they and we used to say ‘Monroe County Dank‘, but now we say ‘Monroe County Thanks’. thank you Monroe County, for giving us a place to escape after a wild week of American head-shaking and denial. if there was ever a weekend to get away and disappear into a fuzz of farts and beer, then this was the one
Monroe County was one of four blue counties in the entire state of Indiana red…
but my blood bleeds blue AND red for the city seat of the county – Bloomington
ahhhhhhhhhhhh Bloomington – the home of my ‘education’ from 1995-1999, and the home of an annual weekend trip where a bunch of dudes I truly love get together and party like it’s (1995-)1999
except our bodies can’t really handle it
but who cares – cause we will ALWAYS give it the old college try!
once again – LOVE THESE FCUKING GUYS!!!
(and the ones who couldn’t make the trip this time)
and we were there to get our game on
football vs Penn State live, with an outcome leaving us half empty… like the stadium holding the event
and got to watch the bball Hoosier boys play in Hawaii at our favorite bar
onion rings him
sometimes we juss had to wing it
and sometimes we REALLY needed to wing it (our mothers and wives are so proud)
and coat our stomachs with something that looks like glue, but tastes like heaven
and occasionally, add a few ‘greens’ into our weekend diet
and then eat incredible cheesy and breaded foods from that bear with boobs!
and of course – dig in on one of America’s best non-chain hamburgers
on Veteran’s Day no less – and you can’t get more American than this…
and you can’t get more delicious than this – as we tried out a NEW place (a very rare thing to do – try something new)!
and said goodbye to some old places (who have moved to a nearby location, but this building was kinda an institution to us)
and we even branched out on more new stuff… like antiquing!
and something I’ve wanted to do since I left…
ATTEND A CLASS!!!
and especially this class – which I always got shut out of when registering for in the 90s – but better late than never…
a master class on @thebeatles by the masterful Glenn Gass. today's class – #TheWhiteAlbum, forged at a time of great unrest and upheaval, which is not unlike our modern times. if only everyone listened to #TheBeatles more these days, the world would be a much happier place #AllYouNeedIsLove #LoveIsAllYouNeed. love ❤️ to you all
learning never ends
and sometimes lines never end either…
shout out to the IU Art Museum and their awesome Vik Muniz exhibit!
what a lovely fcuking city/town/place Bloomington is
and even as the world feels like its upside down – the world still turns
and I’m thankful to be alive, and to have such amazing friendships, that were forged in such an amazing place
life is beautiful
I could go on and on, and spin some more yarns…
but methinks you’d rather wear these NFL tie-dyes than hear more
RANCH FARTS ÜBER ALLES!!!!!!!!
the trip actually began briefly with a night stay over in Chicago!
where having an Italian beef sammy at 11pm wasn’t nearly enuff to quench my burst
also had to have hot dogs covered in fries – to begin the stomach stretching the weekend required!
and on the way down south – stopped off in Gary, Indiana, and paid love and respect to the Jackson family home
and if you aren’t following us on Instagram, you may not have known that the Mrs and I were in Indiana (and Michigan) 10 days earlier!
paid respect to the Rebel
said goodbye to a Moose
and fell for the fall leaves
btw – an amazing time to be on any college campus is Halloween!!
although there were not as many slutty cats as you’d think there’d be!
looks like today’s kids are more into slutty zombies
love you so much B-town
and cheers to you MSU campus!
and even to you Michigan fans!
Big Ten = Big Friends!