The Summer of LeBron is upon us. Again.

Where’s he going to go?

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If you’ve been reading my blog, I was the first to predict that he’d end up in Houston with his banana boat buddies CP3 and Me7o.

Let’s revisit my thoughts on this blog From August 2017….

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1 year later, I want no part of a Melo in a Rockets uniform- He’s aged faster than Ben Button gets younger this past year. Melo will be out of the league in 2 years or less.

Bron’s still got a good 6 years left…2-3 of which will be his prime.

Where he goes next will be a very crucial decision for his legacy

Vegas odds currently have him going to:

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well well well…would you look at that?

If you’d have asked this question last year, NOBODY would have picked the Rockets. It would have been LA Lakers, San Antonio, LA Clippers, Boston, Phillidelphia, Cleveland.

But the Rockets had a stand out year,  and took the Warriors to 7. If Chris Paul doesn’t go down in game 6 of the Western Conference finals– who knows what would have happened.

I can’t wait for LeBron to join the Rockets in a month or so, because there’s nothing more I like saying than “I told you so”!

Just like that… Summer is Over (a recap)

I’ve been pretty busy with work this summer, so I’ve had very limited free time to blog. I’m going to re-visit some of the things I talked about in my last “summer preview blog” (seen here).

I said that I’d make this “the summer of the rock”. Well, I failed this one. I’d planned on only drinking Rolling Rock beers all summer, but I ended up drinking the 12 pack I bought that day I wrote the blog and not a single one since. Nothing wrong with the beer, I just didn’t buy it again. Mostly Bud Lite’s all summer for me.


I didn’t eat nearly as much grilled steak as I anticipated, but i did master the art of grilling the the perfect burger, and smash burger. The smash patties is the best looking you’ll ever make, but it tastes exactly the same as my regular burger which is way easier to make. Stick with the normal burger with some secret sauce which I’ll talk about in a later blog, and you’ll have people at cookouts asking you what you did to make it so good. I always tell guys to do yourself a favor, and learn how to girll a few really good things (steak, chicken, burgers, etc.). Girls love it, and it will payoff tremendously in the long  run.

Song of the summer

I hit the nail on the head with Despacito. That song was EVERYWHERE this summer. Every top 40 station, every bar, nightclub, restaurant, work place you name it. That was by far the song of the summer. Selena Gomez “it aint me” and DJ Khalid’s “the one” gave it a run, but it was Despacito that proved to be the song of the summer.

Basketball wrapped up.

warriors win.jpgJust as predicted. It was Warriors/Cavs, and the warriors smoked them like pretty much everyone knew they would. That’s sent the NBA into this weird world of everyone trying to build superteams just to compete. I’m going to bet Lebron ends up in Houston in a year from now with melo and CP3 for a banana boat reunion at the twilight of his career. You heard it here first.

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My fidget spinner

I’ve never seen a fad fade faster than a fidget spinner. It was all the rage for like 2 weeks in the summer when everyone had one everywhere, and then it just died. Nobody cared about them anymore. I actually still enjoy mine spinning it when I’m bored at work, but that’s about it.

Things I did.

  1. I read a full book. I lost my list of books that I was interested in, so if you have any good recommendations, let me know.
  2. I perfected cooking a burger.
  3. I’ve been putting together an old record player, piece by piece from pawn shops.
  4. I became a Moscow mule guy, and perfected the drink.
  5. I went to 3 baseball games.
  6. I got a new pair of expensive sunglasses.
  7. I went on a quest to find the best local burger joint, and still haven’t found the best one after trying about 18 different burgers so far.
  8. I took a picture of 3 awesome sunsets.
  9. I became a “hot toddy” guy for about 2 months, and then I dropped it cold turkey to become a “Moscow mule guy” (see point 4).
  10. I watched a few netflix shows (stranger things, master of none, flaked, the office (again), shameless, archer). Some good. some not so much.
  11. I didn’t blog. Sorry guys.
  12. I mailed two hand written letters. One to the mom. One to the sister.
  13. I got a new iPhone battery and it’s a game changer. Phone used to die 2-3 times a day, and now it can last the whole day on 1 charge. Life is good.
  14. I got a sphere ice cube mold which I use to sip whisky at the end of a long day. It’s awesome, and makes me feel sophisticated.

