Friday, February 29, 2008

Presidents Day and my continuing tour of duty at Citistreet!

Due to the supposed hiring freeze that has been going on for several months, I feel as though this is more like a temporary to permanent temporary spot.

Ladies and gentlemen, it has been a while since I gave you a good solid update. This is Blog of Bryan, and some time has gone by, so here I am to give you the real and give you some really juicy stuff.

My Presidents Day on February 18 was well spent, as Crazy Mike managed to make the trek up to D-town to spend the day with me. Once Mike made it to my house, he came in for a couple minutes to meet my mother and hang out for a little bit. Eventually, we left my house and made our way over the Rockaway Mall for a bite to eat. We also went to the Starbucks in the mall and got some coffee. I ended up ordering a White Chocolate Mocha, which was very yummy.

As soon as Colleen got out of work, she met up with Raphael and came the two of them drove to Rockaway Mall to meet up with us. They got to the mall like half an hour after we had already been there and they were hungry, so we went to McDonalds with them so they could get a bite to eat. Afterwards, the four of us went back to my house to chill for a little bit. For dinner, we all went to M&S II. Yes, I had to introduce them to the M&S II stuffed slice with sauce experience. Well, at least two of them ordered stuffed slices. Mike, being a vegetarian, was satisfied with a couple plain slices of pizza.

While Raph and Colleen both enjoyed their stuffed slices, they found them to be somewhat big in size and couldn’t consume the entire thing in one meal. As a result, they bagged up the stuffed slices and took them home. Colleen and Raph parted ways with us following dinner. Mike and I went back to my house for a little bit and watched TV. Sensing that it was rush hour, Mike wanted to hang out for a little bit to evade any rush hour traffic that might exist on this holiday.

At this time, I am still working at Citistreet and I have been here since early September. Originally, it was slated as a temporary to permanent spot. Due to the supposed hiring freeze that has been going on for several months, I feel as though this is more like a temporary to permanent temporary spot. Making the same amount of money for a lengthy duration of time and having limited to no benefits can sometimes place a heavy monkey on one’s back.

There are times when I have nothing to do at work and, as a result, I often wonder why I am even here. This has been in the back of my mind for weeks and I feel as though it is time to take action and really do something about this. I’ve been on job sites looking around for jobs with some reputable companies in an attempt to get a permanent job with full benefits and potential for growth and advancement from within. I took time out of my schedule to email Eddy, one of the recruiters, regarding my duration of time at Citistreet, just how much time I might have left there, and questioning the chances of a raise. My email was as follows:


Hello Eddy,

This is Bryan Bradley from Contributions at Citistreet. I was just wondering if you have received word as to approximately how long this assignment is going to last. Also, is there any chances of employees who have been here for a while getting a raise or anything that shows progress being made for the months of hardwork and dedication served here at Citistreet? As of right now, there's really nothing to do here at work. The only thing there is to do right now is shred old documents, but at the moment, there are six temps present.

Thank
you,

Bryan


Today at work, Eddy replied to me in person at Citistreet telling me that he would be meeting with Assistant Vice President on Monday.

The search for a solid job at a company with room and potential growth and more promising job security continues, as this mission of mine has more or less become the primary focus of my life as of late. As much as I do not want to suffer any more lapses of time unemployed, I really do not know how much more I can take working in the same place with no raises, no benefits, and idle spurts with no work to do for such a long duration of time.

Nonetheless, it is important that I do not attract negative energy from this as a result of my frustration. Being able to go out with friends and hang out with different people in my spare time on the weekends is a pleasure that I enjoy greatly. Thank God today is Friday and yet another weekend has come.

Cinco de Mayo is coming up in May. Plans are already being discussed as to how my friends and I will be celebrating this magnificent holiday. Angela, Mike’s girlfriend, is graduating from college at the end of this spring semester and will probably have a graduation party on that same weekend. Therefore, Mike would like to have all of us down at his place so we could hang out there for a while and then make the trek to Aberdeen from there to attend Angela’s party. That sounds enjoyable. That sounds like one of those big weekend events that I truly look forward to being a part of. In any case, I will be drinking it up big time that weekend in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Between St Patricks Day and Cinco de Mayo, that’s two major holidays for the respective Irish and and Mexican heritages that we have coming up in the next two months and I am eager to celebrate both of those with some refreshing adult beverages.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Storm watch gives me day off, heavyweight unification, and my love for coffee!

