Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Still drinking

Mother nature is still out drinking - snow day, 14 degrees, then 50 degrees. Keep on drinking.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Life was way better when we had Washington and Lincoln's bdays off.
2. Random drinking is the best drinking.
3. Commercial real estate is for the birds.
4. January moved through like a slug but February is like moving like a cheetah.
5. If your friends don't share memes are they really your friends?
6. Hangovers happen.
7. Rob is getting some ink from Trevor Marshall.
8. People out there putting ketchup on Mac n cheese? What in the fuck.
9. Ever been so lazy that you buy new socks and underwear rather than do laundry? Oh yeah me either.
10. I always thought Boston Bowl in Hanover was bigger.
11. Rumor has it the Macphails are looking to move to Naples. Perfect time with Chrissy being unemployed.
12. Leaden is booking a trip to Nashville this summer. Keep your phones on.
13. Never truly getting over being sick, sucks.
14. Bud heavy over Bud Light every day.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Wow

If January felt like it took a year to finish. February is the total opposite, it is flying by.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Not really a fan of Fuji.
2. The Hong Kong is the exact same as it always is.
3. Karaoke is always a good time.
4. Long weekend of hockey can be tiring.
5. Chrissy is heading to Key West if you have any bar recommendations.
6. Beers that are 11% are no joke.
7. Sunday morning food shopping is Zen.
8. Anyone who wants to go Valentine's day bar hopping Saturday. Hit me up!
9. I can fuck up some good homemade pasta.
10. Rumor has it Jeffrey will shave off his beard for charity. 


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

My bad

Sorry to the few of you who actually read this. I was off on Monday and been a bit busy at work. This one's on me.

This is what I learned the past few days:
1. I was shocked to find 3 breweries in Weymouth.
2. Work hard party harder is always been a life mantra.
3. Can't believe Grillo blew off Chrissy and the parade.
4. Nothing more stressful than not knowing if you will be employeed in a few months.
5. Fuck you if you hate naps.
6. If you are older than 20 you have no excuses to not be nice.
7. Do you all have a friend who abbreviates everything?
8. Prayers up for Dave, who had to just put down his recently rescued dog.
9. CPAs are not cheap.
10. The sketchiest people show up at all you can eat buffets.
11. Pretty sure Chris Leaden made enough food for 38 people at Chrissys Superbowl party...still no cheesecake though.
12. What is on the agenda for Sunday, ya know with no football?
13. Bad Chinese food is the worst.
14. Chipping a fucking tooth...yowzers.

Congrats to the Pat's on their 6th championship.

Monday, January 28, 2019

A game of chicken

Apparently, Tom Kelly is doubling down with his declaration of a mild winter. He is not even getting his snow blower ready this season. So be prepared to have the next 4 months pretty much cancelled.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Even Lumbersexuals have to wash their flannel shirts from time to time.
2. Even Carlos gets in trouble with the ladies.
3. Jeffrey plans to shave off his beard next Monday after the Superbowl.
4. Sometimes you need a relaxing weekend of doing nothing.
5. Eggplant rolatini is my jam.
6. There are more menu items on the Macphail Superbowl bash than people who have RSVP'd. Let's get on this.
7. I love getting my teeth cleaned.
8. Who knew reading glasses could be so damn expensive?
9. What would be a more challenging bet - no coffee, no candy, no eating out (for meals you pervs), no carbs, no alcohol or no meat for 6 months?
10. I just found Schitts Creek on Netflix. It's a weird show but I don't hate it.
11. We are going on week 6 of Chrissys search for a job. No one got any pull? Supah P? Mark Welch? Mike Foley? Jeffrey? Chris Leaden?
12. Congrats to Mario and Saugus FD for coming in 2nd as a team at the Garden to raise money for the Bruins Foundation.

Have a great week. Let's hope the Pat's bring home another ship. I mean it's been 3 months since Boston won a championship.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Brrrr

Man you call out mother nature and that bitch hits you with a 2 degree morning.  Thanks TK!

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. HKD likes em artsy.
2. South side tavern has pretty good food.
3. The UFC on ESPN + is crap.
4. The Patriots man. The hatred for them grows every year. The more they win.
5. Make sure you check in with Chrissy to see what you can bring to the Superbowl party. I know last year there was no deserts.
6. Widowmaker in Braintree is a nice chill place. Beers are good too.
7. Sometimes it's just time to move on.
8. Vet bills are no joke.
9. Burton's burgers are bomb as fuck.
10. Julian thinks he is going to be the next Tuukka. Good luck Jeffrey.

