Monday, July 15, 2019

Flying

And just like that the summer is half over.

This is what I learned on vacation:
1. Vacation recaps are apparently a thing.
2. There have only been 3 days over 90 so far this year, there will be 3 more this week.
3. I live for shark sightings off the cape.
4. Bud light orange is my breakfast beer of choice.
5. It's always surprising when someone says they don't like pork? Like what? Bacon is fucking delicious.
6. Grillo is following Chrissy's play book of random weekends at Jim Plunkett.
7. Tim Barrett's alive and still having crazy cookouts.
8. No matter what I use for sun screen on my face - it still breaks out.
9. The Keltic kitchen in Yarmouth has breakfast appetizers. My new fav!
10. Some people can't ever get over things.
11. As if spiked seltzer waters wasn't enough they now how spiked flat water, so basically refreshing water that gets you bombed.
12. Make sure you wish Brady a happy birthday this week.
13. Nothing better than sleeping in your own bed.
14. The Reel House in Marina bay is pretty nice.
15. I don't know what's worse as you get older - losing your sight or your hearing.
16. I am always envious of people who just up and move and travel with no real job.


Monday, July 1, 2019

She gone

And just like that it was July. The year is half over.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Staycation is still good because you don't have to work.
2. The new Encore is nice.
3. Don't forget Chrissy's July 4th party.
4. Food boredom is real.
5. People still showing up for New Kids on the Block.
6. NBA free agency is something.
7. We got new work uniforms and I can't tell if they are Staples or more Target employee.
8. The beer garden at the Adams Inn on Wednesday night is the jam.
9. I had coffee for the first time in months... meh.
10. Guys with goatees know they can grow a full beard right?
11. Still in love with Total wine.
12. Who knew finding commercial space would be so hard!
13. Ninja vs Unicorn is still my newest favorite beer.
14. Imagine paying crazy cash to go to London to watch the Sox play like trash? Me either.

9th annual cookout at my place Weds at 4.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Yippee

School's out and summers here. Let's do this.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Shhhh but Chrissy has been sober for 3 weeks.
2. The roof deck bar at Alba is pretty awesome.
3. Every day should not feel like a grind.
4. People love monster truck Rally's.
5. RIP - the Union Brew House in Weymouth, the first bar I officially drank in.
6. Wet dog smell is gross.
7. Leinenkugel is still the summer jam.
8. Is Jason Foley alive?
9. I can't believe that this year's almost over.
10. I have said it before but it bares repeating - Fuck New Math.
11. Hangovers happen.
12. When golf is the only thing on at a bar people seem to be into it.
13. Inn at Bay Point is hosting July 4th fire works. The are charging $75 per person. I'll just watch from my back yard.
14. Fancy pants, Martell is going to Greece for 2 weeks.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Bring it on

Summer is finally here ya little motherfuckers.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Finding a good Italian restaurant is hard.
2. Wishing David Ortiz a speedy recovery.
3. Man Crossing 9s at Granite Links is off the chains.
4. Double yolks in eggs are always a bonus.
5. I'll take the Inn at Bay Point over Marina Bay.
6. Life is a rat race sometimes.
7. Sunburns are not fun. Even if you lather up.
8. Do not fuck with lemonade and vodka.
9. Sometimes you just need a relaxing day at home.
10. Some people live to complain.
11. Game 7 Wednesday night...where will you be?
12. People really hate all New England sports fans because of all the winning.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Wheres the beach

Weather? I mean I am happy that it's finally not raining and consistently in the 60s but where is my beach drinking weather?

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Mikey Layden is alive and kicking.
2. Chucky T still living his best life, now with a vacation home.
3. I saw more people watching the Dot Day parade than I have in 15 years.
4. The Harp + Bard is like DBar light.
5. Julian getting calls to play in hockey tournament is a big deal.
6. Chrissy is loving his new job at Ocean Spray - just not a fan of the day shift training hours.
7. Sometimes being an adult means eating your dessert before your meal.
8. I don't know if people are on the Bruins train or not anymore.
9. Breweries just popping up like they are weeds at this point.
10. Ya'll know the date after Dot Day I take off so no blog till Tuesday.
11. My brother Ryan is looking to join a fantasy football league if you know of any openings.
12. Apple killing off iTunes and none of you nerds are losing your shit?

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Summer?