We finally had a snow storm on Friday and it prevented me from even attempting to go to work. Congratulations to those wealthy weather forecasters who were right for the first time this winter!! Practically every time they predicted a snow storm, we got nothing. Times when we weren't expecting snow due to the fact that the weather people weren't calling for it, we'd get a couple surprise flurries. This past Friday, however, they were finally on the money.

When I woke up at 6:30 am on Friday morning and looked at the window, I instantly thought to myself, "I'm not going to work today with the roads looking like that." Wise decision on my part, as I noticed all of the accidents on the road while watching the news. Therefore, I had my second three day weekend in a row and only went to work three days last week. This week, however, should produce a full, five day week of work. I'm all about hustling; I shall return to work tomorrow, wired with positive thoughts and intentions of conquering the world! Yes the winter is still in effect and we have some of that freezing fluffy white stuff on the grounds, but spring is not very far away. God willing, spring will be here in full force next month.

This weekend was a rather quite weekend in terms of going out or making or fulfilling any plans. On Saturday night, I basically stayed in and watched the heavyweight championship unification fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Sultan Ibragimov. Klitschko won a highly uneventful unanimous decision over Ibragimov, thus taking home the IBF, IBO, and WBO belts. While the fight didn't produce any type of fireworks of crowd pleasing excitment, it did illustrate Klitschko's physical gifts as well as his boxing ability.

I just wish he would've fired more right hands and left hooks in attempt to get his opponent out of there. Seeing how easy it was for Klitschko for connect to Ibragimov, and how frequently Klitschko's punches found their targets, he should've never allowed his opponent to make it to the final bell. But that's boxing. Not every fight is going to be pleasing to eye. Through it all, excitement and bore, I remain a loyal and hardcore fight fan.

Lately, I've been drinking a lot of coffee. It keeps me wired. At work I drink it almost every day. My bosses notice it as well, and they always mention to me that I am wired and alert as result of my coffee fix. I don't know if that's good or bad, but damn does it keep me wired and ready to take care of business. Funny thing is, I was never really a big coffee drinker prior to my years at college. Once I went to school and subjected myself to all-night study sessions, I discovered the need for coffee. In discovering that need, I became somewhat addicted to coffee and now I have a love affair with it. Starbucks makes sensational coffee.

I went to Starbucks at Target today and bought myself a Grande sized coffee. Wired. Completely. Of course, I didn't necessarily have anything to be wired for today, but it's a good feeling. I find that I do some good thinking when I'm wired from drinking a cup of coffee. It really wakes me up. Superb. I love coffee. Had to say it. Now I'm rambling. LOL.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Pavlik decisions Taylor: Great "free-cover" night at Miami Mikes!!!

I'll be going back for Marquez/Pacquiao II on March 15!

Last night was another super sensational night of PPV boxing at Miami Mike's Sports Zone in East Hanover, although something was just a little different about last night as opposed to the other nights.

Miami Mike was allowing guests to enter without paying the usual cover charge on the evenings of PPV fights, so I was able to watch a $50 PPV free of charge at his bar. It was truly a pleasure to be able to watch the fight in the presence of some knowledgable boxing enthusiasts. Nicole, one of the girls who went to Stockton, was at the bar last night for her friend's birthday celebration, so I talked to her for a couple minutes as well. It was nice to see her again, albeit briefly. At one point, Miami Mike actually came over to me by the lounge area where I was sitting down and watching the fight and sat down with me for a few minutes. We talked about boxing and the fact that Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De la hoya would be rematching in September. He insisted that that would be a big night at his bar as well. Very warm and hospitable gentlemen, Miami Mike.

Let me start off by saying that I knew this fight was going 12 rounds. Very rarely do you see a great fight, which ended in a KO, end within the distance a 2nd time in a row. Usually, a rematch of a crowdpleasing fight that ended in a brutal stoppage is not as exciting and it goes the distance based on the improvements of both combatant's defense (especially Taylor is this case). That fight was very close. Taylor boxed better in the first 9 rounds of this fight than he has in the last three years. Personally, I scored the fight a DRAW, with Pavlik taking the championship rounds. I don't think that's far fetched either. Some of the journalists over at ESPN had Taylor winning. It depends on what you liked; Pavilk's activity or Taylor's crisp accurate shots. This fight was pretty much witin the neighborhood of 7-5 for either guy or a draw.

