Saturday, October 22, 2022

Inspiration... Did You Know???

Did you know that...

... inspiration can come in SO many forms AND hit you...

at ANY time???

I'm sure every single one of you

who just read that

answered back to the screen...

"of course I know that you idiot!"


how many of you actually realize

then take the time

and allow...

that... moment

that... photo

that... sentence

that... word

that... quote

that... thought

that lightbulb... igniting over your head

... to sink into your being

to heat up your passion

and completely empower

your state of mind

In other words...



How many of you???

And how many of you constantly

allow those moments

to just blindly slip away??

Thus missing out on that thrust

of positive adrenaline

when you come across...

that wonderful... moment

that spectacular... photo

that uplifting... sentence

that loving... word

that profound... quote

that creative... thought

that brilliant glowing... lightbulb

... and just move on with your day

totally unaware

of just how precious

that missed moment was.

I have to tell ya

I've done it a million times... lol

I've had my fair share of the

highest of highs


the lowest of lows

and at times

even as inspiration was damn near

punching me in the fucking face

I'd somehow let that awesome jolt of life

slip right the fuck by!


 it's time for you and I...

to slow the fuck down

To jump off the treadmill

of a hectic daily life

whenever possible

and begin to relish

and utilize

those precious...


I have something I call my

Wall of Awesomeness!

Tommy Mondello's "Wall of Awesomeness" !!!

Tommy Mondello's "Wall of Awesomeness" !!!

Over the years

whenever I came across an item

that brightened my day

I'd pick up anything that was around me

and I'd jot it down

then post it on my wall.

I only wish I'd saved


of those moments

But here are a few that I love and...

actually made the wall.

