What did he just say Friday

Welcome To The Royal Palms Adult Shuffleboard

Have you ever looked at your Google Maps on your iFoam and something on the Map just jumps out at you? When we were still in Memphis and hadn’t moved up here I would scan Google Maps for hours. Hell that is how I knew there was a Cigar Inn 2 blocks away from our old residence. When we moved to Brooklyn I would do the same thing and there was this one location in Gowanus that caught my eye. Is there really a Shuffleboard bar walking distance from our apartment?

This past Friday I got home from work and Mary Louise informed me that I was responsible for finding something for us to do that evening. I really didn’t have the creative bug hitting me as I was dog ass tired and realized that I didn’t want to hit something that we had already visited. I recalled the Shuffleboard joint and informed her that we would be walking down to Gowanus Canals.

We arrive and let me tell you, from the doorman at the front door you know this place has their act together. We walk in and this place is HUGE. they have 10 full size shuffleboard courts. They have areas with fullsize Genga and Connect 4 games. 2 full bars and each night they have a food truck that shows up and pulls into the building. The décor is Florida Pink and the music. They played Leo Sayer for Christsake! This place is great. We had a couple beers and decided that this place is the place to go when it is cold as hell outside.

IMG_3509They have all kinds of old school decorations. Notice the pennants hanging on the wall. They are from all the small Florida High Schools

IMG_3510Lots of Old School Seating and yes those palm trees in the distance

IMG_3529Full Bar and lots of beers on tap

IMG_3528But of course they have a DJ spinning Old School Vinyl

IMG_3526Textured Wall covering for the bathrooms.

IMG_3521Oh look they got Flocked

IMG_3514Cue the Captain and Tennille music. Yes I bet the women will wear Kaftans.

IMG_3516I think a great team name would be “Bless Your Heart” – What say you Murphranks?

IMG_3518Food Truck backing up into the place with a roll up door is key.

IMG_3517They have props you can wear while Shuffle Boarding

IMG_3520Beer is served in Mason/Jelly Jars

IMG_3519Object is to put the Disk inside the numbed triangle. On the line equals zero points.

IMG_3512They actually have a stage for bands and such. Not sure where “the flock” goes but we shall see.

Like I said there is some cool shit out there!

Pictures from the Week

As we close out the week with yet again shitty cold weather I think back to when it wasn’t ball shrinking cold here and there were leaves on trees and such. Is it obvious that we are growing weary of Ole Man Winter? Daily I cure RAB’s name for calling Mother Nature a crack whore because this is for the birds.

IMG_2899Who ever heard of Opening Day getting Snowed Out? It has happened twice since moving up here.

IMG_2885Made a trip to Patrizia’s during Holy Week.

IMG_2886See I had my recommended daily allowance of Fruit!

IMG_2884Took the College Kids to a Burger Joint in a Hotel. I think they were impressed


IMG_2911If I had known that this joker were in town I would have met up with him for a drink. One of these days I am going to sit down with him and drink some Vodka!

IMG_2879Was able to grab a Pastrami the other day since these guys weren’t closed for Passover

IMG_2866Nobody notices that you are doing the walk of shame lady! You hold that head high with your smudged make up and your dignity wadded up in your purse.

Have a good weekend!

What did he just say Friday!

I love it, my first installment and I am a day late! Oh well better late than never!
Had a couple responses and I do appreciate it, let’s dive in shall we;

My fellow crimefighter Michelle had a good one that confuses her “not from around these parts” friend who takes translation very literally – “I am so mad I could stand on my head and spit nickles!”
Omg Sorry had a good one the other day in the office – “Busier than a one legged man in an arse kicking contest!”
Blinkatcharlene sent in an email that fits right in too – “Busier than a hooker on two for one day!”

I appreciate the responses and please feel free to fire them in! Oh and for the record it is not necessary to submit the one that has chrome and trailer hitch as I may be going to hell but I do have some standards. (Yeah right)


What did he just say Friday

A bunch of my fellow bloggers put out some really good stuff on their blogs and actually have some edumicatimal stuff or a reoccurant theme on a certain day of the week. The Junior Senator from the Show Me State RxBambi puts out a Pharmacy Friday and I now know that Nurse Jackie is just banging Eddie for the sake of banging as she doesn’t get free pills. Or wait is that a Pharmacy code that I don’t know about? Oh that should have stayed a ‘thought bubble’ because Rx Bambi is going to so smack me (if I don’t stand her up again).
The Co-Mayor of 38103 Michelle does a great job of putting out the downtown info and is actually my first choice for what is going on. We acknowledge each other on the street with a nod as we don’t want to blow each others cover as everyone knows that we both fight crime in the 38103 (well I do – One beer at a time).
And then there is the Junior Senator from the Tar Heel state Otin and he really has some good stuff but sadly I never have time to get in on his random Tuesdays or the other stuff that he does but he is a good read.
So if you are wondering where I am going with this I have decided to come up with a public service for my 15 readers in a new post every Friday named “What did he just say?” Here is how it works, have you ever heard a saying or a comment about something that really put the exclamation point on something? For example when I describe something I could use – “This recipe is very good, as I like it” or “This recipe is ‘Slap Yo Momma’ Good!” now which recipe do you think people use? I have turned into a huge Anthony Bourdain fan (hell I even have a thumb ring now!) and Tony uses a ton of these sayings;
“I would walk across a street of broken glass barefoot to eat at that restaurant” or “My Nipples are so hard I could dial a phone!” It is these saying that I am now going to provide on each Friday but I also want to hear from you (my 15 readers) to please provide me your favorite saying if you have one. Email them to Carbunkletrumpet(At)Gmail(dot com) and I will publish them for ya.
Anyway here are some of my favorite sayings that I use and believe it or not I have thrown a couple of these out there at work and I am still employed so feel free to throw them into your vernacular.

Bad Mosquitoes – “They have mosquitoes so bad they could stand flat footed and rape a Turkey!”
Hot Weather – “It is hotter than two rats effing in a wool sock today!”
Wearing something a little too snug – “That is tighter than Dick’s Hatband”
Frustration – “I am as frustrated as a blind lesbian in a tuna factory!”

You get my drift, so put your thinking caps on and send me your sayings!