many others at:

PermaLeaf: http://www.permaleaf.com/

*** UPDATE *** Use coupon code BLOGGER10 to save 10% off your order!

I’m so happy with my palm – it really makes my patio nicer.

Here is the box you get. Nicely packed.

Inside is the beautiful plant ready for you to enjoy and display.

You’ll need to open it up and shape it for the best appearance.

Their plants make a great background for product shots too:

I’m very happy with the quality and appearance of the PermaLeaf Palm Plant.

You can find PermaLeaf on Social Media at:

https://www.facebook.com/PermaLeaf

https://twitter.com/Permaleafplants

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