Taylor's chin was NEVER as weak as some people wanted to believe it was. It wasn't like Taylor lost the first fight to Pavlik by stoppage because he had a weak chin!! That's completely inaccurate. He lost because he was worn down by an accumulation of punches. Anybody who gets hit with about 20 right hands, clean on the noggin, is inevitably going to collapse. If his chin was as weak some people suggested, he would've been blown out by one punch. Pavlik landed A LOT of punches over the course of the 31 rounds he fought with Taylor. Taylor would not have gone 31 rounds with a puncher like Pavlik if his chin was made of glass.

Great fight and great night!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Miami Mike's for Pavlik vs Taylor II!

Tonight is another Miami Mike's night for yours truly. They're showing the rematch between Undefeated and Undisputed Middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik and Former Undisputed Middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor. On September 29, 2007, these two fighters met for Middleweight Title at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO. Pavlik survived a 2nd round knockdown and recovered from what was very close to being a knock out loss on his end, to come back and stop Taylor in seven grueling, hotly contested rounds to seize the middleweight championship. Yes, that fight was on free HBO - World Championship Boxing. Such a crowd pleaser the fight was, and so significant was the result, that the rematch is on HBO PPV tonight and this time around they're fighting at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. What does this mean? This means B-Money is heading over to what has become my favorite venue for PPV boxing. That happens to be none other than Miami Mike's in East Hanover, NJ. Let's do this!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day: Hey, it's what you make of it!

It's once again that day of the year, during which love is the focus of attention. Is it romantic love? Platonic love? Love for one's self? Or is it love for others? Does a significant other, if there is one, receive all of this love?

For me, it was another day of work at CitiStreet; I processed and disbursed payroll and loan money as usual. Can't knock the hustle, even on such a prestigous holiday as Valentine's Day. Earlier this morning, I spoke with one of my co-workers, who happens to be a married middle aged man. He explained to me that Valentine's Day should be no different than the remaining 364 days of year when it comes to the degree of love and compatability that exists between a couple. If the love is present the rest of the year, what exactly is the purpose of Valentine's Day?

My co-worker went on to suggest that his wife could cook him a special dinner, and he could easily buy her dozens of roses, but does it happen everyday? If the dinners came to him regularly, that would be normal to him. If these dinners, or the roses, were not customary throughout the year, then what is the point of it on Valentine's Day? Food for thought. Just one person's perspective of this holiday.

Others view it as a materialistic holiday, at which time couples spend a lot of money on each other to prove how much they love each other. Who knows? You know what? Valentine's Day is what YOU make of it. I got a lot of love to give, most commonly the platonic (and strictly platonic) love I have for my friends. There's also the family type of love that I have for family. L for Love baby! L for muthafuckin' love. L for Love baby!

Happy Valentines Day! Take the time to show the loved ones around you the respective types of love you have for them.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

R.I.P. James Mango (known by many as Uncle J).

February 2, 1941-February ?, 2008

This R.I.P. shit has become somewhat of a trend in the past month, an unwelcomed trend at that. This time, however, it was a family member of mine. At some point this weekend, my uncle James Mango, 67, passed away in his house. He had not left the house for about four days and his mail was piling up in his mailbox. Quite concerned about his absense, my mother called the police to come over, enter the house, and investigate.

Upon entering the house, they found him lying on his back the floor beside the couch in the livingroom. He was pale-white! Paramedics entered the house shortly thereafter, proceeding to give him oxygen immediately. It was confirmed that he had passed a while ago. An autopsy, in order to determine the precise time of his passing as well as the means, will be conducted very shortly. It is my belief that he passed some time this past Friday evening, as the result of a heart attack.

R.I.P James Mango, a troubled soul with many demons on his shoulders particularly in the final eight or nine months of his life. One must feel sympathy and remorse for these demons, some of which he clearly brought upon himself. On the other hand, he will be missed for the good things he did and the fact that he was a family member. He was a blood relative. His 67th birthday was exactly one week ago yesterday. How could one not feel any sadness?

May God have mercy on his soul.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Excellent day at Stockton: Time to leave, head home, and get ready for work tomorrow!

Certain developments in my life are really shaping up nicely at this moment, and as time marches on, I will be in a position to gradually explain and elaborate on that statement that I have just made.

My time at Stockton, as well as in the 609, has been well-spent today. This has been a beautiful day, both from the aspects of how I spent it and the weather. In early February, it doesn't get much better than a 60 degree day.

