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Clothing Line!?

Got to love the internet… you can create designs and have your own little clothing line in no time at all! I created some stuff for the upcoming Buffett shows and figured I’d share! Can’t wait till Thursday… with all the crap going on at work, I’m really looking forward to changing my latitude!


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Bartop Update!

Yeah!! The pictures have been modged… modged podged.. whatever, they’re stuck to the surface. I’m picking up the bartop sealer today which will give me FOUR days for it to solidify. Yep, I’m quite the procrastinator! :-P

almost done!

Going on Tour!

So I was chatting with my good friend Carrie recently, and we got to talking about how fun would it be to go on tour with Buffett. As in, jump in an RV and hit every show on the tour! I know people do this.. and its not something new… but its something we want to do. I’m doing a smaller version of that this year with 5 shows on the to-do list! Two shows at Great Woods, Jones Beach, Nissan in VA and Mohegan Sun! Not bad considering I thought I’d be lucky to make both the GW shows.

The whole ‘tour’ thing got me thinking about making up some t-shirts for Tonga Tam’s! Mary hooked me up with a cool new logo…

My new logo!

My new logo!

…so I got to scratching out some ideas on a pad of paper. The end result is a pretty cool t-shirt design! I still have some work to do on it.. its a bit rough for my tastes but I’m getting worried about how much time I have left till the shows! That and my bartop isnt done yet. EEEEKKK!!! I’m way too busy to have so many hobbies! hehe…

the t-shirt design!

the t-shirt design!

Bartop Update!

Alright.. so I have all the pics cut up and set up on the bar! Theres a few more pics I’m trying to squeeze in there but space is very limited now! I had to cover up a lot of the artwork but do not fear… still looks pretty cool! Take a look!

Think I got about 100 new pics added so far!

Think I got about 100 new pics added so far!

 

think I can fit more?

think I can fit more?

Changes in Latitude

The winter hit New England early this past year and with out much mercy. We had to endure an ice storm that crippled the area and we’re still dealing with the aftermath and destruction. I imagine a lot of the trees on my property will either have to be cut down or will die in the next few years. Pretty sad to see. Add to that eleven days of no electricity and bitter cold, I’m ready for a change in latitude.

Boston Globe Article
Wiki Info

I took off to Florida shortly after that for about two and a half weeks. Talk about a much needed break. It also got me seriously thinking about what I’m doing and where I’m going in life (I’m sure has ‘nothing’ to do with my 38th birthday!!). So what’s next for Tonga Tam? Good quesiton, but I know something has to change.

Not to worry, I’ll be back yearly for those tailgate gatherings and coventions. But for now.. my thoughts are shifting south of the border towards the Bahamas, Daytona, maybe even Key West. We shall see!

more soon! :-)

this just isnt right!

this just isnt right!

Bar top!

So I have spent the last few weeks gathering photos, going through each one .. finding that little gem of a smile or expression and think I finally have plenty to redo the bar top! I’ve been wanting to do this for the last few years and just haven’t. Time, work, life.. yada yada… But I can not go one more concert season with that same bar top! Just isn’t going to happen!

For the most part, the new photos are from the last couple of Buffett shows and conventions (uh-oh!!). I’ve also thrown in some non-Buffett stuff, just great pics of my amazing friends! I have to say however, it became quite the ordeal to select photos over others and trying to keep some sort of balance of how many of Mac are on there or how many of Chris or Mary are plastered all across the thing. After a while I threw that whole concept out the window and decided screw it.. this is my bar top, it’ll have the faces of those I care about the most.. and the photos that just make me smile! Mac and her marshmellow gun! The BuffetNews crew, my flying asshole friends, and of course the doors! Got to have mine and Carries hotel bar door creations! And have to say I felt a bit on the famous side of things as I started to pull together my photographic evidence of some of the celebrities I’ve met such as Mike Utlely, Mac McAnally, Robert Greenidge, Hugo Durate, Jim Morris (had to censor those!!), and our local celebs of WZLX, Kenny Young and Chuck Nowlin. There are a few others, and no, I didn’t put the picture I have when I met Mr Simon Lebon. Even got a great shot of Myles from Margaritaville Radio interviewing me with a dildo on the bar top. He didn’t realize it was there till about half way through the interview. Classic.

Pictures have been printed and I’ve cut them out.. and here’s where yet another issue arose. The damn pictures are too big and take up the entire bar top. Which isn’t really what I was looking for. I have my artwork on there that I’d like to preserve, just wanted to add updated shots to whats there. I love it when someone comes up to the bar and sees their mug there! “Oh I remember that… “… simple things that make me happy!

So have resized all the images and am now waiting on them to be reprinted.

** sigh**

I was hoping to have the layout done this weekend but its going to be a bit longer. I have till June 25th so think I’m alright in the timeline. But anyone who knows me, understands that my time table and sense of time is just a tad skewed. I lost my watch in Key West in 2002 and took that as a sign that I was to never wear another one again. I am on my own watch! hehe..

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll try to add updates on my progress. Definatley a labor of love! Just wish I felt like this about my yard work! ahaha…

the 'pre' pictures

the 'pre' pictures

 

the left corner

the left corner

Undersea Volcano Erupts Off Tonga Coast

Well go figure… theres a string of islands named Tonga! ahaha… check out this article!

“NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga (March 18) – An undersea volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga shooting clouds of smoke, steam and ash thousands of feet into the sky above the South Pacific ocean, officials said Wednesday.”

http://news.aol.com/article/undersea-tonga-volcano/386757

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~ Tonga Tam

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