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Dachshund Airlines

The unseasonal conditions and my school work load has kept me from blogging but I refuse to lose. It has been awesome to feel sun on my Vitamin D deprived skin, follow baseball, and swing the golf club again. I hope to do all of these things repetitively in the near future, including lose a few pounds. Here some highlights from my exceptionally exciting life:

Willard Beach has been our spot

Portland has been pedestrian friendlier recently

Middle Street

Shan found probably the coolest skatepark ever. I am attempting to preserve my integrity and not be a "spot-blower-upper"

I hope you hear from me soon and often.

I hear the call of the Mastodon

Triple jawed minotaurs have a special place in my heart

One of my all time favorite bands, Mastodon,  are touring their new album “The Hunter” this winter/spring and to my joy THEY ARE COMING TO PORTLAND AGAIN!! I think it’s because they miss us.

My homie Ross and drummer Brann Dailor post show last year

Needless to say I am mucho excited. It should be a curb-stomping good time. I know this sort of head crushing, organ splitting prog massacre music isn’t for everyone. Either way, I want you to watch this video. Mute it if you have to. It says a lot to me about why Mastodon is different and better than the thousands of other metal acts out there. Originality and creativity.

See you at the show. Don’t forget your helmet earplugs.

Its like a pizza ate a cloud, and then I ate that cloud.

The. Best. Pizza. Ever.

This is a Sicilian Slab. Its not your grandma’s greasy variety store pizza, its not a big floppy New York piece, its not like anything you’ve had before. The crust: moist, salty, chewy, light, cooked perfectly, as thick as an inch at times. Gluten Heaven. Tons of sauce pools on top (on the sweeter side) with the perfect consistency of tomato. The cheese is sparse but it is JUST the right amount. A few dabs of olive oil on top and boom. I advise eating with a knife and fork.

Micucci's Grocery India St. Portland, Maine

Here’s where you can get one of your own. Micucci’s is an Italian food wholesaler with a little grocery store that has been on India St. since the 50’s. It’s an amazing store with fresh bread, pasta, a delicatessen, wine, and the best pizza ever made. There are no signs to direct you to this life changing experience on the outside or the inside. Walk up to the wine section and in the back you will find a rack with fresh pieces. Only available at lunch time, there are a limited amount for each day, so hurry up.

Hip Maine blog where I found the Micucci’s pic. Hope they don’t mind.

Holy Crap Pedro is the Man

Remember this guy?

WEEI’s Big Show just did an unbelievable interview with Pedro that you can find on iTunes or On Demand from WEEI’s website. It’s a little bit baseball dorky but so awesome. I hate giving credit to the guys on the radio because they really didn’t do anything. All the credit should be given to Pedro. That dude is the sharpest, most honest athlete I have ever heard. I’m so used to every guy being so effing boring that I can’t even listen. To me, the sports interview is sort of dead because of this.

This is just another example of the Red Sox becoming a robotic, rotten clubhouse of douchebaggery. Guys like Pedro helped create a environment of hard work and enthusiasm for baseball that led to World Series championships. I think at this point, this attitude has worn off and its sad.  sigh  Enough of my sour grapes and man-crush on Pedro Martinez.

BTW  our Dachshund Tilly totally did this to me the other day.