Friday, June 11, 2010

Broken Toes, Conan and Chair Basketball

That could very well be the most bizzare, intriguing, confusing title I have ever written for a blog post. However, it will all make sense soon enough. Let me just get a few things out of the way:
1) Its finally nice here. Not metaphorically, or emotionally, but sunny, warm, and with copious amounts of daylight.
2) I forgot how to read or write for 8 months. Excuse me.
3) The official countdown has begun: 4 months left.

Ok, with that out of the way, June, has been very cruel and kind to me. I was blessed with two of my favorite people, Neil and Ashely, (or Nashely for the tabloids)for a visit to K-town. The way this trip started? Neil called and asked: "Do you want to two personal chefs?". Phenomenal time, and the world has introduced to the next great pizza creation: The Conan (recipe at the bottom). However, when life is up, it must come down. This cruel twist of fate was played out by my toe, which is now broken and was kind enough to leave a contusion in the arch of my left foot. So that sucks. I coach basketball 6 days a week, and this week I went to practice, set up a chair at the free throw line, and shot a couple hundred times. Kids actually thought this was better, and set up numerous chairs around me to participate. Good times with the kids.

BUT, you are still asking yourself: whats up with Conan? Well, Hollywood came to town. The big budget remake of the 1982 classic "Conan the Barbarian" was filming in Kavarna for a few days. Completely by chance I stumbled across the set, and was lucky enough to meet number 28 on the Maxim Hot 100 List, Rachel Nichols. Some times it just pays to be a peace corps volunteer,...

Conan Calzone

Buffalo wing sauce, 1 cup
Chicken breast 16 ounces
Diced onions, 1/2 cup
Blue cheese, 1/4 cup
Be a Barbarian

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Peter Pan Paintball

(Actual Conversation. I was saving this for my memoirs, but times change)

hey homie
never....ever....ever....wear a pair of mini shorts with cut out sides
i had this dream that you and I were meeting up to go paintball
and you showed up absolutely smashed
to go paintballing>

Neil: yea, so we were supposed to meet up to go paintball
me: ok,...
Neil: and then you showed up completely smashed and said that some british dudes got you drunk and made you dress up as peter pan
then you wanted to go buy candy to throw at greg, so you bought hard candies and we found greg in an arcade
me: ...
Neil: he was playing a motor cycle game which i begged to join in as the side car/gun operator man
and Jamie was there playing a rambo game
then otis jumped on my head!
and that woke me up