What with the semester finally over, I decide over the last few days that going to sleep at a reasonable hour was preferable to silly blog posting in the wee smalls of the morning. Plus, my camera needs a new memory card.
Anyway, feeling relaxed and refreshed, here's a little update.
Filson Tin Cloth
Our friend and commenter Pitboss12 informed me a while back that he had purchased a Filson tincloth coat from Ebay which never quite fit him. He sent the coat to me in hopes that it would find I good home, which it has. The thing feels like its made of steel, and smells a bit like the forest. I may have to find an excuse to chop some wood just to do it justice.
Thanks Pitboss. Random acts of kindness like this restore my faith in humanity.
My final presentation was a ripping success. The reviewers, both professional architects, said they really wish the place could be built. I've been thinking of firing up another blog devoted to architecture, so I may feature a complete rundown of the project there. Living in Boston, there are plenty of stunning buildings to talk about. Anyone have any good ideas for a name?
I went to a Christmas show that my old band was playing on Thursday night after the presentation. I wore Black Watch slacks with a Brooks Brothers oxford and bow tie, a thick white cardigan (I changed the buttons for braided leather ones) and suede shoes. Holiday-tastic!
It was great to see old friends and be out drinking beer at night time like a normal person. I had almost forgotten what that was like.
A Little Rant/Announcement
As of today, I am removing the link to A Suitable Wardrobe.
My friends and I would read this blog everyday and become infuriated, because people like to seek out that which infuriates them, I guess. In joking, my friend Dave once said "You should write a blog called 'An Affordable Wardrobe' just to show people how it really is." And so here we are.
I never wanted this blog to become a b*tch fest, so after this we'll here no more about it. I think it's childish to post complaints abut other people online all day long. However, this drove me off a cliff. With the country in the state it's in right now, it is downright disgusting to be talking about a useless set of cuff links for $5200. To me and my family that nearly a year's (!!!) worth of food. For others, that 1/4 of a years pay. I don't want to sound like a socialist or anything, but I think its about time that the more fortunate start doing their part to fix this mess we're in. Many of us have lost our jobs. You can do without that tacky 'dress set'. I'm sure it will look great at a dinner party at the 'club', as you sip a $50 ounce of booze and smoke a $30 cigar and laugh with the captains of industry about the plight of the unwashed savages.
Calling that blog a "suitable" wardrobe also implies that anything less would be unsuitable, which is also disgusting. Shame on you. I won't support you anymore.
Enough said. Let us never speak of it again.
Fluffy White Stuff
There's a ton of snow on the ground outside. I'm going to go get a new memory card so I can take some pictures.
Hopefully I'll be back to bragging about my thrift store finds tomorrow. In the meantime, I think I'll cook a batch of baked beans in the crock pot and build a snow man with the boy.