tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:/posts > 140 Characters (aka NickSilly's blog) 2020-08-08T18:02:04Z Nick Druga tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1582158 2020-08-08T18:02:04Z 2020-08-08T18:02:04Z August thoughts and musings (a rare blog post)
August 8th, 2020

The last time I blogged was February BEFORE the "China Virus" (as the president likes to call it.) Makes me chuckle every time he calls it that. He's a guy that likes to place blame. Taking blame, however? Well, that's a different story.

Anyway. Enough about the leader of the free world. This is MY space. Let's talk about ME! 

.....

hmm...

Now I forgot what it was I was gonna say about myself. I blame Trump. lol. He won't take the blame for THAT either.

Okay, wait, I thought of something..

Did you know I'm the absolute worst catch a woman could ever ask for? 

This realization came to me recently when I was dumped by a woman whose ex-husband beat and almost killed her. He actually went to prison for it. But even with that in her past, she decided I wasn't good enough for her.

So apparently I'm less desirable than a man who went to prison for attempting to murder his own wife (with whom he had two children which makes it even more atrocious.)

Now obviously this woman has deep-seeded emotional issues and an extremely cold heart as a result of her abusive past, which started with parents who abandoned her at an early age, but I actually thought maybe I could break through all that and show her a person that truly cares about her and her children. Not so much.

After two years of trying to warm her cold heart and thinking I was doing pretty well, she found another man who she decided was better for the job. It was VERY disappointing to say the least because I fell in love with her AND her two boys. I gave her space while she cared for her ailing father in his last days, but after he died I thought we could finally forge a future together. She never led me to believe this wasn't something she didn't want either. Until it wasn't.

It turns out the storybook ending of turning a woman incapable of loving and trusting anyone into one who can love and trust people was all a fantasy and too good to be true. 

Or was it?

You know, now that I get that all down on a page, I just had an epiphany. I'm wondering if I didn't accomplish something after all?

It's clear I'm not going to be the man for her. But maybe she doesn't even try to find another man if I don't come along to show her that men like me exist. Men that care. Even better men. Because believe me, I'm not perfect. I have vices as evidenced by her telling me to get my shit together at the end when I was more than a little sad about her decision.

As a mature adult (albeit with no shit together) and because I really have no other choice, I will take the high road and pray she lives happily ever after with her new beau. It's easier to do this knowing that maybe I actually did warm her cold heart at least enough for her to place trust in someone else. That's not a complete waste, right? Plus it's a good way of justifying that I didn't waste two years of my life.

Good talk, Rusty.

Have a great rest of 2020 and I hope you don't die from the "China Virus". Chuckle.
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1510164 2020-02-16T16:55:33Z 2020-02-16T16:55:34Z Men of God (A Sunday story)
Sunday, February 16, 2020

Last Friday night dad (Aka Johnny Diamond) had a gig at a baptist church where I performed my usual roadie duties for the band. I’m not much for church but I really enjoyed Pastor Donny, who led the proceedings. 

Mom also came along and joked that even though I don’t attend church much I was getting a service in this week.

It was a joke but it turned out to be true at the very end as we were packing up and I had a cool conversation with Pastor Donny. 

I overheard him taking to some band members about one of the church-goers who was at the gig and just retired from being CEO of a mult-billion dollar international conglomerate. 

So when I saw him coming I jokingly said “You mean to tell me that these CEO’s of huge companies are men of God?”

He said “How do you think they got there?”

I said “Well, I just think they must struggle because of the hard decisions they constantly have to make. They must have to do a lot of praying.”

He said “It’s not about having to do something you don’t want to do, it’s about HOW you go about doing it. If you have to fire someone you can tell them to get their ass out, we don’t need you anymore or you can tell them that they’ve done a great job and we’ve just decided to go in a different direction.”

Cool insight from a cool pastor. And with that...

Here ends the lesson. Glory be to God. Amen.
🙏 

Have a great week! ✌️ 

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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1506191 2020-02-04T07:59:58Z 2020-02-04T07:59:58Z BAN III
February 4th, 2020

Who’s excited about my Book About Nothing 3? 

Well stop being excited because there’s zero chance I’m writing that.

The reason is because of the success of the first two books about nothing. 

