Thanksgiving at 406

These photos popped up in my Facebook news feed the other day, shared by none other than Mr. Jeff Tyler who had a ‘disposable camera’ on hand at the time. I believe these were from a Thanksgiving feast where some 406ers chose not to leave Bloomington (school year 97-98). As we’re in Fall headed toward the holidays I figured this was a great day to share. Enjoy! Do you have any other 406 photos? Send … Continue reading

Abbey Road vs. Kirkwood Ave

Pip Anniversary

So my good buddy Pip celebrated his 9th (!) anniversary yesterday! To say time has flown by is an understatement. I remember his wedding like it was yesterday and thanks to Facebook I got to look through those memories and photos again today. One of my all time favs is this one from photographer Stephenie Cobb Knoll who awesomely re-created the Abbey Road album cover on the corner of Kirkwood Ave in Bloomington. In case … Continue reading

18 Years and Counting

Never Forgotten

September 11th. It’s a date on the calendar that, 18 years ago, changed forever. While I’ve been a super bad blogger recently (and for the past several years if I’m being honest) I always feel compelled to write down some thoughts on the anniversary of this day. As I look back through the archives on the site, and specifically posts that I’ve written on this day I quickly realize that there’s not really much left … Continue reading

Browns Season Squares – ASAP

Browns Squares

UPDATE: ALL FULL – THANKS TO THOSE THAT SIGNED UP! My son is playing travel baseball this upcoming season for the 13U Twinsburg Tigers Baseball Team! As you may know, travel sports are crazy expensive these days so the team is doing some fundraising to help offset costs. One of these fundraisers is a Cleveland Browns Season Squares. We’re responsible for selling NINE squares. They are $80 each and run throughout the season. Squares are $80 … Continue reading

13 Years and Counting – Long and Winding Road

13 Years - Pool Billiards Ball

July 24th. Other than family birthdays and my anniversary (OK, and maybe Thanksgiving 😉 ) July 24th is probably the day of the year that I look forward to the most. It is the anniversary of the day that I took back my life. 13 years ago today, I quit chewing tobacco. For nearly 18 years I chewed Kodiak, Skoal and Copenhagen on a daily basis… sometimes more than a can per day. I can … Continue reading

A Star is Bored… er… Born

A Star Is Born (2018)

The wife and I don’t watch many movies as it’s really difficult to find something we’d both enjoy. That said, we recently sat down and watched 2018’s A Star Is Born. For those not familiar the film is a romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper starring Cooper and Lady Gaga. The rest of the cast is rounded out nicely with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay (who … Continue reading

Next Level Trolling From POTUS

Trump 404

I’m not going to get political here… I try to keep national politics out of my general day to day living cause I tend to believe that you’re entitled to your opinion and I’m entitled to mine and nothing we say is going to change the others’ mind. That said, I ran across this the other day and I have to share it, not because I necessarily like President Trump but I appreciate it on … Continue reading

Avengers: Endgame (2019) – Avengers Re-Assemble!

Avengers Endgame Spoilers

Last night was opening night for Avengers: Endgame here in the states. The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers and is the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (review here) and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. It is also the 22nd (!) film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but you already knew all of that because you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 11 … Continue reading

Endgame – Responsibility of Opening Night

Dr. Strange No Spoilers

I wrote a nearly identical post a couple of years back when I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I saw Avengers: Endgame last night on it’s national opening night. There’s a lot to process and I can’t wait to see it again, though if I’m being honest it’ll probably not be until it comes out on video. My kids haven’t been introduced to the MCU (I know… my fault) and I want to make … Continue reading

Fastlane (2019) – On the Road to WrestleMania 35

Fastlane (2019)

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I started writing this post WEEKS ago and I’m just getting around to finishing it. I still need to write my WrestleMania 35 recap but I’m writing this from the perspective that I haven’t seen Mania. Last Sunday night the WWE held its fifth annual Fastlane event right here in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio at the Quicken Loans Arena. I had no intention of actually going to the event but my brother … Continue reading