Off to do some work. These low temps make it a real pain in the ass.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Meh

So during my hectic Monday it totally slipped my mind to post. But here I am on a Tuesday.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. People only care about the Superbowl if the Patriots are in it.
2. Macaroni and cheese can be consumed at any time.
3. Can you ever get sick of eating pizza?
4. Random day drinking is full of laughs.
5. 11 sneezes is my new record for consecutive sneezes in a row. #Goals
6. You don't realize how many things get effected by a government shut down.
7. TK O'Shea's in Rockland ain't a bad little spot.
8. I get it Chrissy, it is very stressful not knowing what's going on in your company.
9. Never make fun of some one with acne...next thing you know - huge zit.
10. Has anyone seen Dave since he got his new dog and new job? New year same Dave.
11. Stuffed pork loin is something that more people should be doing.
12. Anyone know any business advisors.
13. Heard a rumour that Matt and Megan are looking to move up to Mass.
14. Have you ever been truly wasted if it doesn't look like a yard sale from your door to where you pass out?
15. Get ready for way more winter. Tom "Black Cloud" Kelly said something about a mild winter. We are all fucked.
16. White chocolate is not chocolate.

Peace

Monday, January 7, 2019

New year

I love how people are all about new year new me yet still bring that shitty 2018 attitude with them. 

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Sometimes your couch just wants to hang out with you.
2. 2 different nephews, 2 different rinks, 2 different hockey games...already in the running for Uncle of the year for 2019.
3. Chrissy is still looking for a job. None of you guys have any ins?
4. Totally normal to go to the same bar on back to back days, right?
5. Who doesn't like spare ribs?
6. Big Dick Nick or St. Nick? What nickname do you prefer for Nick Foles.
7. People who clamour for baseball season on January need to have their heads checked. Baseball season is almost 10 months long as it is.
8. I say God help me at least 10 times a day.
9. I love when Uber sends me 30% off rides.
Drink em if you got em.
10. You ever have a friend you can't ever get in touch with but as soon as they need something they are blowing you up?
11. Breaking in new boots stinks and it sucks. How do ladies have so many pairs of shoes?
12. Ham salami and cheese is life!

Gotta run. Keep up the good fighting. Don't forget to say please and thank you. Smiles matter. 

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year

Normally the last Monday of the year I don't post anything new. I find something that I had previously posted or take the lazy way out and post pictures. Well, since last week I totally flaked and was under the weather. Here we are!

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Be nice to people and for the most part they will be nice to you. If not they are an asshole.
2. Congrats to Sean Riccio on finishing his card at the Wickendon pub.
3. This year I was into Christmas more than years past.
4. Twin Rivers is a pretty ghetto casino but their hotel is nice.
5. Chrissy welcome to the casino suspension list, 6 months will fly by.
6. Dave, congrats on the new rescue dog.
7. The older you get the more you realize naps are not a bad thing.
8. A few beers, a whole lotta laughs, with some friends is all you need when feeling down.
9. It's football square season.
10. Chicks at a strip club are automatically part of the show.
11. If Rhode Island is going to take bets then they should have more than 4 windows.
12. I am not sure who decided that Chinese food is a must for New Year's Eve but man that person was on to something.
13. Being 41 ain't so bad.
14. I still haven't quite figured out how to properly trim my beard without shaving it almost off.
15. My top 5 deserts - in no particular order - strawberry shortcake, Boston creme pie, Oreo cheese cake, apple pie and deep fried twinkies.
16. More bars should open on Christmas. Like any time after 4pm. Not early morning but as an escape to get away from in-laws.
17. Fantasy football is officially over.
18. Who is geared up for the Winter classic tomorrow? Hit me up if you aren't hung over and want to grab some lunch and watch.
19. Chrissy is still looking for a jobby job.
20. I'd like to thank anyone who has ever stopped by this random blog about nothing and useless rambling.

Here is to bigger and better things in 2019. Bigger game plans and execution. Pivots and exit strategies.

Let's all try to be nicer in 2019.