In this case the third time is definitely NOT the charm. 

What I may decide to work on is a book about something, though. I feel like a book about something may be better received than books about nothing. 

But what something? 

A book about how to lose money in Vegas? I’m not sure anyone would be interested in reading that. 

A book about how to babysit drunks? Again, I’m not sure that’s a bestseller but at least there might be a few people interested. 

A book about how to skate along in life without having to ever really be responsible for anything or anyone? Now THAT’S a bestseller. 

Which leads me to a quandary. How do I even START a book that teaches you how to never be responsible if it requires me to be responsible enough to finish a book. It’s a catch-22. 

What I need is a collaborator. Along with this other person we will write a book that may be entirely different than the books I’m thinking about but will at least be about something. Maybe even something people want to read. 

Now that would be pretty cool. 
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1458900 2019-09-24T10:59:10Z 2019-09-24T10:59:10Z Morning people
Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2019 - 5:00 am

Are you a morning person? I became a morning person later in life. But I’m also still a night person. I’m an “anytime” person I guess. I dig the morning but when the morning goes away I’m not too sad about it. When the morning goes away it’s time for the day. 

The day has its merits. 

The day is not my favorite because of people. Homo sapiens are generally as active as they get during the day. So that means you’re probably gonna have to deal with them if you’re also a person. There are very few people I like to deal with. This is a quandary when you’re a person, but...

I always make it through the day dealing with other humans until the night eventually comes. 

Nights are fun. Shit goes down at night. Nights are so fun I don’t usually want them to end. But they always do. You know what they turn into? The morning. 

If you haven’t been to sleep when the night turns into the morning you might be in for a rough day. On the other hand, you can just sleep during the day and avoid all the people. I do that occasionally. 

As I write this blog post it’s morning. VERY early in the morning. But even as early as it is I know more than one girl who’s already up and doing her thing. These are my favorite chicks. What’s her name that owns Bonnie Ruth’s is probably up. Oh man. Now that’s a boss babe right there. You would think if I like her so much I could remember her name but you give me too much credit. She’s hella sweet, though. She was one of those “love at first site” girls. Like Stacy. Amanda. Zina. Amy. Jill. Bo Derek. Lol. I “love” a lotta girls. 

But I digress. So while I’m digressing allow me to digress further into Emily. 

Emily is probably up. Ima go Snapchat her. She won’t respond right away and maybe not at all and that’s why I love her so much. Emily Elizabeth. Is that a great name or what? I love it became I can call her Em, Liz, Beth, Lizzy, Mil... they all fit her because she’s a gorgeous mix and not a mix at all.  

Have a great morning, day and night! Peace ✌️ 


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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1370253 2019-02-04T11:50:23Z 2019-02-04T11:50:23Z Disney Super Bowl Commercial
These always make me so happy. 😄🧚‍♂️🕍
#kidatheart
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1320978 2018-09-12T11:50:40Z 2018-09-12T11:50:40Z Blog post test, test post blog, post blog test, post test blog, blog test post, test blog post
This is a test of the emergency blog post system. This is only a test. In the event of a real emergency, you would have been asked to take down your pants.

My name, web site, and phone number won't be on this post like it is on a lot of blog posts because I'm writing this one from my laptop, where it's easier to see my "email signature" (and delete it) than it is when I'm writing from my phone, which is where I do most of my blog posting.

Sorry I wasted your precious time again, but I just needed to make sure my blog host is doing it's job where auto-posting from social media accounts is concerned. Have a great day!
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1320974 2018-09-12T11:29:45Z 2018-09-12T11:29:45Z Ben Franklin Quote Analysis
Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018

Benjamin Franklin gets credit for the quote “If you fail to plan, then you’re planning to fail.” 

Cute word play but it’s really a dumb statement if you think about it because who “plans to fail”?

It’s entirely more accurate to say “If you fail to plan, then your lack of planning may complicate your life a little more than if you had allocated some time to plan out what you were gonna do beforehand.”

This, however, is not very quotable. 

So instead we say “you’re planning to fail.”  I’m not sure why anyone would specifically plan to fail but I AM sure that said failure is probably not the direct result of not planning. 

“Bad” planning, maybe. 

