More visitors!

…for stopping by for a quick lunch!

(And thanks for picking up the tab.)

We’ll do dinner and drinks (on us) next time,

-Shady

…and to Milan, Ciappa, and Tiggins for making the drive down from Milwaukee for what turned out to be an amazing St. Patrick’s Day weekend last month.

Grey finally met Henson (and partook in some shamrock-themed shenanigans)…

Henson and Grey meet with shamrocks!

…and then Emjo joined us for a lasagna dinner.

Pre-Ween lasagna!

The initial spark for the weekend was Ween, who played two live shows at the Aragon Ballroom on March 16th and 17th (we went to the show on the 17th).

The last time I saw Ween play live—with many of these same friends in attendance—was nearly twenty years ago.

Ween at Aragon Ballroom on March 17th, 2017!

Uncle Milan made Grey laugh…

Milan funny.

…and Ciappa choke.

Milan murder.

And then Marla joined us for a shrimp boil.

Shrimp boil!

Then… things got weird. And drunk. And werewolf-y.

Weird.

In the end, it was a fantastic weekend that made me nostalgic for days past, but also appreciative of lifelong friendships that will certainly last well into the future.

These are just some of the people I love.

Let’s do it again soon,

-Shady

…to attend WWE’s PPV event Fastlane in Milwaukee last month.

Oh.

We got comp tickets (Thanks, WWE!), so we had no idea where our seats would be until we got there. Imagine our surprise when they walked us down to the fourth row right at ringside. We were sitting right behind Bill Goldberg’s wife and son, for crying out loud!

We were like giddy little kids in a candy shop.

Hell.

At the end of the night, they let us keep our chairs, which is awesome because I always wanted to sit on Bill Goldberg’s face.

Yeah.

I’ve been to a handful of live WWE events before, and plan on going to more in the future, but I’ll probably never have seats like this ever again. I’m now spoiled, like a coach flier who gets bumped up to first class for free and sees what life is like on the other side.

Brother.

And let me tell you, brother, life on that side of the ring is pretty damn awesome.

Oh! One last thing: I recorded a bit of the pre-show banter off our TV. If you look closely, starting around the 13-second mark, you can see me, KB, Dori, and then Milan (in that order) walk behind Cesaro as he’s talking smack.

Back to being a commoner in the nosebleeds,

-Shady

May 2017 issue of

…partly because I wrote two short pieces in it—one on Donald Trump’s Tweets, another on ridiculous job listings—but also because it’s damn pretty.

You can also check them out here and here.

These two articles didn’t generate nearly as much hatred as this one,

-Shady

…who proved to be a contradictory, self-righteous, and self-loathing curmudgeon.

Went right in the Little Free Library at the end of our block.

Now, I’ve moved on to this:

"The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America"

George Packer’s The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.

Haven’t figured out what’s next,

-Shady

…has placed an alert on Mr. Fabulous’ chart.

ALERT! MR. FABULOUS IS A FEMALE!

It’s true. She is.

Forever correcting people,

-Shady

…in the past few weeks, but shit has been crazy busy.

More on that later.

Until then, get ready for a deluge of posts starting right… NOW!

April starts late,

-Shady

Matt Frewer lives!

Matt Frewer lives,

-Shady

Sixth (and final) month!

And… that might be it for the year. I think. But hopefully not.

Waiting for September,

-Shady

Ericka in Chicago!

…for visiting us from Houston this past weekend!

We hung at Mellow Yellow,

-Shady