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.



Wednesday, September 29, 2010

IPod Replacement

Somebody stole my IPod a while ago.
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I didn't make a big thing out of it, because if some loser has to steal an IPod, then he needs it a lot more than I do.
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Plus, I was resolved to get an IPad anyway.
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But then I broke down on one of my late night Amazon.com spending sprees and bought a new IPod Touch, Generation 4.
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Huge upgrade over the Gen 2 IPod that was stolen, in terms of a camera and wifi Skype abilities.  And I got all of my Banjo music back from Itunes.
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So the IPad will have to wait.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Aggie Test

Now that the Patriots game is over for the week, the attention of most deserving Nanepashemet Peeps will be riveted to Thursday night when the official Division 1 NCAA Nanepashemet Football Team, Assistant Coach Ben Martin's Texas A&M Aggies will be playing against Oklahoma.
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The Aggies are 3 and OH, but I can't say that I've been impressed by the competition (since I basiscally never heard of the schools before).
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But the Oklahoma Sooners should be a better test of whether our boy, Superpeep Martin, has a true winner on his hands.



Mike N said...
Oklahoma State is who they're playing. The Oklahoma State University Cowboys. Pay attention.
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Thanks Mike, but Oklahoma is Oklahoma.  Can't see much difference from here.

Change of Season

To celebrate the Patriots victory over Buffalo this afternoon, I made myself the first Nanepashemet Classic Fall Cocktail of the season... Seagrams 7 Canadian Whiskey and Apple Cider.   The cider has a bit more carbs in it than I would wish, but a Nanepashemet Official Cocktail has to eclipse dietary considerations.
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BTW.... It doesn't matter whether you use Seven or VO, or even Canadian Club.  So you might as well go with the more economical blend.... it's all good.
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So even though it was a pretty warm weekend, autumn has officially begun for Nanepashemet Nation.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

POTW Week 36

So it's well known by most of you that I view myself as a Mountain of a Man.   And I could give numerous examples that would back up this perception.  But this is boring to me, and I really don't care whether you agree or not.
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But what is not so well known is that before I became a Mountain of a Man, Bobby Brown had already attained that coveted position.  Again, no explanation of why will be offered.  
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Suffice it to say, that Bobby reaffirmed his status with the gift of a bottle of the King of Scotch, Lagavulin Single Malt yesterday, which made a fruitless fishing expedition ultimately worthwhile.
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Announcing....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 36th Week of 2010

Bobby Brown (Automatic Lagavulin)
Bob Wojcik
Jessica Rincon
Alex Watts
Lisa Panakio Rowe
Gail Johnson

Lagavulin makes everything seem better.





Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crimson Quid Pro Quo

So Harvard University has this quid pro quo going on that is basically this...
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If the US Military stops it's "don't ask, don't tell" policy about homosexuals serving in the military... then Harvard will allow an ROTC presense on campus after a forty year hiatus.
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Oh Man..... they really have us over a barrell.   How can we exist without a Harvard ROTC program???
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But..... do we really need Harvard future venture capitalists taking a detour into military service after a stint with the Reserve Officer Training Corps???   Maybe not.     Come to think of it......
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Hey Harvard.... Stick it up your Crimson Ass.... so to speak.  (With no disrespect to my Gay brothers and sisters).
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We don't need a bunch of your namby pamby liberal ivy leagers coming out as second lieutenants anyway.
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So keep your bullshit ban on ROTC.  And we won't ask, and won't tell.

Murph's Peep of the Month Initiative

Michael Murphy, Former Nanepashemet Peep of the Year writes....
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I am about to do something that goes against everything this blog stands for. It's illegal, unethical, unconstitutional, it might even anger some people. It goes over the head of the CEO of Nanepashemet but I have no choice. As a former POTY I will take my chances. I am officially creating a category and a nomination for a peep. This is beyond POTW and POTY. This is a lifelong commitment. This is a nomination for a National Peep of the Month. The same Month, Every Year, it doesn't matter. The Peep of the Month takes precedence over any other POTW that has been nominated that month and remember, there are only 12 months so only 12 lucky peeps will enter this Shrine…..EVER. Once you are nominated, unlike POTW or POTY where your time soon will expire, The monthly Peep Reigns for life. Every time you think of that month you will know who the peep is and realize just how big this is. Your name will be associated for life with the month. The nomination is rare, it's special, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, and quite frankly it’s a Goddamn honor. so without Further ado, I Murph, former POTY, Hereby declare The man himself, Mr. John J Nestor as September's Peep of the Month. Every September whether this Blog exists or not Jay will be a reigning Peep. He cannot be dethroned, overshadowed, questioned, challenged, or confronted. From this point forward The month of September belongs to Jay people. This nomination is final, non-negotiable, and binding. Jay Congratulations, you are now the official Peep of the Month for September for life. Enjoy this title you certainly have earned it. I herby leave you in charge of appointing 11 more peeps for this honor. It will take time but I know you will choose wisely.
NOG NOG NOG NOG NOG NOG NOG NOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
STRAWBERRY HILL BABY!

