2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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Make It Your Own

We all have teachers that we will never forget.  One particular teacher of mine from high school has always remained in my thoughts throughout the years.  He was the type who broke the rules and all the girls had a crush on him.  He taught American Drama, directed the plays, and took long stoic pauses while he bit the edge of his glasses with one eyebrow raised.  When he took those silent moments, we waited with baited breath to hear what he would say.  I do not remember exactly what words of wisdom came after those pauses but I remember quite distinctly that he would often wear…


This teacher of mine more than rocked this look, he owned it.  I never see anyone wearing jackets with the elbow patches anymore.  When I asked men of all ages what they thought of said elbow patches, I got mixed reviews.  Some thought it was too old school, some thought it was hideous and some agreed with me and said it needs to come back in style.  Can one pull off this look if you are not a witty, iconic, high school drama teacher?  I say yes, it has a certain charm and should not be feared.  Seldom do I see these jackets in stores so you may have to dig for buried treasures in a vintage shop or through your grandpa’s old stuff to find one. (If you find one that is plaid or corduroy then you get bonus points!)   Next time you are in the mood for the retro, distinguished “Dead Poet’s Society” look, get out the jacket with the suede elbows.  Don’t be afraid to make it your own and to be the guy who brings this look back.