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Monthly Archives: March 2012

One Too Many!

I shouldn’t have had that last whiskey last night… I’m moving slowly today.

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Vintage B.J. Ernst Wool Ties

A customer at Casarama brought in a box of the most interesting woven wool ties. The story behind them is that the brother of the road salesman for the company was the owner of the estate and when they were cleaning it out they discovered the box of ties, left over from the 1940’s when his brother was on the road selling. The ties were manufactured by B.J.Ernst in San Francisco. Needless to say I bought the whole lot. I had them in Casarama for a while and sold a few, but the longer I looked at them and read about new woven wool ties I pulled them from the display case and decided to wear a few. I am still not sure if I want to give them up.

The following is the collection:

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I let a few get away for $20 each. Should I keep them or sell them?…


Nice Little Bag – Maker Unknown.

I came across this nice little gem over at A Lazy Man‘s blog. Unfortunately he doesn’t identify his posts so I am left to obsess over what might just be the perfect travel toiletry kit.

Anyone have any ideas who makes it?!

Update:

Damn! Found it. Of course it is sold out…
It was being sold by Need Supply back in October 2011.
It is made by a company called Billykirk and it looks like they don’t make it anymore. Could be the $150 price tag?!

 

Back to obsessing…


Tuesday is a good day for a Revolution from Afrolicious…

The new EP from ESL Music’s Afrolicious.


At The Lodge…

Whew, the day with the kidlets, or mini-Amigos, as I like to call them, was a success. No crowds, no skiing, only tubing, topped off by a deee-liscious Wasabi Mary in the lodge!

I gotta make some of these:

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1/2 fresh lime juice
4 1/2 tsp wasabi
6 cupslow-salt V8® vegetable juice
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups vodka

Combine lime juice and wasabi with a whisk, until wasabi dissolves. Pour into a pitcher, and add veggie juice, worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce and salt. Chill. Stir in vodka and serve over ice, with a stalk of celery or pickled asparagus. Serves 8.

Serves 8?! Not in my book! And just for the record, I prefer our local Vodka

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Made in Bend, Oregon by Bendistillery. Get some and enjoy. Their Gin, made with local Juniper berries is really delicious as well, but we will save that for the summer.


Monday is Ski Day!

My niece and nephew are still in town from Ecuador and the Missus had the great idea to bring them skiing during Spring Break. It is a bright sunny day and there is fresh snow on Mt. Bachelor this morning so I am sure there are already lines of powder-hounds queuing up at the chair lifts. It will take us at least another 2 hours to feed, clothe, and wrangle the kids into the car so a half-day lesson starting at noon is in order. Hopefully I can convince the Missus that I do not want to push and shove my way on to the lifts for a half day during Spring Break, with hundreds of yahoos in town for their once-a-year ski blitz. Instead I would rather enjoy the view from the lodge with a microbrew. Wish me luck!

In the meantime, enjoy some vintage ski photos:

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Futbol Sunday

I am watching my fantasy football team take a beating today in the EPL.

To take my mind off of the carnage I am searching vintage soccer/football photos from the turn of the last century:

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It’s not helping…


Bedtime For Cowboys

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Late Night Drunken Dancing

Okay, we were out late tonight at a white trash bar… I guess I have to post.


Midstate Lumber Supply Apron

I found this beauty of a canvas lumber store apron from the 50’s. Dig it!

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