Favorite Stuff

All right, you may not have asked for it, but you’re gonna get it anyway.

*Movies

     Western – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

     Documentary – The Lord of the Rings

     Historical Semi-fiction – The Last of the Mohicans (Fenimore Cooper actually was a distant relative!)

     General Good Stuff – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

*Music

     Western – Jerry Jeff, Waylon, Hoyt Axton

     Fly-tying – Buffett

     Folk – Kingston Trio, Ian and Sylvia, Peter Paul and Mary, Lightfoot

     Attitude Adjusting – Grateful Dead, Flatt and Scruggs, Osborne Brothers, Chad Mitchell Trio

     Happy Hour – Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top, Dire Straits

     And the Beatles whenever I feel the need for some Ya, Ya, Ya!

*Groceries

     Boudin – Billeaud’s in Broussard

     Raw Oysters – Shuck’s in Abbeville. Before K. it was Tom’s in Empire unless I was shucking ’em myself!

     Teal Fricasse (See “Cooking” recipe)

     Mexican Food – Azteca’s in Lafayette

     Barbara’s hamburgers

     Oyster sandwich/po-boy – Mickey’s in Kaplan

*TV Programs

     Have Gun Will Travel

     Weekend golf and some football         

     (Fox News on the computer)

*Clothes

     Fishin’ and huntin’ attire

     Good western boots, white trawl boots, and grubby slip-on tennis shoes

     More hats than you can shake a stick at!

*Fly Fishing Tackle

     Reels – Orvis Vortex (Discontinued)

     Rods – Orvis T-3 (Discontinued)

                  (There should be some deep dark personality quirk in that, but I just can’t figure out what it is.)

                  Redington “Predator”

     Lines – Orvis “Bass” (For freshwater), “Redfish” and “Clear-tip” (For saltwater)

*Conventional Fishing Tackle

     Reels – Shimano “Calcutta”

     Rods – Not too particular, but shorter and a bit stiffer than most folks like.

     Lines – Mostly Stren 8/30 braid

*Hunting Stuff

     (Too many changes recently to have favorites. Will evaluate.)

*Punch “Bolos” cigars, Gentleman Jack sour mash, Yellowtail Shiraz, and trucks with V-6 engines and manual transmissions.

And Barbara.

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