With summer in full swing and the second BB Man shipment already strewn across your dresser, bathroom sink, and shower ledge, it's high time to take stock.
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There's a lot to look forward to this summer, and we’re eager to hit the ground running—literally. We’re clocking our jog times with our new rumbaTIME watches on the weekends. During the week the ladies have been running us ragged with “work day workout.” Ever tried to do a full minute of push-ups? It's brutal. But it's getting easier everyday. Our reward comes in the form of handfuls of bacon caramel popcorn and a pint of Allagash White from the in-office kegerator. Fact: Beer and caramel corn never tasted better than after a full minute of push-ups. Two sides of the same coin, really.
But we digress. What did we do this month? Let's review some highlights…
We took a trip to New Orleans to check out Monteleone Barbershop, and got some advice on the value of incorporating vinegar into your haircare routine.
We bid farewell to Game of Thrones, and with it our weekly grooming advice column for the fictional characters therein. Jon Snow and the rest of the Westeros gang might not have been heeding our counsel, but thankfully some other grooming geeks were listening.
Our resident Reluctant Groomer solved his wretched cuticle problem without giving into the chorus of beauty editors encouraging him a professional manicure.
We opted to skip the rental tux for an upcoming wedding, and ordered some groomsman duds we’re actually excited to wear.
We invited the gang over for a screening of the "40-Year-Old Virgin" on our rooftop. It’s no surprise that the painful chest-waxing scene is still cringe-inducing. But hey, no pain no gain, that's what we always say. Speaking of which, we're up to eighteen push-ups in a minute!