Monday, December 31, 2007

Before the New Year Arrives, The Old Year Must Depart

One year ago, closest friend betrayed me. Lied to me. Right to my face. And I knew it was a lie. It sucked. My New Years Eve weekend of 2006 was horrible.

I'm happy to report that this New Years Eve is, so far, wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than last years. But I know in my heart that New Years Day...tomorrow... will not be as good as last years because I WON'T be with my great friends at Sedgley Woods. Living in Maine means that I'll miss my chummies at the disc golf course in Philadelphia for the first time since New Years Day 1996.
Just some of the people who will miss me at Sedgley Woods on New Years Day 2008

That doesn't mean that my New Years will be spent without something to do. Hell no. Because, and I know this will shock you (please note all sarcasm), it's snowing. Again. By the time the snow stops falling today, we will have had at least 40 inches of snow in December. And that's something like 30+ more inches than last year. I sure picked the right year to move back to Maine, eh?

So, Happy New Year everybody! May your new year be filled with good people, good times, good health, good fortune and good beer.

Our New Years Day? Well, it's supposed to snow. That should impress you.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Dija hear...?

Hey all...didja hear about those New England Patriots? You didn't?? Well, turns out they finished the 2007/2008 regular season UNDE-fuckin'-FEATED, I'm tellin' you. 16-0!!!

I wonder why they ever abandoned this logo? It's way better. Way.

And that all looks great on paper, but I sure hope they end the season 19-0. Can you imagine how much it would suck to be part of a team that went undefeated during the regular season, then wins all of their playoff games, only to lose in the championship game? That would SUCK. No matter how hard a team tried to convince themselves how great their season was, knowing that you lost the BIG GAME would be so demoralizing. That "L" on your forehead stands for LOSER!

Here's hoping that the Pats do indeed finish 19-0. That would be The Finest Kind of Pork.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007


There's a new frontier for the world-wide disc golf community: a website modeled after MySpace. It's a place for disc golfers to reach out to friends, both old and new, and establish a page in which you can add messages, post pictures, add music....y'know...MySpace stuff. It seems to be catching on pretty quickly within the disc golf community.

It's a great idea, and I hope it's successful. As long as it doesn't become an extension of the PDGA message board (**yawn**), it will be great way to keep in touch with disc golfers far and near.

If you're a disc golfer, go check out Disc Golfers R Us. It's pretty neat. And when you sign up, don't forget to add me as your friend!


Friday, December 28, 2007

Gifts are Great

I hope all of you had a great holiday...those that celebrate it. Mine was pretty good. I bought myself a 32" flatscreen LCD HD television. And I gotta tell yah...BEST GIFT EVER!

In other news, while cruising around Bangor I found this cool little store, Country Goods. I grabbed these cool things there.

I'm attending Bangor's first ever Film Festival tonight. The fest is tonight and tomorrow afternoon/evening (Friday and Saturday, December 28 & 29). This is totally the kind of thing I love. I hope it's successful so it becomes an annual event.

It snowed about 3 inches over night. Looks nice, eh?

That's all.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

It's All In The Name

Today I was going to the post office and my Mom asked me to drop some letters in the mail for her. When I got in the car I saw that one of the letters she was mailing was going to...and I kid you not...Anita Cox. Can you imagine being a girl growing up with that name? Anita Cox??? What were her parents thinking?!?! (I need cocks...). Damn. That had to suck.

Probably just as bad as being a guy and having the name Richard.....or Dick...Hurtz.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Festivus! December 23, 2007

May your grievances be aired and your feats of strength admired.

Nice pole.
It's a festivus....for the rest of us.


Friday, December 21, 2007

Missing Ice Shelf

I found the ice shelf that has been missing from Greenland for the past couple of's here on the edge of my roof!


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Chris Farley


February 15, 1964 - December 18, 1997


Sunday, December 16, 2007

It's a Nor'Easter, Ayuh

It's been a wicked snowy winter up here in ole Orono, Maine so far this December. The storm from two weeks ago ended up leaving us with 18 inches of the fluffy white stuff on the ground after two days. A couple of days later another two inches fell overnight...considered a "dusting" in these parts. Then a couple of days after that we got another dusting. So in the last two weeks we've gotten about 24 inches of snow. Compared to last year this is about 20 more inches that have fallen so far in December at this point than they had at this point last year.

