Friday, October 26, 2012

3 Brothers and Puppy

This past week me and my two brothers met up in Kansas City, hopped in a van with a 12 week old puppy (named Anejo) and drove more than 1200+ miles all the way to Maplewood, NJ. With my middle brother about to be a father of two twins, this might have been one of the few chances the three of us might have in the future to break away and hang out as a group. In was the first time ever the three of us had spent time together for more than an hour without any other family members around. We did 4 days. The trip was a blast and you can read the twitter feed from Wayne and myself by clicking this link.

Primary stops along the way: Kansas City, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Maplewood. I took some time to scan through the photos I took from the trip and picked a few of the ones that I liked of the group.

Gates BBQ in KC! This is where my oldest brother picked up the nickname Mr. Patron after he stole the remote from the waitress. 

The brothers at LuBar & Bistro in Carlyle, IL. 

Primanti Bothers in Pittsburgh! Breakfast sandwich with fries and cole slaw was excellent. Loving the panorama mode on the new iOS 6.

Yes, my coat glows in Pittsburgh at the Pennsylvania Brewery. Great beer and stories told here by one of my oldest brothers old friends with the nickname of Pooch.

And then to top it all off, we found my mom (who lives in Massachusetts) in NJ! What an awesome surprise and great way to end the trip. I would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat.

And of course, the star of the show, Anejo!

mind on the moor

1. Love Don't Let Me Down  §  Liam Titcomb
2. All Eyes On You  §  St. Lucia
3. Among the Leaves  §  Sun Kil Moon
4. Nashville  §  Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
5. I'm Just Me  §  Diamond Rings
6. Holocene (iTunes Session)  §  Bon Iver
7. Buy Me Honey  §  Yellow Red Sparks
8. The Way We Move  §  Langhorne Slim & The Law
9. Sittin' in a Hotel Room  §  Eric Bibb
10. Hard Times  §  Baby Huey
11. 1904  §  The Tallest Man On Earth
12. Bad Luck  §  Langhorne Slim & The Law
13. History's Door  §  Husky
14. Give Love  §  MC Yogi
15. Mistaken For Strangers  §  The National
16. Let's Go  §  Matt & Kim
17. Safe and Sound  §  Rebelution
18. Wolves  §  Josh Ritter
19. Leading Me Now  §  The Tallest Man On Earth
20. Porch Light  §  Simpleton & CityFolk
21. Make the Money  §  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Island President

I pretty much stopped watching movies a couple years ago. Not through any deliberate choice but simply as a result of a lack of time after factoring in work, soccer, reading, playing with Jozy, spending time with Carlee and sleep. This past month, I decided to take a crack at renting movies via my iPad, with a focus on documentaries. Tonight I just finished my first and I post it here as a strong recommendation to all of my friends and family: The Island President. I'm kind of thinking I might be adding the Maldives to our list of places to visit in the next few years before it is too late. 

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Things you'd prefer to not hear...

Played a scrimmage game this past Thursday - our coed team vs. a local church/school team. They had about 29 players, most seemed to be under 20 and they had about 30 fans, singing, chanting and cheering. It was a blast. We won the game but I don't think anyone cared. It was the type of game I love; people just out to have fun, enjoy the sport and play as a team.

To get to the title of this post: At half time the other team's fans were heard over saying:

"Man, even that old guy can spread the ball around the field."

Me = old guy