Monday, December 17, 2018

Gonna be quick

You guys have 10 shopping days left...till my birthday.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Totally normal to have someone just swap out your toilet for a comfort height toilet, right?
2. I had to buy a snake for a backed up drain in my kitchen. So if anyone is looking for one, hit me up.
3. I am probably the only person I know who is excited for Aquaman.
4. Congrats to Kung Fu Dave on the new job. UMass Lowell is lucky to have you.
5. Brothers bar in Hanover is a nice spot.
6. Chris Leaden has already received 6 orders for cheesecakes. Hit him up if you need one for the holidays.
7. The Macphails annual new years party is fast approaching.
8. Who wears vneck t-shirts?
9. Has anyone gotten the new ID yet? Why do I feel like there are many new hoops to jump through?
10. Blue cheese can really make or break your buffalo chicken experience.
11. It is always sad when you hear of someone taking their life. People always seem to have demons that they don't talk about.
12. I love butterscotch shots, it reminds me of Canada.
13. People are still quick to defend the Patriots even after 2 shitty games. Constructive criticism does not exist around here.
14. I plan to finally finish my card at wickendon pub on Saturday, December 29th.


Monday, December 10, 2018

2 weeks

There are only 2 weeks left to go shopping for Christmas.
I can't believe this year's almost over. Here is to hoping 2019 has less floods than 2018.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Colorado is nice. The people are nice. The weather is nice. The views are nice.
2. You have to crawl before you walk.
3. This was the first football Sunday I missed in God knows how long.
4. Almost 41 and still can not sleep in hotels.
5. Time zones and time travel are basically the same.
6. I don't know anything about drinking at high altitudes making you drunk faster. I experienced the exact opposite. Just drinking with no drunk in sight.
7. I could get on board with Sunday football being at 11 am though.
8. If Arizona is a dry heat then Colorado is a dry cold. Even though it was in the 20s you could easily get away with a sweatshirt.
9. There are "head shops" on every corner. That's what the locals call them. The one on Washington and Jacobs street is the best.
10. Happy Hour rules. Drink specials rock.
11. Fuck your bar if your stools have no backs.
12. Building codes, fire code and the Divinci codes all sound the fucking same after 3 1/2 hours.
13. The best part of travel is all the great food you can experience. The worst part of travel is just wanting a good home cooked meal.
14. Coors (I mean what animal drinks Coors Banquet on the regular anyway) and Coors light does not taste any better in the state of Colorado.
15. Once a month I feel like I experience going 2 steps forward and 3-5 steps back.
16. I don't mind Christmas shopping when there's drinking breaks involved.
17. Chris Leaden is taking orders for holiday cheese cakes, $35 a cake. Don't knock anyone's side hustle.
18. RWK heating and cooling are moving to Pembroke.
19. Cheddar cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon on top of a burger may actually change your life. I know it did mine.
20. Looks like the Cape house is booked for July 6th through the 13th. See ya there.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Season of giving

We are into the home stretch. This year is almost over. Let us all try to get nicer to each other, give a little more (if you can afford too), and just try to end this thing on some positive vibes.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Getting together for a good cause with good people is always a good time.
2. Thanks to everyone who showed up this last weekend and donated gifts.
3. The Cape on the off season is becoming overly crowded.
4. Forget trying to find parking down town iin Quincy now a days.
5. Always take time for yourself. Even if it is 30 minutes in a week.
6. Congrats on Supah P and his wife on buying a house in Lakeville.
7. As is the norm, Mike Foley is too cool for school when it comes to crawls.
8. Are you ever too old to look forward to your birthday?
9. I am looking forward to Luther season 5 next month.
10. Why do jeans always fit better after a few wears?
11. Every year I say I am going to do better with my time management and every year it's a fail.
12. The older you get the more you realize what is and what isn't important.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Less than a month

And just like that Christmas is less than a month away. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Kung Fu Dave may be more into MMA than Bill Smiddy.
2. Have you been watching Escape from Dannemora? It's fucking insane.
3. Being sick on the weekend sucks.
4. Mike G is in India again.
5. Apparently in India they have Uber Hire where you can block a person off and use them all day. Maybe Chrissy can start that here.
6. If you go out for Black Friday to save $35 on a TV you are bat shit crazy.
7. We all have that one friend who gets drunk and goes over the line, right?
8. Some days I wish things would just slow down.
9. Trying to get into whiskey is an expensive hobby to pick up.
10. Not being able to find my winter shit is super annoying. I can't be buying another pair of gloves only one to find mine a week later.
11. Hopefully I can get a good turn out for the first annual "I'm getting drunk for Christmas" pub crawl. That way we can make it a yearly event for Toys for Tots.
12. Is there anything more annoying that a twitching eye ball?
13. I feel like Doritos are underrated now a days. Ever since they have come out with a million new flavors. Give me nacho cheese or cool ranch any day.
14. I have been working on my patience issues.

