Headed to the Dance

The Eagles have finally gotten back to the promise land and they were able to do it with a back up in Nick Foles.  What a game, the Eagles completely dominated what was the number 1 defense in the league.  The birds have taken on the persona of the underdog and love it.  No team has worked harder for it then this one.  It’s our time, it’s Philly’s time.  The Eagles are Finally headed back to the big Dance.  Continue reading “Headed to the Dance”

Frankie “The Freak” Paul vs Wing Bowl (Update)

The anticipation is building around the single greatest eating event ever, WING BOWL.  Frankie Paul sits and trains in and out of the ring.  He gets in the EAT LAB and works on his food game.  Shit, he ain’t eating chicken wing he eats Falcon wings that he caught with own bare hands.  He is what Rocky wanted to be. The Competitors are now coming out of the wood works, like this bum Pittsburgh Paulie, in an attempt to shake up THE FREAK.  Pittsburgh Paulie is the kinda guy who gets out of breath just driving.  Frankie Paul is cut from a different cloth, he doesn’t get worried, he OPERATES.  His following is beginning to grow.  The Massses are algning for one single Goal.  He has begun building his alliances with great showmen such as Moe Train.  Don’t be mistaken, The FREAK is coming for the Title.  Continue reading “Frankie “The Freak” Paul vs Wing Bowl (Update)”

Sweet Water BBQ

Quick review of a small BBQ joint I ate at recently.   Sweet Water BBQ is a decent little bbq joint that has a select number of items to choose from.  The have wings, brisket, pork, Cajun Shrimp, and some fixin’s to go with it.  The food comes out on one of those plastic plates that you would find at a backyard BBQ.  The place is tucked away and pretty easy to miss.  You just have to drive by Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store to get there.  Yeah I’m not shitting you that is a real place.  Go ahead click the link.  No it’s not like blue waffle, don’t be a tool and just open the link.   Continue reading “Sweet Water BBQ”

Eagles vs. Vikings (Conf. Champ)

Well, Well, Well look who is still in the playoffs.  Your damn right, the Philadelphia Eagles are.  We proved all experts wrong this past weekend by winning the un-winnable game.  This team is, was, and will continue to be more than one player.  Yes Carson Wentz is damn good, which makes the team even better when he is in there.  This team is also really good without him because of the talent and they are well coached, and embody the “Team Mentality.”  The game wasn’t very pretty but playoff football generally isn’t.  The teams match up well and will battle it out, just like this past game.  That means we are in for another tough battle this weekend when Minnesota comes to the City of Brotherly Love.

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WTF Tide Pods

Are you fucking kidding me Tide Pods.  As if people couldn’t get any dumber they are now competing in the TIDE POD CHALLENGE.  Morons will literally eat fucking anything.  Here I got on for you, let’s try the ” EAT A BAG OF DICKS CHALLENGE.”   If you catch any of your children or I should say teens doing this you should punch them in the face, Hard like really Punch the shit of them.  Dumb Asses.  I am not going to attach any videos of assholes doing this because I don’t want to encourage them to do other things like eat dog shit or a bullet.  Why not try the “Go help someone out Challenge.”  Yeah instead of eating laundry detergent why don’t you eat a good time, get some real friends, I don’t know maybe I am living in a bubble.  Whatever I’m done with this rant.

Eagles vs. Falcons (Playoffs)

This is the game of games this weekend.  Nick Foles is being treated like a second-rate citizen and we have forgotten about everything that the Eagles have done up to this point.  Human nature is that we only remember the last thing that happened.  So the Defense is looking good, and Nick Foles and the offense is trash, or at least that’s what the National Media, and some local media, wants you to believe.  We completely dismissed Foles’s performance against the Giants as if he were playing the Delaware State Hornets.  Remember when we played the Giants the first time we won with a last second 61 yard bomb of a field goal.  The Giants games are always tough and you have to dismiss the records for those.  Oakland was on Christmas night and the game didn’t mean much outside of wrapping up the inevitable which was home filed advantage.  The coach himself admitted to calling a vanilla game plan for the final game of the year against that so called team from Texas.  I am angry at how we are acting, we have folded up shop and have taken our ball home and haven’t even played the game yet.  BULLSHIT I SAY, BULLSHIT!!!!!! Continue reading “Eagles vs. Falcons (Playoffs)”

The Introduction of Her Vault

This is a small introduction to Her Vault the new contributor to HISVAULT.com.   She is my partner in crime and my true drinking buddy, yup she is the wife.  I will be letting her tell you the rest on her first post.  Listen she has a lot to say and will contribute to this from a female perspective.  Plus is is going to be nice to have some back and forth on different topics.  She is going to focus on all the same pages, the biggest being DOW (Drinks of the Week).  Baby girl love her some wine.  We feel like this will be a fun opportunity to reach new audiences and expand on the fun.  Like everything we pretty much do it together so why not this as well.   We will add a section specifically for HER VAULT, this way she can have her own space as well.  Lord knows women need there own space.  Look bottom line is this is going to be fun and we can share all the crazy shit that we tend to get involved in.  The best being most of our conversations.  I will also use this chance to expand on the You Tube channel and our other social media accounts.

