Sunday, July 26, 2009

A beer kind of weekend

Those of you who know me well know that I will, 99% of the time, choose coffee over beer. Not this weekend. I don't know why, but I found myself consuming more beer this weekend than I have, well, pretty much ever. Now before you start calling AA or the Betty Ford Center, let me put this into perspective.
  • I split a pitcher of Bud Light with Matt at the Pizza Pit on Friday night. Bud Light is pure crap but it tastes so. damn. good. with Pizza Pit's greasy pizza.
  • I had a bottle of Peroni Nastro Azzurro on Saturday which I don't think I even finished (the very last bit of it went into something Heidi was cooking).
  • Today I had a bottle of Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier which, because it is fruit flavored, probably doesn't even count as a beer.
So, as you can tell, I'm not exactly walking around the house impaired.

It's been a good weekend overall. Heidi and I spent a lot of time together as Anna was at her grandma's house for the weekend. We spent 2 hours on Saturday looking for chocolate cake and ended up in places we didn't expect. We also never found the chocolate cake, instead buying a box cake at Hy-Vee and baking it at home. We did, however, become seriously disenchanted with Lost after watching the first episode of Season 3. We are officially calling ourselves "on a break" from Lost, but I have a feeling that she has broken up with Lost permanently. So we watched Ocean's Eleven instead, which has held up surprisingly well and just made me want to go to Vegas even though I have no money with which to gamble and probably wouldn't even if I did.

I picked up the book Shutter Island from the library and have nearly finished it in less than 24 hours. Sadly, it's not because it's THAT GOOD it's just that easy of a read and mostly I'm just reading to find out what happens. I also found this book, Inferno, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle who wrote the pretty good Lucifer's Hammer and the absolutely unreadable Footfall. It is bascially a retelling of Dante's Inferno, and the sequel, Escape From Hell, just came out this year. Predicatably, the library had the sequel but NOT the original, so I downloaded it from Audible and am listening to it. Pretty decent so far. Audiobooks take me forever to listen to, so I probably will finish just in time for my 40th. On my side is the fact that it is only 5 and a half hours.

Also had a nice belated birthday celebration on Friday night (see the above splitting of the Bud Light pitcher). Always good to see friends and hang out. As a consequence of hanging out with Matt, I also listened to a tremendous amount of a cappella that night on my computer as we navigated our way through the a-cappella.com website after listening to a clip of an a cappella cover of Boston's "Foreplay/Long Time" on the Mouth Off podcast. Believe me, it doesn't sound that fun, but it really was!

Additionally, I am also thinking a lot about the constant flux of long term friendships - those of you who follow me on LJ (my quarterly post over yonder has arrived) know of what I speak. It's nowhere near as bad as it probably sounds and doesn't (to my knowledge) involve anyone reading here.

So that's it. It's a proper "update" which I have not done in a long time. I have been feeling the pressure to not post about music so much. I can't really help it, but since this is not a music blog, I don't want every post to be "look how cool this song is!" and I have felt like it has become that lately. That is not, in and of itself bad, but music, while something about which I feel passionately, is but a sliver of the things I think about on a regular basis.

1 comment:

Paul said...

filthy boozehound!! Haha. Darren and I are just at the start of season 2 of Lost and I am already sad that nothing will recapture the brilliance of season 1 :/ This means Darren will lose interest shortly. He already abandoned Dynasty when Krystle became two people and one had a bad ginger wig.