Thursday, July 28, 2005

BCBR show. Cleaning out my closet...

Woman sues video game manufacturer

Guess it’s okay for this woman’s 14 year old to go around shooting people, killing police officers, selling drugs, stealing cars…but God forbid he sees SEX! What the hell is wrong with these people! Who the hell in their right mind would buy this game for their teenager? I'm thinking that sex should be the least of her worries.

Wal-Mart, Target Best Buy, and Circuit City have pulled the game from their shelves. In other words they feel that killing is okay, but sex is BAD!! What the fuck is this world coming to?

Go get em Hillary!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

City of Sanford Grounds Maintenance dept.

Picture of me and the guys on the crew. Early 90's?

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


David Mustaine sues for use of name without permission

Fishing trip 7-23-05

Friday night, Bryan and Steve crashed at my place. Drank a few beers, caught a buzz off the Dramamine. Got up at 4:00 am, and drove out to Ponce Inlet, and of course the exit we were supposed to get off on was closed, we had to call the guy that hooked us up with the trip for alternate directions. Got there just after 6:00a am. Very nice Boat, the Captain built it himself!

We took off and went to a spot where we caught bait (small mackerel) Bryan got a hook through his finger, they had to push it through and cut it. He was ok, wish I took a picture of that. 2 hour and 20 min boat ride to the fishing spot. A 50 mile trip I think… We started off drawing number from a hat since there were six of us fishing, and max of 4 could fish at a time, but even that would be pushing it. So we started off with 2 at first. Bryan was 1, Steve was 3 and I was 5. Bryan hooked the 1st of his 4 right away, a huge Leather Jack!(Amber Jack) As you can see from the pics below, it isn’t an easy task. Then Steve got his 1st of 3 fish, another Leather Jack… my turn, I missed a few, then they stop biting… We go to another spot, and I finally get my 1st fish of 2, another Leather Jack. We stayed there for a while taking turns catching mostly Leather Jack, Mike the Snap-On tool guy caught a huge one that damn near killed him! He was wiped out after that one. Then Steve hooked into something real big, took at long time to real it in, it ended up being the catch of the day. A 38 pound Red Snapper! Awesome fish! I’ve never seen anything like that in person. I want one… We then went to another spot, caught a couple of Scamp Grouper(I think) and that was pretty much the day. 14 fish total - 310 pounds!!

We headed back, drank lots of beer and talked on the trip back to the dock. The Captain cleaned the fish when we got back, we separated it, and headed home. I cooked up some of the Leather Jack, came out great. I Fried some on Sunday night, and cooked some on the grill last night. I never had it before, great tasting fish.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Fishing trip:

Great day today. We got lots of Amber Jack, two Red Snapper, one of them was 38 pounds! As seen in the pic above, two Grouper... 14 fish, a total of 310 pounds of fish.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Getting better!

414 PM EDT FRI JUL 22 2005


Let's see if this changes later in the day - hope not.

There's a Tropical storm out there, hard to believe that it wont have an affect on our trip.

431 AM EDT FRI JUL 22 2005


Southwest winds 5 knots becoming onshore 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 feet mainly in an east swell. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Fishing trip this weekend...

Fishing trip planned for this weekend. Hopefully this one wont get cancelled. So far everything looks good. We have a tropical depression out in the Atlantic, but it looks like it will pretty far away from us. We’re heading out of Ponce Inlet around 50 miles I think… They told me to check out the 20 mile buoy forecast to see what the weather and seas will be. Looks like 2 to 3. if that’s correct, we should have an awesome day. Hopefully I’ll have lots of pictures to post on Sunday or Monday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Tom Cruise kills Oprah!


BCBR 1992?

Looking through old pictures last night. I only have two BCBR pics of live stuff. This is from the Afghan Whigs show at the Beach Club, I think... Oh, and our singer does have two arms.

From left: Joe Fitzpatrick, Joe Turse, Me, John Citrone.

