wedding love

Planes Trains and a 40 Uber Ride

Let me just say this for the record. I know that when one travels stand-by you live by the sword and you also die by the sword. Let me also go on record saying that if I still lived in Memphis I would be lobbying for Kevin Kane, the Memphis Convention and Visitor Bureau President, to get a damn raise. If Kevin can get a group to come to Memphis with the overpriced bend you over without lube airfare costs then he is a hero. Seriously it costs the same to go from LGA to Memphis as it does from JFK to Heathrow Airport in London. Now that you know the back story you now understand why I would choose to fly stand-by to MEM from LGA.

Getting there is normally a breeze. Not many people are flying on the late Thursday night flight so I always guaranteed a seat. On Sunday’s the best chance to get back to LGA is the 6:30AM Delta flight since not many people want to head to New York on Sunday. Well the flight that I was to take got downgraded. Translation – My ass got bumped off the flight by 1 seat.

So there I was; working off of 3 hours sleep and I just paid 40 bucks because of a surging Uber so going back to South Main was not in the cards. I decided to head to Atlanta and try to get back to New York that way. This was because the one that I got bumped was the only flight to New York that day. Seriously, Kevin Kane deserves a huge fucking raise! What carrier has 1 flight a day on the weekend?

So I get to Atlanta, sit on standby for 3 “sorry the flight is closed but we moved you to the next flight’ flights and reach out to Pearl’s Daddy. You see, Pearl’s Daddy knows ‘a guy’ and he tells me to fly into a ‘back city’ to get home. I get on my iFoam and find that I can get to LGA from Norfolk, VA. I hedge my bets and get to Norfolk. End of story I get home some 13 hours later.

img_0436Reason Number One why I was ‘tired’ for my trip home.

img_0428Reason Number 2 why I am ‘tired’ for my trip home. Bender you have a pass.

img_04374 flights home = worth it!!!

img_0438Last message I sent to Momma. She was starting to wonder if I was going to Belize.

img_0439Hello JFK!

img_0440Love the E to the Q to get home!

All in all it wasn’t as bad as it seemed. Thankfully I got home and got to see the Monkey heads.

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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

17021903_10211601482729642_6133357989102027931_nSouth Main Residents – Past and Present

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.

Congrats to ABG and Kato!

 My apologies because this was to have been posted 2 weeks ago but a bad home wireless junction box and my travels prevented this post from being published. You probably have heard me make mention or seen posts about my exploits as a Carnie. To describe it to someone who never has experienced this type of event work it probably could said best by my old boss Jack D. “It is the best of times and it is the worst of times, all at the same time!” You learn a lot about yourself and those who you work with when you are sleep deprived, stressed to a breaking point, sunburned and in need of a shower. Sometimes you are thankful that it is raining so that “you can’t tell if those are tears streaming down your face or just rain.” 
I had ‘gone into battle’ with the above named 4 times when I was living in Memphis. It was the first year of doing a corporate sponsorship at WCBCC that we were finishing up on Saturday night when it dawned on me something was up. They wanted to stay in the park to go have a drink in a neighboring BBQ tent instead of leaving with the group and ride on the golf cart to our cars. One of the employees asked why they wanted to stay in the park considering we logged 80 hours in 5 days. I remarked “Dude you didn’t see it after being in the park for 4 nights? They are in love.” Needless to say, he didn’t think that I figured it out that quickly. I told that employee that when you put that much stress on a person you can a lot of mannerisms that normally are guarded. That and I caught them kissy facing each other in the trailer one morning.  
I have known AB and Kato for a while and I love them both to death. Sure, there were sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye on occasion but we kissed and made up, carnie love makes one do that. That and if Kato ever screws it up, I know “a guy” and one phone call is all it takes! I do kid. Congrats on your marriage and new life in Eastern TN. Don’t be a stranger and you are always welcome up here in NYC anytime you want. Kato just to let you know; you can’t drive the put-put dirt bike up here so you will have to fly up here instead.

292266_10150899893804928_305584740_nI took them into Tom Lee Park as Children and they emerged Carnies! God I am bloated!

amandaAmanda, you need to make it look pretty. If Kato and I do the display it will look like shit!

975414_10151744259864928_1108921178_nKato – “Why don’t you spray Robo with Sunscreen too?”
CBT – “Dude she is your girlfriend, and I have my ridiculous floppy hat!”

1239490_10203733925817175_3954891357311362098_nI think this was before the storms set in and a chill came over Tom Lee Park. It has to be early in the week, we were still smiling!

yepI bet you sent Trip and invite to the wedding didn’t you?

img_2461Oh and Amanda, I still have the video from WCBCC12 at Bar 595!

Love you both!

Don’t think of it as losing a neighbor, think of it as gaining Big Al!

Remember back when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans a couple of years ago? Well I remember it distinctively as Memphis got some major fall out because of it and I am not talking about rain, crime but let me tell you about my neighbor….
Nah, I can’t bust her too bad as that is like shooting ducks at the Peabody Hotel but this past weekend the neighbor married the bald guy and a good time was had by all. I am going to be nice (yeah right) and give you the PG version pictures after the first picture.

