11 Years of Freedom From Tobacco

Aside from family birthdays and my anniversary, July 24th is the day on the calendar I look forward to the most. It’s the anniversary of the day my life changed. 11 years ago today, I quit chewing tobacco after 18 years. I can tell you that was both the most difficult and most rewarding thing I have ever done. I spent this past weekend (along with my dad, father-in-law and kids) building a play set … Continue reading

Chillwave & Jack at The Tap House

Chillwave & Jack Daniel's

The Lincoln Tap House is our regular spot for Happy Hour on Friday evenings. Some nights we just stay for a drink or two and other times it turns into a longer affair. I’m not traditionally a huge IPA fan, but there are a couple of exceptions to that and Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing is one of them. A shot and a beer to kick off the weekend never looked so good.

My Twitter Conversation With The Hulkster

One of the reasons I love Twitter is because you can “interact” with people you’d never run across in your regular life. Case in point… I tweeted at Hulk Hogan the other day with an image of a bad ass tattoo that I ran across on Instagram from user @wrestlingtattoos. Lo and behold, the Hulkster responded… and made my day. Not sure how long these tweets will be out there, but here’s my original tweet … Continue reading

The Only Way To Watch A Browns Game

The Browns are bad this year. Really bad. Like… historically bad. There’s been a ton of talk about boycotting the team. There’s been rumblings that the team will once again move from Cleveland. Some people would be crushed. Many people wouldn’t care at this point. I went to the Monday Night Football game where the Browns battled the Ravens and managed to lose on a last second blocked  field goal that the Ravens took to … Continue reading

The Weekend That Was WrestleMania 31

Pip & Chewie March 2015

This post is LONG overdue. Like six months late. I got back Sunday from a trip to Indianapolis to visit Pip. I hadn’t been back since 2013 when we visited HorrorHound Weekend for the first time. This past weekend we returned to HorrorHound and had a simply AMAZING time. That said, I won’t post my recap for this weekend until I’ve recounted the last time Pip was in town. So here goes… Friday March 27th, 2015 … Continue reading

9 Years Ago – Chewie Quits Chewing

Nine Times

“9 times.” If you’re an 80’s movie fan like I am, you’ll immediately recognize this quote as coming from Ed Rooney who was Ferris Bueller’s principal. And while that’s one of my all time favorite movies (Check out the ongoing series I’m writing of my favorite movies by year… here’s the latest: 1983) it’s not the reason I’m writing this post today.  Today marks 9 years since I’ve quit chewing tobacco. 9 years ago this morning … Continue reading

Back In My Day…

Back In The Day

Whether I like to admit it or not, I’m getting older. However, I always say there are 3 numbers that are just that… numbers. Weight, BAL and age. When I hear people tell me to “act my age” I always just sort of laugh. I don’t WANT to act my age. I’ve got 3 boys under the age of 10. I’d much rather act THEIR age. Just ask Wife. All of that being said, I’m … Continue reading

Earbud Instruction Manual? Yes, I’m Serious

Earbud Instructions

So I stopped at lunch today to get a new pair of earbuds. I’d left mine at home and I was lucky enough to find a pair on sale for only $4.99. The concept of earbuds (headphones) is pretty straight forward so you can imagine my surprise when I opened them up and saw that they’d come with instructions: Operating Instructions: Insert the audio plug into your iPod / MP3 / audio source’s headphone jack. … Continue reading

Cleveland Patio Drinking Season Has Begun

Patio Drinking

This picture was taken 6 days ago when the sun was out, the temps were in the 80’s and I was sitting on a patio on a Friday afternoon enjoying my first patio beers of the season. It’s been cold the last couple of days (because Cleveland is the sort of town you can experience all 4 seasons in a week) but it’s looking good for the weekend. Love me some patio drinking in the … Continue reading