Wednesday, March 25, 2009

150 Pairs of Panties and a Wedding

Last week was a pretty crazy week for me -- on Tuesday (March 17) I helped collect about 150 pairs of panties, and then on Saturday (March 21) I got married! That's a complete week!

We'll start with the panties. Instead of celebrating St. Patrick's Day, we, here at the Planet, celebrate St. Panty's Day! We drive around the tri-state collecting panties in exchange for a St. Panty's Day t-shirt. We had 144 t-shirts, and they are all GONE, so do the math as to how many panties we collected!

Here are some of my favorite highlights from St. Panty's Day this year (in cronological order):

1. At our first stop in Huntington at the Happy Camper, two girls were waiting for us to show up with their panties in hand! Planet listeners are so freaking dedicated, I love it!

2. While I was in the studio, Nate and Lenny were at Goodfella's Tobacco in Flatwoods and collected more than 50 panties in just two hours! It was so crazy down there, even WSAZ came to check it out. Here's the video:

3. Once we got to the End Zone in Ironton, it was ON. We arrived with about 70 t-shirts and they were all gone before sunset! There it was our St. Panty's/St. Patty's Day Party, and Ironton and everyone down at the End Zone knows how to party. It got a little crazy. One girl really wanted a St. Panty's Day shirt, but didn't have any panties to give up, except the ones she had on...So, she went to the bathroom, took them off, and gave them to us (you'll see it in the video)...
You can see our pictures by going here, Here is our video from YouTube:

To wrap up my take on St. Panty's Day, we were all trying to come up with some cool ideas as to what to do with all of the panties. Well, this year, for some reason, we thought it would be funny to put them for sale on eBay. I thought we make get one or two bids, or a bid from some freak in Montana, but no, not even close! The starting price was $0.92, and one week later, after 23 bids, from eight different people, the panties sold for $40! "Congratulations" to Amanda in Ironton for winning the panties! She also wins the final St. Panty's Day t-shirt (just to let you know, the box of panties smells a little funky!).

Now to the wedding...

Saturday I got married, and yeah, I'm happy about it! Married a girl I dated in high school and a little in college, broke up, remained best friends, then we got back together a couple of years ago. The wedding was great, the reception was awesome. You'll like our wedding favors -- beer bottle koozies (classy, I know!). I gotta admit, it was awesome seeing all of our friends and family, especially the ones that came in from out of town and far away and stuff, but if you've gone through a wedding before, you'll probably agree with me, once it's over, don't you take a huge breath of relief. I know I did. However, we were really lucky, everything went as smoothly as possible! Here's one picture from the day, I'm only posting this for the girls, you know they want to see pictures...don't I look badass in a tux! :) I thought I was James Bond all day. There's a rumor, that me and the groomsmen were "tailgating" in the parking lot before the wedding. The Miller Lite kept me calm!

We went to Columbus for a little mini-honeymoon (we're taking a longer honeymoon in June). Columbus treated us good -- great hotel, great restaurants and great bars! Speaking of bars, hit one of my favorite's -- O'Shaughnessy's, which is an Irish bar with a great house porter beer. We also went to an awesome dueling piano bar. We went there on Sunday night, so there wasn't much of a crowd, but the pianists didn't seem to mind. They played everything including AC/DC, Green Day, Oasis, Springsteen, Billy Joel, Elton John (those were obvious), and Bob Seger.

We came home Tuesday afternoon, and came back to reality -- we're still moving her in and all of that good stuff! The living room has been overtaken by boxes!

Monday, March 16, 2009

2009 St. Panty's Day T-Shirts!

These are awesome -- the best we've done so far!

See you and your panties tomorrow.


Monday, March 9, 2009

My Bachelor Party: Seven Bars, One Night!

Well this past Saturday was my bachelor party -- that's right, I'm getting married in two weeks -- but it wasn't a "real" bachelor party, however, it was exactly what I wanted -- It was me and my best friend Woda, and we went to seven different bars in one night!

We started the day/evening at the dog track in Cross Lanes -- I wanted to gamble and lose some money! Yeah, I lost like $80 bucks, but I had a freaking good time doing it! I lost quickly on the roulette table, but then started to pace myself on the craps table. I had never played that game before, but it's pretty fun and addicting! I actually made some money there! Then I moved to the a blackjack table, and made some more money! Hell yeah! Then I got stupid -- I went to a Texas Hold'em table -- and that is my favorite game of all time, but playing it for cash sucks! I'm a tournament player! Then we ended the evening of fun at the craps table! Again, lost money, but had a good time doing so (the beer was tasty there too!).

Then, back to Huntington. I wanted to hit some spots I used to go to back in the day, including Davis' Place. We didn't stay there for long, just had a beer and jetted, there kitchen was closed, and we were a little hungry!

