Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Longest day of the year

 Its the first official day of summer boys and girls and whoever identifies as a trash can.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. After 3 attempts, I believe we have the whole pig roast down.

2. Not really sure how BU celebrates a Sunday holiday on a Friday before but hey here we are.

3. Salsa Verde and chimichurri sauces are very underrated. 

4. Had my first $80 + gas fill up and man was that sad.

5. Replacing speakers in a Jeep sound bar may be an actual 2 person job but with a little extra time I was able to do it.

6. Miller High Life doesn't get the respect it deserves in the non light beer category.

7. The Sox are 6 games over .500 but yet still 13 1/2 back of the Yankees, who just hit the 50 win mark.

8. Congrats on a good season, Boston Celtics. Shitty ending though.

9. The camper is all signed for, it gets delivered on Wednesday and then not sure when the MacPhail's first camp ground bash is but he is up by Mt Decepticon, so lets fucking go.

10. Chris Leaden is looking for tattoo ideas for his left upper arm...shoot them his way.

11. Ever get laughed at by a stranger for a simple question? Like you aren't well versed in a particular area and just a full HA HA HA HA in ya face? Oh yeah me either!

12. I know the price of everything is going up but fuck have you see the price of meat? Steak tips are through the roof.

13. FX has some good shows. Just started the Old Man and almost done with Under the Banner of Heaven, which has True Detective season 1 vibes. (Also side note isn't that owned by Disney now?)

14. Why don't most breakfast places have an appetizer section? Is it because the food comes out so fast? I mean we get appys at lunch and dinner. What if I want a grilled corn muffin while I wait for my omlette?

Monday, June 13, 2022

Just about

 We are just about a week away from summer. Joey is having, what appears to be an annual, a pig roast on Saturday at his house. All are welcome just bring whatever you normally drink.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. It takes less than a week to get a swimming pool up and running. 

2. Chrissy may be getting a new puppy.

3. Who pulls their ass muscle pitching wiffle ball to kids?

4. Since no one has gotten back to me, so far Obi-Wan is a 4/10 for me.

5. Only in Quincy can they have a Flag day parade with fire works and almost burn a neighborhood down.

6. After a full spring season looking for and settling on a few different campers it looks like the Summer of the MacPhails is back on. Today is the day they sign on the dotted line.

7. After a sluggish start to the rental season it looks like there is only 1 week left to rent my place down the Cape, August 26th -Sept 3rd.

8. Fuck Cancer.

9. Nothing worse than when your central AC kicks the bucket...the worst Jerry the worst!

10. The Parrot in Hull has pretty good food. I was a little surprised because last time I went there it tasted like what I assume prison food tastes like. Not any more.

11. God bless the overnight shift workers. I can not ever figure out when to sleep.

12. I hope this BFF 30 pack is real deal.

See some of you guys Saturday.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Sooo sorry

 I was off last week, watching my niece and nephew, while my brother and his wife were partying up in Aruba.

This is what I learned while away:

1. Dot day was a hit as always.

2. Top Gun Maverick  was an 8/10.

3. Looks like the Celtics aren't getting any calls in this series but I am here for the ride.

4. Mother nature must have moved on from boozing to doing straight rails of coke - 90 one day 47 the next.

5. Who doesn't love a parade.

6. Guess all that galavanting around finally caught up to Mitch. Caught the Covid.

7. How are we feeling about Kenobi?

8. The Redsox  are finally at .500.

9. Chrissy killed Memorial day down the Cape. Jim Plunkett is back.

10. Someone told me mullets and mustaches are in. Like they were ever out.

11. The older I get the more I realize I have less patience.

12. Where in Florida would you move too? East coast? The northern tip? The keys? The gulf side?

13. Fucking gas at $5 a gallon is fucking bananaland.

14. Allergy, cold and covid season all intersecting in June.

15. I thought the housing market was slowing down? 

16. Who names medicines? Trintellix, Keysimpta, Simparaca trio? Like what the fuck.

17. They really need to stop making all these old timey shows. Just please stop. 

Monday, May 23, 2022

We Survived

 Saturday and Sunday were hot and now its back to business as usual.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Whole lotta ladies out here not rocking bras anymore.

