Category: Relax it’s Sunday

Eagles vs. Giants 

Last week we got the winning score right just the wrong team.   Some will argue this week that the birds are getting into a trap game but that isn’t the case.   The Eagles will handle the Giants easily today.  The Giants can’t stop the run or the rush.  Expect Barnett to get another sack today and hopefully we see a lot of Blount today.  I think we will see  Cory Clement should get a few touches also.  Today’s score 30-10.   Go Birds.  

Relax It’s Sunday

Coming to you guys a bit late this Sunday because my body is still adjusting to post vacation life.  Being away from home for two weeks means that there is a lot to do around the house, so that’s what we did.  I am now sitting here trying to put something together to reflect on the awesome week that we had.

Sunday Funday at the Starboard lasted about 4 hours for me until I blacked out and had to go home.  That was at about 3 in the afternoon.  I have to thank the Selfie king for that one, he hooked us up with drinks.  They went down real well.  I am pretty sure I saw Elvis.  We ate and drank until I literally couldn’t stand anymore.  I am pretty sure that I saw some other people I know there but can’t recall.

The rest of the week I had to try to work while the wife and kids hung out on the beach.  At night we did plenty from going to Fun Land in Rehoboth, to Papa Grandes, or just hanging on the porch and enjoying each other’s company.   We also sat one night and ate at Jimmys Grill who has one of the best outdoor eating areas around.  The chicken is really good also.

Friday came to fast and we decided to start packing up most everything and preparing to head out early on Saturday.  The plan was great until we began drinking.  It kinda went to shit after that.  The wife invited an old high school buddy over who turned out to be pretty awesome.  We spent the night talking and making each other laugh, well it was more like I was hosting a comedic show with a limited audience.  I was just happy everyone was cool and we could all just have a good time.

Sadly Saturday was the day to leave.  We all said our goodbyes to the beach house and IMG_2986headed off into the rain.  The traffic was light and we got home pretty quickly.  There is nothing like coming home after being away for a bit.  The cat was happy to see us and we off loaded everything pretty quickly.   Once done we began to decompress, and when I say decompress I mean sit on the couch.  I had a football draft to attend for the team I help coach so my nap was to come later.  The wife on the other hand got some well deserved rest.

The wife has already booked the beach house again for next year.  We are excited to start making this a family tradition.  The girls had a great time and we made more memories than we can count.  We were able to make some Long Live Dewey and the good times that have been had there.

Relax It’s Sunday

Week 1 of the family vacation has come to an end.  This week was loaded with surprises.  We met some amazing people and have had nothing but fun.  According to the wife we are in our happy place and I couldn’t agree more.  From day one we have enjoyed every minute of it and the pace has been nice and slow.  I already feel like I have been here for a month and I can’t wait to do this again next year.

We got down here last Saturday with a crappy down pour and a ton of traffic.  Not the start we were looking for.  We did however get to the house around three unpacked and got settled in.  The cottage is small but feels like the perfect size.  We found it on Home Away last year ( Thanks Paula for opening your home to people).  The best part is that it is less than two houses off the beach, and just two houses down from where I proposed to the wife in nearly 12 years ago.

Sunday the wifes grandparents came down.  They rented places in Dewey for more than IMG_2919.JPG30 years.  A few years ago it got to be a bit to much for their advancing age and ended the tradition.  My wife was hell bent on starting that back up and this is the first year we were able to do it.  So we invited them down for a few days so they could enjoy it with us.  It was perfect and we all had the time of our lives.

The Neighbors have a 6 year old that has been playing wonderfully with the kids and almost eliminated any boredom for the children.  This is huge because as you all know kids can get bored at the greatest places ever.  We hate to see them go on Sunday.

Most days have been spent on the beach but there were two nights where we changed up things a bit.  On Thursday night we took a Sunset cruise on a friends boat to Paradise Grill in Long Neck.  We took the boat from Dewey over to Paradise docked up and had a great night.  We came back home around midnight with the kids fast asleep on the boat.  They have been worn out every night this week.

Friday night we went out on to the beach around 830 pm and had ourselves a bonfire.  If you have never experienced a fire on the beach at night there is nothing like it.  The neighbors came down with their kid and their friends kids  and we all had s’mores and just relaxed.  They left a little early so it was just the family sitting there and enjoying the night.  This was probably one of the most relaxing things I have ever done.  We just sat and talked about the week we already had and then we just watched the girls play.  I don’t even think they know the memories they are making.  The wife and I remind each other all the time on how precious these moments are.


