Category Archives: The Wish List

Wishlist item #4: A new firepit or chiminea

There’s something primal about fire.   Volumes have been written about man’s obsession with it, so I really don’t need to talk in length about how “fire good.”

One of the first gifts Jennifer ever bought me when we began s (if not the first) was a fire pit.  The original has long since rusted out & been replaced… which has also rusted out and needs replacing.  So now we’re looking at various firepits such.

http://www.thebluerooster.com/catalog/cast-iron-c-27.html?osCsid=7dc720f5b0abd8f076b86a88d4aeb8ef

Jennifer naturally likes the one with roses (the “Garden” model) – I’m leaning more towards Prairie or another.  I’d prefer one made from cast iron, but there are several models in aluminum that look nice.

The unfortunate part of this is that I’ll have to level out a portion of the yard before I buy this, as I’ll have to set paving stones.  Jennifer wants it on the deck but I’m worried about sparks and it being close to the house.

Wishlist items #2 & #3 – Distressed Leather Pea Coat & Sniper Jacket from Cockpit USA

One of my many “quirks” is a borderline addiction to coats & jackets.  I cannot explain why I like coats and jackets so much; I suspect it’s the male version of how women collect shoes and purses.

Anyhow, here’s a couple things I’m currently lusting after:

Cockpit USA Distressed Leather Peacoat

Look at how badass this thing is.  Arm length would seem to indicate that this comes down to around the mid thigh, making it a good possibility for a car coat, or any 70’s era North East cop thriller cosplay. Not that I’d do that…

My only gripe is that it’s “distressed” – I don’t like artificially distressed clothing; I want all the scrapes, gouges and wear to come from what I’ve done to it, not from it being tumbled in a dryer full of pea gravel for two hours.

Price: $1085

Product page – http://www.cockpitusa.com/men/distressed-leather-peacoat


Cockpit USA “Sniper Jacket”

I have mixed feelings about this jacket.  Part of the misgivings come from the name, it screams “Mall Ninja” and I don’t know if it is a blatant attempt to cash in on the name recognition from the American Sniper movie currently in theaters, or something else.

That said, this jacket is pretty cool.  The arm pockets remind me of the modified BDU uniforms that SF has been doing since the Vietnam Era, where the lower BDU blouse pockets were removed and sewn to the sleeves because as issued they could not be used while wearing LBE.  This jacket, however, retains the lower utility pockets and adds hand warmer side entry panels – then again, you probably aren’t going to be turtled up or wearing LBE with this.

Due to the bend in the sleeves as pictured, I’m going to guess that this coat comes to just below the beltline by 2″-3″ which would make it suitable for concealed carry.

Price: $950

Product Page – http://www.cockpitusa.com/sniper-jacket

Wishlist item #1: Another Harley-Davidson Police ElectraGlide

The 2015 FLHTPI Police Edition (Peace Officer) Electraglide

There’s no real reason for me to have this, as I never get to ride anymore. I had to sell my previous (2007) Police Electraglide last year when my Tahoe was totalled after getting rear ended by texting driver, and prior to that I hadn’t really ridden since moving into the new shop in 2013; KJ & Jennifer largely take up all of my free time.

That. Said.

I loved riding my motorcycles.  The Road Star went very fast – it was a 1600cc engine and flew down the road.  I sold it and then used the money to get the Harley and it was a beast.  103cu in. engine with insane torque – it flew.  Insane handling, and extremely responsive brakes.  Plus the lights and siren were cool as well.

Being able to get out into the wind and feel the sun on your face is liberating.  Riding was my zen time; it was when I could shut down outside stress and just clear my thoughts.

Price: Unknown, as it isn’t available to the general public.

Product Page: http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/motorcycles/police-fire-shrine/police.html#