Monthly Archives: October 2009

Trick or Treat

Halloween is a great time of year – not only for the costumes and candy, but because of the time of year. The fact that it falls on a Saturday makes it much better. Last night we attended a costume party; some of the better costumes we saw: Smokey and the Bandit Dorothy and the […]

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Skip Brooks - October 31, 2009 - 5:26 PM

Sweep the leg! Classic!

Be a Dog Person

Our dogs on the couch they aren’t allowed on We have a big front door with a glass inlay. Every day when I get home, my yellow lab is waiting at the door for me. I can see her in the window as I’m driving up my street from about three houses down. It’s like […]

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DAM - October 30, 2009 - 1:00 PM

another quality post. That picture of the four dogs clearly took bribery to get – Bacon? Sausage? Virginia ham?

JPH712 - November 6, 2009 - 3:32 PM

We just lost our Dalmatian, Penny, she was 15 years 8 months, and we completely understand the idea of being Dog People.

sorrentolens - December 3, 2009 - 12:51 AM

I just love dogs! Mine is laying next to me now. Wonderful.

Great blog btw.

RCS Wish List – Orvis Gokey Boots

Gokey Custom Pull On Boots from Orvis

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trip - October 24, 2009 - 2:47 AM

For a while I hoped to score a pair of Gokeys for a song off of Ebay. Never worked out.

Instruction Manuals

Clockwise from the top-left: The Filthy Rich Handbook Tipsy In Madras The Genuine Texas Handbook The Official Preppy Handbook Excellent (tongue-in-cheek) humor. Some highlights: “How to Buy an Island” – page 141 of The Filthy Rich Handbook “Roll Out the Barrells – Kegging Kept Dignified” – page 50-51 of Tipsy In Madras “Walkin’ Tall – […]

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L.A.S - October 19, 2009 - 3:10 AM

I'm obviously familiar with TOPH, but these others should be fun reads. Thanks JRS.

Dale P.L. Chadwick - October 19, 2009 - 2:27 PM

Tipsy was the sequel to TOPH if I'm correct – I might want to look into that…

I don't know how my Northern suite mates would feel if I brought in more stuff from the South though (in reference to TGTH – I think my roommate's 5×3 Texas flag and my flag is enough for the Yanks…)

trip - October 19, 2009 - 3:29 PM


I'm not sure I would qualify "Tipsy in Madras" as a sequel; perhaps more of a supplement "in the spirit of".

I simply can't believe how much those books are selling for on Amazon. Currently the cheapest is $59; I find that pretty amusing since I picked up my copy at an outlet mall bookstore for $6 or something.

Conor - October 20, 2009 - 1:15 AM

I've actually never read any of those (should probably have my TC membership revoked for not having read TOPH), but I did read "The Unexpurgated Code" on the advice of Sartre and it is absolutely hilarious. I highly recommend it.

Brian - October 20, 2009 - 2:38 AM

The best part about Tipsy in Madras is the activity suggestion to go with each drink. Seem to remeber the drink of choice when playing wiffle ball was the G&T

Skip - October 20, 2009 - 11:59 AM

Although highly disappointing, you could add the Yuppie handbook to the list.

DAM - October 20, 2009 - 1:57 PM

These are great – haven't seen the Texas book the rest are hysterical.

BTW: Check out lands end for the down vest – their under $25 and great quality.

Needle on the Record

Our house had a record player. We listened to it all the time. I can remember Saturday nights with Dad on the grill in the back yard, the windows open, and the music playing. We had all sorts of records; most were country or beach music (both of my parents went to small colleges in […]

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L.A.S - October 16, 2009 - 3:50 PM

Those words to live by were written by Don Schlitz…but yeah, great country-crossover jam.

L.A.S - October 17, 2009 - 3:31 PM

JRS – I have a project I'd love for you to participate in. Could you please send me your email address so that I can contact you with the details. Thanks.


RCS Wish List – LL Bean Waxed Cotton Down Vest

LL Bean Waxed Cotton Down Vest I could spend a fortune at LL Bean. In addition to the vest – this, these, and this. Great stuff.

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trip - October 9, 2009 - 8:09 PM

Wow, I hadn't seen that vest, pretty sweet. I'm a sucker for anything with the words "waxed cotton" or "vest" in them.

L.A.S - October 9, 2009 - 9:55 PM

great find…bean boots and bluchers are on my wish list as we speak.

JRS - October 10, 2009 - 12:13 PM

I just wish they still sold the pull-on 'Lounger' Bean Boots…

The Duck - October 12, 2009 - 9:53 PM

I prefer the McAlister waxed vest. A little more traditional looking, but that Bean vest is damn nice.

Ryan - October 30, 2009 - 6:06 AM

That pic is the womens vest, but copp that vest now! You wont regret it! I wear it all the time, but they run about one size big, so down size!

Backwoods Plaid - May 3, 2011 - 3:34 AM

Ahh! I bought this last year. Use it all the time. Watch for an upcoming post on this. I've been taking some shots of it.

Football: Southern Style

Being a huge college football fan, it helps that I live in SEC country. Maybe it is the other way around – it could be that I’m a huge college football fan BECAUSE I live in SEC country… There is nothing like gameday – Especially at an SEC school (and some ACC schools…). I try […]

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