It must be love for the neighbor as they got married during death week and there were no CBT tears shed on the grave this year. Sorry King but he was with us in spirit!
Now you may be saying that Guido and Parham sure do keep a crystal clean glass cabinet door as you can’t even see the glass door!

Oh that’s right, those Damned kids broke the glass out when they were throwing the football. I hear that Guido and Steve-o chased those little B@$t@rds for blocks but they were too fast and got away.

Now that is some hair baby! BTW Nicole who do I have to sleep with to get an autographed pic?

My God is that Andy Roddick, Tara, CBT and the Groom?

It is so good to be the king!

Like I said, good to be the king!

Momma was not happy with blogging on the beach

Love those Conner’s! I promise we will see you soon in NOLA!

Good bar and a great view

I admit I may love Belize and San Pedro but they ain’t got nothing on the Red Neck Riviera!

Wedding day! Here come Flo being escorted by the oldest toe head. Don’t let his cute look deceive you, I played frogger with him and my arms are black and blue!

Here come the father of the Bride and the Bride

That is a pretty effing cool shot right there if you ask me!

One of these days I will get them back! Nah the toe heads were very well behaved and had a lot of fun at Rainbow’s expense (thanks Pat!)

Ernie and Sherry – you are so screwed! That girl is going to break hearts!

The North side is kind of lost since they don’t have their fancy hats or can’t sit on the back of a truck.

This could be the second best picture/shot that I took this weekend! Jello shots baby!

Soon her belly is going to be bigger than mine and Jason is thankful it is going to be a boy too!
We will come see you two as well!

Again, it is good to be the king!

Even Jesus made an appearance (so going to hell for that comment)

Rainbow, Shainbow and Pam

That is good stock right there!
Actually Mr Agnellini and I had a toast together that we no longer are responsible for the upkeep of 593 as it is that husband dude! Butchie good luck with that!

Now why does CBT and Tara have their arms behind them? What are they hiding the glass of punch (yeah right)

Vergona and Shainbow

Why didn’t someone take a waist up shot and let me stand on an effin box? Talk about feeling short here!

595 and 593 represent!

Older Brother Pat and Flo (again good Stock and great people)

Day after and all are up and accounted for (well except for the NJ Cougars)

The Allison’s!

Butchie – we will need to have the ‘married man’ talk when you get back, you will need to know the special ‘code’ in keeping Momma happy because if Momma ain’t happy then your arse will go sleep on Han’s couch!
TTK!

Don’t think of it as losing a neighbor, think of it as gaining Big Al!

Remember back when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans a couple of years ago? Well I remember it distinctively as Memphis got some major fall out because of it and I am not talking about rain, crime but let me tell you about my neighbor….
Nah, I can’t bust her too bad as that is like shooting ducks at the Peabody Hotel but this past weekend the neighbor married the bald guy and a good time was had by all. I am going to be nice (yeah right) and give you the PG version pictures after the first picture.

It must be love for the neighbor as they got married during death week and there were no CBT tears shed on the grave this year. Sorry King but he was with us in spirit!
Now you may be saying that Guido and Parham sure do keep a crystal clean glass cabinet door as you can’t even see the glass door!

Oh that’s right, those Damned kids broke the glass out when they were throwing the football. I hear that Guido and Steve-o chased those little B@$t@rds for blocks but they were too fast and got away.

Now that is some hair baby! BTW Nicole who do I have to sleep with to get an autographed pic?

My God is that Andy Roddick, Tara, CBT and the Groom?

It is so good to be the king!

Like I said, good to be the king!

Momma was not happy with blogging on the beach

Love those Conner’s! I promise we will see you soon in NOLA!

Good bar and a great view

I admit I may love Belize and San Pedro but they ain’t got nothing on the Red Neck Riviera!

Wedding day! Here come Flo being escorted by the oldest toe head. Don’t let his cute look deceive you, I played frogger with him and my arms are black and blue!

Here come the father of the Bride and the Bride

That is a pretty effing cool shot right there if you ask me!

One of these days I will get them back! Nah the toe heads were very well behaved and had a lot of fun at Rainbow’s expense (thanks Pat!)

Ernie and Sherry – you are so screwed! That girl is going to break hearts!

The North side is kind of lost since they don’t have their fancy hats or can’t sit on the back of a truck.

This could be the second best picture/shot that I took this weekend! Jello shots baby!

Soon her belly is going to be bigger than mine and Jason is thankful it is going to be a boy too!
We will come see you two as well!

Again, it is good to be the king!

Even Jesus made an appearance (so going to hell for that comment)

Rainbow, Shainbow and Pam

That is good stock right there!
Actually Mr Agnellini and I had a toast together that we no longer are responsible for the upkeep of 593 as it is that husband dude! Butchie good luck with that!

Now why does CBT and Tara have their arms behind them? What are they hiding the glass of punch (yeah right)

Vergona and Shainbow

Why didn’t someone take a waist up shot and let me stand on an effin box? Talk about feeling short here!

595 and 593 represent!

Older Brother Pat and Flo (again good Stock and great people)

Day after and all are up and accounted for (well except for the NJ Cougars)

The Allison’s!

Butchie – we will need to have the ‘married man’ talk when you get back, you will need to know the special ‘code’ in keeping Momma happy because if Momma ain’t happy then your arse will go sleep on Han’s couch!
TTK!