Saturday, January 23, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

bunch of show offs...........


more Topo Designs.....



Okay, so enough already about the everlasting durability of the Cordura fabric that I've already gone on about that my MonocleXPorter bag is made out of that still looks as good as the day I got it etc etc...... However, I've decided to get a new bag for work, but I'm going to a wait a month or so. For years now I've been using a canvas tote bag which is nice enough, a few pockets inside on one side, and a long enough strap I can throw on my shoulder if my hands are full. But I'm thinking maybe I should get more serious about the back and forth to work and try out this American made CO style TOPO Commuter bag, a nice looking olive one or the more conservative basic black. Have you been needing a new bag for work? let me do the shopping for you. get this one for $169, it has a real leather base and details, pockets and sections inside, a shoulder strap AND backpack straps tucked into a pocket in the back. I don't carry a laptop back and forth to work or anything but I always have lots of folders and papers and sometimes a textbook to review in my bag. This may be my next work bag. :)

I've had a great work week back to work. yesterdays fun outfit above.... I started at gym on Sunday to make up for missing Monday, and I've been after work T,W,Th, and plan to go back today to hit chest again which will put me ahead for next week. woot woot.  I've met all my classes and am pretty excited about the office hours I finally got in this week to get semester planned and yesterday and today I am getting all my papers in order in my office. I had stacks and stacks of papers from this class and that class and meetings, just all a MESS! today I'll finish having everything sorted by assignment and which 1 - 4 essay and by class etc... going to feel good to have things in order at work, Then I plan to overlook my syllabus again and modify and change the pace or assignments how I see fit and get them a little more tweaked and updated. I have to get on top a lot of accommodations for students this semester. I'm more than willing to work with the students, but real life they'll only get so far......one student has a paid assistant that attends class with him, that is very curious.
 keeping my house in order as well this week, laundry going stuff put away.  This is me in the winter when there is nothing to do outside in the yard. I get a LOT done. ha
I got up this morning without the alarm. Fridays I got in at 10 or 1030 and have office hours till about 3 or so which is when I leave to get in the pool before 3:30 so I can warm up before my workout (they take a 15 minute safety break at 3:45 so I can get a quick swim in before then, and if I'm late then I forgo the swim beccause then my whole schedule and timing is set back too far etc etc anyway).
So today I was up and making scones to take to work with me for the office.  had my breakfast and am looking to getting more work done today.  Dinner plans with buddy S and his bf and our friend J tonight.  tomorrow is a board (bored) meeting of my garden club from 10 to 12, then I have my usual pizza lunch at 12:30 but this time with a former student (remember the blond guy and his buddy I had in class my first year full time, it's the blond one). tomorrow night I might go to the art museum downtown for a movie screening. I'm undecided.  I've receonnected with a college friend in town and we're going to see Ya La Tengo in concert Feb 4th. the semester is looking good. enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

topo love......

there is a company in CO called TOPO DESIGN with everything made in America that has these wonderful products for climbing and travel. well what I sort of got all OCD on checking out their site was the sheer design and system of colors used in their stuff. (yes I have a matchy matchy thing I know,)  anyway, why I'm posting this is for anyone maybe considering a solid yet unique and original travel bag; this is definitely one to consider.  The thing is, and you may have read about it before, I have used my Monocle Porter bag for years on all the trips I've gone on around the world since starting this blog, and the thing has lasted and looks like NEW! Porter is a Japanese brand, not only is the bag well constructed but DURABLE as all get out due to the material used called CORDURA,
So when I came upon this site and found they use the same CORDURA material, and whereas a Porter Monocle bag will set you back $400-$500 bucks, theirs are within a $200 or less range! plus check out the colors. ;)  I'm leaning on this travel bag with the yellow stripe and red handles.  My Monocle Boston bag just has handles, my new Monocle Traveller bag has the added feature of a shoulder strap.  The one below has a shoulder strap AND backpack straps for carrying.  Get me on a plane with my one carryon to Iceland NOW!!!!!!  ha ha...

young man, take heed......................

I like checking this blog from time to time, number 31 in this list has me boggled if anyone cares to throw in a comment with their point of view. the list is pretty funny Unsolicited thoughts for young men of NY.....
completely different audience but I'm gonna include this video here....

get back to the gym, summer's comin'.........


Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

ever been to Iceland?



I've always wanted to visit Iceland and have it on a list of things to do. Anyway, I found this little booklet graphic novel while in NYC last December. i love the drawing style and color choices throughout. It sells on Amazon or Etsy, check it out if interested. It's basically a nice travelogue of the author's journey there and his insight and funny asides during the trip. by Lonnie Mann of www.lonniecomics.com

Meet the New York Bachelors....

who yearn for something more.........

Online Article here at NYTimes...

gymspiration.........


A video posted by Daniel Malmberg (@dberg0013) on