Four years ago, I talked about giving up Dr. Pepper. Well, that didn’t really work out at the time, nor on the numerous occasions I’ve tried since. But I’m trying again, this time coming at it from the angle of…
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A few notes for this half-forgotten weblog.
So I’m back from Paris. When I uploaded a picture of my luggage to Flickr yesterday and wrote, “Coming back with more than i left with”, I guess it meant more than I thought.
I saw The Fountain last night. I think the people I saw it with didn’t appreciate it as much, but I enjoyed quite a bit.
Before I forget completely, I wanted to mention just how awesome farm 255 is. It’s a restaurant in Athens that I went to twice while there for ISWC last week, and it’s everything a restaurant should be.
Turning on the television just now, four sequential stations had concurrent news coverage about the E. coli infested spinach fiasco. Maybe the DHS should bump the threat level or something.
Matt, Simon, Katia and I went to Sunset in Boston this past weekend where we had yards of beer. After years of talking about it, I finally had a yard of Guinness.
“We’ve basically traded bands for beer,” he said. It’s true; what bands were to us growing up, beer has become.
On Saturday Ben, Kat and I went to Beer Advocate’s 3rd Annual Extreme Beer Fest. I think I agree with Ben that this year’s festival wasn’t nearly as creative as last year’s. There was a lot of similarity in the offerings, and the beer overall didn’t seem so much “extreme” as simply “strong”.
With over a hundred dollars of new beer, what I really needed was a nice rack to hold it all. Of course, now that I have the rack, it looks rather empty and so I think I’ll need to pad out my supply of large-bottle beers and belgian beer glasses.
Last Saturday we had a great early Thanksgiving in Providence before everyone left town to be with their families, and this week I’ve spent the actual Thanksgiving holiday with family in DC. Photos are now online.
Discussing consumer electronics with Tim earlier today, and then consumerism and Wal-mart, finally leading to peak oil and consumption, I was startled by his reaction to the problem. Startled because despite the fact that I think about these things a lot (likely a significant portion of my life, recently), it’s all become rather muted with repetition. Tim’s reaction brought the impact of the situation flooding back to me.
Kat and I went to the New England Beer Festival yesterday and it was a lot of fun. I think that overall the Belgian and Extreme Beer Festivals had better themes, with potential for better beers, yet the quality of the New England beers was high and consistent.
Just got back from a weekend of Sea Kayaking in Maine. It was cold, wet, and windy. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I went to Jamba Juice yesterday (jamba jamba jamba!), and in a parking lot of thirteen spaces, there were three Priuses, plus the one I was driving in. Of course, there were four or five SUVs, but I’m just blown away at how many Priuses there are here. Even more than the dense numbers I see everywhere else. Which is very cool.
The summer season is upon us, and the solstice is just a week and a half away. Just in time, I’ve discovered Anderson Valley’s Summer Solstice Cerveza Crema. It’s simply wonderful.
We ended up visiting Shipyard in Portland, Maine, Otter Creek/Wolavers in Middlebury, Vermont, and Magic Hat in Burlington, Vermont. We also stopped at the Great Lost Bear for lunch on Wednesday. Here’s a rundown of where we went, and what we drank.
Lauren hit town yesterday, and today we’re off for a beer-tour of New England. So no posting at least until the weekend. Probably.
Nate and I went up to Boston on Saturday to attend Beer Advocate’s Extreme Beer Fest.
Walked down to Izzy’s in the rain last night, and enjoyed the assorted 2am crowd.
The year has somehow snuck past me, and is about to become nothing more than a memory. Just as I was getting really comfortable writing 2004 — with the 4 dropped down, so that the vertical stroke becomes a descender below the baseline. It just made me happy to write it. And now I’ll have to get used to writing 2005. Bleh. Herewith, a summary of what I’ve done this year.
Went to Father’s last night with Lauren and had some excellent beer.
Nate and I just bought tickets for the Extreme Beer Fest at the Cyclorama in January.
And now, two days of thanksgiving.
The photos from the Beer Festival are online.
The Beer Festival was excellent. Joining Simon, Ben and I were Cate, Amanda and Christian. There was some confusion as to where tickets were to be purchased/picked up, but after that, things went smoothly for the most part.
And now, I’m off to Boston to attend the Belgian Beer Festival.
So who knew? Richard at Father’s Office grew up in New England and used to bartend at The Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine.
And then of course there was the incident of the €1,700 dinner bill.
So Simon and I drank yards together last night at Sunset. On the topic of beer, as of today I’m making my beer drinking habits (“problem”?) public for all to see. I’ve started generating graphs of total beer consumption, beer types, and locations of drinking. Also, the list of beers these graphs are generated from are available as a text file, or as a hacked-up, work in progress, RDF file.
This is the sixth day since I’ve had a Dr. Pepper (or any other soda).