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Sep. 29th, 2015

Inventory - September 29

Its not a bad thing that its inventory, its a part of the work process set by a company to check up on its stores and figure out its sales vs losses ratio throughout its own company but when the ones who are choosen to count the stuff don't show up, its chaos. You expect to leave the day with a feeling of good or bad and some idea how your store does, but instead, nothing. Never dwell, just do it all over again some other time. Oh well.

The day was a breeze. Worked a nice 6-3 shift, took a break with the boss, a lunch by myself, played a lot of scratch tickets and won more than i spent and i kept playing and rode a nice little hot streak of 9 tickets all for ticket value or better. The highlight was teaming up with a manager and splitting the winnings on certain tickets. We rode it for a while, I gave him $5 and bought him out, keeping a $10 winner and moving on to the next day.

Big Powerball jackpot tomorrow night. $300 million+!! Imagine winning that!!

Onto the next one!! Its going to rain bucket tomorrow.

- lostways27 -


Sep. 9th, 2015


As the days go by, I sit here wondering whats next.

I just had my last vacation of the year, +2 days currently for a day off and a personal day.

Its become painfully obvious to me that my life lacks direction, aside from sports, music, and whatever Youtube and random fun I get myself into.

I like this blog because I can openly and honestly express my opinions, thoughts, and ideas in a free and relaxing way.

As I search through tumblr and have conversations with my friends, i love and enjoy everything I see and hear. Its a matter of time before I decide to get back into the dating game and move on with my life.

As I sat by the fire the other night, quietly listening to conversations the others had, I myself had conversatins within my own mind wishing to get moving with my life, get my own place with a girlfriend, embrace life, and continue on. Its not as easy as it was 10 years ago, but time makes everyone wiser, smarter, and more cautious, but also rush into situations that may or may not be meant to be.

Right now, my current focus has turned to my fantasy football team, Bruins preseason, as well as tomorrow nights Patriots Superbowl Championship banner raising and game 1 of the 2015 NFL season.

What will tomorrow bring?

Go Patriots!!

- lostways27 -

Sep. 6th, 2015

Player 2

In life, there are many things we all wish to accomplish, do, and succeed in.

Everyone deserves to be happy, cheerful, and enjoy life to its fullest, but it sucks when years pass by and your still single.

On top of everything else going on, age is always a factor. I try not to say anything negative about my past relationships, but age ended that one without a doubt. 10 years age difference is too much. 2-4 ages +/- is ideal.

When you look to the left, or look to the right, there are people everywhere doing fun things, relaxing, and having a great time.

As I do as I please and have fun, I always have a doubt and wish things could be much much better than they are.

In 2006, I was one phone call away from having what could have been the best relationship and friendship of my life, but I doubted myself, got scared, and didn't pull the trigger to make the right call. Instead, I settled for something I never should have done in the first place, cheate a friend, took his fiance, and made what at the time, I thought was the best decision for me, but it was wrong on every level and I'll never ever do tha again.

You can learn from the past, and use the past to make your future better. As of typing this, I haven't heard from the ex since 2012 for unknown reasons to me, maybe she found another relationship or just simply doesn't want to talk anymore.

I spent the past 5+ years living a quiet life, saving and saving, and saving, and saving, and saving, and investing in things. I lived a simple life, work and home, stay at home, rent free (just doing a few chores and things around the house). It was a fun time, but depressing too. The feeling and want to go out, but no one to go out with, friends who have moved on, away, and have children, families, and problems of their own. Alone I be. Alone I am. Alone I still am.

You could say that I am picky, or choosey, or whatever you feel like calling it, but it's just the way it ended up.

Now things have changed for the better. 2015, finally out of my shell, going out, and having a great time every time, but theres still that bad feeling inside, the feeling of being alone, the feeling of being stuck and unable to go to the next level. People are happy, deeply involved in relationships, and then theres me, single and saying to myself why? Why still single at age 34.  Its mostly my fault because over the past 5-6 years I gave up on looking for a relationship, gave up on going out, and was content on just staying at home all the time and just doing whatever I wanted to do at the time which was a combination of eat, sleep, work, or watch sports.

