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

Indianapolis Trip 2012 – Cover Band & Brewery

Pip's Guitar Complete With The 406

Last weekend was my yearly trip back to Indianapolis to see Pip.  As in previous years, I headed out on Friday afternoon and drove across “corn corridor”.  I had a couple of conference calls to take in the afternoon and luckily my boss was kind enough to let me do them from the road so I got out to an early start.  The weather sucked ass coming out of Cleveland but after about an hour or … Continue reading

Yearly Trip To Indy

Pip & Chewie At Nickel Plate

I recently made my yearly trek back to the Hoosier State to see brother Pip.  As always the weekend went way to quick, but it was absolutely awesome to see Pip and Lauren again.  I look forward to this trip every year and it had been a while since I’ve made the journey.  Last year, instead of going to Indy for a weekend, we made the trip to Bloomington to be with Matt & Lauren … Continue reading

Team Pip Adds a New Member

Lauren & Pip's First Kiss

So if you’ve been keeping up here, you know that ol Pip went and got himself married this past weekend.  The wife and I went back to my old stomping grounds of Bloomington, Indiana to partake in the festivities… and partake we did! We rolled in on Friday evening just in time for the wedding rehearsal and dinner.  The Pips decided to get married at a BEAUTIFUL facility on the south side of Bloomington called … Continue reading

See You Tomorrow Brudda!

Pip & Chewie In Milwaukee

Tomorrow morning, A and I are heading back to Bloomington.  It’s been forever and a day since I’ve been “home” and I simply cannot wait.  There’s never a BAD reason to visit Bloomington, but this time I’ve got an absolutely outstanding reason to visit… brother Pip is getting married! I haven’t been this giddy since the day before WrestleMania 😉 It’s almost go time Pip.  See you tomorrow my man – you’ve got yourself some … Continue reading

A Wedding Preview – Piploose!


So Pip’s getting married this weekend and I can’t fucking wait!  Sure he’s found himself a great girl to spend the rest of his life with.  Sure he’s living the dream he’s waited so long for.  But you know what I’m looking forward to? “Let’s DANCE!!!” (In my best Kevin Bacon voice).  If you don’t know what I’m referring to shame on you… Go rent Footloose. I was running through the hard drive this evening … Continue reading

Thinking About Swami

Claudia & Richard

Going to drop out of “character” here for a moment and just write…  As you know one of my best friends on this earth is Pip and I love him like a brother.  That love extends to his family and especially his mom who I affectionately refer to as “Swami”. To make a long story very short, Swami isn’t doing all that well these days.  I (like Pip) am not one to ask for prayers … Continue reading

A Match Made In Heaven

Pip & Lauren

This post is long overdue and for that I apologize…  My bestest bud Pip went off and got himself engaged recently to a wonderful girl named Lauren.  All ball busting about getting married aside, I couldn’t be happier for both of them and was extremely honored when they asked me to be a part of the wedding.  I absolutely cannot wait to see them start their life together.  If you’re looking for proof that they’re … Continue reading

Damn Was That Fun

Pip & Chewie Pose Down

Warning: This is going to be one sappy post. One of the really crappy things about growing up is that people have a tendency to move away from one another and friendships are tested.  It becomes hard work sometimes to maintain a friendship (though Facebook has made it easier to keep in touch).  I’m happy to say that Pip and I have never had that problem. A couple of weeks back I headed out for … Continue reading