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   WARNING - THIS EVERYDAY BLOG USES STORIES AND LANGUAGE THAT WILL OFFEND SOME ONE..............SOMETIMES.

                                                THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF A CLUB OWNER , FATHER , & A GUY.

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     I continued the philosophy work hard  , treat everyone with respect , and have fun !! Help promote the BANDS as much as possible and these are my basic ingredients to run a small dive bar that's been around a long time.

Work hard :

     Wheels ( my wife ) gets upset at me. She accuses me of one thing , " you only care about THE NAIL".  She is right.  If parties come around or social gatherings , I always say lets go and at the last second, I would  have to work on bands , websites , or ideas. She would get upset and I would eventually go out , but I must drive her insane.  I have a sleep disorder. It's called sleep apnea. I sleep no more than 3 hours in a row. I use it to my advantage. When I get up in the middle of the night I would start working on NAIL promotions , websites , and business. I eat, sleep, and think THE NAIL. If I had to guess why I am so passionate about being a semi " successful " club.  It's probably because certain people were against us. They said it was a foolish idea and a saturated business. We would be throwing money away. I had to prove them wrong , not for their opinions , but for myself. One person does stick out .........Wheels and I were over a " friend's " house.  We'll call him " J ".   Having a couple of beers with some " friends ", we decided to tell everyone we bought The Nail.  J's brother-in-law, " T " , said " it is the worst business to get in and you will fail eventually" ( and this was a person that was successful and I respected back than). I will never ever ever forget that. Here we were ....proud owners of an established 60 year old nightclub that Wheels and I have been patronizing for 2 decades and now told we had no chance of making it.....not even a fake congratulations. He was the first of several to try to shoot our hopes down.  Every time someone projects negativity towards our bar..........I WORK EVEN HARDER THAN BEFORE................... RUDY of Notre Dame would shit his pants. We bought the club in January of 1997 and as of today , we have the longest tenure of ownership of any owner dating back to its opening day as " Humps Bar " in 1948. This is a huge monumental enormous gigantic accomplishment since all employees bailed on us eventually when times got tough. My claim to Un-fame......" In our first 2 years of ownership , we lost enough money to buy a house in Havertown." I had 4 jobs and Wheels had 3 to keep The Nail afloat. Our so called friends/employees did not know this. Wheels and I struggled for over 2 years working 60-65 hour work weeks while they got paid and our bills piled up like a mountain........you try it and see how long you last. We did it because we believed in the bar and ourselves. Yes we lost friends but true friends and family stuck with us. Little did we know the previous owner Mitch had Daddy buy him the bar as a college gift.  So the books looked outstanding without a MORTGAGE. We found out his numbers were all to be lies at the settlement table.  My famous antennas told me many times something was wrong , but we ended up driving the hard road. The quick story of the last owner and how we purchased The Nail. Wheels and I are sitting next to him at the bar one night. I say , " Hey Mitch , if you ever want to sell The Nail , Wheels and I would be interested. " He replies , " No , no , no , no , no I would never sell it. " He gets up and walks towards the front door. About midway he stops and comes right back to us and says , " Are you serious ? , we can meet tomorrow at Villanova Diner if you want ? "  Holy shit did my antennas go up , but they were so clouded by my overwhelming feeling that I could own the infamous Nail one day.  Anyway , back to the main story of employees and bailing friends. One old school employee left us because he wanted to get " out of the  business ". The next week he got a job at a another bar as a bartender......not so old school there.  These were the high hurdles Wheels and I had to endure.....day in and day out........by ourselves.   It was time to rebuild.

Treating people with respect :

     Its simple, treat people with some dignity , make some humor about myself ( usually about my penis size or sex life) and remove all angry people.........everybody should be treated the same. Saying jokes about myself makes people feel a little better about themselves and they say " you know what , I am not the only one that has money , health , or relationship problems.

Removing angry people:

      Major priority here......nothing worse than sitting next to a drunken idiot proclaiming all life's answers while he works at Burger King deep frying onion rings. A Havertown policeman once quoted to me...." we never get any calls at The Rusty Nail ".  I wonder how many bars can say that ?  It seems every weekend there are fights or altercations at other clubs.  This is our home and that's how we treat people. OUR ONE RULE , " GET IN A FIGHT......DONE FOR LIFE. "

Bands:

      When we started, I asked what can we do for the bands " promotionally " wise ?   The same old answer ," we did it all and nothing will help".  At the time, we were in 11 newspapers and had one generic monthly calendar.  So , one weekend, Wheels and I went up to our mountain house ( that we built with our own hands ) with "phonebooks" from all over the counties. We made a list of all the newspapers and internet companies.  I continue to make the list grow.  Now, we are in 56 newspapers and affiliates.........radio promos..........our websites (www.thenail1.com., Facebook/rustynail together average over 1500 " hits " a day....that's  unbelievable for such a small nightclub).......monthly calendars on time.......new illuminated outdoor sign............35 internet companies ...........mailing list............our own radio show ,  and it goes on. We have quadrupled the band intake. We let bands network with each other by having up to 4 bands or more on the weekends. I remember a phone call I took in 1999.  The person said, " we played THE NAIL a couple a months ago, we brought alot of people, had fun , and would like another gig ".  I said to him, " you mean no one has called you since than ? "  Right there and than I took over the booking. I call all bands every Monday ( or Tuesday sometimes ) before and after they play here ( no other owner does this).   Treat bands with respect...they are the backbone of THE NAIL They are the ones working hard to bring people in, practicing, promoting ,and such....so, why the hell wouldn't I help them?  I refuse to be the owner that's all drunk behind the bar with a disgusted face saying " they did not bring a 100 people....... they're done".  I give out my home phone number (no other owner does this) to prevent frustrating phone tag and usually have 15-20 minute conversations with each individual band on the first phone call (no other owner does this) . I know if I was in a band, I would like a direct link to the owner and have a respectable conversation. I put myself in the shoes of the band and tell them how much we appreciate them.  We lend out our PA system to bands playing  "other " clubs for FREE ( what the hell other owner does this ? ). Several times with my van and easy pass (no other owner does this). We throw a huge "Wheelstock " party at our private vacation home that Wheels and I built ( 4 years to build ).........for 13 years it was completely free .... it was $20 for the last two years..... 330 people showed up last year ( damn hurricane ).....400 the year before ! Once again, a 4 day party and the NAIL supplies breakfast , lunch , dinner , beer , liquor , bands , and showers for everyone for 4 days ( show me one fucking owner that does this ??!!  Throws a party for 400 people for 4 days for FREE ??!! ). We ended it in 2006 because of the incredible amount of time , effort , wear & tear on our home , & neighbors being super pissed at us.

     Our website is updated & blogged everyday under the " HISTORY " link , not one day ever missed....this includes weekends, holidays , and vacations. I talk about my life as if it were a soap opera (no other owner does this)........and in this business it usually is......mostly for entertainment though (doing this since day one of the takeover ) ( no other club owner does this ).   I could go on and on and on.......no one comes close. I do all this because we do not have the luxury of the " walk in " crowd.  We need the bands to work a little harder for us .....that's why I work 10 times harder than any other club owner.

     We have our own radio show since 2005.  All bands get plugs on our radio show. All bands do live interviews to promote ALL their shows and express their music and songs. What the hell other owners help promote other clubs ?  Everyone helps a little......we help more. 

     We hope you join our little family.........simply known as THE NAIL

                    " LIVE AT THE NAIL "  RADIO SHOW   !!!

  We welcome these Radio Stations that promote our show

WWW.CYBERSTORMRADIO.COM    WWW.SRrocks.COM

              1370 WPAZ POTTSTOWN   WWW.RADIOFREEWORLDWIDE.COM

   HOLA 1600 am        WXVU 89.1 fm        KUR    88.3 fm

  WEXP 530 am         WWUV   90.7 fm     WVUM 90.1 fm       KUR    1670  am

  WWXU  91.1 fm      WWCY 89.5 fm       WIN 88.9 fm ( WIN 89 )

  WWEC  88.1 fm        WWNW  88.9 fm    WVUD  91.3 fm     Berks Cable ( Ch 24 )

  WPKN  89.5 fm        WPKM  88.7 fm      WDWN 89.1 fm      Hometown Utilicom ( Ch 41 )

  WPTC   88.1 fm        WCUC   91.7 fm      WSRN  91.5 fm      

  WDCV  88.3 fm        WXLV    90.3 fm     WRRG  88.9 fm      930 AM (The Cockroach)

  WRHS   89.7 fm        WVUD   91.3 fm     WIXQ 91.7 FM       WIXQ.COM             

BLACK CIRCUS RADIO ( DEAD CELL RECORDS )

 SHORTCAST.COM      WSJR  ( INTERNET )    WYBF  89.1 FM

  http://www.advancedrf.net

  WWW.THENAIL1.COM ( click on " radio show " on the left index on our home page. LISTEN AT ANYTIME )

 

                        WEBCASTED BY REAL AUDIO    

  ** Do you have a contact with a college, internet or commercial radio station ?  Any help to air our FREE show would be greatly appreciated.  We are here to help the local bands of our communities.  Our format is simple. We interview bands. The bands express their opinions and songs through their music.......with alittle fun too. **  This would increase our relationship with your band and The Nail nightclub.**

             PERFORMED LIVE EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT AT 6 PM

                                     ** ALL BANDS GET PROMOTED **

                  ALL BANDS GET LIVE INTERVIEWS , CD EXPOSURE , ETC..  **

                                              NO OTHER CLUB DOES THIS !! 

   We made our point ............work hard , respect , and promote.  All businesses.....whether in a band or selling corn on the cob ........ should have this mentality and attitude.

                                              ***  BOOKING CONTACT AT  mailto:thenail1@comcast.net   ***

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       SATURDAY        12 - 30 - 17

   HAD TO DO A LITTLE JOKE.............

    I ERASED THE BLOGS SINCE DECEMBER 2ND. I DO THIS ON OCCASION SO SCROLLING CAN BE MINIMAL. ALSO , I COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHY I WRITE AND SEE SINGLE SPACING IN THE PARAGRAPHS BUT WHEN VIEWING ON THE WEBSITE IT IS QUADRUPLED SPACED. SO , I STARTED FRESH.

   I DO SAVE ALL MY WRITINGS TO FOLDERS SO MY KIDS CAN SEE HOW MUCH OF AN ASS I WAS. I ASK THEM PERIODICALLY ," WHEN I DIE , I LIKE MY WHOLE FAMILY TO READ MY BLOGS IN CHURCH AND AT THE LUNCHEON. "  THAT BE PRETTY DAMN FUNNY HEARING MY KIDS , WHEELS , BROTHERS , AND COUSINS READING SOME OF MY MANY FUNNY STORIES. MOVIE DEAL ?

   ANOTHER STRONG PUSH FOR PHASE 5 AKA ELDEST BEDROOM.   GETTING IN AT 2:15AM LAST NIGHT AND GOING TO BED AT 4AM WAS NOT A SMART THING TO DO. I WAS IN 1ST GEAR ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

   " CUTTING IN " IS PROBABLY WHAT I HATE THE MOST WHEN PAINTING. I AM FAT AND SITTING , KNEELING , STANDING , AND BEING BENT OVER JUST BLOWS. THIS BEDROOM HAS ALOT OF CORNERS , CLOSETS , AND SLANTED CEILINGS. I ALWAYS PAINT 2 COATS. I SO WANT TO DO JUST ONE COAT BUT AFTER 30 SECONDS I ALWAYS DO THE 2ND COAT.

   WE ALSO HAVE BEEN DOING EXTRA THINGS BESIDES JUST PAINTING. WHEELS CLEANS EVERYTHING I TAKE DOWN......CEILING FAN , BLADES , BULBS , SHADES , WINDOWS , A/C VENTS...........EVERYTHING.

   WHEN I GOT UP THIS MORNING I TURNED ON THE FIRE PLACE. GOD THIS THING IS THE BEST. I HOPE OUR GAS BILL DOESN'T TRIPLE BECAUSE THIS THING IS KICK ASS. WE HAD IT ON UNTIL 6PM. FOR 14 YEARS ARE MAIN ROOM WAS LIKE ICE. NOW..........TOASTY.

   I AM STILL FIDDLING AROUND WITH THE HEAT FROM THE FIRE PLACE. THE TV IS RIGHT ABOVE IT SO WE RAISED IT 6 INCHES. I USED A BLACK LACQUERED SHELF TO LAY OUR ELECTRONICS ON AND RAISE IT UP EVEN MORE AND CREATE A BARRIER FROM THE MANTLE HEAT. LASTLY , I PLACED A THICK COIN BOOK UNDER THE BLACK SHELF TO SEPARATE THE ELECTRONICS EVEN MORE FROM THE VERY WARM AIR RISING. LAST PHASE WILL BE A FAN NEXT TO THE FIREPLACE THAT WILL BLOW THE AIR INTO THE KITCHEN AREA. AFTER THAT I WILL FEEL PRETTY GOOD OUR ELECTRONICS WILL BE SAFE.

   UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS 50 TIMES. BY 4:40PM I FINISHED THE " CUTTING IN " ALONG WITH OTHER STUFF. I HAD MY YOUNGEST HELP ME RE-STALL AN A/C CEILING VENT AND CEILING FAN.  THE KID SAVES ME TIME AND I REALLY ENJOY HER COMPANY SO MUCH. I ADORE JUST LOOKING AT HER.  ANYWAY , MY ELDEST DID NOT LIKE THE CEILING FAN BECAUSE IT WOBBLED BIG TIME. I SECURED THE MOUNT AND RE-HUNG THE CEILING FAN. IT STILL WOBBLED A TINY LITTLE BIT. MY KID SAYS , " MAN , DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE WHOLE THING DOWN AND REMOVE THE BLADES ALL OVER ? " I RESPOND , " I THINK OF MY BROTHER WHO ALWAYS DOES THINGS THE RIGHT WAY. "  WE SPENT 10 MINUTES AND TOOK DOWN THE CEILING FAN AGAIN. I SECURED A TOP MOUNT TO THE BODY OF THE MOTOR. WE RE-HUNG IT AND THE WOBBLING WAS GONE. THIS FAN SHOOK FOR 14 YEARS. MY KID SAID ," THE FAN LOOKS SO DIFFERENT BEING ALL CLEAN AND NOT WOBBLING. "

   WHEELS ALSO HELPED WITH VACUUMING AND CLEANING THE TILT DOWN WINDOWS & FIXING A WEATHER SEAL. OF COURSE , WHEN SHE WAS STANDING ON A CHAIR TO REACH A TOP WINDOW I MASSAGED HER ASS. I SLIGHTLY PULL HER SWEAT PANTS OUT FROM BEHIND AND BARELY SEE HER BUTT. I SAY , " OH YEAH. THERE'S THE GOODS. " WHEELS REPLIES , " YEP , THERE IT IS." WE BOTH LAUGH.

   I HAVE BEEN POSTING FUNNY STORIES ON FACEBOOK. SOME OF THE PEOPLE AND FAMILY READING THEM ARE SURPRISING THE HECK OUT OF WHEELS AND I. IT MADE ME FEEL GOOD THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING AT MY STORIES AND HOW FAT I AM.

   AT THE VERY END OF THE DAY I HAD TO MAKE ONE JOKE TOWARDS MY ELDEST KID. I HAVE BEEN SENDING HER PICTURES OF UPDATES ON HER BEDROOM. BASICALLY , THE DIFFERENT PHASES OF THE WORK.  TODAY , I PAINTED ONE MESSAGE ON A WALL. THE SIGN PAINTED.......... " CANADA SUCKS ". I THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY.

   WE HAVE A NICE DINNER TOGETHER INCLUDING SHRIMP COCKTAILS FOR APPETIZERS.

   PENN STATE WINS FIESTA BOWL WHILE VILLANOVA LOSES TO BUTLER.....THEIR 1ST LOSS. SAY GOOD BYE TO THAT #1 RANKING IN THE NATION.

   WHEELS AND I TALK ABOUT MY HORRIBLE HABITS OF SLEEPING. I EVEN MENTION " MY PILLOW " MIGHT HELP. WE FIND OUT THE PILLOW COSTS ABOUT $75. SO WHEELS WENT SHOPPING AND PICKED ME UP A POSTURE PEDIC MEMORY FOAM , YOU'RE HEAD IS SO FAT , WHERE'S YOUR HAIR , WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU MAN , SUPER SOFT FIBER , PILLOW FROM TJ MAX. I AM ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO USING IT TONIGHT.

   THE PUP JUST CRACKS US UP 50 TIMES EVERY SINGLE DAY. THE DOG ALWAYS LOOKS SO GUILTY OF SOMETHING WHICH MAKES US LAUGH. IT IS SUCH A JOY TO HAVE A PET. I SAID I WAS ENVIOUS OF OUR DOG BECAUSE EVERY TIME SHE ENTERS A ROOM EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY GOES HIGH VOICED HAPPY........" HEYYYY NELLIE !!!  " AND ABOUT 30 NICKNAMES.

   WHEELS HEADS TO A FRIENDS HOUSE WHILE I DRIVE TO THE NAIL. LAST NIGHT BEING SO LATE DEFINITELY DRAINED ME.  I AM SUPPOSE TO HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY AROUND 11PM.  THIS MEANS I WILL BE AT THE NAIL LATE NIGHT AGAIN.

   OH , WRITING MY WEBSITE AT THE NAIL AROUND MIDNIGHT WHEN IT IS SLOW. I LIKE DOING THIS BECAUSE IT SAVES ABOUT 60-90 MINUTES FROM MY MORNING.

   ALSO , WOKE UP TO SNOW TODAY. LUCKILY , IT WAS LIGHT AND FLUFFY THAT IT COULD BE MOVED EASILY WITH A BROOM. WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST DID THE VEHICLES AND OUTSIDE WHILE I CONTINUED TO PAINT. I DID SHOVEL THE NAIL ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS AGAIN......IT WAS SUPER EASY.

   BIRTHDAY PARTY COMES IN AND I HANG LATE NIGHT.  I DID NOT MIND AND IT WAS NICE TO EVERYONE.

   I HEAD HOME LATE NIGHT AND CATCH WHEELS WATCHING THE END OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. IT ACTUALLY WAS PRETTY GOOD. I HAVE SOME LIBATIONS AND PRETZELS & CHEESE....DAMN THESE LATE NIGHT SNACKS.

   THE PILLOW DID NOT WORK. I WILL TRY IT AGAIN TOMORROW. I DID HAVE SOME CRAZY DREAMS ABOUT OUR BARTENDER AND ANOTHER ONE ABOUT MY YOUNGEST.

   SUNDAY        12 - 31 - 17 ( NEW YEAR'S EVE )

   THE FINAL PUSH OF PHASE 5........THIS DAMN BEDROOM.

   FINISHED ALL PAINTING AND WE EVEN VACUUMED AND SHAMPOOED THE CARPETS. THIS BEDROOM HAS NOT BEEN THIS CLEAN IN A LONG TIME. WE HUNG BLINDS AND PUSHED FURNITURE BACK INTO PLACE ALONG WITH HOOKING CABLE , PHONE , AND 6 WAY POWER STRIPS UP.  THE ROOM LOOKS REALLY GOOD.  

   LITTLE BIT COLD OUT THERE. I DECIDED TO CLOSE THE NAIL SINCE NO BANDS WERE SCHEDULED.  WE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS DAY.