2015 changed everything. and it completely changed my feelings on life and everything in it. People could say I live a sheltered life because its rare that I would ever leave the town I am from or go out of my way to do anything different from what I have been used to. It all started in March with a trip to Margaritas. Little did I know at the time it was the beginning of a year full of changes in my life. In high school, I tried beer in the woods with friends and hated it and avoided it and all alcohol since. During my last relationship, we had a New Years Eve party and I was asked if I wanted a drink and (again, staying comfortable) declined because of 1 bad experience with it. As that night went on, I caved in, had a drink, didn't like it (It was Smirnoff Grape) and avoided all alcohol again until April).

Round 2 in April was the double header, A trip to Margaritas, followed up by a trip to a place I've never been to, Waxy O'Conners on Hartwell Ave in Lexington. It seemed odd, and way way out of place, but still we went on that Friday night an of course, the place was packed, it was band night too!! Everyone was drinking at Margaritas and then again at Waxy's, and it went on from there.

Sometime in late April, it finally happened, 3rd time out in 2 months (first time since 2009). We all fell in love with Waxy's that we wanted to have dinner there. Having no clue what to get, I asked a friend what should I get, she gave me a suggestion, and I went with it. First drink in a long long time was a Sam Adams. The drink was better than the band that night, the band One Hot Mess. The other band was better, The Kulprits. So I finished the drink and had another, not too bad.

Thinking that was it, things only went up and got better from there. I wasn't a drinker, but became one, especially after trips to The Great Wall in Bedford. Suffering Bastards and Blue Hawaiians are perfect!! Memorial Day I had 3 Suffering B's and it was the biggest push into alcohol for me.

As June continued to move, I did my own research and tackled it like it was a college class. In college, I got a D in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse because I had no idea what anything was. Now I am all set, all learned, and moving on trying new things along the way.

A BBQ in June got me over my fear of highways. When your drivers ed teacher has you drive on a highway during a snow storm during rush hour after school, you tend to shy away from them. I've driven on them over the years, but very infrequently, usually taking longer ways and backroads. Deciding it was time for a change, I got on the highway, and moved to the next level, went to a BBQ, then back to Burlington for drinks at the Cheesecake Factory, and then of to work a few hours later.

Later on, things got even better. In 2000, during my first Summer from high school graduation, I drove to Metheun to help out a new store at work and had to drive there. Thinking nothing of it, it was Summer, so I said ok, how do I get there, they gave me directions and on I went. Of course, I got there ok, but then got lost coming home because I had no idea 128 was also 95!!!

I had never driven on more than 2 highways at anytime during a road trip, let alone 3. The biggest challenge was to drive something like 35 miles +/- to Haverhill for a BBQ. I had to google it, and study the maps because it was far, farther than I had ever driven. That day comes, and I go. I drove, and made it no problem. Then there was another BBQ, and same thing, I made it. And then there was a smaller BBQ and I went swimming for the first time in 20 years in a pool. I had been to the beach once in 2007 to swim, but was there for less than 5 minutes in the ocean. So I did. I swam for about 30-45 minutes.

Again there was another BBQ and it was too cold to swim, and another but i was too late to swim. But all in all, I conquered another item off my list.

As time went on, this Summer turned out to be the best one ever. Lots of fun trips, lunch breaks at work, BBQ parties, dinners, bowling, and alcohol. You never know how much of an impact a small group of solid friends and co-workers can have on you until you push each other around, relax, unwind, and have fun. Every time gets better and better, every experience gets better and better and makes every future time better as well!!

I go from being nervous, living a sheltered life of very little outside of being at home to having fun everywhere I go every time!!

So the future remains bright, very uplifting, and full of fun and challeges along the way. I've come so far this year out of my shell, I am enjoying life to its fullest, but once again back to the original topic, still single. That's the ultimate goal for the end of the year, but the fact that I write off people because they don't drink, don't drink, they smoke, they have kids, they live too far away, they have too many animals or goats, hate sports, or had a pervious relationship longer than 10 years (which makes you say think what went wrong).