Getting the permit for the fire was easy two just go down to the Dewey Beach Town Hall fill out a piece of paper and put down the deposit of $150 bucks.  If you don’t leave a mess than you will get a $100 back.

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I love Dewey and can’t wait to see what happens during week two.  I highly suggest anyone just to come expereince it for a weekend.  You won’t be dissapointed.

 

Relax It’s Sunday

Well it was a another great week and we had some good times.  I don’t normally like to rush time but this week we leave for a two-week vaca to Dewey Beach.  If you know me at all you know I love the beach.  The biggest part of this week was that I had the fortune to take a three-day trip to Niantic, Connecticut this week also.  This is a great little bay town with good food and great people.

The week moved slow in the beginning but has quickly picked up speed as we get closer to our family vacation in Dewey Beach, Delaware.  If you have never been there it is one of the best social beach areas on the east coast.  If you love the beach night life this is the place to go.  There are multiple places to go to have a great time such as  The StarboardBottle and CorkDewey Beer Co. , and the Light House  just name a few.  You will find me at almost every one of those over the next two weeks.  Especially the Starboard on Sunday for Bloody Mary’s.  You if happen to find us down there stop for a drink and a story.

My Three day trip to Niantic was awesome.  There are a few establishments in both Niantic and New London that are fun and have good eats and drinks.  I would start off byIMG_2831 trying The Black Sheep Public House for a drink, a conversation, and some good eats.  After you stop there head out and just enjoy walking around town and getting to know people.  When we stopped in at the Black Shdep we got to talking to bartender and found out that she attended the University Delaware.  I have partied in that town a million times.  The planet is really small when you just stop and talk to people.  While we are hanging out down in Dewey the wife and I get to plan our long weekend in Hollywood Florida in August.  I can’t wait.

If you can find me stop and grab a selfie and tell us your story.  We love meeting new people and having a good time.

Life is short stop worrying about tomorrow – Thee Time Traveler.

Relax It’s Sunday

Who had a great week this week, THIS GUY!!!  It is hard for me to complain about any week that I have.  It’s not that I am doing anything crazy I, believe that I really only hold onto the positives and ignore the negatives of things that happen.  The work week was short coming off of the holiday weekend that also was excellent.  Tuesday Night we sat and watch fire works from DP’s backyard.  We cooked out and relaxed and enjoyed the night.  Middletown put on a great fire works display.  The three days of work went quickly and rolled right into another great Saturday.

Saturday brought us another great day on the beach where we hung out with some great people and even got to meet some new ones.  It is great to go to the drive on beach and fish, drink, and cookout.  The kids all get together and dig for sand crabs, catch jelly fish, and just have a blast.  My youngest couldn’t stop singing Moana Songs and playing in the waves.

The group was close to 25 deep not inlcuding the kids.  There was cornhole, fishing, laughs, good times, and everything else that comes with a day on the beach.  I was throwing down some Cage Radler Victory Beers that just made everything better.  The best is that we all agree to do so many things with each other that we know only about 2% of it will happen.  You know we agree to by boats, and beach houses, and party like this all the time.

The best is when it’s time to pack up.  Oh the fight that this has become.  The kids and the wife never want to leave.  Deep down neither do I, problem is that I know I have to drive home.  F me right.  So there I am the bad guy for having to pack up and make us go.  Trust me my inner child crying an ocean of tears.  Once off the beach it was time to hit up WAWA grabs drinks and sandwiches for the long haul home.  I weep the whole way back.  Once home it is tubbies for everyone, one last drink on the deck, and night night time.

Sunday we went to Cantwells Tavern for brunch.  The is a great place within a historic town.  The brunch is awesome there and the Bloody Mary Bar is excellent.  Following that it is off to the community pool for sun and fun.  I would much rather be a the beach though.

I am convinced now that I want to get a place at the beach.  Nothing to extravagant just somewhere that I can lay my head down and the kids will have fun hanging out with other kids.  I hate having to drive back an hour from the beach.  Hour down and an hour back kinda sucks.  I think we will start looking this fall for something in the future.  If anyone has any recommendations let me know.

