Author Archives: Gary Sprague

Let’s put a stop to all men’s fashion changes

By | July 18, 2017

I tried on a new pair of shorts recently and they covered my knees. My wife said they look fine, but I don’t think so. I see a lot of guys wearing their shorts that way, but in my opinion, once they cover your knees they no longer qualify as shorts. At that point they… Read More »

I miss tennis, but I’m still glad I cut the cord

By | July 12, 2017

There are many things that I don’t miss about having cable TV. Commercials are definitely number one on this list. If I never watch another commercial about an overpriced, dangerous medication with terrible side effects brought to us by a ‘caring’ drug company, or a ridiculously graphic horror movie advertisement, I’ll be a happy man.… Read More »

Celebrating 11 years with Spider-Man, Percy Jackson, Bob Ross and blue poop

By | July 10, 2017

My son Samuel turned 11 this past weekend. 11 is a big one, but at that age they’re all exciting. When you get to my age? Not so exciting. He was so excited to turn 11, he says he’s a tween now, whatever that is. And he’s starting junior high in the fall, so my… Read More »

If not for our wives we’d all be butt naked

By | July 6, 2017

Like most guys, I don’t enjoy shopping for clothes. I do most of the grocery shopping for our family, and I don’t mind that at all. I’m not sure why this is. Maybe it’s because I don’t have to try on an apple or a box of cereal. I didn’t mind clothes shopping when I… Read More »

Review of David Blaine in Portland Maine

By | July 3, 2017

On Friday night my 10-year-old son and I went to see David Blaine at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland. My son was so nervous and excited to see his favorite magician, and I don’t think he was disappointed. Our tickets were in the back row of the balcony, to the right. Doesn’t sound that great,… Read More »

Lisa’s Pizza vs. Bill’s Pizza in Old Orchard Beach

By | June 29, 2017

Tonight my family took a ride to Old Orchard Beach to get pizza and Pier Fries. I used to go to Old Orchard a lot during the summer when I was younger, but I’ve only been a couple of times in the last 10 years or so. It looks a lot different than it used… Read More »

My summer reading list, from Percy Jackson to Howard Stern

By | June 28, 2017

Most summer reading lists consist of new books. Mine is a little different, because there are only a couple of new releases (so far). I never used to have a reading list. I used to just read any book that sounded good. But as I get older I find that there are more and more… Read More »

Enjoying a beautiful Maine weekend

By | June 26, 2017

When you see pictures of Maine, they’re usually full of lighthouses, rocky or sandy coastline, beautiful lakes and green forests. You will find all this when you come to Maine, but you have to be here at the right time. If you think about it, Maine has about two months of summer weather. Mid-June to… Read More »