Monday, April 6, 2015

Pirates Pre-Season Pub Night

Friday April 10th 6PM Three Lions Pub (Oakland at Kensington in Shorewood)

I'm not expecting a big crowd, I made reservations for ten.  So if you're not part of the group that already RSVPed via email, please email or call or leave a comment on this blog, so that I can let them know more people are coming.

Although my last blog post about a pre-season outing garnered a tepid response, I got a much more enthusiastic reaction on email and it seems Friday is good.

Unfortunately I made a major mistake when I scheduled this.  As Gelaney will tell you, husbands never learn.  As it happens Friday is our 44th wedding anniversary and we usually go out for a nice dinner.  Believe it or not, in Gelaney's eyes a fish fry with the swim group is not a romantic evening.  I suggested that we could celebrate our anniversary on Saturday instead of Friday, however in Gelaney's eyes she is now playing second fiddle to the swim group.  I tried to backtrack and told her I would try to find a different day for the swim group, but it's too late, the damage has been done, I am dog meat, burnt toast, shark bait.  I'm telling you all this not because I think the husbands among you will learn anything from it, but just so you know why I will be crying in my beer on Friday.

I should have known better.
With my tail between my legs,
Humbled Patriarch

Friday, April 3, 2015

Pre-Season Pizza Night?

Even though it's barely spring I am anxious to get the season started.  I've been swimming frequently at the Y and it feels great.  I got so carried away the other day that I stopped by Emery's and bought a new wetsuit.  Fired up and ready to go!   Well OK, maybe not so fired up that I'm going to challenge the current thirty-something degree water but maybe the next best thing.

How about a pre-season pizza night?  I'm pretty flexible on date/place.  We could return to one of our favorites like Lisa's or Pizza Kitchen or try something new like Sprecher's in Bayshore (I've been there, it's pretty good and great beer).

Anyhow, it would be fun to see the gang again, especially before they start smelling like dying alewives. If you're interested please comment, and feel free to suggest date and place.  I don't know if anyone reads this blog this time of year, so I'll send out an email too, at least to the few whose email addresses I have.

Ready to Plunge.  Ho Ho Ho