Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

All of my Holiday visiting is now over, I went and did the family thing with my Mom on last Sat. On Sunday Amy and I went to Wytheville, VA to visit her Sister and her family at Bob Evan's for lunch (good place to meet up and have a bite to eat.)

 The food was great and the visit went very well. Later that afternoon my dad and step mom Deb had their family thing for the 1st time at a place we could all meet up without any cats, so that was nice and we had a pretty good time. (Amy is deathly allergic to cats) and Dad and Deb have 4 of them, so we don't go visit them at there house except in summer when we can stay outside.

 Here it is Christmas Eve of 2010 and I can't believe this year is almost over with. Damn the older you get the faster the years fly by. When I was a teen and early 20's it seemed like time just drug along, then in my 30's it started going faster and faster as each year passed. Now this coming Jan I'll turn the big 40.

 I really don't even give a shit, I was bothered when I turned 30, less hair, more gray, a bit Now as I've went through all the years of being 30 I've come to realize you're only as old as you think you are.

 It's like the story of the old bull and his young son standing on the hill overlooking a field of cows. The young bull tells his dad, Let's run down the hill and fuck us a cow, The old bull laughs and says NO Son! Let's Walk down the Hill and Fuck Them All!....lmao!

 I love that story, its not really a joke but instead one of life's lessons. A lesson a lot of people never learn.

 Take time to smell the roses and enjoy the simple and finer things in life. There is no bonus amount of time when you reach the end for a speedy rush through finish, you just die having missed most of what life is worth living for.

 Anyway everyone have a Happy Holiday and enjoy the time you spend this season while you Eat, Drink and make Merry!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lazy Daze of the Big Belly Beer Burping Brad

So I've tried the Black and Blue and while I'm a huge fan of all thing Black and Blue Berry I only like the beer, not a total disappointment, but not the wonderful liquid orgasm I was hoping for., Oh Well that's life.

 On a happy note I tried the Raison D'Etre Belgian Style Brown Ale and it blew my socks off. Raisin and Beet Sugars in a beer, What the Fuck kind of shit is that you ask, Damn Good is my Answer.

 You really don't even taste Raisin's or Beets you just get all these wonderful flavors that just keep coming sip after sip. I think I found a new favorite Craft Beer, at least for now. I see now why it won Beer of the Year Award a few years ago, its goodness in a bottle.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

1st Snowfall of 2010

Well they finally got a forecast right for a change. Snow was on the list for
today and it even arrived about 12 hours early.

Glad I'm just staying home today, I alway enjoy this weather better looking at it through the window as opposed to being out in it.

 I picked up a couple bottles of Dogfish Head Black and Blue so I think I'll get into one of those here in a bit and check out some of that wonderful Black and Blue Berry Beer.

Heres the link to the Dogfish Head Website if you're into Craft Beer.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cold and Nasty Day in the Carolinas

Today totally sucked ass if you wanted to do anything outside the house. Wind blowing 20 to 30 mph, raining sideways and not a speck of blue in the sky. I've resided to just forget trying to take a ride for the next few days and instead drink some cold beer, play some fetch with Smokey and goof off online, could be worse I could be at work....haha.

Here's my entertainment for the next few days. My crazy little Pekingese Smokey and his favorite toy the Sphere of Joy, as we call it, because it brings him so much

Monday, November 29, 2010

Holidays are here again.

Well here I am trying to think of something I'd like to share on this newly created blog.

 By nature I'm a private person and not inclined to open up and share my personal thoughts with many people. I've had to many people in the past use information I've shared with them about myself as a weapon against me later.

 So why the hell am I blogging you ask? Who the fuck knows for sure, I don'

 I suppose its because I'm not really talking to anybody personally doing it this way and it's a way to put down my personal thoughts to reflect upon later.

 Anyway I titled this entry Holidays are here again. So I guess I'll talk about Holidays.

 I get bummed out this time of the year. It just reminds me of the fact that my Grandparent's are gone and aren't coming back. I use to love the holidays, it was a time for everyone to get together and see each other and share story's, take pictures and have a great time.

 After my Grandparents passed the family kind of spread to the wind, my mom and her brother stopped having anything to do with each other and my cousins do shit with their dad, me and my brother with our mom.

 I have step siblings, but we aren't really close, so the family gatherings went from something I really looked foward to, to something I loathed.

 Now I have a Love, Hate relationship with the Holidays. I love stuffing my face with Turkey and sides on Thanksgiving and I love getting presents on Christmas, but I absolutely hate traveling to my family's to do the function.

 I live about an hour and a half from the function location so that means 3 fucking hours on the road every time we go over there. If I were on my bike that would be a short day trip and no big deal, but since we hold these functions in the cold weather months and usually have more shit to take than will fit on the bikes we take the cage.

 I guess it's a small price to pay for having my privacy though. I sure as fuck don't want my family all up in my shit at my house. How fucked up is that, a little, not at all, a lot? I guess its a matter of your point of view.

 Considering I didn't speak to any of my family for almost 10 years straight (directly after my Grandmother passed) I suppose its a small miracle I even bother with the family functions anymore.

 Hell I got tried of being angry with them and figured out it wasn't hurting anybody but me, so I put my anger aside and extended the olive branch, it was accepted and now we've been doing the family functions again now for the past few years.

 I have my G/F Amy to thank for my eyes being opened and putting down that bag of bricks named hate, her mom was alive when I met her 9 years ago and since she passed about 5 years ago Amy doesn't have any close family at all to speak of.

 Here I am with 2 family's and I wasn't doing shit with either of them, it made me feel like an asshole.

 She told me she'd do whatever I wanted and be cool with it, stay home or go visit. The first few years of us being together we did things with her Mom and I just called my family to say hello.

 But after her mom passed we had a void in our life on the Holidays. Humans are social animals whether we want to admit it or not.

 I made my peace with my family and now than Thanksgiving's over with I just have to endure Christmas and the travel over

 If you come from a broken family maybe you can relate, if not, consider yourself lucky and don't take your Mom and Day for granted.

 If you're pissed at them get over it. They're the only parents you'll ever have and once they're gone they won't be coming back. You won't get the chance to make amends and have another chance to make some good memories.