New Years Eve

Merry New Year – Beef Jerky Time!

Hope that you had a great New Years Eve and New Years Day. I am currently enjoying poor health (not from alcohol you jackasses) because 300 gallons of snot is being produced in my head so my throat and nose have been on overdrive today. The joys of living here in the North.

Anyway I am going to try to catch up with this post so my next post (probably towards the end of the week) will be current. With that here are some pics on my iFoam.

IMG_2443Son, I don’t care if you are from the Fucking North Pole, it is winter here in New York City and the floors are NASTY. Put some fucking shoes on! Oh and this is the same guy who pulled my (still in the dryer and on the cool down cycle) laundry out and put it in a basket. He may be missing some clothes…..

IMG_2432Our WiFi name is “Penny Get Your Own Wifi” from Big Bang Theory. I am glad to know that there are some Seinfeld fans out there still!

IMG_2455Shout out to my favorite Hoosier Work Wife!

IMG_4077So glad these two knuckleheads came into town and I was able to meet up with them for a drink. I need to get out to Colorado for a trip.

IMG_7873Let this be a lesson to you iFoam people. If you have your ‘airdrop’ app thing on then people can put pics on your foam. Thankfully it wasn’t a hammer pic like I understand is the all the rage on the subways but some girls who were at the next table to us. They were cute and had a blast.

IMG_2486W46th Street between 8th and 7th Ave. Or as I told my father – the closest that I wanted to get to the silliness of Times Square.

IMG_2483Looks like I will never have to cook another meal while living in New York City. *unless we go visit Lightbulbs parents and I have to smoke meat* Momma got her an InstaPot. The problem is that I am not a big fan of yogurt.

IMG_2509Zsquared on New Years Eve #theyweresober

IMG_2510The Trumpets on New Years Eve #wewerenot

Hope you had a good laugh and had a great New Years Eve.

As a friend of mine said there are 365 days in a year so we have 365 chances. Go Make A Fucking Difference! If 2017 wasn’t your year then change your circumstances. Don’t bitch!




So You Going To Times Square?

I would rather masturbate with a cheese grater. Let that soak in folks. 

As I stated in the previous blog that we rang in 2016 with friends from Brooklyn we decided to do it again. We called up Murphranks and since Kanye had his nervous breakdown and wasn’t going to play the Barclay’s Center we decided to have dinner and then drinks out. Earlier in the week when I was talking about New Years Eve Parties with a coworker we did speak about what we were going to do. I told her that we planned on having dinner in an East Village restaurant and then we would go from there.

L’Apicio was the joint that the Murphranks and us dined at and it was a good time. We ate all kinds of fancy food but considering we just paid off the balance to “Homeless Tim” for our Per Se dinner we didn’t go all out and even picked up a Groupon. Afterwards we decided to visit a dive bar that wasn’t far from L’Apicio. You recall when we went to Milanos Dive Bar for some Bud Lights back in the summer. It was in our cross hairs and made our way there. We make our way to the back and naturally Mr. 3 First Names and I start pounding beer like it is was our job. We meet the owner of the joint who probably got beat up a lot as a child because of his first name. It was a good time and we rang in the New Year in high fashion.

img_0129That is Constantine on the right. ‘Stan’ owns the joint and is a nice fellow. He wanted to grab a pic with us.

img_0123Our last visit we didn’t notice the old ass Church lights above the bar. No Dickhead in the hat, I am not taking your picture. Pipe down, I know you are crushed you didn’t get to ‘hear’ Moriah sing.

img_0122I think they changed the lights since the last time we visited this joint.

Merry New Year!


2015 > 2016 The Year in Review

New Year’s Eve and Day or as I like to think of them; hangovers, amateurs with vomit on their shoes and packed gyms at least till mid-February.  A time to reflect, a time to remember, and a time for some spoiled little shits who overshare on every social media outlet saying how bad 2015 was because they weren’t gifted with an accomplishment that they didn’t deserve. Ok, enough deep thoughts with Carbunkle Trumpet, let’s get onto the meat and potatoes of my traditional posts.

