for Peeps of all Persuasions

Real Estate, Boatbuilding, Business, and Politics ....
Interspersed with Truth, Justice, and Insight into the Meaning of Life .....
for Nanepashemet Peeps of all Persuasions.



Friday, October 31, 2008

POTW Week 42

It's times like these when you see the real fabric of the person. Find out what they're really made of.... observe their character.
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Many of you sucked it up and realized that I had to neglect the Blog while I tended to business.
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You let your need for a pathetic Blog fix take a second seat, because you saw the intense pressure that I faced in pumping out deliverables from 5:30AM to 1:00AM the following morning.
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To you I hold undying gratitude, loyalty and respect. The rest of you low-life, knuckle-dragging, nit-wit wannabees can burn in hell for the next million years or so.
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The simple fact is that Nanepashemet Telecom came through bigtime, like the cutting edge, state of the art, professional organization that it is. Now it's time to boogie down.
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ANNOUNCING....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the week for the 42nd week of 2008.

Grady Butler
Stacy Butler
Brian Butler
Katelyn Nestor
Mike Myers
Tina Fey

Things should be getting back to normal now ... but will normal ever be the same???? !

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stepping It UP

We know you're busy... but, make sure that you get everything else done, despite all of the stuff that you are currently doing.
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Lesser men would wilt.
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Time for the Mountain of a Man to make an appearance.
Tuna Lips said...

Maybe you can git some of these panty wearin' neighbors of yours to step away from the white whine and cheez talk about how wonderfuls the world is gonna be with Obamy at the wheel, and give a little in kind, like the socialisticates they is. To each accordin' to his needin', well, comraddens, its time to help Slim here with his needin.'

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mega Peep Offspring

Mega Peeps, Stacey and Brian Butler, have done it again!!!!!
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This time by successfully bringing Grady Thomas Butler into the world today at a healthy weight of 7lbs, 1 ounce.
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Happy Birthday Grady!
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We're expecting great things from you as the first born of such illustrious Mega Peeps. Even the gout that has flared up in my right big toe cannot dim the joy of this moment!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Threats and Innuendos

Even though the weekend is here, I have to maintain a vigorous attention to the matters at hand at Nanepashemet Telecom. By Friday, Oct. 31, a week from today, all the deliverables will have been made, and it will be time for a bit of a reprieve. But this weekend is all business.
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I do admit that it was a hell of a week.... with a couple of incoming shells which we diffused harmlessly.
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There have been a number of times when I have had a rising star in business. The one constant is that you are bound to make enemies. When you are succeeding, you shine a light on those who are not cutting it, and you are also taking the place of those who feel that they have a right to your position.
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Both instances cause hostility.
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In business, if everybody likes you, you're doing something wrong. You want the Assholes, Incompetents, and Phonies to be threatened and condemn you. If they didn't, you would be just like them.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

POTW Week 41

Today, I got up with the express intention of doing just one particular thing. Total concentration. Not a waiver from the effort.
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Naturally, that was the only thing that I didn't work on.... and I worked alot!
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It was one of those days replete with wierd shit occurring - both good and irritating.
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I came really close to buying a 9 HP Honda 4 Stroke from Ryan Marine to build the Gunning Dory around. That's how crazy the day got. Now it's going to get even worse!

ANNOUNCING....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for Week 41 of 2008

Ginny Hudak
Rakesh Goel
Deb Burke
Jill Tufts
Darryn Goldsmith
Jay Thibault

Tomorrow, I'm only working on that one thing.... except for lunch in downtown Boston at the UMASS Club.

Anonymous Tuna Lips said...

Store up yer greenbacks amigo, if this Barry Obamy gets electrated, youse gonna need em. Hide 'em right smart like.


If he dirnt get voted for, then batten down them hatches, the streets is gonna be like the Deetroit Pistons won the championship belt combined up with the day they let them cops walk after wuppin up on that Rodney King. Chaotical.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FTP

Picked up another web site today.
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Nanepashemet is getting so big that every customer needs their own piece of our cyberspace.

