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for Nanepashemet Peeps of all Persuasions.



Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lean and Mean



OK the basement is completed. Mike and Stevie Lewis helped me move the Cybex down from Mike's room. So now there is no excuse but to rev up the exercise routine and start getting lean and mean. I'm already mean, so I have to start really working on the lean part.

POTW Week 4

So I get this email with all sorts of attitude from my friend, Pat Piscatelli, about missing the POTW Selection.
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Patrick...."Et tu Brute!"
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Pat knows Latin and is classically educated as a former street kid from Taft School, so he knows exactly what I am saying to him.
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But for you other boneheads, it is a quote from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". And it stands for... "Why did you stick the freaking knife in me Brutus? I thought you were my freaking friend!"
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It's sad that I have to explain everything. And you really have no excuse. I read Shakespeare at Lynn English High School, not some hoity-toity, pedigreed academy like Shrewsbury High or something.
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Anyway...
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Announcing...
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 4th week of 2009.

The Lift Ticket Lady at Mount Cranmore
Mike Nestor
Pat Piscatelli
Bob Brown
Ric Hudson
Diane Feinstein

Ironically, I was down by Taft School in Connecticut on Thurs. pulling permits for Nanepashemet Telecom, which caused Piscatelli to miss his precious POTW Selection post.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cold, yet Hot

This morning when I left North Conway for Marblehead, it was -11 degrees Fahrenheit. That's freaking MINUS ELEVEN!!! Which is cold, even for a mountain of a man like me.
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Can't say that it slowed me down though. After a quick stop in Marblehead to check email and prepare some documents, it was off to Maynard, then Sturbridge in a hectic search for Nanepashemet paypoints. Elsier was wielding his way through Rhode Island, and we had Rockland, Maine covered... among other things.
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The weather is cold... but Nanepashemet remains sizzling hot.

Tuna Lips said...

I rekomends you keep your woolies on and a flagon of antifreeze on the bench seat of yer vehicle.

I have a comment on some of yer spectatin' in days of past. Its plenty cold here in Skinny Smoke Holler, and I recreate my evenings on my sofa (that is what thems in france call a couch) watchin' tv. Since I spliced in my neighbors cable, I gets some primo channels, all fer nothin' but a tip of the cap on my mornin' jaunt.

Likes I says, I am watchin the pay fer it shows, and this "Rome" serial youse was so high on comes streakin' in. I am all for edifying myself, so I settle in with my flagon of mead and barrel of pork rinds. scene 1, some hussy gives this other hussy, as a sort of house warming present, a hatchet faced mute with a dork as big as ole Sugarfoots, tied down like a bronc. She goes on to say "large penis is a most gracious gift, don't youse think?" Great Caesar's Testicles, what the hell is this nonsense? These Eyetalian's, what was goin' on there? I means, I can appreciate a good public execution, and I likes lions at the circus that come through town, but what in the hell happened here? I am all for the lady folk sharin' a recipe for butter cookies and sending over a roast chicken to say "welcomes to the trailer park", but who in the hell gets to sending over a chattel with a pecker like a Louisville Slugger? Quites a leap, them hollywood pinkos is taking with the legacy of them no good pope lovin' garlic breathin' ginnies.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cruising at Cranmore

Mike and I killed it on the slopes of Cranmore Mountain yesterday. Just scorched every trail. I must have hit top speeds of over 20MPH.
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Plus it was only after I paid for lift tickets when I was told that you got a discount if you were over 65 years of age.
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The ticket lady said that I easily could have faked it.... Bitch.
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It was cold though. This morning the thermometer showed -9 degrees Fahrenheit in North Conway.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Nanepashemet Peep of the Week- Week 3 - 2009

I've been taking a bit of deserved criticism about the lack of POTW selections this year. But I basically don't care if you are pissed off. I've got a wicked good excuse and absolutely no need to tell you what it is.

Announcing....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 3rd week of 2009.

