Sorry folks, no #tiethursday this week.
I didn’t even leave the house on Thursday, so I saw no reason to put on a tie. We were in the midst of the biggest winter storm this area has seen in years. Over seven inches in Winston-Salem, NC! Needless to say, our city was essentially shut down and my office was closed for the day.
While I enjoy driving on snow, I don’t enjoy driving on snow whilst other people drive on the snow. And since we never lost power, my wife and I opted to stay home for the day.
We did have some fun though!
What started as a simple path down the yard turned into a full-fledge pseudo-luge course. When my wife looked at the stairs and suggested using those for a starting block, I called the idea unsafe. But then the inner reckless child in my broke through and took over. The walls kept getting higher and the speeds rose through the day.
It’s not often that we get to enjoy snowfall like this in North Carolina, but I think we did the best with what we had.
I’ll have a tie on next week, the early forecasts call for 60 degrees.
Back on track in February! I am here to please the people. In honor of the Olympics, let’s show some American pride!
I’m not sure if it was entirely intentional, but I sported the good ol’ red, white and blue today. Which is fitting, since the 2014 Winter Olympics have officially started.
I often, well sometimes, get doubted about my allegiances in international competitions. Let’s stop that. I’m rooting for the USA. Always have, despite my Canadian heritage.
While proud to be the offspring of two Canadians, and a fan of Canadian things (hockey, beer, being friendly, universal healthcare), I never put Canada above the USA in sports. I was born in the USA and have always lived within its borders, so I consider myself an American first and foremost. The final of the gold medal game in Vancouver was a heartbreaker, and I didn’t take any solace in the fact that my “back-up” team had won. Hopefully those bad memories can be expunged this winter.
So, game on, World! U-S-A! U-S-A!
This is late. You’ll survive. I’m disappointed in how late this is, but better late than never, right?
I’m trying to get this up before the Super Bowl starts. So I have 14 minutes.
I purchased this tie from Amazon.com to be one of my Game Day ties. It is supposed to be green and white. Unfortunately, it isn’t. It’s more of a dark teal than green, but from a distance it works. I really like the look, but I’m still not sure what color shirt to wear it with. Any tips?
I’d like to also talk about something I started on this #tiethursday: my 2014 quest to get into the best shape of my life. Part of that is getting down in size. Lean up. Stop carrying so much weight around. If I want to run fast, I need to be lighter. Every extra pound equals four pounds on a running step. So if I’m able to shed the twenty pounds that I plan to land, my impacts will be reduced by eighty pounds. Should be able to go faster, right? And more importantly, my knees and feet will feel less stress and take less wear and tear.
Wednesday night I weighed in at 190. And my most recent 5k time is 24:51. I’ll keep you up-to-date.
Six minutes to spare. Now it’s time to watch the Super Bowl. Go Broncos?
I know. My first late #tiethursday post. You’ll get over. I had good reason, though.
You see, on Wednesday my company rebranded itself as The Resource. This has been a work in progress for months, and I’m extremely elated to see it released to the public. Getting the opportunity to be hands-on for a project like this so early in my career has been a blessing and I’m grateful for the opportunity. I originally wanted to find a tie that matched the blue from the logo, but couldn’t find the right one. This tie, which I received from my lovely wife, does contain most of the colors we now call our own. The tie clip does say “Thursday” in case you were wondering.
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Posting for the 2nd week in a row. This is a sure sign of real commitment.
It’s the start of conference play in basketball tonight for my beloved Charlotte 49ers, and I wanted to show my gameday support with a new tie I received from my sister and her fiancé. The school colors go surprisingly well with the waistcoat, which I think just makes everything classy.
You can purchase this tie for yourself at thetiebar.com and you can catch the Niners in action tonight against UTEP on CBS Sports at 9 PM. Go Niners!
If you’ve ever spent a Thursday with me since late 2011, you’ve probably noticed that I’m wearing a tie. It’s just, one of my things, I guess. It all started because I had a new tie I was excited to wear, but then I realized other people wore ties on Thursday, and it’s a nice juxtaposition to casual Friday. Long story short, I wear a tie on Thursday.
For 2013, I’m going to try and keep a log of it here, since I have a quite a collection of ties by this point. I’ll post a picture of the tie and a few notes.
I wanted to start the year off with a bow tie, which I typically save for special occasions or celebrations. I consider the beginning of any new year to be a reason to celebrate. It’s time to reflect shortly upon your past and then forge ahead with a new clean slate. This particular tie doesn’t get out much, so I decided to match it with a brand new white shirt. Here’s to 2014 being a great year.