The career fair was a decent fair with a number of reputable companies. Walking around the campus, as always, brought back many fond memories of my years here. I checked Housing II and III to see if there were any changes made to those buildings. There are some minor changes to the walls and framing of the windows, but that's about it. Construction and building of the new housing complex, Housing V, is really coming along nicely.

Earlier today, Ray called me and asked if I could pick up two Stockton lanyards (for key chains) and two Stockton car decals from the school store. Therefore, I went to school store and picked bought those items for him. Just for the hell of it, I purchased myself a lanyard as well due to the fact that my Miller Lite lanyard is no longer in one piece. LOL. I lost the other half of it unfortunately. That's OK. I'm happy to have the one that I bought from the school store today. I also bought a Stockton Alumni decal for my car. On the rear window, there's already a Stockton College decal, but it's beginning to peal off. I wanted one that said Stockton Alumni, and I graduated in 2005, so I've been long overdue for a decal of that nature.

Earlier this afternoon, I made a Wawa run and picked up a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, some Lemon flavored Ice T, and a Mach W for the ride home to D-town. I also managed to take a nice little drive around Galloway, Absecon, and P-town. Clearly today was a beautiful day to do just that. What a way to spend a day off from work. That's just what the doctor ordered for B-Money!

Unfortunately, this beautiful day must come to an end. It's getting late and I have to be back at work tomorrow morning, so I must get home. There's a lot on the table for the B-Money as we head into the spring, both in terms of life and career. Certain developments in my life are really shaping up nicely at this moment, and as time marches on, I will be in a position to gradually explain and elaborate on that statement that I have just made. Trust me, my family, friends, fans, and stalkers alike, when I say there could be some pleasant surprises coming from the B-Money man. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, praying, and trying to make certain things happen, but I won't put the cart in front of the horse or jinx these developments. Take it one day at a time. Let it come. Make the best of it. When it comes, know how to handle it.

As always, I love Stockton College. I will always love P-town and the 609 area. Today was well worth the day off, and if I had it to do over again .... well ..... I think you know the answer and get the jist of what I am saying. It was great to be back again, and I assure you this was far from being my last visit!

Back in the 609 for Stockton Career Fair!

Right now I am in the computer lab in lower D-wing at the Richard Stockton College of NJ. I went to the career fair earlier today to look around and speak with some of the representatives and recruiters from the companies that were present.

Following my time at the career fair, I went to pay Dr. Worthington a quick visit. It was a pleasure to renuite with the best professor I've ever had in my years of college, even if it was only for a few minutes. Professor Daly is another familiar face that I happened to run into, but I also saw him at the graduation ceremony this past December.

All in all, I would say it was a productive day to say the least. I'm enjoying my day off from work down here in the 609, which happens to be my old stomping grounds as you are all well aware. Lord knows I don't come down here nearly enough, so I'm just enjoying a relaxing and stressless day on campus away from work and the stresses that can sometimes come with the job environment. As my boss always says, "everyone needs a day off every now and then."

How about the weather, ladies and gentlemen? Mid 50s to low 60s in mid winter? Almost unprecedented, but I will take it with a smile. I will take this entire day with a smile. That's all for now. I'm going to head out for a little bit so I can enjoy this beautiful day down here at Stockton in the 609!

HOLLA!

Mike's birthday weekend in Lavallette, and other news!

My weekend in Lavallette was a decent one for Mike’s 25th birthday. Did it live up to the expectations of New Years? Certainly not. However, that does not necessarily mean that it was a bad weekend. Saturday morning, before Colleen, Raphael, and Angela were scheduled to arrive, Mike, Greg, Ray, Melissa, and I headed over to Point Pleasant for a walk on the boardwalk. Mike, Greg, and I also took a walk up on the jetties. That was quite enjoyable, as we were pretty high up and had a nice view of the ocean water ahead of us. The temperature was in the 50’s. Clearly, it was a beautiful day to go to the boardwalk and enjoy the outdoors.

There’s something about the bright sun shining down on the beach and seeing all of that water from a top the jetty that is reinvigorating and refreshing. No it is not yet summer, and we have quite a few months to ago, but the sight was beautiful to take in. We weren’t the only folks there either. Others were walking up and down the boardwalk as well, taking in the sights and enjoying the nice day. Warmer weather, sunshine, and enjoying the boardwalk with some good friends made that afternoon a pleasant one for B-Money.

