Sunday, October 10, 2010

My First Love

Some refer to it as porn.  As distasteful as that word is, I came to understand the use after spending way too much time looking at what I now prefer to call "preppy porn."  

I was originally searching for a photo from a recent magazine that I wanted to feature in a post about tailgating.  What I found was a plethora of photos featuring my first love, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer.  The tailgating post will have to wait.  More Wagoneer posts will be forthcoming.

There really is no preppier automobile, the first “luxury” SUV.  What is more luxurious than plenty of space to spread yourself out? 

This is real cargo space!  Any self-respecting tag-saler knows that you could fit a whole day's worth of finds in here!

Although there appear to be several wonderful gentlemen who specialize in restoring this particular vehicle, there is one who stands out.  Leon Miller of Wagonmaster has turned his passion for the Wagoneer into an amazing service for lover's of this iconic car.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all make a profit from our passion?  The world would certainly be a happier place!

Leon Miller of Kerrville, Texas

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Apologetic and Unapologetic

I have not posted in three weeks, and for that, I whole-heartedly apologize.

Sometimes life gets crazy and I just can't do it all.  Something will inevitably have to give and this time it was posting.  Thankfully, it has been good-crazy, not bad-crazy. 

So that's it for the apologies.  On to something better...

I am of the opinion that there is nothing preppier than a William Hamilton cartoon.  I am in awe of his ability to put any topic into his magic crucible and distill it down to one sharp, witty, perfectly-crafted quip.  His charming characters are unapologetic about their preppy quirks.  It's refreshing.

"We decided to just stay preppy, as though nothing had happened."  
I've always read this one as referring to the changing whims of fashion, but now I wonder if this couple has fallen on hard times.  Regardless, they seem unapologetic to me.

"Darn it, I think up-tight is a fun life style!"  
Little Miss Up-tight correctly feels no need to apologize for what some may consider to be a life style that is full of rules about customs and clothing.  I say it's a liberating life style.  Hooray!