Like if you make a plan to ride out a hurricane, for example, then you are definitely “planning to fail.” But this terrible plan is not a “failure to plan.” It’s just a questionable plan. 

Today I’m planning on moving a web site from one server to another. A solid plan considering the current server where the web site resides is older than dirt. 

This plan could go south on me if I don’t execute it properly so this is a case where I’m NOT failing to plan but I STILL have the potential to fail. I probably won’t because I’m good at my job but there you go. 

My hope is that any and all plans YOU make today and in the future work out swimmingly. But if you “fail to plan” just don’t “plan to fail”. Because that’s just dumb. Lol. 

Have a great day, Benjamin Franklin!

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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1297263 2018-06-26T10:01:48Z 2018-06-26T10:01:48Z Battling insomnia or maybe not.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

4:25 am

Good morning! I’m suffering from a bit of insomnia. So I figured I’d write through it. Plus I haven’t written a blog entry in a minute so I may as well get my 5 bucks worth this month. 

By my 5 bucks worth I mean this blog costs me $5/month to maintain. It’s a ridiculously small price to pay for what you get and if I were a consistent blogger it would be well worth it but I’m not. 

I could say that I deliver quality over quantity but that’s not really true either, is it? Ha ha. I’m being hard on myself but it’s okay. Nobody is all that hard on me other than me. 

So far this particular blog post has a quality quotient of zero. But it doesn’t matter because as I wrote earlier, I’m just doing this to work through this insomnia. 

Actually, I wouldn’t even call being awake right now when 95 percent of America is asleep insomnia, it’s just going to bed relatively early, then being rudely awoken. I got a good amount of sleep before that happened. 

So it’s not like I couldn’t go to sleep when I wanted to go to sleep, which I think 🤔 is the true definition of insomnia. I just can’t go *back^ to sleep. 

So then why can’t I go back to sleep? You wanna explore that? No? Neither do I. 

Let’s change the subject to food because I love food. My friend Jenna jokes that I will eat anything anyone puts in front of me and while that’s not entirely true, it’s becoming more and more so the older I get it seems. 

Last night I cooked for the first time in a while and I have Emily to thank for that. Emily is inspiring me to do many things I haven’t done in some time but really enjoy. It’s funny how some people have an innate way of reminding you of little things you love in life without even knowing they’re doing that. Emily probably has no idea how positively she’s affected my life in the short time I’ve known her but she has. I was a happy pretty content dude *before* she came along but now it’s even moreso. 

I could go on for days about Emily but she’s already embarrassed by that last paragraph so I’ll move on. (By the way, I have no idea how Emily really feels about that last paragraph and that’s part of why she intrigues me so.)

Anyway I got off on girl tangents when I was gonna talk about food. I guess it’s pretty easy to see what’s on my mind most of the time. Women and food. 

You’re like “would you just tell us what you cooked already?!?” Okay okay! I cooked “Zesty Taco Tilapia.” Which would be WAY impressive if I started with just plain tilapia and “zesty taco’d” it up myself but I didn’t. I bought the tilapia already seasoned. Haha. Yes, I cheated but I STILL had to put it in the oven on broil for 4-6 minutes. And truth be told it came out “blackened”, let’s say, but it was STILL damn delicious! And for $4 and some change a GREAT deal too!

Now that I’ve dipped my feet in the cooking pool again I’m actually excited about cooking something else tonight. I may even make a salad to go with it this time! 

Ah oh. Now I’m getting hungry again which does not surprise Jenna in the least. 

Have a great week and don’t starve!

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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1271149 2018-04-10T20:45:53Z 2018-04-10T20:50:38Z Probation Story - Episode 3: The waiting is the hardest part.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Catch up below:
Prelude
Ep. 1: What had happened was...
Ep. 2: Pops bails me out. 

So I’m out on bail and have to go see the bail bondsman who’s going to let me know what happens next. 

He informs me that the Denton crime lab (where they test to make sure what I had on me was actually an illegal narcotic) is HELLA backed up and I probably won’t have to go to court for at least 6 months. In the meantime I have to check in with them on a weekly basis since they have a vested interest in me showing up to court when that day comes. 

