CBT the Jogger

It is beginning to look a lot like Christm…….Oh Shut the Feck Up!

I see a meme that said at the stroke of midnight on Halloween that it will be Christmas. I giggled and went back to drinking my beer water and didn’t give it much thought. On marathon Sunday, I peruse the Book of Face and see that my cousin (the one who ate paint chips) isn’t a fan of celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving because her husband wanted to put up the Christmas tree just to see her freak out. Next thing you know is that Starbucks started selling their coffee in the Red Cups and naturally someone is offended. Walk around the streets of NYC this past week and the store fronts are already Christmas’d out and it was 60 degrees this past weekend. Then on Friday I made a call with one of the other sales reps and we walked by Rockefeller Plaza. They were putting up the 2015 Christmas tree, yep it is Christmas. Get over it Janna!

12219447_10205559825254383_7351552953825195812_nEveryone has “That Cousin” in your family and here is mine. Go ahead and say it “Bless your heart!”

halloween-meme-2The previously mentioned Meme

o-STARBUCKS-RED-CUPS-2015-facebookWhoever came up with the idea of putting them out this early is a genius!

IMG_9486Christmas Pop Up Shops at Bryant Park

12065571_10153899482549928_8739661743863237291_nAs seen on the day after Halloween

IMG_9489Ice Skating at Bryant Park – It was 62 degrees that day.

 

Nordstrom is saying Negative till after Turkey Day

IMG_9473Here it is folks, the tree at Rockefeller Center!

IMG_9472Christmas season or not, it is pretty fecking cool seeing this!

Seasoned Greetings!

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Marathon Prep for the TCS New York Marathon

Before we moved up here we were informed by our friend ML that we would be hosting the Marathon Party since we live on the Marathon route. A week before the marathon and I hear the doormen talking about how much of a pain in the ass it is living on the route. I was informed that once the joggers go by there is absolutely ZERO crossing the street to get to the west side of First Avenue. What does that mean to us? No Iggy’s for Sunday Funday or mass at St. Peters so I decided that I would try to drink ALL of the Bud Light in Manhattan on Marathon eve. Security is paramount during the Marathon so about 2 days prior to the race I noticed all of the trash cans went missing. Next was the mail boxes as they installed locks on the boxes. It wasn’t until the wee hours of the night that the bike rack went up and on race morning the police present was huge.

IMG_9429Yeah, Yeah, Yeah I get it that they are going to have a marathon on Sunday. At least I don’t have to go get my neighbor’s Christmas tree today.

nyc_map_1_0On Marathon Day we don’t live on First Avenue between 71st and 72nd, we live between mile 16 & 17

IMG_9435But where are we going to put the bag of poop from the Monkey Heads?

IMG_9434Kind of a pain in the ass if you have to mail a letter or mail a check

IMG_9436Bike Rack for miles

IMG_9438I asked what time the Sweep Bus would be coming by and they told me that the course closes at 7:30PM

IMG_9440Kinda cool to hear the crowd going crazy outside as they run by our building

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I am way too hungover to be going down there right now, I will go down after lunch to see the fat old white guys run by

As my friend Dick would say “Bunch of over achievers out there!”

2012 in Review, The Mayans were Wrong Biotch!


So here we are, the last day of the year and I am sure there are a bunch of “The year in review” showcases playing on the TV today. Not to be outdone I figure I may as well throw my two cents in as well. For those of you who know me personally 2012 was to be the year of the Boobies, well thanks to a certain right boob that will have to wait till 2013 but that’s ok, we got time. In no particular order here are the highlights of 2012 for Carbunkle Trumpet;

  1. Completed my first 5K and lived to tell about it.
  2. Completed my first half marathon and bitched the entire 13.1 miles. By the way my left knee still isn’t right and I suspect a trip to the Orthopod will be in order.
  3. Made a trip down South to my second home in Belize and like always, had a blast visiting with friends and family.
  4. Attended the Royal Wedding of AJ in Mexico and really enjoyed the Mexican Riviera.
  5. Got to meet The King of Rock and Roll’s daughter thanks to Sara.
  6. Got to meet my man-crush Anthony “Big Balls” Bourdain.
  7. Oh yea, we have the pitter patter of little feet at the CBT household. Not a child mind you, another dog.
 
Silly Mayans, you may be helluva builders but you can’t make a decent Calender
 
Damn East German Judge only gave me a 9.0 and they even had to temporarily close the runway (behind the fence) due to the large amount of water splashed on it.
 
How many people do you know can call Elvis Daddy? Not like that you dirty minded people.
 
That Damned Alex’s Tavern shirt saw lots of sweat over the course of the year!
 
This Photo was taken right before Allison asked Tony “Does this napkin smell like Chloroform?”
 
They entered Tom Lee Park children and emerged Carnies!
 
Me and my favorite Illegal Alien (and Katz too)
 
That isn’t a medal, that is a badge of honor I tell you!
 
And to think that they also bought a time share too!
 
I do love her cancer free arse!
 
Laugh all you want to at my time, I finished that damn thing!
 
No that isn’t a rat, that is our new addition, Maya Trumpet
 
Merry New Year from the Trumpets!
 
So what is on the horizon for the Trumpets in 2013? Well we are heading to England for English Mike’s wedding, a trip to Chicago in a couple weeks to see Josh and Adri and as for the rest of 2013, we plan on winging it!
 
 
TTK!
CBT