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See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler

Relax It’s Sunday

Another Great week down.  I had a good time at work this past week, enjoyed meeting some new people, headed out to the beach, and will be going to a brunch today to round out was has been a good week.  The only downfall of this week is that there are so many things and places I want to be that I get mad when I can’t make them all.  I missed the Ales vs. Lagers at Brick Works in Smyrna DeShoot out for Soldiers in Philadelphia, and couldn’t decide which group to hang out with on the beach.  I know tough right.  We decided to hang out with a new group because we love meeting new people.  The wife had a trip to Detroit that was cancelled due to multiple planes having mechanical issues and it was probably good that she never got on one.

After the wifes Detroit trip got cancelled she was able to attend her work BBQ where IMG_3697they had some awesome food including crabs from BNB Seafood that were delicous.  This week I also had a work BBQ but didn’t get to enjoy the same level off food.  We stayed traditional with just burgers and dogs.  I love getting together with co-workers even though if half of us a faking the enjoyment of each others company.  Stop you know it’s true everyone talks about how good it is to see everyone, then you split into your groups of people you actually like, then you talk shit on each other, then someone says when the hell are we getting out of here, then at the end you hug everyone and talk about how good it was to see them again.  I don’t care I enjoy hanging out and having a good time, plus I actually like everyone there.

We rounded out the week by heading to our safe place, the Beach.  We enjoyed hanging IMG_3714our with a different crowd, meeting some new people, seeing some people that we haven’t seen in a while, and just had a great time.  I drank some awesome beers  and the wife tried to reacreate the drink she had a Chesapeake Inn the last week.  It was good but not the same.  I knew I was settled in for the day once the fishing pole was in the water, kids in the sand, and the music rocking out.  We left the house around 645 in the morning to beat any traffic that might develope along the way.  This was a good strategy becuase we got there around 8 am.  We spent the day talking to as many people as we could, drank some good drinks, and cemented some new friendships.

Today we are heading down to Grain H2O to enjoy some brunch.  I stopped there the other day after to check it out and ran in to two people I didn’t think would be there.  I sat down next to an empty plate when I found the my buddy was there doing some work for the company he owns.  As we sat there and talked about the upcoming weekend I ran into a coworker who has a greater passions for beer than myself.  Chance meetings are always cool.  He was there with a buddy just enjoying a good afternoon sitting on the deck overlooking the marina.  If you get a chance try Cucumber Crush by 10 Barrel.   If you catch us out there stop by and chat for a bit.  We love company.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July Weekend – Enjoy some freedom, fire works, and fun.

 

 

Relax It’s Sunday

Wow what a good week.  I have an unhealthy love for the summer time.  21 June marked the official beginning of summer and the unofficial beginning of good times.  We ensured that we started the weekend a little early, like Thursday night.  DP and his family came by the house, we had a great night out Friday night with an unexpected couple, met a cool Uber driver, and went to a birthday party on Saturday were I agreed to by my kid a four-wheeler.  I don’t know what I was thinking on that last part.  Nothing really notable for the work week do it being pretty quiet.

Thursday was an unexpected night were DP and the family stopped by.  DP brought over some Kona Beer’s and a sixer of Troegs Sunshine Pils.  We sat in the garage and BS’d for a while.  It’s always nice to just sit and enjoy the night with family.  We talked about the everything from highschool, to getting old.  It’s funny to look back and realize how long we have known each other.  We also confirmed out future plans of learning to play the bag pipes, getting motorcycle licenses, and we are going to fly single engine planes.  We have strong ambitions to become the most interesting people ever.

Friday night we went out to Chesapeake Inn and had a blast with a couple we don’t usually hang out with.  That of course will now change considering the amount of fun we had, it’s nice to form new friendships.  The night was filled with laughs, dancing, drinking, and just a flat out awesome time.  I did manage to time travel a bit, but did wake up in my bed.  I also had mystery vomit that took a couple of hours to locate.  It went undetected so long that I thought I made it up in my head.  My 8-year-old was the lucky winner to find it.

After brushing of the cob webs and throwing down a bloody mary, Saturday was off to a hot start.   We went over to a friend’s house who was having a birthday party for there six year old.  This was perfect because we could take the kids over and let them get wore out playing and going down the giant inflatable water slide.  Saturday turned into the day that I agreed to purchase a lot of things.  First I believe that I am going into business of renting our giant inflatable slides, and I am buying a four-wheeler for my 8-year-old.  This caused my wife to give me one of those looks.  Yeah that look that you’re doing right now, don’t judge me it sounded good when I agree to it.

