#MonsterEnergy [ Random Review & #Giveaway ]

The Official Energy Drink of Hashtag Bolton

Being a Dad (or parent for that matter) is tiresome.

By the end of the day you're spent.  You have nothing left after dealing with breakfast, poop, pee, lunch, homework, practices, probably more poop, work, dinner and maybe some cereal and a banana  thrown on the highchair because you forgot about lunch.

What does Eric, Lord of Boltonshire, Hashtagger of Hashtag Bolton do to get his energy?

He drinks Monster Energy Drinks.

Yes Monster Energy Drinks.

The Official Energy Drink of Hashtag Bolton.

How can you make something the official whatever of your blog?

I dunno, I just did.  Monster Energy Drinks didn't approach me and go, "Hey Hashtag Bolton, can we sponsor your blog?"  I figure I drink them enough, they deserve the recognition.

Because they're so awesome.  I've provided a review of their drink.

First, how easy they are to open.

See, I opened it up with ONLY ONE HAND!!!

Can't you do that with Red Bull?

I dunno, I never tried.

But, this is what I have to say about Red Bull...

Red Bull is Flanders in this Vine, FYI.

And finally, the taste test.

You can see the half second before the video cuts out the enjoyment on my face.  It's Vine's stupid two-and-a-half second rule that prevented me from getting the full effect.

While, I enjoy drinking Monster Energy Drink, this awesomness may not be for everyone.  The can's do have a disclaimer.


I'm assuming that last part is for breastfeeding, not women who are nurses.  But I could be wrong.  I didn't want to Google it, so if you're a nurse or breastfeeding, or even a breastfeeding nurse. STAY AWAY!!!


I wanted to send a can of Monster Energy to a lucky Hashtag Bolton reader, but my marketing department told me it would cost about fourteen dollars or something to send one can.  But I still wanted to reward you guys for visiting my page.  SO!!!! I'm just going to send you cash money to buy your own Monster Energy Drink.  I usually buy mine at a Valero Corner Store here in San Antonio and they've been $1.79 for over a year.  Other places like CVS, Walgreens, and other convenient stores have them for about a buck more.  I'm just going to give you the benefit of the doubt and send you three bucks.

Yes. I'm giving away THREE DOLLARS for you to either buy your first Monster Energy Drink or to buy another.

Or even just buy whatevs.

Deets below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for reading.  Have an awesome day mi amigos.


#KidsPickTheWinner [ NBA Finals Conference Finals ]

We're through the first two rounds of the NBA Playoffs.    After the San Antonio Spurs got ousted by the Clippers in Round One, the members of Boltonshire lost all interest.   Hey, it is what it is.  But we strive on to finish this bit, especially since there's TEN DOLLARS on the line.

We play this round by round, with each correct pick getting one point. The points carry over to the next round and after the finals the kid with the most points gets the belt and the cash. In the case of a tie, the prize is split.

With logistics out of the way, here are your kids..

Actually, I'm pulling Loreli out of this one.  She had ONE POINT coming out of round one and then did not get one right from round two.

She gained the #KidsPickTheWinner Championship with the WWE Payback PPV Predictions, but more than likely she'll be losing it by the end of this contest.

Emma (Current Total - 7 Points)

Araceli (Current Total - 8 Points)

Seth (Current Total - 9 Points)

The way things are looking, Emma will be out of this one as long as she keeps picking the same as Seth.  Celi is keeping it close going the opposite of Seth.

How did your team do?

Go Spurs Go!



In case you didn't know, I'm a comic book nerd. I don't want want to label my children as comic book nerds just yet, but they might just get there.  One of their favorite shows is Teen Titans, Go!  It's fantastic.  They don't spend all episode fighting the bad guys, they could spend an entire episode getting ready for a Thanksgiving dinner and Robin is freaking out because Batman is coming over and he wants to make a good impression.
So yeah, it's brilliant!

The current episode for some reason or another, Robin wanted to get a yearbook printed for the team and include all the cool things he's done in it.  Well it doesn't exactly go according to plan. Towards the end he's on a mission to get the most signatures, but upon returning to the Tower he finds his teammates have more signature than he does.  

Check out the video - 

And the signatures are fantastic.  I had to get the screen shots  just to get them all in.

