Homeward Bound

So, the process has begun for kitten and I to begin our new life together back in New England. Let me fill you in if you don’t already know. And if you did know, that’s just kinda creepy. Stop stalking me.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts. Lived there 51 years of my life. All over the place. Mostly Natick, MA. Lived in Concord, Marlborough, Malden, Framingham. Until one fateful night back in early 2018 I came across online the most beautiful face I had ever seen, My kitten of course. Had to talk to her. No matter what the outcome would be. Well, that outcome became me moving to California in October 2018 and marrying her February of 2019. I think it worked out beyond quite well.

Well, after 2 and a half years here, kitten and I have decided to pack up, sell the house and move to New England. Probably New Hampshire, possibly Massachusetts. Where ever we can find just the right home for us. Don’t get me wrong, I have grown to love Northern California. I have met some unforgettable people in my time here. But after a few years of wildfire evacuations and also the cost of living compared to back East? It’s time for a change. Well, it won’t be much of a shock to me, but my little one is a native Californian and has never been to New Hampshire and has spent only a quick week in Mass. It’s going to be a big wonderful change for her. I honestly have no fears that she won’t fall in love with it.

There will certainly be an adjustment for her weather wise for sure. Winters back East can be harsh, cruel and long. Luckily, she doesn’t have to leave the house for work, and it’s a Hell of an excuse to buy lots more fur!! (You may want to read my Fur Fetish post..lol)

Besides a better cost of living in general, we will also be close to my brother and sister who I haven’t seen since I’ve been out West. And they haven’t met my wife yet. Looking forward to that big time.

There are so many little things I have missed being out here that I look forward to seeing/doing when we get back East. A Red Sox game at Fenway. A stroll with kitten through Faneuil Hall, a trip over to Boston’s North End (slice of Regina’s pizza of course), picnic at the South Natick waterfall, A Casey’s hot dog, maybe a Pops concert in the Summer out at Tanglewood. I have so many things I want to show her from my life from before we met. Hope they bring as much joy to her as they did me all those years. Can’t wait to take her up north and show her the Mount Washington Valley area. Spent many a day hiking, climbing, canoeing and shopping around there.

Well, the move is going to happen this Summer sometime. As soon as humanly possible. I’m really looking forward to this new chapter of our life together.

Thanks for tuning in. Have a great day all

Bullshit in TV Land

So, it’s no secret to anyone that knows me, that I am a TV junkie. Yep. Always have been since I was a wee lad. I mean come on, TV educates, informs, keeps us up to date on world events, teaches kids their ABC’s and kept them glued to and quiet for hours watching Bugs Bunny, gives us endless hours of the wonderful world of sports. You can get an 21 in one adjustable wrench tool gizmo thingy for the low price of $19.95 plus shipping and handling, but wait! Call now and get a second on free. Just pay additional shipping. Many of us developed our first crushes on TV. The list is endless. Yes, I am the guys that when it comes to TV trivia, I’ll make your head spin.

So, in my recent years I have been a huge fan of Food Network. I watch it probably more than I should. My Mom never understood the attraction to it. “Why would you want to watch people eat?” she once said. LOL! She may have had a point. But regardless, I love it. Can’t help myself.

The wife and I have a pretty decent amount of channels on our cable package. Not the top of the line by any means, but more than we could ever watch. Food Network, HGTV and History channel are a few of our “go to” channels. All included in our package. Cool right? Hold on to your hats and follow this.

It seems that Food Network, HGTV and a few others are taking some of their best programs and switching them over to another all inclusive network called “Discovery Plus”. Which, on top of your regular already outrageous cable bill starts at another $ 4.99 a month. Sounds like peanuts, right? Well hear me out. This is where I get profoundly pissed off.

Um. we are in a world wide shut down. Quarantine, situation for the last year now. People with little to no other form of entertainment outside of TV. Businesses shutting down and people losing jobs and sources of income in staggering numbers. And these, pardon my French, fucking vultures at the Discovery network want to totally swoop down and ass rape the general public by asking for MORE money???? Your timing could not be worse and I could not be more ashamed and disgusted with your network for launching this program at this time. This is such a nut slap to the code of business ethics in my opinion. How dare you.

Well, that’s just one mans opinion I guess. Would love to hear some feed back. Am I wrong in thinking this?

Have a wonderful day people. Fight the power.