Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This is what happens when you ask me to help you move. Artifacts that have been passed down from generation to generation get destroyed - as a result of me driving over them....



Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Eight days from now my oldest sister Amy turns the big 40. Amazing. I still recall the fun times growing up in Montvale with our other sister Julie. The pranks and jokes we used to play on each other were nothing short of legendary.

Amy continues to amaze me despite the hardships and tragedies that have encountered our lives over the past dozen years. Yet, there is always a smile on her face and her four children are so beautiful and healthy.

Happy early b-day big sis...



Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Little Trash Talking.....

never hurt anybody - except this little kid.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Legend Of Deke

It saddens me every time an athlete who I have such high praise and respect for, decides to call it a career. What makes it even more heart-breaking is that the final image of this player is that of him being carried off the court after suffering a serious injury.

Thus is this case with NBA center Dikembe Mutombo. Here is a guy, who in my opinion, is a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame. Teams had to adjust their offensive game every time they played against him because he was such a force in the middle with his defense, rebounding and his shot-blocking ability. His finger-waving after a shot-block became as much a symbol to the league as Michael Jordan’s tongue everytime he drove to the basket.

What made Mutombo a remarkable human being though were his countless hours and time he devoted to helping others.

Following is from Wikipedia:
A well-known humanitarian, Mutombo started the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation to improve living conditions in his native Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997. His efforts earned him the NBA's humanitarian award in 2001. For his feats, The Sporting News named him as one of the "Good Guys in Sports" in 1999 and 2000, and in 1999, he was elected as one of 20 winners of the President's Service Awards, the nation's highest honor for volunteer service. In 2004, he also participated in the Basketball Without Borders NBA program, where NBA stars like Shawn Bradley, Malik Rose and DeSagana Diop toured Africa to spread the word about basketball and to improve the infrastructure. He also paid for uniforms and expenses for the Zaire women's basketball team during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.[2] Mutombo is a spokesman for the international relief agency, CARE (relief) and is the first Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Program.
In honor of his humanitarianism, Mutombo was invited to President George W. Bush's 2007 State of the Union Address and was referred to as a "son of the Congo" by the President in his speech, Mutombo later said, "My heart was full of joy. I didn't know the President was going to say such great remarks."

A little Deke footage:

Monday, March 23, 2009

Twice As Good Looking....

Hello Hello...

So the bald guy had quite a time at the Coyne PR Morristown bar crawl this weekend. For someone who rarely consumes alcohol, I felt this was the perfect time to cut loose, down a few, enjoy a shot and just be a complete and utter tool. (Then again, when am I not right?)


Four beers in, I thought to myself, “You know what, I’m good looking on the front side. Let me be twice as stunning." So Gramuglia’s girlfriend Honora went to work with a purple sharpie.


Her finished product. Yay.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Why I Love College Basketball......

Example 472 of why college basketball has become my favorite sport…

Monday, March 2, 2009

Six Days & Counting....

Six days into lent and I have not had even one sip of Pepsi. NICE...

Time for bed. Yay.