   AFTER WORKING UPSTAIRS ON THE BEDROOM I TOOK A BREAK TO WATCH OR EAGLES AND LISTEN TO MERRILL REESE. I THINK I SHOULDA OF JUST KEPT WORKING. BOY , THAT WAS A TOUGH GAME TO WATCH. I KNOW THE GAME WAS MEANINGLESS BUT GEEZ. ZERO POINTS SCORED BUT OUR 2ND & 3RD STRING DEFENSIVE PLAYERS DID HOLD THE OPPONENT'S 1ST STRING OFFENSIVE PLAYERS TO JUST 6 POINTS. 

   SIXERS WITH A NICE WIN.

   FAMILY COMES OVER AND WE CHILL. I REALLY ENJOYED THE KIDS AND THE PIZZA....ALONG WITH SOME BOOZE.  SPEAKING OF PIZZA AND BOOZE. I HIT MY " HOLY SHIT YOU ARE SO F'N FAT " WEIGHT ( AGAIN ) WHICH MEANS I HAVE TO GO ON A BETTER EATING & DRINKING PLAN........LIKE THE WHOLE WORLD ON JANUARY 1ST.

   KEEP SENDING UPDATED PICTURES TO OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. SHE THANKED ME FOR THE GREAT JOB ON HOW HER ROOM CAME OUT. I ALSO ASKED HOW'S THE WEATHER IN THE COUNTRY SHE IS IN ? THE KID RESPONDED , " MINUS 20 DEGREES , MINUS 40 WITH THE WIND. "......OUCH.

    FAMILY ROLLED OUT AROUND 9PM AND I JUST DID COMPUTER STUFF FOR A LITTLE.

   YOUNGEST GOES TO A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AND RETURNS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  WHEELS HEADS TO A PARTY UNTIL 11:30PM. I WAS EXHAUSTED AND BARELY MADE IT PAST MIDNIGHT FOR THE BALL DROP.

   OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT OKAY AT BEST. 

   MONDAY        1 - 1 - 18  ( HAPPY NEW YEAR )

   THE PILLOW DOESN'T WORK. I GAVE THE NEW POSTUREPEDIC PILLOW A 3 NIGHT TRIAL AND IT FAILED. I AM A FAILURE.

   OFFERED FREE TICKETS TO SEE " ANNIE " IN CENTER CITY. HAD TO DECLINE TO 8PM START , YOUNGEST HAS SCHOOL TOMORROW , AND IT IS 3 DEGREES OUT.

   UP EARLY LIKE AN ASSHOLE AND HEADED TO THE NAIL. I WANTED TO CHECK THE HEAT AND THE SECURITY SYSTEM. I THINK THE COLD IS AFFECTING THE ALARM BUT I DID GET IT TO WORK. I CLOSED FOR TONIGHT SINCE EVERYONE AND THERE MOTHER PARTIED LAST NIGHT. BETWEEN HOLIDAYS AND ICE COLD WEATHER THE NAIL TRAIN HAS COME TO A STOP.........BLOW.

   FIREPLACE WAS CHURNING AGAIN. THIS UNIT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE. WHAT I LIKE IS THE FIREPLACE IS DUCTLESS OR NO CHIMNEY. HEAT GET BLOWN OUT AND WITH THE HELP OF OUR FAN IT WARMS THE 1ST FLOOR MAIN AREAS. MOST FIREPLACES SUCK OUT THE HEAT VIA THE FLU AND BASICALLY ARE FOR ESTHETICS.  AGAIN , BEST DECISION EVER.

   MY YOUNGEST AND I PUT OUR ELDEST BEDROOM BACK TOGETHER. MAN , WE HAVE A TON OF MATTRESSES. WE ORGANIZED AND EVERYTHING IS BACK TOGETHER.  WHEELS WASHED THE BEDDING AND HELPED MOVE SOME MORE FURNITURE. THIS ROOM IS ABOUT 98% DONE. IT REALLY CAME OUT SUPER NICE.  I TEXTED FINAL PICTURES TO MY ELDEST AND SHE LOVED IT.

   FAMILY COMES OVER FOR DINNER AND IT WAS NICE. WE WATCHED SOME GOOD COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES AND THAN TRIED TO FIGURE OUT A GAME CALLED " W T F " OR " WHAT THE FISH ". ALL OF US READ THE DIRECTIONS AND WE EVEN WATCHED A YOU-TUBE VIDEO TWICE......COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT.  WORSE CARD GAME EVER.

   I STARTED MY " TRY NOT TO EAT AND DRINK LIKE KING KONG BUNDY " DIET. I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN. I HAD NO ALCOHOL AND MADE A SMOOTHIE. I WILL CONTINUE TO TRY THE 3 B'S AND MORE. OH , THE 3 B'S ARE BEER , BRANDY , AND BREAD.  BEST 3 B'S EVER..........CRAP. 

   I KNOW WHEN I HAVE TO GO ON A BETTER MEAL PLAN. IT IS THAT MOMENT WHEN I AM BENT OVER TYING MY SNEAKERS AND I LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS.  I ACTUALLY GOT DIZZY BECAUSE THE FAT OF MY STOMACH PUSHED SO HARD AGAIN MY CHEST AND LUNGS I LOST BREATHING CAPABILITIES. SOMETIMES I HOLD MY BREATH TO TIE MY SHOES. THIS IS THE MOMENT I REALIZED ELEPHANTS HAVE A TOUGH LIFE............BLOW.  LOVE BEING FAT AND EATING WHAT I WANT.

   WHEELS AND I WIND DOWN AND WATCH 1 EPISODE OF " SHAMELESS " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD AND THE LEAD GIRL GETS NAKED.......DAMN SHE IS A PIECE OF ASS.  WE ALSO WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " VIKINGS " WHICH WAS EXCELLENT. THE STORIES ARE BASED ON TRUE EVENTS OF THE VIKINGS AND ONE LEADER CALLED " IVAR THE BONELESS "...........TOTAL PSYCHO BAD ASS SUPER GENIUS PLANNER OF BATTLES.

  OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEEP LIKE ASS. TOSSING AND TURNING ALL NIGHT.

   ON A SAD NOTE WHEELS , HER MOM , AND BROTHER VISITED A FAMILY MEMBER AT PENN UNIVERSITY. SHE REALLY TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE.

    TUESDAY      1 - 2 - 18

    UP EARLY TO GET THE FIRE PLACE ON. VERY CHILLY IN OUR MAIN ROOM AND KITCHEN AREA. NOTHING A PAIR OF SLIPPERS AND SWEAT JACKET CAN'T SOLVE BUT I HAVE BEEN GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH USING THE FIRE PLACE AND OUR MAIN THERMOSTAT TO WARM THE WHOLE HOUSE OR JUST OUR 1ST FLOOR. SO FAR IT IS WORKING VERY GOOD.

   YOUNGEST GETS UP LATE FOR SCHOOL WHICH IS KINDA NOT SURPRISING SINCE THE KID HAD A WEEK OFF AND WAS GOING TO BED LATE NIGHT. I DROVE HER TO SCHOOL AND HAD NO PROBLEM WITH IT.

    WE HAVE AT LEAST 4 MATTRESSES AND 6 BOX SPRINGS. THEY REALLY COME IN HANDY WHEN OUR KIDS HAVE SLEEPOVERS. BUT , SOME HAVE GOT TO GO.

   DID ALITTLE MORE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE PAINTED BEDROOM. MOVED SOME END TABLES INTO THE ROOM WHICH LOOK NICE.

   I PREPPED 2 MATTRESSES FOR TRASHING. THESE ARE THE HARDEST TO GET RID OF. I HAVE FOUND THAT CUTTING THEM IN HALF IS THE EASIEST WAY. UNFORTUNATELY , THE EASY PART IS SCISSORING THROUGH THE CLOTH. THE HARD PART CUTTING THE INTERTWINED METAL COILS. I PREPPED BOTH AND WILL DISPOSE OF THEM IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

  SPACKLED THE NEW SHELVES ON THE STAIR CASE AREA. WHY I DID THIS I DON'T KNOW. YOU NEVER SEE THEM , BUT I DO LIKE THE NEW LOOK OVER THE PAST LOOK.........WHICH WAS 2 X 4'S AND OPEN DRYWALL.

  CONTINUED MY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION.........MOVE FROM ELEPHANT SIZE TO HIPPO SIZE. TODAY WAS SMOOTHIES , SALAD , 1 AWESOME PORK RIB WHEELS MADE AND ONE SMALL CHICKEN CUTLET.  I ALSO HAD SOME PEANUTS AND CHEESE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. 

   TRUE STORIES POSTED ON FACEBOOK TODAY :

   For 30+ years I try to make Wheels belly laugh at least once a day. This morning I already achieved 2 crying laughs. The day is not over. 2 quick weight stories :
     1 - From my body I drop my sweat shorts in the kitchen to the floor. I show Wheels how it takes me 2 hands to pull just one leg through the shorts again. She was already laughing when my boxers hit the ground.
     2 - Wait for it. I see Wheels takes one minute to read our website. She starts roaring laughing. I say to
her , " there it is. " Here is the very short story :
I KNOW WHEN I HAVE TO GO ON A BETTER MEAL PLAN. IT IS THAT MOMENT WHEN I AM BENT OVER TYING MY SNEAKERS AND I LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS. I GOT DIZZY BECAUSE THE FAT OF MY STOMACH PUSHED SO HARD AGAINST MY CHEST AND LUNGS. I LOST BREATHING CAPABILITIES FOR ABOUT 3 SECONDS. I THOUGHT OF FOOD TO REGAIN LIFE. SOMETIMES I HOLD MY BREATH TO TIE MY SHOES.
Everyday true stories at
www.thenail1.com
(click HISTORY link)

   A VERY NICE DINNER AND CHILLING WITH WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST.

   I HEAD TO THE NAIL TO HANG FOR THE NIGHT. I PLACED BEER AND LIQUOR ORDERS. I APPROPRIATELY ORDERED  SAM ADAMS " COLD SNAP ". 

   WATCHED THE FLYERS SHIT THE BED AT HOME AGAINST THE PENGUINS. MAN, THAT WAS TOUGH TO WATCH.

   BACK HOME I CHILL WITH WHEELS. WE WATCH A VERY GOOD EPISODE OF " VIKINGS ".  NO BOOZE AND OFF TO BED. DAMN THAT IS THE HARD PART BUT I DO FEEL 10X BETTER IN THE MORNING.

   I DID NOT SLEEP SO GOOD BUT DID SLEEP WELL FROM 6AM TO 7:30AM.

    WEDNESDAY       1 - 3 - 17

   SAD START TO 2018.................  

   FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS I DO NOT GIVE A FLYING " F " ABOUT THIS SNOW STORM.....NAIL WISE THAT IS..   WHY ? BECAUSE OF COLD WEATHER AND HOLIDAYS I DO NOT HAVE A DAMN THING SCHEDULED AT THE NAIL. I ALSO HAVE A NEW ( USED ) SNOW BLOWER SO F-YOU MOTHER NATURE. I WIN ON 2 FRONTS. ( I HAVE NO LIFE )

   DISPOSING OF MATTRESSES....NOT MY FAVORITE THING TO DO.  TODAY I DID CUT IN HALF 2 MATTRESSES. I BROUGHT 2 HALVES TO THE NAIL.  THIS WAS A LONG TIME OVERDUE TO MOVE SOME MATTRESSES OUT OF OUR UPSTAIR AREA.

   WHEELS AND YOUNGEST " FACETIME" WITH OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. SEEMS THE KID TOOK A LITTLE TOO LONG OF A VACATION IN THE SNOWY PLACE. BUT I STILL THINK SHE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME.

   PRETTY PROUD OF THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM I PAINTED.  I FOUND MYSELF SITTING IN THERE TODAY TALKING ON THE PHONE AND I THOUGHT , " MAN THE LINES AND COLORS REALLY CAME OUT NICE. "  THE PUP JUMPED UP ON THE BED. SHE WAS TELLING ME SHE AGREED.

   ALLOWED MY YOUNGEST TO GO INTO SCHOOL LATE AGAIN. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THIS. GAVE HER A RIDE TO SCHOOL AND ENJOYED EVERY SECOND WITH THE KID. I TELL HER , " YOU GET STRAIGHT A'S I ALWAYS SAY YES ".

   I START CARS EVERY MORNING FOR ME OR WHEELS TO WARM THEM UP. I GO OUTSIDE AND START OUR JEEP TO TAKE MY KID TO SCHOOL. I HEAR THIS " CLICKING " SOUND FROM MY VAN. I SAY ," NOW WHAT ??!! "  APPARENTLY WHEN I REMOVED THE KEY IT WAS TURNED BACK ONE NOTCH.  THE KEY SHOULD OF NOT COME OUT BUT IT DID AND  I NOTICED NOTHING. I STARTED THE VAN YESTERDAY WHILE IN THE SUN JUST TO LET THE ENGINE RUN SINCE I DID NOT START IT FOR A WEEK. WELL , ONE DAY LATER MY BATTERY IS DONE.

   I GET ON THE INTERNET AND MAKE PHONE CALLS FOR CAR BATTERIES. I AM SO PISSED BECAUSE THIS IS MY 2ND BATTERY ON THE VAN. I HAD A BACK-UP BATTERY IN OUR BASEMENT FROM OUR PREVIOUS BLUE VAN THAT WHEELS TOOK FOR A PETER PAN RIDE.

   I DECIDE TO " JUMP " THE VAN USING OUR JEEP. AFTER 10 ATTEMPTS I GET IT TO START. I LET THE VAN RUN FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES. IN-BETWEEN I LOWER THE SEATS IN THE JEEP AND LOAD UP THE CUT MATTRESSES.

   I HAVE 3 BATTERY CHARGERS AND I THINK THEY ARE ALL FOR SMALLER BATTERIES LIKE MOTORCYCLES. I ASK MY BROTHER-IN-LAW AND HE DROPS ONE OFF......WHICH IS THE SAME AS MINE BUT NEWER. I TRICKLE CHARGE THE VAN'S BATTERY FOR ABOUT 5 HOURS.  EARLIER , AFTER THE 15 MINUTE BREAK THE VAN STARTED. I WAS SURPRISED.  I RETURN FROM THE NAIL AFTER 6 HOURS AND I WAS VERY SURPRISED THE VAN STARTED AGAIN.  WE WILL SEE I GUESS WHEN THIS SNOW COMES.

   I DID NOT FEEL LIKE DOING IT BUT I AM GLAD I DID. I PREPPED THE VAN ( IF IT STARTS TOMORROW ) FOR LOADING THE SNOW BLOWER IN. I REMOVED TOOLS AND SEATS AND ADDED MY LONG BOARDS IN TO ROLL THE MACHINE IN.  AGAIN , WE WILL SEE IF THE VAN EVEN STARTS TOMORROW.

   I CONTINUE MY EAT BETTER AND NO BOOZE MISSION.  I REALLY CAN FEEL IT AFTER 3 DAYS. WE WILL SEE WHEN HOW IT GOES BUT I HAVE TO ADMIT I FEEL ALOT BETTER IN THE MORNINGS. I AM STILL FAT THOUGH.

   YOUNGEST COMES HOME.  IT CRACKS ME UP EVERY TIME I ENTER HER ROOM SHE GROANS. I HUM THE " DARTH VADAR " SONG. SHE KNOWS WHAT THIS MEANS.......SNUGGLE TIME. I GIGGLE AS THE KID SAYS , " OH C'MON. THIS IS LIKE 8 TIMES ALREADY. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.  I ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS ON HOW HER DAY WAS.  OH , THE BEST TIME WAS WHEN WHEELS JOINED US. 

   WHEELS AND YOUNGEST " FACETIME " WITH OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. KINDA COOL. OUR KID GOT TO SEE HER FRESHLY PAINTED BEDROOM.  THEY TALKED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. ANOTHER THING THAT IS COOL.........IT WAS FREE. ( I THINK )

   A SALAD FOR A LATE LUNCH AND SOMETHING ELSE HEALTHY I FORGOT I ATE. I ALSO HAD A SMOOTHIE IN THE MORNING......NO DINNER YET.

   WHEELS AND I CALL OUR ACCOUNTANT AND HE TELLS US PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NEW TAX PLAN WILL HELP US.  WE WILL SEE WHEN WE DO OUR TAXES IN FEBRUARY.

   ROLL TO THE NAIL AFTER STOPPING AT THE LIQUOR STORE TO PICK UP AN ORDER. I STOCKED AS SOON AS I ARRIVED.  I ALSO HUNG NEW VACATION PROPERTY FLYERS AT THE NAIL. ON OUR COMPUTER , WHEELS AND I SPENT ABOUT 1 HOUR DEVELOPING NEW FLYERS FOR BOTH OUR LAKEFRONT AND OCEANFRONT PROPERTIES.  WE CHANGED SOME THINGS AND ANALYZED WHAT WE THOUGHT SHOULD BE UPDATED.  THE MAIN DIFFERENCE IS COLOR.  THE BLACK & WHITE FLYERS HANGING AT THE NAIL ARE NOW IN COLOR.........A HUGE UPGRADE.

   WATCH THE 76ERS BEAT THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS.  THIS TEAM AND COACH HAVE THE MOST PLAYOFF APPEARANCES IN A ROW THAN ANY OTHER TEAM IN ALL OF SPORTS........20 YEARS IN A ROW THEY MADE THE PLAYOFFS.  THE 76ERS WIN A GOOD GAME. THE ONLY THING IS 5 PLAYERS FROM THE SPURS ( MOSTLY STARTERS ) DID NOT PLAY. THEY PULLED A LEBRON JAMES...........STAY HOME AND SIT OUT OF MEANINGLESS AWAY GAMES.

   BACK HOME I DISCONNECT THE BATTERY CHARGER FROM THE VAN AND IT STARTS. I AM SHOCKED. I FEEL IT WILL NOT START TOMORROW.

   I MAKE SOME HEALTHY SNACKS......SINCE I HAD NO DINNER.  SOME RICE WAFERS THAT TASTE LIKE AIR ALONG WITH SOME SPINACH & VEGGIE DIP , SHARP CHEESE , AND SODA WATER........MMMMMM..........MMM.  ( BLOW )

   WE WATCH A RECAP/EPISODE OF " VIKINGS ". IT WAS VERY GOOD BECAUSE IT BROUGHT BACK " RAGNAR !! "

   OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT BAD TO DECENT.

   ON A SAD NOT WE LOST A FAMILY MEMBER.  NEW YEARS DAY SHE WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL AND SHE PASSED QUITE QUICKLY AFTER HAVING A STROKE.  THE SILVER LINING IS SHE IS OUT OF PAIN AND LIFE WOULD HAVE HAD ZERO QUALITY IF SHE HUNG ON.

