Now Open For Business

Happy New Year denizens of the Skipahsphere!  I hope your 2016 is off to a rocking start and whatever potentially flawed New Year’s resolutions you may have made when on your fifth glass of champagne haven’t collapsed yet.  Personally I made zero resolutions so there will be no letting myself down on failed promises.  My weight is good and I’m not remotely ready to give up Diet Dr. Pepper so December 31, 2015 came and went without much fanfare for yours truly.  Who am I kidding it was date night with Miss Madison!  A raucous evening at the movies and about the best thing southern Indiana can call Italian fare….The Olive Garden!

Since there wasn’t any new screenings of Bridget Jones’ Diary or a special showing of The Notebook, we instead fell face first into the Disney hype machine and opted for the new Star Wars movie.  SPOILER ALERT:  Please skip forward to the next paragraph to hear about the time I partied with N’Sync and taught Justin Timberlake how to “Bring sexy back.”  Skipah’s take is it was great movie, a reboot of the original (or Episode IV if you attended the movie dressed like a wookie), and I look forward to the next one.  Miss Madison is now holding me at gunpoint to take her to see Sisters, but I’m all about compromise post-divorce.  We had a great evening other than the long wait at the Olive Garden, but I made sure to get my fill of the all you can eat salad and breadsticks for making us wait so long!  Other endeavors of the long weekend included homemade chicken parmesan and trip to a local dive bar for what was described as “the best burger in town!”

Believe me the burger is about the only thing this place had going for it!  

Not pictured:  The older lady who evidently thought her constant staring at me would win me over!

I opted for her as my date instead of the older lady!

We rang in the New Year back in the Madison, Indiana offices of Skipah’s Realm debating how crazy Jenny McCarthy is, how Ryan Seacrest is the luckiest man in the world, and xeroxing our asses on the company copy machine.  Two of those three are true statements, and I’m currently looking for an office manager to find me a good deal on a used copy machine since the plate glass somehow got cracked!

The kick off to 2016 has brought a few changes in my life; I mentioned last week that I am shifting corporate headquarters to Madison, Indiana.  That transition is going great, other big news these days is Skipah’s Realm is now an official business.  I’ve kidded around about Skipah’s Realm, LLC and various other business entities on this site.  Well no more, I’m now officially president and CEO of Skipah’s Realm with the great state of Indiana!  Skipah’s Realm has an operating profit between a used toilet salesman commission and a Jewish dry cleaner operating in Iran, but I don’t really care about that.  I’m now officially a small business owner!

With any luck I will have an initial IPO (that’s initial public offering Kentuckian) sometime in the year 2043, and by then I hope to be offering my millions to anybody willing to share my message on Facebook.  Oh wait that was already done by Mr. Zuckerberg.  In the meantime I’ll keep pounding away on my laptop, praying to the Powerball gods (half a billion tonight), and just enjoying life in general with Miss Madison and Sloane.

About it for now, since my new little entrepreneurship doesn’t have the overhead to swing a six figure accountant to keep my taxes straight I better get to reading up on Indiana tax code and get all my figures straight.  I would hate to get audited my first year in business!

Send Skipah Sailing!


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  11. The burger was superb, and thank you!

  12. Good question, haven’t decided were I’m taking it yet. I do plan to use it locally as a platform for Colon Cancer Research.

  13. Congratulations on your new entrepreneur step - a great start for the new year! Trust the burger was super yum 🙂

  14. Thanks for liking my blog posts.

    What type of business is it, Gary, uh Skipah? 🙂

  15. That was a colossal pain in the ass getting all that Chinese hacker crap worked out with my bank! Happy 2016 to you also AJ!

  16. More than happy to oblige as one that has been known to go into a work coma myself!

  17. Happy 2016!! May the year be bright and fruitful and the Chinese leave you be!! 😉

  18. This gave me a great laugh. Thank you for shocking me out of my work coma. ;o) Happy 2016!

  19. Thanks pal, hopefully I hit the Powerball this weekend and make everything else moot!

  20. Good on you with the LLC. Hope it all works out.

  21. You got kicked into spam, story of my blog the last couple of months!

  22. That’s setting the bar pretty low!

  23. My comment disappeared!!! Ahhhh!

  24. Congratulations Mr. President! You will do much better than Obama. 🙂

  25. Remember to file your yearly paperwork on your new business. I set up 3 different businesses in the state of WI. They are still trying to get the paperwork even after we filed bankruptcy, years ago!

  26. It all about compromise LDS!

  27. Me neither! There is a method to the madness I’ll elaborate on it later :).

  28. It was a tasty burger for sure, can’t say much else about the place.

  29. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

  30. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? That’s asking a hell of a lot. Go stag on the next Star Wars movies. sisters is just too high a price to pay.

  31. Happy New Year Gary, here’s to good things for you all 🙂

  32. Well, that burger sure looks good… now all I can think of is a burger…

  33. Happy New Year’s man! Good choice on choosing the right date! Oh, and congrats on being a small biz owner, can’t wait to see what kind of operations you have going!

  34. Happy resolutionless New Year’s!

  35. Back at ya! I liked it, ran a tad long but overall nice fresh reboot from the original.

  36. Happy New Year, bud! Keep us posted on the details of your transition.

    I loved Star Wars!!!

    You should’ve gotten pics of that old lady staring at you! Lmao!

  37. Happy 2016 to y’all! 🙂

  38. Thanks pal, so far so good :).

  39. Resolutions are overrated! Happy New Years to you also.

  40. Sounds like 2016 is getting off to a great start for you! Happiness to you my friend this year! 🙂

  41. Congratulations! And Happy New Year, too (no resolutions for me, either)!

Tell Skipah all about it!