Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sac Brewing Co. has a couple of brews on draft that were made with wild yeast. They have the Deschutes Dissident, which is the first wild yeast beer that Deshcutes has made and it has been aged for 18 months. I liked it, but not as much as any wild yeast Belgian. It was kinda thin tasting and bitter at the end. I liked the New Belgium one (Eric's ale) better. It was very wine-like, with a faint fruitiness from the peaches. Here's a description I found online at "the thirsty hopster" blog.: Eric’s Ale: “This Peche, or Peach beer, started as an ale aged in 130 hL wooden vessels called Foedres for 3 years. It was then transferred and real peaches were added. A second Strong Golden Ale was brewed and blended back into the sour ale. Subtle peach, tropical fruit and tart aromas in the nose, plus some vanilla and oak. The flavor is a balance of sweet and sour. A drinkable and refreshing sour beer hybrid.”
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Speaking of foxes with curly hair, smiller on news 10. Blink and you'll miss him.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
AMY GOODMAN: Meanwhile, John McCain tried to strike a populist tone on the campaign trail.
SEN. JOHN McCAIN: While employees, shareholders and other victims are left with nothing but trouble and debt, the people who helped cause the collapse make off with tens of millions in severance packages. Disgraceful. I’ve spoken out against the excess of corporate executives, and I can assure you that if I’m president, we’re not going to tolerate that anymore.
AMY GOODMAN: Professor Hudson?
MICHAEL HUDSON: That’s his constituency. His constituency are the people who have caused the crisis. That’s who he’s representing. Now, of course, you’re not going to come in and say, “I’m going to support the people who have caused this crisis at your expense.” If you’re going to bail out your constituency, you’re going to say exactly the opposite. So what he’s saying has no reality at all.
These are the people who sang, “There’s no money for Social Security. We’re going to have to privatize it. We’re going to have to turn over your Social Security to Bear Stearns, to AIG”—to the very people who have shown how they’re mismanaging money. Imagine if the Republican program had gone through and Social Security had been privatized and these were the jokers who were managing your Social Security. They’d stick you with the losses.
So, these are his constituency. He knows he’s not telling the truth. He’s not paid to tell the truth. He’s pretending that it’s a crisis that has to be bailed out, that it’s the financial system. But it’s not the financial system that’s being bailed out; it’s the debt system. And it’s the debts that the homeowners own and the industry owns. And now the government is coming on the side of the creditors, who are going to close down the industries, sell them off to pay the debts, foreclose on the houses, sell them off to pay the debts. And the economy is going to shrink and shrink. That’s the program that they’re standing for.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Remember that wine sale at 58 Degrees I mentioned? It's a doozy. There are some great deals to be had, and it continues the rest of September. The wine on the second from left was 40% off eleven bucks! The wine second to right was decidedly not on sale, but I'm so excited they have it! That was my favorite kind of vinho verde I had in Portugal. Although in Portugal I think it was like 3.80 euros maybe. At 58 Degrees it was 17 bucks. That's kind of too much to pay for vinho verde, but who can put a price on a memory? Who can catch a falling star? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Perhaps MH can weigh in on purchases? I'd like to know about the one on the far left and the one in the middle.
Monday, September 15, 2008
This, I had to take a picture of because it's actually a suntracker brand party barge. Don't be confused by the boat in the background, the party barge is merely an open platform with low barricades around part of it. Perfect for partying, right? Everyone will get third degree sunburns and then fall off the boat and drown.
There's no better way to accessorize a houseboat than with a confederate flag. Here are two separate houseboats that both sport one!
This houseboat is decorated with a paper mache orca on the front.
This boat has its own small boat.
We docked our boat and went and had a drink at Le Rivage. That's right, I was living the high life briefly, before it was yanked out from under me this morning when my hedge fund lost a fortune. I can highly recommend the margarita mas fina from there. It was strong as hell.
Friday, September 12, 2008
I'm kicked off my computer so I can't think straight. All I've got is this streetcarnage clip, which is the first one that has ever made me laugh. I watched it twice and I may make it thrice.
Anything goin' on this weekend?
ah, thrice! It's killing me the way she says "hi barry" in that little girl voice.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I thought this story in the bee about a fracas at the l street lofts is interesting, because it provides some information about how these things are selling. I always wonder that about the various developments around town. Like those fake brownstones on s street. That development seems to moving really slowly. What if you bought one and they don't sell enough to build the whole thing? The naked backs of those fake brownstones look cheap and terrible, yet they sell for more than nice houses on the grid. I saw an ad (maybe on the back of mm?) for one of the first loft places that was built, around 6 years ago, it faces the light rail tracks. It's a duplex, I can't remember exactly where it is. Anyways, it's silver metal and wood and it's pretty cool looking, but it's selling for way more than a much bigger 1920s era house in east sac with a backyard in the same ad. Who the hell would choose the loft?
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Be sure to properly inflate your lobster. Inadequate lobster inflation causes hundreds of deaths each year.
I swam out for a bit, but the bottom is gross and mucky and when it got over my head I ended up in a kelp forest that was creeping me out because it was too dark to see. I kept reminding myself that it was not someone's hair I was brushing up against. Or was it? Anyways, check out this spot before it cools off! It's warm and slow and wide.
I missed the Ancient Sons show because I am a jerk. How was it?
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
But the bigbigbigbig news is in the Bee today. Corti's isn't moving! It's a Christmas miracle. I'm going to the rally thing today, but before I found out about the new development I was joking that it was going to be a Corti's riot and that Darrell would be dragged out by the police in those plastic cuffs screaming "hell no, I won't go".