Home Sweet Home

After two days down in Mystic County, Connecticut, I get to commute to Sturbridge, MA this morning. What a break! Only a two hour drive rather than three! Plus, I won't have to drive past the Mohegan Sun Casino and be tempted to veer off course for a couple of hours.
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The problem with getting up and out around 5:00 AM for me is that it really screws up my internal routine, and I feel uncomfortable for the rest of the day until the afternoon when I search for a public rest room to make things right. I hate doing my duty in public. Lining the seat is always a pain, and I still feel all general public germy and stuff.
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There is no place like home.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Universe Fabric

Peeps....
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Didn't I give you fair warning????
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Didn't I explicitly say that I was out straight with Nanepashemet Telecom and that I wouldn't be coming up for air until Nov. 1????
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So what's with all of your whining and complaining about not having a nice fresh Nanepashemet Blog Post that you can get into the fetal position and suck your thumb with?
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It's all about you, isn't it? You don't care how overworked and stressed out I am, as long as you get your little Blogging fix on a daily basis. You, You, and not to be overlooked, You. Disgusting, self centered, bombastic blobs of paltry protoplasm.
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If I didn't think that it would rip a hole in the fabric of the Universe, I'd shut down this pathetic blog right here, right now.
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Whoa.... That even scares me!

Sunday, October 19, 2008



























The flock of Tufted Titmice along with a pair of Cardinals and a White Breasted Nuthatch were among the ubiquitous sparrows on the feeder this morning .
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I'm totally stoked!

Tuna Lips said...

I notes fer the record that Brady boy up there lookin' to hitch up on that Brazilian tall drink of limeade, who dud he talks to? My friend, the incomparinable Joe Willie Namath.

Like I said, I walks with kings.

The Pit and the Pendulum

Many of you have expressed concern and despair because of my dire prediction that Barack Obama is due to be elected to the Presidency despite any logical rationale.
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For God's sake, calm down.
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Let the pendulum swing! Don't be such control freaks!!!
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After all.... once we finish all of the brouhaha over being Democrats or Republicans.... in the end we are all Americans. Regardless of what we think is best for the country, there are checks and balances that guarantee that the pendulum can't swing too far in any direction.
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So even if you're a misguided liberal trying to tell us how to live our lives... at least you are an American. And I can endure you until the pendulum swings back.
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I mean.... how bad can it be???? The Red Sox tied the ALCS tonight.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Feeder Finding

Just because the work is piling up, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't stop and smell the roses. Trouble is, we don't have any roses... But I do have a bird feeder.
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No, I'm not about to smell it, but it is attracting a nice flock of tufted titmice, a mourning dove, some sparrows, and a chickadee here and there.

Tuna Lips said...

In the afro negro parlance, I gives a shout out to my home toast Mister Joe Namath. I believes he and I share the same notions about being men of action. Ole TL does not hesistate to take up the challenge when the gold ring is there and there aint a soul leapin for it. Like Joe on the side line, asking that Jewess to give him a kiss, I myself am a carpet dim entrepreneurialisin' type.

Case in point. Shoo Fly's ole lady, gotta go three bills, and will eat the grass off the lawn if need be. Add a fifth of Old Crow, and she is plain ornery.

What to do?

Well, what i does is nock out the cable to the trailer park, set up a corral o' sorts, and announce a man of strength challenge. This being 4 pm, the region is loaded on my moonshine and lookin' fer something stupid to watch. No cable. what to do?

"Comes one, comes all, chillin' of all ages, see the great Yeti of the South, nothin as ill disposed to humankind trods this good earth. Residin in a nearby cave, just defrosted from her pre-history ice coffin, the Monstrosity challenges any fool to come ride her mole filled back and stay on board fer better than 7 seconds. Bring yer mammy and pappy, and fill the littl'uns up with snow cones and cotton candy. We challenge any fool to come on out and donate $13 and disclamin' all damages and losin' some teeth, ride this here beast. Is you man enough?"