Please pass this along to whomever you think wants to have a good time Saturday.

The First Annual -
I'm Drunk for Christmas Crawl
For Toys for Tots

Saturday December 1st in Quincy. Bring your unwrapped gifts to the first 2 bars.
Wear your best holiday gear. Elf's, reindeer, Santa's and ugly sweaters all welcome.

1-2:30 South Side Tavern Quincy
2:30-3:30 The Goal Post
3:30-4:30 Delaney's Pub
4:30-5:30 Angelo's pizza
5:30 -6:30 Paddy Barry's
6:30 -7:30 Rewild
7:30-8:30 the Fours
8:30 - 16C/Shaking crab/ Tully's Cafe

Please invite whoever you want. Anyone who wants to have a good time, lots of laughs and give to the less fortunate.


Monday, November 19, 2018

It is turkey time

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I can really fuck up some turkey. Also pie. Also beers.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Not everyone shares my affinity for all things turkey, Brades?
2. Fuck migraines!
3. It seems that everyone is looking for a new job.
4. You ever have one of those days where everything just seems to be going against you?
5. I hate going shopping this time of year. Not really because of the lines but more because people just walk around like zombies.
6. Random drinking days are my favorite drinking days.
7. Who is on board with the 1st Annual I'm getting drunk for Christmas pub crawl on December 1st? Doing it for toys for tots.
8. People who feel the need to constantly tell you how cold it is deserve a punch to the junk.
9. What time does the sun come out now? 7:30? What times that bitch setting? 4? I mean is the sun even putting in a full day of work?
10. People with dirty finger nails, why?
11. If you need anything for your house - Lowe's in Quincy is going out if business and everything is 10% - 40% off.
12. It's 2018, you would think breaking in new boots/shoes wouldn't have to be a thing anymore.

Hit me up if you are interested in crawling December 1st.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Flying

This year is flying by. I can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week. There are only 7 more Fridays till the new year. Head is spinning.


This is what I learned this weekend:
1. I had no idea the Finger Lakes region of NY is basically an East coast Napa Valley. Shit ton of wineries, vineyards and breweries all on a lake. Bus tours to go wine hopping.
2. NY State gives you a ticket with no cost on it and you have to go to court. FML!
3. You ever get on a group text that is basically Pete and Repeat.
4. Is lunch fatigue a thing? Like bored of the same old same?
5. Has anyone found Chrissy a new job yet?
6. Who likes gin? If so holla atcha boy.
7. You ever just have one of those days that no matter what you do it's not the right thing?
8. Has anyone opted to get the new state ID?
9. You guys aren't going to believe me but TK is starting to go to Emma's over Barrett's. Who would have thought that?
10. Can you imagine paying crazy money to go to Nashville to watch the Pat's get rocked?
11. Going to bars without televisions is weird to me.
12. Are cell phone batteries even designed to last more than a year?
13. Outlaw King on Netflix is terrible. The trailer makes it look good. It is the polar opposite.
14. Sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation.

Gotta go. Hope your turkey day plans are in order. If not swing by Jeffrey's house.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Vote

Don't forget to vote tomorrow. I don't care what your political affiliation is, it is your civic duty to vote. If you don't vote then you can't complain.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. The Red Sox are partying up this WS win.
2. Dave loves MMA more than most people.
3. Is it "on accident" or "by accident"?
4. The new hotel at Twin Rivers is pretty nice.
5. Fantasy football can drive you insane.
6. I think I hate the whole fall back.
7. Little kids say the most honest things.
8. Breakfast dates are back to being the new hotness.
9. Coke is shutting down it's Needham plant, maybe sooner rather than later.
10. A bad haircut can really fuck up your day.

