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Spice, Spice Baby.
Q Ginger Beer
Not for the faint of tastebud, our favorite non-alcoholic beverage lures you into a false sense of security with the elegantly restrained packaging aesthetic it shares with the rest of the Q Drinks line of beverages. It looks refined and sophisticated, upscale and respectable. And it is.
Give it a gentle shake (to unsettle the hint of ginger resting on the bottom) and it begins to come alive. Twist off the cap and you’ll soon realize that the soft hiss of carbonation was a warning. This is a powerful and uncompromising beverage. Q Drinks has crafted a crisp, clean, not too sweet ginger beer that packs “an extra big ginger punch.”
Make no mistake, it will kick your mouth’s ass.
You Spin Me Round (Like a Live Trainer in My Home)
If you know one thing about Chris you know he’s one surly, introverted, socially anxious, miserable s*n-of-a-bitch.
If you know two things you might know that in his early recovery Chris traded his damaging addictions for the healthier compulsion to work out. It’s an “addiction switch” familiar to many in recovery.
If you know three things you might know that Chris likes well-designed things and cool technology.
The Peloton Cycle is the sum of those three things. The Peloton Cycle is the workout Chris can do in his basement in STL and feel—almost believe—he‘s in a spin class in NYC. The Peloton Cycle is the Matrix.
We Like Our Coffee Like We Like Our Moods, Our Red Doors, and Our Majick.
Dumping hot water through dirt isn’t rocket science. Which makes it all the more surprising that it’s not only possible to do it wrong but to completely fu*k it up.
When, after well-over a decade in the service of sobriety and recovery, the Since Right Now Studio’s no-longer-sold-in-the-US Braun Aromaster shit the bed Chris set about drafting it’s replacement with the diligence and dedication most reserve for whatever other bullshit they think is “The Most Important Decision You‘ll Ever Make.”
After a week of extensive research Chris finally clicked “Add to Cart” on the beauty pictured here.
Jeff and Matt swear they look forward to Wednesday night Since Right Now recordings if for no other reason than the “best cup of coffee they’ll have all week.”
Yoga is 90% mental and the other half is physical•
A super sweet yoga studio chain with locations in CA, IL, KS, MO, OH, WI.
*With apologies to Yogi Berra.
Because It’s There.
Infinite Jest / David Foster Wallace
In 1923 when famed mountain climber George Mallory was asked in an interview, “Why did you want to climb Mount Everest?” He replied, “Because it’s there.”
That’s as good a reason as any to read DFW’s magnum opus. The other good reasons—for those of you who haven’t been court-ordered to visit this site—are the themes of addiction and recovery (yes, and athleticism in the form of tennis as therapy) that run throughout the length of the massive tome.
Chris began reading it about a week or two before he got sober quickly adopting a 3 bookmark system to facilitate his first and only successful summit attempt over the course of the first few months of his sobriety.
Recently, in late 2015, after much training and preparation, Jeff made the arduous trek and returned to base camp with a sense of crazed serenity and wild-eyed wonder.
And, if the legend is to be believed, it’s whispered that Matt has made the journey a staggering—and seemingly impossible—three times. It’s a miracle he’s with us.
Image: Only Only: Phase 2 of the Infinite Jest Project / PD Rearick for Corrie Baldauf
Curiouser & Curiouser
Curious No. 1
Finally! A genuinely deliciousb, non-alcoholic, adult beverage that.
Shit's legit. Get it.