STARTER JACKET

Those Starter Jackets are fuckin’ awesome, dog. Everybody has one. Jeff Langdon (Langie, but he doesn’t really like that) who is my boss, the manager at Sullivan Tire, just got a brand new one. He’s okay. Sometimes he can be kind of a douche but he’s been okay about my court dates and all that. I mean, he had his own for that DUI about 6 months ago so he can’t really say much. Anyway, he has the Patriots jacket. I think that is the one to get since they have been doing pretty well. Sully has the Pats one, Dunnie has it, Mikey, Joey, Malph and Big Sull has the Pats and the Sox. He got his disability check a few weeks ago so he splurged. It’s kinda hard to know which one to get because all the Boston teams have been doing good. The thing is though my ex has been needing money and ma has been after me too. Not about rent or food but court costs and all that crap.
I been trying to save up for one but something always seems to be happening that I have to spend money. Gas for the car, I had to have it inspected which another $35 outta my pocket. That DUI 4 months ago was a huge hit. My insurance is more now, what a fuckin’ headache. I also owe my mom a bunch of money and she doesn’t like me going out to Buck’s or South Side too much. She says the other night that she doesn’t like me going “all the time” but I don’t go all the time. Plus, that’s where everybody hangs out and watches the games. And I gotta buy beers and stuff or I look like a cheap asshole.
Last season people were kinda giving me shit because I didn’t have the jacket. They were saying I’m not a real fan and stuff like that. Malph was all in my face and I don’t even like that dickhead. He’s Sul’s second cousin, whatever that means, and he’s been hanging around like he’s part of the crew. He doesn’t even know Da Crew! We been hangin’ out since 7th grade and he went to the fuckin’ faggot Catholic school in town til he got booted. Then he starts comin’ around, late gamin’ it. And then he’s like, “Where’s your jacket, dude?” to me. And I’m like I don’t have one yet and he’s like makin’ it like I ain’t even down. Uh, look close at the You Tube vid douche! You are not in the video we did for the Da Crew’s rap song, are ya? (Da Crew is goin’ out, and we’re drinkin’ beers! We’ll be flexin’ so ya better be in fear!) Yeah son! It got like 45 likes.
But, I gotta get one or I will look like a total pussy. Speaking of which, I need one to get me some of that too. And the Starter Jacket goes right towards that. I think it shows dedication and commitment to something larger than myself; women like that in a man. I was gonna ask my ex-girlfriend, Sherri, if she could loan me the money and I would pay her back but I still owe her for the cable bill (at least that what she says) and the X-Box. I figured that was a gift but I guess I did ask her for it. But she never played it? Come on! But, whatever, I don’t like to argue over petty stuff.
I got some time to think it over but not much. I mean, I need it before the season starts because I can’t be a bandwagon jumper. I don’t need repeat of the 1986 season. Dunnie and Murph (not Malph) still give me shit about that. “Ahh, you bought ya Pats jersey in like December!” Which is not true, I got it in November.
The good thing is I already got my Red Sox hat which is pretty broken in but still looks good. So, the Starter Jacket, some Pats sweats and some t-shirts, maybe Celtics…and Bruins! Damn. I forgot about that. See, with all my court bullshit and my job and Sherri and my mom…it’s hard to focus. Ritchie T has this fuckin’ awesome Bruins jacket and a pissa Sox blanket. His uncle got him the job on the Turnpike so he’s hooked up for life. Some guys…but he’s a good guy. Ritchie B. though, he’s a punk. Been like that since Lakeside Elementary. Lakeside Boys!!!!! That was da original crew! You know it, kid!