Nov 21, 2004

Shipping Bodies From South America To Wilkes-Barre


The Dark Tower VII
Stephen King (2004)
So far, this has been an incredible conclusion to The Dark Tower saga.  It's nice to see Wilkes-Barre get some love on page 285.

Nov 1, 2004

Christmas Cola


Pepsi Holiday Spice
This is a limited edition cinnamon cola that will be out for the Christmas season.  It's pretty good!

Sep 1, 2004

Illusion of Gaia Turns 10


Illusion of Gaia ad
Super Nintendo - Quintet (1994)
Ten years ago today, one of my favorite video games of all time was released for the Super NES.

Jul 29, 2004

Pop Pop at Myrtle Beach


Yamato - Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
Myrtle Beach, SC
I'm on vacation with my mom's side of the family in Myrtle Beach.  Mom, Uncle Kuuipo and Uncle Tony brought their campers down.  My Uncle Sumo flew in with Chantel from Utah, and my grandparents and other assorted cousins and family members made the trip with us or met us there.  We're staying at Pirateland.  It's an RV park that has nothing to do with pirates, but it has a private beach and a very awesome heated lazy river to float around in.

This photo was taken of me and my Pop Pop (my mother's dad) while we were waiting to be seated at Yamato's.  I've never had hibachi before this night.  The food was delicious, and they put on a very fun show.

Jul 26, 2004

Robin Visits The Sharks


Winning Legends scratch-off ticket
New Jersey Lottery (2004)
Phillies legend Robin Roberts is making an appearance at Campbell’s Field for tonight's game between the Camden Riversharks and the Pennsylvania Road Warriors.  Roberts will throw out the first pitch and sign autographs for fans as part of the promotion of a new New Jersey lottery scratch-off game called Winning Legends.  The ticket features Robin Roberts and fellow Phillies Hall Of Famers Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt.

Robin Roberts won't be the only former Phillie to be in attendance at tonight's game.  Kevin Jordan, who played for the Phillies from 1995-2001 is the Riversharks' starting second baseman.


UPDATE: The Riversharks defeated the Road Warriors 8-3.  This photo of Roberts was published in the Courier Post.  On a side note, the Road Warriors are a pretty interesting story.  They're a team in the Atlantic League that doesn't have a home stadium and is only activated to play in seasons when the league has an odd number of teams.

Jul 14, 2004

Headed To Garrettsville


The car is all packed up; ready to hit the road to the Gathering of the Juggalos.

Jun 28, 2004

To Whom The Bell Cycles


In the Phillies 14-6 win over the Montreal Expos this evening, David Bell hit for the cycle.  The Phillies third basemen is the second member of the Bell family to accomplish this feat.  His grandfather, Pirates right fielder Gus Bell, hit for the cycle 53 years ago in a game that took place on June 4th, 1951 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jun 19, 2004

WXW Owen Hart Memorial Show


WXW Owen Hart Memorial Show
American Legion Hall - Hazleton, PA
June 19, 1999
Owen Hart tragically died in the ring on May 23, 1999 at the WWF Over The Edge pay-per-view event.  Five years ago today, WXW held a memorial show as a way to pay tribute to an incredibly talented man.

I regret to say that I don't remember the card from that night and I haven't been able to find it online.  However, I do remember that the performers that night included Doink The Clown, Devon Storm (who would go on to become Crowbar in WCW), Wifebeater (who became Chris Hero soon afterward) and Headshrinker Samu.

In the photo above, Afa the Wild Samoan addressed the crowd to speak about Owen Hart.  Standing next to him is his wife, Lynn Anoa'i, and his sons, Headshrinker Samu and Afa Jr.

Mar 8, 2004

Alive In The Superunknown



Soundgarden's fourth album, Superunknown, was released ten years ago today.  It was one of the first albums that I ever owned on CD, and one of my all-time favorites.  Not long after I got it, I bought the blacklight poster for the album from Spencer's in the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre.  This was during a time in my life when I was living with my grandparents in West Hazleton and with my dad in South Florida, so my poster racked up quite a few frequent flier miles.



I was a freshman in high school when this photo was taken.  I'm the one without the fur (the dog is Bailey and the cat is Kiora).  At the time, I was living on Water Oak Court in Palm Beach Gardens with my dad and his girlfriend, Julie, and she was cool enough to let me hang my Soundgarden poster on the wall behind my bed.