   THURSDAY        1 - 4 - 18

  THE SEMI-GOODS AND THE PRETTY BADS..............JESUS H IT IS ALWAYS GOD DAMN SOMETHING. ( SORRY LORD )

  A FAMILY MEMBER SAID TO ME TODAY , " I RESPECT YOU SO MUCH. YOU SEEM TO SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM THAT COMES TO YOU. I REALLY LOOK UP TO THAT. "

  I GUESS WE WILL START WITH THE SEMI-GOODS :

   - THE NEW " USED " SNOW BLOWER WORKED OKAY AT BEST AND THAN BECAME PHENOMENAL. I NOTICED A SLIGHT GAS LEAK THE DAY I GOT IT. THE CHUTE WAS NOT MOVING EITHER WHICH WAS A HASSLE. I USED IT THIS AFTERNOON ON OUR PROPERTY AND A RENTAL PROPERTY. I RAN OUT OF GAS TWICE. THE RENTAL HAD A GAS CAN UNDER THE DECK SO I USED SOME. IT MAY HAVE BEEN OLD SO I HARDLY PUT ANY IN THE TANK SINCE IT WAS COMING OUT IN CLUMPS. BUT IT DID START THE ENGINE BACK UP AND I RACED THE BLOWER BACK TO OUR HOUSE WHERE IT RAN OUT OF GAS AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DRIVEWAY. LET ME TELL YOU DRAGGING A 250 POUND SNOW BLOWER UP A DRIVEWAY IN THE SNOW WAS NO PICNIC. IT'S A SHAME BECAUSE THIS BLOWER WORKED EXCELLENT....................WHEN RUNNING.

   - I GOT MY OLDER BLOWER JUST TO SEE HOW IT WOULD WORK AND I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO SAY THE LEAST.  THE HANDLE BARS MOVE UP AND DOWN 5 FEET , THE WHEELS SKIP , AND THE PAIN OF PUSHING THIS MACHINE SEARED BACK INTO MY BRAIN. SO MANY YEARS OF TWISTING , TURNING , LIFTING , AND PUSHING IT TO GET THROUGH SNOW DRIFTS. I PUT IT BACK INTO THE GARAGE.

   - I FINISHED OUR PROPERTY INCLUDING SHOVELING , SWEEPING THE CARS , AND WARMING THEM UP. A GOOD THING I DID WAS LIFT ALL WINDSHIELD WIPERS THE NIGHT BEFORE. 

   - A FAMILY MEMBER OFFERS ME A FREE USED SNOW BLOWER. I SAW PICTURES OF IT AND IT LOOKS IN GOOD SHAPE. I FOUND OUT THE ENGINE DOES NOT START WHICH IS A PROBLEM THAT I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO MESS WITH.

   - STARTED THE FIRE PLACE EARLY MORNING AND IT WORKS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. ALL THESE YEARS OF THE MAIN ROOM BEING COLD.  NOW......TOASTY.

   - SNOW STORM COMES AND I DON'T CARE. THE NAIL HAS NOTHING GOING ON. IF I SET UP BANDS.......IT WOULD OF BEEN DISASTROUS.  OUR YOUNGEST HAS OFF FOR 2 DAYS AND I LOVED IT........THOUGH SHE IS NOT FEELING WELL.

   - FINISHED OUR HOUSE AND RENTAL PROPERTY WITH SNOW REMOVAL. MAN DID I WANT A BEER AND BRANDY SO BAD. BUT I STUCK TO MY PLEDGE OF TRYING TO KEEP ON A GOOD MEAL PLAN. WHEELS MAKES A WONDERFUL STIR FRY. I RE-FUEL AND CHANGE MY CLOTHES AGAIN.....2 SOCKS , 2 PANTS , 2 COATS , AND SNOW BOOTS.

   - NOW THE HARD PART......THE NAIL.  I CAUGHT A GOOD BREAK FOR MY NEIGHBOR PLOWED OUR BACK LOT. NOT SURE WHY BUT I AM SURE NOT COMPLAINING. I HAVE BEEN PLOWING THE FRONT SIDEWALKS FOR ALL OUR PROPERTIES ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS ( FOR 20 YEARS ) SO MAYBE THIS IS A EQUAL SOLUTION AND PAY BACK.   

   - I LOAD UP MY " NEW " SNOW BLOWER IN THE VAN AND NOTICE IT IS SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN THE OLD ONE. THIS IS A GOOD THING. IT IS MUCH EASIER TO GET IN AND OUT......EXCEPT WHEN MY WOOD PLANKS SLIP OUT AND THE BLOWER CRASHES ON THE BACK BUMPER AND TO THE GROUND. I BROUGHT 2 GAS CANS FULLY EXPECTING TO RE-FUEL THE MACHINE EVERY 15 MINUTES.

   - USING A EXTENSION CORD FROM THE NAIL THE BLOWER STARTS RIGHT UP. I FILLED THE GAS TANK TO THE BRIM AND RACED TO THE SEPTA LOTS. I WAS SUPER HAPPY THAT THIS MACHINE JUST CHEWED THROUGH 4 FOOT HIGH SNOW DRIFTS IN SOME AREAS.  WHAT A DIFFERENCE OF ME FIGHTING THE MACHINE IN THE PAST. WITHIN 30 MINUTES I HAD EVERYTHING DONE FROM THE FRONT OF THE NAIL ALL THE WAY TO THE SEPTA LOTS.  THIS WAS AWESOME.  I ALSO ZIP TIED THE CONTROL WIRES TO THE CHUTE AND IT SEMI-WORKED. I LOADED UP QUICKLY AND I WAS VERY CONTENT ON THIS SNOW STORM CLEAN UP.

   - I EVEN PLOW A HOLE THROUGH ON ORSINI'S SIDE. THEY PLOW THEIR SNOW INTO A WALL RIGHT UP TO OUR MARQUEE. EVERY YEAR I MAKE A HOLE. I WAS OUT SHOVELING AND A WOMAN WALKS THROUGH THE PASS I JUST MADE WITH THE SNOW BLOWER. SHE SAYS , " NOW THAT IS GOOD TIMING.  THANKS !! "  I THINK SHE WANTED ME SINCE I LOOK SO MUCH BETTER LOSING 9 POUNDS.

     THE BADS :

   -  I ARRIVE AT THE NAIL AND THE HEAT HAS SHUT DOWN. I AM SO PISSED. I CALL MY TECH AND HE WILL MEET ME TOMORROW.  WE DO HAVE A BACK-UP HEATER BUT IT IS OLDER THAN GOD HIMSELF.

   - THE SECURITY SYSTEM IS DOWN SO I WILL MEET A TECH TOMORROW TO FIX THAT.

   BACK HOME I WANT ALCOHOL AND EVEN ASK WHEELS FOR HER OPINION. SHE TELLS ME TO KEEP THE PATH AND LOOK INTO THE MIRROR BEFORE I SHOWER.  GOOD ADVICE......I HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY TONIGHT.

   WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " SURVIVING ESCOBAR ". THEY WERE VERY GOOD. 

   WE ALSO WATCH THE FLYERS WIN IN AN EXCITING GAME. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM WIN 5 - 4...AFTER BLOWING A 5 - 2 LEAD. IT WAS ENTERTAINING WATCHING WHEELS SQUIRM AND CURSE IN THE FINAL 3 MINUTES.

    ANOTHER PROBLEM FIXED NOT THAT I DON'T FIGHT SOMETHING EVERY DAY. BOTH WHEELS AND I NOTICED LAST NIGHT WE COULD NOT ACCESS THE NAIL'S WEBSITE.  I IMMEDIATELY GOT IN TOUCH WITH OUR HOST IN A CHAT ROOM. HE FIXED THE PROBLEM IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES. I WAS SO GRATEFUL.

   DO THE TWIST - IF YOU WALK INTO THE NAIL AND YOU SEE YOU A FAT GUY DOING THE TWIST IN FRONT OF HIS COMPUTER DO NOT BOTHER HIM. YES , I FIGURE I SIT IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS SO WHEN I AM DONE MY PROJECTS WHY NOT STAND AND EXERCISE.

   I WIND DOWN THE  NIGHT WITH ONE GLASS OF WINE........MMMMMM.........MMM. I HAVE SOME PEANUTS AND HEAD TO BED. I SLEPT GOOD UNTIL THE PUP GOT ME UP AT 3AM TO GO OUT AND POOP. I FELL BACK ASLEEP UNTIL 6:30AM.  HEY......I'LL TAKE IT.

   OUR YOUNGEST HAS THE SNIFFLES AND COUGH. SO I ONLY SNUGGLED WITH HER HALF THE TIME I USUALLY DO........4 TIMES.

   FRIDAY      1 - 5 - 18

   SOLVING MAJOR PROBLEMS.............BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS. 

   3 MAJOR BREAK DOWNS AT THE NAIL. ALL OF THEM MOST LIKELY ARE RELATED TO THE COLD AND SNOW. I SHAKE MY HEAD MANY TIMES BECAUSE ALL I ASK A MACHINE TO DO IS WORK. TURN ON THE HEAT AND EXPECT IT TO HEAT.....THAT'S IT. NO DAMN ROCKET SCIENCE TO LEAVE THE ATMOSPHERE.

   A) - OUR MAIN HEAT IS DOWN AT THE NAIL. WE HAVE A BACK-UP SYSTEM THAT HAS NOT NEEDED MAINTENANCE SINCE 1948. THE THING IS OLDER THAN DIRT AND IT KEEPS BEING RELIABLE.  THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT FOR ITS LONGEVITY IS THE HEATER IS INSIDE AWAY FROM THE ELEMENTS.  NOW , I HAD IT RUNNING 12 HOURS AND THE NAIL BARELY HIT 60 DEGREES WHICH WAS TOLERABLE BECAUSE PEOPLE TONIGHT SAT AT THE BAR WITH SHORT SLEEVES.  I WILL LET IT RUN NON STOP UNTIL MONDAY WHEN OUR TECH ARRIVES.

       SPEAKING OF THE TECH. HE WAS GOING TO COME OUT SATURDAY MORNING IN THE FRIGID COLD AND WIND. I TOLD HIM NOT TOO.  SINCE WE HAD NO BANDS SCHEDULED WE WOULD ENDURE THE COLD WITH OUR BACK-UP HEATER. I TOLD HIM TO COME OUT ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY WHEN THE TEMPS WILL BE IN THE MID 40'S AND THAN WILL HIT THE 50'S NEXT WEEK. THAT WILL FEEL LIKE FLORIDA.

   B) - THE SECURITY SYSTEM IS DOWN......KINDA. I AM NOT SURE WHY IT IS MALFUNCTIONING BUT IT SEEMED TO WORK TONIGHT. BUT THE LAST SEVERAL NIGHTS IT DID NOT. I CALL A COUSIN WHO INSTALLED THE SYSTEM 15 YEARS AGO. HE WILL COME OUT TOMORROW MORNING. HE DID WALK ME THROUGH SHUTTING THE SYSTEM DOWN AND RE-BOOTING IT BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT DID NOT WORK......THOUGH IT DID WORK TONIGHT SO I SET THE ALARM.

   C) - WALK-IN FRIDGE IS WARM.......AT LEAST SO I THOUGHT. I BROUGHT MY TEMPERATURE GAUGE TO THE NAIL AND WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE TEMPS ARE NORMAL. I GUESS THE NAIL WAS SO COLD IT FELT WARM IN THE WALK-IN FREEZER.

    START MY MORNING BY LIGHTING THE FIRE PLACE.  IT IS A RITUAL AND IT IS SO WORTH IT.  THE TEMPERATURE IS 63 DEGREES.  WITHIN 2 HOURS IT IS 72 DEGREES IN MOST OF OUR FIRST FLOOR AREA.  BEDROOMS GET COLD BECAUSE THE MAIN HEAT KICKS OFF WHICH IS SET AT 70 DEGREES. TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM I PLACED AN ELECTRIC HEATER IN MY YOUNGEST BEDROOM SINCE THE KID IS IN THERE ALL THE TIME. IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

   ORDERED A NEW SODA GUN FOR THE NAIL. TO SAY IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I MET OUR SODA TECH AND HAD A BEER DELIVERY THIS MORNING TOO. THE NAIL IS NOW FULLY STOCKED ACROSS THE BOARD. I JUST NEED TO KEEP BOOKING ACTS AND BANDS.......WHICH I HAVE.

   JANUARY CALENDARS ARRIVE SO I PUT THEM OUT. WE ALSO GOT OUR FIRST COMPLIMENT ON OUR NEW VACATION FLYERS HANGING ON OUR CORK BOARDS.

   SPEAKING OF VACATION PROPERTIES. WE GET AN EMAIL FROM A RENTER , " WE JUST ARRIVED AND THE PLACE IS BEAUTIFUL !! ". WHEELS AND I ALWAYS FEEL HONORED THAT PEOPLE LIKE OUR VACATION HOMES. THERE WAS JUST ONE PROBLEM........THEY WERE NOT SUPPOSE TO BE THERE. OUR CONDO IS PRETTY MUCH SHUT DOWN WITH THE WATER OFF AND 1 FOOT OF SNOW. I IMMEDIATELY EMAILED THE WOMAN AND TRIED HER PHONE NUMBER. OF COURSE .........THE PHONE WAS NOT ANSWERED. BY THE NEXT MORNING WE DID GET AN ANSWER.........THE EMAIL WE JUST GOT WAS SENT 3 MONTHS AGO WHEN SHE RENTED IN OCTOBER. A NEIGHBOR WAS NICE ENOUGH TO CHECK FOR US IN NORTH WILDWOOD.

   WHEELS HEADS OUT TO CASEY'S BAR TO MEET UP WITH FAMILY. ONE DROVE FROM WASHINGTON. IT WAS NICE FOR THEM TO GET TOGETHER BUT THE REASON WAS A SAD ONE. WE HAVE A FUNERAL TO ATTEND TOO. THIS TIME TOMORROW WILL BE A SAD DAY.

   I CHECK ON MY YOUNGEST AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. EVERY 90 MINUTES OR SO I TEXT THE KID TO MAKE SURE SHE IS OKAY. I ALSO FACEBOOK MESSAGED WITH OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. SHE TOLD ME SHE IS GOING TO A NIGHTCLUB THAT " DJ JAZZY JEFF " WILL BE PERFORMING. REMEMBER HIM FROM THE TV SHOW " FRESH PRINCE " ? I HAD SOME ADVICE FOR HER , " NEVER LEAVE YOUR SODA UNATTENDED ".  SHE KNEW BY " SODA " I MEANT ALCOHOL......LEGAL AGE FOR DRINKING IS 18 WHERE SHE IS AT. 

   SOME REGULARS AND NEW FACES COME IN TONIGHT. I WAS PRETTY SURPRISED BECAUSE IT IS DAMN COLD OUT THERE.  NEW RECORD LOWS WILL BE ACHIEVED. SEVERAL NIGHT CLUBS AND BANDS CANCELLED THEIR PERFORMANCES. I DROVE BY 2 LOCAL RESTAURANT 2 BLOCKS FROM OUR HOUSE AND THEY HAD 3 PEOPLE IN EACH.  THE ONLY SILVER LINING IS I HAD NO BANDS THIS WEEKEND.  IT IS LOST REVENUE BUT AT LEAST THE PAIN IS NOT THERE IF I WOULD OF BOOKED A 6 BAND NIGHT AND HAD TO CANCEL. ACTION NEWS SAYS BUSINESSES HAVE LOST MORE THAN 50% OF REVENUES DUE TO THE COLD AND SNOW. I SAY IT IS MUCH HIGHER.

   SIXERS WIN SO BIG I ACTUALLY GOOGLE THE RECORD OF THE DETROIT PISTONS.  THE SIXERS WERE UP 30 POINTS IN THE 2ND QUARTER. I THOUGHT FOR SURE THE PISTONS HAD THE WORST RECORD IN BASKETBALL. IT ENDS UP THEY HAVE A BETTER RECORD THAN US......20 - 17. THE SIXERS ARE 19 - 19.

   I CHECKED THE HEAT IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE NAIL ALL NIGHT. THE OLD HEATER REALLY JUST DOES THE BAR SIDE.  BUT , WITH THE 2 BEER BINS , A JAGER MACHINE , AND A TAKE-OUT FRIDGE ALL GIVING OFF HEAT PLUS THE OLD HEATER PUSHING WARM AIR DOWN FROM THE CEILING WITH THE HELP OF CEILING FANS IT IS ABOUT 65 DEGREES AT THE BAR. IN THE MAIN ROOM IT WAS ABOUT 55 DEGREES.  LUCKILY , EVERYONE SAT AT THE BAR WHERE IT WAS COMFORTABLE.

   I GOT SOME THINGS DONE BUT MOSTLY JUST CHILLED ( LITERALLY ) WITH THE PATRONS. I GAVE AN ABSOLUTE VODKA BOTTLE WITH A TEAL BLUE MERMAID SKIRT DECORATED OVER IT FOR THE NEW YEAR TO A PATRON. SHE WAS SO HAPPY FOR THE GIFT.

   IT'S ONLY BEEN A WEEK BUT I STAYED TRUE TO MY BETTER EATING HABITS. WHEN I ARRIVED HOME AROUND 2AM I HAD NO BOOZE. MORE IMPORTANT I HAD NO SNACKS WHICH I THINK IS THE KEY TO LOSING WEIGHT. MY LATE NIGHT SNACKING COUPLED WITH BEER & BRANDY JUST IS SO BAD FOR MY FAT.

   LET THE PUP OUTSIDE AND SHE PEES ON THE PATIO. IT WAS QUITE EXTRAORDINARY TO SEE THE PEE FREEZE IN MID AIR DIRECTLY FROM HER ASS.

   TOMORROW IS AN EXTREMELY SPECIAL DAY FOR WHEELS AND I.  I ALREADY POSTED ON FACEBOOK WHAT IT IS.

   SATURDAY      1 - 6 - 17

  WHEELS AND I LIKE TO THANK SO MANY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO GAVE US CONGRATULATION COMMENTS AND LIKES. TO SAY THIS HAS BEEN A LONG JOURNEY WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

   HERE IS MY MIDNIGHT FACEBOOK POST OF OUR 21 YEARS OWNING THE NAIL :

       21 years the little Nail has survived the endless hurdles. 
No one knew Wheels had 3 jobs and I had 4 jobs for 3 years to keep The Nail afloat. 60-70 hour work weeks for 3 long years because we believed in this dive bar that so strongly supported original and all music. 
" Friends " left us and we had a decision.......our way or the highway. 
The longest tenure to own The Rusty Nail since 1948. This is a huge accomplishment. The lost money , the pure pain , the hards
hips , the long hours , and constant worries we went through was extremely difficult. 
I have to thank Wheels who is the true motor behind the engine and the bands who play here are the backbone. I and The Nail are nothing without them.
I like to thank all who have stayed and supported us over 21+ years. From our annual FREE Wheelstocks we threw for over 400 people for 4 days at a Mountain house we built with our own hands to BBQ's in the back lot.
I am honored to be part of The Rusty Nail Family.
Everyday true stories at 
www.thenail1.com
( click HISTORY link )

    ** Full Story of our tenorship is under " Work Hard "

   WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORDS ........" JEHOVAH WITNESS ? " YEAH , ME TOO.  BUT.......

   A DAY OF REMEMBERING..............AND A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING.

   WHEELS AND I ATTEND THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF A FAMILY MEMBER TODAY. OUR FAMILY MEMBER WAS A STOUT BELIEVER IN JEHOVAH.  OUT OF RESPECT YOU GO ALONG WITH IT. I FIGURE IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE IN SOMEONE OR SOMETHING THAN WHO THE HECK AM I DO DENOUNCE IT ? ACTUALLY , SOME OF THEIR BELIEFS ARE NOT TOO FAR FROM CATHOLIC BELIEFS.  IN A MEMORIAL YOU REALLY SHOULD PUSH THE MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES OF THE PERSON WHO PASSED.  I WOULD SAY THE SPEAKER , WHO DID A DECENT JOB , WAS 70-30 IN PUSHING THE RELIGION OF JEHOVAH WITNESSES BUT NOT OVERBEARING AT ANY TIME.  I WOULD OF LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT MY LOST RELATIVE. BUT , WHEN AT A CATHOLIC CHURCH THEY DO THE SAME THING IF NOT MORE.

