A number of runners, hikers, and various outdoor enthusiasts out there probably recognized this. It is a Buff, a tubular piece of fabric that can be twisted or turned into anything - headband, wristband, scarf, facemask, etc. See the video below for its many applications:
I have two Buffs that I bought four years ago. Typically I wear them as either a scarf or a partial facemask on cold winter runs. The Buff really helps to keep my neck warm, as it fills a gap between my jacket and my facemask that gets exposed to wind and cold. My red and orange Buff is in the wash right now (I wore it today on this morning's 12 degree run!), but this is my favorite one:
Mooooo! My Buff is cooler than Kaymer's! :)
Not sure if this is meant to be a bovine theme on war and peace, but I thought it was kind of cute. Seemed reminiscent of "The Far Side" to me, and who doesn't like cartoon cows? Plus, it is totally functional and gets the job done. I love my Buffs.
I am watching golf as I type this. Quite cold in Tucson today (there was actually snow on the golf course this morning!), and Kaymer is wearing his Buff again. Dan Hicks, the lead broadcaster on NBC Sports, just told the world what it was. I am sure the Buff company is loving the free advertising!
In food news, it was another Saturday stir-fry! Last night I prepared a spicy cashew chicken. It was based largely on this recipe, but I added broccoli, carrots, and red bell pepper, along with some white wine, black bean sauce, oyster sauce, and chile-garlic sauce to the overall sauce mixture.
Spicy Cashew Chicken
I probably should have written down the specifics of my adjustments, because the sauce was fantastic. :) Very yummy and spicy.