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Crunksgiving 2008 is in the books

November 18, 2008

Here are the photos from this year’s festivities:


Musings on Crunksgiving

November 7, 2008


Now that's a wild turkey.

As we enter the holiday season, and by “holiday” I mean Crunksgiving, I find myself looking back at what has become a grand and glorious tradition amongst myself and my friends.  


First, a history lesson:

Crunksgiving was first observed in November of 2003.  Only then, it had not yet acquired the Crunksgiving moniker.  No, then it was called Trippsgiving, named after the band, Tripp Fontaine, the members of which I counted amongst my closest friends.  We got together and realized that we needed a “friends only” counter to the traditionally family-oriented Thanksgiving holiday.  The original Trippsgiving was a gala event held at Mark Petty’s house where we all came together with our baked goods and high-octane alcohol.  Food was eaten, libations consumed, poker and video games played, songs sung, and a new tradition was born.  

Unfortunately, soon after the first annual Trippsgiving, the band Tripp Fontaine was, alas, no more.  We soldiered on though, hosting Trippsgiving II in November 2004 at my place.  As was tradition at this point, the host provided the turkey, while everyone else supplied the supporting cast.  This was to be the last of the Trippsgivings however, as from here on out we would celebrate Crunksgiving (I think Kim came up with it, but I can’t remember).  It was a more apropos name as we would all inevitably get crunk’d on that day. 

Fast forward 4 years later, and we’ve almost arrived at our 6th annual Crunksgiving, to be held at my house November 16th, 2008.  This year marks quite a departure from the previous five.  The core group of my friends that were involved from the beginning; Aaron, Joey, Kim, and Eric are no longer in the Metroplex.  They’ve up and left me for the big city.  I thought about canceling this year’s festivities, but then thought better of it.  These are the types of challenges in life that test one’s meddle.  When the going gets tough, etc..

So, we’ve expanded the invite list a bit to bring the Crunksgiving spirit to more people in the D/FW area.  We may even attempt to do a satellite link-up with the boys and girl in NYC so that they can join in the frivolity.  Who knows?  It may even be the best one yet.  If not, God knows we’ll be too CRUNK to tell.


Party on.


Let’s get caught up, shall we?

October 3, 2008

Forgive me father for I have sinned.  It has been over 2 months since my last blogpost.

But really, that’s water under the bridge at this point.  Let’s get everyone up to speed with what’s happened in the last couple months:

  • Still working at Citigroup.  I am now a full functioning member of the team.  I have a security badge, login, and now VPN access which means I work from home Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  W00t.
  • I’m really going to try and get my SharePoint blog up and running.  I’ve had a few false starts on it, but I have recently felt this new feeling in my gut.  I think it’s called ‘motivation’.  We’ll see if it’s a chronic condition or a 24 hour bug.
  • Had a great trip to NY to visit the crew.  Kimi blogged about it here, although she wants everyone to know she has a new blog called “Love Is All You Knit“.  LOL.  My pics can be found here and it’s a good thing I took pics, because I probably wouldn’t remember most of my time there.  Unfortunately, I do remember puking on the floor of the East River Bar. . . twice.  C’est la vie.
  • Britton has moved back to Dallas and conveniently rented out my extra room in my house.  He has recently found gainful employment and is experiencing the joys of steady work.

I think that’s about it.  Hopefully everyone out there in cyberspace is doing well.  I will now bid you adieu with a photo of some moose at the Museum of Natural History:



I mean really, what are the odds?

July 28, 2008

In my infinite wisdom, I have chosen September 11, 2008 as my date of arrival in New York City to visit the McClellans and Eric. Some may question my logic for trying to fly on a day where mandatory anal exams will probably be administered at every security checkpoint. I say, if we avoid travelling on 9/11, then the terrorists have already won.


Turn the page

May 12, 2008

And thus begins a new chapter in my life.  Yes, as some of you may have heard, Jesi moved in this past weekend.  Things were a little tense as she tried to girly-fy my house (Who knew I needed so many candles and facial scrubs?), but in the end, I think it’s worked out really well.  I may need to hire a maid service to come weekly just to keep up with the pet hair, since I was already unsuccessful at this with just Maddie in the house.  So, if any of you can recommend an illegal immigrant to hire, let me know.  ¡Viva La Wage de Minimum!


Poker at the McClellans’

April 28, 2008

I'm Rich Bitch!


Blast from the past

April 4, 2008

Found this tonight when I was cleaning out my closet.  Decided to upload it to Ye Olde YouTube:  These were simpler times.  When we were young and naive.


Let’s get caught up. . .

January 8, 2008

Let’s see . . . things that have happened recently. . .

Went to Big Bend yet again:

Leaving God's Country

Had a few Rock Band partays:

I'm like Phil Collins, or Don Henley

Also, you may notice (although I’m sure you don’t) that I’ve added my buddy Mitch’s blog on the blogroll to the right. Lymphomaniacs

Mitch was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in July 2006 and has blogged about the whole ordeal. Thankfully, news has been good on this front and all recent tests have showed him cancer-free. Go Mitch!

Oh, and I grew a boss mustache:

Mustache Rides - $1


I just need to buy a new domain for these

October 11, 2007

From Today (edited for brevity):

Arnie: ill buy a cheesecake or tres leches

Me: tres leches, yes

Arnie: tres leches
the big sheet one

Me: it better be good though

Arnie: yeah i gotta talk to heather
she had one this one time that was to die for

Me: you know how i know you’re gay
you just said “to die for”


Tin Roof. . . . . . . . Rusted.

June 29, 2007

So, the Valentines opened up for the venerable B-52’s Wednesday at the House of Blues. Fun time was had by all. The B-52’s even encored with Rock Lobster, my favorite song. I also must say it was quite an impressive turn out for a has-been band at a venue that charged $50 for the cheap tix. Luckily Jesi and myself didn’t have to pay, since we’re in like Flynn. Thanks again fellas.