Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wanted: Wilderness Systems Tarpon 130t

The Tarpon 130t has enough room for you, a lady friend and your dog. Perfect for weekend paddles on the Potomac, you can launch from Jack's Boat House, and afterwards enjoy a beer or burger on their dock.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ole Miss vs. Tulane

Unfortunately, it looks as if I will not be able to travel to the Grove this year to see my beloved Ole Miss Rebels play, due to our lackluster home schedule and the travel involved.
However, I will be making the trip to New Orleans the second week of September to see Ole Miss play Tulane in the Superdome.
This should be a pretty rowdy weekend, since New Orleans is a short five hour drive from Oxford, MS, and the game is scheduled to have an 8pm kick off time, giving the fans plenty of time to be over served.
The secret to a successful weekend in New Orleans is creating a balance between downtown and uptown, too many people get sucked into staying on Bourbon at some tourist trap, when there are several nicer and just as "New Orleans" bars Uptown.
Here a tentative schedule for the weekend
Friday-Fly in at 9pm, meet everyone on Bourbon, probably at Paddy O's.

Saturday- Bloody Mary's at Port of Call, head Uptown for lunch and margaritas at Superior Grill, the Cactus Cantina of the south, followed by heckling Tulane fans at traditional Tulane bars such as the Boot, Bruno's and Fat Harry's. Head back to Bourbon around 5 and start heading towards the Superdome. The latter part of the night will really depend on the outcome of the game, but I would love to head back Uptown for late night at F&M's, but we'll see.

Hotty Toddy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


As JRS at Red Clay Soul already posted, Patagonia is having it's Summer Sale currently. I'm a huge fan of Patagonia's clothing and vision, but I'm pissed off about a few things.

1. I love Patagonia baggies, but we are totally getting screwed out of some rad patterns, which are only available in baby/kids sizing.
Here are a few examples.

2. My second rant is about the lack of Stand-Ups currently available from Patagonia. I've been to several Patagonia stores this year and Stand-ups, particularly the 5in variety, are virtually nonexistent. It's sacrilege, since Stand-Ups have been a staple of the Patagonia line for years. Let's not forget your roots, Yvon.

Great rant about the "Original Stand-Up Short"

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pickin' On Modest Mouse-Iron Horse

If you are a fan of Modest Mouse and blue grass, you should check out Pickin' on Modest Mouse by Iron Horse. This album is part of the "Pickin' On" series, which is collection of blue grass cover albums that features a wide range of artists and genres.

Iron Horse- Float On

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New ride- 2007 E350 4Matic Wagon

Yeah, I drive a wagon.....I was originally interested in an SUV, but living in DC, I found it hard to justify the larger vehicle.
The E350 has every feature that I was looking for, a roof rack, extra cargo space, all wheel drive, GPS and an ipod connection. It also has plenty of "Luxury" features, that I don't need, but you won't find me complaining about. These features allow me to have all the advantages of an SUV, but with the superior handling and gas mileage of a smaller vehicle.
This post's real purpose is to serve as a justification to myself, since I am still adjusting to driving a vehicle, that is usually reserved for middle-aged soccer moms.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The papers called him "The Laundry-Room Rapist"

Will Ferrell as Randy Graves, Frat boy extraordinaire

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vest Season

The vest is an essential part of my wardrobe, perfect for the transition from warm summer nights to chilly fall ones, when a jacket is still excessive. It is hard to beat a vest, when paired with an OCBD, khakis and your favorite pair of boots or loafers.

Patagonia Retro-X Vest

Orvis Oxford Shirt

Orvis Twill pants

Red Wing Pecos

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Drive-By Truckers- Acoustic & Otherwise

This is a awesome DBT acoustic compilation CD, it was put together by the folks over at A Truer Sound. All the songs are pretty epic, but check out Louisiana 1927, Heathens and Carl Perkins Cadillac.

Disc 1
Waterloo Records (Acoustic) August 22,2003
3-Marry Me
4-Decoration Day
5-(Somethings Gotta) Give Pretty Soon
6-Sounds Better In A Song
Smiths Olde Bar (Acoustic) May 1, 2004
8-My Sweet Annette
9-Marry Me
11-(Somethings Gotta) Give Pretty Soon
12-Daddys Cup
13-Never Gonna Change
14-Sink Hole
Manchester England September 6, 2005
15-Louisiana 1927 (Hurricane Katrina Tribute)
Disc 2
KBCO Studio C August 16, 2004
2-Never Gonna Change
4-Carl Perkin’s Cadillac
Cooley’s House December 29, 2003
6-Zip City
7-Lookout Mountain
8-Decoration Day
10-Where The Devil Don’t Stay
11-When The Pin Hits The Shell
12-Do It Yourself
14-Goddamn Lonely Love
15-Never Gonna Change
16-The Day John Henry Died
17-Tales Facing Up

LL. Bean Signature Luggage

Here is my mandatory LL. Bean Signature Fall post- I think the whole fall line-up looks superb, and I hope to own at least a half dozen of the pieces.
The items that really impressed me are the re-released luggage pieces, specifically the Bean's Vacation Bag and Bean's Zipper Duffle.
I have been resisting the idea of a new travel bag, since my North Face duffle has been so faithful to me, having followed me on countless excursions, from SEC roadtrips to Europe and South-East Asia, and everything in between.

While I love my current travel bag, I feel that since I am now, a distinguished Alumni of the "Harvard of the South", no less, I need a bag that screams class and sophistication, for which I feel these LL.Bean bags are up to the task. If only my bank account was similarly, up to the task