I'm not looking to the impossible, I'm just looking for a person who is fun and relaxed, ready to settle down, and just be done with the random dating and online dating scene. I just want to bring closure to the single life, and move onto the next phase of life, with someone else, and being the next chapter in the journey.

Lifes to short to keep searching and play the waiting game, the right time is just around the corner!!

- lostways27 -

Aug. 30th, 2015


As I've said before, I'm notan avid drinker, but when I surround myself with my best friends, anything can happen!!

Last night, took a trip to Kings in Burlington.
- Bacon Cheese Tots and a Pear Pizza were perfect to start off the night, and my vacation.

As the night went on, I started branching out and trying more drinks.
- 2 of the 1 fish 2 fish
- 2 bottles of Not your fathers root beer
- 1 bottle of Angry Orchard
- 1 bottle of Wachusett Blueberry
- Another bottle of root beer
- 2 halfs of 2 bottles of Sofie
------The Sofie was an interesting drink. As we were sitting at the bar, we said WTF is a Sofie, decided to try it and loved it.

Over the course of the 6 hours we were there, we watched. . .
- the end of a Little League USA World Series game
- North Dakota vs Montana in a FCS college football game (great come from behind win for Montana)
- The rest of the Redsox win over the Mets
- part of the Yankees at Braves game
- The whole Seattle at San Deigo NFL preseason game week 3

Overall, it was a great great night, and just as good as my birthday a month ago!!

King Burlington . . . always fun, and always going back for more!!

- lostways27 -

Aug. 19th, 2015

New Adventures

2015 has been a great year.

Since my last relationship ended in early 2010, I've been a hermit, one who stays in, one who does very little, but saves very much, however a small group of friends I work with changed all that. Its amazing what little conversations over the course of a day can lead to. It leads to group breaks, group lunches, group dinners at randm restaurants, and even bbq's.

2015 will forever be the best year since I graduated high school in 2000. So many things this year I've done as a first, some a first in a long long time as well.
- For the first time, I've become an active social drinker and love trying new drinks. Some are good, some are rancid, but they are always fun to have.
- Finally gotten over my fear of highways. I learned to drive on one in drivers ed in 2000, but avoided them for years til now!!
- Relaxed. Usually I'm tense, and nervous, but now I'm mello, relaxed, and very happy.
- Enjoying life and everything in it. Playing games, drinking games, and even went into a pool for the first time since 1997/1998.

Everyday gets better and better and every outing gets more and more fun as we all get more comfortable with each other as well.

Truely a great group of friends, not just co-workers, but true friends!!

- lostways27 -

Jul. 10th, 2015

Fenway Park Fan Hit By Ball

Last month a fan was injured at Fenway Park by a bat, tonight another fan was injured by a line drive foul ball. When you look back at the history of the sport, there was a period of time when there were no tvs, no radios, and even no phones. Its pretty sad the way society is run now where everyone is on their cellphones a lot, even at sporting events. Unless your taking photos of the event, is it worth the price you paid for your seat to miss the game or to leave with a serious injury?? The signs do clearly say "Foul Balls and Bats HURT" for a reason. Hopefully this person hit today will be fine after it, but it sucks when you watch the game, either there at the field or on tv and see people in the seats on their phone, completely oblivious to whats going on around them.

Nov. 13th, 2014

Another Day - November 13, 2014

When you wake up each morning, you do it with a purpose, to have fun, and accomplish something each day.

Last nights Bruins game was horrible. It shows how the injuries have finlly added up, and the Bruins lucky wins over crappy teams ran out. Toronto came to play last night and I was impressed by Phil Kessel and the game he played last night. His struggles vs Chara was well documented, but without Chara, he ran wild.

Rask might be tired, hopefully he gets rested tonight and comes back ready to battle Saturday afternoon vs Carolina, but we'll have to wait and see what lies ahead in tonights game. Does he start or does he rest.

Every game gets better and better, hopefully the Bruins find themselves and win tonight!!

- lostways27 -

Nov. 12th, 2014

Buffalo Sabres at St. Louis Blues - November 11, 2014

So last night, my Boston Bruins were off and I was flipping channels looking for something to watch. Usually I have a dislike for Western Conference teams because I don't know anyone because the Eastern Conference plays them so little each season.

