Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

What a year, if you are like most of us (me included) you can't wait for 2008 to end...

So have a good night...try not to get caught up in the amateur night stupidness (unless you love going to Time Square with thousands of others puking on your shoes)...

Let's hope '09 is our year...maybe a proper champagne right after midnight will start it off right...

posted by Tod

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

Pet Peeve Alert

Anyone who walks in a major metro area, or in any place where a lot of people are found, hopefully can agree with this pet peeve.



You know what I mean, the people who are walking down the street texting/emailing/surfing the net. Now full discloser I am a crackberry addict too (Muffy wife was getting miffed at me so i got her one too, no she's hooked-post for another day). These people may be the same that can't walk and chew gum! As the head down the street, or up the stairs or in the mall they start working their phones/PDA's and guess what??? They slow to a crawl!!


I mean REAL slow, and the worst part is they don't even know it...It's like a traffic jam on the street, for no reason. I can't tell you the times I almost run people over as they doddle down the main streets. I wish I could just blame tourist, or women, or men, or young, etc...It's an equal opportunity problem..


People, you need to read that important message, trust me I understand, just either move to the side or at least be aware of the crowd bottle necking behind you...




posted by Tod

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow and Ice

With winter showing it's strength this past weekend, It's time to start thinking about how to get to grandma's house for Christmas dinner, or hopefully to the mountains for skiing!

With the fall in oil prices, the pump price for regular gas is back to a reasonable level. Anything under the crazy level last year and this past summer is good in my mind. So, we can get our big heavy SUV's out again and play in the snow....

The old standby of the Chevy Suburban always comes to mind, however we have a friend who is in love with their Lexus ...Never owned one, does anyone else think it is good in the New England snow, ice?

posted by Tod

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


WOW, it' s a few days till Christmas....I am jumping online now, little late this year and I expect to spend much less...

Is the economic showdown real or in our heads?

posted by Tod

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

More Savings!!!!!

We're offering a 50% off coupon on our site, - the discount runs through December 24th and the code is "holiday08"Pass it along to your readers if you'd like!
posted by Tod

Vineyard Vines Savings

Got this yesterday....

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Black Friday, SAD

Ok, now it's time to start thinking about Christmas. I was sitting around at home this past weekend and saw on the news how a bunch of savages trampled to death a Walmart employee. These "shoppers" (I call them criminals) pushed the doors right off the hinges. Even when the police came to assist the downed man, the crowds push over the policemen.

What is wrong with people? Do we really believe in this economy there will not be another sale on those stupid electronics or bed sheets , or whatever as Christmas gets closer? I am willing to bet that the prices the week before Christmas will be cheaper!

Stop the madness!!

Did anyone go out looting, er I mean shopping that day?

By Tod

Monday, December 01, 2008

Muffy vs "Real Houswives"

So, don't ask me why, we were watching the Real Housewives of Orange Co on TV. These women are unreal, they act like spending money is their God given right. The only time a "marriage" seems to be in trouble is when the husband loses some $$

So, a new twist...send a preppy New England girl out to live among these women...that could be the funniest thing on TV...

(Best Housewives quote "Do you speak Canadian?" (one women, the smart one, living in a 5 million dollar house and talking to her son's girlfriend visiting from Canada).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanksgiving is coming

New poll on the side...Are you travelling for the turkey day holiday? Or planning on hiding from Aunt Jenny at home to watch the football games?

Muffy wife already practicing different stuffing recipes...

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Castway for dad

Happy Father's Day
Father's Day is rapidly approaching. As we get ready to spend the day with our dad, we wanted to make sure that you have something special to give to your dad. We have many great patterns for fathers to wear on the golf course, fishing, grilling at a cookout, or any other occasion where he wants to strut his stuff. Now that the weather has definitely turned for the better, it is time to Castaway!
Some great choices for him are our Stone Harbor Pants with Golf Clubs, Sunset Cisco Shorts with Martinis, or Blue Seer Cisco Shorts with Sailfish!
All the best,
Andrew & Matt
>> Castaway Clothing Home Page

Monday, June 02, 2008

Preppy guys and sports

There is always people out there who think preppy guys just sit around drinking martini's and talk with their teeth clenched (please missy).

