Sunday, December 15, 2013

Leave me alone

It really sucks when someone who is supposed to love you unconditionally doesn't because you don't fit their expectation of health / beauty. I like me. And that's all that matters. I'm healthy. I'd appreciate it if you'd stop projecting your insecurities onto me.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Suicide is NOT painless

Another life lost to suicide. That’s the thing about depression - it distorts your reality. It makes you think that no one cares, that everyone would be better off without you. This is NOT TRUE. No matter how angry some one may be at you - they do not want you to die. If they do, they are pieces of shit not worth your time. No one who cares about you wants you to die. I've been there, depression fucking sucks. People DO care, even if it doesn't seem like it, there is always someone to talk to. Message me if you need to talk, or call Samaritans (1 (800) 273-TALK) - call 911 immediately if it's an emergency. You will get through this. You are not alone. You are loved.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

On friendship

Friends should lift you up, not drag you down and ditch you when you hit a rough spot.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cluttered mind / Einstein

"“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” - Albert Einstein

Monday, September 16, 2013

Newsroom finale

"What if none of us are here tomorrow?"

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Saturday, September 7, 2013 there anybody out there?

Does anyone actually read this?

Smile if you can hear me.

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Family reunion 2013

We had our family reunion today on my family's farm in Vermont. It's amazing to think that so many people exist today because 2 people (Roscoe & Sarah) got together. And then I get a bit depressed because I'm "breaking the chain" by not having children.
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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Hitting the sauce...

My mom told me that my dad is currently going through 2.5 gallons of booze a week. I knew he was hitting the sauce hard just not THAT hard..

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Bob Dylan

"You could have done better but I don’t mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don’t think twice, it’s all right"

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

I made this last night, it was the best meatloaf I've ever made!
BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf
1 package bacon
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Cajun seasonings
1 heaping tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup whole milk
3/4 cup cup barbecue sauce (reserve half)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and fold up edges making a dam to catch the drippings/fat.

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients but with only half of BBQ sauce

With your super duper clean hands, mix until combined and then form into a 9x5 loaf.

Top with remaining BBQ sauce and then wrap with the bacon

Tent for with foil and cook for 20 - 30 minutes (to prevent the bacon from burning). Remove and cook for the remaining 30 - 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest at least 10 minutes, Slice and enjoy

Friday, August 2, 2013


It's amazing how one unexpected fat-shaming comment can transport me back to my teenage years, completely insecure and thinking everyone is making fun of me as I walk down the street

It's Fuck This Shit O'Clock!

Pass the bottle!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gregg Marsili helped cover up my friend's rape

He makes me sick!

The incident in question involved a woman named Panayiota Bertzikis, who enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2005. Ms. Bertzikis was serving at the Coast Guard station in Burlington, Vt., in 2006, when she alleged she was raped by a fellow Coast Guard member. According to Ms. Bertzikis, her claim was never investigated by her commanding officer, Mr. Marsili, and no charges were ever filed against her alleged attacker. Instead, Ms. Bertzikis said she was “revictimized” by Mr. Marsili’s inaction. Her experience lead her to create the Military Rape Crisis Center, for which she serves as executive director. As recently as 2011, Ms. Bertzikis was one of 17 plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, for the Pentagon’s handling of reported rapes and sexual abuse.

Loved this quote from Mad Men

“I'd tell you to go to hell but I never want to see you again.”


Sometimes it feels like no one knows me at all.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

DON'T Free Jahar

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes his first court appearance today. Read the criminal indictment against him here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Barry Goldwater on abortion

He's consider the father of the modern conservative movement.
Today’s so-called ‘conservatives’ don’t even know what the word means. They think I’ve turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. That’s a decision that’s up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. It’s not a conservative issue at all.”

If only my uterus could shoot bullets....

...then it wouldn't need regulation.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks take out full-page Globe ad to thank Bruins, City of Boston

In a full-page ad appearing in Friday's edition of The Boston Globe, the Chicago Blackhawks shared an open letter to the people of Boston and the Boston Bruins - the team they defeated to win the Stanley Cup. The letter, signed by Rocky Wirtz, chairman of the Wirtz Corporation, and John McDonough, president and CEO of the Blackhawks, thanked Boston for what happened on and off the ice during the recent Stanley Cup Final. In particular the letter thanked the citizens of Boston for the respect and good sportsmanship they showed to visitors from Chicago during the series.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Base Boston: It’s where many victims of sexual assault in the service get sent.

This is about a friend of mine.
After decades of being all but ignored, the issue of sexual violence in the military has been the focus of a firestorm of attention in recent months. The Oscar-nominated documentary The Invisible War has done its part to give a face and a voice to the crisis, while Congress is working to address the issue with fervor, implementing several new laws to protect members of the armed forces, and holding a flurry of hearings in the past few months to discuss further legislation. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has called sexual assault within the ranks “unacceptable,” and President Barack Obama has said that the perpetrators of violence are “betraying the uniform.” Meanwhile, the number of reported sexual assaults jumped 34.5 percent in the past year, to 26,300.

Pic of me at my brother's wedding - August 2012

VIDEO: Johnny Cash: Hurt

Friday, June 21, 2013


"Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me--and I welcome their hatred." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Teabilly fishing

Don't mind me, I'm going Teabilly fishing!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fenway Park 6/19/13

From last night

RIP James Gandolfini

"I have a sadness shield that keeps out all the sadness, and it’s big enough for all of us." Where the Wild Things Are

Fenway Park 6/19/13

Picture I took from our seats last night at Fenway Park at the Red Sox gam.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Zdeno Chara nearly naked

Whoa baby!

To do list

Miami Heat fans SUCK

Hundreds Of Heat Fans Leave Game 6 Early; A Nation Laughs

But then a funny thing happened. The basketball gods granted us an all-time thriller. Ginobili missed a FT; LeBron hit a three. Kawhi Leonard missed a FT; Ray Allen hit a three. Tie game. Overtime. And somehow, those Heat fans heading for their cars caught wind. What followed was a desperate rush to get back into the arena, and to pretend they didn't suck. WPLG's Victor Oquendo was there to make sure they didn't go unshamed:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hit the road Jack! - Ray Charles

Another one going out to a major asshole I happen to be related to.

Steam: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

This is going out to a certain ASSHOLE that I'm unfortunately related to.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bruins win!!!!

Bruins completed the sweep and ate headed to the Stanley Cup finals.  Let's go Bruins!!!!  We want the cup!

Lets go Bruins!!!!

This place will be rocking tonight. Go Bruins!!!!!

Fiddlers at North Station

Playing Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie"

Civil War

Some Southerners love to refer to the Civil War as "The War of Northern Aggression". This is just for them.

Abandoned wooden house in Russia

There is an abandoned village Ostashevo in Chuhlomskoy district of Kostroma oblast and 100 meters to the east this wooden wonder is standing. The building is an old two-storey house with a tower, full of various carved decoration.
Such a cool looking place!. Would love to visit.

Blood is thicker than water?

Really sick of the hell this crazy relative is putting my family through.

Brian Manning, Strafford, Vermont

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tons of Funk

Brodus Clay & Tensai - Somebody Call My Momma!

45 years ago today. I dream of what could've been....
"There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not." - Robert F. Kennedy

Sunday, June 2, 2013

"Ayo, lesson here Bey. You come at the king, you best not miss." - Omar Little

Friday, May 31, 2013

Office Finale

"I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them." - Nard Dog.