2. Nothing better than free parking at the Sox game.

3. Chrissy is so happy to have met Greg Hill.

4. The Inn at Bay point is always a good time - mudslides for everyone.

5. Pretty sure TK said the Celtics in 6 and now we aren't looking that good.

6. Finally made it to the Quincy yacht club. Now I need to be come a memeber.

7. Pig roast June 18th at 33 Homer rd in Quincy.

8. Fucking chicken being on menus at Market Price is outragous.

9. Cheeseburgers on salads should be on all menus.

10. We are still waiting on computer chips?

Monday, May 16, 2022

Have a day

The weather is changing. People are smiling. Covid is ramping up and no one cares. Man life is good.

 This is what I learned this weekend:

1. The Causeway has $4 draft Coors lights. I almost shit myself when I learned that.

2. Game 6 Bruins, I was there and brought em a win.

3. Game 7 Celtics, same bat time same bat channel, another win.

4. Anyone who tells you tattoos don't hurt is lying to you.

5. Congrats to Matt and Meghan on Hank Gunner Kraemer born on 5/9/2022.

6. The MacPhails are back on the camper plan.

7. If you are in Hyannis, hit up the Knack for an awesome burger and onion rings.

8. Chrissy is killing the Sunday-Weds schedule. Daddy chauffer. Uber king. OT whore.

9. Rumor has it pig roast at Joes, Saturday June 18th.

10. My mind was blown when I found out that pistachios are fruit and not nuts.

11. All these Celts - Heats games being at 8:30 is absolute trash.

12. Biggie Brunch this Saturday at Liberty Tavern, you heard that right, Biggie Brunch!

Monday, May 9, 2022


 Still waiting for that Spring weather to drop.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. At this point in time, bars are either too hot or too cold.

2. I was shocked to find out that stores still price match for things.

3. Finally broke down and got a new lawn mower.

4. Glad to see TK survive his mini bender.

5. The summer of the MacPhails has hit a slight hiccup and may be on pause.

6. There is nothing worse than a skunk beer.

7. English muffins with peanut butter is underrated in the breakfast game.

8. Glad to see my coffee has gone up another .14 this year already.

9. Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is just a middle of the road Marvel movie.

10. The Red Sox can't seem to buy a win now a days.

11. Went to the Cask by Fenway for the first time in probably 10 years. Did not like the vibe and do not recommend - 1/10.

12. Anytime you meet TK or Chrissy at Crossroads in Braintree just be forewarned that Chrissy will send you Bone Thugs videos till you "meet him at the Crossroads".

13. Who is going to the Free Jacks game Friday night?

14. At the very least it is grilling season.

Monday, May 2, 2022


 It may flower time bitches.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Chrissy is not a nimble person. Who falls down and twists an ankle hitting a wiffle ball?

2. No one loves the 19th Hole as much as Joe Martell.

3. Thursday, is my second favorite drinking day of the year...Cinco DeMayo!

4. Star Wars day is Wednesday.

5. I guess Maura Healy is not going om pursue the cashless Fenway Park.

6. Congrats to Mario doing all the steps in full gear this weekend.

7. Man I see so many new faces sitting on this Celtics bandwagon. One dude asked me why I don't spell my name like Derrick White.

8. Between Wordle, Quordle and Hurdle every day my brain is fighting for 5 letter words.

9. Cronin Public house on a Thursday night is lit. Fucking DJ, $1 hot dogs and $5 pizzas...freaks come out at night.

10. If you got a big yard you need to invest in a leaf vac.

11.  Who is on for a New England Free Jacks game on May 13th? Just trying to figure out a beer situation.

12. Have you ever heard your friend get mouthy and ask whoever he's mouthy too "if they want a fresh one".

Monday, April 25, 2022

oh man oh man

 Next week is the best Meme day of the year. Its Gonna be MAY!