   SO SOME OF THINGS OF JEHOVAH WERE ACCEPTING DEATH AND MOVING " JUST AROUND THE CORNER " WHERE YOU WILL MEET UP WITH YOUR FAMILY IN A SANCTUARY ON EARTH. THE MODERATOR PLAYED A JAMES TAYLORISH SONG CALLED " JUST AROUND THE CORNER ".  IT WAS CHEESY BUT A CERTAIN HOPE WAS PASSED ON THAT THE DECEASED WERE GOING TO A BETTER PLACE. THEY ALSO SHOWED A VERY SIMPLE VIDEO OF A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HAVING A PERFECT BBQ , READING THE BIBLE , AND ENJOYING A PERFECT LIFE IN A PERFECT OUTDOOR GAZEBO BY A PERFECT STREAM AND PERFECT SWING FROM A TREE.........IT WAS SO PERFECT.  BUT NOT REALISTIC IN THIS WORLD BUT COULD BE IN A SPIRITUAL REALM. I ASSUME THIS WAS THEIR " HEAVEN " ON EARTH .  THEY PLAY THE PERFECT SPIRITUAL FAMILY VIDEO TO THEIR CONTINGENT QUITE OFTEN. AGAIN ,THIS WAS THEIR VERSION OF WHAT LIFE WOULD BE IN THE AFTER.  I FELT IT WAS ALMOST PROPAGANDA LIKE. IT WAS JUST TOO CHEESY AND AT TIMES I ALMOST GIGGLED. AGAIN , I DID NOT WANT TO JUDGE SO I TRIED TO LEARN AND EDUCATE MYSELF. THEIR VERSION OF AFTERLIFE WAS A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS , A METAPHYSIC UTOPIA , AND AN ESSENTIAL PART IN THE FULL CIRCLE OF LIFE.

   ONE THING GOOD WAS THE PEOPLE. WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH THE CONGRESSION WAS EXTREMELY POLITE. PERFECT STRANGERS SAYING HELLO AND WISHING YOU WELL. I FELT THIS REWARDING AND REFRESHING. IN FACT , IT WAS DOWN RIGHT NICE TO SEE. ........PEOPLE SIMPLY BEING NICE.  ON THE OTHER HAND THE AFTER SERVICE LUNCHEON HAD TO BE " INVITATION " ONLY.  THIS IS DID NOT GET. SHOULDN'T IT BE OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED THE SERVICES ? WELL , APPARENTLY PEOPLE ATTEND THESE SERVICES TO SUPPORT A FELLOW JEHOVAH. THAT IS FINE. SOME DID NOT EVEN KNOW OUR FAMILY MEMBER WHICH I AM OKAY WITH TOO. BUT FROM WHAT I HEAR SOME DO IT JUST TO ATTEND THE LUNCHEON AFTERWARDS WITH FREE FOOD AND DRINK. I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THIS IS FALSE BUT I KNOW IF I ATTENDED A FUNERAL SERVICE AND DID NOT KNOW THE PERSON WHO PASSED I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT GO TO THE LUNCHEON. TO ME, THAT IS A TIME FOR FAMILY TO UNITE , SOCIALIZE , SHARE STORIES , REMEMBER , AND REFLECT ON THEIR PASSED LOVED ONE. THE FAMILY MEMBER WHO PASSED SO QUICKLY I BELIEVE WAS A GOOD PERSON AND HAD A GOOD FAMILY. THAT IS WHAT I WILL REMEMBER.

   WHEELS AND I ROLL OUT AND HEAD TO THE NAIL. IN THE PARKING LOT A PERSON LEFT THEIR CAR DOOR WIDE OPEN. SO I CLOSED IT TO WITHIN ONE INCH OF TOTALLY CLOSING......IF THAT MAKES SENSE. BY THE WAY THE LUNCHEON WAS VERY GOOD.....BOTH FOOD & SERVICE. I REALLY ENJOYED TALKING TO FAMILY AND MAKING THEM LAUGH. WHEN DRIVING HOME I SAID TO WHEELS , " YOUR FAMILY FUCKING LOVES ME. "  EVEN THOUGH ONE FAMILY MEMBER SAID TO WHEELS IN THE RECEIVING LINE , " YOU STILL WITH HIM ? " AND LOOKED AT ME. I RESPONDED , " 30+ YEARS. "

   WE STOP AT THE NAIL AND THE BACK-UP HEATER IS NOT KEEPING THE PLACE TOTALLY WARM. IT IS STRUGGLING ACTUALLY. LIKE I SAID YESTERDAY THE ONLY THING KEEPING US OPEN IS THE COMPRESSORS PUTTING OFF HEAT THEMSELVES.  IN 30 MINUTES WE HEAD HOME AND ALSO BRING CHICKEN WINGS FOR OUR YOUNGEST.

   WE SETTLE IN AND GET THE FIREPLACE GOING. THE COLD IS SETTING RECORD LOWS AND I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE WHICH IS IN THE NEGATIVE TEMPS OF 25.......OUCH.

   OH , I HAD NO BOOZE AT THE LUNCHEON TODAY. HOW HARD IS THIS FOR ME BYPASSING AN OPEN BAR......DAMN IT !! I HAVE STAYED TRUE SINCE JANUARY 1ST ON THIS EATING HEALTHY THING. IN ONE WEEK I LOST 11 POUNDS. THIS IS ALL WATER , BELLY , AND ASS WEIGHT BUT I CAN TOTALLY FEEL IT.......IN MY FEET.

   WAIT , DID I JUST WRITE WEIGHT LOSS I CAN FEEL IN MY FEET ? YES , I EVEN JOKED AT THE LUNCHEON BECAUSE THESE NEW SHOES I GOT WERE SUPER TIGHT ON ME 3 MONTHS AGO. I LOSE SOME WEIGHT AND THEY SLIPPED RIGHT ON LIKE CINDERELLA. I DID NOT EVEN NEED MY SHOE HORN.

   WE PUT SOME COMFY CLOTHES ON AND SETTLE IN. I IMMEDIATELY GO TO MY YOUNGEST. WE GIVE HER THE WINGS AND SOON.......SNUGGLING.

   GOOD IDEA AND REALLY IT IS SUPER COOL. WHEELS , MYSELF , AND THE PUP ALL SNUGGLE WITH OUR YOUNGEST ON HER BED. OUR KID GROANS AS I KISS AND HUG HER A 100 TIMES. WE TALK A LITTLE ABOUT SHE WANTING TO TAKE FRIENDS TO OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR SPRING BREAK......BY THEMSELVES.  IT IS A LONG SHOT BUT MY RULE IS , " IF YOU GET STRAIGHT " A'S " IN SCHOOL I HAVE TO SAY YES. " THE KID USED THIS ON ME AND ALL HER FRIENDS ARE STRAIGHT " A " STUDENTS TOO.  BUT THE COOL THING WE DID WAS " FACETIME " OUR ELDEST OUT OF COUNTRY. TRULY AMAZING TECHNOLOGY.  WE ENJOYED TALKING TO OUR ELDEST DIRECTLY WITH VIDEO IN REAL TIME 2357 MILES AWAY........UNBELIEVABLE.

   WE WATCH SOME GOOD PLAYOFF FOOTBALL GAMES. ANDY REID AND THE CHIEFS TOTALLY CHOKE AGAIN WITH A GOOD LEAD TO THE TITANS. TWICE IN ONE SEASON.  THE FALCONS UPSET THE RAMS BY RUNNING THE BALL ON ALMOST EVERY PLAY.

   SO , OUR BELOVED EAGLES WILL FACE THE FALCONS. I THINK IS THE BEST SCENARIO FOR OUR BIRDS BESIDES MAYBE FACING THE PANTHERS.

      THE GOODS FOR FACING THE FALCONS :

   - AT HOME , FANS , AND NOISE.

   - COLD & FALCONS ARE A DOME TEAM. PLAYING IN LOS ANGELES WAS PERFECT FOR THEM.

   -  OUR DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR JIM SCHWARTZ COACHED IN THE FALCON DIVISION WHEN HE WAS WITH THE LIONS. HE SHOULD KNOW THEM EXTREMELY WELL SINCE HE PLAYED THEM TWICE A SEASON.

   - FALCONS ARE THE LOWEST SEED IN THE PLAYOFFS AT #6.

   - FALCONS SHOULD NOT RUN THE BALL AS EFFECTIVELY AS THEY DID AGAINST THE RAMS WHO WERE 30TH IN RUN DEFENSE.

   - THEIR QUARTERBACK IS NOT MOBILE.........MUCH.

      THE BADS FACING THE FALCONS :

   - MATTY ICE IS A SEASONED QUARTERBACK.

   - THE FALCONS SHOULD OF WON THE SUPER BOWL LAST YEAR.

   - COACHES AND QUARTERBACK WILL MAKE WAY BETTER DECISIONS THAN OURS SINCE THEY HAVE TENURE AND EXPERIENCE.

   - WE LOST OUR MVP PRO-BOWL QUARTERBACK.

   - FALCONS HAD A HARD SCHEDULE AND BEAT THE PACKERS ( WITH RODGERS ) , LIONS ( AWAY ) , SEAHAWKS ( AWAY ) , SAINTS , AND PANTHERS. LOSSES TO VERY GOOD DIVISIONAL OPPONENTS AVERAGED LESS THAN 6 POINTS.  A 10 - 6 RECORD IS IMPRESSIVE.....ALONG WITH A PLAYOFF WIN ALREADY AGAINST THE RAMS.

   

   A NICE TREAT. WE REALLY LIKE NETFLIX BUT A FAMILY MEMBER TOLD US TO WATCH A SHOW CALLED " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER ". IT IS ABOUT A HYPOTHETICAL SCENARIO IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES LOSES WORLD WAR II. THE AXIS POWER TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY. THE NAZI'S ON THE EAST COAST AND THE JAPANESE ON THE WEST COAST.  WE WATCHED 2 EPISODES AND IT WAS VERY GOOD. I BET THE SKINHEADS OUT THERE LOVE THIS. ANYWAY , THIS SHOW IS ONLY ON " AMAZON " WHICH WE GOT HOOKED UP FROM A FAMILY MEMBER. NOW WE HAVE NETFLIX AND AMAZON.......NICE.

    THE FLYERS WIN AGAIN WHICH IS REALLY NICE TO SEE.

   WE ACTUALLY STAY UP UNTIL ALMOST 1AM. WE WATCHED A GOOD AMOUNT OF " WHO'S LINE IS IT ANYWAY ? " SHOWS. THEY AIRED THEM BACK TO BACK LIKE 20 TIMES IN A ROW AND ARE PRETTY DAMN FUNNY. WE JUST LOOK AT COLIN MOCHRIE AND LAUGH.

   OFF TO BED WHERE I SLEPT PRETTY GOOD.  HMMMMMM........MAYBE THIS WEIGHT LOSS AND NO BOOZE THING IS HELPING.

    SUNDAY         1 - 7 - 17

   WHEELS AND I DO THE NAIL BOOKS FOR DECEMBER AND YEAR END.  IT WAS A TOUGH DECEMBER WITH SNOW STORMS ON WEEKENDS , FREEZING COLD TEMPS , HOLIDAYS , AND NO HEAT. BESIDES THAT.......ALL IS GOOD.

   WHEELS AND OUR YOUNGEST TOOK DOWN ALL THE INSIDE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. I HELPED STORE THEM IN THE BASEMENT. IT IS REALLY NICE AND WARM WHEN THE DECORATIONS GO UP BUT IT IS ALSO NICE WHEN THEY HOUSE IS BACK TO NORMAL..........ESPECIALLY SINCE WE RE-PAINTED.

   EVERY TIME I GO UPSTAIRS I WALK INTO MY ELDEST BEDROOM AND SAY TO MYSELF , " DAMN , I DID AN EXCELLENT JOB IN PAINTING. "

   I THOUGHT THE RENTERS WOULD BE FREEZING IN THE POCONOS. THEY RENTED OUR HOME FOR THE WEEKEND AND ACCUWEATHER WAS CALLING FOR -25 DEGREES WITH WIND CHILLS.  DAMN , THAT IS COLD. I CALLED TO SEE IF THEY WERE OKAY AND OFFER IF THEY LIKE TO STAY ANOTHER 2 DAYS FOR FREE.  THEY TOLD  ME IT WAS ACTUALLY OKAY AND THEY HAD A GOOD TIME. THEY WILL BE RE-BOOKING IN THE SPRING.

   WATCH SOME FOOTBALL PLAYOFF GAMES.  KINDA WANTED BILLS TO WIN BUT JAGUARS IS FINE. AS AN EAGLE FAN WE WANTED THE PANTHERS TO WIN OVER THE SAINTS BUT IT IS SO DAMN HARD TO CHEER FOR THAT BABY POUTING CAM NEWTON. SO I WAS OKAY WITH THE SAINTS WINNING.

   DOWN MY BASEMENT I AM PREPPING FOR A SIDE JOB. I AM LISTENING TO SPORTS TALK RADIO AND THE DJ IS TALKING HOW THE FALCONS HAVE BEEN UP & DOWN ALL YEAR. I TOTALLY DISAGREE. THEY ARE 11 - 6 NOW WITH A PLAYOFF WIN OVER THE RAMS IN L.A.  THEY BEAT SOME VERY GOOD TEAMS AND MOST OF THEIR LOSSES ARE WITHIN 6 POINTS OR LESS. I FELT THE FALCONS WERE OUR BEST MATCH UP BUT I THINK THE PANTHERS WERE BETTER. PUT IT THIS WAY...........LAS VEGAS HAS THE EAGLES AS AN UNDERDOG AT HOME. I LIKE TO KNOW THE LAST TIME A #6 SEED TRAVELING TO A #1 SEED'S HOME STADIUM WAS A FAVORITE ?  JESUS , ONLY IN PHILLY. AGAIN , DREAMS SMASHED.

   LOOKS LIKE OUR KID'S FLIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. I AM OKAY WITH THIS BECAUSE THESE THINGS HAPPEN. THE GOOD NEWS...........SHE WILL BE COMING HOME EARLIER.

   TAKE A RIDE TO THE NAIL WITH MY YOUNGEST. SHE FIGHTS ME A LITTLE AND IT PISSES ME OFF. I TRY TO HIDE IT BUT I DO NOT LIKE ATTITUDE FOR A 20 MINUTE RIDE. THE KID HAS BEEN SICK FOR 3 DAYS AND I WANTED HER OUT OF HER BEDROOM FOR JUST 20 MINUTES. IT ALL WORKED OUT FINE. OH , THE BACK-UP HEATER IS BARELY KEEPING THE NAIL WARM.

   BACK HOME WHEELS MAKES A NICE SCALOPPINI AND SALAD. I HAD 2 HELPINGS OF SALAD AND THAT IS IT. I WAS OKAY WITH THAT.

   WE WATCH THE FLYERS WIN AGAIN. THEY TOOK 3 OF 4 AT HOME ( SHOULD OF BEEN 4 0F 4 ) AND A GOOD WAY TO GO INTO THE BREAK. THEY ARE IN THE HUNT FOR A PLAYOFF POSITION AT THIS HALF WAY POINT.

   WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER " WHICH IS VERY GOOD. WE ALSO WATCH A " SHAMELESS " WHICH WAS VERY GOOD ALSO. HAVING " AMAZON " AS ANOTHER OUTLET TO WATCH TV IS PRETTY COOL.

   MESSING WITH THE HOME HEAT PRETTY MUCH EVERY DAY.  I DECIDED I WANTED TOTAL WARMTH FOR SLEEPING TONIGHT. I MOVED OUR THERMOSTAT FROM 70 TO 74. SLEEPING WAS BLISS. I SLEPT ALL THE WAY TO 6AM.....WAKING UP JUST TWICE.

   WE ALSO WATCHED SOME OF THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS. LIKE HER OR NOT , OPRAH WINFREY GAVE AN OUTSTANDING UPLIFTING MOVING SPEECH AFTER BEING HONORED FOR THE CECIL B DEMILLE AWARD. SHE MADE HISTORY BY BEING THE FIRST FEMALE AFRICAN AMERICAN TO RECEIVE. IF SHE RUN FOR PRESIDENT..........SHE WIN IN A LAND SLIDE AND THERE WAS TALK ABOUT IT ON THE NEWS THE NEXT MORNING.

   MONDAY    1 - 8 - 18

   SHOULD I GO AND CHECK ?.................

   HUGE ICE STORM CREATES AN EARLY DISMISSAL FOR THE KIDS AT SCHOOL. WHERE HAVE THESE PEOPLE BEEN LIVING ? IT WAS NICE TO HAVE OUR YOUNGEST HOME EARLY.

   OH CANADA HOW I HATE THEE.  MORE MONEY SPENT.  A 3RD PARTY BOOKING AGENCY CANCELS A RETURN FLIGHT. THE NEW FLIGHT BACK HOME IS FREE BUT OUR ELDEST DENIES IT BECAUSE THE FLIGHT IS 20 HOURS.......MORE THAN TWICE THE AMOUNT. WE NOW HAVE TO RE-BOOK. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN 3RD PARTIES BOOKING YOUR FLIGHT. YOU CAN FIND GOOD DEALS BUT THAN GO DIRECTLY TO THE AIRLINE FOR THE DIRECT DEAL.  ANYWAY , $400 LATER WE BOOKED A FLIGHT......TWICE AS MUCH.  AGAIN F'N BURNED WITH THIS CANADA SHIT. MONEY IS FUCKING FLOWING LIKE WATER. THE SILVER LINING IS OUR KID IS COMING HOME A WEEK EARLY.

   SPEAKING OF WATER.......BESIDES OUR SECURITY SYSTEM BEING DOWN AND OUR MAIN HEAT BROKE HOW ABOUT A MAJOR LEAK BY OUR FRONT BAR.  IT IS ABSOLUTELY POURING IN.  I HAD TO CALL MACGYVER AT 11PM AT NIGHT.

   NOW , I WAS NOT GOING TO GO TO THE NAIL AT ALL BECAUSE OF THE BRUTAL WEATHER CONDITIONS. I KEPT ASKING MYSELF SHOULD I GO OR NOT ? 20 TIMES I SAID THIS TO MYSELF. WHEELS FINALLY SAYS , " JUST GO , CHECK ON EVERYTHING , AND COME BACK. "  I WANTED TO CHECK THE HEAT AND PIPES BUT I REALLY FELT CONFIDENT THEY BE OKAY. I WAS SO CORRECT......HEAT AND PIPES WERE GOOD.

     WHEN I ARRIVED WATER WAS POURING THROUGH THE ROOF VIA A RECESSED DRAIN ON THE ROOF. THE ICE CREATED AN ICE DAMN AND I NEEDED TO COME UP WITH AN IDEA. I CLEANED UP BIG TIME AND COULD NOT FIGURE ANYTHING OUT WITH THE MATERIALS AT THE NAIL WHICH WAS LIMITED. I HAD TO GO HOME. SO WANTED A BEER AND BRANDY RIGHT NOW.