Originally, we planned on going to the movies to see Meet the Spartans. The show time was 2:30, and it took us a while to get coordinated and leave Mike’s house on time to head over to the theater, so we opted to see Strange Wilderness instead which had a show time of 3:40. That gave us some time to go to the coffee shop which was right next door. This may have been our downfall to some degree, as some of us ordered just a little bit more than a cup of a coffee and a snack to tide us over for the movie. Some of us actually ordered food, which filled us up more than we expected. I was fine; I ordered a Mocha chino and a slice of Tiramisu.

Alright, let’s get to the movie folks. Strange Wilderness was a hilarious movie that got funnier as it progressed. Being a Happy Madison production, many of the actors and and comedians seen in Adam Sandler’s previous movies also starred in this one. While it didn’t garner my vote as to what movie I wanted to see, it turned out being a damn good movie. After the first ten minutes, it looked as though it was going to be a stupid movie. It wasn’t until after that that the funny scenes started happening and I started laughing. I don’t want to spoil the plot for anyone who has not yet seen the movie, so maybe I will post the trailer here on Blog of Bryan. That shark scene is out of control! LOL Should I say shark scenes??? So is the one with sea lions and the shark attack. No, the sea lions don’t get attacked by the shark. At least not the real ones, LOL. I can’t tell you what exactly happened though. Just go see the movie.

There was a bit of conflict as to where we were going for dinner on Saturday night, and what we wanted to eat, but whenever there’s a big group of people there’s going to be conflict regarding such options. You’re not going to have unanimity amongst eight people in terms of where the group wants to go for dinner. The dispute was resolved when we found Little Mia’s Pizza, which is a really nice place. Not only do they make pizza, but they also cook some really delicious Italian entrees. The folks who run the place as well as the chefs are Italians, so you know you’re getting some authentic Italian food. I ordered the Penne with Vodka sauce and grilled chicken. Angela, Mike’s girlfriend, ordered the exact same entrĂ©e. Mike and Colleen shared a pizza pie with pinnacle topping, Raphael had a sub, Greg had Linguine with Calamari or some shit, and Ray and Mel ordered Calzones. After the somewhat ugly debate as to what we were going to do for dinner, we had found a place that we all agreed on and we enjoyed a lovely meal together.

Once we all returned to Mike’s, we decided not to go to Sawmill due to the fact that we were all pooped from the activities that took place during the day. Coming to an agreement on where we were going to eat, what we were going to eat, watching the movie, and going to Point Pleasant (in no particular order) took a toll on everyone. Therefore, we stayed in for the evening. We didn't even cut Mike's cake or put the candles in the cake for Mike to make his birthday wish. In the shouted words of Greg on that very evening, "We'll cut the fucker up tomorrow!"
I spent most of the night looking at websites on my laptop and watching a variety of videos in my porn collection that is saved on my computer. I showed some of these videos to Colleen, Raphael, Greg, and anybody else who cared to watch. Everyone eventually fell asleep; I was the last one to turn in. I didn’t get to bed until after 3am!

The next day, the entire gang began their pancake contest that they had been planning for the weekend. It didn’t last long at all. I cracked open the bottle of Shiraz that I had brought down for the weekend and poured cups of it for anyone who cared to drink it. While drinking my Shiraz, I continued to watch the porn on my laptop and download other videos as well. It was a hell of a way to spend a Sunday morning/afternoon. Later in the afternoon, we finally cut up Mike’s birthday cake (compliments of Colleen) and sang “Happy Birthday” to Mike. That cake was pretty good. After going to the Seaside boardwalk later that day and having together, the group eventually parted ways and I made the drive back to D-town. Decent weekend.

I'm really looking forward to celebrating Colleen's birthday at Sawmill in April. That should be a super sensational weekend of craziness, enjoyment, and excitement. We're going to have a major celebration for Colleen. Afterall, she did say following my birthday, "you need to bring your celebration to my birthday celebration at Sawmill." My birthday celebration was legendary and unforgettable at the Grasshopper in Morristown this past November. That is the stratosphere to Colleenie Beanie hopes to reach with her celebration and I will do everything to help her attain that level of celebration. Ladies and gentlemen, we're only two months away from that particular festivity.

Last Wednesday I finally managed to renew my vehicle registration at the DMV agency in Morristown. Realizing the urgency that my registration was about to expire in two short days, I left work at 4:40 so I could beat some traffic and drive up to Morristown to get this registration renewed. Being that I didn’t have my PIN from my registration renewal form, I had no choice but to go to an agency to get my registration renewed. Once I arrived at the agency, it took me all of five minutes to fill out a small form and pay for the registration card. In fact, I paid five dollars extra to get a duplicate.

