Friday, April 21, 2006


I came into the office today to find the place festooned with ballons and the kitchen brimming over with birthday treats, like the delicious bow tie cupcakes pictured below. (OK, so there's a few missing already - after all, somebody had to test them.)

It's still not my birthday yet, but after 75 years of waiting, I figure I'm entitled to start the party a few days early. Cheers!


Meet my fish, Frank. His full name is actually Frankincense. He had two brothers, Gold and Myrrh, whom he ran out of town (uh, what is the Waterworld equivalent?). Anyway, I've lost track of exactly how old he really is. I think he's somewhere around 8 or 10 years old. He's outgrown several tanks and is shockingly large.

The best part is, I don't have to walk him.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

This guy likes my ties

Steamed Rice likes Beau Ties. I prefer the butterfly style myself. Good choice!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I'm flattered

Here's an interesting blog,and not only because it decided to focus an entry on my company. I'm really proud of what we do here, and that we make all of our bow ties right here in Middlebury. Not only does it give us complete quality control, it also provides good-paying jobs to Vermonters. Those can be pretty scarce.

Some people may say I work in a hen house of sorts. I am one of three men on our entire staff. Our seamstresses all happen to be women. They're dedicated, exceptionally good people, and extremely talented at what they do.

Monday, April 17, 2006

I need a waiter

Just got word that we took an order from the costuming folks for CSI. A bunch of waiters will be wearing Beau Ties on a May episode, maybe May 11th. I wish I knew for sure.