  BACK HOME I GRAB SOME PLUMBING TOOLS , TAPE , AND A 9 FOOT LONG 3" PVC PIPE. I HAVE MY YOUNGEST RETURN TO THE NAIL WITH ME TO HELP.  THE BUCKETS ARE FILLING UP IN LESS THAN 45 MINUTES. THIS MEANS I CAN NOT LEAVE WITHOUT DIVERTING THE WATER. USING 2 FUNNELS , A 90 DEGREE PVC ELBOW ,  A 9 FOOT 3" PVC PIPE , AND TAPE I CAME UP WITH A SYSTEM TO CATCH THE LEAKING WATER AND RE-ROUTE IT TO A SINK.  PROBLEM SOLVED IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES. THE WATER IS POURING THROUGH THE ROOF LIKE NIAGARA FALLS. I POSTED PICTURES ON FACEBOOK. MAN , ALWAYS SOMETHING.

   STOP AT MCDONALDS TO GET MY YOUNGEST AN ORDER OF FRENCH FRIES. JUST ONE ORDER OF FRENCH FRIES.  WE WERE 2ND IN LINE BUT AS SOON AS WE PULLED UP TO THE WINDOW THE 1ST CAR DROVE AWAY.  WE SHOULD BE DONE IN SECONDS FOR JUST ONE FRENCH FRY ORDER. I WAS ABSOLUTELY FUCKING AMAZED ON THE KID WHO SERVED US.  THE BILL WAS $2.64. I GAVE THE WORKER $5.64 TO GET RID OF PENNIES IN MY CAR. THIS WOULD BE CHANGE OF $3.00.  I HAND THE WORKER THE CHANGE FIRST AND HE DROPS A PENNY ON THE GROUND OUTSIDE.  HE SAYS , " OH , IT WAS JUST A PENNY. "  HE TAKES ALOT OF TIME COUNTING MONEY.  I MEAN UNUSUALLY LONG. HE IS COUNTING ONE BY ONE EACH PENNY I GAVE HIM WHEN IT SHOULD JUST BE 3 DOLLAR BILLS IN CHANGE BACK TO ME. HE HANDS ME BACK 2 ONE DOLLAR BILLS AND A BUNCH OF CHANGE. I SAY TO HIM , " ARE YOU OUT OF ONE'S ? THAT IS ALOT OF CHANGE ". HE REPLIES , " NO , YOUR CHANGE IS $2 AND 99 CENTS BECAUSE YOU DROPPED A PENNY. "  I REPLY , " ARE YOU KIDDING ME ? "  WE WAIT ANOTHER 5 MINUTES FOR THE SINGLE ORDER FRENCH FRIES. I GIVE HIM ALL HIS CHANGE BACK PLUS ANOTHER PENNY AND GET A DOLLAR IN RETURN. AGAIN , HE TAKES A LONG TIME TO COUNT THE MONEY.  UN---- FUCKING-----BELIEVABLE !!!  99.99999% OF PEOPLE WOULD SAY , " HEY , DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE PENNY. I'LL WALK OUT AND GET IT LATER ON MY SHIFT. HERE IS YOUR 3 DOLLARS IN CHANGE. "   I WAS ABSOLUTELY PERPLEXED ON THIS KID.

   BACK HOME I WATCH THE MOST EXCITING COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP I CAN REMEMBER. I WANTED GEORGIA TO WIN AND THEY SHIT THE BED BIG TIME. A 2 TOUCHDOWN LEAD EVAPORATED AND ALABAMA WON THEIR 30TH TITLE IN LAST 31 YEARS. WHAT A FRIGGIN GAME. I THOUGHT THE ALABAMA QB WAS VERY COOL WITH HIS DEMEANOR DURING AND AFTER THE WIN. I ALSO THOUGHT THE LINEMAN PROPOSING TO HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS EVEN NICER.

   OFF TO BED WITH THE PUP. SLEPT BAD WORRYING ABOUT EVERYTHING.

    TUESDAY        1 - 9 - 18

   SOLVING PROBLEMS.......IT'S WHAT I DO.  AND YOU KNOW WHAT ? I'M KINDA GETTING SICK OF IT.  TRYING TO SKIP BEER AND BRANDY DOESN'T HELP EITHER. I FORESEE MOUNTAIN HOUSE SOON.

   SO , HERE IS MY DAY :

   - TAKE A SHOWER AT 6AM.

   - GET YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL ON A 2 HOUR LATE ARRIVAL. FINE WITH ME.

   - CUT DOWN A CLOSET DOOR TO PREP FOR A SIDE JOB NEXT WEEK AT AN AUNTS HOUSE.  USING A CIRCULAR SAW IN MY BASEMENT MADE A MESS. I ASKED MY KID TO CLEAN IT UP..........WHICH MEANS I WILL DO IT TOMORROW.

   - SECURED DECORATIVE PANELS ON THE FRONT OF OUR FIRE PLACE BECAUSE THEY KEPT FALLING OFF WHENEVER WE PULL THE ACCESS PANEL DOOR DOWN.  THIS WAS A NUISANCE AND I AM GLAD I FIXED IT.

   - DO BOOKS AND DRIVE TO THE BANK TO MAKE A DEPOSIT. ALSO MAIL LETTERS.

   - DROP OFF A COMPUTER AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE IN HAVERTOWN SO HE CAN TROUBLE SHOOT IT.

   - MEET A COUSIN AT THE NAIL WHO HOOKS ME UP WITH A NEW SECURITY SYSTEM PAD AND OTHER THINGS.

   - CHANGE MARQUEE SIGN IN 6 FEET OF SNOW. YES , MOUNDS OF SNOW WERE PLOWED TO OUR SIGN. GLAD I WORE MY SNOW BOOTS.

   - HEAT TECH ARRIVES AND WE GO ON ROOF. HE CHANGES A FLAME SENSOR WHILE I CLEAN OUT A DRAIN AND SWEEP WATER TO A GUTTER ACCESS. GLAD I BROUGHT MY SNOW BOOTS AND LONG RUBBER GLOVES.

   - CLEAN UP AREA OF INDOOR LEAK.  I PUT EVERYTHING AWAY THAT I USED FOR THE MACGYVER. DIVERTING THE LEAKING WATER TO A SINK WAS HUGE.  BY CLEARING THE DRAIN ON THE ROOF AND SWEEPING WATER TO A CLOSE GUTTER IT STOPPED THE LEAK.

   SO , 3 MAJOR PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN FIXED.........MAIN HEAT , SECURITY SYSTEM , AND LEAK. 

   I LET THE BARTENDER RE-OPEN AND HEAD HOME. I WOULD WORK THE POOL LEAGUE TONIGHT BUT THE TEAM THAT BACK STABBED US WAS PLAYING SO THAT MEANS............GET OUT BEFORE I GO CODE RED.

   WHEELS AND I MAKE A WONDERFUL SALAD WITH LEFTOVERS.  ACTUALLY THAT SHOULD BE AN OXYMORON. THE WORDS " SALAD " AND " WONDERFUL " SHOULD NEVER MEET. I HAD 2 HELPINGS WITH LIMITED TO NO OTHER GREAT STUFF LIKE SCALOPPINI , MEATBALLS , BREAD , PASTA , RICE , AND MORE. BEING FAT TOTALLY BLOWS. KIDS LOOKS AT ME AND THAN LOOK TO THEIR PARENTS AND SAY , " MOMMY , CAN WE FEED HIM ? "

   I SETTLE DOWN FOR THE NIGHT. I HAVE A LONG WEEK AND WEEKEND AHEAD SO THIS NIGHT WAS NICE TO CHILL. I START THE FIRE PLACE AND WHEELS AND I SETTLE IN. WE WATCH AN EPISODE OF " SURVIVING ESCOBAR " AND 2 EPISODES OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH TOWER. " ALL OF THEM WERE EXCELLENT.

   OFF TO BED AND I SLEPT OK AT BEST.  GETTING WOKE UP AT MIDNIGHT ( MY PRIME R.E.M. ) BY MY CELL PHONE GOING OFF DID NOT HELP.  I ANSWERED THE CALL AND AGAIN SOLVED A PROBLEM.  HOW APPROPRIATE TO END THE NIGHT.

    WEDNESDAY        1 - 10 - 18

   THE SHIP IS RIGHTED.

    IT SEEMS I AM ALWAYS FIXING OR PROBLEM SOLVING SOMETHING. IT WAS NICE THE HEAT , SECURITY SYSTEM , AND LEAK WERE ALL SECURED.  IT WAS A WEIGHT LIFTED OF MY ASS.

   SPEAKING OF ASS. THIS IS A BIT GROSS BUT INQUISITIVE. I MEAN THEY EVEN WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT CALLED " EVERYONE POOPS ".  THERE IS A SIGN IN OUR UPSTAIRS BATHROOM THAT SAYS , " POOPING IN PROGRESS ". SO WHY ALL THIS POOP TALK ?  I BELIEVE IT IS A FORM OF ART. MAYBE EVEN SOME KINDA OF SPIRITUAL SIGN. ALLS I KNOW I HAVE BEEN WRITING DOWN MY LAST 3 DAYS OF POOP. THAT IS 9 TOTAL. YEP 3 TIMES A DAY I RELEASE THE HOUNDS AND I WROTE NOTES ON IT. I HAVE NO LIFE.

   POOP ART : ( I HOPE THESE VISUALS OF MY STOOL ARE NOT SO UNPLEASANT )

   MONDAY :

    1) A DOLPHIN PEAKING HIS HEAD OUT OF THE WATER WITH LITTLE BAIT FISH AROUND HIM

    2) AN ORIENTAL MALE HAPPY FACE WITH A CIGAR HANGING OUT THE SIDE OF HIS MOUTH.

    3) THE LETTER " C " UNDERLINED TWICE AND WITH AN EXCLAMATION POINT AND A COMMA.

  TUESDAY :

    1) A CANOE WITH ONE OAR.

    2) " Z " LIKE ZORRO WITH DOTS CIRCLING THE " Z "

    3) THE LETTER " H " WITH A HALF MOON THROUGH IT.

   WEDNESDAY :

    1) 3 TURTLES WITH THEIR HEADS OUT OF THE WATER AND ONE MINNOW SWIMMING AWAY.

    2) A SNAKE CIRCLED IN A COIL WITH ITS HEAD LOOKING UP.

    3) A LOG FLUME TILTED SLIGHTLY OUT OF THE WATER. SOME PARTS WERE BROKEN OFF THE BACK END.

   OK , ENOUGH ABOUT MY POOP ART.  TODAY , I GOT UP AND SCOOTED MY YOUNGEST OFF TO SCHOOL.

   TO THE BASEMENT TO WORK ON THIS CUSTOM DOOR FOR MY AUNT. I ASKED MY YOUNGEST , " THIS DOOR DOES NOT LOOK THE BEST AFTER I CUT IT DOWN. I KNOW IT WILL LOOK DECENT IF I CAULK AND PAINT IT. THE QUESTION IS SHOULD I CONTINUE TO MAKE IT LOOK OKAY FOR FREE OR GO TO HOME DEPOT AND BUY A NEW ONE FOR $40. ?" THE KID REPLIED , " IT'S A CLOSET DOOR FOR THEIR UPSTAIRS. I GO WITH FREE. " I LIKE THIS KID.

   SO DOWNSTAIRS I WENT TO FILE NAILS POKING THROUGH THE DOOR A TINY TINY BIT AND CAULK OPEN SEAMS ON THE DOOR. TOMORROW I WILL PAINT IT TO SAVE TIME WHEN WE INSTALL IT.

   TRASH MEN TAKE OFFICE CHAIR AND SMALL LOVE SEAT.......NICE.

   TRIED TO JUST CHILL TODAY SINCE I WOULD BE BARTENDING TONIGHT. I HAVE A LONG WEEK AND WEEKEND. PLAYED WITH THE PUP , SNUGGLED WITH MY YOUNGEST , AND GRABBED WHEELS BUTT SEVERAL TIMES. IT WAS A GOOD DAY. 

   DAMN.......GOT OUR GAS BILL TODAY.  I KNOW IT WAS RECORD COLD BUT THE FIRE PLACE DEFINITELY CAME INTO PLAY ON THE HIGH BILL.  I WILL DO A BETTER JOB ADJUSTING FROM FIRE PLACE TO OVERALL HOUSE THERMOSTAT BETTER IN THE FUTURE.

   A SALAD FOR LUNCH AND NOTHING MORE UNTIL LATE NIGHT WHEN I ARRIVED HOME.  A GLASS OF WINE , VEYR OLD CRACKERS & HUMMUS , AND 3 SMALL PIECES OF SHARP CHEESE. I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT DIETING AND EATING HEALTHY REALLY BLOWS.

   ON CRAIGSLIST I LOOKED FOR EAGLES TICKETS FOR THE PLAYOFF GAME THIS SATURDAY. I FOUND SOME DECENT DEALS. IF IT FELL THROUGH I FIGURE I CALL SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY OR MAYBE GO TO A LOCAL PUB TO WATCH THE GAME. IT WAS THAN I REALIZED I COULD DO NONE OF THIS BECAUSE WE HAVE A HIP HOP SHOW ON SATURDAY IN WHICH I MUST WORK IT............DAMN IT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO PREP FOR THE NIGHT , DO SOME STOCKING OF PBR BEER , UPDATE OUR SECURITY SYSTEM OF PRIVATE CODES , OTHER STUFF , AND BARTEND.

   HELPED A FRIEND.

   WATCHED VILLANOVA SMOKE XAVIER......BOUT TIME. THEY ALWAYS KICK OUR ASS. I DID NOT KNOW VILLANOVA WENT BACK TO A #1 RANKING.

   GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME. 

   I HEAD HOME TO CHILL WITH SOME SNACKS , WINE , AND WHEELS. I WALK THE PUP AND SOON HEAD TO BED.

   TOMORROW - A TRIBUTE TO A BIRTHDAY GIRL.......WHEELS. IF YOU HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT IT IS ON THERE NOW.

     THURSDAY     1 - 11 - 18

   HAPPY BIRTHDAY WHEELS !! ( TRIBUTE WILL BE LAST )

   I POSTED A BIRTHDAY WISH / TRIBUTE TO WHEELS TODAY. OVER 150 FAMILY MEMBERS RESPONDED IN LESS THAN 12 HOURS........IT WAS QUITE NICE TO SEE.

   WORK ON A BEDROOM DOOR IN MY BASEMENT.  I FINISHED PAINTING IT AND IS NOW READY TO BE TRANSPORTED TO A SIDE JOB NEXT WEEK.

   EXCITED ALL DAY. OUR ELDEST WAS COMING HOME FROM OUT OF COUNTRY 11 DAYS EARLY. IT COSTS US $200+ BUT I DID NOT CARE ONE BIT. I FOLLOWED HER FLIGHT STATUS ALL MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON. I COULD WAIT UNTIL SHE GOT HOME.

   ALL OF US HEAD TO THE AIRPORT AND MAKE GREAT TIME. I USE A LITTLE TRICK ON THE BLUE ROUTE BY GETTING OFF THE HAVERTOWN EXIT AND THAN IMMEDIATELY GETTING BACK ON THE BLUE ROUTE VIA THE ENTRANCE FROM WEST CHESTER PIKE. A FRIEND SHOWED ME THIS WHEN TRAFFIC IS AT A STAND STILL.......IT WORKED PHENOMENAL.

   WE GOOD TIME AND PULL OVER ON THE EXIT FOR THE AIRPORT RIGHT OFF ROUTE 95.  WE WAITED AND WAITED AND WAITED. I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG.  AFTER 50 MINUTES OUR KID CALLS AND SAYS , " YEP , THE " B " LUCK.........MY LUGGAGE DID NOT ARRIVE. " WHAT HAPPEN IS HER TRANSFER PLANE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MOVE HER LUGGAGE TO THE PHILADELPHIA BOUND PLANE.  THE KID MADE A REQUEST AND THE AIRLINE COMPANY DELIVERED HER LUGGAGE TO OUR HOUSE 10 HOURS LATER.

   WE STOP AT " NICK'S ROAST BEEF " FOR A VERY NICE MEAL. A LITTLE CELEBRATION FOR WHEELS BIRTHDAY AND OUR ELDEST BEING HOME.  I BROKE MY " 3 B " MEAL PLAN ( NO BREAD , NO BEER , NO BRANDY ) BY HAVING A ROASTED PORK SANDWICH WITH HORSERADISH , LONG HOTS , AND PROVOLONE. JESUS IT WAS GOOD. I DID COMPENSATE BUT NOT DRINKING BEER AND HAVING WATER. DAMN THAT WAS TOUGH.  WE EVEN SAW AND TALKED TO SOME COUSINS THERE.

   I COMPLETELY ENJOY EVERYONE'S COMPANY AND THAN MY ELDEST MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT......SHE BROKE UP WITH HER BOYFRIEND. I FELT BAD FOR THE KID.  WE ALL HAD OUR HEARTS BROKEN. AFTER CONSOLING AND TALKING THE KID BOUNCED BACK WITH A NEW ATTITUDE......." SPEND TIME FOR ME ". IT WAS THE BATTLE CRY. I AGREED WITH HER AND SAID , " I AM HAPPY AS SHIT YOU BROKE UP WITH HIM. "  SHE LAUGHED WHICH MADE ME FEEL GOOD.  MY ANTENNAS TOLD ME SOMETHING WAS WRONG WHEN SHE ANNOUNCED COMING HOME WAY EARLY. 3 DAYS AGO FACE TIMING LIVE THE COUPLE SEEMED OKAY. FOR ONCE , I WAS SUPER GLAD MY ANTENNAS WERE NOT ON THE MONEY. THOUGH WHEELS AND I DID TALK ABOUT IT IMMEDIATELY AFTER FACE TIMING.

   WE ARRIVE HOME AND UNLOAD. WE TALK AND SHOW THE KID HER NEW ROOM. SHE LIKED IT AND ALL THE WORK WE DID WAS APPRECIATED.

   A SPECIAL GREETING FROM THE PUP. AGAIN , AND FOR THE 1000TH TIME , HAVING A DOG IS AWESOME. THE PUP FREAKED OUT WHEN OUR ELDEST ARRIVED HOME.  WHIMPERING , SMILING , HOWLING , AND MORE WAS THE GREETING. ALL OF US WENT UPSTAIRS TO SEE THE NEW BEDROOM......THE DOG RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.  THE PUP JUMPS ON THE BED AND FOR 15 MINUTES ALL OF US PET , HUG , AND PLAY WITH HER. I LOVED EVERY SECOND.

   OFF TO THE NAIL. I GOT SOME THINGS DONE BUT I REALLY WANTED TO BE HOME.  I HAVE 2 UNDER AGE GUYS COME IN AND START SETTING UP SOUND EQUIPMENT. I ASK THEM WHY THEY ARE HERE ? THEY TELL ME FOR " OPEN MIC ". I IMMEDIATELY SHUT THEM DOWN BECAUSE THEY WERE UNDER 21 AND THERE WAS NO OPEN MIC TONIGHT.

   I DO " THE TWIST " FOR 45 MINUTES. IT IS MY FORM OF SEMI-EXERCISING. I GET CAUGHT WHEN A " REGULAR " STOPS IN AFTER BEING ON THE WEST COAST FOR 2 MONTHS.