Not much of the snow has had a chance to melt because the temperature these last two weeks has not gotten above freezing. Snow on the rooftops and roads ends up melting from the sun beaming down on it all day, but for the most part we still have all of the snow on the ground.
And now today, Sunday December 16th, 2007 at 9am, we have another storm. And this one is a nor'easter, so we're expecting another 10-20 inches. More than likley my area of Maine, Eastern/Central, will get closer to the middle of that estimate, so probably in the area of 13-15 inches. The places in Maine that will get the most snow will be up in the County (Aroostook County, Maine's northern-most, and largest, county) and they can expect the 20 inch end of that prediction. The snowplows will be busy once again.
This morning's news showed that last year (2006) at this time the area had 4 inches of snow at this point in December. So far for December 2007 we've gotten about 24 inches, and that's not including what will be left behind from todays blast. My friends and family up here have told me it's been a dozen or so years since this much snow has fallen before the winter holiday. I sure picked the right time to move back, eh?
But with the snow there is a nice, natural beauty to the land. Though it's cold, what we here in Maine call "bahmy", it's very nice to look at. The snow on the trees. The snow on the houses. The snow on the ground. It's very peaceful.

And then you get pee.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lost, Season 3 DVD

Today is the day that Lost, Season 3 comes out on DVD. YAY! I'll have it soon...very soon (as in today!).

Those who read this blog know that I am a huge Lost fan. I just love this show.The puzzles, the mysteries, the shady characters, the honest's so well written, acted and directed.

And, Kate is hot.

I've been dorking out lately and have been watching the Season 1 and Season 2 DVDs preparation for the Season 3 release. I'll be watching that as soon as I'm done with the second season episodes as I get ready for Season 4, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 6, 2008. Despite the writer's strike, and I fully support the writers in this one, chummies, which as of this writing has not been resolved, the Lost crew had 6-8 scripts done and filmed, so while we will most likely have Lost on TV February 6, 2008, it may be another broken-up season of episodes depending on when they can get the final 8 or so shows written and filmed.

It won't matter....I'll be watching regardless.

58 days until Lost, Season 4.

Until then, Namaste.


Sunday, December 09, 2007

Red Hots

Up here in Maine, the hot dog of choice is a red hot. Don't let the name fool you...they're not "hot" in the sense that you'll burn your face off or anything. Red Hot is short for Red Hot Dog.

A picture of my weiner

That's right, the red hot dog, or red hot, is the hot dog that is the dominate dog in Maine. I don't know the history of the red hot, or why Maine has embraced this pork product, but they are the BEST hot dogs on the planet. The natural casing gives the dog a bit of a 'snap' when you bite into it.

I know I dogs are not the kind of food one would choose as the greatest food on the planet. But on occassion, a hot dog is the perfect food. Quick, easy and simple.

Today I bought some red hots and thought you'd find this an interesting local flavor. If you ever visit, expect to be served a red hot. Well, at least one.

After that, I'll take you out for lobster.

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

John Lennon

October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980


Monday, December 03, 2007

Murphy's Law of Snowshoveling...

...says that no matter when you go outside to shovel snow from your sidewalks and driveways, as soon as you're done, the snowplow will come by. And that's exactly what happened today during my first snowstorm in Maine since 1983.

The snow started falling around 6am this morning (Monday), and is expected to continue falling through tomorrow afternoon. So far it looks like about 7 inches have fallen. I was able to measure this with my....ruler.

The temperature hasn't gone above 24 degrees Farenheit (that's -4.4 Celsius for my friends from the sensible countries on the planet who use metrics) so the snow is fluffy and lightweight (easier to shovel...YEAH!).

The only part of this winter-wonderland scene that I'm missing is a sled. I can't wait to go sledding again! Then coming in to have warm cup of hot chocolate (or mangooooo for some of you).

Looks like winter is here.

Oh look...the snowplow just went by. I have to get out and shovel!

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