Chapter 1: The Background.
Really, when it comes down to it, the whole thing was started because of an elderly guy named Norman. Kurt and I were working at Subway, and Norman was this obnoxious guy who would come in far too often, stayed far too long, and ordered in a bumbling manner that usually required us to try and guess what the heck he wanted on his sub.
Norman: “Pastrami…whe.. .anaise….ch.. . ucce… s…”
Mike D: “Pastrami on wheat with mayonaise cheese lettuce and salt?”
Norman: “… j.s…d….”
Mike D: “ha ha… ha?”
Norman lived across the street from the Subway in a giant yellow house. And he complained about the house. A lot.
Sometime in 2002 he stepped up his complaints and reported the Yellow house to the authorities as an unsafe place for senior citizens. The housing facility shut down. And suddenly, there was a giant yellow house that needed renting.
Enter Ernie Begin.
Ernie is a master of organization. Some have called him the Caesar of Worcester*. And when a mass living lifestyle opportunity presented itself, Ernie grabbed hold, and found 18 other people to sign the lease. There were 19 people on the lease! NINETEEN.
Those people were as follows:
Ernie, Jay, Jon O., Max, Sarah, Matt, Erich, Goss, Joslyn, John M, Maria, A.Jamin, Jroy, Darcy, Megan, Wizzo, JR, Jeff, and Kerri from Fitchburg.
Kurt and I, who worked at the Subway and lived a block or two away at the corner of Hamden and Howe realized we needed to bring our awesome houses together. One way or another.
HnH, as we lovingly called it, was a three unit multifamily. Kurt, Jon, Andy, and I lived on the second floor. The first floor and third floors were filled with friends. We had 12 extremely awesome dedicated people who were ready for action at a moment’s notice.
And so we took the ocelot as our mascot and declared war on the Yellow house. Well, not so much war as a Rivalry. A rivalry that would go down in the books as the most insane test of willpower and creativity ever known to
The first challenge was the Guardian Shield Maneuver
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*This isnâ€™t even remotely true.