Sorry that's all the time I have for today. Gotta go and do some work.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Fuck face

So apparently, Christian Daniel Macphail had a problem with me savoring the Red Sox World Championship. Text messages and snap chat saying I'm phoning it in.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Christian is a fuck face (also this term needs to be used more often).
2. My neighbors are losing their minds any time it rains.
3. Tom Kelly would never bang any broad younger than his daughter.
4. If your child is into hockey, a BU terriers game is cheap and they sell beers.
5. Fantasy football is ruining my Sundays.
6. Grillo and Chrissy are going to the Sox parade/rolling rally on Wednesday if anyone wants to meet up.
7. Don't forget to read up on the question and vote next Tuesday.
8. We all follow "friends" on IG and Facebook, who after they post just make us say "Why"?
9. Anytime you can walk in and shop at the supermarket and not have to wait in line to check out - You are winning that day.
10. Fuck you squirrels. Stop murdering carved pumpkins.
11. I may have a problem - the past 6 days at work, I have gotten the same sandwich for lunch.
12. Does anyone really like Boston Beer works?
13. Jeffrey has a hard time bouncing back some days (but it's not a hangover - wink wink).
14. I know some people did Sober October. Who is doing no shave November? If so, do you shave every thing on Halloween?



Can't wait to see all the party pics of the parade.

Short and sweet

Congrats to the 2018 Boston Red Sox on a great season and one hell of all ride in the post season.

This team was underrated the whole year but proved they were the best MLB team, when it mattered most.

See you at the parade Wednesday!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Billions

The Mega Millions is at 1.6 Billion dollars. I know the odds are astrometrical but someone has to win and that kind of money is life altering and stressful.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Apparently, Chrissy's 5 things list was 1 and done.
2. How many times do we celebrate birthdays now a days?
3. You ever have a rude server who you just want to punch in the face?
4. Cleaning out the fridge party is never a bad idea.
5. Job hunting is not the easiest thing.
6. Be the house that gives out full candy bars.
7. Kung Fu Favs says getting old stinks!
8. Cannot wait for The Knudsens house warming party.
9. Get your side hustle on.
10. Anyone want anything specific when I hit this 1.6 billion?
11. Napping is underrated.
12. Remember to eat when drinking.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Move over

It appears that Christian Daniel Macphail wants to start doing things that he learned.

Here is his list:

1) get Foley drunk enough he will trade away his 2 best players for nothing
2) beers are still expensive at Fenway but well worth it when you watch a comeback victory
3) Calnan still waiting on team robfrey to fix his house
4) something about Grillo
5) more shit that's pumpkin and I hate it

This is what I learned:
1. The seats in Tully's tavern are not bad. They have charger stations and TVs.
2. Traids happen.
3. Knowing Jackie Moon has its perks. Free beer.
4. Leaden wins fantasy baseball, he picks up the tab. We all win!
5. Shots after midnight are never the best idea.
6. If you sleep till 10 am that may be classified as a coma.
7. It seems like everyone is moving out of state. Florida seems like the it place.
8. We got jokes now?
9. Banking is way more complicated than it needs to be.
10. It is always Bud over Bud light for me.
11. Fenway was electric on Sunday night.
12. Just a quick FYI - if you show up at a community meeting be prepared to have neighbors you have never chatted with just stop you and tell you shit you dont need to know.

Till next week. Maybe Chrissy will have a longer list?

Monday, October 8, 2018

Oh well

The only good thing about getting a bad haircut is that I keep my hair short so it will grow back sooner rather than later.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Chrissy being on days means he can't go to the Bruins game with CVG.
2. The weekend always starts on Thursday.
3. All types of music was better when you were younger.
4. Hey mother nature ... Pick a season. Is it fall? Is it summer?
5. Everyone going apple picking, yet I don't see any apple pies.
6. Anyone looking to golf today?
7. The older I get the grumpier I become.
8. I dislike BWW a whole lot, don't @ me.
9. Sometimes you just need to unplug.
10. Congrats to Tom Kelly on becoming a grandfather.
11. Kung Fu Dave may be getting his real estate license. How many porno type sexcapades is that dude gonna have?
12. How do you make money with $1 Miller High Life drafts? I am not complaining just asking.
13. Not having beers in your fridge, when you have guests over is quite embarrassing.
14. Gummies are all the rage right now.
15. Rumor has it, coconut oil isn't just for cooking. It makes for an all natural lube.
16. How long till Columbus day is no longer a holiday?