1. Alfred (Batman's Butler)
2. Oliver Queen (Green Arrow)
3. Hal Jordon (Green Lantern)
4. Mr. Freeze
5. The Flash
6. Jon Stewart (Another Green Lantern)
7. Kyle Rayner (Yet Another Green Lantern)

8. Aqua Man
9. Harley Quinn
10. The Joker
11. Dr. Manhatten (The Watchmen)
12. Black Canary
13. Captain Cold

14. Batgirl
15. Blue Beetle
16. Bane
17. Damian Wayne (Batman's Son, A Robin)
18. Haunted Tank
19. Wonder Woman
20. Krypto the Super Dog
21. The Red Hood (Presumably Jason Todd. A Former Robin)

22. Aqualad 
23. Rorschach (The Watchmen) 

24. The Riddler
25. Lady Legasus (Alias of Raven)
26. Batman
27. Bruce Wayne
28. Darkseid
29. Clark Kent
29. Ras-al Ghul*
30. Superboy
33. Presumably the Comedian (From The Watchmen)

Lack of editing made me overlook the inclusion of TWO #29's.

Did you see any others?

This just proves that Teen Titans Go! is the best cartoon of all time!


#KidsPickTheWinner [ #WWEPayback ]

We're back with another edition of #KidsPickTheWinner.  For some reason, the Extreme Rules post of Kids Pick the Winner got a lot of hits last week. Not sure why.  Hopefully that's a good thing.  

For those of you who are new, these are the rules.  I have kids.  I get enjoyment out of making them do my bidding and fill bits for my blog.  One of them is picking winners for stuff they know nothing about. 

For the past year since we've had the WWE Network, most of them have appreciated wrestling.  So I have them pick who they think is going to win.  

The winner with the most correct, gets the Kids Pick the Winner Championship currently co-held by Loreli and Araceli.

Here are your kids...

Tag Team Match - The Mega Powers vs. The Ascension

Loreli: The Ascension 
Seth: Mega Powers
Araceli: Mega Powers

Winner: The Ascension 

Loreli (1)

2 out of 3 Falls for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Tyson Kidd / Cesaro vs. The New Day (c)

Loreli: The New Day
Seth: Kidd/Cesaro
Araceli: Kidd/Cesaro

Winner: The New Day

Loreli (2)

Tamina/Naomi vs. The Bellas

Loreli: The Bellas
Seth: The Bellas
Araceli: The Bellas

Winner: Tamina/Naomi

Loreli (2)

King Barrett vs. Neville

Loreli: Neville
Seth: King Barrett
Araceli: Neville

Winner: Neville

Loreli (3) / Araceli (1)

Dolph Ziggler vs. Shaemus

Loreli: Dolph Ziggler
Seth: Dolph Ziggler
Araceli: Dolph Ziggler

Winner: Shaemus

Loreli (3) / Araceli (1)

Ryback vs. Bray Wyatt

Loreli: Ryback
Seth:  Ryback
Araceli: Ryback

Winner: Bray Wyatt

Loreli (3) / Araceli (1)

I Quit Match for the United States Title
Rusev vs. John Cena (c)

Loreli: John Cena
Seth: John Cena
Araceli: John Cena

Winner: John Cena

Loreli (4) / Araceli (2) / Seth (1)

Fatal Four-Way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins (c)

Loreli: Seth Rollins
Seth: Randy Orton
Araceli: Roman Reigns

Winner: Seth Rollins

Final Results

3rd Place with 1 Correct - Seth
2nd Place with 2 Correct - Araceli
1st Place with 5 Correct - Loreli (New #KidsPickTheWinner Champion)

Congrats Loreli.

Come back next time for WWE Elimination Chamber.


#CaptainAmericaCivilWar Plot Revealed

It was announced Martin Freeman (from Sherlock and The Hobbit Films) has been added to the growing cast of “Captain America: Civil War”.  He joins an already packed film which includes Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) to name a few. 

Also released yesterday, exclusively to the Hashtag Bolton First News Crew, is the major plot development that ignites the “Civil War” between the Avengers and other Super Heroes.  Most comic book nerds know that in the comics, the Civil War started because there was a difference of opinion on whether persons granted with super powers or abilities should be required to register themselves under the Superhero Registration Act. Talking with insiders during pre-production of Captain America: Civil War, we have been granted the unique pleasure to break the news on the true reason for the bromance breakup of Iron Man and Captain America.

Warning, this post contains spoilers!! Do not continue if you do not want to know.

Are you sure you still want to go?
Almost there…

The reason for the split is due to Political Party Affiliation.   

No wonder this movie is slated prior to the 2016 Presidential Election.
Have a great day my friends...


#CincoDeMayo Fun Foods and Stuff

Cinco de Mayo has been around since Gregorian invented the calendar. Literally, the fifth of may has always been on there.  It’s always been squeezed between Cinco de Quatro and Cinco de Seis…

Or something like that.

Anyways, but America never celebrated it like we have in recent years.  It’s like nerds.  Everyone made fun of them for thousands of years, but the Big Bang Theory (which sucks by the way) and Iron Man come out and errbody loves dem nerds.  Cinco de Mayo is the same way. 