Just want to get a little poll as to the favorite preppy sports...

1) Tennis
2) Lax
3) Golf
4) Baseball
5) Hockey
6) Other_____________

Shopping poll

Thanks to those who took the time to fill out the poll....results

46% think J Crew is their fav. preppy store
23% like Ralph Lauren
30% picked other....

Big shock, ZERO picked TJ Maxx....LOL

Friday, May 23, 2008

Have a Great Memorial Day

I hope you and yours have a great Memorial Day weekend....Please remember our troops and all those who fought and died for the freedom we enjoy everyday.
God Bless America

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nantucket Reds

With Memorial Day weekend coming upon us, I know most people are gone by Thursday, I thought I'd mention one of my favourite things of the Summer: wearing my reds.

As most people know you can get "reds" from lots of places these days, J Crew; RL; even Target. I am particular to the original from Murray's on Main Street on Nantucket. They developed the Reds and still have the best (in my humble opinion). I love putting on an old pair that is broken in an has that nice washed colour.

I believe Murray's even ships to anywhere in the USA so there is no reason not to give the original a try...I'd suggest to save on shipping by just planning to stop by their store when you are on vacation. :)


So since I've been playing hookie (wish that was the real reason; more on that another day---maybe) and it looks like Google has updated some things on the blogger!!


I am adding a poll question to the margin in hopes of having some fun...please do not take everything so seriously and we can have all types..

What do you think?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gas over $4.25 per Gallon

So will the increase in the price of fuel slow down your plans this summer? Will more people put off driving the Suburban to Nantucket or Maine and instead just light up the BBQ in the back yard???

I think there are many people who will decide to stop extra driving and even put off Summer fun!

Somehow i don't think we'll see a Toyota Prius off road on ACK...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Saw this and laughed..... little crazy

How to Be a Preppy Guy

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

Looking like a prep is one thing, and many tips out there are directed towards preppy girls. But here's a guide specifically on how to be a preppy guy.


  1. Wear brand name clothes such as Polo, J. Crew, & Brooks Brothers.

  2. Have a comfortable but clean look. Find classic looking belts, preferably brown or black. Make sure the belt is leather if it is a dress belt, and canvas with leather tips if it is for casual occasions.

  3. Wear leather moccasins or Clark's in the winter, and boat shoes or leather flip flops in the summer.

  4. Pick a scent and stick to it. Don't use different scents of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, aftershave, deodorant and cologne. Buy a matching set.

  5. Have simple hair

  6. Keep your lips moisturized. Chapped, cracked lips are unsightly.

  7. Be fresh and neat. Have clean, trimmed fingernails. Shave and comb your hair as often as you need to. Don't wear wrinkled or stained clothes.

  8. Do something to make yourself known even if it's just getting in with one preppy guy. That one guy could really carry you far.

  9. Slightly messed up hair is preppy, as is just the regualar combed back.

  10. Be in some kind of sport like lacrosee, rugby, or tennis. You should stay fit as possible.

  11. Be friendly and outgoing

  12. Also remember to keep your grades up, preferably 3.3 GPA at minimum and above, because preps are also known as being smart and hard working on top of their looks and lifestyle.


  • Preps are known for their clothes and for having a lot of friends. Throw a party for no reason every so often.

  • Walk into any 'preppy' labled store [Polo Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Brooks Brothers, etc.] and check out the clothing. Note patterns in the style, cut, and colors. That's what you want to be wearing.


  • There are people who don't like preps. Beware of haters. They'll try and prank on you or embarrass you.

  • Just keep cool with people and you're all right. Sometimes preps do become friends with other social groups.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Bigfoot (or preppy guy) Sightings????