thewildbriar

Agree to Disagree

Back when skiing was cool

We were the coolest looking kids on White Heat. Shreddin bumps, takin dumps. Notice that Greg was deep into his Wu-Tang phase at this time.

Now exhibit B, a classic example of the uncomfortable game. You might recognize that little guy on the left. Again Greg steals the show with the biggest snowmobiling puffy you have ever seen. Take notice, the well trained eye will see Dick Paaso in the background and Paul Fortin in the foreground (aka crazy rasta helmet)

I love my friends FO EVA.

btw its snowing and I love it.

How did I miss Sean Avery in Portland??


Shanz caught these warriors out on the marsh today. It was a solid 8 degrees out, perfect conditions.

For those who dont know him, Mr. Sean Avery is one of the most hated characters in all of hockey in the last 10+ years. A real gem. Little do I know, he recently got sent down by the Rangers to the Connecticut Whale (just in time for the Winter Classic, ouch). The Whale comes to Portland to play the Pirates on Monday and I blow it.

I could’ve seen my favorite Pirate Ryan Hollweg aka best stache in sports squaring off with ass hat legend Sean Avery.
Hollweg
Heres a little Sean Avery classic for your viewing pleasure.

It’s my favorite kind of night: Bruins & Celtics on at the same time. We love sports and we dont care who knows.

Happy Birthday Mama!!

Baby Mama

So today is my Mom’s birthday.

I won’t tell you how old she is but I will tell you she’s still just a baby.

She is the smartest, hardest working, most charming, loving, selfless, person I know and I love her.

She is an unbelievable cook, business woman, friend, writer, mother, and a million other things. A true renaissance lady.

She has taught me how to ski, be a good friend, have integrity, and give our pets hilarious voices.

I love you Mom. Happy Birthday!!!!!

We went skiing! Twice!

Can you see me?

Yup, just me and the open trail, man vs. wild, miles of untouched wilderness. It was nice to get away from the hustle of the big city and take in some pure air. I love me some arching.

Skiing is always fun, but its almost sad how little snow there is. Every year it seems to get a little worse. Do we just need to start accepting that snow in Maine is slowly becoming a thing of the past? I started to think about what it would be like if skiing in the east just became a memory: chair lifts rusting away, abandoned lodges, ghost towns up in the mountains of Maine.  But I guess we could start growing oranges and grapes. So we’ve got that going for us. I guess it’s true: sometimes when God closes a door, he opens a window…………..to let the toxic fumes out.

We got to play with some great homies.

And then came New Years eve. Shanz and I decided to spend it with tacos and the Bruins. Unfortunately they lost, but our tacos won. I got 5 pounds of beat up tomatoes from Royal River and made fresh salsa.

I should go pro in tacoing.

Kenny Fuckin Powers

Yes, I do have a KP bobblehead.

It feels like every couple days I am faced with a new reason to want HBO. First I keep seeing these insane clips of the 24/7 NHL show about the Philidelphia Flyers.

Feeling inspired by that? You should. And then, out of nowhere comes Eastbound and Down Season 3 on February 19th. Boom.

But then I think about what HBO really is.  Its parent company Time Warner Inc., already is ripping me off for my cable/internet services and I just cant bring myself to be that much of a douche.