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Saturday, September 29, 2012

VOCAB: No-Holds-Barred

Meaning:  Without restriction or rules.
Origin:  Derived from wrestling. 
In wrestling, if the opponents agree that there are no holds barred, 
it literally means they can do any kind of hold,
 and it is not barred from competition. 
In everyday speech, it means there are no rules of conduct.  
You can do anything you want.  
The world is your oystie.

Friday, September 28, 2012

STYLE: Camel Blazer

Nothing says fall like a classic camel blazer.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


The Mystery Flavor pop is a mixture of two flavors that come together when the end of one batch of candy meets the beginning of the next batch. Rather than shutting down to clean out the candy equipment between flavors, Spangler turned lemons into lemonade and made pops out of the combination of flavors – the tail end of the old, and the beginning of the new. The candy lines keep running continuously, and the Mystery Flavor pops are a surprise treat every time.

Read the full text at mental_floss

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SONG: I Will Wait

Mumford and Sons do it again.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

TOON: Calvin and Hobbes

Best buds forever.

From Wikipedia: The final strip was printed on Sunday, December 31, 1995.  
It depicted Calvin and Hobbes outside in freshly fallen snow, 
reveling in the wonder and excitement of the winter scene. 
"It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... Let's go exploring!" 
leaving, according to one critic, "a hole in the comics page 
that no strip has been able to fill."

Read some C&H daily strips here.

Friday, September 21, 2012

GAME: Wolfenstein

'Cause video games are only good when you're shooting Nazis.
How many hours did you spend playing on your uncle's IBM ThinkPad?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

HUE: True Red

 A wise friend once told me, "Red is a neutral color."
So, grab the bull.  Why the hell not.



Monday, September 17, 2012

WEAR: Waxed Cotton Barbour Jacket

The beyond classic cool weather uniform
 of British royals...and Alexa Chung.

Bring it on.

Barbour's of South Shields
Barbour Gamefair Advert by Thornproof

Friday, September 14, 2012

MEMBERSHIP: The Cousteau Society

Founded in 1973 by famed French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, 
filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher, 
Jacques Cousteau to protect ocean life.  Today, the society 
has roughly 300,000 members.


The best vintage t-shirt ever? 
 My mom's Cousteau Society from the 70s....

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SEASON: Comfort Food

Autumn is the best time for casserole meals.  Invite all your friends over for a week night dinner party.
Here's some BnB faves:
Potato, Kale, and Kielbasa casserole
Corn and Bacon Pie
Halibut Pot Pie

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

MUSIC: The Avett Brothers


Right on the heels of their Gap commercial, 
the boys are back with a new album.
Bring on the brotherly harmonies and banjo pickin.

Monday, September 10, 2012

DRINK: Heritage

It's no secret that the gals of Boots n Burbs enjoy a nice bourbon whiskey 
now and again.  

September is National Bourbon Heritage month, 
Maybe it's the only thing red states and blue states can all agree on. 
There's still time to motor down to Kentucky to sip on our heritage.

Friday, September 7, 2012

EAT: Lazy

This folk-art lazy susan from the 1940s is practical and hypnotic.
Hope you can get through dinner.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


One of the most influential composers of the modern age.  
A pioneer of avant-gard post-war music, dance, theatre, and art.
He would be 100 years old today.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

SCENT: Sachets


Take a hike in the woods. Or just pretend.
Smells sooo good.

Siskiyou Cedar Sachet

Yes sir! It's Big Sur. 
Smells even better.

Big Sur Sage Sachet

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