| SALEM, MA | ♡♡♡ MB ♡♡♡
A day on the town, admiring the local art: year 2.
Met this extremely kind hearted, free spirited, introspective man outside of the restaurant tonight. He told me “Shawn, you can do anything you set your mind to, including eating an entire fajita burrito with chicken and a Dos Equis amber with a lime” so I went inside and did just that. Sometimes all you need is a little encouragement and you won’t believe the things you can accomplish 💫
It’s 2020, we don’t play (except with sticks ).
As I inevitably and unwillingly enter the final year of my 20s, my youth fading slowly into the distance as I am forced to come to terms with the ever marching forward passing of time, my own mortality bearing down on me like a weight that can not be lifted, I can only think of one thing: does Blacklisted’s 2008 LP “Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God” ever get old? I swear I could listen to this thing every day forever and really it’s just SO good.
One last, less dark and brooding, vacation photo dump. Had to get this out before it was so far after I got home that it just looked sad.
Rangeley but make it October.
Wilhelm Reich was an Austrian psychoanalyst who moved to Maine to escape Nazi occupation and freely continue his research into “Orgone energy” which is essentially what he considered to be a cosmic life-force that for some reason also held clouds together. Because of this he invented a device called a “cloudbuster” that would shoot Orgone energy into the atmosphere and control the weather. Eventually he started pointing it at UFOs and the FDA came in, put him in jail and he died there. Here’s me making it rain with one of his original cloudbusters. Enjoy the weather losers.
Happy Birthday to the #LOML and my best friend in the entire world❤️. For your birthday this year Winston looked at the camera for one out of the 900 pictures we took.
Took our first trip to the Adirondacks this weekend. Met a kid who was fly fishing at like 7 this morning decked out in nothing but Real Tree with a knife clipped to his belt loop. He told me he was “ain’t but 24 going on 25” but that he felt like an old man because of his job up at the lumber yard. He also told me about how much he likes living up there since it’s quiet most of the time and he doesn’t need to see too many people. Now we’re home but I’m starting to think that kid has it figured out. So catch me up north chopping down trees, I’m outta here ✌🏻.
Hardstyling is played out but don’t tell Winston, he really wanted this pic.
Took the day, drove up north, and did the damn thing.
Unbeknownst to most, Winston tends to forgo learning about most of Salem’s rather macabre witchcraft reputation and instead focuses most of his energy on its rich and fascinating maritime history.
This Is BBQ 2019 #VictimInGrill
Best weekend of the year 2019 in the books. The first year we came up, three of us stayed in a trash hotel and in five years we’ve upgraded to twelve people in a mountain view chalet. Looking forward to NEFR 2020 where we’ll inevitably have 32 people in a mansion.
You ever take a 59 photo burst and get 0 clear pictures? I did but oh well, last night was surreal. The amount this band means to me and clearly thousands of others can’t be understated. An incredible night I’ll never forget or take for granted. I truly never thought this would happen and the fact that it did is still something I’m coming to terms with. Thank you @pizzamel for securing tickets when I couldn’t and thank you to Have Heart for everything you’ve done for shitty ol me the last ten years.
It’s our day off and we do what we want.
Hung out on one Brooklyn rooftop and now I feel an overwhelming urge to start a combination coffee shop/leather goods outfitter called Mortar & Pestle.
Worn a Mayhem shirt to a castle and Varg didn’t stab me, 10/10 experience.
Call animal control, we’re running wild in these streets.
Sox won last night and Melanie hugged the stranger who took this picture for us #victory
Can anyone on the Felipe’s Rooftop™️ spare a moment to talk about our lord and savior Jack “Choke” Kelly?
Vermont Early Spring 2019: overall success. Had pickles on pizza and only slipped and fell in mud once.
Melanie and I have officially been dating for two whole years. This year we got an apartment, got a dog (big mistake ) and ate at @kokeshisalem ~800 times. This year we’re going to stay at our apartment, definitely not get another dog, and eat at @kokeshisalem another 800 times. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and I love Melanie more than words can describe, even if we do literally have an actual green house in our bed room. I love you @pizzamel , now let’s go eat I’m STARVING ♥️♥️
Taken mere moments after we were pulled over for my year and a half old inspection sticker.