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The Trumpets return to Memphis for a Wedding

Remember in the wedding scene from the Godfather where Luca Brasi is rehearsing his speech for Don Vito Corleone? Yeah that never happened this past weekend but since this wedding was the daughter of my good friend Guido, I had to throw it out there. The groom isn’t even Eye-Talian but that is ok. I am relieved to know that Dr. KD-B will never have to worry about changing a light bulb in the overhead light for the rest of her life. <inside joke>

The wedding was downtown in the South Mail district and for me to try to recap the wedding vows, the first kiss as Mr. & Mrs. B, or the father – daughter dance…..I just can’t do it justice. We have known the bride and her parents for many years. Heck Dr. KD-B was one of our first dog babysitters when she was high school. To see her graduate from High School, University, achieve her Doctorate, and now get married to a great guy is very satisfying to Mrs. Trumpet and I. We wish the bride and the groom much happiness and hey Dr. KD-B; remember Uncle Robo’s response when people ask “when are you going to have kids?”

img_0414The Father of the Bride

img_0417Guido and his sister T

img_0411Damnit, even in Memphis I can’t get away from those M’effin Bagpipes!

img_0413The Emerald Society of Memphis and The guy who lives 100 miles from me but we only see each other 1000 miles of our respective homes.

img_0416“If you know the past you can predict the future” – Where’s Pepe?

img_0418A Memphis Balanced Meal, Ribs, BBQ Nachos, Beans and a Salad (I have to be healthy you know…..)

img_0419Rule 1 for the Groom – If Momma Ain’t Happy then ain’t Nobody happy.

Rule 2 for the Groom – She may be shorter than you but she shoots better than you

Rule 3 for the Groom – Laugh each day and always kiss each other goodbye & good night.

img_0420One of the best Father Daughter Dances that I have every witnessed. Kuddos to Guido

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img_0426We wish you much happiness Dr. KD-B!

17022515_10208381408794694_283883146838028227_nThe Father of the Bride made this Steam Punk Contraption. And after hearing his advice it made perfectly sense.

img_0390Hey BD – You remember Rule 1? When Dr. KD-B starts asking at Labor Day for the Christmas Tree to be set up feel free to pop this song into your iPod. The Bride loves this song! #TrustRobo

Congratulations to K&B. We love you both and we wish you many years of happiness.

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Oh that was cold weather for you Yankees, I have had it worse.

Do me a favor, if I die from a snowplow incident, make sure someone comes along and deletes this blog post because it was apparent that I tempted fate one too many times. Anyway kudos to me as I achieved my “Southerner living in Sub Artic Temp” badge as 17 degrees with a wind that can cut you to the bone wasn’t pleasant but I survived. Sure I must give a huge shout out to Under Armor Winter Gear, all of those wool animals who died to keep my arse warm and North Face for some warm gloves. I bopped around the Garment District all day yesterday with two reps and as one of the reps whose parents live in Minnesota said to me; “This time of the year we wear sleeping bags” and was she right.

So what did a kid who only read about frigid temp in the news do to celebrate his first Yankee Milestone? Head to Madison Square Garden to watch the New York Rangers Hockey Team play the Dallas Stars! My first NHL Hockey contest game competition match, I was excited! Now I will have to come full disclosure; thanks to my employer, we were able to enjoy one of the luxury suites, closed circuit TV’s, great buffet, ice cold drinks and a in-suite bathroom. Did it bother me that the suite was larger than my apartment? Dude it Madison Square M’Effin Garden, who cares! The sporting contest (still don’t know if I call it a match or game) was great and the Rangers smoked the Stars 6 to 2, I actually learned what offside was, and that high sticking is considered bad. Just You Wait till I paint my face ala Puddy next time. “Gotta Support The Team, Let Them Know You Are Out There!”

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Got to Love the Graphics they put on the ice during intermission and Pre-Game!

IMG_0097My Ice Hockey Translator – “No CBT you don’t call the Hogs before the drop of the puck!”

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Before a Face off – “Pick up your bottom Jaws you hockey followers”

IMG_0098I couldn’t name one player but there is always next time

IMG_01026-2 is good right? You said this was a low scoring game…

IMG_0104Everybody gets laid!

Wait till I take Mrs. Trumpet to one of these games, she will love it!

 

 

 

What’s the name of the butter again?

Remember that post a while back when I said that this blog isn’t a food Blog when we dined at that French seafood joint? Well we did it again! No we didn’t dine at Le Bernardin, we went big balls and dined at Per Se. We were invited to dine with a group  of friends who had a standing reservation the last Saturday before Christmas and this year were celebrating their 8th year of doing so. For those of you scratching your head wondering what is Per Se, it is the top, it is the summit, it another 3 star Michelin rated restaurant owned by Thomas Keller. Keller owns a another famous joint over on the left coast called French Laundry, you may have heard about it. Still got nothing? Let me put it into words you can understand, after dining there last night, if the grim reaper, no not the skydiving guy from California, the actual angel of death were to come up and tap me on the shoulder, I am ok with that.

