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Inside the Cave – OK, so now thanks to Jessi I’m a “novice hockey fan”… She’s even got me periodically listening to L.A. Kings hockey games every now and then while I’m doing paperwork. During one of those games, I get THE CALL.  Brenda is finalizing a menu for a family gathering the next afternoon, and she’s decided to include a dish that only ONE PERSON in the world can make (Practically Perfect), that’s ME and my – “Egg-cellent Deviled Eggs with...

Mar 31 2014
Comments Off on The Man Cave: Spaghetti Trees!? …The Best of April Fool’s Day!

Outside the Cave – On April 1, 1957, the respected and very stodgy BBC news show “Panorama” announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded “spaghetti weevil”, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop.  It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Incredibly HUGE numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how...

Mar 26 2014
Comments Off on The Man Cave: Jessi’s Hockey Game…a Father/Daughter Outing in Vegas!

Inside the Cave – Regular season kick-off for 2014 NFL Football is still 161 days away… We’re in College Basketball’s March Madness, but it still isn’t quite the same.  I need to shake thing up.  My wonderful daughter Jessi (and member of 3P) provides a great temporary solution – A Las Vegas Wranglers HOCKEY GAME! Ordinarily I wouldn’t put too much faith in someone who is a die-hard Oakland Raider fan (their “Commitment to Excellence” has long been replaced...

Inside the Cave – My family all think of ourselves as very Irish as our last name “Meehan” in Ireland is something like “Smith” in the U.S…. Love Irish jokes too: How do you get an Irishman on the roof?  Tell him the drinks are on the house!  An Irish priest is driving down the road and gets stopped for speeding.  The constable smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. He says, “Sir, have you been drinking?” ...

Feb 20 2014
Comments Off on The Man Cave: To Give or Not to Give…

Outside the Cave – Every city has it’s homeless people, some out panhandling on busy streets or on the on-ramps to freeways/expressways.  Most have a sign describing in short detail why they need help, and we’ve all seen the “Why lie, I want the money for beer…” signs. Sad commentary, and in many cases all too true.  Nevertheless, it’s hard to see people in really obvious need any time of year, especially during the Holidays or when it’s freezing cold...

Outside the Cave –  *The Academy Awards are presented on Sunday March 2nd, at 4pm PST on ABC. For more info: http://oscar.go.com* I have to be the first to admit that what follows would never have happened had it not been for being married to Brenda for all these years and not having a fair amount of her unbelievable “creative” rub off on me.  Anyway, Brenda and I always like to watch the Academy Awards together so… It’s Academy Award Sunday, I think about five...

Inside the Cave – Let’s face it, January has been an exhausting month of marathon football watching in the Man Cave.  All that planning and all the fun (but then the clean-up..)  Anyway, then all that followed by the anticipation of the upcoming Super Bowl, and more getting ready for the Big Party in the Cave! Grueling and time consuming planning right?  Then the Big Game, but then followed by – “THE BIG LETDOWN.”  What, no more football that counts until...

Feb 05 2014
Comments Off on The Man Cave: Sochi Winter Olympics – $ 51 Billion??

Inside the Cave – Over the years we have produced some fairly large outdoor events (15,000 to 125,000 attendees) so in being an Event Planner I’m always extremely interested in the logistics and costs of incredibly massive events such as the Olympics. I remember reading that the last Winter Olympics (2010 in Vancouver, Canada) cost $9.2 Billion to produce. The 22nd Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia this February 7-23, 2014. This is the...

(The following is based on a true story)…A Long Distance Week of Valentine’s Day! Inside the Cave – OK, this one goes back a bit, but shortly before Brenda and I got married I came up with the idea to surprise her for Valentine’s Day.  At that time she was still living in Canada and getting ready to move to the U.S. in a few months.  (This was 20 years ago and I’m pretty sure my motivation back then was to keep making sure she wouldn’t change her mind….) Anyway,...

Jan 17 2014
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Inside the Cave – Lots of great football action this last couple of weeks!  BCS National Champion Florida State winning a very exciting game at the last second; NFL Wild Card Weekend; the NFL Divisional Playoff’s, and now the NFC/AFC Championship games this weekend with New England at Denver and SF at Seattle!   The Man Cave’s the place to be! Anyway, I’ve obviously been spending a bit of time enjoying the games, while Brenda, my wife of 20...

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