Saturday, November 14, 2009


While in the men's room at work brushing my pearly whites, I was thinking about an incident that happened like 15 years ago. Don't ask me why I was thinking about it but I was..... It was the summer 1993 and my friend Boike and I were out at the lake, I think, cutting a tree down or something and he got a couple of bottles of Thunderbird which is a REALLY REALLY REALLY cheapo wine... I think he said something like "DUDE, I got us a couple bottles of Thunderbird and we soooooo have to chug them down." My thinking was WHAT THE HECK, WHY NOT!?! Kripes! We were young and, as I look back, pretty stupid too. So we start chugging and Boike has no problem but I have a very hard time with it. I can only chug it halfway before I start to gag..... it was some really strong stuff..... Fast forward 15 years and I'm STILL reliving it and thinking of what a failure I am BUT I realized that it's not made for chugging, it's for sipping on...... I immediately email Boike and tell him what I think happened that fateful day. He's not buying my excuse and he wants another opinion on the issue so we email his 'cabana boy' Kyle and here's a shocker, he agrees 100% with Boike saying that I let down all my peers by not being able to chug it, he also questioned my manhood........... SOOOOOO to prove to myself and all the people out there that didn't think I had it in me, this is for you!

Not bad huh!!!!! This old boy can still get the job done!
I couldn't find any Thunderbird! Someone at the store told me that they stopped making it. I was assured by the clerk at the 'fine' convenient store that Mad Dog is just as bad. So I selected 'orange jubilee'..... As you can see from the video, it was like drinking orange flavored turpentine....

Not only did I chug some really fine wine, I also celebrated Christmas in October by being able to see MY TEAM, the Bills, play at the litter box, Bank of America Stadium!!!! This probably is the last time I see them before they become the Toronto 'Take Off Ehs'

Remember the tree that I cut down a month ago?

What to do with all the wood ????? Well I used it to burn up the stump. Plus it was a great excuse to pull the truck back there and hang out on the tailgate. Don't tell my mom but I also drank more than 3 beers! I'll explain the 3 beer thing later.

I don't have a picture of this because it was too dark but I made an 'AMBER' special for dinner!!! She was an old girlfriend, no she was not a stripper, who showed me how to make a simple dinner... All ya need is some aluminum foil, a pound of ground beef or turkey, some spices and a fire.... Mix up the meat and spices and wrap it in the foil and proceed to throw it on the fire and YAHTZEE! you have a dinner in about 20 minutes!!!!! YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!!!!! It was a great dinner with a beer!!!!

As for the 3 beer thing, When I go over to my parent's house, Catholic Kate, mom has issued a rule stating that her baby, Robert A McBride, can only have three beers while I am there.... So there you go, I'm 36 and my mom STILL worries about me.....

Also I want to remind you that after 5 years of 'suggesting' he have one, Boike finally has a blog of the farm.... Now he has a LOOOOOOOOOONG way to go to compare with mine but it's cute and you might want to check it out. That's all I have for ya kids, have a great 'gobble gobble' day and don't eat and drink too much! As Dirty Harry once said, 'A man has to know his limitations."


I just posted a video about an RR bell that I and my friends 'borrowed' in 92 from an old abandoned RR crossing!!!!! And ...