And them bitches line up, and for $2 to get inside the rope
No ordinary bronc, this Gutter Beast. I am peddlin' shine and skunk weed at the only show in town. And Shoo is the head of security, fondlin' all the jail bait comin through the gate, and, aside from a meek wine from a momma or three, he is scotch free and gettin' some good leads fer later.

Everyone is havin a celebratory time, Shoo Fly is not gonna take a beatin' tonite as his lassy is beatin' the snot outta the best the south has to offer, and we are sellin' pappy's special hooch, no chloroform, and some mind eraser bud. Whatsmore, fer you peasants, I got Bitty (my sisters) youngest, workin' the anteriors, liftin wallets from heartless johns.

Tuna Enterprises, Limatitated!

I meander, but the point bein, Broadway Joe wudda enjoyed it. We played some ball back when, in case you did not know.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Landscaping

This is not the weekend. I can't even think of it that way. This workweek isn't ending until Oct. 31. Normally I wouldn't buy into this type of crazy talk, but it should be worth it on a number of levels.
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I'll try to sneak in a couple of respites, like maybe a little bluefishing tomorrow morning, but other than that, it will be keeping the pedal to the metal. When I come up for air in November, there should be a whole new landscape out there.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Week 40 - Peep of the Week

When Wojcik showed up in North Conway with a bottle of Lagavulin, the automatic POTW selection was on. Then Brown brought a bottle of Talisker, which, as you know, runs a close second to the King of Scotch. A truly inspirational, if not automatic, gesture.

Announcing....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 40th week of 2008

Bob Wojcik (automatic)
Bob Brown (semi-automatic)
Doug Maxfield
Tom McMahon
Pat Piscatelli
Susan Gallegher

BTW, it wouldn't hurt for the rest of you pathetic peep pretenders to come up with a bottle of Lagavulin once in awhile. If Wojcik can do it, so can you. Do you expect me to buy my own???? In these economic times???? You self centered Bastards!!!

Didn't Make This Up

The measure of a person's true character is truly determined by what that person would do if no one ever found out.

J.

If that's true then I am in biiiiiiiig trouble.

-McMahon

Tuna Lips said...

I agrees. I often gets all tinglish, pondificating such notions. Them things I could perpetrates, coo coo!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Election Formula

Like many of you, I'm watching the Presidential candidates debate tonight, smirking at each other, and looking to discredit each other. Lots of pandering... lots of false emotions.... lots of gotchas.
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I suppose that you have to be an egotistical asshole to run for the office in the first place.... so it's not surprising that these debates can be so tedious.
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The great Harvard political scientist, V.O. Key, Jr., pointed out thirty some odd years ago that these elections are settled almost solely on the economic state of the nation. This bodes poorly for the Republicans, so I am resolved to see Obama win the "prize".
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I am fearful of going soft on the war on terrorism, and a tax policy that stifles investment and entrepreneurship.
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But we survived Carter, even though Iran treated us like their Bitches.
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We survived Clinton, even though he got impeached and lost his law license for lying under oath.
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We'll survive Obama too. And for God's sake..... there is no truth to the rumor that he is the Anti-Christ. I don't buy that bullshit for a second. He is just a politician, and we'll see how fate treats the country under his watch.
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If he is elected and asks me to serve in his Cabinet, I'll have to refuse. Nanepashemet Telecom is just too freaking hot to leave. I'll just have to evolve into one of these high income fat cats that will get their taxes raised.
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BTW, Katie Couric is instant nausea. Her interviews with "real voters" after the debate were so transparently slanted to Obama.... saying "Oh Good" when somebody said they had committed to Obama and coming out with her bullshit instant poll with Obama crushing McCain as the "winner" of the debate. That certainly wasn't the consensus in the studio. I can't believe what a tool she is. Now she cut off "Joe the Plumber" because he wasn't expressing doubt about McCain.
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Sorry Katie. You are an Idiot. Bona Fide Capital "I".

