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 …

Now we are 55

Barometers. Comparators. Benchmarks. Now and then I catch myself remembering and reflecting on what was my Dad like when he was the age I am now. Similarly, we all think of the people our age we know, colleagues, old school friends, celebrities, and wonder how we’re doing in comparison. Just …

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 …

Easter in The Cotswolds at Fifty

So one of the things that makes this New Year extra special, is the two week trip I have planned to visit the boys in the Cotswolds to celebrate the new decade we are all in: Fifty. Even though I don’t know the full details of Kentucky’s arrival, I know …

Fifty For Some

So The Consul and Kentucky are stampeding towards fifty in 2012, but I’m the Spring Chicken of the Trio and have another year before I hit that milestone. And after the alcohol we’ve all consumed I believe “Milestone” is the right word! There has been a bit of a hiccup …

Not Dark, But Damn Close!

Good to see the Consul break the silence! I know why I have not been posting my usual drivel … my fat gut. I decided to lose 15 lbs and although I don’t think drinking is the biggest culprit, it helps. So I cut down pretty harshly over the last …

Nifty Fifty

Well the first couple of my school-year contemporaries are turning fifty this week. When I look at my friends I see that some are successes, some are mathematicians and some are carpenters’ wives. And some don’t have the wherewithal no more. Divorce, lost custody and alimony behind them, they are …