Michael T. Murphy
AVP - Corporate Accounting
Financial Analysis & Reporting
State Street Corporation
Copley Place
100 Huntington Avenue, CHP2/T2
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617.664.8320
Fax: 617.664.4666
mtmurphy@statestreet.com

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What the hell do they have in the water cooler at State Street?????

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Liars

The bad thing about liars is that they lie so much that they forget their lies.   Then they deny that they said the lie in the first place.    This inconsistency doesn't really bother them.
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Because they're liars.
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In the end they hurt themselves.... and complain to everybody who will listen about how hard, unfair and bad their lives are.  
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Another Lie.
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Here's a little word of advice from the Bard... you pathetic losers.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fishing Plans

Its' the last real week of the summer.  Eighty Degree temps are predicted for Friday, so I think that I will be taking the WhaleEye out for a last ditch chance to find some Striper or Bluefish Blitzes.
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They'll be some fine Peeps on board and plenty of libation, so it really won't matter if we catch fish.  But catching fish would go so well with friends and drinks.


Mike N said...
Find some cod.

The Cod is a species of fish that has been a proven commodity in trade markets internationally. Its great population off the shores of Massachusetts in the 17th and 18th centuries enabled the idea of economic stabilization and independence for the early settlers.

Now, hippies try to protect them....Vona's try to catch them...I like to stick them in my pants

Monday, September 20, 2010

Super Salmon

There is a big furor on the news tonight about genetically engineered salmon.  Seems like science has introduced some Pacific Salmon genes as well as those from other fish into Atlantic Salmon that causes it to grow three times as fast and bigger than its wild counterpart.
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Protesters are calling it "Franken Fish" and urging the FDA  to ban it.
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I hope they don't stop at a KFC on the way home from the protest.   Because the chicken that they eat have been genetically engineered for centuries.   Have you seen a white feathered chicken pecking around in the field and woods lately?
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If you don't want to eat some beefed up Salmon, then freaking don't eat it.   But don't tell me what to eat.  In fact, I'm kind of in the mood for a Kentucky Fried Chicken Double Down right about now.

dougmaxfield said...
Just remember, modified chickens can't escape and wipe out the wild population of, oh, say partridge. Generally when we (the smart ones?) introduce a non-native life form, some unforeseen disaster follows. I'd hate to see some freak salmon that shouldn't exist eat all of the lobsters in Marblehead harbor. And yes, this particular scenario is far-fetched; but not that far-fetched.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Aggies Scare

Florida International University gave the Nanepashemet Official Division I NCAA Football Team, the Texas A&M Agggies whose assistant Offensive Line Coach is our own SuperPeep, Benny Martin, quite a scare, as the Aggies had to come from behind in the 4th quarter to salvage a win, 27 to 20.
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A win is a win.  The Martin Dynasty contines.

Off the Wagon

Tommy O and Linda dropped by for an innocent cocktail last evening, and after my third Mount Gay and Coke Zero, I lost all of my self control and ordered Chinese from Feng Wah.
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Completely off of the no carb wagon - especially with the garlic noodles and the pork fried rice.
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Normally there would be extensive remorse and self loathing over this act of dietary weakness, but I had a very physically active morning yesterday... shoveling and spreading two yard of loam into the backyard and Beverly Ave. and doing four property showings.
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Our Beverly Ave. property showed very well, and we have a hot prospect for the Sundance School site, so optimism prevails.   Since we got Beverly Ave so spiffy clean and organized, I think that it might be our preference to stay here, but I'm sure that when Khalsa Design architects have finished the plans for Sundance, that will be an exciting option too.
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Crunch time will be when the offers start to appear, which might not be too long.
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But it's back on the no carb regimen today.  I'll get my exercise in by pulling the lobster traps before the Patriots Game.

Friday, September 17, 2010

POTW Week 35

I was just talking to Kevin Rockett up at the Gerry about how unbelieveable it is that people stiff you in business.  They ask you to do the work and then they just don't pay you.

Announcing....
Nanepashemet Peeps pf the Week for the 35th Week of 2010,

Kevin Rockett
Dave Bruett
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jane Curtain
Maria Rowen
Mike Murphy

We don't have that problem at Nanepashemet Telecom.  Because we are such pricks to you if you don't pay us.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Smooth Sailing

Our Nanepashemet Telecom work in Washington and Baltimore is going well.  So is the project in Richmond, VA.  The New England work continues to cook away.  The Oregon work is on hold, but I'm pretty optimistic that it can kick in.
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So what is the problem???
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Nothing.
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I was just saying.

