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.

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.