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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I love Hot Dogs, not Habs


Is anyone else out there watching the Bruins vs Habs game?
My disgust for the Canadians has been well documented in this forum, but Carey Price has literally saved the Habs season 5 times in the 3rd period... Crazy...

Also, if I see the Habs flop, or dive again like Paul Pierce I am going to lose my mind...

You must be asking yourself:
"Chris, please move to the Hot Dogs you consumed this evening!?!?"
Fine then...away we go...

Hot Dogs Consumed:  3
Buns : Shaw's Light Wheat - Half thawed, "Frozen Buns" pulled them from the freezer this AM. I toasted them for a few minutes.  Perfectly done if I say so myself.
Hot Dog:  Oscar Meyer Turkey Franks

These Hot Dogs were just as crappy as my previous "Spring, about time..." post about them.
All beef or old school mystery meat hot dog is the way to go.  Turkey should be saved for Thanksgiving, and even then I prefer ham. I only had these tonight because they were part of a Shaw's buy one get, one deal.

On the bright side... they are healthier so I will look good for my wedding Tuxedo in a few weeks!

GOLF:  I am playing golf this weekend with my college buddies for our annual NFL draft weekend.
A common question I am sure you ask yourself when reading this:
 "Chris, you write like a 4th grader... you went to college?
Yes I did.

I will be playing Friday and Saturday, check back for pictures and my scores!

Until next time!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of my readers!

I hit the driving range yesterday.
It was 40 degrees and raining sideways.

It wasn't a ton of fun, especially because my dad hit it farther than me on a few shots.
Please note: My dad took up golf last year, and he is in his 60's.

Photos will be added later of my miserable rust-off driving range experience.

As promised!

I hate rain!

The toys...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Birdies, Spread Eagles and Hot Dogs: What do I swing?

Birdies, Spread Eagles and Hot Dogs: What do I swing?: "I got an email from a reader asking: What is in my golf bag?.... So here you go... (while watching the Bruins*) *The Bruins are the only te..."

What do I swing?

I got an email from a reader asking: What is in my golf bag?.... So here you go... (while watching the Bruins*)
*The Bruins are the only team I cheer for in Boston... that and I loathe the Montreal Canadians. I think it has to do something with my childhood vacations to Wildwood Crest/Cape May, NJ and how the French Canadians would run around on the beach in speedos...  Creeped me out.  No offense to the two people in Canada who read this blog...



*Cleveland Launcher Golf Driver (9 deg) circa 2008
I can hit this anywhere between 250 to 275 yards right of where I am aiming.
I literally need a football field wide fairway to land the ball.  I can't afford to play a lot, therefore I slice.
*Cleveland Launcher 3 - Wood
Top Flight Intimidator 5- Wood


*Cleveland Launcher 3 iron hybrid

                 *Remember when George W gave everyone money during the economic downturn and he asked everyone to spend it? Well I did. On my Driver, 3-Wood and hybrid.

I swing Titleist DCI Oversized Irons.  I mean how sexy is this picture?

I swing the 4 iron through PW

These irons have been there for me through good times and bad. I have had them since I was 17 and have had them re-gripped 4 times.  I can roll out of bed after not playing for months and hit my 7 iron 160 yards straight as an arrow.  We were meant to be together.  I worked harder for these than any other thing I have ever bought, I hope to have them for a long long time.

If my apartment was on fire and I had to grab a few things, I could rank them as:
1) Yankees Memorabilia
2) Fiance Mary (aka Frozen Bun)
3) Titleist 7 iron
4) Wallet/Keys/Phone


Last year, I was part (a small part) of a team that won a golf tournament in Windham, NH.
Winners got a gift certificate, so I bought a new Titleist Vokey 56 degree wedge.  It is so much fun to swing from just inside 100 yards.  It feels like you are throwing darts.

I also carry a rusty old Titleist Vokey Wedge (58 deg) and a lob wedge which I should throw into the woods.  I use this club about once a year because all I ever do is skull the ball 30 yards over the green.  This is the year I snap it over my knee.


I putt with an old Ping Darby putter. Why?  Because it is awesome.
It is heavy, and has been reliable over the years. Why would I mess with a good thing?

I am hitting the range this weekend!
Hopefully going out soon for a rust round...

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Frozen Buns!!!

So last night was my worst nightmare...
Came home starving after the gym, and there was barely any food in the fridge.

I looked behind a grapefruit and found four hot dogs.
All beef, premium hot dogs from Oscar Meyer yum...

Things were looking up... until... NOOOOOOOO!!!!
There were no fresh buns??!?!?!  My lovely fiance decided to put them in the freezer. Such actions could possibly cancel a wedding, but she is prettier than I am so I dealt with it like any hot dog fan would.
I grilled the $hit out of the buns to thaw them.

What should I have done?
The results were mixed, some buns came out well, others tasted like cardboard.

On a happier note, I would like to take a moment and wish our loyal B,SE and HD follower Luke a happy birthday.

Until next time...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I gutted it out!

I went for a bike ride today.
It was freezing cold, but I did it.
Wore an UA top, and a fleece

Weapon of choice : Trek 1.5 Roadbike
Dragon Slayed : Minuteman Bike Trail
Weather : Windy, and 43 degrees
Trail traffic: Minimal
Top Speed : 22.6 MPH
Avg Speed : 12.6 MPH

I only did 16 miles, but it felt great to be outside, and doing something.

Prize for finishing:
This is from the checkout aisle.

Until next time...

Spring... about time...

Sorry for the delay in posting, life got busy for a few weeks.
Time to rant.

1) Why do people live in New England?
Spring is taking forever, what kind of weather is this?

What am I supposed to do today?
Too cold to go golfing at Fresh Pond, skiing is too far away and not in my budget right now, I have a road bike, but I don't have the cold weather gear...
I might go to the gym, but going to the gym and running on a treadmill like a hamster is as appealing as watching paint dry or assembling IKEA furniture...

But... I can start looking at golf gear..

Have you heard about
Amazing deals...
I highly recommend this site for balls, clubs, and shoes.
Never had problem with anything I got from there.

2) Did anyone else buy the Groupon for golf a few days back?
It was for the Sterling Golf Properties around Boston...

Check this deal out:
$30 for 18 holes at one of these four courses, and a cart.

Which one of these should I play?
Make this the new poll question? I think yes.
Will I review the course, and hot dogs in the snack shack when I am done playing? I think yes.

3) Hot Dogs.  I have been catching some heat from a loyal reader about this topic of late and my lack of reviewing them.  So here I am, how do you like me now?

I hate to admit this, but with my wedding coming up, I need to trim down a bit.
So I have been opting for Oscar Meyer Turkey Franks, and these Hebrew National All Beef 97% fat free hot dogs.

On to the ratings:

Oscar Meyer Turkey Franks: B+
Flavor - B
Hot Dog to Length Ratio - A+
Look out of the package - C
Calories per wiener = 120
Hebrew National 97% fat free: C
Flavor: D
Hot Dog to Length Ratio: B+
Look out of the package: B
Calories per wiener: 40*
*I am almost embarrassed to call myself a man after eating these, might as well have been tofu

Notes:  If you have a chance to eat these, don't.  They taste like rubber, and I had to char the hell out of them on the grill to make them remotely consumable.