Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Funeral For A Friend

Today is a sad day in Bagwine.

Ryno and I will be attending the funeral service for my cousin Chris, who passed away Friday at the far too young age of 52.

I really dug Chris. He was funny, a smart ass, a tree trunk of a man, and…he liked my BFF/OSP, Schmoop.

Not only did he like Schmoop…

When we would meet up with him at the biker bar we used to hang out in, he would often ask me, “What the Hell, is she doin’ with you?”

He could be a hellion. Of course, while only 5’9”, but 215 pounds all of which was muscle, he could afford to be.

He was journeyman plumber, a husband, a father, and a former All-State wrestler in his High School days.

And he was, first and foremost, a decent guy.

I will miss the big lug. Here’s to you, Chris.

Speaking of Chris diggin’ the Schmoop, and so as not to end on a dirge of a note, I give you and specifically Chris, before he heads up to Heaven, a shot of Schmoop in her wife beater…


Not bad for 44 years of age, eh Chris?

And since you just saw her Schmoobies, I figure why not show you all a shot of Schmoop's incredibly sexy, bush…

Yeah, Chris would dig that.

Between the funeral and working later, I won’t be around much today, so I’ll catch up with ya all later.

And please…don’t impart some syrupy condolence on here...Chris would have none of that.


In fact, he will come back and kick your ass if you do.

Of course, he’d buy you a beer after he did.

Have a good Tuesday, and as always…

Cheers!!

20 comments:

Karen said...

No sappiness, but I will do a shot of Jager for Chris Tuesday night at the bar. From the way you talk about him, I bet he'd approve.

Matt-Man said...

Karen: Nicely done Karen; he would indeed approve of that. Cheers Karen!!

David said...

Celebration of Life - god speed Chris.

And what's not to love about Shmoop and her Busch.

Matt-Man said...

David: It's a beautiful Busch and needs to be tapped. Cheers David!!

Mike said...

52 is to freekin' young. I had a friend die at 58. That was 5 years ago. When we were the same age.

The Dish said...

Sounds like my kind of man. A toast to cousin Chris! And a fine farewell shot of Schmoop's boobs and his drink of choice. Salud!

Matt-Man said...

Mike: Yes it is. Here's to Chris and to your friend. Cheers Mike!!

Dish: He was a great guy and funny as hell. Schmoop's boobies thank you. Cheers Dish!!

Jeff B said...

Chris,

You've been sent off in fine fashion...Hooters to Heaven!

Matt-Man said...

Jeff: Ha, well said. Cheers Jeff!!

Desert Rat said...

Godspeed to Ithaca, Cousin Chris! I'm certain the Schmoobies would send anyone off on a new voyage with a smile on their face!

Death is only the end of now - and ultimately, it is the beginning of something better - I believe that.

Nonetheless, I shall go consume something alcoholic in his honor!

Scott Oglesby said...

I’m so sorry for your loss Matt. That is far too young… damn.

At least he can look at naked boobies all day and night now!

Matt-Man said...

Rat: Nothing like moving on with a smile on one's face. Drink up, and have a lovely day, lovely one. Cheers Rat!!

Scott: And what could be better than that? Welcome Back, Scott. Cheers!!

Michele said...

Farewell Chris. Have a great time in the hereafter.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

He was too young, but it sounds like he lived his short years well - and had a great time! And who wouldn't be impressed with the Schmoobies?

I will have a glass of bagwine in memory of Chris later. :-)

Matt-Man said...

Michele: That's all that need be said. Cheers Michele!!

Evil: I appreciate that and enjoy the Bagwine later, and perhaps later I will enjoy some Schmoobies. Cheers ETW!!

Jay said...

Schmoobies are Schmoopalicious!

I'll have a cold one in memory of Chris tonight.

Dana said...

*momentarily distracted by the Schmoobies*

I'll do for Chris what I hope everyone will do for me - throw on a Hawaiian shirt, shorts and a pair of flip flops and grab a beer to celebrate a life well lived!

Matt-Man said...

Jay: Here's to Chris and schmoobies. Cheers Jay!!

Dana: That's what they better do when I die as well. If there isn't a big party in honor of my demise I will be pissed. Cheers Dana!!

Charlene said...

I just drank my last beer in honor of your friend Chris. Now I got to get off my butt and go get more beer! Plus, I have to walk into the beer mine here as we don't have a drive through beer mine. Grr.

Matt-Man said...

Charlene: Thanks Charlene, and I am sorry to hear about your inconvenience. Ebryone should have a Drive-Thru. Cheers!!