I’m Back … Is it Hockey Season Yet? (Holty’s Blog)

I took a little 19-day siesta from Condorstown and headed back to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the first time in over 11 months. You might be thinking that’s a pretty long time, but considering during the hockey season the chances of even getting a half day break without work are slim, taking an extended summer vacation was necessary. It was nice to be home for cookouts (a.k.a BBQ’s), some grad parties, and of course the Fourth.

I’d like to let you in on some of the things I did while I was home that you may or may not be able to do in Condorstown. There’s no rhyme or reason to this blog. Nothing is in order and nothing is ranked. Again, I’ll remind you, it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want.

-Have you ever had GOOD clam chowder? Have you ever had GREAT clam chowder? Well, neither good nor great are sufficient enough adjectives for the pot of creamy, clammy awesomeness that is my mother’s clam chowder. It’s the best. Hands down. There’s no denying this. I’m hearing about this Splash Café chowder out in Pismo and perhaps will have to try it just to prove that it’s not as good. If you’re on a diet or are watching your weight, my mother’s batch isn’t for you. But since I’m doing neither, I enjoyed a pretty healthy serving while I was home.

-Condorstown has many great qualities. But, one thing it doesn’t have is a beach. Sure you can drive a couple hours to the beach and have a great time, but there’s nothing like being able to walk out on your deck and see the ocean. Did that back home.

-I’m normally not a movie guy. I won’t be camping out to see the latest Batman movie this week. I didn’t rush to the theaters to see The Hangover and I certainly didn’t see Titanic 20 times like some people I know. But, I have to say that TED is absolutely hysterical. Go see it. Don’t bring the kids and don’t bring your high horse of moral values. You may need to do some research on what a girl from Quincy is like, but other than that, you’ll be on the floor laughing from start to finish.

-Finally, there’s the coffee question. I’m a simple guy in the summer (and year round I suppose) and a regular daily iced coffee is what I need. The preference? Dunkin’ Donuts. The once tiny Eastern Mass. chain is now nationwide (except Condorstown) and in my opinion, they’re what a coffee shop should be. Simple. None of this extravagant stuff that you can get at say Starbucks. Dunkies is correctly priced and is the working man’s place to go. I always feel weird getting anything at Starbucks to be honest.

So, I leave it to you friends of the blog. Is there a place in Condorstown to get a better, reasonably priced iced coffee and a cruller (they have these in Cali?) to get my day going out here? Tweet me some suggestions.

Until next Thursday #Condorstown.

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Ryan Holt a.k.a. ‘Holty,’ is the younger half of the Condors broadcast duo, and recently completed his first season in #Condorstown. He’s ready for hockey season now. Follow him on Twitter @BroadcastHolt for random stuff confined to 140 characters.