For those of you that actually read some of this thanks.  We will be looking for new authors and contributors down the road.  This is a new year and changes are abound.

Frankie “THE FREAK” Paul

I will tell you the tale of a man who is a legend, mainly in his own mind, but his growing popularity is that of an active volcano, we are all waiting for it to erupt.  His claim to fame seems to come from lies and wise tales yet many have been there to either witness or be implicated in one of his acts.  His mind wonders a bit and he doesn’t sit still much, or he sits still too much it’s kinda weird to explain.  Either way this man has gone by many names, Stephen, Stephano, The Aquatic Giant, TAL, T, Frankie, SLAM, and the finally the Freak.  He rarely matches his clothes which adds to the oddity of his character.  He may be wearing a black fur with red shorts, or plaid pants with an off-color V-neck.  It doesn’t make sense nor should it.  He is more cartoon character than real human.  Most stories start with, “hey remember that time he did this or did that”.  You all laugh and the new guy says “No Fucking Way.”  You chuckle, shake your head and walk away, he doesn’t know any better.  Recently the Freak added small but new accolades to his growing resume of I can’t believe he is doing that tasks.  He was in an independent short  film, is a professional boxer (March 24th), had a beer named after his alter ego ” The Selfie King of Delaware”,  and now has made it to competitive eater.  The Freak will be participating in Wing Bowl on February 2nd. Continue reading “Frankie “THE FREAK” Paul”

Eagles vs. Giants

Well here we are once again feeling the pain of being an Eagles fan.  There have been videos and testimonials from fans on how we are cursed.  Yes it feels that way, especially when your MVP QB goes down on a weird knee injury.  No one thought he tore his ACL in that play.  But here we are feeling the emotional pain as Carson feels the physical pain.  The good news is that we have a backup QB that should be a starter in this league and after this late season run, he will get a new job.  The Eagles are in a good spot but it is going to take a lot of work to get what we all want and that is the elusive Super Bowl Ring.

The Eagles have a nice schedule coming up that gives Nick Foles three good warm up games before heading into the playoffs.   Don’t expect the offense to change much with the change at QB.  Will it look a little different yes because Foles isn’t going to rip of a 15 yard run or extend the play the way Carson does.  The Eagles may run a bit more this week only because the Giants can’t stop the run.  The birds will easily handle the Giants this week dropping 30 plus on them.

Nick Foles will carry this team to the Super Bowl.  On that day anything can happen.  Foles is playing to prove he is a starting QB, playing to prove he deserves a new contract, playing to get his own team.  The shame of it is that it could be the Giants that end up with him.  It’s likely that Eli is out in NY and they are going to want to get a young QB to play for them.  Foles will be a good transition QB until the rookie, who ever that may be, is ready to go in NY.

In Foles we trust.  I will publish my piece this week that was about Carson taking us to the Superbowl and beating Brady at his own game winning it late which would have been the passing of the torch from Brady to Wentz.  And no I didn’t jinx the Birds or Carson with the writing.  Well Maybe a little.  My BAD!!!!

Eagles win easily today 38 – 13.  13 is being generous.

P.S Sorry for the short right up, I was hungover and had to stop in the middle of it.  The items in my body didn’t want to be there anymore.

8 years until I retire and I still have no clue what I want to do

8 years seems like a long time but in the reality of things I know it will be here before I know it.  I am always planning for the future yet there is a burning sensation that I have no clue what I am going to do when I retire from military.  I continue to fill my toolbox with all these things that I can do yet have no clue still.  In two years I hope to have my masters completed in home land security but don’t necessarily want to work in the field.  I love cooking and would love to open something on my own but am scared to death of owning a restaurant.  I want to get a real estate license yet I am afraid that I won’t make any money and that the market could be bad.  I want to travel the world eat, drink, and have fun yet don’t know how to make money doing it.  I would love to be a  sports talk radio show host.   So the real question I guess is how do I figure out what to do, how to be happy, and make some money doing it all.

