Tip 3: Read
It’s good for your brain, and can help when you have to fill in the awkward silences that inevitably come up in conversation. What you read is not even important, really; anything from Sports Illustrated to War and Peace will do. While some things are better fodder for conversation topics than others, this is often dependent on the audience. Read what interests you, and the act of...
Tip 2: Scurvy Prevention
Breakfast and champagne mean only one thing: mimosas. As a rule, never skimp on orange juice or toilet paper; these things are worth shelling out a few extra semolians for the good stuff. A good friend of mine passed on this bit of wisdom: “When it comes to mimosas, use good orange juice and cheap champagne.” Using good champagne for a mimosa is a waste of good champagne, and...
Tip 1: What's Wrong With This Picture?
The Answer: Note the lack of champagne on the bottom shelf. Make it a rule to always keep two bottles of champagne in the fridge; one decent ($10-15) and one cheap (<$10). Use the cheap one for mimosas, and drink the good one when the time is right. When you use one, replace it ASAP.
Lesson 1: Breakfast
Every gentleman should be able to cook a good breakfast, if for no other reason than to be well prepared when guests show up first thing in the morning. Here’s a step by-step guide to a world-class breakfast. This whole thing takes about 15 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cooking time. Step 1: Potatoes Dice 1 potato per person into small pieces. Fig 1. Fig. 1 - This is the size...