Sunday is clean up day.  I decided to stay home and do some cleaning while the wife is heading out to Chesapeake Inn for a Ladies day brunch thingy.  I really didn’t know what else to call it but it’s brunch and Mimosa’s so she should have a good time.  Later today we have a meeting for Little Pro Football as DP, Adam, and myself get ready to start another season of coaching the kids.  For DP and myself we are heading into our third season now and we hope to be the favorites this year.  It is exciting watching these kids grow.  My fall should be jam-packed with football and Rylee wants to play soccer again.

All in all another great week down and some more memories created.  New friendships cemented and old ones just continue to grow.  Summer time is off and running and we going to spend it chasing good times.  Take today to sit back and reflect on a great week that was.

See You in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.

 

Relax it’s Sunday

It’s a special Sunday today because it’s Fathers Day.  So sit back have some beer, tell some dad jokes, and enjoy a great day.  Hopefully the weather is great wherever you are and you can do some awesome stuff.  I am back from being off the grid for two weeks and ready to get back to work.  I enjoyed a good two weeks doing some dude type stuff and being around some really good guys.  Like Vegas thought these stories will stay where we left them.

Today I am heading over to my buddy Sean’s to enjoy some sweet family time and some awesome food.  Sean is notorious for his meat, once it’s in your mouth it’s all over.  I am preparing my body now for the potential food coma that is coming.  The night will surely end with great food, kids playing in the yard, and the adults sitting by the fire and telling awesome stories.  I can’t wait.

Going to Sean’s place is great because I missed my families reunion on Saturday.  It sucks but it was late by the time I got home and I really just wanted to be with the girls.  My oldest had a huge dance recital that I missed and I wanted to hear all about it.  Super proud of her, she is growing up way to fast.  My youngest didn’t skip a beat, she kissed me and then pushed me aside so she could finish coloring and making up an imaginary story in her head.  So cute.  Love these girls.

The wife and I sat outback and enjoyed an awesome night having a few drinks and catching up things that I missed over the last two weeks.  The girls stayed inside and played while we enjoyed each others company.  While sitting out back we talked about more things than I can remember at this point.  It was a perfect night.

I can’t wait to see what the day brings and the stories that we will talk about.  I can’t wait for the stories to send me back in time and remember moments that we tend to forget.   Take some time to sit with your family and enjoy the day.  For the Dads out there do what you like it’s your day.

Happy Fathers Day to All.

See you in the Future – Thee Time Traveler.

Relax It’s Sunday

Still off the grid but having some what of a good week.  What I will tell you is that timing is a funny thing and that Murphy’s Law will get you in the end.  The night before I left the house my washing machine nearly exploded.  My cat decided that it was going to sneak out of the house when no one was looking and spent the day outside.  I am not close enough that I can just run right home and fix these things so my wife reminds how much she hates it when I have to go away.  It’s a slightly short trip but when issues happen it adds compound interest onto the problems.  Surely something else will go bad.

So my wife had to deal with Samsung on the phone about our washer, which is five years old and was purchased at a company that has gone out of business.   F$%& You HH GREGG!  So in the end she took to social media to get recommendations on a handy man when she came across Ventura Maintenance Company.  He was able to stop by the house and notify my wife that the washer is screwed.  Depressing right, but she also went on to say how helpful he was and how professional he was.  I later contacted him to thank him and once again a super awesome guy and very humble.  If you have appliance repairs and you live in the Middletown Delaware area please get a hold of Scott Ventura of Ventura Maintenance.

My wife went about her work day the same as usual.  She rose from her slumber, angry that she has to wake up, and started getting herself ready for work.  This usually consists of going down stairs getting a glass of OJ and letting out the dog.  She then will drop some food in the tiny feeding troughs for the animals and back upstairs she goes.  Once she starts prepping herself for the day she gets the girls ready with the assistance of my 8 year old.  At some point the ninja cat decided it would be a great idea to sneak past her when she either let the dog out or back in.  Her routine is the same almost each morning and she left the house like normal.