   I GIVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND GET A CALL FROM WHEELS. HER BEST FRIEND HAS STOPPED BY FOR A SURPRISE VISIT.  THIS BEST FRIEND IS A PARTY IN A CLOSET.  IT IS ALWAYS SO MUCH FUN TO BE WITH HER.  THE BOOZE FLOWED AND THE LAUGHS WERE CONSISTENT.  WE EVEN WENT UPSTAIRS TO HANG WITH OUR ELDEST FOR A LITTLE. OH , I WAS GOOD. I HAD NO BEER OR BRANDY BUT DID HAVE CLEAR VODKA AND SELTZER WATER WITH A SPLASH OF DIET CRANBERRY JUICE.

  PAPPA JOHNS PIZZA. I NEVER HAD IT AND TONIGHT WAS MY CHANCE. MY CELL PHONE RINGS AND THE DELIVERY GUY SAYS , " HELLO , I AM OUTSIDE WITH YOUR PIZZA. " IT IS 11:30PM AND I DID NOT ORDER A PIZZA BUT I TELL THE GUY , " YOU KNOW WHAT ? I DID NOT ORDER A PIZZA BUT I WILL BUY IT FROM YOU. I DON'T SEE YOU OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE. "  HE RESPONDS , " YES , I AM HERE. " I SAID , " WHERE EXACTLY IS HERE ? " I EVENTUALLY FOUND OUT HE WAS IN DENVER , COLORADO.  JUST HAPPENED TO BE WHERE MY KID'S 1ST FLIGHT WAS............HMMMMM.

   LUGGAGE COMES LATE NIGHT. OUR PUP ANNOUNCED THAT. IT WOKE ME UP AROUND 1AM. I BROUGHT THE SUITCASE INSIDE. PRETTY GOOD SERVICE ACTUALLY.

   ELDEST VISITS A FRIEND LATE NIGHT TOO. OUR HOUSE IS WHOLE AGAIN.

    MY BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE FOR WHEELS : 

  This Birthday dedication is very easy for me to write. It's to a girl who changed my life for the better 100 times over. I could not imagine being without her. 
--- She is the infamous " Wheels " :
- A huge annual party specifically named after her called Wheelstock.
- helped build a Mountain House for 5 years. On 40 foot ladders doing siding , bit by 100's of mosquitoes , getting buckets of water from a lake a 100 times for deck footers , peeing in the woods , on 20 foot high scaffolding staining wood ceilings, drywalling , spackling , nailing , and many things more.
- the most polite , nicest , loving , coolest , understanding , patient , fun human being I have ever met.
- 2 beautiful kids ( that look like her thankfully) .
- my best friend. my best friend. my best friend.
- rides on motorcycles , skiis , fishes , hikes , camps , dances , travels , and much more.
- respected and loved by her co-workers , friends , and family.
- 30+ years of laughing. Every day I make her cry laugh. It is fulfilling to say the least. Making her belly laugh each day is a pleasure and honor.
- puts up with my impatience and everything opposite I wrote above.
- had sex with me twice.....both on New Year's eve. Thus....2 kids.
- reads our daily website religiously and roars laughs at my stupidity and humor. 
- shoots pool and plays all sports.
- parties and cheers with every local team.
- the back bone of all financing on all properties.
- a loving Mom.
- an angel put on earth to better us.
- a person that sees the good in everyone.
- in 30+ years I can not remember one argument.....NOT ONE.
- a person that is hilarious to watch at the end of exciting sporting games. Any overtimes I just watch her instead of the TV.
- the funnest person to chill , tailgate , or hang out with.
- allows me to grab her butt 10 times a day and always says thank you. 
- Her softball years. She could run like the wind and I loved watching her play. Ran so fast she was nicknamed " Wheels ".
- generous , supportive , smart , and beautiful both inside and out.
- sings oldie songs and knows every word.
- She is a true soul of good. A person no one ever says anything bad about. A person that surpasses all my expectations as a wife , friend , and human. I am in awe of her.
** I can not tell you how blessed I am for meeting this girl on a pool table at a friend's party 33 years ago. Thank goodness she laughed when I asked her to go watch the sunrise with me at 11am. Yep....I was that smooth and maybe a little tipsy. ( true story )
Wheels , love is not a strong enough word to describe a pure person like you. The admiration and feelings is immeasurable. I wish the whole world was like you. It be such a better place. ** 
>> Happy Birthday kid - Love Big Daddy <<

       FRIDAY          1 - 12 - 18

    62 DEGREES ????........HAVE TO DO SOME OUTSIDE WORK NOW.

    WITH THIS WARM FRONT THAT CAME IN MID JANUARY I HAD TO GET 3 PROJECTS DONE IMMEDIATELY. THE ICE COLD TEMPS WILL RETURN WITHIN 24 HOURS.

   FIRST - MY YOUNGEST AND I REMOVED ALL OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.

   SECOND - MY YOUNGEST AND I CLEARED OUR OUTSIDE STEPS TO THE BASEMENT.  A LARGE TRASHCAN WAS FILLED WITH LEAVES. IF THE DRAIN CLOGS.......WATER GOES IN OUR BASEMENT.  THAT IS NOT FUN.

   THIRD - PUP GETS A LONG OVERDUE SHOWER.  I LATHERED SHAMPOO EVERYWHERE ON THIS SEMI-ACCEPTING DOG. SHE WAS GOOD AND LOOKED FORWARD TO FINISHING AND RUNNING OUTSIDE IN THE 62 DEGREE WEATHER TO DRY. SHE SMELLED GREAT THE REST OF THE NIGHT.

   YOUNGEST GOES TO DINNER WITH FRIENDS AND PUSHES IDEA OF USING OUR MOUNTAIN HOUSE FOR SPRING BREAK.......WITH NO ADULTS.  TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM WHEELS HAS DECIDED TO HAVE A HAPPY HOUR AT OUR HOUSE WITH ALL THE MOMS TO DISCUSS IF THESE KIDS ARE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH. ALL KIDS ARE STRAIGHT " A " STUDENTS.

   SPEAKING OF WHEELS.  MY BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE RECEIVED QUITE ALOT OF ATTENTION. CLOSE TO 200 FAMILY MEMBERS COMMENTED OR LIKED MY BIRTHDAY WISH TO HER.

   WHEELS AND I WATCH AN EPISODE OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". A LITTLE AFTERNOON MATINEE. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

   OFF TO THE NAIL WHERE IT WAS TOUGH LEAVING. MY ELDEST WORKED AND SEEMED TO ENJOY SOME MALE ATTENTION AND GOOD TIPS.  I TRIED TO STAY OUT OF IT.  EVERY TIME I LEFT SOMETHING WOULD NEED ATTENTION LIKE......CHANGE THE DEEP FRYER OIL , CHANGE A ROLLING ROCK KEG , CUT LEMONS & LIMES , CHANGE A VICTORY HOP DEVIL KEG , FIX A KEG HANDLE , AND ORGANIZING BANDS.

   AT 5PM THE NAIL WAS PROMOTED ON 104.5FM VIA THE BAND KNIGHTLIFE............KINDA COOL.

   I FINALLY ROLL OUT AND MEET UP WITH WHEELS. WE CHILL AND WATCH  " SURVIVING ESCOBAR " AND ANOTHER " THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". BOTH WERE VERY GOOD.

   I ROLL TO BED AROUND MIDNIGHT AND LIKE A DUMB ASS I START WATCHING A MOVIE THAT CAUGHT MY INTEREST. IT WAS CALLED " ALMOST FAMOUS ".  A CUTE LITTLE DISNEY TYPE MOVIE WITH ROCK BANDS. IT WAS MADE IN 2000 AND THERE WERE AT LEAST 5 YOUNG ACTORS THAT ARE VERY POPULAR NOW 18 YEARS LATER.  I WAS PRETTY PISSED AT MYSELF FOR STAYING UP PAST 2AM.

   LONG DAY TOMORROW BUT MY MAIN CONCERN IS OUR EAGLES.  IT'S WEIRD , SOME TIMES I FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE GAME WHEN OUR ANNOUNCERS TALK ABOUT IT AND THAN REALLY BAD ABOUT THE GAME WHEN OUTSIDE EXPERTS TALK ABOUT IT.  MAN IT BE FUN IF THEY WIN.  THE CITY AND FAN SO NEED IT WAY WAY WAY MORE THAN THE FALCONS.

    SATURDAY      1 - 13 - 18

    THERE IS ONE AND ONLY ONE THING TO WRITE ABOUT TODAY.......E !!!  A !!!  G !!! L !!! E !!! S !!! EAGLES !!!

    THE DEFIBRILLATORS MUST HAVE BEEN GOING OFF CITY AND SUBURB WIDE BECAUSE THIS GAME WENT DOWN TO THE FINAL PLAY ON THE 2 YARD LINE..........AHHHHHH !!!!!!!!

    I ALREADY MOVED NEXT SUNDAY'S LIVE AT THE NAIL RADIO SHOW TO FEBRUARY 3RD. THERE IS NOW WAY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH I COULD HOST A RADIO SHOW WHILE THE EAGLES ARE PLAYING IN THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.  THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE I WILL BE TAILGATING NEXT SUNDAY , AT XFINITY LIVE OR McFADDENS , OR MAYBE EVEN ATTENDING THE GAME.

   I AM SO DAMN GIDDY OF THIS WIN !!!!!!!

   SO , HERE IS MY THOUGHTS :

   WE LITERALLY TRIED TO GIVE THIS GAME AWAY. WAS OUR TEAM TOO HYPED UP ? WAS THE ADRENALIN TOO PUMPED ? MAYBE A LITTLE OF BOTH BUT AS USUAL PHILLY FANS HAD DO ENDURE PAIN THE ENTIRE GAME. EXCEPT ONE HUGE DISTINCTION.........THE EAGLES HAVE BEEN FINDING A WAY TO WIN ALL SEASON.

   THE OVER COMES :

   - FIRST DAMN RUN PLAY AND WE FUMBLE.

   - NOT ONE , NOT TWO , BUT THREE EAGLES TOUCH A PUNTED BALL TO MAKE IT " LIVE ".  EVEN THOUGH OUR PUNT RETURNER IS WAVING HIS HANDS LIKE A MENTAL PATIENT TO STAY AWAY.  WHEN HE DOES THIS , THE PLAY IS CALLED " POISON " WHICH MEANS STAY AWAY FROM THE DAMN BALL !!!

   - FUMBLED THE BALL ON THE GOAL LINE BUT NICK FOLES RECOVERS IT.

   - 2 TURNOVERS CREATED 10 POINTS FOR THE FALCONS.......THE ONLY 10 POINTS.

   - MISSED EXTRA POINT. THOUGHT FOR SURE IT COME BACK AND BITE US IN THE NADS.

   - SOME DESERVED PENALTIES AND SOME NOT SO DESERVED PENALTIES. THE HELMET TO HELMET IN THE END ZONE WAS A HORRIBLE CALL. I THOUGHT MERRILL REESE WAS GOING TO HAVE A STROKE.

   - FOLES TAKING A SACK TO PUSH THEM OUT OF FIELD GOAL RANGE.

    HOW EAGLES BYPASSED THE MISTAKES AND OVERCAME  :

   - AJAYI SHIT THE BED BY FUMBLING HIS FIRST RUN BUT CAME BACK STRONG WITH A GREAT 32 YARD SCREEN RUN. HE TOTALED CLOSE OT A 100 YARDS BOTH PASS AND RUNNING.

   - THE DOUBTERS AND NON BELIEVERS WERE COMPLETELY SHUT UP BY NICK FOLES BACK-UP QB PLAY. HIS NUMBERS WERE EXCELLENT AND RAY DIDDINGER , THE MOST RESPECTED REPORTED , ANALYST , AND HALL OF FAME WRITE SAID HE WAS " CLUTCH ......IN FACT USE ANY DESCRIPTION YOU WANT .....AWESOME , EXCELLENT....."

   - NEW PLAYS THAT WORKED. FOR 2 WEEKS NAY SAYERS SAID ," YEAH RIGHT , OUR COACH HAS " NEW " PLAYS.....YEAH RIGHT ".  WELL , HE DID AND THEY WORKED PERFECTLY. ESPECIALLY THE 2 DOUBLE SCREENS IN A ROW AND A RUN OPTION TO AGHOLOR BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

  - THE FANS - ONE PLAYER DESCRIBED THE NOISE AS ," THE FILED WAS ACTUALLY SHAKING. "

   - THE DEFENSE STEPPED UP BIG TIME. THE ONLY 10 POINTS CAME OFF TURNOVERS.  THE DEFENSE ALLOWED 0 POINTS IN THE 2ND HALF.

   - OFFENSE - THEY MOVED THE BALL AND THE TWO EIGHT MINUTE DRIVES THAT LED TO FIELD GOALS WERE HUGE ESPECIALLY THE ONE STARTING AT OUR OWN 4 YARD LINE.

   - THE " MIRACULOUS KNEE RECEPTION " - A FALCON SAFETY SOOOOO SHOULD OF INTERCEPTED A BALL BUT HE MISPLAYED IT AND IT BOUNCED LIKE A SUPER BALL OFF HIS KNEE RIGHT INTO OUR TORREY SMITH'S HANDS. WHAT THE HELL ??!!   THIS LED TO A VERY IMPORTANT LAST SECOND FIELD GOAL TO END THE HALF.

   - COACHES DECISION 1 - 4TH AND GOAL ON THE 1/2 YARD LINE. BLUNT RUNS IT IN FOR A TOUCH DOWN.

   - COACHES DECISION 2 - 4TH DOWN AND 2 1/2 YARDS AND COACH DECIDES TO KICK FIELD GOAL TO GO UP 5 POINTS. ALL OF US THOUGHT FALCONS WOULD WIN ON A TOUCH DOWN. BUT.........THERE WAS ONE BIG FACT I KEPT TO MYSELF SO NO JINXES OCCURRED. THE FALCONS ARE THE WORST TEAM IN THE RED ZONE.  THEY KICK FIELD GOALS BUT NOT TOUCH DOWNS.  WELP , THEY DID IT AGAIN AND SHIT THE BED IN THE RED ZONE......THANK YOU !!

   - THE FANS , CITY , AND SUBURBS WILLED THIS GAME. WE NEEDED IT , DESERVED IT , AND CHERISHED IT.

   - THE COACHES CALLING A GREAT GAME ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL.

   - MOTIVATION AND NOT RESPECT FOR BEING THE UNDER DOGS. JOHNSON AND LONG WEARING DOG MASKS AFTER THE GAME WAS AWESOME !!!

   - THE 50% RUN CALLING AND IT WORKED.  RUN NORTH / SOUTH WAS THE KEY.

  WELL , THAT WAS A GAME TO BE REMEMBERED.  I WAS PISSED AND IN A BAD MOOD BY THE EARLY PLAY AND THAN JUBILANT WHEN WE WON. WHAT A FUN NIGHT........EVEN THE NAIL WAS FUN ON A HIP HOP NIGHT. I ENJOYED MY YOUNGEST WHO WAS OUR COOK AND DOOR HELPER AND ARTIST ( I WILL POST  A PICTURE SHE DREW WHILE WAITING FOR FOOD ORDERS. I ALSO WAS A MANIAC TO HER DURING THE GAME BY HUGGING , SQUEEZING , AND KISSING HER THE ENTIRE GAME.

   I ALMOST HAD A BEER AND BRANDY. BUT THERE IS STILL WORK TO DO.

   I WATCHED THE REPLAY OF THE  GAME LATE NIGHT AND MY TV GOES FUZZY. I JUST GIGGLED AND WATCHED THE GAME LIKE AN OLD ZENITH ANTENNA TV......AND STILL LOVED IT. 

  THE BEST WAS TEXTING WITH FRIENDS , FAMILY , AND WHEELS. THE ONLY THING I MISSED WAS WATCHING WHEELS DURING THE FINAL PLAY. I WISH OUR KID VIDEOED IT. I ASKED WHEELS WHAT DID YOU DO THE FINAL PLAY WITH 4TH AND GOAL AT THE 2 YARD LINE ?  SHE TELLS ME SHE MADE A SOUND LIKE THE MOVIE " THE EXORCIST " WHEN WANTING OUR DEFENSE TO SACK THE FALCONS QUARTERBACK. SHE BELLOWED IN A DEEP DEMONIC VOICE , GET HIM !!! "  OUR YOUNGEST DAUGHTER CAME OUT OF HER BEDROOM AND SAID , " IS EVERYTHING ALRIGHT MOMMY ? " MAN, I WISH I WAS THERE.

    GREAT WIN BIRDS AND WE THANK YOU !!!   KEEP IT GOING !!!

   SUNDAY       1 - 14 - 18

    STILL ON THE HIGH OF THE EAGLES WIN OVER THE FALCONS. IT IS JUST SO GOOD FOR THE CITY AND SUBURBS. THE VIKINGS WILL BE THE NEXT OPPONENT AND AGAIN THE DEFENSE WILL BE NEEDED BIG TIME TO WIN. ALSO , WE CAN NOT TURN THE BALL OVER AT ANYTIME. WE WILL NOT GET AWAY WITH IT AGAINST THE VIKINGS LIKE WE DID AGAINST THE FALCONS.

   WHEELS MAKES CHEESE BURGER SOUP.....SO DAMN GOOD. SHE ALSO HOSTS A GET TOGETHER FOR THE MOMS.  THE REASON IS , SHOULD WE LET OUR KIDS GO AWAY BY THEMSELVES FOR 5 DAYS.  THE KIDS TRIED TO PROVE THEMSELVES VIA A POWER POINT PRESENTATION WHICH I HAD VIDEO TAPED. I AM LEANING TOWARDS NOT LETTING THEM GO UP UN-CHAPERONED. MAYBE THE VIDEO WILL PERSUADE ME OTHER WISE.

   TEMPERATURES DROPPED BIG TIME FROM OUR BEAUTIFUL 63 DEGREES JUST ON FRIDAY. IT DID AFFECT OUR SATURDAY NIGHT CROWD.  83 TICKETS WERE SOLD AND I WOULD SAY HALF SHOWED UP.  I HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME WATCHING THE EAGLES , PLAYING WITH MY YOUNGEST WHO WAS OUR COOK / DOOR HELPER , AND THE FIRST BAND WAS VERY GOOD. 

   TONIGHT WAS A NICE CROWD FOR A SUNDAY.  ALL THE BANDS WERE VERY COOL AND SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER. ALWAYS FUN TO HANG WITH N.A.R.P.P. WHO BOOKED THIS SHOW. THEY SEEM TO LIKE IT HERE BECAUSE TONIGHT WE BOOKED 4 MORE SHOWS TOGETHER.

   WHEELS AND I WATCH AND FINISH SEASON 1 OF " THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE ". I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD.  WE ARE A BIT CONFUSED ON THESE " FILMS " WHICH IS THE MAIN FOCUS ON THE WHOLE SEASON. IF IT IS WHAT I THINK IT IS I WILL BE VERY DISAPPOINTED. WE WILL SEE ON SEASON 2.

   WHEELS DID ENTERTAIN AND FEED 9 PEOPLE TONIGHT. I GAVE THE GUESTS A BEER LIST ALONG WITH WINE AND VODKA. THEY SEEMED TO ENJOY EVERYTHING ALONG WITH THE CHEESE BURGER SOUP AND LARGE VEGGIE TRAY.

