Monthly Archives: January 2017

Winter Golf Work

Watching the PGA’s Hawaii swing really makes me miss golf.  The tour will continue through California and Florida during our colder months, forcing us to watch green grass, warm temperatures, and unlimited sunshine while we struggle to find any worthwhile sports on TV (save March Madness).  The Masters is a little under three months away, […]

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January Getaway

Now is an excellent time of year to take a long weekend trip with your significant other.  You’ve got plenty of vacation time, and a half-day on a Friday is completely worth a fun and relaxing weekend with your best girl.  Think about it: now is a great time to take advantage of lower-than-normal hotel […]

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Mark McCoy - January 17, 2017 - 1:21 PM

I just pulled the trigger on the Edgevale pants. Look to be great option for our upcoming getaway to the low country

matt - January 17, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Can you fix the RSS feed? Stopped working a while back. K miss you.

Remembrance: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr Image: Steve Penley

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Tweed Time

The weather here in Atlanta and all over the South has been a bit nutty over the last few weeks.  We celebrated Christmas around 70 degrees, then had an ice “storm” and highs in the 20s last weekend, and today is supposed to be 64, which will continue through the holiday weekend. I love tweed […]

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Quail Hunt

In the spirit of refinement, I accepted an invitation from a very close friend to join him for a quail hunt.  Full disclosure, this was my first quail hunt.  My excitement outweighed my anxiety exponentially.  I knew that an invitation like this was coming, so I had been studying up: reading as much as I […]

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Birddog - January 11, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Kevin’s sells those plantation prints.

Nem - January 11, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Congratulations on your first hunt and first birds. I live nearby and have hunted PC a few times. I agree their staff and grounds are way above average. They do some day release and season release of birds so you usually see plenty. Props for bringing a double 20 and not some freshman auto loader 12.

Keep it up and bring your friends. Sowega is shotgun country and we like sharing the fun!

Rusty - January 11, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Congrats on the successful hunt. I don’t remember my first bird, but I do remember the first bird ever taken by my friend on our first hunt together. It flushed behind us by surprise (the dogs weren’t even particularly close). Before I could even get my gun up, it streaked directly over us. My friend Tom followed it with his shotgun and just when it looked like it was getting too far to bring down, BOOM, an explosion of feathers and our group’s first bird when down. Since I’d helped Tom pick out a gun, learn to shoot, and arranged the trip, it is literally more memorable to me than my first.

A picture of us from that first hunt can be found here:

CDS - January 11, 2017 - 4:21 PM

Always good to see field/english cockers on the hunt.
I’m training my own EC right now. His first hunt is in a few weeks.
Congrats on the hunt, make it happen more often.

Jeff - January 11, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Sounds like you had a great first experience. Now that you have caught the “bird bug” you should explore some other lodges in the state. Live Oak Plantation in Adele has re-opened its operation and was incredible in the past. I have heard the same staff is there for the most part. Shadow Oak Plantation in Nashville, GA has good hunting but the food was sub par the trip I had there. There are also plenty of options in Camilla. Rio Piedra, River View Plantation, Covey Rise Plantation, etc. I have either had great experiences or heard good things about each of those three options in Camilla.

Welcome to quail hunting and here’s to you not finding a cure to the sickness!

m - January 12, 2017 - 4:35 PM

“i don’t even know what the f*** a quail is” – wedding crashers

National Championship Preview (And Prediction)

And then there were two.  Except for one slip up against Pitt, these teams are perfect.  Most honest pundits picked Alabama and Clemson to get back to the National Championship early in the season, and they were right.  They both wiped the floor with their opponents in last week’s playoff games.  Think about it: most […]

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HMB - January 9, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Can’t believe I’m saying this as an SEC grad, but I’m thinking Clemson pulls it off

Jay - January 9, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Saban is usually pretty good in rematch games. I’ll take Bama by a TD and a late FG.

MP - January 9, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Did the Clemson win over OSU say more about the Tigers or the Buckeyes?

We’ll find out…

MRS - January 9, 2017 - 1:45 PM

I have gone back and forth on this but I think Clemson finds a way to win this one. I don’t see it being nearly as high scoring though. I think it is more like 24-20. As an SEC grad (UF), I normally pull for the league teams (other than UGA), but I think I’m on board with Clemson tonight.

HCS Clemson Class of '14 - January 11, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Wow. What a take. Not sarcastic at all, you nailed every point. What an incredible game and I’ll be so honored to tell my children and grandchildren I was there. Go Tigers.

Clay - January 16, 2017 - 10:36 AM

‘Bama grad here. What a game. All the credit to Clemson and Deshaun Watson. He took multiple hits, but kept getting up and fighting hard. It was an impressive performance. Alabama fans are not used to losing Championship games……I wasn’t interested in football the last time they did, but I am proud of our team and their effort against Clemson. It’s hard to fault them for their performance last Monday. Roll Tide.

1000 Words: Sinatra’s Tuxedo

I didn’t wear my tuxedo once in 2016.  This is odd for me… we had six black tie occasions in 2015, and about that many the year prior.  I actually miss wearing it.  These parties are usually outstanding, and wearing a tuxedo always allows you to have one more drink, one more dance, or stay […]

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MJB - January 6, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Nice post. Is that Jane Mansfield? Wow.

MRS - January 6, 2017 - 9:17 AM

+1 for that last picture with Jayne Mansfield. some real horsepower there.

Nem - January 6, 2017 - 2:57 PM

That Mansfield pic is on point even with Frank in a plain suit.

I wore my tux 4 times this year, and tails just last week! Try avoiding formal attire the year your oldest daughter is making her debut. But I agree a tux makes the event that much more fun…just not in the summertime.

AGG - January 6, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Great post, but would love to see a post showing your suggestions on tuxedo attire – jackets, pants, shirts, shoes, accessories, etc.