5 People I want to buy a cup of coffee

In 2019 there are 5 people I want to buy a cup of coffee. Here’s my list:


5. Redman - Rapper/Record Producer/Actor @therealredman

He’s a Jersey guy. His music is dope. Best MTV Cribs of all time.

I honestly think we’d become best friends and he’d even be ok with me calling him Regi. Redman would probably order a Caramel Frappuccino, extra caramel.

4. Tig Notaro - Stand-up Comic/Writer/Actress @TigNotaro

She has a great approach and delivery to her comedy. Who doesn’t like stand-up with life threatening scenarios & sock puppets? Tig probably would order a Chai Latte.

3. John Turturro - Actor/Writer/Filmmaker @JohnMTurturro

Okay, John is basically that friend you never personally invite anywhere but he’s always at the group meetup. He’s in every random movie you select on Netflix. He has great range as an actor and I expect he’ll order an Espresso.

2. Daniel Norris - MLB Pitcher @DanielNorris18

This one is a bit obvious.. He’s a sports figure who lived in a van. I’m a Fantasy Sports Radio Producer who lived in a van. Umm.. Yeah, we are basically related. No matter what he orders I’d probably gift him with the GSI Java Drip Portable Coffee System. It’s great for off the grid livin’.

1. Matt Pinfield - TV/Radio Personality @mattpinfield

Also a Jersey native. He’s a wealth of knowledge when it comes to everything music. When I rode my bicycle from NJ to San Fran, I reached out to Matt about meeting up. Some scheduling conflicts on both ends prevented the meet up, but in 2019 I’m hoping we finally make this happen. I’d probably just offer him some SiriusXM community coffee at work, and pick his brain about the 80’s East Brunswick music scene. I imagine he likes his sugar with coffee and cream.

Who’s on your Top 5 list?

Honorable Mentions:

Drew Brees-NFL Quarterback, Les Claypool-Musician, Missy Elliott-Musician, Larry David-Comedian  


Podcast 019- K.P. Kelly

Day 255

I’m on a mission to prove everyone wrong. I don’t know why I’m so hung up on proving the naysayers wrong, but I feel as if it’s in my DNA. I grew up in a household where I was compared to random people, and acknowledgment for my accomplishments wasn’t something that came often. Looking back on my life, I can’t say I’m disappointed but I do have a good understanding of why I am the way I am. I don’t talk to my family. I’m not upset about it either, because it’s just how things worked out. I have some great friends. The accept me for my “out of the box” ideas. I’ve been told that friendships fade and they don’t last forever. Honestly, I’m not too concerned with the future. At least, not the way I used to be hung up on it. 

Presently, I have goals and I am going to achieve them. No matter how many times people tell me I’m crazy, that I’m not qualified, or that I am qualified but they don’t think it’s worth it for me to relocate. (I’ve been told the “not worth relocating” line five times!) Sure it’s frustrating but I can’t let them bring me down. I can only keep dreaming and keep working towards my goal. What you just read is a very watered down explanation of what motivates me. 

I recently started telling people I want to ride a bicycle from New Jersey to California and once again I’ve been told this is crazy, so naturally I have convinced myself that I have to do it. 

This podcast goes out to those who think riding a bicycle ride across the country is crazy, because on this episode my guest is going to run 100 marathons in 100 days across the country.

You read that correctly.

K.P. Kelly is a Branding Consultant that has ran over 100 marathons in his lifetime. He’s ran across Ohio twice and his next adventure will be running across the country. This 6’7 pizza, coffee and wine loving giant is going to do something that most people would consider impossible and crazy. I think it’s amazing. 

I had a great time talking to K.P.

He is very active on social media. His goal is to bring awareness to many different charities and he wants people to get more active. Please follow him as he gets ready to go on his journey. You can also donate to his GoFundMe.

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Day 113

As the title of the blog post indicates.. Today is Day one hundred and thirteen.

This post is a little different than my normal Dude In Van posts. Today I am, roughly, 670 miles away from my van. I'm speaking to you as Dude In Chicago.

I'm sitting in a coffee shop with my black coffee and blueberry scone. (I never had a scone before.. kinda regretting it) I tried going to a zoo earlier, but the zoo was closed. I've been trying to go to a zoo for about 2 years. I guess this is the type of wild and crazy get away you have when you don't plan anything. Why am I in Chicago? Because it was the cheapest flight listed. I booked a room on Air BnB, but I have to wait till 2pm to check in.. It's at an art gallery, I think. The car I rented has Jersey plates, coincidence? Maybe.  Chicago has way too many stop signs, by the way.

Am I rambling? Is this what rambling looks like when you type it out?

My main goals this weekend is have some deep dish pizza, see some bean mirror looking structure and see a fountain.. Or maybe just watch the Saints game on TV. (All were suggested to my by friends)

Actually, I hope to record and post a podcast or two.

I'll check in later.

 

Side Note- It's freakin' cold out in Jersey, I froze my keester off the other night. I picked up some blankets, but I think I'm going to have to start prepping the van for the winter when I get back.