This is what I learned this past 2 weeks:

1. Are we past covid yet or what?

2. The world is healing and people are coming back out in bunches.

3. Everyone is all of a sudden a Celtics expert.

4. Are seltzers still a thing?

5. Elbow tattoos hurt.

6. Kids are so innocent and inherently nice.

7. Anyone hear from Martell lately? Kid seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.

8. Bill Burr at Fenway, who is going?

9. Can someone please let mother nature now is the time we should start heating up the world?

10. The Cypress Hill Insane in the Brain documentary is straight fire. 

11. Chrissy and his wife have a camp ground and now a new(to them) camper. Let the summer of MacPhail begin.

12. I heard Alba roof deck is open.

13. TK is going to Alumni Wednesday night if anyone's around.

14. Bruins are in the playoffs. Celtics are in the playoffs. Red Sox look like trash.

Monday, April 11, 2022

where are you?

 Hey Spring? WHERE ARE YOU?? Are we still battling Global warming? Why is it 36 degrees.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. I ain't got time for family drama....

2. ...but if your uncle calls your aunt a fucking bitch at a surprise bday party. I am here for that.

3. I wish I had carpentry skills.

4. The Masters was overall pretty boring but man Cameron Smiths mustache and mullet, restored my faith in humanity.

5. Rumor has it Chrissy is on the wagon, but you didn't hear that from me.

6. Watching baseball so far this season(I know it has been only 3 games) but every one seems slow.

7. I hear people ramping up to jump both feet on the Celtics bandwagon.

8. Mikey T is gonna have a 2 on 2 pick up game tournament of dunk hoop at his house this summer. Start stretching.

9. TK is gonna start looking for a place down in the St. Pete/Tampa Bay area.

10. Good Luck Brittany Boyce on the marathon next Monday.

11. Have you been to Home Depot or Lowes lately?  Their shelves are less stocked than the super market.

12. BJ's gas used to be 10 cents less as a member now its only 5.

See you all next week at the Marathon.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

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Monday, April 4, 2022

April Showers

It looks like rain all week long. So hopefully this will let my grass seed grow.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Cougars are out and about on Sundays, looking for prey.

2. Fucking Boyce hitting $1350 on Keno.

3. Speaking of Boyce, his wife is running the marathon and she has been doing raffles on social media if you are interested in sponsoring her.

4. Drag Brunch happens at Cagney's every other weekend.

5. Moon Knight is crazy!

6. "Fuck Face" isn't used enough.

7. Tough loss for the Uconn ladies but not as tough as the Duke loss and Coach K.

8. Nothing makes me smile more than Chrissy ordering the hottest wings at DJs and asking for the extra wet and the look on the servers face always makes me happy.

9. Sometimes you just need a brownie sundae for dinner.

10. Who doesn't love a Saturday night phone call from your bank telling you someone is trying to book an Air B & B in California, with your credit card.

11. Lets all hope TK is enjoying his fun in the sun, Florida vacation.

12. Red Sox season kicks off Thursday, at 1:05 vs the Yankees.

13. I heard HK Dave is trying to rally a trip to see Limp Bizkit, Tuesday May 10th.

14. We are all on board for the World Cup right? 

Monday, March 28, 2022

April fools

Mother nature is killing it. Snowing on a Monday in late March! Tonight it gets down to the teens...Ill have what she is having.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. The Rock Harbor Grill is great.

2. Its great to see people out golfing already.

3. So far it has only been one episode but Halo is movie quality.

4. Moon Knight starts Wednesday. Praying for the best.

5. Welchie still hasn't seen The Batman yet. What gives bro?

6. Are we going tom talk about the Will Smith smack or we all just agree he is broken.

7. Marathon Monday Sox game is a go.

8. I was not born to be a mason.

9. I hope everyone decides not to vote for whoever voted against suspending the gas tax.

10. Apparently, Quincy bought the Furnace Brook Golf club.  Lets go.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Spring has sprung

 It was good to see so many people at the parade in Scituate this past Sunday. It appears that people are moving on from Covid.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Coast guard helicopter kicked off the parade in Southie then the Scituate parade.