They tell me I have to call in every Tuesday or use this app I can download to electronically check in. I liked the idea of using an app because I’m a geek. So I downloaded it and it worked exactly zero times. I tried using it 4 or 5 weeks and finally gave up on it ever working. What it DID do was save my court dates so at least it was useful for that when I finally got a court date. 

While I was waiting for what turned out to be almost 7 months I was nervous the WHOLE time wondering what was going to happen. The minimum penalty for possession of less than a gram of a type A narcotic is 6 months in jail! Was I gonna have to go to jail?!? 

I was worried so I did some EXTENSIVE research (which wasn’t easy) and FINALLY found somewhere on the web that there was a law enacted some time ago in Texas that says all first-time drug offenders HAVE to get probation. Aka NO jail time. Hooray!! Btw, it’s so jails aren’t overcrowded which makes sense. So that came as a bit of a relief. I didn’t want to be somebody’s bitch in the slammer, man!

So along comes my first court date. Tune in to episode 4 where we see how Nick does in court. 
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1267464 2018-03-31T22:03:52Z 2018-03-31T22:06:17Z Probation Story - Episode 2: Pops bails me out.
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Catch up below:
Prelude
Episode 1: What had happened was...

Bail is normally $5,000 for possession of cocaine but the traveling judge was a little lenient due to the circumstances, which she decided were not that bad, and set it at $3500. 

To get out I had to call a bail bondsman and pay him 10% or $350. I called him and then I called dad to come get me. 

I don’t have the MOST understanding father in the world but I don’t have the least understanding one either. 

When he got to the jail he said “Son, you had COCAINE on you?!?” kinda flabbergasted. I was like “sorry, dad, it’s not the end of the world.” 

After they let me out of the hoosegow I took an Uber to my friend Katie’s 8-year old child’s birthday. Many at the party were quite amused that I spent the previous night in jail. One girl even said that in 8 years in the Navy she had never heard a crazier story. Lol. 

Katie herself was probably the LEAST amused by the whole thing because my father called her earlier in the day asking if SHE was the one that furnished me the drugs. She could NOT have been more innocent. Needless to say I apologized for my father’s inappropriate accusations and explained that he was just disappointed in me and wanted someone to blame. 

I could tell dad who’s to blame but that’s more dangerous than serving jail time so nobody will EVER know that. Besides the fact that the D.E.A. is not interested in the small-timer I got my coke from. Hell, they’re not even interested in whoever he or she got it from. You have to know names of people high up the chain to raise their eyebrows and my measly 20-sack is interesting to no one. Except me that night when I was three sheets to the wind. Lol. 

Stay tuned for Episode 3 where we see how long it takes before I have to face the judge. 



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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1266600 2018-03-29T19:34:06Z 2018-03-30T05:09:47Z Probation story, Episode 1: What had happened was...
Thursday, March 28, 2018

Read the Probation Story Prelude to get caught up....

... are you caught up?... okay, so here's what had happened...

My friend Katie invited me to a happy hour at a place called Rock & Brews on a Friday in late February, 2017. I was staying at my sister’s house in Plano at the time which is close to that restaurant so I thought it would be good times to meet Katie and her group over there. 

Earlier that week I scored some blow downtown. I did most of it when I got it but still had about half a small bag left. I started to leave it at my apartment downtown but I didn’t. I buried it in my wallet and forgot about it. 

As you can see from the top tab above I had a few drinks at happy hour. But then as quick as it began it was over. As the group started to disperse, I had a good buzz going and wasn't ready to go home just yet. Katie offered to take me back to her place at that time, which hindsight being 20/20 would have been a GREAT idea. But I liked the vibe at Rock & Brews and decided I'd rather stay there a while longer.

I went outside to get some air and noticed a Mi Cocina across the street. I thought to myself "Oh, man, a Mambo Taxi sounds perfect right about now!"  So I went across the street and had a few more drinks. It was the few more at Mi Cocina that did me in. If you’ve ever had a Mambo Taxi from Mi Cocina you know they’re VERY strong. They call it a Mambo Taxi because you have to call a taxi after you have one. I had 2 Mambo Taxis, four beers AND a shot. And that was AFTER drinking at Rock & Brews. Needless to say, I was hammered. 