Summer showed up for a day but the weekend overall was nice. I mean at least that's what my sunburn tells me.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Where did all these Bruins fans come from?
2. Outdoor drinking is my jam.
3. Summer overtime list is out and it appears someone's gonna be doing many over nights.
4. Chrissy starts his work training today and Mario starts at the fire academy, good luck fellas.
5. Has anyone seen Chris Leaden? Think the Charlie Horse has chained him to the grill.
6. Hong Kong Dave says he's coming out of retirement to celebrate Dot day this year.
7. Joey Martell will take anyone to Duxbury beach on Sunday mornings.
8. Jeffrey's planning a July 4th beach/pool party. Get your money right.
9. Naturdays are all right.
10. Total Wine in Braintree is afuckingmazing.
11. Some little kids can be big assholes.
12. Hazelnut M&Ms are pretty good.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Finally

It appears as though spring has finally sprung. It's may even make it to 80 today.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. The overnights are for the birds.
2. You guys can all breathe easy, Chrissy is back to work this week. Ocean spray in Carver.
3. I am happy that outdoor drinking is back on the table.
4. How have people never seen any of the John Wick movies?
5. Fuck a cracked windshield.
6. Jeffrey has an addicted to Grumpy Whites cheese burgers.
7. I am not a huge ice cream person but when I have a buzz on...whoa baby.
8. Ocho Cafe is open in Weymouth if anyone wants to get Margaritas.
9. People, in the sports world, really hate Boston and their teams.
10. Has anyone seen or heard from Chris Leaden? Last I heard he was having a difference of opinions with his work peeps.
11. Never skip leg day, you pull a hammy you are fucked.
12. Dot day is only 2 weeks away. That snuck up on us.
13. TK is slowly losing his mind.
14. Good luck to Mario, who starts the firefighter academy this week.
15. The summer starts this weekend, Memorial day. So we legit had a week of spring.
16. Have you guys had this Natty Light lemonade thing? Heard it's the drink of summer '19.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Snow? Really?

Fucking snow and sleet on May 13th? I used to think that Mother Nature was a drunk but now I feel like she may be a full blown alcoholic at this point.

This is what I learned while I was away:
1. Chrissy is almost back in the work force. He has an offer from Ocean Spray, so no more UTIs for that guy.
2. Jeffrey's and Sarah's daughter is now 2 weeks old.
3. Unexpected naps when you just fall asleep out of the blue are the best naps.
4. Good rum is hard to find, I'm not talking Captain Morgan's.
5. If you aren't driving 85 in Vermont are you even in Vermont?
6. People are going crazy with the Snapchat gender swap filter.
7. I see the Bruins bandwagon filled up nicely when the Celtics got bounced.
8. Happy 40th to Mario(even if it was last Friday)
9. Nothing worse than being black out drunk and learning you were a total ass.
10. Three weeks and no coffee. Surprisingly I don't miss it.
11. Kkaties in Quincy closed.
12. A bad haircut can really fuck up your day.
13. Rumor has it TK may be on the rebound soon, if you have any spinster aunt's hook him up.
14. The older you get the less sleep you get and things just hurt for no reason.

I gotta get, 464 emails from missing a week of work and all.

Thanks

Monday, April 29, 2019

Rain rain go away

Who ever did this rain dance can stop now. I am pretty sure we have had enough at this point.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Little kids are always on the go.
2. Uhm, 10 buckets of beers between 2 people could be a bit obnoxious.
3. Nora Mitchell is alive and well. She plans to buy a condo somewhere in Dorchester.
4. Sometimes you just need a little me time.
5. TK is losing weight at alarming rate. Hope it's just stress.
6. People just joking about how bad the Red Sox are is just rude.
7. Passing out fully clothed is always fucked up.
8. Anyone up for a trip to New Orleans?
9. Why is it so hard to get a good grilled chicken sandwich?
10. One week down without coffee and the world didn't end.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Holy god

This year is flying by. I feel like I may need a vacation from life.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Not every Bruins fan will watch a Celtics game at a bar.
2. Joe Martell is officially on the wagon.
3. Get yourself some Mexican food at Sombreros some time.
4. It's weird how you can have friends that you don't talk to for months and when you catch up it's like no time has passed.
5. Guess who decided to give up coffee? This guy.
6. When you think your tattoo is finally finished but you add shit at the last minute...whomp whomp whomp.
7. Seasonal depression is real.
8. B's game 7 tomorrow night, where are you watching?
9. Margaritas are great but they are also cups or diabetes heartburn.
10. Have you ever had a beer that you couldn't drink?
11. Anyone good at spiffying up resumes? Chrissy looking to spit polish his.
12. Got a part time babysitting on Friday nights.
13. Stop trying to make a million different types of hummus!! Shit is nasty.
14. Where do you stand on Mac n cheese at a restaurant? Overpriced kids food or yummy yummy get in my tummy?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

