Just an FYI for all of those wondering why Pauly hasn’t posted or replied to anything on Facebook: I’m on hiatus.
I realized a few weeks ago that I was spending way too much time on it and thus I decided to deactivate my account.
I didn’t Continue reading
Yesterday we laid a friend to rest way too soon. Chris passed away Friday morning and we had the funeral and said goodbye yesterday.
It was a particularly rough couple of days for me, and I can’t imagine how many of my friends who knew Chris better than I did were able to cope with it.
I could count on my hands the number of times I’d gotten to hang out with Chris, but that was really irrelevant. The first time I met him he and Sammy (my youngest) had Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I had an absolutely spectacular holiday weekend. Water (still want to be in it), too much Fireball (still love it), beer pong (still undefeated), some sun (still pasty white), good fishing (still never caught a bass) and a lot of beer (still can’t shotgun one) – all topped off with not-exactly-Thai food. Great times with good friends – you really can’t beat that combination.
And after this past week it was much needed.
It started on Saturday – I flew home from Grammy’s not-a-funeral service after spending a great time with family (some of whom I haven’t seen in 20 years) and discovering the joy of drinking lighter fluid Continue reading
This pretty much sums up my goal every day. Not so much the “pee in the pants” part, although that would be entertaining. But honestly, if I can make people smile just a little then my day is complete.
Today was a complete day. Let’s see about tomorrow.
This past weekend was the annual May Fire! tournament out at Volleyball Beach. If you’re not familiar with May Fire! think of it this way – the best beach volleyball players around make their way out to Martin City (south KC) and compete for thousands of dollars in prize money. It’s easily the best beach volleyball you’ll see in the Midwest.
This year was no disappointment. The battles were many, and it didn’t matter which team you were rooting for – you couldn’t help but be impressed when Continue reading
I’m a fan of role-playing games (RPGs). Although I’ve never played a full session of Dungeons and Dragons (what most people think of when you say “RPG”) the concept intrigues me to no end – you get to be a someone else of your choosing. Most of my experience is in the MMORPG (massively multiplayer online RPGI space – I played World of Warcraft for years and currently have active Guild Wars 2 and Neverwinter accounts.
Recently, however, I discovered Continue reading
If there’s one thing everybody who knows me will tell you it’s that you can (almost) always find a smile on my face. The circumstances are generally irrelevant – I like to smile and so I continue to do it. A lot of it is just that I’m a fan of smiling (I think it makes everything look, feel and seem better) but generally it’s just the way of life I’ve adopted – I’m Continue reading