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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Adults in Charge.

I have a Facebook Friend who called President Trump an "Orange Nazi" this morning in a post.

The problem with this juvenile and non-intellectual approach is that it negates the merits of any points presented in the argument.

I've seen my own Congressman, Seth Moulton, who has the potential to be an incredible leader, use this approach.

Grow Up.

In a Free Society, we must have a free exchange of ideas.   Calling people wild and inappropriate names negates the dynamic of this, and is completely ineffective.  Present your argument... that is fine.  But respecting the fact that others have differences of opinion is the only way to make your own judgments gain acceptance.

More and more, it seems like the adults are in charge again, and the bratty kids are whining and throwing stones. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Resolution Review

So far, I've kept to my Resolution to lose at least a pound per week and have shed 10 lbs. or so.  Twenty minutes on the Cybex before any shower and watching my Carb intake has been the ticket.  The exercise by itself only maintains my current weight.... adding the Low Carb diet has been crucial.

Most days, I roll out of bed and hop right on the Cybex after morning coffee.  As my friend, Lisa, used to say, it's better to get it out of the way early in the morning.  Agree Lisa.

But I feel a lot better with this small start.  Lots of miscellaneous aches and pains that I had taken to be a sign of age have diminished or even disappeared.

Joanne and I have gotten into a pattern of eating meat and salad at dinner, and I usually have three scrambled eggs with cheese for breakfast.  Juice, Coffee and raw nuts fill the need to snack.  I'm not going overboard though.... Bent Water Pearl Beer, the Nanepashemet Classic Winter Cocktail, and Jameson's Irish have not been banned.

And If I have pizza or pasta, I'm not vilifying myself.  I don't want this to be obsessive.... just want to incorporate a basic low Carb habit into my eating patterns.

But this path has been tread before.  And I have veered off.  Just have to keep it up day by day.

A big plus has been that work at Nanepashemet has gotten back to the physical construction mode as we prepare to flip the property at 70 Nanepashemet Street.  It's nice to get out from behind a computer, and probably a lot more healthy.  This morning though I will be concentrating on the bathroom remodel at Nanepashemet World Headquarters.

Joanne doesn't want to invite any dinner guests over until the remodel is done... and I really don't blame her.  The bathroom is ugly and gross.   So I ripped out the toilet and sink yesterday, will be working in the walls today and hopefully install the maple hardwood floor tomorrow.

That may have to take the place of the Cybex this weekend.

No work on the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory at the shop today, but I'm ahead of schedule on that project.

Have a nice weekend..... next week..... PATRIOTS SUPERBOWL!!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day

Today marks the end of political doublespeak in Washington. It is the end of political correctness. It is honesty with the human flaws that honesty exposes. To those who like to have soothing lullaby's from their POTUS, you will be sorely disappointed, But your whining is not reaching the ears of the American Heartland who restored the train of progress on the Trump Train Track.

There is an undertow of joy and celebration that out of touch Libbie Elitists and the Main Stream Media can't admit and won't admit.

God Bless our new President Donald Trump. May you keep tweeting your honest emotions directly to the Heartland that swept you to office. May your God Given management skills restore common sense policy, economic prosperity and true fairness to our great country!

Go Trump!

Go Tom Brady!

Go New England Patriots!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Grandkids Four and Five

Emmy and Jack Nestor.
They are three months old, and I am their Grandfather.
Lord hope they become Republicans.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Narrative Killer.

Sorry for the biased authors of the Liberal Narrative.

I know Trump is supposed to be racist, but unfortunately he received the Ellis Island Award contemporaneously with Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali.

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Moonbat heads set to EXPLODE in 3....2....1.!!!!!

Time for Bean

I've been putting off the purchase of a pair of those cool LL Bean Boots with the rubber soles now for a couple of years. But now that the Liberal Moonbats are howling for a boycott of Bean because one member of the Board contributed to Trump's campaign..... time to put in my order.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Monday, January 09, 2017

Peep of the Year - 2017

So in the last day or so, both wife, Joanne and Daughter-in-Law Kim have asked about the POTY selection for the year 2017.

I admit that I am a little tardy in making this annual momentous announcement, but it is for a good reason and falls appropriately in the Cosmic Plan that the Nanepashemet Blog chronicles from time to time.

Tom McMahon ~ 2007
Lauren Rathbone ~ 2008
Michael "Murph" Murphy ~ 2009
Jeremy Johnson ~ 2010
Tommy O'Shea ~ 2011
Kerry D'Orio ~ 2012
Brady Boyle ~ 2013
Kim Nestor ~ 2014
Pam Nestor ~ 2015
Nathaniel Clarke ~ 2016

These ten individuals all wear the Nanepashemet Peep of the Year (POTY) crown.

Each has had his or her life profoundly changed over the course of their reign.

