sex, ties and videotape

I wonder if the word ‘sex’ will spice up my google hits in the next day or so. We shall see.

Speaking of spicing up my google hits, Monday may turn out to be a bigger thing for 100 Days, 100 Ties. A few weeks ago, my friend Diana Turcotte told a WGN/WCIU-TV personality about my tie project/obsession. A few phone calls later, I spent the morning being interviewed for WCIU’s “Uniquely Chicago” series by the lovely Jane Monzures, who actually shares my love for neckties. In this photo she is wearing an amazing skirt that she designed and made out of–what else?–ties! She makes skirts, shirts, halter tops, belts, shorts…whatever her mind fancies–check out her collections on her company website, JEM-Stone. We’re already concocting a plan to collaborate on a very special ties project…stay tuned.

So, I have to admit that I played a little tie game yesterday. I donned my Tie du Jour for the pre-taping portion of my day, and then changed into another one for the shoot. There was a Lee Allison tie from a couple of weeks ago that I really wanted to wear for the taping. I know, I know, how can I choose from over 250 already-worns? It was nigh impossible, but it was the first one that came to me. A lot of my ties got air time, believe me.

As of now, the segment is slated to run on April 28 on WCIU Channel 26. It’ll also be on their web page, and I will of course let y’all know.

So, my TdJ has a little bit of home in it, and a little bit of a very good tie friend, Dan Murrell. I mentioned a few weeks ago that he came up to Chicago for a convention, and he brought me a tie from James Davis men’s store, a true Memphis institution. It’s a bit turquoise with purple medallions all over it…a great tie over all. And, since I have a friend here in town whose name is Jim Davis, I’m hoping to give it to him to wear. Not sure if he’ll be as excited.

My favorite roving photographer (my Mom) was on her game big time, down at my cousin Wes’s wedding in Louisiana.

Here we have her older brother, Buddy. My dad tells a great story. They were at some business dinner, and some guy found out that my Mom’s maiden name is Huval, and that she grew up in Louisiana. He said, “Oh, do you know a David Huval?” “No, I don’t think so,” she replied. My dad leaned into her and said, “Honey, that’s your brother…Buddy.”

Then we have GWT alum/contributor, Beaux Jones, sporting his sweet Jones New York tie that I sent him a couple of months back. He is with my beautiful Mom in one pic, and with my beautiful cousin Dawn Lopez in the other. Should’ve gone to this wedding…

And speaking of Joneses, here’s one of my boyhood heroes, Beaux’s dad, Bert Jones, with his tie-wearing grandson. I attended Bert’s wedding in 1976, and there is a great picture of a bunch of the kids with him and his wife, my cousin Danni. Gotta find that, cuz I’m sure Bert is wearing another tie.

And, last but certainly not least, we have Dawn’s brother, Jimmy, hangin’ with my mom. Definitely should’ve gone to this nuptial affair…

Thanks for reading…Brooke


One Response to “sex, ties and videotape”

  1. Little Green Pixie Says:

    Hehehe. Another tie reconstructer! I love it. And maybe I do feel a little competitive after seeing that skirt. 😀 All in good fun.

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