Monday, June 28, 2010

Mt. Moosilauke, 4000 Footer #1

Well, I can finally post about something related to my very first post.  A couple of years ago I decided to hike the 4000 'footers of New Hamshire's White Mountains.  Today I found the time to get up one of these big bastards.  I climbed to the top of Mount Moosilauke, the western most 4000 Footer and also one of the most southern.

The day started off with leaving the house earlier than planned, so I arrived at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge at 8:45 am.

Moosilauke Ravine Lodge run by Darmouth College

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Trendsetter? You make the call.

This is a preview picture of some Jack Spade suff.  Take a good look at that bag strap.  I know, it's kinda hard to see the pattern, but it gets better.
Now, check out Jimi's guitar strap.  The last photo is from Woodstock.

Now take a look at MY guitar strap.

So who is the trendsetter here?  Jimi, who is one of the greatest guitarists of all time, but dead?  Or me, an amature guitarist, who is alive and well.  You make the call.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ultimate Compliment 2.0

I've had some unfinished business.  I posted on my birthday about what I was wearing when I received the highest of compliments on what I was wearing that day.  When I got home that day I took some pictures of my outfit but never posted them.  I wasn't crazy about how they came out and also I wasn't sure if I wanted to be the kind of guy who posts pictures of himself in his outfits on his blog.  But I can't just list the clothes I was wearing that day, that would be like trying tell you what a Picasso looks like.

Matching the hardware

While were at it, let's see how the plaid-seersucker-partially lined blazer by Anderson Little from Boomerangs with sleeves lengthened by a great tailor looks.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Stick it in the fridge

It's in the fridge and will be all summer long.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Nantucket or Where we won't be going back to anytime soon

The bride and I had such a great time on Martha's Vineyard after our wedding that I thought it might be nice to check out Nantucket.  We did, on Memorial Day weekend, in the midst of the Figawi boat race.  It turns out that the man from Nantucket is Martha's douchbag brother.

On Martha's Vineyard, the weekend after Labor Day, there were many things to do and see and these things just seemed to find us.  We happened upon great restaurants, we took a bike ride from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs and then found a quiet beach.  We found places where there were affordable things to purchase.

Not so in Nantucket.  Things just didn't jump out at us.  Restaurants, shopping, activities...nothing.  Thing were expensive.  The Whaling museum admission was 17 dollars and we passed.  The worst part was that the island was full of drunk preppy douchbags.  All the rich girls wore aviators and colored wayfarers.  It was funny watching girls in high heels crossing cobblestone streets.  There were a couple of bars that were packed with drunk twenty-somethings.  Parts of downtown Nantucket seemed like a college campus.
I did buy a pair of Nantucket Reds at Murray's Toggery Shop.  Probably the only good thing to come out of our trip.  I could have bought them online but it was nice to be in the shop.  Murray's had a great selection of seersucker critter shorts.

We were booked for the 8:30 pm high speed ferry to leave but we were ready to go at 4 pm.  We caught the next ferry at 6:00 and got the hell out of there.  Let go to the tape...

The Fast (and expensive) Ferry

"Buffy, do you see Muffy's boat?" 

Nantucket is very beautiful