Some will argue that the Peep of the Year designation has metaphysical power of cosmic proportions.  This  view is pretentious, preposterous, and prone to extreme exaggeration.  And I wouldn't even mention it here if it wasn't for the unfortunate circumstance that I, as your MOAM, harbor the exact same conviction.

How else can you explain the powerful undertow that propels these POTY's in confronting their Karmic Challenges..... each and every freaking day since attaining the ultimate Peep of the Year Plateau?

And now... in 2017.... we come to number Eleven.

Eleven is a very important number to those who dabble in Numerology.   It signifies an awakening of awareness in our true potential.  This Eleventh POTY is a designation that has required a great deal of thought, meditation, and solemn deliberation.

So don't be giving me a lot of WTF style backtalk about the how and the why.... For the last ten years, I have been explaining that the ritual of the choice methodology can never be revealed.... and this stipulation will not be pierced this year.... even if it is the Eleventh POTY.

NANEPASHEMET PEEP OF THE YEAR 2017 .... Christopher Crawford.

Congratulations/Condolences Chris.  For better or for worse, your life has forever changed.


Did you ever notice that Dems like to change the names of stuff ?  Kind of like Propagandists used to do in the Cold War?

So Illegal Aliens now becomes  " Undocumented Immigrants".
Global Warming becomes "Climate Change".

I even remember when Gov. Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts started to call Taxation,  "Revenue Enhancement".

It is a form of thought control when the facts don't seem to fit the Liberal Narrative.

Now Dems prefer to be called "Progressives".

There is a word for all of this....   It is called "Bullshit".

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Medical Insurance Denial

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Wright, Not Wrong

Per my Chiropractor, Dr. Ralph Palombo who has relieved many potential hours of back pain for me.....

The Quotes of Steven Wright:
1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.
3 - Half the people you know are below average.
4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 - If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.
10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ..... But she left me before we met.
12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 - I intend to live forever ... So far, so good.
20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name
25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32 - The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 - Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film.
34 - If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
35 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Solvable Ripping Problem

This is a very general schedule for building the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory.


I think it is doable, but I have been experiencing a little trouble ripping the twenty foot 5/4 red cedar planks into 1/4" inch strips.  The board seems to drift from the table saw fence after about 15 feet or so.  And if I clamp feather boards too tight, the board binds the blade and the saw blows a fuse.

A little perplexing, but nothing a MOAM can't solve.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

2017 Resolutions

2017 is finally here.

My intuition says that it will be an epic year.  Lots of stuff that I have been planning seem to be manifesting this year.

So there is nothing like New Year's Day to kick the new year off right.

And after numerous requests by Pesky Peeps to reveal my Resolutions, I have reluctantly decided to comply.

1.  Lose 1 pound a week for the next 52 weeks.

How will this occur, you may skeptically ask?  Especially since I have made such claims before and failed miserably?

This year, I will get on the Cybex and pedal a burn everyday for at least 20 minutes.   Yes, 20 Minutes to work up a sweat and raise my metabolism before I take my daily shower.   This is not impressive, but it is a lot better than letting the Cybex sit not pedaled for months at a whack.

And I will also get into a pattern of lifting the Olympic weights with the 5x5 routine three times a week.

And finally, I plan to do a juice fast two day cleanse at least once every month.

So, when I sit here 52 weeks from now posting into this pathetic Blog, I will be 52 lbs lighter.  How much will I weigh?  Not for full disclosure, but it will still be over 200 lbs, and the process will have to continue into 2018.  But I'll be able to wear all of the pants in my closet.

Which brings me to my next Resolution.

2.  Get rid of the clutter.

Yes, Peeps.  I admit that I can lapse into a bit of a hoarder.  Holding onto stuff and claiming it will be useful to the point where a lot of junk starts to pile up.  This year will be the year to file or box everything away.... clothes, tools, and records.   And it it doesn't fit, or I don't use it , I am tossing it.   What the Hell.... I live less than a quarter mile from the Marblehead Dump anyway.

And the Next Resolution.

3. Finish the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory in time to get some serious Blues and Striper fishing in this summer.

Tempus Fugit Peeps.   The MOAM is running out of summers and it is time to make the most of each one.

And the Final Resolution,

4.  Lay off of arguments with people on social media.

It may surprise you to know that I realize that I am a thick skinned Irishman who doesn't know to how to call it quits sometimes.... especially when I think I am in the right,  And as my old Boss, Ed Calnan, used to say...."I hate to fight until I get into a fight.... then I love it."   Growing up in Lynn and being used to verbal abuse makes me always ready to enjoy a good argument.  But not everybody does and I resolve to back off more often because words can hurt, especially on Facebook where people can't see that you are not as crazy as your posts indicate.

So those are my resolutions this year.
They all seem attainable.