Monday, March 2, 2015
Make My Day
I have to admit disappointment that Turtle Boy Sports had never heard of me. After all, I've been doing this -- whatever this is -- for almost eight years now, and some folks still think my sole reason for being is to hassle kids having fun.
The digital equivalent of "get off my lawn."
But I don't really live all that close to UMass/Amherst and I can honestly say I have never lost a night's sleep due to a party house next door.
Although I do lose a fair amount of sleep on warm weather weekends cruising around neighborhoods that do have problems with party houses.
Over the past 8 years I've published 3,474 posts, 161 of them "Nuisance House" posts (mainly involving male UMass students) and another 135 "War on Rowdyism" posts pushing Town & UMass officials in the right direction to deal with it. So all in all, less than 10% of what I do.
I've probably published as many if not more posts championing Amherst public safety departments and my neighbors at the DPW, or respect for country, aka my 9/11 commemorative flag odyssey -- something patriotic Turtle Boy would probably support.
So other than the grumpy-old-man-with-too-much-time-on-his-hands jokes, it will be interesting to see what Turtle Boy comes up with to "bury" me. Although he may be wondering how I managed to acquire his Twitter Direct Messages.
And if he is a high school history teacher he should know rule number #1 in war: "Never underestimate your opponent."