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Hey players. How about that game last night? Did you drink 5 beers to fit in despite having no rooting interest in the big game whatsoever? If so, shouts to you. I remember those days. Forcing down a couple Miller Lites on top of 17 lemon pepper wings. You didn’t need to go double digits, but you just powered through, didn’t you?
Well, you will all be very shocked to learn that I watched the game from my home. I turned down Producer Micah’s very generous pool house SB party invite to watch all the sports. Golf first which transitioned very nicely into Pink’s national anthem. I generally support Pink, but her decision to perform with the flu was downright reckless. Thoughts and prayers to all the behind the scenes production people who were very likely exposed to influenza.
Alright, I’m done with the luke-warm takes. I will now forego my rule of never discussing my finances by breaking down what I spent this weekend. Buckle up!
What I Spent
-Dinner At Matt’s El Rancho, $50.77
I went to dinner with my wife, Will & his girlfriend, Sally. It was lovely, but earlier in the day, I recorded a groundbreaking interview with CEO of Onnit, Aubrey Marcus. Needless to say I was tweaking hard off of Alpha Brain and optimized coffee. That’s not an exaggeration. I was borderline meltdown at about 5 p.m. as I watched the Waste Management. I thought we were gonna have to call the damn thing off. I kept pounding, though.
How I Saved
I barely drank. I had one Janie’s Margarita in an attempt to take the Onnit edge off. Matt’s is reasonably priced as is, so getting out of there with only one bev on the ledger is larceny. Also, we didn’t go out for drinks afterward. D-man had an early tee time Saturday. More on that later.
Where I Should Have Saved
Not dining with Will deFries. The kid is an absolute savage. 7 drinks, multiple apps, tableside guac (which they don’t even offer. He demanded it) – Something came over him, man. He was like Pesci in Goodfellas holding court, minus the obvious penchant for random acts of violence. We split the check right down the middle, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t at least consider itemizing that thing.
What I Spent
– Golf, Roy Kizer. $54.00*
– Dinner, Bufalina. $51.96
I don’t know why I routinely play early morning rounds when it’s sub-45 degrees, but I do. Is it my best chance to play well? Not by a long shot. I can barely move on the first tee. But being post-30 and married, I am certainly not giving up my entire afternoon for golf. That ship sailed a long time ago. Luckily for me, we played WOLF with a certain podcast producer who lost his ass like no one I’ve ever seen.
*-WOLF winnings + $20.00
Adjusted Golf Total: $34.00
A little tip for all my soon-to-be-married guys out there: if your wife sits at home while you golf all morning, you are absolutely on the hook for a dinner. That’s how it works. We decided to hit up Bufalina on the east side of Austin after talking about it for the last year. For those in town looking for a spot with high-quality pies, this is it. I promise this is #notspon, but I have to sing its praises.
How I Saved
It’s small and there are no reservations, but the happy hour deals are fantastic. Unknowingly, we stumbled into half-off bottles of wine under $100, so we went for it. We also opted to split a pie (pepperoni & jalapeno), but we did get a bit wild with the gnocchi appetizer.
Where I Should’ve Saved
I’m not gonna even complain. Bufalina is the best pizza spot in town, and getting out of there under a hundo feels criminal.
I didn’t leave the couch. That’s how I saved. I went to down a YouTube wormhole of golf mobility stretches and pulled out my wife’s yoga mat. It went down. 2018 is the year of the beard and flexibility. Let’s get it, clicc.
Total: $136.73. Standard weekend for a married guy with no kids. It’s lit. .
I wasn’t kidding about being overly optimized. Checkout our podcast Onnit CEO Aubrey Marcus.