Digital TV

Lapse

Can't believe it's Wed. already. I know I had a little lapse, but Nanepashemet Telecom is sizzling hot and I've been burning the oil all over New England in the last two days.
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Thanks to Doug Maxfield and the borderline comments of Tuna Lips for keeping the Blog above water.
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I will think of something intriguing to say later but now, the grindstone is waiting.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dory Fit Out Ideas

This is an interesting interior concept for the Gunning Dory.
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I'm thinking of ways that the interior could be modfied to accomodate lobstering on a recreational basis.
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It would need a motor well and some sort of pulley rig like the Red Riser Davit System to lift the traps.








Doug Maxfield said...

Our political views aside...if you put a red riser davit system on that pretty boat I'm gonna have to cut you loose. Mountain of a man should be able to lift a sissy little rec. trap over the side. Or better yet, go buy your lobsters and help a guy out.

Tough talk from Democrat Doug. A few problems with your comment.

1. I didn't buy no sissy rec traps. Mine are 100% big boy commercial.
2. Have to use the leverage. Brains over Brawn. Get on the Technology wave. Wheels are good.
3. You can't cut me loose. You are hopelessly addicted to Nanepashemet and can never escape.

Pisc said...

How bad did the Patriots defense look last night.

And Francona running Josh "Waiting for Godot" Beckett out there for another round of pummeling lost that game as well.

Talent versus management debate open for comments.



Doug Maxfield said...

Stupid sexy blog.

Tuna Lips said...

you got some odd trolls diggin in the dirt around this here socializin' board. This Pisc character strikes me a shiftless guinea that needs to get the spaghetti out betwixt his teeth and then do us all a favor and shut his wop gob. And this Maxipad feller, well, he should let his wife do his palaverin fer him.

I think yer little dinghy is doing just fine, and claps my hands fer you taking the initiation to liberate them lobsters.




Move the Manatee


So they rescued the Manatee from Cape Cod waters and shipped him/her back to Florida.
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Sounds like a typical liberal ploy.... "we know what is better for you" type of thing. The Manatee goes through all of the time and trouble to freaking swim to the Cape, and these do-gooders decide that they know best.
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Maybe the Manatee checked in with all of the warnings on global warming and was seeking out a better deal. Finally, someone takes Al Gore seriously... then gets hi-jacked because of it.
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Speaking of slow, heavy, and confused mammals, I had a very enjoyable round of golf at the Wentworth Country Club in Jackson, NH with los Dos Robertos, Brown and Wojcik. As could be expected, the competition was intense and came down to the 18th hole when Brown and I went Mano a Mano. it doesn't matter who won.... that's not important.
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The important thing is that Wojcik came equipped with the King of Scotch, Lagavulin, and Brown chipped in with a bottle of the Prince, Talisker. Those boys are dripping with class.

Tuna Lips said...

I am perflexed by these fellers youse spending a "weekend away" with, the two Bobs, what is it that thems do? I am sensin' some unnatural acts, I dirnt want to cast you aside like a whore with crabs, but what is it you feller does up there in the woods asides chase balls and drink? I am shaken inside, as I afear fer the mortalized souls of someone who showed such promise.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Golf Outlook

Word is that Wojcik and Brown will be tearing it up at the North Conway Country Club tomorrow around noon time. I'll be there to document all the action.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

PEEP of the WEEK Selections - Week 39

I'm thinking about heading up to North Conway this weekend to get some golf in. Enough time has passed so that I probably forgot how bad I suck in golf, and envision that a couple of rounds will be a lot of fun.
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That's the Ticket!
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Plus a few special Peeps who could definitely profit from seeing me with my game face on have been hinting that they will make the trip. At the very least, I have some Lagavulin stash up there that they can drown their sorrows in.
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Speaking of sorrows...... it's that thrilling/tragic, stupid/sincere, and hopeful/hapless time of the week again.
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ANNOUNCING
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the Thirty Ninth Week of 2008

Jean Shaheen
My Friend Who Doesn't Want His Name Mentioned in the Blog
Ryan Nestor
Dave Dixon
Jill Tufts
Maggie Shanahan

I wonder if I'll crack the 120 stroke barrier. It has to happen someday!

