Dropping Some (notes on) NYC

Day trip with the Wife into NYC Saturday for some people-watching, people-dodging, casual-dining, large tree-gazing, pricey & adorable ice skating, late-night train ride napping. Some notes:   It's not walking, it's combative walking. Just calling it walking would make you think there is some leisure involved. New York City must be a rough place to ...

Hoodies on Tap: Breaking down what makes for a good local bar.

As you get older, you learn that you need a few important things to get through life. You need a loving companion, you need a reliable automobile, you need a place to get your haircut that you trust, you need to subscribe to at least one magazine that comes once a week so you’ll always ...

How I Would Spend $500 Million…

I didn't win the lottery. I don’t even have to check- I didn't even buy a ticket. It’s not my style. How much was the pot…like 500 million…dollars?   Apparently my style is to not take chances to win a shitload of money. That’s fine. I’ll make my money the old fashion way thank you very much.   But ...

Thankfully Thankful on Thanksgiving

For most people, tomorrow is their first Thanksgiving of the year. For this guy, not so. It’ll be my second- such is the life of a married man. I have one more after tomorrow. Besides the obvious things I’m so very thankful for…my wife, my family, health, a house sparred from the devastating wrath of ...

The 2012 Election & the Questions Not Answered

Much like Karl Rove, when quarter after eleven rolled around Tuesday night and Brian “Factually Witty” Williams called the 2012 Presidential Election for Barack Obama, I didn’t believe it. I was settled in for the long haul and had boldly predicted to Michelle, the nice lady who cuts my hair, that we’d probably have to ...

10 Reasons Why You Should Vote

It’s Election Day. You should vote. No really, you should. Why? Here’s ten reasons why…   1. If you don’t, then you can’t complain when the wrong guy wins.   2. Free donuts.   3. Your grandparents, whether or not they’re alive or dead, would be pissed at you if you didn’t vote.   4. ...

Before the Witching Hour Comes: Notes from Hurricane Sandy

There was a hurricane. You probably didn’t hear about, but there was. It was a ball buster. Maybe spend a minute or two Googling “Hurricane Sandy” because really, like no one is talking about it. Actually, only one news outlet isn’t talking about it.   In Point Pleasant we have no more boardwalk and as ...

Ten Things More Frustrating than the 2012 Patriots

The 2012 New England Patriots are frustrating.  I’m still sore from this weekend’s game, an overtime win over the New York Jets.The Pats have not come as advertised- frustrating. They don’t hold leads- frustrating. They don’t make things easy- frustrating. The list could go on for a while- frustrating.   Exactly how frustrating are the ...

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Ryno-Vision: Boardwalk Empire, Politics on Facebook, Pumpkin Beer & more…

How do you concentrate when there's so much going on in the world? I can't. But here's 12 things that have come across my brain desk this week... Always nice to get my band, Me & My Drums, back together.   I love Boardwalk Empire and try to not to say anything bad about it. ...

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