Friday, December 24, 2010

Patagonia and Larry McMurtry

...or ... How to assure that LFG gets you what you want for Christmas!
Merry Christmas everyone. LFG and I are off to the Old Angler's Inn tonight for Christmas Eve dinner with her mom. Then the two of them are off to Florida till the New Year. I'll be right here if anyone wants to swing by.

Ho Ho Ho

ADG...Old, angling and reading in a down swaddle.


Gerard said...


Hey man, that was a tough one. Saying goodbye until after the new year will not be easy I am sure. I recevied a big Merry Christmas eve hug from my middle daughter this a.m. --made the day.

Best to you and LFG and have a wonderful Christmas.

Hiram said...

Brother A,

Merry Christmas and happy, healthy and prosperous New Year....and happy traveling!

yoga teacher said...

We'll be celebrating the same way - Mom, Dad, and our not-so-much-a kid anymore. Merry Christmas!

James said...

I cannot begin to wish enough happiness for you and LFG this Christmas. Enjoy every moment as I know you will.

Suburban Princess said...

I hope you have a great dinner!
We will keep you company til LFG comes back!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

For the ,000th time let me tell you, once again, how deeply impressed I am that you and LFG's mom put these family lunches and dinners together as you do from time to time, and place to place. A beautiful thing. What the heck are you gonna wear.

Summer is a Verb said...

Got Babe that Patagonia down sweater in black for Christmas! And, we did make it to Paul Stewart per your rec for pocket squares. Merry Christmas ADG. Expect a harassing pic text or two from Pareee...XXOO

ps...breaking out the purple velvet Belgian tonight :)

Lucky Dog / The Commish said...

Wishing you and The Little Beauty a wonderful Christmas.

Your blog gives a gift with every post...even when the ol' ego takes over--that's what I personally look forward to =;^) and is much appreciated by me and so many others. As a bright fellow is apt to say, "Shut up".

The link below is a cartoon from my childhood (well not 1936 but the mid 50's) that I'd bet you and TLB could enjoy together. My family watches this cartoon via VHS each Christmas Eve just before bed. Please consider the link a small Christmas gift to you and LFG.

Best Regards,

CeceliaMc said...


1. The Bishop's Wife

2. Stalag 17

3. A Christmas Carol (Alistair Sims as Scrooge version)


1. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Mel Torme)

2. Baby, It's Cold Outside (Ray Charles and Betty Carter)

3. It's The Holiday Season (Andy Williams)


1. Oh Come, Oh Come, Emanuel

2. Oh Holy Night

3. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light


1. Creme Brulee

2. buche de Noel

3. chocolate mousse cake with buttercream frosting


1. Standing Rib Roast (served with bernaise sauce and creamy horseradish sauce )

2. Coca-cola Ham, glazed in molasses, dried mustard, and studded with cloves

3. Roast Duck with cranberry glace


1. Tom and Jerry with Captain Morgan (yeah, baby!)

2. Martha Stewart's Egg Nog (it takes no prisoners...)

3. Mulled Cider


1. A spectacular gingerbread house made by a local florist/genius, sent round Christmas Eve, from my husband

Merry Christmas, everyone, and BEST for the new year!

CeceliaMc said...

"Please consider the link a small Christmas gift to you and LFG."

An absolute treat!

Barry said...

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy your meal at the Angler's. Very well regarded place and you can walk off your meal on the towpath. Have a very Merry Christmas and a joyful and prosperous New Year.

Best regards,


ACH said...

Merry Christmas, to you and the family! Hope you have a lovely night (and that you're able to keep yourself busy until LFG comes home!).

ilovelimegreen said...

LFG has fabulous taste in color selection! Don't go all the way out to Potomac to the Old Angler's Inn- go to the Irish Inn, just inside the Beltway and just off of MacArthur, in quaint Glen Echo.

NCJack said...

Merry Christmas from Charlotte

Preppy 101 said...

Hope you and LFG have a wonderful Christmas eve dinner. I am cooking away to stay busy while I count the hours till my group makes it home in the a.m. Snow, snow, go away; come again another day. Merry Christmas Friend. xoxo

SouthernProletariat said...

