Oct 302014
TBT: 2003 Halloween Party

Since Halloween is this week I felt that it would only be fitting to find a Halloween themed TBT photo (Sam, I hope you don’t mind that I swiped this from your Facebook page). I’ll admit that I’m not really into Halloween but when  you have friends like the ones in the picture above, you have no other option but to indulge in the festivities. If memory serves right I was supposed to be a pimp and I was accompanied by my friends Kristin and Beth (not my wife) as my “bitches”. I think this was also the party where Hoody (the “body builder” in [… Click to Continue …]

Oct 092014
TBT: Pool Nights

This is a very fond memory. Pool Nights at Nick’s Pool Hall. It was so much fun just hanging out and shooting pool and having a couple of beers. This was a pastime Doug, Alan and I would partake in quite often during our latter years at Purdue. Everyone wanted to go to the Neon Cactus or Where Else, but I would have never chosen those places over Nick’s. I know one of the things that people will notice in this picture is my iconic Australian Fold-Up hat. I came back from a family vacation with that hat and it became something I was known [… Click to Continue …]

Sep 042014
TBT: Destiny Unbeknownst

It’s funny where you find your spouse. Some folks will marry their high school sweetheart, others may find their spouse using an online dating service or just by simply living their lives. I found mine while I was tailgating, but the interesting thing is, she had always been right in front of me. This week’s TBT picture shows me and my wife, before we even started dating. We had been attending the same parties for years because we ran in the same circle of friends. We are sitting here at one of Hoody’s parties, playing some XBox. Clearly I am oblivious to her wonderful smile, [… Click to Continue …]

Aug 282014
TBT: The Legendary Lodge Trifecta

Why do I call it a trifecta? Simply because it was definitely a three-way win for all of us. My final year at Purdue, while Alex and I were trying to find our final West Lafayette living quarters, we found Erin. Alex and known her previously but it was my first time meeting her. It almost might be strange for me to admit that it was also the first time I had a female roommate, but honestly that wasn’t really relevant. What became relevant is now we could split the rent and utilities three ways, and so we picked up the three bedroom apartment at [… Click to Continue …]

Aug 212014
TBT: Shots with the Doc

If my memory serves right, this picture was taken at Nathan’s college graduation party back in 2003. It is a picture of me and Dr. Doug Berg taking, what I’m certain is, a shot of Jägermeister, which was our liquor of choice back then. Actually I think there was rarely a party the included some or all of us that didn’t involve  Jägermeister. I can tell you today that I think its been years since I have taken a shot of jager and thinking about it almost makes me cringe. I guess my liver doesn’t have a taste for it anymore (though a martini sounds pretty [… Click to Continue …]

Nov 202013
Purdue Tailgate Season 2013

Sadly the Purdue tailgate season has ended (ended sooner for me as I cannot attend the last home game). Granted Purdue’s football team was terrible this year; and when I say terrible I mean awful! I don’t think I have the vocabulary to express in text just how awful they were this year. Be that as it may, I really enjoyed tailgating with my old tailgating crew and college friends! A friend and I started the tailgate for our group of friends nine years ago when we encroached in among several other veteran tailgaters and alum. We quickly made friends with all those around us [… Click to Continue …]