2015 was a great year both personally and professionally for the Trumpets. Sure, you are saying that the move to NYC was huge and a big part but we still had some great stuff happen this past year. Let’s roll back and try to recap some stuff that happened to us and to some friends of ours. *if I missed something I do apologize, I wrote this list on the subway the other day*

The Good from 2015

  • Decided that I would ‘work smarter, not harder’ and restructured some of my more demanding clients and had a very successful MIM with a new client.
  • Mrs. Trumpet must have called off her 4 year affair with her Anesthesiologist because she didn’t have any surgeries in 2015 and we didn’t meet any medical insurance deductibles.  #screwyoucancer
  • The move to NYC for Mrs. Trumpet’s position as head bed pan washer
  • CBT acquired a great job with a great company here in NYC and am looking forward to a very successful 2016
  • Aunt Terry received his college degree and we are very proud of him for doing so
  • CBT’s little sister finally decided to quit living in sin and got hitched
  • 2nd place in Gravy for Italian Festival
  • Became a Godfather (no not the movie kind) to a friend of ours child. This is kind of scary as if something ever happens to JK or SM then ole CBT is up to bat. I do kid and am honored to do the gig.
  • Got to see the Pope, Saturday Night Live, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Damien Echols and a bunch of stuff that you read about in the papers.
  • Got to eat a bunch of killer joints and have food that normally I wouldn’t eat in a million years.
  • The Stork was a busy bird this year as we said hello to ARH, T-Rex, JL, CG, and a bunch of other children that I am sure I am forgetting.
  • Mrs. CBT circled the sun 50 times this year as well as some others. They celebrated in Key West and nobody got thrown in Jail.
  • We made a trip down to Mexico for Spring break this past March and got to watch the Lady killer realize that in Mexico they don’t necessarily speak English. Or that the food is 100% like On the Border or some other fast food chains.
  • Because of our move to NYC we were able to catch up, rekindle, and start some great friendships with our NYC friends.

Now with the Good come some bad

  • We said goodbye to friends who have gone but we know they are looking down on us and are happy. We will miss you Colin #screwyoucancer
  • With our move to NYC we had to leave behind some great friends and family. Here is to hoping that when we see them again it will be like we pick up from where we left it.
  • I am sure there are some other items that weren’t the greatest but I will end it here.


Fun Facts that we have encountered while living up here in NYC

  • 1113 and 17  – miles and hours driving from MEM to NYC
  • 1423 – pounds of clothes, art and kitchen stuff that we moved up to NYC
  • 0 – Miles driven in NYC by CBT and Mrs. CBT while living at Coleman Tower
  • 1000 +/- subway, train and bus rides taken by CBT while living in NYC
  • 29.4 pound lost by CBT by not eating fried and or fast food since living in NYC
  • 1M – number of F-Bombs heard while living here in NYC
  • 200 – number of F-Bombs that have come out of my mouth (really is bad when I do it in front of nuns)
  • 1.2 Total number of hours of college football seen since living here in NYC
  • 16 – Total games that the Giants and Jets are telecast here in NYC
  • 1.8 – number of boxes of cigars that CBT has smoked since living here in NYC. (that number is fairly low folks)
  • 153 out of 153 – Number of days CBT has worn black clothing. (hey I got to blend somehow)
  • 350 – Number of times someone has asked “What kind of an accent is that? Where the Feck you from kid?”
  • 0 – joints that I have found that carry everything that I need on a full shopping list up here. Seriously I went to 4 grocery store chains to find Black Eyed Peas for New Year’s Day
  • 0 – inches of snow that NYC has seen since the Trumpets moved to the Big Apple. LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY!

We are hoping that ARH is not taking after her daddy in the hair department.


Little Sister got hitched!


One of the greatest guys that I have ever shared a beer with.


Again, what does this stupid sign mean?


We may have eaten at a couple of cool joints this year. Per Sey Chance?


All is right with the world, My Aunt Bette and the Trumpets are back together again!

Happy New Year and thanks for reading this worthless dribble of a blog.

Happy New Year Folks

Happy New Years folks, we are que’d up in the 12th stall to the right just south of 45th street and have a great spot to watch the ball drop. Sure we have been here for 4 hours already (arrival at 4:AM EST) and only have 16 more hours standing in the cold without food, water, or bathroom but why not? To my three readers, if you are scratching your head wondering if I have lost my ever loving mind the answer is I am just fecking with you. Nope I am working on a Year in review and should have that for you over the weekend but the thought of doing the above doesn’t really appeal to us. And for those of you saying “It must be because you are scared for your life if a terrorist attack happens” that is bullshit. There will be more than 5K officers in Times Square tonight so give that a rest. We do have some pretty cool NYE plans and I will tell you about them next year.

Our “view” of where Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will be. *taken yesterday as I was walking/dodging tourists yesterday*

As of 12.30.15 the “ball” wasn’t up yet but that is a real shot of where the action will be tonight. Good Luck to my friends in 38103 when they drop the guitar.

Happy New Year and be careful out there folks. We will see you next year.