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?

Monday, October 1, 2018

Roctober

Some people think that October is the best month of the year. Now, as someone who loves Fall I can see that.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Anytime you meet with a lawyer it is stressful.
2. Congrats to the Chiefdude and his wife, Mrs. Chiefdude(?) on their marriage this past weekend.
3. Stories of people betting to make their rent money never cease to amaze me.
4. Anyone looking to go golfing next Monday? Leaden is in.
5. Tomorrow is Christian Daniel Macphails 41st birthday. Rumor has it people are getting together for it on Thuraday night.
6. Jeffrey has made it to the championship match for his golf league. If he wins that maybe we celebrate that on Thursday too, no pressure.
7. Rob, Coach K, Bobbo, The brain behind the Beach Bums is selling his house in Hull and moving to Hanover (queue up the Jefferson's moving on up theme song - deluxe apartment in the sky).
8. The Macphails celebrated their anniversary like you knew they would. No not a swingers party with Suze and Sean but a Tough Mudder type race in Western Mass.
9. For a little guy, who is small in stature, Kung Fu Dave can eat.
10. Bruins season starts on Wednesday. Lot of talking heads about the make up of this team.
11. Speaking of the Bruins - $14 for a 24 oz beer at the Garden. Yes 2 beers is $30 with a tip.
12. Pumpkin spice Frosted Flakes? This shit is out if control.
13. Happy belated birthday to Julie Nickerson, Leadens still waiting to meet up for beers.
14. Guys who make comments about other guys having beards - what's your deal? Can't grow a beard? Wife won't allow you too? What gives bro?

Monday, September 24, 2018

Countdown is on

I know some people already have a countdown to Christmas but can we get through Halloween first, please?

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Just when you think you have life figured out, it throws you a curve ball.
2. Shortest elimination pool ever.
3. Sundays are for relaxing.
4. Fall golf is where it's at.
5. Celtics media day today.
6. Three weeks in and I already hate fantasy football.
7. Talk radio is having a field day with this Patriots team.
8. Cancer is one mother fucker man.
9. Hong Kong Kung Fu Dave is in a dating drought.
10. Gender reveal parties for your 5th child is obnoxious.
11. If you haven't watched Jack Ryan on Amazon prime you are missing.
12. Winning Keno is always a good time.

Off to do some work and warm up.

Monday, September 17, 2018

When

At what point in your life do you feel like an  actual adult? When you buy a house? Have a child? Get your first work raise? Move on from one job to the next?

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Random bar hopping, by yourself, is not a bad thing.
2. I have cut my grass more this year than all previous years combined.
3. Going out and grabbing Chinese food with friends should happen more often.
4. If you don't share memes with your friends, are you really friends?
5. Sharks 1 guy from Revere 0.
6. Do you prefer corned beef or smoked shoulder?
7. Boston Harbor Distillery is a really cool old building from the 1800's.
8. Summer is officially ending this Friday. But you would never know with all the pumpkin spice shit out there.
9. How long till the fountains in downtown Quincy are being used by people to take baths and freshen up?
10. My prayers go out to everyone effected by the gas explosions north of the city.
11. When you find out your friend is dating Danielle from AAF.
12. Work rumors are the worst rumors.
13. Chrissy is working on filling out his chest with some ink.
14. You can find Chris Leaden every Sunday night at BWW.




Monday, September 10, 2018

Just like that

All is right in the world. Football is back. The Fall weather is approaching. My fantasy football team is in shambles.

This is what I learned today:
1. Christian Daniel Macphail is "permanently" on days now.
2. Some times you just need a weekend to loaf around.
3. It's totally normal to have to get more expensive food for your dog. Because he shits up blood.
4. At what age do you start a midlife crisis.
5. Have you ever over heard 2 people talking, and you are not in their conversation, that you want to ask if they are fucking stupid?
6. I am hearing the Bruins band wagon is gonna fill up early this year.
7. Who is planning the ski/snow tubing trip this year?
8. How can you have the audicity to bitch that it's 96 one day then you are cold when it's 70.
9. Fuck pumpkin spice everything.
10. I'm sad that summer beers are ending.
11. Rio is looking for a bigger badder house on the north shore. Only requirement is a pool.
12. Has anyone heard from Hong Kong Dave? He must be chicked up.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Guess who is back

Eminem drops a new album and Derek is back at work. Coincidence??

This is what I learned while away:
1. Add Eric Kjersgard to the list of people who bust my balls for both posting.
2. Is a kilt a dress?
3. You think you know someone but do you?
4. How many cats qualifies someone as a cat lady?
5. I was shocked to find out Jack's Abby has been around since 2011.
6. Steak and cheese should always be available in egg roll form.
7. Idle Hour in Quincy is more of a drinks place than food.
8. Who gets sick in September?
9. Everything is hibiscus flavor.
10. Peggy Oniels is now Blend.
11. Is there a word for slowly slipping into Insanity?
12. Rumor has it Christian Daniel Macphail may be looking for a new career.
13. It's sad to see summer go. It has been a wild ride mother nature.
14. Man insomnia is a mother fucker. It comes and goes like a big game of grown up peek-a-boo.
15. Do you give mouth hugs or receive them? Like if you were placing your dick in their mouth? Is that giving a mouth hug or taking?
16. A friend of mine says he shits blood and that's normal?
17. Barrel House Z is Weymouth is a good time. Great vibes.
18. College football is back!

