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Lysa Controls the Entire Set: Ibiza Edition

July 6, 2015
Lysa Cooper on social media.

Lysa Cooper is on Instagram coordinating social media from Ibiza, Spain.

So my sister is super controlling and sometimes takes over and there is just no stopping her so you just hang on and go with the flow or you get your ass.  Cheyann Benedict came through wearing all the fresh caftans.  Camellia Clouse, brought her husband and two children so Samuel could have someone to frolic with.  Heather Harmon gave us guided tours of the Takashi Murakami exhibit that she works with on Ibiza.  Emilia Menocal made a special appearance. Drena DeNiro took some time away from her father’s yacht to have lunch with us.  Karen Binns had a mini surprise reunion at that joint.

Alright.  That’s enough claimbombing.  Here is some art to make up for my sins.  Sorry for that.  I get hype.

Takeshi Murakami exhibit in Ibiza Spain 2015.

Takeshi Murakami exhibit in Ibiza Spain 2015.

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Pregaming La Feria in Jerez de la Frontera

May 10, 2015

This was certainly something.  Samuel and I keep it real and show you how it is about to really go down at the biggest event of the year in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.  Again, the thing to remember is that La Feria hasn’t officially started yet but stuff like this has been going on for at least a week…

Triple Jamón Sandwich

November 21, 2014

Happy Friday!  Big things happening this weekend.  I’m going to get with you at a later date.

Chunky or Die

September 1, 2011

Breakwater is Chunky

I have been in a quiet exile of my own choosing for quite some time now and I’m writing to you today from that secluded space in order to relate my thoughts to you. It is not my intention to give anything else away because I, quite frankly, can’t afford to anymore. It came to my attention a little over two years ago that what I was writing would probably be able to be used against me for a significant amount of time. I thought of trying to sensor myself and take it back, but truthfully there is no such thing in cyberspace.

I had a good run of solid posts and very little readership to console myself. I spent the last year or so reading other people’s confessionary blogs and I was even jealous of their popularity. It got me to ponder the double-edged sword of writing enough titillating blog features to increase the page hit counts and yet still be able to maintain an employable persona and the salary that comes with it.

Eventually the old blog petered out when I came back from Mexico. I was flush with new catch phrases that would never catch on and I had probably just ‘jumped the shark’ by showing my ass in Tulum. Really there was nothing left for me to do at that point. My usual topics all seemed boring: relationships, surfing, travel, flowers, culture, and the DeMatha Stags.

I had plenty of inspiration and I never stopped following my interests but I didn’t get the feeling that anybody cared to read about it anymore. Not much has changed since I got that feeling except for the fact that I realize now that the blog was more for me than it could ever be for a potential reader. The Chronicles of Six is my public record and without it, I have no tangible means of ridiculing myself.

So, I’m re-launching. Oh I’ll still write for the magazines that some of you have found me in and, travel permitting, I will still try and hold down my Stags. Although I must admit, I’m going to have to be a lot more cryptic this time around because I’m old and the good Lord knows that I shouldn’t be doing this sort of stuff.  The picture that Damien Baskette took is a reminder of such endeavors because the wave being surfed is Breakwater in Venice and if it is that chunky then you really don’t have much hope of surviving the close-out that will rapidly ensue.

I’m going to ride this blog for as many moments as it gives me and then I’m going to plow through the face and pray.

Check for me.

Saturday Couch Potato: New York City November Mini Montage

November 7, 2009

 

So the Stags play Bishop McNamara today at 2:30 PM and despite my recent computer problems, now I’m set to listen to the game live from New York City.  I just listened to the pregame interviews and it turns out that Marcus Coker is going to play today.  I kind of knew that he would have to play today because of the high-powered offense that Bishop McNamara brings to the field.  Anyway, I’m just holding it down here in New York City watching college football and listening to the Stags.  I ordered Little Frankie’s Pizza and I’m pretty much going to hold it down today.  I know that I’m repeating myself and that this is supposed to be a photo montage anyway so I’m going to let the pictures roll.

 

  

 

Pre Homecoming Montage

October 23, 2009
  

Oktoberfest 2009

October 7, 2009

Who wants to do some Oktoberfest stuff with me?  Let’s drink beer!  Hooray, beer!

Talking Turkey in October 2009

October 5, 2009

I don’t know if you have realized it or not but October 1st marks the first day of turkey season in New York. In central New York State they will even let you take two turkeys, either sex from October 1 through November 20. (The Thanksgiving holiday this year falls on November 26th.) Long Island is divided between a refuge and a last minute Thanksgiving turkey shoot with the shortest season from November 21 – 25. I guess they don’t want you shooting the turkeys unless you are really going to eat it for Thanksgiving, and then, you can only shoot them in Suffolk County.

Nassau County doesn’t really have an official season this year but I’ll bet that if you find a turkey in your back yard ten you can shoot it and make a nice holiday meal for the whole family. The Suffolk County shoot is more for those lazy Long Islanders that are obviously not going to the supermarket to buy a frozen turkey. If you follow the New York Department of Environmental Conservation schedule for turkey season then you’ll have absolutely nothing to worry about freezing your bird anyway. A wild turkey can take some time to dress, but it can sit in the refrigerator for three or four days until it is time to roast on Thanksgiving Day.

Turkeys are an easy bird to learn how to shoot with. Turkeys are generally pretty stupid so you can take a shot a turkey and miss, and then call the same turkey back to shoot at it again. This is why we have the term “turkey shoot” in English. After I learned how to shoot turkeys though I stopped wanting to hunt them because it was no fun. I also didn’t like turkey that much when I was younger, but now I have a greater appreciation for the bird. I figured out how to make turkey tacos and it was the end of the game. Now I eat turkey year round and I’m thinking about going home to shoot one so I can surprise momma. I might as well pick up some apples down at the orchard for a cobbler, too.

Duck Season 2009

September 18, 2009

If you ever wanted to know what it was that I’m thinking about these days the picture above pretty much sums it up. It’s the middle of duck season in Long Island. Right now there are Canadian geese making their way south, and they just love to rest in all of the ponds in Long Island. Some even make their temporary homes in Long Island ponds, until they eventually freeze over. Even if you don’t like goose, you can still take a duck or two. (The limit this year is five ducks per day, according to the state of New York.) Obviously I’m not going to get a chance to get out there this year. I don’t think that I would take a duck, anyway, because as tasty as they are I am not going to eat a whole one by myself.

Don’t get me wrong –I have eaten a whole duck by myself in the past, but I’m not fifteen-years-old anymore. My metabolism has changed, although that isn’t the only reason that I won’t be shooting any of my own food this fall. I think that I’m sitting this year out because I don’t feel like taking all of the necessary steps to hunt. It was much better when I was a kid and I didn’t have to apply for the hunting license. (Or rather when I was kid, and I was stopped for not having a hunting license I just didn’t care because I was in my backyard, anyway.) Have you ever noticed that there is red tape everywhere you look? I hate red tape. Sometimes I want to be handed things without formalities. I know that it never happens like that, but it doesn’t stop me from wishing.

I have a smile on my face because life is good when the only thing that I’m worried about is a hunting license.  Like the mallard in this picture, I might have a few cares in the world but they aren’t pronounced enough to where you can read it on my face or see it in my demeanor.

I guess the moral of this story is that life is good: I’m happy.  I hope that all of you out there are doing as good, or better during this duck season.

Don’t forget to holler at The Bruzz.  I love hearing from you.

Just Bees and Things and Flowers…

September 2, 2009

There is only a tiny little sliver of summer left.  I highly recommend that you get out there and get it.