BS

People who misjudge their importance, and don't take responsibilities for their actions or non-actions drive me freaking crazy. Every bill gets paid, and somebody has to pay for some of theirs. That is unconscionable, unacceptable, and truly sucks.
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They sit around telling themselves of their importance and are shocked when you let them know that they are full of bullshit.

Tuna Lips said...

Au contraire, mi amigo. And I could not agree more strenuous like. I have first hand knowins about what importance is, and I pity the fools that think they is important, like yer mammy thinks you important. It aint true, losers. Sheee-it fire, I have undressed queens and shot whiskey with deputized authorities, and aint had to vist the doctor nor pay a red cent after. Comes with bein' a star like historical figment. Self deludin' jack-a-ninnies, all of 'em, but play along, the piper gonna come to town, and you can slash they tires in the meanwhile.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Keep Swinging

Peeps -
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Sorry for the lapse. Hope none of you decided to end it because I didn't Blog yesterday. That would have been a crying shame.
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Sensing a little bit of despair out there with the volatility of the market and all.
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I know that thousands of you are waiting with extreme angst for me to recommend a way to cope with this economic hic up.
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Here it is....
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Stop your Freaking Belly Aching! Whining and worry won't solve a thing!
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Step up to the Plate... and take your swings. In business, you can't strike out unless you put the bat down. So keep swinging. Sooner or later, you will make contact. So What if it is a slap single. You can't put them in the seats every time. Keep looking for the pitches, and keep swinging.
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And BTW, keep paying your cell phone bills, so I can continue to prosper and thrive.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Secondary Sox

I stayed up too late last night to watch the Red Sox lose to the Angels. It might have impacted my Monday work performance.... I just didn't feel like the master of the universe that normally characterizes my superior business acumen. So tonight, it will be back to a normal rest... no adrenaline flowing at 1:00 AM in the morning.
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Nanepashemet Telecom is poised to have a monster 4th Qtr. which will set us up nicely for next year. I can't let the Red Sox screw this up.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Return on Investment

In case you were wondering how the Warriors of Merrimack College played against powerful Pace College, I got this inspiring update late last night from Assistant Offensive Line Coach Ben Martin.... "31-28 W for the Warriors of Merrimack...Rushed over a hundo and had zero sacks against."
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Looks like my charity golf outing contribution is starting to hit paydirt! Nice coaching Benny!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bye Ronick


We lost our cat, Ronick today. He was 18 years old and never sick until a few weeks ago, but then his systems seemed to shut down, he lost a lot of weight and was in constant pain.
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Ronick was a great companion and provided us daily joy and happiness for a long time.
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It was a nice blue sky all day long today... a good day to die.
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We'll miss him.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Mundane Ambition

Once again I must raise the mundane but poignant question. What's up for the weekend?
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No, I won't be spending any time extolling the virtues of Sarah Palin. Those of you who think I'm enamored with her solely because she is so hot are so shallow. Even if it is true, you are still shallow.
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There will be no politics this weekend, no business either. Well, maybe a little business. It's the fourth quarter, and that is crazy time for the telecom deployment industry. Everybody is trying to meet their numbers for the entire year in the fourth quarter. That means vendor resources get stretched out to the limit, combined with anxiety, stress and a little hysteria.
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So I might get sucked into some business calls.
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But for the most part, I'll be focusing my efforts on finishing the corner hanging cabinet that Joanne wants for the 42" HDTV. I'm making it out of solid mahoghany and birch plywood and the contract of the dark mahoghany and the light birch should give it a nice design touch. With a little luck, all of the assembly and sanding will be done before high tide at 3:oo PM tomorrow, when I'd like to sneak a little fishing in.
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So you doubt that I'll pull it off???? So do I.