Deck Chair Arrangement

So the Spindoctor ABC Newscasters are saying that the Tea Party victories in Tuesday's primary elections represent a split and challenge to the Republican Party.
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It can't be that they just don't get it.
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They are trying to build a breakwater in front of a tsunami.
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Pelosi and Obama and their advocacy for the incursion of Big Government into our private lives.... these are the targets of this movement.  The Republican primaries were just the first indication of this wave.
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Any efforts by the thought police to deflect this tsumani are counter productive....  Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  
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Let's see how they spin things in November.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Professional Sports Reporting

My heart goes out for Inez Sainz, the Mexican Sports reporter who was harassed by the New York Jets by catcalls and footballs thrown her way during practice.
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The marrried, mother of three was just trying to do her job.
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Imagine the depravity of someone who would catcall her!!!  Sexcrazed, perverted Jets players.
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It's just another reason why I'm a Patriots fan.
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There's just no justice for a smoking hot Reporter who has to hang around in professional football player's locker rooms in skin tight every day attire.
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When can we finally learn to treat people with the respect that they deserve?


Tuna Lips said...
I would eat me a mile of droppings to kiss her behind, I would I tells ya.


Bonus Kayak


You too can own this Mecca of Nanepashemet Devotees.
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If you meet our reasonable asking price, I may even throw in a kayak or two.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Eat to Live

A side benefit of my low carb diet has been increased energy.  You don't get that heavy fatigue in the late afternoon, and you can get a lot more done.
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As much as I like pizza, bread, pasta and potatoes.... it's easy to give them up in exchange for losing weight and feeling more energetic throughout the day.
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So when I get to my ideal weight around the end of this year, it will be interesting to see if I can integrate the foods that I love, while maintaining the energy level.   I'm starting to see the logic in "Eating to Live" rather than "Living to Eat".

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Aggies Roll

Texas A&M romped over Louisiana Tech yesterday by a lopsided score of 48 to 16.
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Our boy Benny is undefeated.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Real Estate for Sale

I got a lot done today.   I was disappointed with the Nanepashemet Real Estate For Sale signs that I had ordered, and had to trim them with some wood that I had in the garage.  With a mahoghany cap, they came out looking a little cool if I say so myself, and they are now sitting outside the Sundance School and Beverly Ave.
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Our strategy is to sell the first property that goes and either move to West Shore Drive or stay put at Beverly Ave.   Each alternative has its good points and both would be acceptable for different reasons, which I won't get into here... plus it's none of your damn business anyway.
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I mean... it doesn't matter where I live as far as this Blog is concerned.... the timeliness, intelligence, decadence, poignancy, and overall coolness will be there wherever I sit down to write it.   So I don't need all sorts of drama coming from you just because we might be moving.
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Deal with it.

Kelsey O said... 
If I wasn't at school I would be recreating the scene from Step Brothers where they take extreme measures for their house not to be sold, Katy would be wrapped up in a shower curtain on the front lawn. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Burning Books

This Koran burning Pastor Jones in Florida is a whack job.
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He shouldn't be burning Scripture of any religion, but since he is a whack job.... what the hell can you do?...... and why should anyone be taking him seriously???
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If he wants to burn Korans, Bibles, or Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat books.... we really shouldn't give a shit.
He's a whack job.
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Burning a Bible can't hurt a Christian.
And burning a Koran can't hurt a Muslim.
Faith is not a piece of paper.

Jim L. said... 
Also, flag burning doesn't hurt Americans. We've seen a lot of it and it doesn't lessen our resolve. 

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Weight Loss Trend

In response to the incessant inquiries regarding my weight loss program.... I'm now on day 35 of my specialized low carb, but have a beer once in awhile regimen, and have been losing weight averaging a little less than 1/2 a pound a day.
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I cheated outright only once when I had some spaghetti and meatballs with the GrandKids.
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It's important to weigh yourself and record the data every day, and I've constructed a chart in Excel which shows the fluctuations.   Rather than a steady weight loss, it seems like there is a five pound range that decreases as a whole about a 1/2 pound per day.   So I vary up and down over this loss trendline either 2.5 lbs above or 2.5 lbs. below.
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It's no use being depressed when you are at the top of the range or elated when at the bottom.  The daily weight is not the indication.... the average trendline is.
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Exercise is crucial in addition to the carb intake.   I've had some very active weekends working on property maintenance projects that have taken the place of sessions on the Cybex, but have lacked the consistency of exercise that could make a much greater pace.
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But the key is patience.   It took a while for me to become "Big Guy" (aka "Fat Shit").  Can't expect to get back into shape right away.   What has taken a gradual thirty years to attain can't be turned around in a month.
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But my current trend indicates that it can be turned around in about five months.  And I'm only a little over the first month in.