Probably not the most productive summer to some of you readers, but to me, it’s all good. Fall is here now. Football season is about to start, the weather is about to turn crisp, hoodies and jackets are going to make their way out of the closet once again. The best time of the year is upon us.

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Summa is almost here…

I love the sweet summatime! Weather is warming up, and the Grill is even hotter. Steak season is back baby (I told you how to make the best one in this blog a while back).

A couple of things on you boy Salsa:

I’m going to make this summer Rock…as in Rolling Rock rock on.jpgbeers or “ponies” if you will. I’ve been loving me some rocks ever since my local grocery store did a ridulous sale for 12 bottles for 6 bucks. You kidding me? I pay like 12 bucks a beer at some places down town. 12 bottle for 6 bones is a steal! Been sippin these bad boys ever since and will continue to do so for the duration of the summer.

In other news and notes, Five Guys and In-n-Out were voted the two best burgers in america yesterday. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, my second ever blog posted on salsa speaks was titled “Talkin Burgers” where I told you that Five guys and In-n-Out were the best two burgers in America. That was 3+ years ago! I’m a man of the people and I know my stuff.

Song of the summer?

Des-Pa-Cito! (po-quito po-quito) so catchy and so awesome. I kinda like the original version better than the bieber one, but they’re both amazing. You can’t not listen to the song and want to move your body a little to the beat. Great tune.

Basketball is wrapping up

We’ll finally get Lebron vs. the Warriors part two in a few weeks, and I fully expect the Warriors to crush the Cavs. Time will tell.

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I bought a spinner. I’m not sure why,  but I’ll write a blog on this thing at a later time. If it’s a craze that’s taking over the nation, I want in  on it. I love tspinner.JPGrends, I‘ve blogged about the most popular (and dumbest) trends of the past 20 years or so. If it’s hot in the streets, I need to be part of it. I’m excited to see my spinner in the next few days.


I got a new iPad. If you’ll remember, I broke my iPad a few months ago, and finally saved up a few nickles for a new one. Now I have a bunch of new Netflix shows to catch up on. I blogged about the top shows on Netflix a while back, and those are some great suggestions if you haven’t seen them.

I also have a list of books I want to check out this summer. I may even do a book blog, but I read an article the other day with some great recommendations, so I may turn it into a series or something if people like them.

I plan on doing some more blogging than I have been, but that remains to be seen. Not sure how much time I’ll have to sit down and come up with some solid and interesting stuff for you guys to read. Page views have been actually rising tremendously recently, and I can’t figure out why. Maybe some of you are finding this site for the first time and getting sucked down the drain of random shit we discuss here.

It’s a nice little anonymous community they we’ve built and I’m grateful for all of you loyal readers, I hope this blog brings back some good memories for the long time guys and gives a good window to who we are for the newbies.

Get out there and enjoy you some summer. Happy early memorial day my friends.





Is chip bag chili something sober people eat? Frito Pie?

Time for another Salsa Investigation…

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I’m all about that #FritoPieLife

I’d never heard of a frito Pie until yesterday. I guess it’s something that originated out in Texas? I saw a video of a guy walking and spooning chips out of a Tostito’s bag on a video the other day. At first I thought he had something wrong with him because he was eating chips with a spoon, but then I realized that chip-bag chili is actually something people do?

You get a bag of tostios or fritos, dump in chili add in cheese and then eat it as you walk.