Monday, July 18, 2005

eat mowing wash clean

Loads of fun this weekend. Cut the grass on Saturday. What a pain in the ass. Very wet and high. I didn't get started until 11:00 or so. because Chris and I want to an all you can eat breakfast bar, bad idea... Temp in the 90's. I can normally cut the front, and back without stopping. Not this time. I felt like I was going to pass out by the time I reached the back yard. I stopped for about 20 minutes to catch my breath and lower my body temp. That helped a lot, 10 minutes later I was in the same boat... and the temp was climbing. I'm sure we ended up in the upper 90's in the shade. You gotta love Fla!! We finished watching Friday the 13th later that day. It's been so long since I've seen it that I really didn't remember how it ended. Oh, and Kevin Bacon gets it in the throat.

Sunday - we got up eat breakfast, got in our bathing suites and washed the cars with Kaley. We made it fun for her. She didn't want to stop. OK the car is really clean Kaley... Made some burgers on the grill, drank a few beers. Miller Lite, nothing fancy this time. Oh, not sure if I blogged about this yet, but I tried the Dogfish Import Ale. Yuk! Not good at all. Had a weird oak smoked & vanilla flavor to it. Way too sweet for me. I drank the whole thing, but forced myself to do it. It did get slightly better as it sat, maybe around 57 degrees. My friend Steve agrees. I’ve had Dogfish before, and it was great. It’s just the Import Ale that I don’t like.

Friday, July 15, 2005

It's Frday


Can’t wait to get the weekend started. No plans or anything just can’t wait to get away from work for a couple of days. We’ve been really busy which is good, but stressful. The one thing that I have to do this weekend is cut the grass. I'ts been two weeks since I cut it last. I can't catch a break from the rain. Everyday in the afternoon, last weekend it rained off and on both days. Needless to say, it's pretty high.

We practiced last night. Started off with the originals, then went through all the covers. Everything sounded great. Things are really coming along. My finger was fine the entire time we were playing. I guess I just needed to work it out, and some of these tunes are pretty challenging, that helps. So I’m guessing it’s not arthritis, maybe tendonitis? It isn’t really bothering me now.


Has anyone seen this crap yet? What a freaking joke!! ROCK? These are the people that were too old to get on American Idol. They should just called it POP STAR. And INXS is not a band I think of when I hear the word Rock… do these people really want to be the lead sing for INXS? What has INXS been doing the last 6 years? And what the hell is Dave Navarro doing there? I have lots of questions. You have to be pretty desperate to get out there on national TV and kiss the ass of a washed up band. I’ve been playing and writing music for a long time now, ever since I was a kid. I think I reached a point in my life around the age of 28, where making it big (whatever that may be) was not as important as playing the music you really love… at this stage in the game, there’s no way I would compromise. I’d rather be playing in a warehouse sweating my ass off playing and making music that I love with my friends than play some crap to impress a record co rep. I guess it’s got a lot to do with what kind of music you like. If you like the stuff they’re playing on the radio today, then go for it. Since I hate most popular music, not all of it, but most, I could never get a record contract with a major label without making some big changes to what we’re doing. Enough of that.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

NO Shuttle launch

And I was looking forward to it. Not that it had anything to do with it, but you have to wonder why they picked 3:30 for launch time. This is Florida and that it prime time for T storms.

Been emailing back and forth will my friend Billy. He picked up the Guitar, and is almost back to where he was about 10 years ago. Not bad for just a few months of playing. He says that he’s been jamming on old Beatles stuff (not that there’s any new Beatles stuff) and practicing every night. I’m really glad to hear that. He and I grew up together and started playing at the same time. He was good back then, and I’m sure he’ll just get better from here on.

I got a meeting to attend :(

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


You can listen to the entire CD here:

I think I like this... No Guitars :( all synth with live drums... but good.

Eggplant rules!

Made some Eggplant parm last night. Came out awesome!! My first time making it. Even the kids liked it... I used the bottled sauce, Prego. I prefer my home made, but don’t have the time to make it. I used the Vigo Italian style bread crumbs with Romano cheese, and fried them in olive oil. So easy to make. I’m going to start posting recipes up here soon, a good way of keeping track of em.

