It’s Not All Bad

I feel as though some of my recent posts have been a little “Debbie Downer”, which wasn’t my intent.  Just sometimes life does wear you down a little.  But it is not all bad and tonight my wife and I started watching Seasons 3 of Game of Thrones and The …

That’s Just What Jesus Said Sir

So if you are a real Python fan you’ll know what Brian says before this quote: That’s right: “There’s no pleasing some people.”  And ain’t that the truth.  Sometimes I feel no matter how hard I work or bend over some people are just not satisfied.  I try not to …

Goodbye Hugh

Hard to imagine a world where Playboy magazine did not exist.  I don’t know much about Hugh Hefner but dying at 91 with a 31 year old wife by his side I think he had a good innings.  I know every real drinking man has enjoyed his product and I’m …

Goodbye Tom

Wow it really seems that the greats are popping off sooner and sooner.  I don’t know if this is because I’m getting older or not, but either way 66 is too damn early to lose a great artist like Tom Petty.  I literally was just talking about Tom Petty in …

The Final Leg

So when this year began I had a number of things planned to celebrate our Twenty Fifth Wedding Anniversary: 25 Years Later Kitchen Renovation Hell! First Class Max Tomorrow (today in fact) we drive to the Woodlands to see Matchbox Twenty as the final leg in our celebration.  Rob Thomas …

Quality Acting But Still No Oscar?

So I’ve been watching a bunch of Jessica Chastain movies and I must say she has me all hot and bothered – she is an extremely talented actress and sexy too (I’m pretty sure the two are related).  I’ve watched these movies recently: The Debt Lawless Zero Dark Thirty Miss …

WORK is a Four Letter Word!

When you are a kid you think your parents have it all sussed out and you can’t wait to become an adult – it looks so amazing: no school, no chores, loads of spending money, no one telling you what to do, … The wise kids realize before they become …

My First Single

Now time has a way of playing tricks on you but if you asked me what my first ever single that I purchased was I would say it was Queen’s Somebody To Love.  I was 13 years old. 41 years later it is still an amazing song and not even …

Stress free

Sometimes it is necessary to chill and just let the Magic Box wash over you.  Earlier this week I was pretty stressed and needed to get away from the damn Computer.  I didn’t want anything too heavy so thought I’d slap on the Baywatch Movie.  Universally panned by the critics, …

The First Beer Order

So if you have been following this little tragedy you’ll know I’ve been struggling to put in a monthly beer order with a local firm so that I can drink some good beers 24×7.  Finally, this week I got a call from my new favorite company (Twin Liquors) and although some …

The Vinyl Experience

It was great reading through some of the Consul’s Vinyl stories.  If you are over forty you probably have one, but if you are under forty you probably have no clue what us old duffers are talking about.  Because I moved to the USA 27 years ago it coincided with …

25 Years Later

So according to the clock on the wall my wife and I have now been married 25 years.  We won’t really celebrate until “tomorrow” because everyone else is asleep now.  There is no one on the planet I have spent more time with or more meaningful life experiences than my …

Wonder Woman For Sure!

So I just finished watching Wonder Woman for the first time and I loved every minute of it.  I have found that many of the recent blockbuster movies not so busting.  But boy I loved this one.  And if you want to know the secret to everlasting life?  Waking up …

Hurricane Harvey

Texas is a big state and luckily where we live we have not be hit too badly by Hurricane Harvey.  But boy has it hit the state hard.  We’ll be digging our way out of this for years and the cost will be well over $100 billion.   We’ve had almost …

FYOILF

So in celebration of 40 years since The Clash’s first album I’d like to highlight some over 40 ladies that still are in my sights and have not appeared on this blog to the best of my knowledge.

Hard to believe it has been 40 years

When you think of 40 years ago you certainly don’t think of 1977.  That was when life was literally happening all around us.  Being a year younger than The Consul I got to The Clash not with their first album but with the immortal “White Man in Hammersmith Palais” which to …

Two Beauties Were Lost

So when they cancelled Boss not only did we will miss out on the talents of Kathleen Robertson but also the beautiful English actress Hannah Ware. The world seems like a pretty messed up place these days  and we need all the beauty and alcohol we can find to smooth out the edges. …

That’s Mellow, That’s Mellow

I know I posted about this back in 2012, but I just watched the actual video again and loved it.  I could really see myself and The Consul, and even the long lost Kentucky, living this life.  Sadly it looks like the Bitter Poet Madman is done – no new …

Taking My Girls To See Lindsey!

So if you grew up in England you’d never imagine a man being called Lindsey, but on November 15th I’ll be taking my wife and daughter to see a truly amazing man: Lindsey Buckingham.  When I saw Fleetwood Mac a few years ago, which was a really great concert, Lindsey …

The Other Maggie

Now The Consul likes to reminiscence about Maggie Thatcher’s best feature and rightly so, but what about the other Maggie?  Of course I am referring to Dame Maggie Smith. Downton Abbey has been a big hit in America, but I’ve only recently started watching it myself.  I’m almost at the end …

55 going on 39

Yes we are all getting older and reflection is a important. My good lady is 55 years of age too – seven months older than me in fact.  But she looks amazing.  A lot of the reason has to do with the fact she works out at least two hours …

The Best Decade For Music: The 70’s

So sometimes I really believe that The Consul has a camera in my office.  As he was posting this I was busy working on a playlist for my daughter that focused on the 70’s but had some spill over into the 60’s and the 80’s.  His useful comments on some great …

Ashamed

The Consul is posting so much good stuff recently that I feel ashamed that I’m not on the ball and keeping up with him.  In my defence (spot the British guy!) I try to make a point to only post when I’ve been drinking and officially I’m not scheduled to …

Five Movies in Twelve Hours

My good lady went to help my daughter move into her new apartment this weekend and I decided to stay away from the computer (i.e. work) and just catch up on some movies instead.  These were the five movies I watched back to back on Saturday with a few select …

Popular Culture

The Drinking Man’s Diary is really the center of Popular Culture.  Mostly this is thanks to The Consul and his insight, but  I  like to think I play my part every now and then, however small.  A great example is this post from over four years ago.  Firstly, if you …