Thursday, June 30, 2011

rolls royce - winter park flowers - sartorial june

Saw this rolls on park avenue this afternoon.

Lots of color - winter park does a wonderful job of flowering park avenue.

Some "i likes" from June

Kathryn Hepburn's former home on Fenwick Island, CT

This looks great!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Bats and Cats are Cool - They Eat Vermin / Bats and Cats are Cool - Are Cool
(this is how I memorize crap that I hope I never have to remember again)

To some that know me, they know that I've been studying for a credentials exam for over six months.  I've taken the exam twice, and I've failed it twice. I don't mind telling you that - (I'm an honest dude, and my life is pretty much an open book).   Sometimes you use whatever your mind will allow to remember something important for the big test/event/presentation.  In the title - we have the formula for TO COMPLETE PERFORMANCE INDEX.  This is if you REALLY want to calculate your cost performance.

Now to my mind (and this could be why I failed the efff-ing exam twice), I remember a post that says:

But my professional (if there is such a thing) mind say I should remember that BATS and CATS are COOL (BAC), they eat vermin (EV) BATS and CATS are COOL ARE COOL. And if you really give a phuck you get your beloved TO COMPLETE PERFORMANCE INDEX (possibly calculates your level of performance while you are on Cialis(TM) !

I digress ----

What's really important is that BOWTIES are COOL no matter what the formula, the exam, or the occasion - getcha one.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Laundry Day

I find that these watchbands can get a bit grimy.  I put them in a plastic food container with a couple of drops of liquid laundry detergent - give them a good swoosh with my fingers for a minute - let them soak for a couple of  hours - replace the sudsy water with clean/clear water to rinse - roll them up in a clean towel - then let them dry in the sun.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Emblematic Ties - J. Press New Haven

Glengarry Sporting Club posted some emblematic ties from J. Press earlier today. This is the J. Press store in New Haven on York Street - In this photo, I can't be sure that they are the Irish Provinces, but note the 6th tie in from the left, front row under the paddle of the crewman's oar.  Also on the round table at the right of the photo.  It's a very "candy store" image for me.  I took this on 6/28 last year on a visit to New Haven and Greenwich to visit my daughter, my sister, friends and family before heading to Cape Cod.  I won't make it this year  - but hopefully in the fall and the Yale-Harvard game with my son.

Click the photo for a better view.

Some other views of J. Press - New Haven

My daughter and the very friendly J. Press salesperson

Lots of summer tans, seersucker, and madras

Note the stash of schoolboy scarves and hats.

I love this place!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Reduce your CHI*

*Crotch Heat Index - really! - check out the info link on their webpage.  By these guys at Betabrand (as in Beta (B) Brand).  Actually pretty cool looking horizontal cords - and the colors are right on with great lining.  Remind me a bit of Bonobos corduroy pants - which I think are great.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My June 1st Blog Post

I make it a point to post a blog entry on June 1st - for several reasons.

1. It's been 4 years since I quit smoking - and haven't lit up - not even once!  I don't have any desire for a cigarette at all.  But it all starts with desire - YOU HAVE TO WANT TO QUIT SMOKING.  There's been a lot of news about Chanitx over the years surrounding side effects - but the fact is - it works! At least it worked for me.

2. It's the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season. 

If you live on the east coast of the United States, you should renew your knowledge of safety and hurricane preparedness  routines.  Also, if you're interested, here's the list of hurricane storm names - hopefully, they will not be memorable:


3.  Just general blogging BS - and a few photos of some "I likes"


Happy June 1st everyone!