So, then we were off to Mac-Reedo's. That's a great bar, it has the best patio in town! On the patio, I met Brandon -- a Planet listener! I can't remember how he knew who I was (probably a picture online, or my voice? I dunno). But, I had some chicken fingers and some fries, and I was reloaded!

From Mac's we went to the Paddock on the 'Stend, a.k.a. the West End baby! We wanted to do some karaokeing, and we thought the Paddock would serve us well, and it did! I sang a little Mr. Brownstone from Guns N Roses -- a song I had always wanted to do, I know pretty much every word! I pretty much blew the crowd away (just kidding!), then I did Papa Roach's Scars -- I was getting into! Woda and I also made some friends -- Alan and his wife were the shit! Alan, Woda and I all did Man of Constant Sorrow from the movie O' Brother Where Art Thou (why, I have no idea! It was Alan's idea!) I also went to high school with the bartender, so it was cool to see her. It was now time to leave the West End, but I promise we'll be back before the night is over...

After the Paddock it was off to Hank's. Had a beer, and then hit the road, another cool Huntington bar. It's the only piano bar that I know of that doesn't have a piano bar. From Hank's it was time to hit up the U-Pag (Union Pub and Grille).

I pretty much lived in the Union my senior year at Marshall -- that is also a badass bar! There, I ran into my fiance -- she was having her little bachelorette party -- her's was more traditional, than just mine, which was barhopping! She was great -- they were having a blast. Funny story, I wasn't driving (I'm smart!), but my fiance said I was drunk (and I probably was, but I said I was good), so I took one of those blow tests at the bar, and passed it (yeah, it was waaaaayyyyy off!). She took off from the Union and headed home, but I stayed out a little longer.

After we left the Union, we went back to Hank's, and then it was on...

Originally, I wanted to go to a strip club in the afternoon, and see some daystrippers -- just for the comic-relief of it. I'm not a strip club guy, but it's funny and random, especially if you go at 2 in the afternoon. Well (sorry broseph), Woda's fiance wasn't too comfortable with him going, so I was like alright whatever, I can live without it.

Well, when we were at Hank's, his fiance came with us. She was a little tuned as well at this point. We were all trying to figure out where to do next, and I said, "com'on let's go to the Carousel Club!" She was drunk, and she was down with it! So I got the next best thing to day strippers -- Carousel Club girls! And it was freaking awesome -- they were all great, and the club was everything I wanted and more. We sat at a table right next to a dude that was past out on a table! It was a great way to end the night (told you I'd be back on the 'Stend!)! She know understands why we wanted to go!

So that's the end of the night, except that I now had to break into my house! Seriously -- I left my car at my parents' house, and for some reason the keys too! I won't tell you how I did it, but I'll just say this, it was easier said than done at 2 in the morning, especially when you've had like 40 Miller Lite's!

Sometime early in the morning I was burning up, so I moved downstairs to my couch, and left my phone upstairs, so that next day, I literally slept in till 2 (don't forget the time did jump ahead one hour). I didn't answer any calls or text messages, but my fiance called me like 20 times, and I never answered, so she came down that afternoon to make sure I was alive! I was fine, just sleeping!

So there you go, it was my bachelor party, but really just another random night on the town. But count them up, if you include the dog track -- seven bars in one night!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold & Papa Roach: Pikeville Rocks!

Went down to Pikeville, Kentucky last week to check out Buckcherry, Avenged Sevenfold and Papa Roach at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, and saw a great rock show!

Saving Abel were the openers, but we didn't get down there in time. As we walked in Papa Roach were doing their thing, and they are a great live band! It's hard to believe, but Papa Roach have been around for 10 years! But after you see them live (this was my fourth time), and they do hit after hit, you're like, "wow, I guess they have been around for 10 years!" They have so many killer songs that they even skip over a few of their singles like "Take Me," and "She Loves Me Not." The new songs are awesome live -- "Hollywood Whore" and "Lifeline." I can't wait for their new album Metamorphosis, which comes out on March 24.

Next on stage was Avenged Sevenfold. This was the band that I was most anxious to see, because I had never seen them! From the moment the curtain dropped I was hooked! The opened with the first track on the new album, which has an organ part at the beginning, and then just tore into their set! It was pretty badass from start to finish. I've been listening to their stuff a lot lately ever since I saw them.

Then it was time for the headliners -- Buckcherry. This was my fourth time seeing Buckcherry (and sixth time seeing lead singer Josh Todd -- he did a little solo thing while Buckcherry were split up). Buckcherry's another band that has been around for a long time -- their debut album came out in 1999 (but again they were split for about three years)! Live, they are a great Rock n Roll Band -- just down & dirty, and take the waitress home with you Rock n Roll -- exactly what I like!

Side note -- the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center is a great venue for shows. It's not too big, not too small, it's new, it's clean, it's nice -- but the whole time I was driving down U.S. 23, I was like, "are you sure there's an arena down here?" "In Pikeville?!"