Ice cream…oh Ice Cream…how I love thee.
Has there ever been a time in your life when the phrase “Let’s get some ice cream” hasn’t been just the happiest 4 words of your day?
Ice cream always brings back the memories of hearing the bells of the ice cream truck on a hot summer day. Sprinting home to mom to get some change to throw into the truck for a cone or (and even though I know this is not technically ice cream) a Firecracker Popsicle.
Leave it to the world (and pretty much I am pointing the old finger at you Japanese peeps) to fuck up yet another bit of childhood nostalgia. Maybe I should start with blaming Baskin-Robbins and their god damn 31 flavors. They are probably where this shit started. You really don’t need more than Vanilla and Chocolate…maybe throw in Strawberry so you can have that Neapolitan crap. Once you start adding more flavors you just open the floodgates for the bullshit below.
I found a site earlier tonight that has a list of 101 Frightening Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World. The fact that there is even one flavor of ice cream that is “frightening” is pretty fucking sad. That is almost like having a list of 101 Children’s Television Programs with Graphic Violence and Strong Sexual Content. There is no need to have any…ANY…flavor of ice cream that even comes close to those listed below (and these are just the first 20 on the list).
1. Fish Ice Cream.
2. Octopus Ice Cream.
3. Squid Ice Cream.
4. Ox Tongue Ice Cream.
5. Sweet Potato Ice Cream.
6. Fried Eggplant Ice Cream.
7. Crab Ice Cream.
8. Corn Ice Cream.
9. Koshihikari Rice Ice Cream.
10. Wasabi Ice Cream.
11. Shrimp Ice Cream.
12. Eel Ice Cream.
13. Nagoya Noodle Ice Cream.
14. Chicken Wing Ice Cream.
15. Miso Ice Cream.
16. Cactus Ice Cream.
17. Raw Horseflesh Ice Cream. <– Are you fucking kidding me?
18. Goat Ice Cream.
19. Whale Ice Cream.
20. Shark Fin Noodle Ice Cream.
There are 81…Eighty-FUCKING-One more of those ice creams on that list too. But if you go to the link take special notice of how many of these are Japanese. WTF is wrong with you people over in Japan? Do you hate your tastebuds or what?
On March 20th a group of the usual suspects headed to the State Theater to see The Legwarmers. For those of you that don’t know them, The Legwarmers are an 80s tribute band. If you can get to a show I highly recommend that you do as it is an amazing time. Everyone gets dressed up in some kind of 80s costume, drinks way too much and dances and sings the night away. The band really does play just about anything and everything from the 80s; from Rick Springfield‘s “Jessie’s Girl” to Van Halen‘s “Panama” they really do play everything. There really isn’t a song that they play that you won’t be singing along with and realizing that you pretty much know all the words (which is kind of scary).
The reason we all were getting together in the first place was to help celebrate Red’s birthday (and it just so happened that it was also Cliff’s birthday too) so we started out at Red and Supe’s place for a bit of pregame. It was here that we realized who the real star of the show would be this night when Woody showed up dressed like Richard Simmons.
Takes a real set of balls to show up someplace dressed like that. Kudos Woody.
We were all pretty liquored up already as we piled into the cabs to head to the show. Of course we had to get there early to be the first in line for when the doors open. We pretty much take over a small section of The State when we are there and we need to get there early to stake out the area.
So we got in pretty quickly and moved to our little area and started working our way through their beer and liquor stores. I think that pretty much everyone ended up pretty shitfaced.
Once we got inside everyone wanted their picture taken with Woody. Is that George Michael?
Once the band started playing everyone was singing…
….Rachel and Red are really going for it here…but the funny part is Woody’s face..he looks tickled almost as pink as his purse…
Then everyone started dancing…
….or if you are Rick you just try to dry-hump Woody….
The show was great and when it was over most of us no longer had much of a voice left and were way to drunk to be driving. Luckily, Super P had arranged a party bus for our ride home. But what we didn’t know was that there was going to be pole dancing for our entertainment on the ride home…
…poor drunk Cliffy just trying to take a bit of a nap.
Another successful trip to The Legwarmers.
Can’t wait til we do it again next year.
Filed under Deb and I, Music
Two weeks ago I got the call from Super P saying that he had an extra ticket to the Capitals game. The game was versus the Stars though. Supe’s wife, Red, is a big Stars fan. She is 99.9% of the time one of the coolest women on the planet but not during a Caps game where she is going to be cheering for the Stars. Luckily, Supe and I had really good seats down almost right up against the glass on the end where the Caps shoot in the 1st and 3rd periods. Meanwhile, Red and her group of 3 sat up in their usual seats (which are pretty freaking good seats too…I mean, front row, club level and center ice are not too shabby at the Phone Booth) and you could just glance up and easily see where they were because of her lone white Dallas sweater in amongst the sea of red.
In the middle of the 1st period there was a shot that left the ice and went up into the netting. Everyone sitting around us lost the puck in the lights and nobody knew where it went. Then…and I shit you not…the freakin’ puck plops right down between my back and my seat. Unfortunately, because I had Blimpie the Whale in her Parka sitting next to me, I couldn’t get my arms around to grab the puck before some punk 8 year old horked it right off of my back. Fuckin’ Kid. Been to countless baseball games with never a foul ball coming my way and I can’t even count the amount of hockey games with no pucks ever even close to my section…and I lose this one because Orca next to me with her third order of Nachos and her Nanook of the North parka. Grrrr.
It was a fun game through 2 periods with the Caps up 2-0 but we just fell apart in the 3rd. Giving up 3 straight goals to lose the lead just plain sucked. Luckily Ovechkin got his second goal of the night to force the OT but didn’t produce anything there. Being up close for the shootout was pretty nice though…Here is Nicky’s Goal in the shootout (and that is Supe losing his shit and shaking the hell out of me and the camera).
Unfortunately that was the only one we got. 😦 Fucking Turco and his 52 save night.
Fucking Dallas ended up winning. So we headed down to the Capital Grille to get a post game drink and a bit to eat. What came out of the kitchen for our table really cracked me up. Gotta give it up for the guys in the kitchen:
Dallas does indeed suck.
Still was a fun night. Thanks to Supe and Red for the invite.
Now … GET OFF MY LAWN!!
It has been over a year since I posted that last video of the nephews so I thought it was time to revisit the place. So i did a bit of cleanup, reworked the site a bit and decided that I would start posting here a every so often.
There have been some pretty big changes in my life over the last year:
- Deb. Who knew that too much GM would lead to a great year with pretty much every weekend being a short little vacation. She hit me pretty hard and fast. I feel like a better person with her in my life. Great girl. Fun. Can’t navigate a parking lot for shit but that can definitely be overlooked. Thanks for a great year and all the bacon. I still can’t believe in almost a year we haven’t even had a single argument. Should I be worried?
- Unemployment. Yeah, like I am unique here. It kinda sucks but I am not really all that upset or worried. I had a job I loved (and i am still looking to stay in the industry…just not much luck yet) but the whole vibe at the Old Studio was really changing and people were scrambling trying to stay afloat as the boat started taking on water. I was actually kind of relieved to be let go. The frustration levels were really up to a boiling point. I still loved my 7 years with the Studio and I don’t wish them anything but the best.
Have a had a few interviews recently that have a promising feel to them but nothing solid yet.
But anyway….going to start updating this little spot on the intrawebs with my nonsense and random shit I find while surfing.
So until the next post….GET OFF MY LAWN!!!