Friday, November 19

Back By Popular Demand

Well not really.

To all you pregnant people out there, this could be your child....

Thursday, November 18

When You Need a Little Oxford in Your Life

But can not get there due to you residing in the Northeast, there is closer option.

Charlottesville, VA/UVA

If you have not made the trip to this great town, I would urge you place it on your bucket list. A few weeks ago, we were able to make the trip with our good friends Jackson and MVB. They went to school at the University of Virgina, but they also understand the greatness that is Oxford. They have grown to love our town, as we have grown to love theirs. Since living in D.C., we have fortunately been able to hit up the place with relative ease. Just a short 2-hour drive and you have forgotten what is the big city.

Once you arrive to the downtown area of Charlottesville, you feel as if you are right on the square. The people, the atmosphere, the look, everything, resembles Oxford. We have the Lyceum; They have the Rotunda. Its all picture perfect. The major thing that is different: Their IQ's are "just a bit" higher. And maybe their focus. Oh well, us Rebels can't be the best at everything.

On Friday, Jackson, Lo, and I made the trip to Wintergreen. It is a ski resort located outside of Charlottesville. MVB was already there at her parents condo, getting dinner ready for us. It was a low key Friday, with us just sitting around relaxing by the fire, sipping on some red wine. On Saturday, we made the short drive to UVA and stopped at the local World Market, for the best Chicken Salad, with cheddar cheese and roasted bell peppers on a ciabatta bread sandwich you have ever had. We then strolled to the game, where we enjoyed each other's company because that was the only good thing going on at that time.

Post game, we made our way to the downtown area, where we tried the famous steamed dumplings and bar hopped for a bit. As the time drew near to the Bama game, we decided it would be better to head back to Wintergreen. We then thought it would be fun to watch the game at the local ski resort bar. Boy was that an adventure. A fun one though. A quick but fun weekend came to a close. Oh how I love weekends.

Downtown Charlottesville

The Rotunda at UVA

Lo and I with MVB and Jackson at the game. UVA is similar to Ole Miss this year.....they can't seem to find a way to win. Oh well. Still a fun game. They do have a great band.

While it does not fully compare to Oxford, it does give you that a tiny feeling you are there in spirit.

Until Next Time.....

[top pics are from google]

Friday, November 5

Because Who Doesn't Need This.

Lo forwarded me an email this morning and when the time comes for us to renovate or build our own home, this will 100% be added to the list.. Heck, it might shoot up to the top position like a Netflix movie does on your Queue.

Disclaimer: Should I EVER visit your house and this has been installed, I will know you stole it from us and I will CUT you. Have a good Friday and always keep one eye open.

You need some wine?

Hold on a sec while I go into my secret wine cave conveniently located in the kitchen.

Oh yes, it circles down. Way down.

Tornado warnings mean nothing in the Clay house. Also, should my wife ever become missing, you now know where to find her.

Until Next Time......

pictures from an email and obviously someone's home. If this is your home, you are cool. If anyone replicates this but us, well you know what will happen.....

Tuesday, November 2

I Had No Idea Today was Election Day

Today We Vote for the "Enemies"!

Election Day means..........there will be a post, of course. On the way to the gym, I realized I had left my subway card at home. Lucky for me, the day I decided to leave it behind, just happens to be the coldest morning D.C. has had in months. By 7:15, it had warmed up a bit and I began my walk back to Capitol Hill. I usually pick warmer occasions to venture home outside, but without a pass, I had only one option. I picked my normal route: down 7th street, left on Pennsylvania, then onto Constitution, passing the Capitol and Senate buildings. The sunrise in D.C. is amazing.

On 6th and Pennsylvania is The Newseum. Founded by Charles Overby (The Overby Center for Journalism at Ole Miss and also a Brentwood native), this museum is one of the most amazing exhibits in D.C. A few weeks ago, Lo and I attended the opening for Covering Katrina there with special guest, Governor Barbour. Along with this exhibit, they have 4-5 floors of everything that is Journalism. Worth the money and the time.

Back to the point of my post, outside the Newseum, they display the front page of a local paper from every state. The paper changes daily, giving all a chance for representation. Today's headlines all had a similar message....Is today the day of change?

As a conservative, I hope so. So everyone get out and vote and if you live in District 1 in Mississippi, vote Alan Nunnelee for Congress! Get our country back people and lets show "those" we are not enemies, just lovers of our great nation!

Until Next Time.....

pics from the Washington Post and Southern Living. i couldn't find the ones we had taken, but they look just the same.