In America, we see Cinco de Mayo as St. Patrick’s Day Part 2.  It’s another excuse to dress up in another country’s culture dress, get drunk then get in fights.  While not as impressive as the number of mugshots on March 18th, the Cinco de Seis mugshots are gaining ground.

Here’s a chart I made to prove my point.

So before you go, get drunk and punch someone.  Here are some of the best foods and stuff you can make for your Cinco de Mayo Party.

 Click the picture for the link and recipe. 

Creamy Jalapeno Dip

 No party is complete without chips.  And chips are just lame without dip.  This dip is creamy and.. uh... jalapeno-y.  The picture above shows it with Fritos or the grocery story generic brand of it.  You can use Fritos, the generic brand, or tortilla chips.

Authentic Mexican Enchiladas
You don't want of those cheap rip off enchiladas.  I don't even know where to get the cheap rip off enchiladas any more.  If you're at a restaurant and the waiter understands English more than Spanish, your enchiladas are not authentic.  So yous gots to make them yourself.

Fajita Quesadillas
Number 26.  Number 26 is the number on the menu of the beef fajita quesadilla at the Jalisco near my house.  It's one of the most delicious things in the world.  If I was allowed to eat a number 26 every day for the rest of my life, I'd die of a heart attack a very very happy and fat man.

Puffy Tacos
Dear White People, there are more tacos than what is at Taco Bell.  Believe me.  Back in the day when I was 100% white, I'd be like, "I'm going to Taco Bell for an encharrito and some double decker tacos on Cinco de Mayo, yo!"  That's how I used to celebrate.  Since I married a Hispanic lady and had half Hispanic kids, I learned my lesson.  

Chicken Flautas
It's best if you make about four dozen of these, because you won't be able to put the plate down and stop eating.  After thirty-five you'll be like. dang!! I only have 13 left.

So there you have it.   Hopefully you can stay sober enough to make these for your St Patrick's Day Part 2 Party.

What are some recipes you use to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Have a Happy Cinco de Mayo mis amigos.



In the past few days, the term "Dad bod" has reached epic proportions throughout the world wide webs universe.  The image of a man with nothing close to a six pack and a little jiggle to their bounce were being praised and appreciated for more than the physical aspects of their body.  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Zac Efron and Tim McGraw lost millions of Instagram followers overnight.

What exactly is a "Dad bod"?  According to The Odyssey -

To put it simply, the dad bod is just a well-crafted beer gut that can be gained with years of poor drinking and eating choices, coupled with a lack of exercise. The dad bod is extremely relevant to our generation because with the high level of alcohol abuse rampant on college campuses, coupled with limitless dining options and little time to exercise due to school work and partying, many college men are now rocking this newly praised physique.

New shirtless men started getting more and more Twitter followers wanting more of that rockin' dad bod.

Debate the double standard all you want, the dad bod is here for now while we still try to make Kelly Clarkson feel bad after having her baby.

Once this trend starting gaining momentum last week, The Hashtag Bolton News Crew went to the streets and asked ONE-HUNDRED PEOPLE who had the most rockin' dad bod.

Adam Sandler - 6%

Chris Pratt (Pre-Guardian's of the Galaxy) - 14%

Jon Hamm - 16%

Leonardo DiCaprio - 18%

Jason Segal - 20%

Seth Rogan - 26%

Well there you have it.  The country's most popular celebrity dad bods as deemed by Google Images the people.  Do you agree with America?  Who would you add to this list?  Who would you remove?

If you're curious on how to get a Dad Bod, check out 8-Bit Dad's Thirty Day Program.

Just a side note, if you Google Image Celebrity DadBods, Google will think you mean celebrity dead bodies. 

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#MayThe4thBeWithYou [ @WWE and LightSabres ]

It's still #MayThe4th and the internet goes crazy trying to be cool like nerds.  In Boltonshire we're WWE fans, and I came across the WWE celebrating Star Wars Day with WWE Superstars with Lightsabres.

How cool would it be if this is happened during the matches?

Check out these pics...

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose

Daniel Bryan and Kane

Randy Orton and Roman Reigns

Sith Lord StarDust

Triple H

Photo credits: WWE.COM

Check them out for more awesome pictures.


#MayThe4thBeWithYou [ If Yoda Was A Dad ]

It used to be that #MayThe4thBeWithYou was an inside thing just between Star Wars nerds.  Now since being a nerd is mainstream, errrbody is all like "May the Fourth Be With You!!" on the fourth of May.  So now it's the official/unofficial "Star Wars Day" of the year.  Hopefully our next president will do a better job of getting it official.


Anyways, since I'm a parent and as much as I want to get away from this being a parenting blog, I always seem to go back to the parenting gimmick for my posts.  So in celebration of Star Wars Day, I give you advice and quotes from Yoda if he were in fact a dad...

Have a great May The Fourth My Friends...