Friends, it is with a heavy heart that I had to bid farewell to one of my oldest and bestest blog buddies, Joe Stains.
Where do I begin? Joey was totally my hero and one of the original dogs with blogs for sure. Full of spunk and attitude, that little guy.
I first met him at his Super Bowl Party way back in 2009 when I was a new blogger and not terribly accustomed to the mighty adventures which he hosted.
Joe was the official Bad Sports judge at the very first ever Mango Minster! He really set the tone for judging badness. He was one bad-ass little dude himself.
We had so many wonderful adventures together. Like our big trip to South Africa where he kind of went missing for a bit after indulging in the methane generating foodables.
Only to show up having totally gone native and having a grand old time.
Yuh, and he gave out Stain Awards to only the best stain makers in the whole world and I will cherish mine forever.
Joe, buddy, I dread to think what will happen to the doofus without your stabilizing presence. But you are running free over the bridge where there are no thunderstorms and the Steelers always win (OK, the Yankees too).
Mango Man! Oh yeah!