After having one of the most spectacular vacations of my life, it was unfortunately time to go home. I was the only American in the tour group and one of the only people taking just one week of vacation. I only get three weeks of vacation a year and often found myself throughout the trip wanting to bitch slap the Europeans talking about their next adventures to Bolivia, Argentina and beyond.
My last night in Peru a bunch of the party animals went out. As it often happens, I got wasted, stayed out way too late and only managed to sleep about an hour before my 6 AM alarm rang. I had an 8:10 flight...
Running is something I’ve been doing since high school. I was never on the track or cross country teams, but I have been running several times a week since I was a teen. My Dad and I used to go running every Sunday morning together.
At least until I discovered alcohol.
Since my great discovery (call me Chris Columbus), I’ve had a hangover every Sunday pretty much since 1995.
Wow, I’m old.
And possibly an alcoholic.
I’m the type of person who always has to have something going on, some target/goal. Whether I’m planning a trip, taking a class or trying some...
When planning an engagement party, there are several things you need to put on your checklist: Make sure the bride’s ring is sparkly and nails freshly done, display a few pictures of the engaged couple, be able to tell people some of your wedding plans and, last but not least, invite your friend with a drinking problem to an “all you can drink” three-hour party.
Before my friend’s said engagement party last summer, a bunch of us decided to have dinner at a nearby sushi BYOB. Of course, I arrived with a bottle of red in hand. The problem? No one else was drinking the red wine. The guys...
My Dad owns a speed boat, which is older than me by MANY years. And the very bright green vessel breaks down EVERY time we take it out. Literally every time. My Dad refuses to get rid of this boat though, as it was his favorite uncle’s boat. The boat is named the Green Demas and is quite famous in the family.
I’m pretty sure we’re quite famous in all of Illinois, to be honest.
I could probably write a daily blog about the Green Demas with the number of stories I have. One story involves us breaking down and my Dad forcing my brother to attempt to SWIM and PULL the boat to shore (and...