Gotta rummage through my 617 emails!
See ya at Pearl Jam tonight.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Blogging in flight

I mean why not, right?

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Chicago is expensive as all fuck.
2. Not really sure how Starbucks got my name as Greg? I mean it does not sound like Derek in the least.
3. Fantasy football draft is Saturday. Let's see how that goes.
4. Is there anything better than in flight Wi-Fi?
5. The HVAC pub would be my go to spot if I lived out in Wrigleyville.
6. Pearl Jam was amazing. Eddie Vedder sounds great.
7. The taxes in Illinois are insane.
8. I'm impressed with the amount of booze that can be consumed before noon.
9. Chrissy may be looking to make a career change now that Coke was bought out.
10. Turning everyone we meet on to Irish Breakfast shots.
11. You would think at the age of 40 I would have figured out how to sleep in hotels. Nope!
12. Everything hurts. My hair fucking hurts at this point.
13. Anyone up for a Bruins game in Nashville? November 3rd?
14. Deep Eddy vodka is pretty good. Not as good as Titos but still.
15. Dancing on the bar is not frowned upon in Chicago, just ask Jeffrey.
16. I couldn't find one White Sox fan in Chicago. Cubbies or nothing.
17. EDM is alive and well in Chicago.
18. Always make friends with bartenders. It pays off always.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Summah is ova

Tom Kelly says summah is ova!!

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. How is my left blinker light already out?
2. If I can wear jeans in August, believe me I will.
3. Chris Leaden's boss pulled back his vacation so if anyone is looking to watch his kids, hit him up.
4. Anyone have any recommendations for bars or restaurants in Chicago?
5. Who ever did this rain dance can stop now.
6. Speaking if rain, is there a more asshole thing to say than "we really need it." Oh really? We need 89 degree days with rain storms you fuck face?
7. Jason Foley's cousin moved to Quincy near me and I don't know if I should be excited or afraid.
8. Calnan needs some central air, if only I knew some guys.
9. I'll be lucky if my new lawn mower survives this whole year.
10. Most of Massachusetts does it's food shopping on Sundays.
11. No more training for Mario. Today is his first firefighter shift. Good luck Rio.
12. Jeffrey may be out for Pearl Jam. He had to spend all his cash on a new washer machine.
13. Panera delivery is all world.
14. Fuck you if you are rude to people in any service business. Yelling at the deli counter worker because you had to wait 7 minutes is wrong.

Probably won't be posting next week till Tuesday.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Gross

This fucking air quality sucks donkey ass.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. No more sunsets after 8pm. That's sad.
2. Overnight shift is not really for me.
3. These Redsox are straight fire right now.
4. Chrissy is out on vacation, again. Traveling all over this great country.
5. Sunburns are not forgiving man.
6. I am finding out made for Netflix movies are crap.
7. Glad to see Calnan is in mid season fantasy football form.
8. Everyone talking about this impending housing bubble burst but I ain't seeing shit
9. Chrissy is gonna be getting a lump sum payment for his retirement because his company got bought out. Anyone know any smart investors to invest his cash.
10. Fire fighter Long is killing the game.
11. Totally normal that Jeffrey's high school friend's wife is a stripper. And the kids bragging about it.
12. I don't like to call people stupid but man there are some dumb mother fuckers out there.
13. What kind of dress do you think Calnan shows up in for his fantasy football draft? Spaghetti strap is leading the votes.
14. Sorry to see the Quincy yellow bike program not work out.
15. What do you know about commercial real estate rentals?
16. Why is iced coffee never consistent?

Monday, July 30, 2018

Well that escalated quickly

It's August already. That happened fast. Seems like yesterday we were still in winter and there were floods.

This is what I learned this weekend:
1. Not drinking is harder than it looks.
2. The new Mission Impossible is awesome.
3. Eric "Chiefdude" Kjersgard is looking for a house closer to Boston with a pool. If you know of any hit him up.
4. I probably have a small t-shirt addiction.
5. Beach days are the best days.
6. If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
7. I can not believe that the Pat's first preseason game is next Thursday.
8. Warm seltzers are not for me.
9. What positive word do you think epitomizes New England?
10. Naps are hit or miss. You can wake up and feel refreshed or wake up and think it's 2078.
11. Trying to get 12 guys together for fantasy football. Is like trying to wrestle a lubed up hippo.
12. I am really bad with putting sun screen on. Not bad in the sense like I'm forgetful more like I miss spots and have red blotches everywhere.
13. So proud of TK making it up to Portland for a few days.
14. Mario Long is killing it - Firefighter by day, control tech by night and landscaper in between.