→ Frozard Man

This is a tribute video to my brother. You can think of it as the pilot episode of a fictional reality show series. It includes some backyard wrestling, a special cooking segment also featured in the 2015 Thanksgiving Special, and a frog tossing competition using actual Louisiana bull frogs. It is wild, and like the man himself, not quite safe for work!

→ The Tobyblog Thanksgiving Special

After taking some time off to contemplate the overwhelming success of my Burger King poop tweet*, we now return to our regularly scheduled programming.

In truth October is always a busy month for us and I don’t have much spare time for blogging. This past Halloween was without a doubt the best yet, but I’ll save that retrospective for another day. For today we find ourselves at the end of November, as grand a month as any. November is when fall really kicks in North Texas, and although it wasn’t much compared to the gorgeous fall of 2013, we still managed to get some decent color in a few spots. November to me means the start of prime geocaching season, the arrival of a certain coffee chain’s special Thanksgiving blend, (something I genuinely anticipate all year), and most of all our sumptuous Thanksgiving feast, lovingly prepared by my very talented wife. Thanksgiving is a fine holiday, too often neglected these days.

It is a real American holiday, in the truest and best sense.

I hadn’t intended at the start of my little vacation to do a Thanksgiving special. That was TheVCubeSolver’s idea. But I thought it was a good one. And next year we may do a Christmas Special — who knows? I hope you like it. It’s got some outdoors, some indoors, some geocaching, some product reviews, and a very special guest cooking segment by my brother Randy as he cooks up a mess of deer balls.


And Happy Thanksgiving!

(* See Twitter)

→ The Tobyblog Halloween Special

I love Halloween. You do, too. This video is a tribute to that season, to every memory and every thrill. To cold autumn nights. To the warm glow of jack o’ lanterns. To spooky stories and cozy evenings. To every bit of magic and adventure in our lives.

This is the story of Halloween 2013 as we experienced it; what has gone down in our lives and memories as THE BEST HALLOWEEN EVER. See TheVCubeSolver and I review some spooky sparkly sodas. Thrills! Listen to me ramble on about my pumpkin carving kit. Ooh! Chills! Take a peek at the dark miracle that is the Little Elm Halloween Festival. Bigger and better than ever this year!

The Tobyblog Halloween special has sights and sounds!

The Tobyblog Halloween special has scares and delights!

The Tobyblog Halloween special will make you laugh and make you cry!

The Tobyblog Halloween Special is a family celebration. Enjoy.

→ Houston Winter Open

Footage from the Houston Winter Open speedcubing competition.