Merry Christmas, ADG...

Ford said...

Cheers mate. Best wishes for you and yours.

Young Fogey said...

Merry Christmas, ADG, LFG, and all y'-dang-all.

May you know the joy of His blessings now, and for the rest of your days.

Even if you wear clothes that make me say, "what? I can't hear you. Your ___ is too loud."

Scale Worm said...

Your words, images, and observations have been a gift for me, each day, when I can get in to read your posts. I did not peg you as a Patagucci type sir, Well done! I love my retropile bright blue cookie monster pile coat. I hope you have a terrific time at this lovely looking Inn. I have returned to our shared continent from far sunnier shores and am being lulled to sleep by yet again another endless PNW rain after having just tucked Christmas gifts (helping Mr. Claus) under the tree for my two baby girls.
We Sir, are blessed! A most Sincere and truly Happy Christmas to you Sir!

ADG said...

Merry Christmas to all of you too. Thanks for all of the sentiments. And...

LimeGreenGal...please...Old Anglers is cashmere to the Glen Echo Irish Inn's dacron. I'd never take LFG to a place for our annual Christmas Eve dinner if the place used to be a biker bar...One where I actually won a wet t-shirt contest after being at the Kemper Open all day.

Jane K. Schott said...

I am awaiting my first pair of Del Toro customs. I went to their "office" in Miami Beach and I too am hoping they get their supply side a bit tighter.
Great product but it is a bitch to manufacture these days.

Check my blog for updates on the sanity of my soles.

Kathie Truitt said...

Merry Christmas. I'm sorry you're not spending it with your favorite girl. :(

ADG said...

Thanks again everyone and REALLY, I'm anything but maudlin/sad today. LFG and I had a great little Christmas connection and I'll be reveling in some down time over the next few days. It's all good.

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping your stocking is filled with all good things to get you through the coming new year. You are a good egg (that's Gentile for "mensch") and a perfect daddy.

A big wet***schmock*** on your punim!

(That sounded dirty but unfortunately it isn't)

Pigtown-Design said...

happy christmas to you and the lil one!

my late cousin tells me stories of Old Anglers from when he and justice douglas were working to prevent the c+o canal from becoming a highway. they hiked the length of it, but the planning meetings were at old anglers.

Anonymous said...

"Here's hoping your stocking is filled with all good things to get you through the coming new year. You are a good egg (that's Gentile for "mensch") and a perfect daddy."

Here's hoping the same! And yes this dear man, he is, he's a good egg mensch, but he shouldn't tell fibs about being 63 years old, heck, he doesn't even look anywhere near 50 years old, so my guess is he's more like 50, 52 max.

How about a musical selection for this Christmas Night. Bob Herbert has put us on a prayer vigil for Aretha tonight, how about a vintage tune from the Queen of Soul:

ilovelimegreen said...

I will admit that I've never gone to the Old Angler's Inn but I would not count myself amongst those who frequent Potomac.

Yes, the Irish Inn was at one time a biker bar - I think in the 80s but it has been nicely re-invented. So don't say it's not good enough now for LFG - you are right, perhaps not for Christmas Eve dinner. It's much closer to cashmere than you think - and not close to dacron at all - memories of that wet t-shirt contest must be haunting you whenever you've visited since it re-opened as the Irish Inn.

And how can you be 60-62-69 when just last week you said you were in 7th grade 33 years silly of didn't say how old you were in 7th grade (this should go with the slipper post but that's not allowing comments????)

heavy tweed jacket said...

A very Merry Christmas to you! HTJ

ADG said...

HeavyTweedster...I'm still chanelling my mommies cookies since reading your post. AND her fruitcake which is actually good.

LimeGreenie...duly noted. I'll have to chack the Irish Inn out. Ha! something wrong with Urethra Franklin?

Anonymous said...

" something wrong with Urethra Franklin?"

Baby, she just out of surgery for the pancreatic cancer. Bob Herbert NYT he say The Reverend Jesse Jackson be answering questions on behalf of the Queen, The Rev. he say she resting comfably.

ADG said...

Oy...sorry to hear about Aretha. Pancreatic is the worst kind. Don't buy no green 'nanners if you get it.