But I didn’t stop there. I stumbled back over to Rock & Brews where I started and watched a band play for a while. And that's when I remembered I had coke in my wallet. So I went to the bathroom and did a little bump thinking it would help me off my drunk a little. It didn’t. I was too far gone on tequila.

Finally it was nearing closing time so I went outside to get an Uber home but I was so drunk I apparently climbed in the passengers side of some random guy’s truck. I have zero memory of this. The guy called 911 not because I got in his truck, but because he was afraid for my safety. Hell, I can’t blame him. 

The cops came and long story short, I got to spend a night at the greybar hotel on an initial public intoxication charge. By the by, the Colony has a nice jail if you have to go. 

When we got to jail they told me I need to tell them if I have anything on me because if I take it into the jail the penalty is worse. So I fessed up and told the officer I had drugs in my wallet. 

And bing, bang, bong, I’m a felon. 

Tune in again next time when Nick calls his dad to bail him out. 

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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1266196 2018-03-28T16:51:59Z 2018-03-28T16:51:59Z Did you know I’m a felon? My probation story - PRELUDE.
Wednesday, March 29, 2018

On March 9th I began serving 2 years probation for being caught with a small amount of the big drug (aka Cocaine) on my person in February, 2017. The charge was possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. In Texas it’s a State Jail Felony with a minimum 6 months in jail and a max $5000 fine. The judge gave me deferred adjudication with 2 years probation and A $500 fine. 

So if I’m good for 2 years I can have this removed from my record and I’ll no longer be a felon. But you and I both know I’m still bad. Haha. 

I haven’t done an excessive amount of blow in my life and I hesitate to put it out there that I’ve ever done it at all but it’s a matter of public record and the whole process makes for an interesting story so I wanted to share. 

Also if you google to try to find out ahead of time what you’re in for in terms of court processes, probation, jail time, etc. for this particular crime there are VERY few people writing about it. 

I don’t blame them because we all have reputations we want to maintain but I’m 52 years old in May. My rep isn’t going anywhere north of south and I work for myself so sharing my probation story isn’t going to hurt me I figure. It may give a woman or two pause to date me but once again, I’m 52 years old. To say I’m not aggressively hunting a spouse is an understatement. 

So now that I’ve got you intrigued, I’ll do like they used to do TV shows and say “To be continued...” because one of the things that’s fun about my blog is that you don’t have to spend too much time reading every post. 

Tune in tomorrow for Episode 1 of “NickSilly’s Probation Story”. 

✌️ and ❤️ 
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1265629 2018-03-27T00:54:22Z 2018-03-27T00:54:23Z El Fenix is 100! 🌮 🌯 🌶
I was driving by the downtown Dallas eye sore that’s El Fenix restaurant this morning and noticed it said “EST. 1918”. 

I’m not good at math but that’s 100 years! Nice! I did some further research (mainly just to see if I could get free and/or cheap food for their birthday) and discovered that the dude that founded El Fenix was also the dude that invented Tex-Mex. Arriba!

Happy 100th to El Fenix and Tex-Mex! I’m sure I’ll enjoy you both many more times before I kick it. 

Viva Enchiladas y Chimichangas!
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1265283 2018-03-26T04:10:11Z 2018-03-26T04:10:12Z Fezzik was tough!
Sunday, March 25, 2018

I love the Words With Friends 2 game theme series they have now where you work your way through themed computer opponents. 

Right now it’s “The Princess Bride” theme. I beat The Dread Pirate Roberts, Valerie, Vizzini, Miracle Max, Count Rugen, and Inigo Montoya all in a row until Fezzik finally got me. 

Took 3 times but I finally beat him using the words “sex” and “hoed”. Lol. 🤗

“Hello! My name is Nico Montoya. You kill my mojo. Prepare to die.”


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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1263741 2018-03-21T03:06:03Z 2018-03-21T03:06:03Z Share a Coke with the good doctors! 👨‍🔧
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

I had some fun with Coke's online customization app today. Lolz. 

If I were a rich dude with a big house I’d customize a hundred bottles and make a funny display out of them as part of my awesome “Coke” wing.