My only question would be “How drunk am I”?? Because that seems like a phenominal drunk food to keep me occupied while I walk the 1/2 mile back to my apartment before loading in a frozen pizza watching 30 minutes of sportscenter and crashing. It’s almost like a perfect appetizer for your feast. Drunk food power rankings will be a great blog for another day. But right now I’m focused on this Frito-Pie thing.

I legit think I may skip the bars next weekend and have a ‘Make your own chip bag chili buffet’ for 7 bucks or something. One crockpot of chili- a bunch of small bags of fritos, some cheese, and maybe some sour cream and bingo bango you have your self a very nice little business on the street corner between 1-3 a.m.

My next question: Is it legal to sell a chili buffet out of the back of your truck in an empty parking lot owned by the city? what about if you’re parked on the street?

These are legit questions, because knowing my dumbass luck, I’d make about $250 slinging chip bag chili all night, and then I’d promptly be served with a $300 ticket for not complying to some bullshit food truck code.

Should I just try it anyway? I figure I could pocket a cool 200-300 bucks a weekend for just a few hours work, and basically no startup cost. That’s a nice little clip if you’re not doing much else.


Just make a killing off the drunk people running around town. I would buy it. Hell I may have to try it for dinner tonight just to test it out. I didn’t know it was a thing people actually do??

Have you had chip-bag-chili?

Tell me about it in the comments below.

A while ago I came up with this idea

I have a lot of million dollar ideas, but the other day I was sitting at a bar and I turned around, and there it was! My idea from about 6 years back just hanging on the wall staring right back at me. “Fuck” I thought…There it is. Another wasted opportunity.


My idea: 5 hour energy drink vending machines. You put them in gas stations, strip clubs, bars, rest stops, and every office in the world. Buy the energy shots in bulk for a dollar a bottle and sell them for 3. Bing Bang Boom. Profit

The actual product: It was like a tiny gas station vending machine that looked like a metal safe, and it was about 2 feet wide and 3 feet high. It sold 5 hour energy’s, asprin, some small candy, condoms, cologne, and some other small gas-station type items. It was absolutely unreal. My idea. My millions. All gone to the creator of this beautiful machine.

I did some research, and I think the company is called Vengo, it’s like a digital vending machine, but it’s a cool concept. Basically: they have a touch screen interface, accept credit card payments, they focus on selling gas station type items, can hold up to 6 different items and a total of 100 things.They were actually on Shark Tank too. Here’s the pitch:

Getting 2 sharks on board always means you have an idea with some serious potential.

Time will tell if these guys succeed or fail, but I’ll be pulling for them.





Chef Gordon Ramsey roasting Amateur Chef’s on Twitter is why I love the internet.

Every once in a while I come across something that really cracks me up. Today I was sitting on the shitter scrolling through twitter when I came across people asking Gordon Ramsey for his feedback on their cooking. They send a pic and he’d roast them.

Roll the tweets…


… Hilarious stuff from all corners of the internet. Some people were obviously trolling with their pics, but I’d like to believe that some people honestly thought they had a good dish. Having a professional chef with 4.11 Million (4,110,000 followers!>!>?!?!) shit all over your cooking is hilarious.

. I can’t say it any better than no chill n8:




The First Valentines Day Together is Pretty Awkward…

it really is.

When you’re in that “what are we” phase of the relationship, where it’s still new or just not really defined yet…Valentines day can get awkward as shit.

Too little she’s pissed, too much she’s scared. It’s almost a no win situation for the guy. How much do you discuss it beforehand? Does she lie and think it’s a big deal? You never know.

Some people are big birthday people. I’ve never been that guy. Some people LOVE them some birthdays, and will spend an entire week celebrating their day. I couldn’t care less about it, and truthfully, I forgot about my birthday entirely this last year when it fell on a meaningless Wednesday in the middle of a long work week. I didn’t even go out for my traditional steak dinner (which I treat myself to every year).

If your newly acquired significant other is a big “birthday person” you better believe he/she is going to be a big Valentines day person.