NBC Sports had the Sabres at Blues game at 8pm, I decided to watch it and call it a night. It was a great game. Last season the only Blues players I knew were Sobatka (Former Bruin) and Steve Ott and Ryan Miller (From a Buffalo trade).

This game was fun, and had some decent scuffles, fights, and blood, everything hockey is known for. With fighting being pushed out of the game, the brawls were impressive, one caused by a late hit after the whistle to Ennis and another in the 3rd.

The Schwartz, Lehtera, Tarasenko line was very impressive. Lehtera had a hat trick, doubling his season's goal total.

Great game, I've gotten into the Western Conference teams now, its still hockey, just later at night.

I picked up Lehtera in my fantasy tem after watching this game, Tarasenko and Schwartz were already picked up earlier in the season by others in my league.

Hockey makes the world go round.

Tonight, its Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs. Always fun when these 2 teams get together, even better tomorrow night when the Montreal Canadiens play Boston!!

Hockey is life!!

- lostways27 -

Nov. 11th, 2014

Bruins Defensemen - November 11, 2014

When you look through the season, there have been many ups and downs with the Boston Bruins defensemen, In thr rough sport of hockey, injuries can make or break teams, but its how you deal with them, pick up, and move on that makes your team stronger.

When Miller went out with the shoulder injury, it was ok, we had Bartkowski. When Chara went out with his leg issue, everyon threw up there hands and thought the season was over. Due to what I feel (right now) was a bad trade sending Boychuk to the Islanders for 2 draft picks before the season opener, Boychuk has had a great seasn for the Islanders, but he got injured as well.

So today on the ice of Bruins practice, they had 8 D skating. Krug's hand issues seem to be resolved. Seidenberg and McQuaid are leading the team with Hamilton growing and evolving into a better player every game. Trotman and Morrow have filled in perfectly. Warsofsky did well too, but he injured his groin and will most likely be sent away once he is healthy.

When your team works as a team and everyone does there part, you reach the next level and find a way to win. Its going to be a tough stretch of games this week, Bruins play 4. They beat the New Jersey Devils last night, and tomorrow they go to Canad to play Toronto and Montreal in back to back nights before there first afternoon Saturday game at 1pm vs the Carolina Hurricanes.

Never forget the Seth Griffith goal last night, it reminds me of a better version of the Benoit Poilout threw the legs puck moving goal he had a few years ago!!

Win Win Win!!

- lostways27 -

Nov. 2nd, 2014

Bruins Win 4-2 over the Senators November 1st, 2014

So last night, the day after Halloween, I sat on the couch and watched the Bruins play a game at home vs the Ottawa Senators.

Pre-game there was a fitting video tribute to former Boston Mayor Tom Menino who passed away from cancer earlier during the week.

The game had a damper feel to it,with Chara, Miller, and Krug all out due to injuries, Marchand playing with "something tweeked" it was tough when they said Krejci was a last minute scratch. The injuries are adding up, quickly and painfully.

When you look through history of the Bruins, there was the epic "fight night" game vs the Dallas Stars on November 1st, 2008 that will be solidified as one of the best games I ever watched. Hockey, fights, and a win . . . perfection at its finest!!

The game vs Ottawa went smoothly. I expected a loss from the banged up Bruins, but Fraser provided a much needed spark and boost the team needed. Marchand continued his current hot streak with a goal, and Fraser put 2 in the net.

3rd period defense is lackluster and its painful to watch, especially since we lost a 2 goal lead game earlier this season.

The Bruins luck out, only 2 games this week, one vs former Bruin Shawn Thornton and his Florida Panthers, and the other vs Andrew Ference and his Edmonton Oilers. Thornton will get a huge ovation Tueday night in his first game back vs Boston since leaving in the offseason.

The schedule gets tougher with 4 games the week after, so lets cross our fingers that Krejci is fine, Marchand gets stronger, the Bruins keep winning, and Krug comes back ASAP!!

- lostways27 -

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