Congratulations to the New York Giants for upsetting the New England Patriots, winning Superbowl XLII by a score of 17-14 this past Sunday. America loves an underdog story, a success story that captures the audience. The drama and intensity (particularly in the second half of the game) that the game brought lived up to the result. Very few football fans around me were Patriots fans. Folks at work, coupled with friends of mine, were pro-Giants. Let’s call it one of the biggest upsets in Superbowl history, as the Giants shattered New England’s undefeated record of 18-0 going into the game. Giants fans can now exalt and take the liberty of going out and buying their 18-1 shirts.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

EXCLUSIVE First ever video coverage: B-money in the shower on New Years Eve!

Ringing in 2008 the RIGHT WAY!


Phil predicts six more weeks of winter!

Groundhog Day was yesterday, and Punxsutawney Phil made his prediction as such,

Phil Says Six More Weeks of Winter!
Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/08 at sunrise at Gobbler's Knob:

Here Ye! Here Ye! Here Ye! On Gobbler's Knob on this fabulous Groundhog Day, February 2nd, 2008 Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, Rose to the call of President Bill Cooper and greeted his handlers, Ben Hughes and John Griffiths.

After casting a weathered eye toward thousands of his faithful followers, Phil consulted with President Cooper and directed him to the appropriate scroll, which proclaimed:

"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me.Six more weeks of winter it will be!""As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be!"

You may recall that he predicted an early spring last year at this time, yet I still froze my nuts off up until late March. Groundhog Day is merely a myth, but I still check to see whether or not Phil sees his shadow every year. Let's hope Phil is just as wrong this year as he was last year. I'm looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather. Yesterday, temperatures reached the 50s. That was nice.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Heading over to Point Pleasant!

Greg Root, elluding to my snoring, tells me, "you were a buzzsaw last night!"

Greg just woke up. He couldn't sleep last night, thanks to my loud and resounding snoring. Therefore, he spent a great part of the night playing games on my computer. After a nice breakfast from Wawa, Mike, Greg, Ray, Mel and I plan on heading to the boardwalk in Point Pleasant to walk around for a little bit and maybe walk out on the jetti. Angela is expected to arrive around noon, while Colleen and Raph will be getting down here around 3pm or 4pm. I look forward to going to Point Pleasant, as I have not been there since like April of last year. Later on today, we might even go to the movies to see Meet the Spartans, which is a parody of the movie 300.

Friday, February 01, 2008

In Lavallette for the enchanting birthday weekend: Happy birthday Crazy Mike!

Today is the oneth of the month for sure, but it also symbolizes a truly spectacular weekend, during which we are celebrating Mike's 25th birthday. Groundhog Day is also right around the corner. Right now, I'm in Crazy Mike's Lavallette beach house. I just took a nice hardy sip of my bottle of Yuengling. I want to get nice and buzzed and feel good as ever for this nice little getaway to the Jersey Shore down here in the 732 baby.

The drive down from work was brutal, due to the inclement rain storm, but thank God I arrived here safely. Like I said in the post earlier this week, it takes a hell of a lot more than a season or shitty weather to prevent me from making a trip down to this island. Those centiments were validated by my drive through that wild rain storm from earlier this evening. If I had it to do over again, I would do the exact the same thing. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm delighted that another weekend is here and I am able to spend it with terrific friends.

When I got to Mike's, it was just Mike and Greg there. Upon my arrival, Greg, Mike and I walked to Wawa to get some food. I ordered a Buffalo Chicken sandwich and bought a bottle of Snapple. At this time, we're watching the extended DVD version of Mallrats. Ray and Melissa just got here. Colleen and Raph will be here tomorrow and so will Angela. Tomorrow night, we're heading out to Sawmill. Shouts out to all of my readers, comprised mainly by my family, friends, fans, and stalkers alike. I'm looking forward to going back to Sawmill.

Greg *currently chuckling* just stated that we should hit on every single girl that is there. I must say that I don't exactly disagree with him. LOL. Let the "hitting on" begin. I'm fucking around right now, but I'm seriously a happy man in a wonderful place on a rainy but enchanting weekend. Let the festivities begin.

Happy birthday Mike!!!!

HOLLA!