Archive for September, 2018

This is one my favorite finds of all time, the So Rex and So Clean Dinosaur Shower Head I found from the fine folks at Mod Cloth. Perfect for a kids shower, an outdoor shower (everybody loves an outdoor shower, no) or an extra shower.

About the So Rex and So Clean Dinosaur Shower Head from Mod Cloth:

Swap out singing your favorite tunes for growling along with this T. Rex shower head! Simple to attach and certain to be noticed, this bright green bathroom accessory – and its ability to roar when water passes through – is nothing less than legendary.”

Find the So Rex and So Clean Dinosaur Shower Head from Mod Cloth here.

I may have mentioned this before, but I am a little bit of a watch-aholic. I have scores of watches, most I have not worn in years but I just need to have around. I love that watches, despite all the ways we have to tell time in the digital age (“hey Alexa what time is it”) they are still the perfect accessory for the well-dressed man. Which is why I love the opus to men and watches, A Man and His Watch by Matt Hranek.

About A Man and His Watch by Matt Hranek:

“A man has to be careful not to over-accessorize. Too many rings, necklaces, and cuffs and you lose the magic an expertly chosen accessory can provide. It’s why we’ve always gone to bat for the most timeless accessory there is: the watch. The men profiled in A Man and His Watch got it right. The 216-page, gorgeously shot hardcover is an ode to iconic watches and the men who wore them. Paul Newman and his Rolex Daytona are profiled, as are JFK and the Omega he wore at his inauguration, Nas and his Patek Philippe, and so many more. From author and watch collector Matt Hranek comes this beautiful coffee table book that’s filled with 76 captivating stories. We will warn you, however. You will want a statement timepiece of your own after you flip through this book.”

A Man and His Watch by Matt Hranek is available from Cool Materials (psyche!) and other fine retailers everywhere.

You know what they say – everybody needs their own personal sweat management system, which makes the Sweat Towel Set I found from the fine folks at Plum and Punch perfect for everybody.

About the Sweat Towel Set from Plum and Punch:

“Stylize your workout routine with this charming blue sports towel set. Specially crafted from 100% cotton terry cloth to keep you feeling fresh, this towel set features a Bohemian jacquard design and an empowering ‘Stronger Than Yesterday’ motif to get you up and running in no time.”

Find the Sweat Towel Set from Plum and Punch here.

Here’s the perfect find to ease your conscience which has been in turmoil ever since you heard about how disposable plastic straws are ruining the planet: the Sip and Swizzle Drink Stirs I found from the fine folks at Side Show Press.

About the Sip and Swizzle Drink Stirs from Side Show Press:

“Stir and savor, sip and swizzle a cold glass of iced tea or your favorite poolside cocktail. Reusable stirs that are sure to be a classic essential for every hostess.”

Find the Sip and Swizzle Drink Stirs from Side Show Press here.

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We had a small problem with our web host that made it difficult for some of our fans to access Lost Cowboy over the past week or so. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you – we know how hard it is to get through a day without a daily dose from Lost Cowboy. Rest assured, we are back in the saddle an ready to jump into autumn and bring you all sorts of great new finds and more. Enjoy!

I like the idea of bringing back the old-school tradition of leaving a calling card behind. Not a business card, but a personal calling card that lets folks know you stopped by and reflects a little of your personality. Helping in this cause is the great collection of Personal Calling Cards I found from the fine folks at Felix Doolittle. I like the Tour De France Calling Card.

About the Personal Calling Cards from Felix Doolittle:

“A Felix Doolittle customer favorite! Personal Calling Cards are ideal for social networking because they make such a memorable impression. Our customers have wonderful stories about the connections they’ve made by giving someone one of our Personal Calling Cards. What new stories will your cards evoke?”

Find the Tour De France Calling Card from Felix Doolittle here.

Find the Personal Calling Cards from Felix Doolittle here.

Find all the other great printed product from Felix Doolittle here.

“So much happened before Lewis and Clark dropped in…” Or so could read the teaser for a Broadway musical based on this week’s read, Before Lewis and Clark: The French Dynasty that Ruled America’s Frontier by Shirley Christian. I have been fascinated by the adventures of Lewis and Clark since I was a little boy, and I had never really thought much about what the American west was like before their exploits. I mean I knew the Native Americans were spread throughout the land, and various Spanish explorers and French fur traders had popped in and out, but I had no idea of the vast empire of the Chouteau dynasty that set the stage for the settling of the great plains and beyond.

About Before Lewis and Clark by Shirley Christian:

“Shortly after Meriweather Lewis reached St. Louis in 1803 to plan for his voyage to the Pacific with William Clark, he prepared his first packet of flora and fauna from west of the Mississippi and dispatched it to President Jefferson. The cuttings, which were later planted in Philadelphia and Virginia, were supplied by Lewis’s new French friend, Pierre Chouteau, who took them from a tree growing in the garden of his mansion. One of the best-known families in French America, the Chouteaus had guarded the gates to the West for generations and had built fortunes from fur trading, land speculation, finance, and railroads, and by supplying anything needed to survive in the region between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. Patrician in their origins, they nevertheless won the respect and allegiance of dozens of Indian tribes. From their St. Louis base, the Chouteaus conquered the more-than-two-thousand-mile length of the Missouri River, put down the first European roots at the future site of Kansas City and in present-day Oklahoma, and left their names and imprints on lands stretching to the Canadian border.”

Before Lewis and Clark by Shirley Christian is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

 

How simple, how functional, how awesome is this iPhone stand I found from the fine folks at Solid Manufacturing Co.?

About the iPhone stand from Solid Manufacturing Co.:

“Clean lines and a modern aesthetic. Viewing angle is optimized for use on a counter top, nightstand or desk while in a standing position and works great in either portrait or landscape mode. While the iPhone is in the stand it can be easily plugged in and used as a docking station. Compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 6, 6 Plus and 7. (Only compatible with the iPhone 5 if you do not use a case. If you do use a case, please see our iPhone Stand listing). Can be used with slim fitting cases.”

Find the iPhone Stand from Solid Manufacturing Co. here.

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I have to report that we sold the family lodge up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Which means I will probably be making fewer trips up there in the future. Which also means fewer opportunities to check in on my favorite spot – the view of Mount Chocorua across Chocorua Lake as seen from Tamworth, NH. Lucky for us, it is a favorite spot of many people so we can still check in from time to time. Like this great picture of a special dusk event held on the lake recently. Sorry no photo attribution but I thank the photographer for this great shot.