   SOME VERY EXCITING FOOTBALL GAMES TODAY. PITTSBURGH LOST TO THE JAGUARS AGAIN AT HOME. WHEELS AND I WATCHED MOST OF THE GAME AND WOULDA LIKE TO SEE THE STEELERS WIN.  THE OTHER GAME THE VIKINGS WON ON A MIRACLE. WITH NO TIME LEFT , A RECEIVER MAKES A CATCH ALONG THE SIDE LINE WITH BASICALLY 10 SECONDS LEFT. THE SAINTS CORNER DECIDES TO DIVE AT HIM USING HIS SHOULDERS ONLY AND ARMS TUCKED IN. HE COMPLETELY MISSES THE RECEIVER AND TAKES OUT HIS OWN PLAYER HELPING HIM. THE VIKINGS RECEIVER RACED TO THE END ZONE TO WIN THE GAME WITH 0 SECONDS LEFT.........UNBELIEVABLE.

   THE ONE THING THAT WAS NICE WAS TO SEE WAS ACTIVITY AT THE NAIL.  BANDS , MUSIC , PEOPLE , AND EXCITEMENT. THE LAST 3 TO 4 WEEKS WITH HOLIDAYS , SNOW , AND COLD WAS KINDA DEPRESSING.

   OFF TO BED WHERE MY TV WORKED. I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED SINCE IT DID NOT WORK THE NIGHT BEFORE. OH , IN THE MORNING I WATCH ABOUT 50 REPLAYS OF THE EAGLES GAME AND LISTENED TO SPORTS TALK. THIS CITY IS ELECTRIC AND I AM LOVING IT. COULD THIS TEAM BE MAGICAL ? COULD THIS " NEXT MAN UP " BE THE NEXT " INVINCIBLE " MOVIE  ?  IS THIS A TEAM OF DESTINY ? OH MAN , I SURE HOPE SO.

   MONDAY        1 - 15 - 18

   ESCORT ANYONE ?...........

   OFF TO A SIDE JOB IN PHILLY.  IT WAS FREE SINCE IT WAS FOR FAMILY.  I CUSTOM MADE A CLOSET DOOR FOR THEM.  HEY , IT'S FREE AND THEY OVER THE TOP LOVED THE COLOR I PAINTED IT. I ALSO WORKED ON AN OUTLET , CABLE TV ( WHICH THEY HAVE NO CABLE ) ,  SECURED A BACKING ON A PIECE OF FURNITURE GOD MADE , AND OTHER STUFF. MY YOUNGEST CAME WITH ME WHICH WAS AWESOME. WE TALKED AND GIGGLED AS WE WORKED AND MY FAMILY MADE A NICE LUNCH OF CHICKEN CACCIATORE AND HAM & SWISS SANDWICHES. OF COURSE , SWEETS FOLLOWED WITH COFFEE. I WAS OFFERED LUNCH 35 TIMES WITHIN A 2 HOUR WINDOW. MAN THE ITALIANS. MY YOUNGEST GIGGLED EVERY TIME WE WERE ASKED TO TAKE A BREAK AND HAVE LUNCH.

   WE ROLL HOME AND I TAKE A NEW ROAD BECAUSE SOME CONTRACTOR WERE BLOCKING THE SIDE STREET LIKE ASSHOLES. WE SAW A FAIR AMOUNT OF ART MURALS WHICH WAS KINDA COOL.

   STARTED THE FIRE PLACE FOR WHEELS BEFORE I LEFT FOR MY SIDE JOB. THE HOUSE WAS TOASTY WHEN I RETURNED. I TOOK A NAP LATE AFTERNOON BECAUSE I HAD A LONG NIGHT AT THE NAIL. I ARRIVE AND PREP FOR THE NIGHT.  6 BANDS AND ACTS AND A NICE LITTLE CROWD.  THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD AND THE MUSICIANS WERE COOL.  I ALSO TOTALLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH MY ELDEST WHO BARTENDED.

   A NICE LADY CALLS THE NAIL AND ASKS IF MUSIC IS BEING PLAYED AT THE NAIL. I TOLD HER YES. SHE DRIVES IN FROM SPRINGFIELD AND IT WAS NOT WHAT I EXPECTING AT ALL.  SHE WAS A HOT AFRICAN AMERICAN ABOUT 28 YEARS OLD.  SHE IS WEARING A SHORT SHORT COTTON SKIRT UP TO HER VAGINA WITH A GOOD SIZED BOOTY AND A SUPER SKINNY WAIST AND HIGH HEELS ON. SHE WAS A GOOD LOOKING KID. I DUG HER. THE GUY ON THE OTHER HAND WAS ABOUT 80 AND LOOKED ITALIAN......BALDING , CHEESY MUSTACHE , IN AN OLD SUITE , AND JUST WITHERING OLD. I ACTUALLY SAID TO MY ELDEST , " MAN , GUYS ARE SO DISGUSTING. "  HE PAYS THE COVER CHARGE AND THEY SHOOT POOL. DID NOT ORDER ANY DRINKS AND WITHIN MINUTES HE WAS GROPING HER LIKE A HORNY TEENAGER.  SHE WAS BACKING UP HER BOOTY AGAINST HIM WHILE HE GRABBED HER ASS AND WAIST. I THREW UP IN MY MOUTH TWICE.  THEY PLAYED 2 GAMES OF POOL AND THE GUY WALKS BY AND SEES ON MY COMPUTER MY EMAIL LIST AND ME TYPING.  HE SARCASTICALLY SAYS , " SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE PRETTY BUSY TONIGHT "  I REPLY , " YEAH , I HAVE SOME TIME TO CONTACT BANDS SINCE SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT DRINKING OR TIPPING. "  THE GUY KINDA HUFFS AT ME AS HIS HOT ESCORT SAYS GOODBYE TO ME  NICELY. I WIN THE BATTLE OF WORDS AND HE GETS TO BANG A SUPER HOT CHICK.  I AM THE LOSER.

   THE BANDS WERE REALLY COOL AND IT WAS A CROWD OF ABOUT 20 PEOPLE WHICH WAS NICE FOR A MONDAY NIGHT.  2 BANDS I WILL RE-BOOK.

   HOME LATE NIGHT AND CHILL WITH NO BOOZE AGAIN. I AM REALLY GET SICK OF THIS.  I MAY NEED A CHEAT DAY THIS SUNDAY ESPECIALLY AT 6:40PM.

   I WIND DOWN THE NIGHT AND HEAD TO BED AROUND 1AM.  4 STRAIGHT NIGHTS AT THE NAIL AND A SIDE JOB. I WAS READY TO SLEEP OR DRINK. I CHOSE SLEEP.

   HAD A DREAM ABOUT BEATING THE HELL OUT OF AN EX EMPLOYEE / FRIEND AT THE NAIL.  DIFFERENT SCENES AND PLACES AND EACH TIME WE MEET I JUST BEAT THE HELL AT OF HIM. I GOT TO ADMIT IT WAS GRATIFYING SINCE THE GUY STOLE FROM FROM US REPEATEDLY.

   TUESDAY         1 - 16 - 17

   JUST SO PEOPLE AND BANDS KNOW.  I AM THE EASIEST PERSON TO FIND. I NEVER EVER HIDE ANYWHERE. YOU WANT TO BOOK A SHOW , TALK TO ME , OR HAVE A GRIEF........COME TO THE NAIL ANY DAY AT 7PM AND I WILL ALWAYS BE THERE.  I LOVE FACE TO FACE MEETINGS.......I LIKE THEM ALOT.

   SO THE DECISIONS WILL START SOON.  DO WHEELS AND I HEAD TO PHILLY TO TAIL GATE FOR OUR BELOVED EAGLES AND GO TO ONE OF THE GIGANTIC BARS OR GO TO A HOUSE PARTY OR GO TO THE NAIL OR STAY HOME.  I DID PUT SOME FEELERS OUT FOR PURCHASING TICKETS BUT I WILL GUARANTEE 9 OUT OF 10 ARE SCAMS ON CRAIGSLIST. SO I WOULD FEEL ALOT BETTER IF I KNEW THE PERSON OR MET THEM FACE TO FACE AT THE NAIL.

   I AM STILL ON MY EAT RIGHT PLAN AND TRYING TO STAY AWAY FROM  BREAD , BEER , AND BRANDY. I DROPPED 14 POUNDS SINCE JANUARY 1ST BUT THAT WAS ALL BEER AND WATER WEIGHT. I WILL CONTINUE BUT SUNDAY MAY BE A CHEAT DAY.

   CIGAR GUY HAS A LIFE. SEEMS TO HAVE MONEY , WORKS IN THE GOVERNMENT , AND BRINGS TO THE NAIL A NEW SUPER HOT CHICK EVERY TIME. I MEAN THESE GIRLS ARE SMOKING HOT.

   MORE SNOW COMING AND FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS SEASON I DON'T CARE BECAUSE IT IS FALLING ON A WEDNESDAY.  THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE FOR BEING EQUAL SO FAR THIS YEAR.

    ANY ONE HAVE ACCESS TO EAGLES TICKETS PLEASE CONTACT ME OR WHEELS.

    OUR CONDO IS BOOKED FROM JUNE 9TH TO SEPTEMBER 6TH ALREADY. I CAN NOT REMEMBER WHEN THIS HAPPENED BEFORE.  IT IS SO NICE TO HAVE BUT I ALSO KINDA MISS IT. THE MOUNTAIN HOUSE IS DOING WELL IN RENTING TOO.....WHICH I ALWAYS MISS.

   SNUGGLED WITH MY YOUNGEST AND THE PUP TODAY. CAN'T SAY I LOVE ANYTHING MUCH MORE.

   WATCH A MOVIE CALLED " STAR TREK BEYOND ". I LIKED IT.

   OFF TO THE NAIL TO OPEN AND BARTEND. I GOT ALOT OF EMAILING DONE WITH BANDS. ALSO A BAND CAME IN AND A COUSIN STOPPED BY WHO IS RENTING OUR MOUNTAIN. I ASKED HER TO BE A PART TIME BARTENDER ONCE IN AWHILE. I DID GET 2 MORE GIRLS I KNOW WHO LIKE TO BARTEND HERE.

   CHANGED THE OUTSIDE MARQUEE. FIGURE I DO IT NOW BEFORE THE SNOW COMES TOMORROW. 

   CONTACTED SOME FRIENDS WHO ARE TAIL GATING AT THE EAGLES ON SUNDAY. THIS IS JUST GETTING THE BALL ROLLING. AGAIN , WE WILL MAKE A DECISION BY SATURDAY.

   BY 10:30PM EVERYONE LEFT SO I WAS GONE TOO. I GAVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME TOO.

   FLYERS GET SMOKED BY THE RANGERS.

   BACK HOME I CHILL WITH SOME RED WINE AND VEGGIE TREATS.......PEPPERS , TOMATOES , AND CELERY. OH MY GOD THEY WERE SO GOOD !!!! ( SAID NO ONE EVER ).  I COMPENSATED BY HAVING SOME SHARP CHEESE  , MUSTARD , AND LITTLE PRETZELS THAT HAD TIC-TAC-TOE SHAPES.

   SLEPT PRETTY DARN GOOD UNTIL MY CELL PHONE WENT OFF AT 5AM. MY KID ASKED ME TO OPEN THE BACK DOOR. THE HOME PHONE WENT OFF TOO......YOUNGEST HAD A 2 HOUR DELAY.

    WEDNESDAY        1 - 17 - 18

     IT'S THURSDAY RIGHT ?

    AWAKENED AT 5AM BY A CELL PHONE TEXT MY DAY STARTS. I MAKE A LUNCH ( FLUFFER NUTTER AND PEANUT BUTTER....REMEMBER THEM ? ) FOR MY YOUNGEST AND START DOING WEBSITE STUFF.  BY 8:40AM MY KID DID NOT GET UP WHICH MEANT I HAD TO DRIVE HER TO SCHOOL.  I CLEAN THE CAR OF SNOW AND ICE FOR WHEELS , DRIVE OUR YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL , AND RETURN HOME WITH A NICE AND TOASTY CAR FOR WHEELS TO HEAD TO WORK.

    HEAD DOWN THE BASEMENT AND SPEND ABOUT 1 HOUR ORGANIZING THINGS.  I FIGURE EVERY TIME I GO DOWN THE BASEMENT I WANT TO DO SOMETHING. MY TOOL ROOM REALLY GOT OUT OF HAND.

    POOP TWICE BEFORE 10AM. I WILL NOT TELL YOU THE ARTWORK BUT I DO EXAMINE IT AND GIGGLE TO MYSELF. YES......I HAVE NO LIFE.

    MAKE A SMOOTHIE...........BANANA , BERRIES , PINEAPPLE SODA WATER , STRAWBERRIES , AND ICE. OH MY GOD IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN A MCDONALDS EGG AND SAUSAGE SANDWICH WITH A MILK SHAKE. I ALSO HAD 3 SLICED PIECES OF APPLE.

    BLOW.

    BY 2PM I COULD NOT KEEP MY EYES OPEN SO I NAPPED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES WITH THE PUP. I WATCHED SOME " BLUE PLANET " ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL.  MAN THE FILMING IS REMARKABLE OF UNDERWATER LIFE. 

   OUR YOUNGEST CAME HOME AT 2:45PM AND I SNUGGLED WITH HER AND THE PUP. THIS IS A GOOD DAY.

   I MADE A DEAL WITH MY YOUNGEST.  WHATEVER MY FAMILY MEMBER SENDS IN THE MAIL FOR OUR SIDE JOB 2 DAYS AGO GOES TO HER. WELL , WITHIN 48 HOURS THE CHECK ARRIVED. MY KID MADE $100 WITH A LUNCH. I GOT THE SATISFACTION OF BEING WITH HER FOR 3 HOURS.  SEEMS LIKE A GOOD TRADE TO ME.

   I MAKE A BIG SALAD...........MIXED ROMAINE LETTUCE , CHERRY TOMATOES , MUSHROOMS , CELERY , BABY CARROTS , SHARP CHEESE , ROMANO CHEESE , UNSALTED PEANUTS , SUN FLOWER SEEDS , SMALL PURPLE BERRIES , AND A VINAIGRETTE DRESSING. OH MY GOD IT WAS SO GOOD. WAY WAY BETTER THAN A PIZZA OR CHEESE STEAK WITH A BEER.

   BLOW.

   OFF TO THE NAIL - YESTERDAY I WORKED ON A VACUUM CLEANER. I WAS OUT OF BAGS SO I ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE DIRT FROM THE TINY HOLE IN THE BAG.  IT WAS REALLY GOING GOOD UNTIL I RIPPED IT LIKE THE BEJESUS. I EVEN TRIED TO SCOTCH TAPE IT AND AFTER 2 PIECES OF TAPE I JUST STARTED GIGGLING.....NO WAY MACGYVER WAS SAVING THIS PREGNANT BAG THAT I GAVE A C-SECTION TO.  I CALLED THE HARDWARE STORE WHO HAD THE BAGS I NEEDED. I CALLED A VACUUM PARTS STORE IN HAVERTOWN AND THEY DID NOT HAVE THE BAGS I NEEDED. THAN I THOUGHT.....LET ME CHECK MY BASEMENT NICKNAMED " THE HARDWARE STORE ". I HAD 10 BAGS. I BROUGHT ONE TO THE NAIL , INSERTED IN THE VACUUM , AND VACUUMED THE WHOLE NAIL. IT WORKED PERFECTLY.

   LAST NIGHT I GO TO EMPTY THE OUTSIDE TRASHCAN AT THE NAIL.  I GRAB IT AND THE HANDLE DISINTEGRATES IN MY HAND. I SHAKE MY HEAD IN DISGUST. I GRAB THE WHOLE CAN BY THE BOTTOM AND BRING IN TO OUR BACK DUMPSTER. I TAP THE WHOLE TRASH CAN UPSIDE DOWN ON THE EDGE OF THE DUMPSTER TO KNOCK OUT THE FROZEN TRASH AT THE BOTTOM OF IT. THE WHOLE BUCKET BREAKS INTO 2000 PIECES..........I GIGGLE.  AGAIN , DOWN MY BASEMENT I FIND AN ALUMINUM TRASHCAN IN VERY GOOD SHAPE.  I CLEAN IT UP AND BRING IT WITH ME.  I WILL WAIT UNTIL THE WEATHER GETS WARMER TO PUT IT OUTSIDE.  THE PLASTIC JUST COULD NOT HOLD UP TO THE COLD , SNOW , AND ICE.

   A NICE LITTLE CROWD TONIGHT. TALK TO A FRIEND HOOKING MY DAUGHTER UP WITH A COMPUTER AND ALSO ONE OF THE " KIDS " SHOWED UP. I REALLY DIG HER AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE HER. MAN TO BE IN MY MID 20'S AGAIN.  SHE WAS PLAYING WONDERFUL JUKE BOX SONGS AND SHOOTING POOL. MY KINDA CHICK.

   SET UP A DINNER WITH MY PARENTS THINKING TONIGHT WAS THURSDAY. I TEXTED MY FAMILY AND SAID IT WAS TOMORROW NIGHT. WHEELS TEXTS ME BACK , " THE DINNER IS MOVED FROM FRIDAY TO THURSDAY ?  " TO SAVE FACE I TEXTED BACK , " YES. "   2 MINUTES LATER I TEXTED , " FRIDAY ".

   TAKE DOWN ALL THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT THE NAIL. IT IS ALWAYS " WARM " WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE ON DURING THE HOLIDAYS.  BUT I THINK IT IS TIME FOR THEM TO COME DOWN. I ALSO REMOVE A HEAVY FAN FROM THE STAGE AREA. I TRASH IT.  BY MIDNIGHT I AM NOT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING MORE TO DO.  MOST OF THE CROWD LEFT EXCEPT 2 GERMAN GUYS SPEAKING GERMAN.

    WATCHING THE NEWS - 13 KIDS MALNOURISHED AND CHAINED TO THEIR BEDS.  ALL SUPER SKINNY AS HELL.  THEIR HOME IS A PIG STY AND FILTHY. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE ?

     I REALIZE NOW THAT GERMAN PEOPLE DO NOT TIP. THESE 2 GUYS SPEAKING GERMAN TO EACH OTHER ALL NIGHT. THEY ENJOY PLAYING POOL AND LISTENING TO MUSIC A BUNCH OF GIRLS WERE PLAYING. THEY WERE EVEN SINGING. I SERVE THEM 3 VICTORY HOP DEVIL DRAFTS EACH. A WONDERFUL BEER. I EVEN BRING THEIR BEERS TO THE POOL TABLE AREA AND STAY OPEN A LITTLE LATER. WHEN LEAVING ONE GERMAN THANKS ME FOR A REALLY GOOD TIME. THE OTHER GERMAN PAYS THE BILL AND LEAVES $5.25 ON THE BAR. I AM LIKE , " OKAY , THAT IS DECENT TIP ". I GO TO THE BACK WALK-IN TO LOAD BEER TO BE STOCKED AND RETURN......THE TIP MONEY IS GONE.  AS THEY LEFT AND CLOSED THE FRONT DOOR I HEAR , " AUF WIEDERSEHEN !! ".  ROUGHLY TRANSLATED I BELIEVE THAT MEANS " YOU STINKING AMERICAN LOWLIFE !!!  YOU WILL GET NOTHING !!!! SIEG HEIL !!! ".  PRETTY SURE THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS.

    ROLL HOME LATE NIGHT. I CHILL WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND SOME ROASTED PEANUTS.  MY ELDEST LEAVES ME A NOTE AND TAKES THE CAR WITH A FRIEND TO GO TO A LOCAL DINER..........AT MIDNIGHT. AT LEAST THE NOTE ENDED IN " I LOVE YOU ".