ABC's

I know I'm a weak man with real flaws, so it was not surprising to me to find me checking the ABC phoney pundits, Charlie Gibson, George Stephanopoulos and that blond idiot, Dianne Sawyer, after the VP debate.
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Why do I torture myself so????
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True to form, theses media "journalists" immediately pulled out poll results that showed that Biden won the debate by a wide margin. I'm sure that was a scientific poll. How stupid do they take us anyway?
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I just have to get stronger... and ignore these manipulative mavens of mediocrity.

Doug Maxfield said...

Kicking his ass? Really? Looked to me like she can't think on her feet and reverted back to rehersals every time she couldn't address the question asked. Ask her about bankrupcy policy and she'll tell you about clean energy proposals. I may or may not agree with Biden's answers, but they were to questions. I can't help but think that the 'good ol girl' publicity stunt is growing old. While I do find Obama a little to "smooth" for my taste, I do respect him for picking a running mate that he has clearly disagreed with in the past. Kind makes you think he did it for the mans moral fiber? Let the bashing begin...


Blogger John Nestor said...

Doug-
I thought she was really strong on Ubekistan.

You're just pissed off because you never get a chance to fish in Alaska.
- J

Pat Piscatelli said...

They are not debates, they are performances, and its all rehearsed. Theater.

Socialism was so successful last century. We should try it here in America. Eventually, those taxes that are taken, from all of us, will empower the government, and weaken the individual. It will concurrently making people more dependent on the goverment for the means to live, and less capable of doing so for themselve. I equate being able to do for yourself with freedom.

State owned banks, state owned energy, state owned manufacturing - notice how many times from Hair Plug Joe it was "we are going to create jobs in the energy field, we are going to create jobs with new fuel efficient automobile techonology . . . " My ass. The government was not organized to create jobs, and is not capable of overseeing a for profit operation. And that is what is in every single one of those promises. We is the government, is the Obama.

Exhibit A on socialism is the 20th century. I will take the trickle down from private industry over trickle down from the government any day.

How smart the candidates are is not the litmus test - its is their principle of goverment. The rest is, well, theater.

John Nestor said...

Way to go Pisc.

You must be catching the end of Rush Limbaugh on your commute home. Nothing like good Rush talk to make you realize that the Dems want all of our money so that their kids can fulfill a lifelong dream of having a do nothing, Government Hack position of importance. High salaried welfare.

Biden would call it "fairness".

Pat Piscatelli said...

Hardly. I have read more than Limbaugh know of quotes from his staff, from the Federalist papers to the Federal Banruptcy Code, to economic theories of law by Posner to The volume I and II of gulag arichipelogo by Solzheneitsin.

Don't tread on me, be it Limbaugh or "a Roosevelt Democrat". What the hell does that mean? Does that mean you should vote the way someone did 70 years ago? Or even Reagan republican. Its 2008, no excuse to let someone do your thinking for you.

The state will own the means of production. Watch them go after Amendment #2 next. Our grandchilden will know bread lines.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Week 38 - POTW

Watching the Vice Presidential Debate.
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Sarah Palin is kicking Joe Biden's ass. I can't imagine how the pundits will spin that she was entirely coached. She is gaining great momentum as a smart, aggressive leader.
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So what the Hell did you think I was going to say?????

Announcing....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 38th week of 2008

Katelyn Nestor
Bruce Carr
Katie Couric
Peter Crawford
Mirela Marku
Dick Cheney

In thirty days, if the markets have settled, it will be a tremendous horserace.