My fellow foodie who dresses up her cat told me that I had to be better in describing the dishes and I plan on scanning the menu and wine paring and sending to her but for me to describe the 11 courses we at last night? Forget about it! This place is insane for foodie fans, I mean they name the freaking butter! The butter is churned specifically for Per Se on a farm outside of New York and they have names for the cows for Christ sake!  Seriously, Per Se is one of the top 5 restaurants in the world and I am very appreciate of Mr. 3 First Names and his Lady Barrister friend for the invitation.

IMG_9972I am sure she is cussing me and putting on a different outfit for her cat right now.

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Good Looking Group! We had a blast!

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You got to love a joint that has their own Duck Press!

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Sober as New Orleans’s Supreme Court Judges

 

They say that one can measure your wealth by the number of great friends you have. Mrs. Trumpet and I are some rich SOB’s!

Thanks to DS, JAM and Tim for the invite and we hope to make the cut next year!

Pictures of the Week

This is not only from NYC, we made a field trip over to the Garden State too.

Umbrella Decorum

We have had some annoying rain here in NYC for the past couple of days. You know the rain that I am talking about, it isn’t hard enough to mess with getting out the umbrella but when you get to your destination your clothes are  moist. (KC & LG, I had to go there, HAPPY FRIDAY) I have found out there are some umbrella rules that you better follow or prepared to get screamed at by an old lady;

  1. The umbrella that you use on the streets of Manhattan better be one of those smaller models and not for use on a golf course.
  2. When walking in traffic please exercise courtesy and tip your umbrella away from each other as to not poke people who are dumb enough not to use one.
  3. Those cheap models that they sell at the newspaper stands, they won’t withstand the breeze from a fart.
  4. On a 40MPH high wind and rainy day (like we had yesterday) be prepared to purchase a couple of umbrellas that day because you will have a blow out.

Unlike the University of Arkansas, it is strictly taboo to use one of those Golf Umbrellas in midtown, downtown or in the tourist districts. Seriously, tourists get yelled at for pulling this faux pas. Don’t be that guy…..

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Here is the one that I am using as of Friday, November 20th. I give it the Over/Under of 2 more rainstorms before she ends in the trash.

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As you can see it covers my head but with the rain we had yesterday, from my waist down was wet.

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Here is the umbrella that Mrs. Trumpet uses, she is fancy like that.

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This is an example of what NOT to use when in Midtown but here on the safe streets of the UES it is allowed. Especially when you are walking the Monkey Heads in a rainstorm.

IMG_9592My old Fraternity Brothers will get a kick out of this. Yes this umbrella by the grace of GOD has stayed with me since my days of being on the hill. I figured this would have been left at My Pleasure Bar and Grill one night during a “study session”

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Many Dead Soldiers here along 7th near 40th

Stay dry folks and have a good weekend.

 

 

 

 

“Well that doesn’t feel natural” #twss

To get to my new job selling Tour Bus tours to the Tourists I have to take 2 Subway lines to get to Times Square. The office is on 7th Avenue so I have to exit the subway at Seventh avenue & W40th or walk through the throngs of tourists in Times Square. There are roughly 15 different subway entrances/exits for Times Square because that sucker is a vast maze of tunnels and steps. I have been making this trip now 9 times and still haven’t gotten it right. One trip last Friday when it was Africa hot I ended up at 8th & 42nd so you can understand my frustration and need for Gold Bond. On this day we had one of those annoying cold NYC rains so I wanted to get this right.

Well I nailed it, turned at the right post, took the correct stairwell by the elevator and exited at 40th & Seventh. I was pumped! I exit the subway and make the 1 block trip to the office and let me tell you folks things were going good for Carbunkle Trumpet. Then it went to shit……I am walking along and feel something unnatural on my right foot like I was dragging toilet paper so I glance down. My freshly repaired $150.00 Bostonian lace ups had a blow out from the sole to the shoe. I keep walking along and naturally it falls off, so I throw the sole in the trash and limp into the office. After some select curse words I find a shoe store a couple blocks South of the office and limp there now, with a wet sock.

Guess that will teach me to claim a victory against the NY Subway system.

  “Hey Gloria, I need to be late to my 10AM meeting. Also can you direct me to the nearest Men’s dress shoe store?”

 Closest store that was open at 9AM was Sketchers. I was desperate as my sock was literally poking through the bottom of the shoe.

 Not my first choice but I got them and thank God they have good arch support for my walking. The sales rep did laugh when I told her I didn’t need the box and could she dispose of my old shoes.

I hope you had a good laugh and thank goodness I didn’t have a fart that failed me!