All aboard

The C's are in the playoffs.
The B's are in the playoffs.
The Redsox are in a playoff hangover state. They have no zip and no sense of urgency.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. People can be mean.
2. I probably need to not drink for like a month.
3. Marathon Monday is by far the best Sox game of the year.
4. Do you think Mother Nature just does mounds of cocaine?
5. I have no idea why I constantly try to like eggplant. It's kind of gross.
6. Thoughts and prayers for Erv and his family who recently lost his father.
7. Congrats to Tiger Woo!
8. Burgers are better than pizza, don't @ me.
9. Sometimes bar managers are dicks.
10. Chrissy is still searching for his next endeavor in life.
11. It's pretty amazing how music can change your mood. Good tunes make good vibes.
12. I do not recommend running the taps at Lucy's.

Aight I gotta go do some work.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Hate when that happens

I hate when I get a lame song stuck in my head. That fucking baby shark song will never not make me mad. Someone once told me the only way to get the song out of your head is to listen to it fully till it goes away. NOT FUCKING TRUE!

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. People are assholes.
2. Beer snobs love to make fun of you for drinking light beer. Listen Bitch, I'm trying to get a buzz here not taste the fucking rainbow.
3. Tootsie pops are still the shit.
4. Sleeping on your neck wrong can fuck up your whole day.
5. I am not the only one who starts the weekend on Thursdays.
6. Dealing with aging and sick dogs is never fun not non heart breaking.
7. This non friend food eating is something.
8. Lucy's in Dorchester is packed on a Sunday. Best nachos ever.
9. Who else is heading to the Sox opener tomorrow?
10. Soccer/yoga mom's get after it when it comes to margaritas and mixed drinks.
11. Rumor has it Joe Martells looking for a house again. If anyone knows of any.
12. Steve Sweeney, Mike Foleys bff, house is finally up after over a year.
13. Just letting you know there will be no post next weekend because of the marathon.
14. Insomnia is a mother of all mother fuckers.

I have some work to do so wish me well.


Monday, April 1, 2019

April Fools

Here we go - it's finally April. April showers bring May flowers. And what do May Flowers bring? Pilgrims!

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. People love whiskey.
2. Mike Foley is alive and well. Finally, met up with him after months of round and round.
3. The Redsox are back and seem very uninterested in playing baseball.
4. I know, I have said this before but it really doesn't take much to be nice to people.
5. You didn't hear this from me but Rob's not even done with his first tattoo but he's planning out his second.
6. Has anyone heard from Chrissy? Hope he's ok.
7. Eggplant parmesan pizza should not exist.
8. Do you throw your friend a party when he gets served with divorce papers?
9. All these NBA super stars taking games off for Load Management is a big time joke. Imagine being 13 years old and getting basketball tickets for Christmas and your favorite players taking the day off to rest. They work 82 games a year.
10. Jeffrey's dog Franklin is not doing well. Prayers up for Frankie.
11. Hangovers are a mother fucker.
12. How mad do you think Mike Foley was to write that first check to UMass for his son? That dude knows where every last dollar he had made ever went.
13. Have you been watching the Tourney? Riveting.
14. I need a ruling - at what point in the day is it unacceptable to order a bloody Mary? I say after 3 pm unless you started before noon and want to keep drinking them.
15. The pizza at the Hancock Tavern is really good.
16. WrestleMania is this Sunday.
17. Rumor has it William J. Smiddy has a new girl.
18. Yes I still play words with friends.

Monday, March 25, 2019

It's true

The older I get the angrier I become with small things. I have no idea why.


This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Kansas losing in the second round of the tourney was the least surprising thing from this weekend.
2. South side Braintree is always packed on Sunday.
3. Getting hit on by the same sex is - creepy or the ultimate form of flattery?
4. Half priced appetizers at Not Your Average Joe's M-F, 3-6 is a game changer.
5. Jos Notty is always a good time.
6. Seeing passed out people at the bar is always funny.
7. Hong Kong Dave has an uncanny ability to guess peoples weight.
8. If anyone tells you a tattoo doesn't hurt they are an asshole.
9. Nice career Gronk!
10. The Mad Hatter is not my jam.
11. Fucking Loser is not used enough.
12. People losing their minds over Tom Izzo yelling at a freshman who isn't hustling. You are the problem not Izzo. You want things handed to you with no hard work. You want to be coddled and never encounter adversity. Fuck you!
13. Chrissy's 80s party was a smashing success.
14. The Fenway home opener is only 15 days away.
15. Who is going to Marathon Monday?
16. Hopefully everyone did well on the Civil service exam this past Saturday.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ha ha