    HEAD TO BED AND SLEEP WELL.  DAMN TV ACTED UP AGAIN WHILE I WAS WATCHING A REPLAY OF THE EAGLES / FALCONS GAME FOR THE 30TH TIME.............DAMN IT.

     THURSDAY        1 - 18 - 18

    BEEN WORKING THE CRAIGSLIST PRETTY HARD FOR EAGLES TICKETS.  I DID GET A COUPLE OF RESPONSES.....MOST GOOD AND ONE GUY NOT SO GOOD.  OUR WORLD IS SO MEAN IT JUST AMAZES ME. EVERYONE HAS TO GIVE THEIR F'N OPINION ABOUT SOMETHING. IS IT SO HARD TO SAY , " NO THANKS. HAVE A GOOD DAY ". AND WE JUST MOVE ON WITH LIFE. OH, THE SCAMMERS ARE OUT THERE BIG TIME.......MORE F'N LOW LIFES.

   I DID NOTICE PRICES COMING DOWN FOR EAGLES TICKETS. THE CLOSER TO THE GAME THE MORE PEOPLE REALIZE THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET A $1,000 FOR 200 LEVEL TICKETS.

    THE COUPLE WHO TORTURED 13 KIDS IS PERPLEXED ON WHAT THEY DID WRONG.  GEE , LIVING IN FILTH , CHAINING YOUR KIDS TO BEDS , AND MARCHING THEM LIKE SOLDIERS AT MIDNIGHT FOR HOURS IS ALL NORMAL. YOU FUCKING LOWLIFE MOTHER F'ERS. MOM AND DAD ARE SICK AND SICKLY LOOKING SO THEY TAKE IT OUT ON LITTLE SKINNY MALNOURISHED KIDS SO THEY CAN FEEL IN CONTROL.  HOW DID THIS GO ON SO LONG ? THANK GOODNESS THE OLDEST TEENAGER OF 17 ESCAPED THROUGH A WINDOW AND CALLED 911 ON A DE-ACTIVE CELL PHONE. OH , THE KID LOOKS LIKES SHE IS 10 YEARS OLD.

     GOT TO THANK A FRIEND FOR HOOKING UP MY KID WITH UPDATING HER COMPUTER.  I HOPE IT IS BETTER FOR THE KID WHO COULD NOT PLAY POPULAR GAMES NOR DOWNLOAD THINGS.

     SIXERS WITH 2 HUGE WINS BEATING THE #1 & #2 TEAMS. TONIGHT WAS THE BOSTON CELTICS.   AGAIN THEY HAD A HUGE LEAD OF 17 POINTS , BLEW THE LEAD , AND THAN HUNG ON.  THEY ARE THE #1 TEAM IN THE NBA TO BLOW DOUBLE DIGIT LEADS. IF THEY EVER GET THIS " STEP ON THE THROAT " THING DOWN WHEN UP BIG THEY COULD BE A SERIOUS PLAYOFF CONTENDER.

    FLYERS WITH A HUGE WIN TOO.  THEY RETIRED #88 ERIC LINDROS JERSEY TONIGHT. I WATCHED THE WHOLE THING AND IT WAS SPECIAL. IT IS A SHAME THIS GUY NEVER GOT A STANLEY CUP FOR HIM AND US.........HE WAS SO DAMN GOOD AND HE REALLY DID NOT DESERVE THE RIDICULE. ANYWAY , DOWN 0 - 2 TO TORONTO THEY FLYERS TIE THE GAME IN THE 3RD PERIOD AND WIN IT IN OVERTIME......15 SECONDS INTO OVERTIME. THANK GOODNESS IT DID NOT GO TO A SHOOT-OUT.

    WATCHED A MOVIE CALLED " HEARTBREAK RIDGE ". A TRUE STORY ABOUT A SOLIDER WHO DID NOT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH GUNS BUT WANTED TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY AS A MEDIC. IT WAS VERY GOOD. THE INTERVIEW AT THE END OF THE MOVIE OF HIM AND HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS HE SAVED WAS TEAR JERKING. THE SHIT OUR SOLDIERS WENT THROUGH IS OVER THE TOP. EVERY SOLIDER THAT SEEN ACTION SHOULD BE AWARDED A MILLION DOLLARS EVERY YEAR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. I COULD NOT IMAGINE THE PAIN AND FRIGHTENING SITUATIONS THEY WENT THROUGH.

    GET KID OFF TO SCHOOL BY DRIVING. OUR YOUNGEST DECIDED TO GO IN 2 HOURS LATE WHICH WAS FINE WITH ME. THE SCHOOL SENT A MEMO THAT STUDENTS WERE COMPLAINING MIDTERMS CAME TOO EARLY DO TO SNOW DAYS. THE SCHOOL REACTED BY PUSHING THEM BACK. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A NICE GESTURE. IN MY DAY , IF WE SUGGESTED THIS TO OUR NUN TEACHERS A CHALK ERASER WOULD BE THROWN AT YOUR HEAD. WHEN IT HIT YOU IT WAS LIKE AN ATOM BOMB MUSHROOM PUFF CLOUD. YOU COULD BE IN THE BACK OF THE CLASSROOM AND THE NUN WOULD HIT YOU FROM THE FRONT AT THE CHALK BOARD. MAN , THOSE NUNS COULD THROW LIKE NOLAN RYAN.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO GET SOME SIDE PROJECTS DONE. MORE THINGS TO FIX AND STOCK. I AM GETTING TIRED OF THIS.  MY MAIN COMPLAINT ( WHICH IS TINY ) IS ONE DAY I LIKE TO NOT CARRY ANYTHING TO MY CAR OR FROM MY CAR. I AM SICK OF CARRYING THINGS IN AND OUT OF BUILDINGS EVERY DAMN TIME.

    BACK HOME LATE NIGHT. I GAVE A PATRON A RIDE HOME AND ACTUALLY HAD A GOOD TIME TALKING FLYERS , SIXERS , AND MOSTLY EAGLES !!!

    DRIVING MY KID TO SCHOOL I TOOK A REALLY GOOD BACK SIDE STREET TO AVOID TRAFFIC LIGHTS.  I AM AT A STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN AND START MOVING MY CAR THROUGH IT. I SEE A CAR PULL UP TO AN ADJACENT STOP SIGN OF ME AS I AM GOING THROUGH MY STOP SIGN. HE BLOWS RIGHT THROUGH IT AND HONKS HIS HORN. I STAND ON MY BRAKES AND JUST MISS CLIPPING HIM.  I COULD NOT F'N BELIEVE IT.  THE GENERAL RULE IS " WHOEVER GETS TO THEIR STOP SIGN FIRST , MOVES FIRST. ".....NOT THIS GUY.

     HEAD TO BED WITH NO BOOZE AGAIN. BLOW.........BUT I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING BETTER.  MY TV WENT ON THE FRITZ AGAIN. I MAY HAVE TO THROW IT OUT.

     STARTED WATCHING A MOVE CALLED " THE MECHANIC: RESURRECTION " OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.  I HAVE DETERMINED THAT JESSICA ALBA IS AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF ASS. I WATCHED THIS MOVIE WITH A FUZZY SCREEN FOR 30 MINUTES JUST TO WATCH HER WALK AROUND IN A BIKINI.  I HAVE NO LIFE.

     FRIDAY        1 - 19 - 18

    ACTION NEWS DOES A PIECE ON 2 VIKING FANS IN PHILLY. WORST STORY EVER !!! I DON'T FUCKING CARE !! THE PHILLY FOOTBALL FANS HAVE SUFFERED IMMEASURABLE FOR 60 DAMN LIFE SUCKING YEARS. THIS IS OUR MOMENT SO PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET ALL YOUR STORIES BE EAGLE RELATED.  IT IS NOT TOO OFTEN WE GET TO ENJOY THE NATIONAL LIME LIGHT.  THOUGH.......BUD LIGHT ALREADY POSTED AN AD TO SEE THE PATRIOTS VS VIKINGS SUPERBOWL. GEE , ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE. EVERY INTERNET AD I SEE OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA ALWAYS HAS A VIKINGS OR PATRIOTS LOGO TO PROMOTE FOOTBALL. PHILLY FANS HAVE BEEN SHUNNED FOR YEARS AND IT IS SICKENING. THE ONLY WAY TO DEFLECT NON-EAGLE STORIES AND MAKE IT PHILLY RELATED IS TO ......................WIN.

    I AM STILL LOOKING FOR EAGLES TICKETS.  I HAD 3 REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN CONVERSATION. I DO NOT THINK ANY WILL GO THROUGH THOUGH.  I ALSO FOUND ABOUT 9 OF 10 CRAIGSLIST ADS ARE FAKE. WHAT A FUCKING LIFE TO SPEND TIME DUPING PEOPLE OUT OF MONEY. GOD DAMN LOW LIFE ASSHOLES.

    ELDEST HELPS ME REMOVE A LARGE TV IN MY ROOM. I BELIEVE IT IS SHOT. I DON'T THINK IT IS WORTH FIXING SO WE TOOK IT OUT OF MY ROOM.  I HAD AN EXTRA TV IN MY HARDWARE BASEMENT AND INSTALLED THAT IN MY BEDROOM. AFTER CLEANING IT UP AND CONNECTING WIRES ALL IS GOOD.  LATER WHEELS HELPED ME LOAD THE BROKE TV INTO THE JEEP. I LATER DUMPED IT AT THE  NAIL.

    100 GYMNAST GIRLS ABSOLUTELY RIP THE DOCTOR A NEW ASSHOLE IN COURT.......GOOD FOR YOU.  EACH ONE ABSOLUTELY DESERVE TO SAY THEIR PEACE.

    WATCHED A SPECIAL ON 20/20 ABOUT THE PARENTS WITH THE 13 KIDS. I JUST SHOOK MY HEAD.

    I SAW A HEALTH FITNESS CHICK ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA TALKING ABOUT " GOOD CARBS " LIKE OATMEAL. I REMEMBERED WE HAD 1100 OATMEAL PACKETS FROM 3 YEARS AGO AT THE BOTTOM OF OUR CUPBOARD.  AFTER REMOVING PILES OF COFFEE FILTERS , TOWELS , NAPKINS , AND OTHER STUFF I FOUND THEM. I TRIED A CINNAMON YESTERDAY AND I REGULAR TODAY. THEY ARE QUICK TO MAKE WITH MILK OR WATER. I USED WATER BECAUSE MILK IS TOO FATTY LIKE MY ASS. I MUST SAY IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF WHEN I WAS A KID AND HOW MUCH I HATED OATMEAL. OH GOOD GOD IT IS BAD. I WILL EAT ONE A DAY ON PRINCIPAL AND KEEP MY STUPID STUPID EATING HEALTHY THING GOING.......STUPID.  SO LIKE CREAM OF WHEAT BETTER.

    OFF TO THE NAIL TO MEET OUR SODA TECH. AFTER 8 MONTHS WE FINALLY GET OUR SODA GUN REPLACED.  I WAS GIVEN A PRICE OF $350 JUST FOR THE NEW GUN PLUS ANOTHER $125 TO INSTALL IT. I WENT ON AMAZON AND BOUGHT IT FOR $82.

    GOT SOME THINGS DONE AND RETURNED HOME. I STOPPED AND FILLED OUR CARS WITH GAS TOO.  SNUGGLE WITH THE PUP AND MY YOUNGEST.  2 THINGS I ADORE DOING.

    BACK TO THE NAIL TO MEET MERCURY AMUSEMENT WHO INSTALLED A NEW BATTERY AGAIN FOR OUR POOL TABLE.  I ALSO MET " JAY " FROM THE BAND DROPPIN DEUCE TO LEND A LARGE TABLE FOR HIS CHARITY SHOW HE THROWS EVERY YEAR. THE CHARITY IS A COMBINATION MUSIC / ART / DEDICATION TO HIS PASSED SISTER. IT IS THE 2ND YEAR IN A ROW I HAVE HELPED.

   GET PICKED UP BY WHEELS AND FAMILY ( INCLUDING THE PUP ). WE HEAD TO MY PARENTS HOUSE FOR A REALLY NICE DINNER.  ROASTED PORK , BROCCOLI RABE , STEAK FIRES IN OIL & BASIL , WHITE CORN , AND FINISHED WITH TESTA'S CHEESE CAKE. WE ENJOYED SOME RED WINE AND CONVERSATION.  IT WAS VERY NICE.

   I GET DROPPED OFF AT THE NAIL. I WANT TO GET THERE BY 7PM BUT ARRIVED AT 7:20PM. I WAS SURPRISED THAT 12 PEOPLE WERE ALREADY THERE , A BAND , AND OUR BARTENDER. I HELPED CARD PEOPLE , COLLECT COVER CHARGE , AND SET-UP THE 1ST BAND.  OH , THERE WERE ALOT OF VERY " EASY ON THE EYES " YOUNG WOMEN HERE. AHHH TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. AS I CARDED EACH ONE THEY ALL LOOKED AT ME LIKE I WAS THE SASQUATCH ON SLIM JIM COMMERCIALS ABOUT TO TAKE THEIR FOOD OR DRINK. THE DISGUSTED FACES I GOT REALLY HIT HOME THAT MY " LOOKS " HAVE LONG PAST ME.   

    BANDS - I DON'T GET IT. WHY DO YOU NEVER LEAVE A PHONE CONTACT ?  I AM SUPER EASY TO FIND. I LEAVE PHONE NUMBERS , EMAIL ADDRESSES , PLACE OF BUSINESS , WEBSITES , FACEBOOKS ACCOUNTS , AND STILL YOU DO NOT LEAVE A PHONE NUMBER OR WHEN TO CONTACT YOU.  I AM NOT HIDING LIKE SOME PEOPLE THINK. ANY TIME YOU WANT TO CALL OR MEET I AM AVAILABLE 24/7.  NO OTHER CLUB OWNER GIVES HIS HOME & CELL NUMBER OUT FOR INSTANT CONTACT.  YOU WANNA MEET ME AND TALK.......COME TO THE NAIL ANY DAY AT 7PM. I WILL BE THERE.

    BACK HOME I ENJOY ONE GLASS OF WINE.  I JOKE WITH WHEELS AS SHE GETS A BEER AND BRANDY OUT OF THE FRIDGE. I JUST STARE AT HER AND THAN THE BEER AND THAN THE BRANDY AND THAN HER AND THAN THE BEER AND THAN THE BRANDY.  OK......YOU GET IT.  WE WATCH 2 EPISODES OF " VIKINGS " WHICH WERE VERY GOOD.

   FALLING A SLEEP AT 10:30PM PISSES ME OFF. I GOT HOME AFTER 8PM WHICH MEANS I AM UP FOR 2+ HOURS WITH EVERYONE.  I LET THE PUP OUT AND FORCE MYSELF TO STAY UP. WHEELS GOES TO BED. I STAY UP ALITTLE MORE. I GO TO BED AND WATCH SOME TV.  I EVEN WATCHED ONE EPISODE OF " LAST MAN ON EARTH " WHICH WAS GOOD. I STARTED A 2ND EPISODE AROUND 1AM AND JUST COULDN'T STAY UP.

    SATURDAY       1 - 20 - 18

    START MORNING WITH MY NORMAL ROUTINE.  WEBSITE , EAT HORRIBLE OATMEAL , CONSOLIDATE STUFF IN MY TOOL ROOM , AND HEAD TO THE NAIL.

   WHEELS VISITS A FAMILY MEMBER AND OUR YOUNGEST GOES TO A FUND RAISER. 

   I TRIED CRAIGSLIST AND HAD SOME BITES AND EVEN A LONG SHOT OF SCORING TICKETS FOR FREE BUT ALL FELL THROUGH. WAY TOO MANY SCAMMERS ON THE INTERNET.  WHAT A LIFE THEY MUST LEAD TO THINK OF WAYS TO SCAM PEOPLE OUT OF MONEY ON SUCH A FUN EVENT AS THE EAGLES IN THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP.  PHILLY FANS HAVE SUFFERED SO LONG AND PEOPLE FEED OFF THEIR ENTHUSIASM.  LOW LIFES.

   FLYERS WITH A GREAT SOLID WIN AND SIXERS TOO !!

   HEAD TO THE NAIL AND BEGIN MY ROUTINE.  I KNEW TONIGHT HAD A CHANCE BUT NOT THIS BIG.  CLOSE TO 200 PEOPLE RALLIED AT THE NAIL FOR MUSIC , FUN , DANCING , CHEERING , AND MORE.  I HAD TO BRING IN 2 MORE PEOPLE TO HELP. EVEN WHEELS WAS ON THE DOOR !!  MY YOUNGEST CAME FROM A FUND RAISER TO HELP COOK FOOD ORDERS.  WHAT A FUN NIGHT.......EXCEPT FOR ONE GUY.

   ONE LITTLE OLD GUY THAT LOOKS ANGRY ENTERS THE NAIL AND TOTALLY BITCHES ABOUT A $5 COVER CHARGE. HE HAS HIS WIFE AND 3 OTHER PEOPLE WITH HIM.  HE BITCHES UP AND DOWN ON HOW HIGH THE PRICE IS AND HE HAS NEVER SEEN A COVER CHARGE THAT EXPENSIVE.  I FIGURED HE WAS ABOUT 70 YEARS OLD SO MAYBE WHEN A LOAF OF BREAD WAS 11 CENTS IN THE EARLY 1900'S THAT'S WHEN HE WENT TO NIGHT CLUBS AND COVER CHARGES WERE 2 BITS.  I TOLD HIM THE MONEY ALL GOES TO THE BANDS AND CENTER CITY CHARGES 3 TIMES THAT MUCH AND MORE.  HE SAID , " NO WAY. NO WAY. I GO TO CLUBS. THIS IS A TOTAL RIP-OFF. "  AGAIN , I SAID THE MONEY ALL GOES TO THE BANDS. HIS WIFE WAS TOTALLY EMBARRASSED. THIS MEAN LITTLE TROLL OF A GUY COMPLAINED ABOUT FIVE BUCKS.  MUST BE A FUN MARRIAGE.  IF HE WASN'T WEARING AN EAGLES JACKET I WOULD OF KICKED HIM OUT.......MISERABLE FUCK.

   A BIRTHDAY PARTY SPILLS OVER TO THE NAIL. IT WAS REALLY GOOD SEEING SOME PEOPLE BUT THE MAIN PERSON I ADORE IS THE INFAMOUS " O B ".  I MISS HIM PRETTY BAD FROM JOKING TO PARTYING TO WHATEVER. HE STOPPED IN WITH HIS WIFE AND IT WAS SO GOOD TO HANG WITH THEM. WE KISSED EACH OTHER GOODBYE AND SAID WE LOVE EACH OTHER.......OLD SCHOOL.  I NEED MORE OF HIM.

   BOTH MY ELDEST AND I HEAD HOME AROUND 2:40AM.  WE WERE PRETTY TIRED. THE KID ALMOST CONVINCED ME TO GO GET BREAKFAST AT A LOCAL DINER BUT 3AM IS JUST TOO DARN LATE.

   AT HOME I HIT THE BED AND PASS OUT.

   STILL NOT SURE WHAT I AM DOING FOR THE EAGLES GAME BUT I DO HAVE SEVERAL PARTIES WE WERE INVITED TOO OR HOME GET TOGETHERS.   C'MON EAGLES !!! ONE MORE HOME WIN !!!

   

  

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

  

  

 

  

  

  

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

   

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

 

  

   

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

   

  

     

 

    

    

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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