My MSR's: All the way to the left.
Any time I get to spend with my family is the best time. I make no secret how close I am with my mother and father and little sister (and yes my two brothers when they are around). So when I get the chance to be with them, I chomp at the bit. That said, this past week (December 30, to be exact), I found myself in Breckenridge, CO to not only hang out with the fam but to also try out the MSR Snowshoes my dad got me for my birthday. Whoa, buddy… Killer.
So for the 6 mile hike we take, I am floating on the snow, all the while telling dad how he needs a pair of these. “And, Dad? They’re made in the USA… Double bonus!” After only minutes in my birthday present, he’s going to buy his own pair. USA! USA! USA!
And for a gratuitous, “This is why I really love my family life,” photo, read on,,,
The day still lives in infamy...
December 7 is obviously a huge day in American history. In honor of our veterans and those still active in our armed forces, I donned a few hues of the ol’ red, white, and blue. Should have probably went all Made in the USA, too, and not gone with the H&M coat and J Crew tie and pants, but I will leave it up to the Wharf shirt and Tanner Goods belt to pick up that slack. Thank you to all that have and continue to risk their lives for the citizens of this great country.
Life has published an amazing set of photos of the Pearl Harbor attacks. Check them out.
September 11, 2001. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO – I was sleeping off a night of college party keg stands and bad pizza when I first heard the news. My roommate at the time came into my room and notified me that someone flew a plane into the World Trade Center in NYC. “That moron’s gonna get fired for sure,” I said, not knowing the severity of the situation. I didn’t have class until noon but thought it a good idea to check out the news. Not two minutes after I flipped on the set, the second plane was coming in. That’s when it hit me. “This isn’t an accident. What the hell is happening?”
Numbed and confused, I went to class. I don’t even remember if I got dressed or wore my pajamas. The campus was abuzz with frantic electricity, shouts and cries, cell phone calls, and the general feeling of “something’s amiss.” I called my mom. She apologized. She said she was sorry we had to witness such a horrific event. I accepted the apology with a “you don’t need to apologize” tone. That’s the only conversation, aside from my roommate waking me up, that I remember from that day.
Though I don’t remember anything that transpired in my personal life, I will never forget where I was on 9/11/01. Where were you?
– Will (@MomentumFailure)
I really don’t get why it takes some companies so long to get online shops set up for the Stateside folks. H&M has online shopping for almost everywhere in the UK but nothing for the USA. Muji at least cracked the whip and got with it. If you enjoy the simple style of the Japanese designer but can’t make it to the Soho store in NYC, now all you have to do is log on from the comfort of your own home and visit Muji’s Online Store. Watch your home become cooler overnight, or at least once your order arrives.