Enlightened Bachelor

One of the handiest things you can “every day carry” is a pocket flashlight.  You need it to be easy to slip into a pocket, bright enough to properly light your way through the darkness, and have it use easy to find batteries when replacement is called for, to wit: AA types.

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One item that certainly fits the bill is the Tactical 5.11 Unisex TMT PLx Penlight.

90 Lumens, runs for 4 hours on 2 AA batteries. Be bright, bachelor, buy this one today.

MODELO CITIZEN

If you want a refreshing lager, 4.4% alcohol, you might want to try Modelo Especial.  A Mexican beer, quite a good seller in the US, and greatly appreciated in its country of origin, Modelo Especial brings a fresh crisp taste to your palate.

Stock the fridge, bachelor.  Your pals that are fans of lagers are going to love this.

 

PLUGGED IN BACHELOR

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One of the must haves for a bachelor pad is a great television, one with sufficient bells and whistles.  Now there are many brands out there to purchase, but I will respectfully suggest you explore the LG line of smart TVs.

I’m still enjoying mine, purchased in 2012, and the color and clarity are great, access to apps which are still supported in a TV of this age is a snap. (Youtube app is no more on 2012 and older TVs, but I access that through my younger wi-fi Samsung blue ray dvd player).

Take a look around amazon at the LG line, and see what you think.

SLICE OF LIFE

Depending where you live, you can either get great pizza, (New York) or some franchise chain produced crap that’s all dough and no show. (Most other places).

There is of course the ubiquitous frozen pizza, and there are a few decent brands out there: Red Baron, DiGiorno, and Newman’s Own, to name several.

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What’s a really easy bachelor efficient means of cooking the decent frozen kind? Set it and forget it until its “ring” time?

I swear by the Nutrichef pizza maker.  Finest kind, and it makes the frozen stuff taste better than most of the “freshly made” gunk you are going to get at the local strip mall parlor.

It’s inexpensive, works great, and it doesn’t require a whole lot of effort on your part. Buy it and try it.

FAN CLUB

Summertime and the living is freakin’ warm to say the least.  Nobody wants to be sweating in their otherwise way cool bachelor pad, and this is where a handy dandy item known as the air circulation fan comes in.

By itself it works well when the mercury hasn’t reached to the moon, and in tandem with an air conditioner, it’s just what the iceman ordered.

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Your humble blog host swears by the Honeywell brand, and you will too.  Get it here

Make Up Your Mind

Here is an edited version of an article of mine that first appeared on jamesbondlifestyle.com

THE BOND BRAIN—THUNDERBALL

 I have selected perhaps the only passage in the novel THUNDERBALL wherein we get a glimpse of the Bond Brain.

Here’s the quote from a conversation Bond has with Domino, (the sister of the pilot killed by Largo’s men) during dinner:

“I make up my own mind about men and women. What’s the good of other people’s opinions?”

Each one of us has unique experiences . Each one of us has a different degree of intelligence, tolerance, intolerance, passion, or sangfroid.  Given the uniqueness of our makeup, Bond’s advice makes a great deal of sense. Make up your own mind, and don’t be overly influenced by the opinions of others.

Perhaps you are in sales.  Other salespeople have opined that Company X is a bad prospect, or a tough sale, or some other negative thing.  Yet, the unique you may feel differently, and obtain a different result than that predicted by your peers.

With respect to a bachelor’s potential romantic partners, same thing.  One man’s beauty is another man’s stimulus to a lifetime of celibacy.  One man may like the adventurous type, and another the homebody. Neither are wrong. Neither are right.  It is an individual taste matter, and as long as you are acting in accordance with your own unique set of parameters, you are doing fine.

There are of course times when other people’s opinions do count.  Politics for example.  Here we can count on them usually being wrong.  Consumer marketing is another arena where the opinions of others are paramount.  What does that lead to?  Budweiser beer and McDonalds.

So whether it’s business, booze or your choice of bordello, keep your own counsel, and remember the above words of  Bond.

You will be a better bachelor for it.

 

HOYO BOYO!!!

If you want an excellently constructed, flavorful and medium strength cigar, from one of the most respected cigar manufacturers in the world, you can do no better than the Hoyo de Tradicion from Hoyo de Monterrey.

Burns great, provides an array of flavors which evolve throughout the burn, and you don’t get the spins from nicotine content.

The wrapper, Honduran Rosado, comes from the Jamastran valley, the filler is Nicaraguan, Honduran and Dominican long leaves. Binder is  Connecticut habano.

Forget all the bullshit about caramel this, buttery that, nuts, cocoa and all the other crap that cigar reviewers like to pad their postings with.  This is a damn good cigar, and you should smoke it. Get it here Famous Smoke Shop Cigars on Sale

The Bachelor Reads

How about a spooky spy story for your summer reading?  Just the thing to darken a day at the beach, or put a shiver in you on a hot night.

DARK JUSTICE features one of the most interesting villains in spy fiction: the sorcerer spy.

Von Zauber, the wealthy Neo-Nazi sorcerer and industrialist is back again!

He has fully recovered from his injuries sustained in his adventures in the first book, RED PHOENIX RISES.

This time he is working for Chinese and Cuban intelligence, fronting as a Palo Mayombe priest in New York, committing magical murders, and frustrating the police and the FBI alike.

One man, a broken down attorney with flexible ethics will oppose him, in a search for love, renewal and Dark Justice.

Public Domain Movie Time 3

Sometimes a man regrets being married. Sometimes he comes up with a creative way of fixing the situation.

In the classic public domain movie, THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, Vincent Price, while hosting a party, makes good use of a marionette to end a marriage.

It’s great fun, brought to you by the master of B- Movie gimmicks, William Castle.  See it for free on Youtube.

Vincent Price contemplates regaining his bachelorhood in House on Haunted Hill

The Well Read Bachelor

Are you a fan of cold war spy novels?  The realistic kind by an author who was actually there?

Check out DETACHMENT ECHO  

Detachment Echo is a novel based on historical fact.

During the Cold War there was hard evidence that American POWs were being shipped from Vietnam to Eastern European “facilities” for medical experimentation.

It was covered up.

In Echo, a US Counterintelligence agent, sent to a border listening post to investigate drug abuse, bears witness to a chain of events that prove American POWs were being held in Eastern Europe.

He risks his life to reveal a coverup that goes all the way to the White House.

The screenplay version of Echo was up for nomination for a Humanitarian Award in an international contest. The author was an electronic spy during the cold war who served in some of the venues where Echo takes place, including NSA HQ.

If you like your spy thrillers written in a cinematic style,seasoned with reality and accuracy, you will want to read DETACHMENT ECHO.