2. Venison tenderloin is where its at.

3. Apparently the Fowler House is the home bar for the New England Free Jacks. I don't know shit about rugby.

4. Glad I got to see Gavin this weekend.

5. French toast for dinner should be a thing year round and not just during Lent.

6. 100 fucking oysters! Leaden is an animal.

7. Nothing wakes you up at bar like someone spilling a whole drink on your lap.

8. If you want to be summer neighbors with Mario's father in law, this place is available.

9. Anyone else have their brackets busted?

10. If you sleep for 12 hours is that a mini coma?

11. When is Chrissy first party up at the trailer?

12. Paddy Barrys on St Paddys day was off the chains.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Happy St Paddys

 St Paddys is Thursdays. Parades are Sunday. Guinness will be flowing!

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Eggplant rollatini is  fire.

2. Brady is back.

3. KG is up in the rafters.

4. I heard people are playing Wheres Waldo with Fauci!

5. Vincenzo the brick layer.

6. Being sick balows.

7. Don't look now but rumor has it TK is heading to Scituate Sunday.

8. Baseball is back but opening day has been switched.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Spring ahead

 Get ready bitches because we spring ahead this weekend.

The sun is shining, birds are chirping and snow piles are a melting.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. You can still smoke cigarettes at bars in PA even if food is being served. YUCK

2. Sports betting isn't really my jam.

3. The Batman was the best one yet. I loved it. Would 100% see it again. Most comic book accurate.

4. Wait, Tooma, your blood pressure is 190 over 120? How haven't you had a stroke yet?

5. If ya happen to be in NJ hit up the Tabor Road Tavern.

6. Also if you plan on visiting Tooma, just plan your trip and bring him along. After 10 years you would think he knows the places to visit...he doesn't.

7. The Pittston St. Paddys day parade was lit. At least the people were. I have never seen so many people that drunk before 1pm.

8. No bid deal, just a double shooting at the hotel around the corner from us this weekend.

9. Bears Smokehouse in New Haven is fucking dope as fuck. Brewery, BBQ, outdoor fire pits and bean bag toss.

10. I am on the look out for a shuffle board table. See one send one.

11. Rumor has it Jeffrey is looking for a new Truck - now the race is on between Leaden and him to see who gets one first.

12.TK told me the Yarmouth St. Paddys day parade has 25,000 people.

13. Guess everyone needs to step up their selfie game.

14. When you are traveling, the estimated time is just a suggestion right? Like you are trying to shave at least 10 minutes off right?

15. Look No Masks!!

Monday, February 28, 2022

The world is going to hell

 in a hand basket and I just want to kick back with a 30 pack and watch.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. TK runs on TK time. So Noon means 2 pm.

2. The old Hearth and Kettle in Weymouth is now Grill 151 and the foods pretty damn good.

3. I am not going to lie, not sure the last time I went to Timberlanes, but they cleaned that place up nicely.

4. Pull tabs are still a thing and I am here for it.

5. Why pay for 2 day shipping when snow messes it up and so far its 4 days late?

6. A 3 bar pub crawl with a bus included sounds silly as all hell.

7. Hulu has some new movie out, No Exit, and it is getting all these rave reviews. Its a very bad B list movie (this coming from someone who likes B movies).

8. Do people still say "getting your dick wet"? Oh cool.

9. When did everything become so politically charged? Like everything? Was it social media?

10. The new Batman movie comes out this Friday and I know people are not nearly as excited as I am for it.

11. March Madness will be back in a few weeks and man it feels like the world is slowly healing.

12. Is this Ukraine situation the start of WW3 or Cold war 2?

Tuesday, February 22, 2022


Today is 2/22/22 - can numbers be palindromes?

