Monthly Archives: March 2009

Sunday Morning Steeple


I got up early again this morning and stopped down by Capt. Joe’s. It was about 7:00 and the sun, not as bright as yesterday, softly warmed the cove.

I absolutely love this time of day, especially on the weekends. And Spring is definitely on its way. The birds are extremely animated. Everywhere I go – sparrows, crows, gulls, woodpeckers, cardinals, chickadees, geese, buffleheads, ducks – a beautiful cacophony.

Things To Do- Roller Derby March 21 Boston Massacre vs. Baltimore + Nutcrackers vs. Cosmonaughties

Boston Derby Dames Double Header

Who: Boston Derby Dames 
What: Full Contact, Flat Track Roller Derby
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009

Where: Shriners Auditorium, Wilmington, MA
Time: Doors at 4 pm (that’s one hour earlier than usual!)
    Bout #1, 5 pm: Boston Massacre vs. Baltimore  
     Bout #2, 7 pm: Nutcrackers vs. Cosmonaughties
Tickets: $14 in advance, $16 at the door

For more information or to purchase tickets visit
At 5 pm…Almost two years since first facing off against (and narrowly beating) Charm City, the Boston Massacre (ranked #3 in the Eastern Region) once again hosts Baltimore’s hard-hitting all-stars.

At 7 pm…The second bout of the evening kicks off our home team season with the Nutcrackers taking on the Cosmonaughties. Will the Nuts have an advantage with a veteran-heavy team? Or will the Cosmos capitalize on the energy of their freshmeat skaters?

Half time show features the tunes of While Rome Burns. And as always, the after party dance floor is open to all, with DJ John Barera spinning until midnight. 

The Boston Derby Dames are Boston’s first and only all-female, DIY, skater-owned and operated flat track roller derby league and proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.
If I get the day off you know where I’ll be!

I Love You Snoop Maddie Mad

When The Mrs was pregnant with Snoop Maddie Mad, The Bean (Eloise) was 22 months old just before she was born.

I remember thinking to myself that I had no idea how I would ever love another baby as much as The Bean and I felt sorry for the unborn baby in my wife’s belly.  

Madeline while being completely different than The Bean in almost every way is just as loved, something I never thought possible before she was born.  Snoop Mad is crazy and is obviously missing the fear gene.  The Bean is a direction follower and semi neurotic like me and Snoop Maddie Mad is a complete maniac who acts first and thinks later.  There is no healthy dose of fear in her, lol.

I Love You Snoop Maddie Mad, originally uploaded by captjoe06.


Get out there!!


OK…If you’re really serious about getting into shape for the Blackburn Challenge, rowing with Damon, or walking from the car to the market for ice cream, check these guys out for role models. Notice there are no bubble butts or flubbery muscles. Gotta start NOW!!! dsc_0133-640x480

Bookshelf Books- What Are Yours?

Some people have book shelves and they feel the need to fill them up with stuff.

Sometimes they fill them up with stuff out of necessity because that is the only place to put their stuff.   Some people fill them up with stuff that is important to them and has meaning in their lives.  Sometimes they fill their shelves with art or some combination of all the above.

We’ve lived in our house for six years now and our book shelves are just starting to get filled with items that have meaning to us.

Among those things are a few books.  One of these books is one that I picked up at Dogtown Book Store.  It is a used Edward Hopper book with pictures of his work.  I’m a fan of Hopper and wish I could have gone to the show at The MFA a couple of summers ago but it was during the busy work season and the Mrs wasn’t too keen on going in at night.

Another is a book- Fiesta Throughout The Years .  I know that some people aren’t Fiesta Fans but I’m a HUGE FAN OF FIESTA.  For any of the rest of you that love the tradition of Fiesta, you can go down to Dogtown Bookstore or The Bookstore of Gloucester and pick up a copy to keep on your book shelf.

Do you have lots of books on your book shelves or just a few?

Which ones do you feel are special and make the cut to stay on the bookshelf instead of relegated to a drawer, the trash or banished up to the attic?