PhD

It's been twenty years now since I thought that I had inexorably screwed up my life.
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Everything had gone wrong with my career, major business deals went sour, and my entire image of my life's direction took an about turn. I had a pit in my stomach that wouldn't go away and everyday I was haunted by fears of how my situation would evolve.
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Friends who had seemed to be staunch allies, now treated me cordially but at arm's length. These were people that I would have jumped on a grenade for. Fortunately for me, no grenades were rolled my way, because I found out that they would never have returned the favor. But a few true friends stood by me...and they are still my real friends today.
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Lots of really bad things happened... I lost my assets, my money and had to move. But the trials had a silver lining. I found out what was truly important to me. Big houses, boats, cars... all of the stuff became secondary. My family and my new view of myself as someone who could cope with whatever life threw at me, were the two things that held importance. Everything else was pretentious and phony.
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I'm not saying that I wasn't to blame. I made some truly stupid business decisions that would have been fine if things out of my control hadn't taken such a steep dive. But all of the stupid stuff that I did, and the risks that blew up in my face, didn't deter me from one thing. I never was out to screw anybody. And it didn't matter what anybody thought. I knew the truth. And I took a much worse hit than anyone else that was involved in my failed business deals. That simple fact ultimately protected me.
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So twenty years ago, I had the truth, and my family, a few true friends, and nothing else.
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In the end.... that's all that was important. It was all that I needed.
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Slowly, things began to change, and my worse fears never materialized. Every day, I got up and ran a play. I believed in myself and had the love of my family and thanked God for these things often.

Step by step, all of the pieces came back together again, but with a stronger and lasting bond based on truth and experience. I caught a break and entered the large corporate world, leaving entrepreneurship for awhile. Eventually, I found that my feet were firmly under me again and the pit in my stomach was replaced with a sense of knowledge and confidence that only experience can bring.
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And now, with Nanepashemet Telecom and a couple of other things, I'm back in the economic driver's seat. But with a huge advantage. I have a PhD in "What Can Go Wrong". My mistakes will never put the entire enterprise at risk, and I will never be duped again by false friends. I don't need the big boats, cars and houses. Been there, Done that.
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But if I hadn't had the loss, I still would be defining myself by my phony friends, my clubs, my boats, my houses, my cars, etc. What an asshole I would have been!
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Now that everything is behind me, I am thankful for the experience. It made me a better person, and the insights made my life more meaningful. I have a strong, hardworking family that I am proud of, and my business successes now are substantial and lasting.
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I hope you Peeps never have to go through this type of trial, but if the current economic market doesn't bode well for you, act with the truth and learn from your mistakes. Be true to yourself and run a new play everyday. You'll get through it, and ultimately you'll be better off.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Thirsty Thursday

I have to admit, I've been looking forward to this Thursday.
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Usually, Thursday is a hectic day, because you can't depend on people being around on Friday, so the contacts that you have to make, you strive to reach on Thursday. I always try to push it on Thursday, then the stuff you get done on Friday is like a bonus.
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But this Thursday ends with the Palin - Biden debate. I'm betting that Palin comes off as the talented, level-headed governor that she is.... and that Biden will be fact fabricating at his best.
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The Good Morning America pundits will be so irritated and obsessed, I might even watch GMA on Friday.

Prognostication

Hundreds of the Peeps have been calling and emailing me lately asking me what I think of the nation's financial crisis.
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Irritating and Annoying.
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What do I you think I am???? Some sort of fuzzy, comforting, economic super seer???? Fuzzy yes, but the other stuff... definitely no.
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But if your fears won't quell until you get my word on the situation, it is this...
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Nothing is ever as bad as it seems, and nothing is ever as good as it seems. We're not going into a deep depression.. this is a correction in the market that must be attended to. \
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But there should be a nice seat in hell for incompetents like Frank and Pelosi so that they can perform their specialty of fanning the flames for all eternity.

Tuna Lips said...

if hell means you spend yer days gettin buggered by some red eyed imp, then that pickle-sniffin' Frank boy youse growed up there in Fairyland is at the gates of his own Promised Land. Screw balls.
Jephimany Prescious.

TL

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