Susan Raich
Katie Couric
Michelle Obama
Katelyn Nestor
Gail Johnson
Caroline Kennedy

An all Female selection.... it wasn't planned, it just worked out that way

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obamarama

They are putting Barack Obama on a pretty high pedestal.... but, pretty soon the speeches will end and the policy begins.
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He is definitely the leader that the country needs. Soon we'll see if he is the commander and administrator that will truly ensure his greatness.
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I am sincerely happy for the people of color who are so emotional over the success of this man. One can only imagine the deep rooted feelings of a people who have been so persecuted over the course of American history to see one of their own rise to the top of the pile.
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Dr. King's Dream is realized. And that on it's own is something to cherish and celebrate.
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A new world is born. Let's see how quick it reaches maturity.

Tuna Lips said...

Sounds likes someone has been sniffin' pixie dust and gotten all gay. Jephimany candlemas, whats next, a sewin' bee with the women's tea clatch? Will, Nathan, dont be gay. Ise pullin fer ye!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration Invite

I feel so bad for the Good Morning America idiots, Robin and Diane.
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They are actually having involuntary orgasms on camera as they coo and gush over the inauguration details.
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How embarrassing for them!!!!
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Speaking of the Obama Inauguration, I didn't get invited so I'm not going.
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Shocked???
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So am I.
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I didn't even get offered a job in the Obama administration, which is a major faux pas on Barach's part.
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Doesn't he realize the contributions that could be made in a plethora of places by the Nanepashemet Blogmaster???? It is such a blotched opportunity for the hapless Democrats.

Pisc said...

It all seems pretty gay, the inauguration hoo ha. I am supporting Barry, no sour grapes, but the whole media event over what is a sober transition of significant earth bound power, that is somewhat, well, friggin' gay.

On a happier note, Al Qaeda camp in Algiers was closed recently due to an outbreak of the bubonic plauge. Apparently, some Taliban types spent time there and may have carried it back to their cave in the hills. God's power is awesome. Allāhu Akbar!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Latin

Illegitimi Non Carborundum
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That's Latin for "Don't let the Bastards Get You Down."
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Good advise to repeat to myself because I keep running into assholes who have various interests in seeing the good guys lose a couple of steps. They won't get us down.

Tuna Lips said...

ease up there, Rambo, and grab yourself some couch, get to spectatin' the American Idolizer programmin'. There is an Almighty, if this dirn't prove it, well, I am not my sister's uncle.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No Respite

I am still completely straight out. Nanepashemet Telecom is sizzling hot in the midst of this economic downturn.
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Go figure.
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To my detractors who predicted that my business would fail, ...and you know who you are, ....you were woefully off of the mark. But I'm so God Damned busy that I can't take any satisfaction from it.
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I will pick up the pace with this pathetic Blog, but not today or tomorrow.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Focus of Attention

Peeps -
Sorry about the post lapse.
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This house fire has taken a lot more attention that I had anticipated, and a number of other issues popped up that I don't want to tell you about.
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It's funny.
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Usually I feel like I'm getting screwed by business or finance, but that side of the equation is holding up well. It's a whole bunch of other abnormalities that has demanded my focus.
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This too shall pass.
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Looking forward to returning to peace and harmony.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Chest Planning

Little Ethan Nestor is now a month old. But I have to be planning for his one year old birthday now if I have any chance of making a toy chest that rivals the one that we gave to Will on his first birthday.
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This is a dramatically different style compared to the dovetailed traditional chest that I crafted last spring.
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I have some time, but I'm leaning towards this alternative design.


Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Fire Aftermath

We've had claims adjusters, cleaners, and contractors galore over since the fire. Lots of nice calls and notes from well wishing friends. But not one freaking bottle of Lagavulin!!!
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Wouldn't you think that somebody would be thoughtful enough to give me the one gift that would truly add solace to my life??? Thanks for Nothing.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

POTY Power


I have been trying to tell you Peeps for a long time about the sheer power that the Nanepashemet Blog wields. It is not to be reckoned lightly with. Look at how it has affected our reigning Peep of the Year in only the first few hours of her term!!!

Her life is about to be turned completely on end and her kids are obviously struggling with the strain.

POTY Lauren states....
"I must say I am both shocked and honored to be Peep of the Year. I did not believe the news when I first heard. Calls, emails, and texts have been coming in all day!!! For a stay at home mom with two children under two this is about as good as it gets. I promise uphold the Peep of the year title with great respect. I am already looking for a company to make a Peep of the Year sash that I can wear out in public. I hope that I can pass it on to future Peeps of the Year. Happy New Year. Lauren Rathbone, attached is a picture of myself and the boys when we heard the News!"