Maybe one or two

might even inspire


My all-time favorite quote... John Lennon said this...
Another one of my favorite quotes... the amazing Bruce Lee said this... easier said then done though!
Joey Marsh & me at Ronnie Gallo's 17th b-day surprise party in Ronnies backyard on Van Name Ave. This day will live in infamy for the two of us LoLoLoL So fucking great!! This reminds me that for about 18 seconds... I actually felt like one of the cool kids LoLoL A wonderful memory indeed! Here's the blog post that explains why... this was such a crazy AND fun memory...
Such a fantastic lyric... Jack White wrote this when he fronted The White Stripes. If you don't feel this way about YOUR chick... then she's NOT the right one for you!  Love this line!
This was one of those muthafucking days of true enlightenment!!! Life is nothing but peaks AND valleys my friend... and this day... I was standing upon one of those wonderful peaks! I read this... and still to this day, even though I can't recall what triggered my high... it still puts me right back up on that fucking peak. How cool is that!!!!!
French writer Marcel Proust wrote this... and it just knocked me on my fucking ass when I first read it!!!
This photo of Pete Townshend & Roger Daltrey ALWAYS makes me smile. It embodies my teenage years completely! Every single fun and amazing friend I was hanging out with at that time come rushing to the forefront of my thoughts.... fucking awesome!!! One fucking photo! THE WHO helped make our growing-up years so special!!! It was a fantastic show... as usual!
Love this one... but yet another one that's sometimes difficult to follow through on!! But it HAS pushed me several times to succeed! Eleanor Roosevelt said this. If we could all be as strong as this woman!
This was a note that one of my passengers handed me at work as we made it to her bus stop. It's always nice to know that yes... at times... you actually DO have an impact on someone else's life... however small it is. Thanx Chrissy! How could this NOT... cause you to smile!!!
Two guys that I absolutely love!!! That's my dad on the left. We lost him on May 16, 2016... he was ALWAYS there when you needed him... AND even when you weren't in need! I look back on all the things he did... like driving me back 'n forth to baseball practice at Susan Wagner High School every Saturday morning. You don't even realize how many things your parents did and do for you... while they're actually doing it. It's only years later that you understand the commitment they made to your success! So fuckin' great right!! And then there's Chef Gordon Ramsey! If this muthafucka doesn't inspire you to kick ass... then no one alive will ever inspire you! NOW GET OUT!!!!!! lololol
Steven Tyler wrote this lyric... it's from Aerosmith's last studio album. The song is called "Another Last Goodbye". It's fucking haunting! Love it to death... especially THIS line! Have you ever felt this way about someone?? I have several times. This isn't one of those positive peaks but... it's something that does make me stop... and think... about the present moment and to  take stock. To take a second and see if the moment is good for me... or is it going to be harmful! What a fucking line! "Caught up in the muthafucking sway... wow!"
Another incredible line! It reminds me of what Billy Joel sang in the song "Say Goodbye To Hollywood"... "Life is a series of hello's and goodbye's... I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again!" Love this song AND that line! These two always slap me in the back of the head... to remind me to just say "fuck it!"... try it again!! Remember... nothing in this life matters... try your best to forget the fuck up you just had... and try and try again until you get there!! Beginnings... are the fucking best!!
This one kind'a goes with the previous one. Don't be afraid to open up that fucking mind of yours... and find NEW dreams!! I still get stuck on some of the failed ones... but with this in front of my face... it helps me to push forward... most of the time lololol... shutup lol
Another one of my favorite quotes!!! Steven Tyler said this... and how fucking true is it???? Some days you're punching through every wall and obstacle in front of you... and then there are days when life just punches you in the face and you feel as though Mike Tyson just hit you lolol Hey... we can't all have a Tony Robbins day... everyday. Sometimes you can just feel comfort in the days defeat! That's why there is something called Carlo Rossi sangria!!! Or... if you will... Ben 'n Jerry's!!!
Love this line! Eddie Vedder... Pearl Jam front man... wrote the soundtrack for the movie Into The Wild. This line is from the song Far Behind. The entire album is SO fucking good. My brother Michael took me to see Eddie when he toured this album solo without the band... he was spectacular!! And the line... wow! Don't be afraid to be an individual! Don't ALWAYS fall into line and be like everyone else. It isn't easy to do at times... but try to always be yourself... be that different book... up on the shelf! Too fuckin' good!
I read this one a bunch! Definitely brings me back down to earth while things aren't going the way I want them to! Charlie Chaplin said this... and... he's fuckin' right. They DO... fade away!!
You really do need to find YOUR balance! Everyone has a different one! We define our ups and downs in many ways. None of us really define them the same so... what's good for you... ISN'T necessarily good for anyone else. Be on the look out for YOUR... balance.... muthafucka!


can inspire!!!

What inspires YOU??

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Chilean Sea Bass... Did You Know???

Did you know that...

... the Chilean Sea Bass

you've been paying 40 to 50 dollars for

at your favorite restaurant isn't...

Chilean Sea Bass at all???

In fact...

there is NO such fish

swimming around the oceans

that answers to the name of

Chilean Sea Bass!

That's right!

So what the hell have we been eating

all this time?


we've been eating

Patagonian Toothfish!

No fuckin' shit...

I kid you not!

I just learned this while out to dinner

with my brother and his band

of amazing childhood friends.

South America... Patagonia
South America... Patagonia

Go ahead...


Chilean Sea Bass

and see what comes up!

There it is...

Patagonian Toothfish... better known to us as... Chilean Sea Bass!
Patagonian Toothfish... better known to us as... Chilean Sea Bass!
Patagonian Toothfish... better known to us as... Chilean Sea Bass!

taken from

The Daily Meal


that gives you the background

behind our newfound friend...

the Patagonian Toothfish...

better known to most of us as...

Chilean muthafuckin' Sea Bass!!

Too funny... lololol

And really...

I don't give a shit what the fuck

they call it...

because the few times

I've ordered it up to this point...

it has tasted amazing!!

I just thought that you'd like to know

how that ever present

deceptively cozy


was being pulled over your eyes

yet... one... more... time!

That fuckin' sheep has just GOT TO

be bald by now... right???