This is what I learned in the past 2 weeks:

1. The St Pattys day parade in Scituate is Sunday, March 20th.

2. Rumor has it, there is a planned tripped to visit Tooma the first weekend in March. Chris Leaden is in charge.

3. Tool was the best sounding show I have ever been too. Not the best overall show but man did it sound great.

4. Brunching on a Sunday is where I am at.

5. Has anyone done their taxes yet?

6. Heard Welchie reset his chi at the salt caves.

7. Wait the vaccine passport system is shut down in Boston after 5 weeks? Who would have known?

8. Green bubble life...just ordered a new Samsung Galaxy S22.

9. Pegging ya pants is back. First it was earrings on guys and now its pegging ya pants. What's old is new again.

10. After over 2 years the State House is finally re-open.

11. I really can't keep up with Mother Nature. I think that bitch is free basing at this point.

12. Prayers up for Chrissy, having a biopsy on some skin.

13. Fucking $25 for 2 beers at Banners!! I almost shit myself.

14. Is there any actual plan to start moving on from Covid being an Emergency? Not being an ass just an actual question. Are we just going to be living in perpetual masking and boostering from now until Bill Gates' predicted next pandemic. Remind me why we are taking advice from him again?

15. TK found Crossroads in Braintree and now has a new favorite Friday day drinking spot.

16. The Harp has not changed one bit in 20 years. Think Kristen and the Noise are playing next weekend after the Zoo.

17. Wordle and Quordle. I mean what a time to be alive!

18. Whats going on in Canada is crazy as all get the fuck out. 

Monday, February 7, 2022

So more winter?

I know that the rodent down in Punxsutawney said more winter but I already told you TK said less winter so snow until April 27th. LOCK IT UP!

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Chrissy hates John Mayer, with a passion, and I don't know why.

2. I guess Bezos didn't make enough money during the pandemic, Amazon is going up $20.

3. Well I binged Reacher and I enjoyed every second. If you read the books the show is more inline with that than the Tom Cruise movies.

4. If you haven't watched the Tinder Swindler on Netflix, like whoa.

5. Shh don't forget Welchies Bday is Thursday and Jeffreys is Sunday. So as always party like its your own.

6. Just found out that even the Cape has a fucking St. Pattys day parade.

7. Congrats to Mario on the B Fit challenge in 18 minutes and 20 seconds.

8. Have you ever read Alice in Wonderland? Would you get an Alice in wonderland themed tattoo/sleeve?

9. Speaking of tattoos, I heard a whole back piece is about 40 hours. Just saying!

10. Rumor has it Joe Martell is not going on the wagon but is stopping going out to drink.

Monday, January 31, 2022

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Blizzard is over

Just letting ya know that we are almost into February and TK told me we are almost through this winter. So if you are wondering, yes he is like the anti ground hog.  Hope you guys like snow in June.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Snow makes people lose their minds.

2. Even Bill Gaudet is into Wordle.

3. I love me a good snow party at the bar.

4. Congrats to Papi for the hall but what are we doing here? It has to be an all or nothing type thing. Not a popularity contest.

5. Is anyone as excited as I am for the Jack Reacher show on Amazon starting Friday? Ok, cool.

6. I got Chrissy into Peacemaker and man does he love it.

7. How can you not have school 2 days after a snow storm? I mean what!

8. One of the funniest things about the cold weather is Iguanas just falling and freezing like they died and then defrosting like nothing happened. Florida gotta love it.

9. We have the superbowl set, who are we rooting for?

10. The Royal Rumble for free on Peacock is where its at. Even if it was a bad showing.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


 Well a hot new cookie place opened up in Hanover so of course I had to try it. Lots of different choices that change every week which is always a good thing. I went with a reeces peanut butter cookie. Decent sized and tasty. But living up to their name, it did crumble as I was trying to eat it. Now I love a warm soft gooey cookie but this was literally falling apart. Now I do have to admit this review was done the day after I got the cookies so I had to warm it up. But I'm also hearing they don't serve the cookies warm except for the chocolate chip. I will have to check them out again and find out all these answers. Of course I'm gonna have to wait until the lines go down. Crazy out the door lines at all times. They are open 8-10 Monday - Thursday and 8- midnight on Friday and Saturday for those late night cravings when the edibles kick in! Bonus that they deliver!