When she arrived home after picking up the girls from school she wasn’t greeted by the hungry little feline.  This little asshole only likes us when she wants something.  immediately my wife goes into a panic.  She calls me to let me know that the cat is missing.   This cat was a gift to my daughters for christmas.  So she goes outside and shakes some food to see if she will come running.  Nope nothing.  I believe my dog was smiling at this point.  Just as she was about to give up the little hunger monster came up the steps and of course acted like nothing was wrong.  I think she should have to explain herself.

Well I hope everyone enjoys a nice relaxing Sunday and gets to spend some time with their families and enjoy life.   Hug your kids a little extra this week, without giving out a lot of detail you will just have to trust me that sometimes life isn’t fair and you should appreciate the good times when you have them.  Jeff I am so sorry for your lose.

Relax It’s Sunday.

Relax It’s Sunday

Yeah being off the grid doesn’t help me with getting my posts out in time.  So we are a day late but not a dollar short.  I wanted to get this one out because I really liked this week especially one main event.  There are moments when you do things and instantly you know that it is one of those moments that you will never forget.  You know that one day a familiar smell, sound, or event will transport you through time right back to that moment.  For my wife I believe she had one of those moments.  

My wife recently scored 4 tickets to a Phillies game, yeah those Phillies.  It was a game against the San Fransico Giants on 2 June 2017.  She decided she wanted to take her 88 Year old Grandfather.  Great idea I thought, even better I told her she should take her father and brother as well.  The 4 of them could all head up and enjoy a night game.  She agreed and off she went to make some phone calls to make sure it was a go for all of them.  Without hesitation they were all in.  This was going to be a good night.

FullSizeRender (8)My father in law and brother in-law aren’t the biggest of baseball fans, but they are always down for a good time.  Plus neither one could probably recall the last time they went to a baseball game with POPS.  Pops on the other hand I am sure was very excited and rightfully so.  This was a man of many talents and one of the most interesting people I have ever met.

Pops once played ball for the Giants back in the 40’s.  He was in the minor league system and has the fondest of memories of those days.  He has a life long passion for the game and played softball until his early 80’s.  Hell I just hope I make it to 80 this man was still hitting softballs and enjoying the game as if he were still a kid.  

The greatest quality of the man is his child like laughter.  Pops always has a joke, normally dirty.  He lights up any room he is in and has more stories than Hemingway.  He has passion for life and it shows when ever he is around.  Many years ago he even got the chance to be an extra in a movie  “The Big Leaguer,” He still talks about it to this day.  

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Bubba, Pops’s nickname, tells stories with such excitement and detail even to this day that when he begins to talk the room slows down.  When he gets going you can look around the room and all eyes are on him.  The best is when he chuckles, head back, hands on his belly just laughing away.  

He was this excitement that my wife so enjoyed at the ball game.  That moment that now is forever trapped in time.  There is no way any of them forget about 2 June sitting in the Hall of Fame club talking about great times and enjoying a ball game.  The weather was in the mid 70’s with little to no wind perfect for a baseball game in early June.  The best IMG_3488part she said was when her father and brother got up to check out things and her and Pops just sat there and talked.  She sat and hung onto every word just amazed that this man had so much to talk about.  The man could fill a book with his stories.  

Baseball may be fading as Americas pastime but it lives everyday in Pops.  The game brought him many memories that he now shares with us.  From the time he played in the Giants organization, to the time he played in the Army.  He was offered to try out for the Indians as well.  The only issues is that in those times the game didn’t pay much.  My wife’s family can thank everyday that it didn’t becuase his path may  have been different if it did.  I know for myself I am blessed to have such a great story-teller in my life.  He also reminds me that it doesn’t matter how old you are when a good time presents itself grab onto it.  

Share the stories of your life, share the moments that make you happy.  If I have learned anything over the years is that people love living in the moment of a good story.  Having the ability to make someone smile of the most basic of tales is something special to see.  Pops is a grand master at this.  The years have made one of the great narrator of life.  There are moments when you fell like you are on the field with him, or in the scene of that movie, or playing ball overseas.  The man himself isn’t large in stature but his personality is bigger than life.  This is what my wife will hold onto that moment looking out of the field and just taking in how great things truly can be.  I could almost imagine all four of them sitting there and at the same time in total silence they all smiled knowing that this day will never be forgotten.