Jennifer Lopez a Latino Beauty

So although I can’t find any posts of Jennifer Lopez in this blog I’ve been a big fan of hers for years.  If you asked my wife she’ed say Jennifer is my gal.  She wouldn’t be far off.  It continues to amaze me how she is just  seven years younger …

Fuller’s London Pride

In my sad trip to Specs today I did pick-up a beer that I last had when I was in London in 2013.  It is Fuller’s London Pride.  It is not a bad drop for sure, but when compared with their beautiful ESB it doesn’t come close.  But all Specs …

Don’t Fuck With Me!

This year my beautiful wife and I celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary with a first-class trip to sunny England and a week at the Waldorf in London.  We won’t be meeting up with the boys this time, but I’m hopeful I can return solo in 2018. I can’t post a photo …

The Full Figured Woman

If there is just one thing that The Consul and I have in common is is our love of Marilyn. Apart from the fact that she was an intelligent, beautiful, and funny woman she had the perfect figure that was so very popular in the 50’s.  Sadly over the years …

How Do You Like Them Apples?

So much to the dismay of both Kentucky and The Consul I continue to have a real fondness for cider.  One of the biggest problems in the USA is that cider is quite different than in England.  But every time I find a new cider I try it out.  About …

At Least It’s Not A Horse!

My beautiful daughter owns two horses: Buddy + Bandit.  Both horses were given to her and therein lies the rub.  Everything to do with horses is expensive, and just because you get one for free doesn’t mean things will be cheap.  At the low-end you’re talking about $500 a month …

I’ll end with Maggie Q

So for my first time back in over three years I’m happy to report the old “creative” juices are flowing smoothly and I look forward to getting The Consul back soon. As I learned last time, you must always end with cleavage and as I just watch Designated Survivor this evening …

No One Died

So after over three years I’m resurrecting the most missed blog on the internet: The Drinking Man’s Diary. Apart from the obvious void of quality drinking blogs I’m doing this because I recently decided to update all of my old Drupal blogs to WordPress and when I started reading the …

A Perfect Year

Turning fifty was one of my best years ever! My family and I went to see the amazing Paul McCartney in concert I spent a short vacation in New York City with the Judge My business continues to grow My kids are turning into fine young adults My wife still …

A Wonderful Merry Christmas!

Christmas is here again – the family is in bed and Christmas day is still one sleep away – but we are here. The most perfect night of the year. My wife and I rotate through three Christmas movies: Love Actually (my favorite), The Holiday, and Four Christmases (a recent …

Grain Fucking free?

So our beloved blog has been quiet for a while. Both The Consul and I were all tapped out. For me I had such a great time in the UK, nothing much could top it so I really have had nothing much to say. With Lou passing I was forced …

Goodbye Lou

I received a text earlier today from The Consul informing me Lou Reed had died. It wasn’t until later this evening it really sank in: over the last thirty years Lou Reed has meant more to me than probably any other performer. He took over from my teen years and …

Sir Paul

So our busy lives have made it difficult to post so often this month, but I did manage to take my family to see Sir Paul McCartney in Austin last week, and I wanted to record the event. I have seen 100’s of performers over the years, but I can …

Season 2 Sarah Much Hotter!

So I put The Consul through the whole first season of Life whilst in England. This was only eleven episodes due to the writer’s strike that hit the USA in 2007, but even so he soldiered through. Of course since getting back I’ve been re-watching Season 2 for the third …

I Still Love Her!

I just find out that one of my favorite singer/song writers of the last ten years is a big fan of our current President. I shouldn’t be surprised but it still saddens me when someone as obviously intelligent as Brandi Carlile falls for his bullshit. I expect it from The …

The Death of the British Pub?

So as much as I have heard about so many pubs closing in the UK, I did not witness many issues whilst I was there. Yes they serve more food and some pubs have clearly got a bit carried away with the amount of space set aside for dining, but …

Beers of the Fifty

I know The Consul has been working like a dog since I got back and nothing has changed here, but it is hard to forget the wonderful two weeks spent in England just a couple of weeks ago. We drank lots of beer and ate some great British food: bacon …

Women of the Fifty

Many things were discussed over the two weeks in England, but women were probably aired the most. One woman that was new to The Consul was the beautiful and sadly departed Brittany Murphy. I always enjoyed Brittany’s performances and thought she was one hot lady. She was totally amazing in …

Perfection

So stories will be told about the 50th birthday celebration of 2013, but they will not come close to my memory of the fortnight I have just spent in England. My view might be clouded or viewed with rose colored classes, we can even call it “Max’s World”. If I …