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Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.

QUOTE BOARD:

“You’re like a really wholesome stripper.”

– Marla to Justin’s mom, 3/10/18

Context would only ruin it,

-Shady

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More Krampus on the tree!

…for this amazing Krampus ornament!

Our tree is slowly becoming a Krampsmas tree,

-Shady

West's postcard book from Marla!

Thanks, Marla, for keeping your gifts even-steven amongst siblings.

West already has a few postcards…

Nearly empty!

…but if you have our address, please send him more! Or, if you don’t have our address and want to send West (or Grey) a postcard, hit me up.

Marla’s gifts are keeping the postal service in business,

-Shady

Hot as shit? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely!

I don’t know if it’s actually hot as shit, but it is delicious.

It was a thank you for letting her live with us… and totally worth it,

-Shady

It's like 2007 all over again!

…for visiting for Grey’s birthday party, and for helping us shuck all that corn!

Mothershuckers,

-Shady

Look at all them Campbells/Parsons!

…for stopping by for Thai food and booze!

Grey had a kid-tastic weekend,

-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

Our good friend Marla gave Grey this handmade wooden book as a baby gift.

Super cool gift from Aunt Mars!

It even has Grey’s name pressed into the cover.

Dang! Now I can't steal it!

Inside are plastic sheets that hold 4″ x 6″ postcards.

One postcard and counting!

We’d now like to fill this book up with postcards from friends and family.

So the next time you travel—or even if you’re not traveling and just want to send Grey a quick hello—send a postcard to:

Grey Danger Shady
9107 Woodland Drive
Hickory Hills, IL
60457

And just so you know, postcard stamps are now 35 cents.

Holy crap! When did that happen?

Everybody loves getting mail,

-Shady

You dirty bear, you.

…or is Winnie the Pooh checking out Marla?

Always on the prowl for honey,

-Shady

…for picking up these personalized pickle ornaments while she was in Hilton Head, South Carolina a few weeks ago.

She got me a “Justin” pickle…

Personalized Justin Pickle!

…but apparently, “Katherine” is too weird a name to put on a pickle, so Marla picked up this “Special Friend” one for KB.

Personalized Special Friend Pickle!

KB is legally changing her name to Special Friend,

-Shady

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