Score - 6.1

Monday, January 24, 2022

all messed up

I think I may have covid brain or whatever the fog part is. I thought this weekend we were already into February...nah that's next weekend.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Pat Noble is retiring within the year - 58 years old and all done.

2. Have you watched any of these Harlan Coben series on Netflix?

3. Chrissy and fam are jumping ship from Verizon wireless and going to Xfinity wireless.

4. Rumor has it Chris Leaden is joining Chrissy on the trek to see Tooma. Has hell frozen over?

5. If you haven't had the pizza at True North you should give it the good old college try. Detroit style is something man.

6. I am hearing all these people losing weight when they get covid...huh?

7. You guys know that the football season is coming to an end so that means its Square season!!

8. Not many things more humbling than biting your tongue while you are eating.

9. Are you guys ready for the next Artic blast cold wave to come through?

10. Who is playing Wordle?

Monday, January 17, 2022


We are 17 days into this new year and already it feels like we should be into March. When the clock hits 5:00 pm it feels like its midnight.

This is what I learned this weekend:

1. Winds that are 50+ MPH, the Cape is not a fun place to be.

2. I have come to the conclusion that I HATE Stop and Shop. They have changed the lay outs of their stores, they carry many less items than before, their shelves seem bare and their buy 2 get 1 free "sales" fucking blow. Sorry I don't need 3 containers of strawberries or 3 heads of cabbage.

3. Tattoos are a very expensive hobby to have.

4. I do not know one person who thinks this Boston vaccine passport system plan by Michelle Wu is a good idea. Most everyone I know is vaccinated.

5. When is the right time to get another dog?

6. Thank god I did not go out for that Pats game Saturday night, I would have been pissed.

7. So pretty much as fast as Omicron came in, it is now leaving (queue up Miley Cyrus Wrecking ball please). Is it time to rip the bandaid off??

8. How do we go from fucking 3 degrees Saturday to 50 today? Mother Nature must be doing the yayo at this point.

9. Chrissy is planning a trip to the Poconos to see Tooma March 4th if anyone is down to go. Rumor has it there is a planned stop at the Tabor Road Tavern.

10. Jared Rowland is coaching his daughters basketball team. Look out Rick Pitino.

Sorry gotta Jet!

Monday, January 10, 2022


 Well, 2022 is off to a great start.

Yes I missed posting last week, I had the Covid.

This is what I learned while I was away -

1. Congrats to Orett on his 4th child coming soon, his first daughter.

2. Chrissy and his wife are getting a camper and have a site up in NH. Get ready to PARTAY!

3. We had to put Ronin down, as he had cancer.

4. What is worse - accidently biting your tongue or burning the roof of your mouth?

5. I love good people who do good things for others, Brian and his wife Jenn are great people.

6. I love that TK is spreading his wings - Alumni, Bates or Rags. Doesn't matter where but he ends up at one of those places. Can't wait till he ends up at the Next Page.

7. I recently read that 1 in 6 Americans have had Covid and at the time I thought that was high, now seeing everyone get Covid, I think it may be low.

8. Fantasy football is over, the Red Zone is over but at least we have playoff football.

9. Chrissy is back with the food reviews - gotta give the people what they want.

10. First Betty White now Bob Saget!

11. Catching a BU hockey game at Agannis is always a good time.

12. Chris Leaden is going to start a side hustle for meal prep for the week. Gotta drop him off $35 on Sunday and that gets you 5 meals for the week.

13. Big shoutout to Martell for helping me change out my ceiling fan.

14. If you see Jeffrey, don't speak to loud, as he seems to be hung over for 2 days now.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Taco Bell Wings

Taco bell is no stranger to trying out new and interesting menu items. but straight up chicken wings? and only out for ONE WEEK??? well i had to get down and try them. 5 wings for $6 isn't horrible. they were done in no time, came out hot, very crispy but still juicy. they are breaded and coated with taco bells seasoning that they use on their nacho fries. served with a side of ranch. if this was a permanent item i would get them every time with my usual 8 tacos. i highly suggest you go out and get them this week before they are gone (and then of course brought back every once in a while) 

solid 6.7!