Hang in there Lauren. It's only for a year, and time passes quickly.

Tuna Lips said...

I demands a recount! This is one of them Al Franken liberal conpiritatorials. Lauren cuts a fine figure, but should stick to makin' babies, this here is real work. When she breaks down aweepin' and complainin', don't says I didn't told you so. This here is heresy. Main street don't like it. I knows they don't.

Nanepashemet Peep of the Year - 2008

I've been sick of a month.
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My freaking house almost burned down.
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I've had Nanepashemet Telecom work up to my eyeballs.
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But all I hear from you Worthless Bastards is a constant annoying chorus of lamentation. "Who is the Peep of the Year??? When will you make the choice????"
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Do you know how irritating you have been? I wish I could make all of you Pathetic Pieholes, the POTY, because you all certainly qualify from the annoying criteria.
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Speaking of criteria....
The Nanepashemet POTY is chosen by the same qualifications as the Peeps of the Week.

The successful/lacking candidate must be....
  • Either annoying or inspirational.
  • Cannot be dead.
  • Cannot be an animal.
  • And the case of the POTY - A case of Lagavulin given to me prior to this moment would have been an automatic.
Gazing around the charred remains of my living room, I fail to see the case of the King of Scotch that would make this selection easy for me. Man, that SUCKS!!!
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So I have to make the selection from the remaining criteria.
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Looking back at the previous POTY's, Tommy McMahon -2006 and Michael "Murph" Murphy - 2007, I have to admit that the legacy of holding the crown is starting to gain some cache. McMahon's forays onto Fenway speaks for itself, but Murph's swansong comments a couple of posts ago, really brought tears to my eyes.
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This year's selection was decidedly a tough one. There were so many worthy candidates. MegaPeep Brian Butler was in the running right to the end. Mountain of a Man, Bob Brown, was hard to deny, and Pat Piscatelli was always in the mix. Not to mention the Insidious Bob Bob Wojcik and my Archrival, Joe Collins. Even "My Friend Who Doesn't Want His Name Mentioned In The Blog" merited serious consideration.
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But in the end, I think that the choice was a good one.
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ANNOUNCING......
NANEPASHEMET PEEP OF THE YEAR 2008 .... Lauren Rathbone.

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Now don't start with all of the "Why Lauren?" questions. You know that I could never disclose the reason(s).
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Just suck it up and offer Lauren your congratulations/condolences.
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Her life has been forever altered.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Where's the Fire

Just as I was getting ready to make the crucial POTY selection, a FREAKING FIRE broke out in MY FREAKING HOUSE.

And it's already been reported in the Lynn Item. If you don't think that the Nanepashemet Blog has deep metaphysical power... Think Again!

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Chimney fire causes estimated $50G in damage to Marblehead home

MARBLEHEAD - A slow-building fire crept through a chimney flue at a Marblehead home Thursday before it burst through a wall and caught the house on fire shortly after 5:30 p.m., firefighters said.

Fire Captain Elizabeth Wilson said the couple who lives at 32 Beverly Ave. started a fire in the fireplace a few hours earlier but the situation got out of hand when the flames went through the chimney flue.

"It breached the chimney and was in the wall on the first floor" when firefighters first arrived, Wilson said. "It burned for quite a while before it broke through. There was a lot of charring."

Wilson estimated the damages from the one-alarm fire at about $50,000.

The occupants of the home, John and Joanne Nestor, both evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Wilson said the couple had their chimney cleaned just two days ago.

"This is a good reason to have your chimney inspected and not just cleaned," Wilson said.

She said frequently these types of fires happen at night.

"They were lucky they were home and awake," Wilson said.

Salem and Swampscott fire departments provided mutual aid to Marblehead.


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Our profound thanks to the Marblehead Fire Department for saving our house. They are hard-working, tremendous professionals.


Tuna Lips said...

I have to same troubles with my crystal meth lab. We moved that trailer towards the swamp area just in case. Smart thinkin'. We deals the mix to the entire volunteer FD here in town, so that too is good fer preventin infernos.

Has they ruled out a fire starter? Ise thinks a feller of your compartmentations has crossed metal with a few in the days. Plus, all them fairy types, why thems hates a plain speakin' gent, and takes to sneak attackin, like them no good Japs.

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