The longest St. Patrick’s Day in the history of St. Patrick’s Days

Monday, March 19, 2018

You wanna hear about my St. Patrick’s Day? It was the LONGEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!

I woke up at 7 am. Showered and was out the door at 8. I thought it would be fun to walk up to where my friends would be watching the parade. It didn’t seem like that far but it’s 5.5 miles. 😧🤷‍♂️

It took an hour and 40 minutes but it wasn’t THAT bad because there was a lot to amuse me along the way down Greenville Avenue as people got ready for one of the biggest parades in the U.S. 

I’m STILL over an hour early for the parade, so I chat with the one guy I know who got there earlier than me and basically just hang out and greet other friends from my group as they start arriving. 

Finally the parade starts around 11. It’s good times and ends around 1. I accumulate 5 or 6 strands of beads, a beer coosie I don’t need, and one lollipop that hits me just above my right eye. 

I have a different group of friends I wanna go see that are having an after parade party at a place down south. It’s another pretty long walk but again I didn’t think THAT long. It was another 4 miles and THIS time I brought along my friend Patrick. He was a sport about it and didn’t complain NEARLY as much as he should have about this arduous trek. 

We FINALLY get down to where I think my other group of friends are and lo and behold, they’ve changed where they usually hang out. OMG! PLEASE do not tell me we walked all that way for nothing. But we did. 

Exhausted we just decided to find a small place to eat but more importantly just get OFF our feet for a minute. Btw, the place we found is called the Feed Store and they have AWESOME food. At least I THINK that’s what it was callled because I was pretty delirious at that point. 

Later my BFF Marie and Patrick’s girlfriend joined us there. We were there from about 2-4 or so. That good time made up a little for the long walk for nothing but if you think the story ends there, you’re sadly mistaken my friend. 

I’m pretty worn out and don’t live too far from there so we all agree it’s about time for old Nick to get back to the house. Well at least that’s what ole Nick wanted. 

But sometimes in life you don’t always get what you want. 

You see, on our home, Marie remembered that there was a place right on the way serving FREE crawfish for St. Pat's! “WE HAVE TO STOP!!” she demanded. I wasn’t as excited about stopping but I was overruled. 

So now we were at a crawfish boil for a couple MORE hours of fun!  I DID enjoy the corn and crawdaddies. During this event it started raining which didn’t surprise me in the LEAST! Luckily the patio was covered. Thank you, St. Peter! St. Peter was looking out for his brother. 

Marie finally had all the crawfish and comraderie she could handle and it was time to go home?

Oh wouldn’t you like that, Captain Cantgoanyfurther?!?!

No, no. The first people you met to watch the parade with initially are having an after after party. You HAVE TO GO!!! (Or so I was told.)

Hey, I’m a lot of things but I’m NOT a quitter so let’s DO THIS! 

But first a pit stop at Patrick and Anne’s place to “freshen up”. I took the opportunity to sit in Patrick’s lounger in a comotose state. 

Sunburnt and barely alive I’m poured into Patrick’s car and we’re off to the party. We get there around 8:30. 

At midnight I can go no further and find a cozy corner of the basement theatre and a blanket and FINALLY the longest St. Patrick’s day in recorded history comes to a “relatively” peaceful end. 🤪☘️👍😴😴😴

I cannot WAIT to do it all again next year!!!
Nick Druga II

Doesn’t matter, Frogs win.

Wednesday, March 14, 2014

The winner of this game will play my alma malenter, TCU, in the first round of #MarchMadness. 

My Horny Frogs 🐸 will beat either one of these losers Friday night but if I HAVE to chose one, I’ll take “The Cuse” because I like that people call them “The Cuse”.

On the other hand ASU are the “Sun Devils”. And that logo is pretty outstanding. Especially if you compare it to “The Cuse” whose logo is just a big S and whose team name is the “Orangemen”. Lol. A Clockwork Orangemen. 


Nick Druga II

I love The Alienist!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

One great thing about dog/house sitting for the DeBorde family every spring is they have any and all TV shows you wanna watch, past and present. 

My favorite show at the moment is the Alienist. I was two episodes behind but of course the DeBorde’s have em On Demand so I’ll be caught up after tonight. Nice. 

As for that cartoon up there, I thought the image came with the caption but I guess not. I believe the caption said something along the lines of “I’m your robot substitute teacher, Mr. D.” Made me laugh because I’m also “Mr. D.” And I’m also a robot. 

If you like cartoons, you should subscribe to the New Yorker daily cartoon email. I like it because I’m not a huge political person and almost every day the cartoon has something to do with politics. 

