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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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100 Days of Ties: Day 84, Vampire Weekend, insomnia, Gant Rugger, and Smash Putt.

A mild Denver morning but up for hours.

Few bands can write inane lyrics and still gain my respect, but Vampire Weekend is able to do it so nicely. I mean, look at the lyrics to “Cousins” from Contra:

You found a sweater on the ocean floor.
They’re gonna find it if you didn’t close the door.
You and the smart one sit outside of their sight,
In a house on a street they wouldn’t park on at night.

Alright…Whatever that means. The song kicks ass as does the rest of the album. I thought this while laying in bed unable to sleep this morning with “I Think Ur a Contra” on in the background. Such a jam. It didn’t lull me to sleep, but it relaxed me. Then, of course, I anger the blood with Angry Birds and said, “Screw this, I’m getting up.” Now, my kitchen is spotless.

Now, I just gotta get through the workday and perhaps partake in Smash Putt tonight. It looks pretty intense, and it only runs for a few months. If you’re game to join, let me know. Otherwise, we be dancin.

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100 Days of Ties: Day 82, the dead leaves, the dirty ground, and riding the bus with my sister.

Scorpions, rocking my neck like a hurricane via Lands' End Canvas.

I switched it up a bit this morning and did a shot with a new camera app I got on my phone. I liked the way it turned out, so I used it in lieu of the standard pose. And, no, my sister isn’t on the bus with me today, but she does delight in taking the Light Rail from the burbs to the city to come see me, so she’s with me in spirit.

Anyway, I strapped on the Lands’ End Canvas scorpions today with the Animal Command jacket and an svelt OCBD from J.Crew. My dapper feeling almost had the kibash thrown on it as I headed out the door this AM and slipped on a patch of black ice at the foot of the stairs of my building. Luckily, it was 6:30 and no one was walking by. I would have looked quite the fool. Or not. I don’t think I really would have cared…

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100 Days of Ties: Day 80 and the best is yet to come.

Break out the ice scrapers, we're going to town.

Finally, Denver got hit hard by some snow and brutally cold temperatures. I got the chance to head to the hills for some snowshoeing, which was ideal, save for the patch of ice I hit afterwards while running out for dinner supplies ending in me and my car in a ditch. No one was hurt. We’re all good. What a way to see out 2010.

With 2011 here and as cliched and hackneyed as it sounds, I’m embracing this fresh start and aim to live everyday to the fullest. I try to already, but there’s no harm in trying harder, and trying to do a bit of good everyday.

Cheers, all, and let’s make this year one for the books.

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100 Days of Ties: Day 79 and the final warmth before the cool down in Denver.

Market Street Station with Sperry, the Hill Side and Lands' End Canvas

I love days like today. The air is warm and slightly heavy, the way it always is before a huge front comes our way drenching us in either snow or rain. Everything is calm, everything is quiet, and soon enough, everything in the Denver Metro area will be covered in a white blanket of the stuff the Eskimos have 26 words for. Myself? I will be heading out of town to take part in some snowshoeing with the family for a day. But then it’s back to it come Friday for New Years Eve.

See you all in 2011. Be safe. Be happy. Be always working hard.

Will

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100 Days of Ties: Day 78 and a forecast of cold warming the soul.

See my vests (while you can).

I heard about some impending cold coming this-a-way towards the end of the week, but I didn’t want to say too much about it so as not to jinx anything. I know the east is getting hit hard, but we’re not, and to me that is unacceptable in December in Denver. The mountains are experiencing record snowfall, which is nice as I am headed there this weekend for a little snowshoeing with the old man, so I guess I shouldn’t complain. It does make commuting around the metro areas much easier. The busses run faster, I can ride my bike, walking to the bar is easy… Ya know? I’m just gonna shut up now.

Today’s look brought to you by Lands’ End Canvas, Sperry, Levi’s, J. Crew, and Lumina.

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100 Days of Ties: Day 77 and the holiday blues dressed in red.

A staple: The red sweater. Lands' End Canvas, no less.

There’s a scene from an old Newsradio episode where, right before the staff of WNYX leaves for Christmas break, Joe, the office handyman played aptly by a young Joe Rogan, rips down all the holiday decorations stating, “Nothing’s more depressing than coming back to work after Christmas and seeing the decorations still up.” I couldn’t agree more. Th lights and wreaths and other miscellaneous holiday adornments only made me think about how long we have to wait until next year. Oh well, I suppose the longer we have to weait, the better it will be. It was a good holiday this year. Family, friends, crosswords galore, cash money, shoes, pots and pans, and plenty of smiles.Hell, maybe even next year we can add snow to that mix. As evidenced by this shot, we got none, and that thin layer of frost doesn’t count. But no fault of my fave Jennifer Broome – She reports, not doles out.

Hope yours was grand as well. It appears though I will be in Denver for NYE. Plans?

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