The best thing you can do is ask them to describe their last birthday to you. That’s a sneaky way to figure out if you’re going to have to break the bank on V-Day or not.

Always remember: Never set the bar too high on your first Valentines Day together.




The Falcons Blew It.

My prediction was 45-24 Falcons.At halftime the dirty birds led the Patriots 21-3 and midway through the 3rd quarter the falcons were up 28-3. The Falcons were well on the way to their first ever Super Bowl win in franchise history… and then they blew it. It was the most brutal game I’ve ever seen and this picture will probably haunt me forever.


A 99.6% win probability late in the 3rd quarter, and we lost. Unreal.

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This is Atlanta sports. This is my life. This is my nightmare.


In a few hours, the Atlanta Falcons will be your World Champs for the first time ever. #RiseUp

The Super Bowl is here and the Falcons are back for the first time in 19 years.

This time is different. This time we will win.

1998 was a fluke year where we happened to upset the best team in football at the time (15-1 minnesota vikings), and then we got absolutely dumptrucked by John Elway in the Super Bowl. I knew in my heart of hearts that we had almost no shot in that super bowl, and when the broncos jumped out big early- that was it.

Today will be different. Even though New England is favored by 3, the Falcons are going to win. I have very little doubt of that. The Falcons are the better team. As long as they avoid the “big game jitters” they’ll win going away (falcons 45, New England 24).

The team that jumps out early wins the game. If it’s close at the end of the 1st quarter, the Falcons will take it. Their offense is one of the greatest of all time, and you can’t possibly keep up with it. I’ve been watching them all year. Today we will finally bring the Trophy to Atlanta. Today is a great day to be alive and one that I’ll likely remember for the rest of my life. I love this team, and I love this fucking City. #RiseUp

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PS- Congrats to Matty Ice, your NFL MVP



Today is the day you live for as a Sports fan. #RiseUp

Once every few years, you get a game. Today, in a few hours we have a game. A shot to go to the super bowl.

4 years ago, we had a game. The Falcons had their hears ripped out by Colin Kapernick, of all people, in the NFC Championship after blowing a 17 point lead. I remember watching that disgusting performance in the airport as I boarded a flight to a work conference.

13 years ago, back in 2004, we had a game. The Falcons and Eagles squared off for a chance to go to the super bowl, and I actually had a party at my house that day. We all watched Donnavan Mcnabb roll easily over a young Mike Vick led falcon team. At least that team had a bright future…until Mike Vick decided to fight dogs, but I digress.

Today we have a game. The Falcons have their best opportunity of this Millennium to go to the worlds biggest game. The Falcons are actually favored by 6 points against the Packers this afternoon and I think we’re actually going to win by 15+

Our offense has been incredible all season. I started noticing this season could be something special back in the first week of December. That was when the falcons started blowing the doors off teams. Nobody noticed. We are an afterthought. Never in prime time. Always that “yeah but” team.

yeah but they play in the NFC South…

yeah but Matt Ryan can’t win in the Playoffs…

yeah but they always choke down the stretch…

yeah but their defense is one of the worst in the league…

This team is awesome, and the world started to notice last Saturday when we crushed the Seahawks. The nation found out what I’ve been saying for the past two months. This team is for real. The real deal. I’ve never seen the Falcons come out with so much fire and so much anger in one game. The ran up 36 on the Seahawks, and talked shit after every play. I loved it. You rarely see that kind of passion…especially from Atlanta.

Nobody believed that this team could do the things they’ve done this season. Nobody saw Matt Ryan as the NFL MVP. Nobody saw our running back tandem become the most feared in the NFL. But here we are. This is the best shot we may have at winning the super bowl for the next 15 years. This is our window.

The run continues today. And we will win.

Time to Rise the fuck Up.

PS- Here’s a blog I wrote almost 2 years ago witch encapsulates the struggle of rooting for Atlanta Sports teams.






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