MILITARY

My military career will come to an end in just eight years.  This will be by choice, I don’t want to stay longer than I need to and I will need to give some time back to my family.  I can’t and won’t ever complain about my career because it has given my so much, my house, my education, friends, respect, and allowed me to learn so much about myself.  So some will ask why leave than, it’s because of the earlier statements plus it will just be time to go.  The last eight I consider the back-end of my career because in just six years I will begin to work on leaving the military and transition to the civilian world again.  This will be an exciting time and I truly can’t wait.

THE MASTERS

The goal for the Master’s Degree was and still is a plan B if I don’t ever find something that I love.  See, I believe that in my second career I should do something that I truly love.  If that is the case then I will be traveling the world and getting paid handsomely for it.  Most likely though this won’t be the case and I will need to make sure that I have a fall back plan, the degree.  I guess folks will question me on why I am  spending all this time getting the Masters and not use it.  Good question, I really don’t have a great answer for you.  I want my daughters to see that it can be done, I want to be the only person in my family to have accomplished it, I really in enjoy the material, and I want the back up plan.   Thats really the jist of it.

COOKING

Cooking is my happy place in life.  When ever I am stressed I enjoy getting into the kitchen and experimenting with a new recipe or just throwing things together.  When I am in the kitchen everything just goes away and I can focus on the food.  I am by no means a master chef, but I do pretty good in the kitchen.  I believe food brings people together and cooking a meal that everyone loves is very gratifying.  I am happy when everyone else is happy and great food has that effect.  I also enjoy when that food comes together with great conversation.  My favorite holiday is thanksgiving because I get to make the majority of the meal, and once everyone is done they sit and talk at the table.  It’s that moment that I enjoy the most.  am I able to turn this into a career, who the hell knows.  I am scared to death of opening a place of my own, plus I enjoy the experience not everything else that goes with owning a place.  I think that having to manage, and schedule, and all those other aspects will take away from the romance of the experience.

REAL ESTATE

Getting my real estate license is the least likely avenue that I will take.  I think that I like the idea of being a real estate agent more than anything.  Being out of the office, helping people find their forever home.  Again I think I like the idea of this,  my fear would be that I would suck at this and make zero money or the market crashes right as I get my license.  I don’t think I could take putting in all that effort and time just to have something fall through at the last minute and lose out on the commission.  The fantasy in my head is that I sell great big houses and make tons of money doing it.  The reality is that I probably wouldn’t make that much money and end up in an office somewhere doing data analysis for the Department of Homeland Security.

SPORTS RADIO

Sports talk radio show.  I would love to sit and talk sports all day everyday.  If I had it my way I would be on the air talking Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers each day.  Years ago I though about going to the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and trying to break in to radio that way.  I got scared off and chose a different path.  Once again unable to pull the trigger.  My show would consist of myself and my BFF talking and going back and forth on various topics.  This may be something that I pursue yet but fear it would be too hard to get exactly what I want.  I fear that I would be sitting and playing the same new dumb ass song over and over again until I am forced to beat the hell  out of myself.

WORLD TRAVELER

My pipe dream, my coup de gras would be traveling the world enjoying various ethnic foods and cultures with great friends.  I would do all the things I love, met great people, and sit in the morning having coffee and talking about my adventures.  This is the one I get lost in, the one I know is the furthest from the truth of my life.  I would have a couple of friends to travel with me, hell we may even have a you tube channel just to document our adventures.  Honestly I just want to travel and share my experiences and yes get paid for doing it.  This would be my true happy place, my true career.  Truth of the matter is that I have no idea how to do this, and it is so different from the structured life I have always lived.  I know where to be and when to be.  I hate being late, I hate not knowing.  I love the idea of not having to watch a clock but after 17 years in the military I don’t know any other way.  When I go on vacation, like the Dublin trip from last year I was more than happy having a loose schedule and not having to follow a clock.  It was nice to just get lost in the day.  My fear is that this is a dream and a dream only and that in 10 years I will be sitting in a cubicle answering to a kid half my age on why the hell I am staring at a photo Australia.  Fuck you Steve it’s my dream, I quit.

Just like that I have already quit a job I don’t have because I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.  I look forward to the journey and trying to change my ways so that I can eventually do what I love.  Will I ever get there, who knows.  Will I ever met the right people along the way, again who knows.  My life path is unpredictable I only hope that when I come to the cross-road I will have it in my to make the tough choice not the safe choice.  8 more years until I retire, and I have no clue what I want to do.