Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Honey? I Think Not

I may get black-balled from the Squire Room for this, but here goes....

What the hell were you thinking down in Moore County?  Had to be someone from the corporate office who came up with that idea.  Oh, if you don't know what I'm talking about, Jack Daniel's has come out with a new whiskey - Jack Daniel's Honey Whiskey.  Obviously, I am not a fan.

I realize that there are various tastes and not everyone enjoys the taste of Jack Daniel's, but there is hope for them one day.  At first taste, it really isn't too bad, but then within a couple of seconds, here comes this maple syrup taste that made me feel like I had just been to IHOP.  I quickly got some Black Label to rinse that taste out of my mouth.  Luckily, I had only purchased an airline-sized bottle. 

I quickly found another Squire (Squire Cullen) who confirmed my opinion.  Glad to know that I wasn't completely off my rocker.  We came to the conclusion that the powers that be were trying to 1) capture the market of those who like to put Coke with the product (there's hope for them too) or 2) come up with a beginner's product - think Jack on training wheels. 

To each his own and thank goodness it is their own, because it isn't for me.  This is one Squire that believes the Jack Daniel's Honey Whiskey will be like the black-sheep cousin - everyone puts up with it, just because it's family.

Zach, A Tennessee Squire

Monday, April 11, 2011

“I’ll Be Praying for You”

How many times have we said that or signed a card “you are in my thoughts and prayers”?  Countless, right?  Next question – how many times have you really done it?  I mean really prayed for that person or their particular situation?  Be honest with yourself; it’s o.k.  I admit that I have written or said that and then not followed through. 
Granted, there are times when I pray for specific people or situations; but in our daily prayers (goal), do we specifically pray for all the people that we said we would?  I don’t.  But it is something that I want to improve.  How do I accomplish this?  Being a nerd, I am going to set up a list where I actually list the names and situations that I know about or have told folks that I would.  Sadly, there are a lot that I am aware of and deserving of all of our prayers and age sometimes limits what I can remember.
Now, the question switches to how long to leave someone on the list?  If my mission is accomplished, that will be a good problem to have because that means I am sticking to my resolution.
If I ever tell you that I will be praying for you, now you know that I will be doing just that.
Zach, A Tennessee Squire