Did some shrimp on the grill on Sunday. The only thing I would do differently is NOT put salt in the marinade… maybe do a little oil and some spices next time.

Been having a hard time playing bass. I think I’m developing Arthritis in my index finger… kind of comes and goes thankfully. I’m going to try lighter strings next time. It makes playing the Rick almost impossible... I’ve been using the Musicman when playing with the band… speaking of the band, I need to get some of last weeks tunes converted to mp3 for Bryan. We want to try recording ideas at practice then I would email the recordings to the others so we can at least hear them during the week, and try to work them out in our heads. But this requires me to do a little extra work…I keep forgetting to do it.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

The St Bernardus Experience

I figured out why the monk on the bottle looks so happy. HE’S SMASHED OUT OF HIS FUCKING MIND!! This stuff will mess you up for real. There was a review I read somewhere warning you to set a side a few hours if you’re planning on trying this beer. There’s a good reason for that. It really makes you drunk. You’ll end up doing stupid stuff like taking pictures of your beer...

So they say that you should drink it around 52 to 56 degrees. I would say that it was best around 58. When I poured the fist glass, it was around 49, and had a very bitter, alcohol taste to it, but very clean. as it warmed up, the taste was much smoother, and still very clean. I think the clean finish is due to the alcohol content...10% Oh, and The first glass is mostly foam. This happened to Bill also, so I'm assuming that's normal. This beer can also help you get through bad movies, and actually enjoy them. Johnny English was hysterical!! I laughed my ass off!!

I would give it an 8 out of 10. It’s a great experience.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Plans for tonight - lets hear it for the Monks!!

Some St Bernardus and hotdogs... And some Dogfish Import Ale. Not sure about the hotdogs, but I will be drinking some beer. I haven't tried the St Bernardus yet, but my friend Bill says it's awesome. He got it at Big C on University and Dean Rd. They have over 400 imports, and are very knowledgeable.

No Kayaking this weekend due to Dennis. I was supposed to head out to the no motor zone with a friend, but I don't think it's a good idea at this point. They don't expect it to hit us, but it's so large that we will be getting rain and some wind... Some storms could be pretty heavy.


Good practice again

Finished a song and added a new one. Needs work, but sounds good so far. The covers sounded really good last night. Guess it helps not playing them for a couple of weeks... I'm anxious to play out again. It's been like 5 years or something, at the rate we're going, it will be another 5 years before we do so again. I hope not. I need to be able to find time at home to write, then just organize it at the warehouse with the guys. Gets harder the older I get with all my other responsiblities. Same with the other guys. As long as it remains fun, I'm okay with whatever.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Lots of drinking and food

Went to Robs on Sunday, and Timmy's on Monday. Sunday was great for the kids because of the pool. Had some great pork tenderloin, pulled pork, and shrimp grilled with custom marinades made by Rob and Eric. They did a fantastic job... Oh, and lots of beer and stuff. Tracy drove Dave, the kids and I there and back (good thing) Dave had to leave his car at my place, and have someone pick him up:)

Went to Timmy's the next night for more of the same. Food, drinking, and fireworks. mostly Burgers and Dogs, but good. Amazing fireworks, like $1400 worth of stuff. Both my kids still have their fingers. No major casualties unless something happened after we left, very possible. It rained for a little bit, one cop showed up but never got out of the car.

Friday, July 01, 2005

No work til Tuesday!!

I’m off today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the 4th.

Tera and I got up this morning and went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, then Wekiva Springs State Park. The water was very high with all the rain we’ve been getting. It was freezing too... After swimming, we walked down a few trails, didn’t see much wildlife, but it was nice anyway. Beautiful park, and only a 10 minute drive from our house.

Big weekend planned, at least Sunday and Monday. Sunday, a friend of mine is having a pool party \ barbeque. Most of the band should be there. Then Monday my nephew Timmy is having a cookout \ fireworks display. Should be pretty fun. I hope Tracy’s back holds up, she’s been having serious spasms in her lower back, but the Dr thinks that it’s all muscular and not due to the bulging disk. That’s good news. oh and Saturday, mow the yard...