Two Wrongs

Two wrongs don't make a right.
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You don't build a mosque at ground zero to ingratiate radical Islamists and you don't burn Korans to insult them.
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Once again, in the name of religion, people will be hurt and killed by these wrongs.  Radical Imams' and Crazy Christian Ministers' - hard to tell the difference.  Hate is the common factor

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Lucky Dog.

President Obama says he gets treated like a dog.
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What the hell does that mean?
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He gets to live for free in a a big Southern Mansion, takes vacations anytime he wants, plays a lot of golf, sneaks in a smoke once in awhile.
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Where does the dog part come in?  C'mon Prez.  Ease off of the whining.   Stay with the Hope and Change theme and cut the dog talk.
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Lucky dog!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Shrine for Sale

It was a nice cool weekend and I took advantage of it by getting our Beverly Ave. house ready to be put on the market.   That mean't taking care of a few long term projects like trimming out the front door, shingling and painting the side of the garage, and repairing the cupola.  Joanne put a great dent in the work that we have to finish in the basement
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I installed a really cool tuna copper weathervane on the garage that I bought last year in Bar Harbor.  I was waiting to install it when Ryan came home as some sort of a symbolic welcoming, but I thought that it could be a good selling point.... so up it went.
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The Marblehead residential market is brisk, despite the national real estate doldrums, so I'm hopeful that this property sells reasonably fast.
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There are some additional details to take care of, but I'll probably list the property next week.
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I know that Beverly Ave. is a sacred Nanepashemet shrine, and I'm not a price gouger, so if you Peeps are of a mind to make me an offer, rest assured that I will give you a good deal.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Honest and Hardworking.

So I let this Stupid POS Real Estate Broker get under my skin the other day and I looked him up on his web page.
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Naturally the page starts up with some Bullshit music which is always super irritating.   Anybody who puts music on their home page is a Loser from the get go.
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Then I get to the part where he describes himself as "Honest and Hardworking".
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There you go......
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Anybody who has to describe himself as "honest" never misses the chance to screw anybody.... including his sisters and first cousins.   And if he has to say he is "hard working" then you know that he is a lazy shit who always takes the easy way out.
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What an Asshole.

POTW Week 33

Last night Mike commited a Cardinal Sin.
Not against the Catholic Catechism or other such nonsense.... this was much worse.
This was a sin against the Nanepashemet Way of Life.
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He came home from a rigorous evening at the Three Cod and Maddies in Marblehead.... woke me up from a sound sleep on the couch, then insisted that we have a beer.
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A good enough reason to wake, but then I heard the ice cubes jinggling and Mike came in with two Lagavulins on the rocks.
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Now that's a reason to be proud of your son.
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Soon he got a call from Coach Martin of the Texas A&M Aggies who was giving him a blow by blow of the Aggies impressive win over Stephen Austin (who the hell is that anyway?)
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Imaginine my horror when I watched Mike get so drowsy talking to Ben that he almost fell asleep, then nodded off immediately after the call..... with a full glass of Lagavulin gone to waste.

Announcing....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 33th week of 2010.

Kelsey O'Shea
Steve Lewis
Mike Murphy
Ben Martin
Mike Nestor
Emily Engardia

My apologies to the King of Scotch.


Martin Momentum

So it was a split decision as the Nanepashemet Official NCAA Football teams took the field yesterday.
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Merrimack went down to Slippery Rock 45 to 26,  while the Texas Aggies trounced Stephen Austin 48 to 7.
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Could this have anything to do with the transfer of SuperPeep Ben Martin from his line coaching job at Merrimack to Texas A&M? 
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I'd hate to think that Ben alone could be responsible for the demise of one team, and the success of another.
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But the facts are the facts.
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Statistics Don't Lie.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Hillegas 1922 Ten Dollar Bill

Weather Ear

Storms are great for TV News organizations and Politicians.
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As Hurricane Earl gets ready to give us a little kiss on the cheek, our Massachusetts Governor Patrick is in the path of the cameras.   Maybe I'm jaded, but I can't think of one thing that I need the government to tell me in order to weather the storm.
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The Government won't pull the WhaleEye out of the water, it won't secure my lobster traps, it won't buy me groceries or candles, and it won't lessen any wind or rain coming my way.
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So I really don't care what the Governor has to say about this much hyped Hurricane.
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If he wants to talk about lowering taxes, or stimulating the economy.... I'm all ears.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Victory in the Middle East

It's nice that we have declared victory in Iraq.  I predict now a huge influx of Iraqqi immigrants to the US.
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Mo Mosques.
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BTW, let's get the hell out of Afghanistan and leave that sketchy piece of dirt to the goats and poppy fields.
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 Terrorists no longer come from there....they come from Radical Islamists right here in America like that whackjob Army officer in Texas.   I'd rather they go back to living with the goats.

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