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So many great friends!

a bit about this a few weeks ago, but thanks to Erik, Robyn, Milan, Dori, and Jodi for stopping by for a super fun Food Night!

It was like 2005 all over again,

-Shady

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So many awesome people in one room!

…who came in from South Carolina to visit us a few weeks ago!

That weekend also featured appearances from a bunch of out-of-town friends and family, including my sister Beth who was in from Hawaii, Erik and Robyn who were in from L.A., and Milan, Dori, and Jodi who came down from Milwaukee.

We grilled out some meat, watched some wrestling, and got really drunk. Or at least I did. In a really bad way.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for making it a great weekend!

The Youngs draw a crowd,

-Shady

Oh, he noticed you noticing. That's how he likes it.

Keep ’em coming,

-Shady

You got that right.

…and I’ll say it again: Milan sends the best postcards.

He beat me to the punch,

-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

Milan makes postcards better.

Keep ’em coming, Serb,

-Shady

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:

“Helen Smeller.”

– Milan, 3/18/17

Which was preceded by,

-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

Are you ready to Royal Rumble?!?

Jodi went home $30 richer,

-Shady

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