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100 Days of Ties: Day 87, continuing with the bow ties, Jimmy Buffett and dreaming of boat drinks.

Astute at the desk reading Jimmy Buffett lyrics.

I don’t really care how hokey people think Jimmy Buffett is. I have always liked his catchy feel-good tunes. Hell, I’ve even had a cheeseburger in paradise… Or so, up until just recently, I thought I had. From Wiki: According to Buffett’s Margaritaville web site, the myth of the “cheeseburger in paradise” was inspired by a boat journey Buffett once took in the Caribbean. Buffett states that while subsisting on canned food and peanut butter, he envisioned eating a “piping hot cheeseburger”. He reports that upon finally arriving in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, he was surprised to find a restaurant serving American cheeseburgers.

Feel Good Mustached Man

All the while I thought the one I had in Cabbage Key was the famous meat. Regardless, the burger I had was that good. Heaven on Earth with an onion slice good. I liked mine with french fried potatos and a big kosher pickle. However, I was only 13 so no cold draft beer. Only Coke. Which worked fine as well. …Now back to dreaming of warm beaches, bikini girls, boat drinks and writing island-inspired jams… while it’s 7 degrees outside my window.

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Add it to the itinerary: Otis James. Nashville.

While I have been informed that Otis James doesn’t actually have a shop in Nashville, I am told there is an off-chance of meeting up with him and perusing his portfolio of fine neckwear. Yeah, you heard correct. I still haven’t made it out that way after much talk of it in the recent past. Seems the “buddy pass” is really anything but. Now with an actual flight booked, I shall finally grace the streets of Tennessee the first weekend of February. Much is planned, including that behind-the-scenes tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and I am assured I will return to Denver with a little more than a good deal of my bank account missing.

Plaid. More Plaid.

But if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1000 times: You only get one go on the carousel of life, so why not spend it if you got it? That said, why wouldn’t you buy a Mini Cupcake Maker? For that matter, the Big Johnson book is only a whopping $10. I say, if you want it, get it. If you want to save, save. I am not here to tell you how to live. I’m just pointing you towards items that have the high probability of making your life insanely better. And what I have learned over the past year or so is one can never have enough plaid…or cupcakes. Fingers crossed for that Otis James hookup. Full report to come.

The Bowtie Club: Scottish Tartans Campbell of Cawdor

bowtieclubI leave for vacation this Friday for en entire week. Gonna backwoods it with the old man and my uncle. Get some fishing in, maybe camp out a few nights when I don’t feel like kicking it in the cabin, swim in a lake, jump off a boat house….quality time. I can rough it with the best of them, for sure. Still I like gettin back to my urbane lifestyle too. I’ve decided to finally go with the Scottish Tartan Bowtie ($43). However, I’m not going to buy it until I return from Wisconsin, as I don’t think the dairy-land will have much appreciation for it.

JPress Raw Silk Bowties

BBT12565AGNThe battle rages on as I find more and more bowties on this great invention we call the Interwebz. People are dreaming of me owning one, I have the perfect shirt for one, I could be “that guy” at the office, and there are plenty of styles available to for ever-changing moods. I think with that last sentence, the decision has been made. Now, do I sport a JPress Bowtie ($37), or go the cheaper route and scour thrift stores? More styles… Continue reading