Summer is officially underway and the pool is open at Casa de Colon! I want to send a special thank you to Chris Aregenizano the owner and CEO of The Pool Boss. He and his team did an amazing job. They were efficient, professional and laser focused on getting my pool ready to rock for my #Thick-Boy-summer campaign. Lopez and Son's landscaping played a major part in getting the pool ready as well. Over this weekend we did it big! The wife and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary 6/17, my sister birthday 6/04, mother in law birthday 6/16, as well as our Baby Shower to celebrate baby #2. So we threw a huge celebratory event and invited everyone to our home to come celebrate with us. It was also important for us to do it on Juneteenth which is now a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans that we have celebrated ourselves for years.
Unfortunately the rain arrived an hour into my party, the heavy down pour tried to wash away my joy, but you know I was't having that. I looked at my big bro Max Starks and said follow me. He knew exactly what I was about to do. Cannnnnnnon Ballll!!! We jumped in the pool and the Calvary wasn't far behind. The homies and my co workers from Barstool were right behind me. My pool was looking like MTV spring break 98'. Beers and Champagne were getting chugged in the hot tub like a Puff Daddy video. The rain wasn't going to win.
With all the boozing and partying going on around me, I decided to take a moment to myself and take it all in. Being a kid from the projects, I never thought in my wildest dreams this would be my reality. Watching my nieces and nephews swimming around the pool with big smiles on their faces gave me life. Looking at my wife dancing and laughing with her girlfriends as she drops it low with one hand on her belly was a vibe. Listening to people talk about how insanely delicious the oxtails and Argentinian cooked lamb was all the conformation I needed it. Love is present and it never fails you when you treat people with care and compassion.