Hey, remind me to do that later, thanks. ✌️
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1263248 2018-03-19T20:31:55Z 2018-03-19T20:31:56Z 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!!!
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1261558 2018-03-15T02:57:35Z 2018-03-15T02:57:36Z 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. 

#GoFrogs



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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1261145 2018-03-14T03:20:39Z 2018-03-14T03:20:40Z 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. 
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1260190 2018-03-12T12:53:56Z 2018-03-12T12:53:56Z 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!
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1259682 2018-03-11T05:38:45Z 2018-03-11T05:38:45Z 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!
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1258980 2018-03-09T16:59:03Z 2018-03-09T16:59:04Z 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. 😃👍✌️🤷‍♂️
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1258386 2018-03-08T05:49:33Z 2018-03-08T13:42:47Z 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..

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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1257070 2018-03-05T07:57:39Z 2018-03-05T07:57:39Z 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. 
 
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1256614 2018-03-04T04:11:22Z 2018-03-04T04:11:23Z 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. 
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1254562 2018-03-01T05:25:12Z 2018-03-01T05:25:13Z Another wet Wednesday
February 28, 2018

Peter Cottontail doesn’t give two carrot sticks about the wet Dallas weather lately because he gets to hang out in the dry aisles of Kroger all day. 

I asked him how his February went and he said “Beware the Ides of March!” He’s a strange rabbit. I think watching people shop for groceries all day is messing with his head. 

In any case, I’m advising everyone NOT to shop at the Citiplace Kroger on the Ides of March. 

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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1254091 2018-02-28T03:24:49Z 2018-02-28T03:24:51Z Tricky Tuesday
February 27, 2018

I’ve been doing some good work lately. It’s easy to tell by this selfie. I look like a hard-working professional. 

Remember the other day when I said what you can’t see in the pic that day was the fact that I’m not wearing pants? Well guess who’s pantless again? 😂🙌

Actually I do have pants on at the moment, but not for long. I’m about ready to go to bed kinda early because I’ve had my butter pecan banana shake and what else do I want?!?

Goodnight Jules!

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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1253568 2018-02-27T04:00:58Z 2018-02-27T04:00:59Z Cheap gas ⛽️ Monday
February 26, 2018

I rent cars over the weekend a lot and when I have to turn em in I LOVE getting the cheap E15 gas. If you have a car made after 2000 you can use it too. Nice!
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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1252948 2018-02-25T23:52:02Z 2018-02-25T23:52:02Z Sunday smiles
February 25, 2018

Yesterday was the first day since I started blogging on a daily basis that I missed a day. Sorry about that. I really have no excuse because it was a Saturday and it wasn’t like I was ridic busy or anything. 

1967 Nick up there NEVER missed a day when it came to pooping. 😂💩 I like to think he made his mommy smile a lot regardless of his uncontrollable bowels, though. 

It looks like I was a little chunky back then. So 2018 Nick has that in common with 1967 Nick. Lol. 

My iPhone has touchC disease. 😞 I have to upgrade now but I’ve been needing to do that anyway.

See ya tomorrow. 


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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1252148 2018-02-24T04:49:41Z 2018-02-24T04:49:41Z Happy Patrick Day! The 5-0 club!
February 23, 2018

This post is not gonna have much to do with Patrick competing in the Olympics but it WILL have to do with him turning 50!  

Happy Birthday my friend!

You’re a gold medal 🥇 winner in skinny dipping, martini drinking and staring at lava lamps while sipping martinis naked. To THIS day I don’t know how you beat me in that last event but I couldn’t have lost to a more gracious (and naked) opponent. 

As a human who has been 50 for over a year I can tell you it’s all it’s cracked up to be!! Lol. I like that assessment because it says nothing. 

Have a GREAT birthday weekend! I love you in the gayest of ways!!!


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tag:blog.nicksilly.com,2013:Post/1251693 2018-02-23T07:37:48Z 2018-02-23T07:43:12Z Pee can Torte!
February 22,  2018

This post is gonna have everything to do with the 3 bags of my favorite coffee my good friend Lee gave me. 

He turned me onto the stuff a couple years ago and I was sad when I ran out. 

But my sadness didn’t last long because when I paid him a visit today he hooked me up! 

Thanks again, my friend! #coffeeislife
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