Fucking Spring is supposed to start tomorrow. Mother nature just straight blow jobbing us all.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Mother fuckers love to parade.
2. What kind of animal uses a trash barrel as a urinal?
3. No one gets as excited as I do to pet a pig.
4. Triple Frontier was a meh.
5. Dogs make people happy.
6. Can't wait for Cinco De Mayo.
7. There is a new Mexican restaurant opening in Weymouth - Ocho Cafe "Tacos and Tequila". What more do you need?
8. First time in a long time that I didn't get shit for not posting on a Monday.
9. Sausage peppers and onions are always a hit.
10. Some times you need a vacation from vacation.
11. Has anyone seen Chrissy?! Because the guy I saw on St Patrick's day looked like him but wasn't him.
12. Boston got nothing but love for IT - except Leaden.
13. RBF is real.
14. Anyone up for Providence this weekend? It's Star Wars day at the Providence B's game.

Ok I'm off to do some work.
Thanks

Monday, March 11, 2019

Spring what?

So when is Spring going to show up? Between that fucking ground hog lieing and Tom Kelly jinx it is going to be winter until June.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Captain Marvel was pretty good.
2. I see all these people just jumping on the Bruins band wagon like it's no big deal.
3. Naps are life.
4. Never ceases to amaze me that people fall in love and then fall off the face of the Earth but as soon as that changed they come back like nothing happened.
5. Jeffrey misses his beard.
6. Heated steering wheel is where it's at.
7. Sunday day drinking is my jam.
8. St. Patrick's day is Sunday. Everyone knows I love a parade.
9. Giving up fried food was not my smartest move.
10. Why is Dunkin Donuts so inconsistent?
11. I do not understand FOMO.
12. If you are into Mimosas and Bloody Mary's then South Side Tavern Braintree is your place.
13. Fuck all this God damn snow. I know it's been a mild winter but seriously do that shit at the beginning of winter.
14. Always nice to see Jeffrey out in his Sunday sweat pants. I mean dress sweats are a thing, right?

See ya Sunday!


Monday, March 4, 2019

Still drunk

Look at you March coming in like a lion...let's hope you turn into a lamb faster than normal.
Mother nature is still drunk.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. The new entrance to the Garden is fancy as fuck!
2. Fuck head colds.
3. Have ya'll seen Rob's new tattoo?
4. The UFC is turning into the WWE.
5. Lent starts on Wednesday - what should I give up this year.
6. If you can, please donate to Julie.
7. I read that everyone has 15 perfect days a year. Seems pretty low.
8. Hong Kong Dave failed a test.
9. The Umbrella Academy is kind of Meh.
10. People losing their shit about the snow, makes me laugh. Last time I checked we still live in Massachusetts.
11. Always good to see Mark Welch.
12. Bobby Shakes is back out there on the grind. So keep your head on a swivel.
13. Find yourselves a good beard trimming barber.
14. Some days you need to just couch it up.
15. Good luck to Chris Leadens cousin on his move to Allentown.
16. Fuck kids now adays, getting school cancelled before a storm. They will never wake up with that excitement/feeling of dread waiting for your school to scroll across that screen.

Try to stay warm out there. There is another polar vortex coming.

Monday, February 25, 2019

March bitches

March comes Friday and I for one am pumped.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. The Chateau in Braintree stinks and sucks.
2. Distillery tours are where it is at.
3. Day drinking on Sundays are still my jam.
4. Ipswich Ale brewery has some rather good food.
5. Nothing is worse than a sick pet. It's not like they can tell you what's wrong with them.
6. There has been a Smiddy sighting ya'll.
7. I love eggplant rolatini but if it's made badly it's the worst. Same goes for lamb tips.
8. Wicked bites on NESN is not a good show.
9. Hockey trade deadline is at 3 today so let's see what the Bruins do.
10. Man everyone is complaining about getting less taxes back this year.
11. Nothing more humbling than busting your ass on the ice.
12. I forgot to get a haircut this weekend. Hmm that's not like me.
13. I guess the Macphails are not moving to Florida right now. But Chrissy is still looking for a job.
14. Hey if you want to get drinks at 10pm, keep your phone on because Mike Foley will hit you up. This is his normal MO.

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.