If that doesn’t make sense let me explain it a different way. 

I’m not into politics but cartoons that make fun of Trump every day I can subscribe to. And I do! Just like I wanna watch “Our Cartoon President” on Showtime and Alec Baldwin on SNL and Fallon and basically anyone at all who cares to poke fun at the prez. 😂🤣 It’s fun to laugh. 
Nick Druga II

I’m SUCH a liar!

March 12, 2018

Not FOUR days ago I said daily blogs will continue and I already missed a day yesterday and I ALMOST missed the day BEFORE that! 

It’s a good thing less than 10 people actually read this blog or I’d REALLY feel guilty about letting my fans down. 

Sometimes I think about using this space to let you in on stuff going on in my life but I have a secret to tell you. It’s actually to let MYSELF in on what was going on in my life. Because my memory sucks. Lol. 

Recently I’ve reconnected with a few people who remember a LOT more than I do about my past and stuff I did or they did and it’s really cool to listen to their stories. Apparently I’ve done some pretty crazy things like singing “I’m just a girl” at a karaoke bar which I completely forgot about but sounds pretty funny. 

Have a great week, Sally!
Nick Druga II

Oh shit. My daily blog!!

March 10, 2018

The Coopster is like “don’t forget to write a blog post, Nick!” You’re bringing blogging back!

I didn’t know blogging ever stopped but I guess vlogging is the deal now. A human only has so many hours in the day to do stuff. I’m not iJustine but she’s what I’d aspire to if I were to go down that road. 

Btw, it’s NEVER too late to go down a road. Pops started a rock and roll outfit when he was 65! 

He’s a lesson to us all to keep fighting for your dreams. I love you, dad!
Nick Druga II

1 for the price of 2!

March 9, 2018

See that midday Dart Go Pass up there? It’s for the SAME day! 

But Nick. What would you buy TWO passes for the same day?!? 

Good question, Frederick. 

Remember when my iPhone was freaking out on me. Like last week? I couldn’t rely on it to be able to bring up my pass when I needed to show it to someone checking tickets so I bought the pass on my Samsung phone. 

Then when I was getting on the bus my Samsung phone died and wouldn’t come back. So I was forced to buy another ticket on my unreliable iPhone and just pray that A, it would let me buy the ticket and B, it would show the ticket. I got lucky and it worked. 

1 ticket for the price of 2! Lol. 

The lesson is to always carry a couple bucks so in a digital emergency you can revert back to the 20th century. 😃👍✌️🤷‍♂️
Nick Druga II

Daily blogs will continue

March 7, 2018

I've missed a few days blogging but it's only because my iphone is dying a slow death and I need to make a few more bucks before I can afford to upgrade.  It's frustrating because I have funny stories piling up.

In honor of the dog sitting ill be doing this weekend I leave you with this..

How To: Deck The Hall's With Bows Of Holly

Since we are nearing the Christmas season I think it's important to share something many people have always wanted to do but just don't know how to go about it.

So here is how to "Deck the Hall's with bows of Holly."

Step 1: Find your "Holly". 
Holly is the key ingredient in this venture because no family of Hall's can be decked without her. The art of the bow is crucial, obviously. 
Asian manservants make ideal "Holly's" as they are proficient in this art. 
Your Holly must have a bow that is respectful but also potentially dangerous. 
It is recommended that your Holly be trained as a ninja. 

Step 2: Find your "Hall's". 
This is the family you want your Holly to deck. 
Your "Hall's" don't *have* to have the last name "Hall" but some Holly's will only deck Hall's so you may have to stretch the truth with the Holly of your choosing. I once persuaded a Holly to deck Weinsteins with her bows but I'm not proud of it. For our purposes we'll assume you found Hall's.  
There can be any number of Hall's but you may use only one Holly to deck them all (see Holly ninja training in step 1.)

Step 3: Deck the Hall's. 
A properly decked family of Hall's will have a survivor count equal to zero. 
On occasion your chosen Holly may pay the ultimate price in her decking of the Hall's. Cherish the memory of her and her lethal bows. 

Remembering Amanda

March 3, 2018

It’s funny how life sometimes reminds you of people from your past on multiple occasions on the same day. 

I hadn’t thought about Amanda for some time until mom brought her up today on the phone and then two or three other things reminded me of her including this Jeopardy question. She resembles Kate Hudson in that movie. 

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “why are you watching recorded versions of Jeopardy on a Saturday night?” Idk man. But I gotta go. Let’s talk about it tomorrow. 
Nick Druga II