I’m going to open this entry with one of the most cliched opening lines to any online blog or journal entry. “It’s been a while since I updated this thing”, but indeed it has. I’ve posted random videos and some drivel about how I’m uninspired by life in general, but I thought I’d take some time to update this space because I actually like to go back and read my old entries and laugh at myself because I’m probably the only one that thinks that I’m funny. I’m going to just hit plan on my ipod and let the funk flow while I write down some thoughts.
Oddly enough, the first song that comes up on my ipod when I just hit play is “Aquarius” by The Nat Adderley Sextet, and it goes a little something like this:
Anyhow, lately I’ve been really reading a lot about brewing beer. I’ve been drinking beer a lot too, but I’ve been reading just about anything I can get my hands on about brewing beer and last Sunday I brewed my first beer – a honey nut brown ale. I’ll tell you what, a lot of people say that the waiting is the hardest part about brewing beer. Let me tell you, truthier shit has never been said. This has been a test in patience. I can’t wait to have some of that shit to see if it’s turned out to be straight spaghetti salad garbage juice, heaven in a bottle or somewhere in between. I’m hoping its either somewhere in between or heaven in a bottle.
So since this is my little pet project, I’m stressing out about it. Is it the right temperature? Is it fermenting enough? Did I do enough of this? Did I blah blah blah. I have to go against that worrying instinct that I have and just learn to leave it alone – which I’m doing thankyouverymuch. I have my fermenter sitting in my downstairs bathroom in the shower and I have towels wrapped around it, and I have the door closed so it keeps some heat in there since if you didn’t know, I live in the arctic circle (we usually keep the house at 60 degrees). Katie likes to joke about how I baby the wort (beer before it’s beer for you common hillfolk), but hey… I’ve spent a lot of money on this shit, it better be good! Why ruin it by keeping it too hot or too cold? Yeah…
Work has been busy. That’s really the main reason that I haven’t updated much. I usually do it when I’m bored at work, but now I’m not bored because I’m always busy doing something or the other. This week, however, has been a slow one, and I’m appreciating that like never before. When it’s not busy I like it the first day or so but then I feel like I’m forgetting to do something, then when it is busy, I don’t like being busy, but I like that the days go by faster.
I’ve noticed that these random musings of my daily life are becoming less frequently as of late. Let me update myself on my life.
Katie recently got her cast off, and is actually walking around. I started getting resentful being her chauffer for the last few weeks and not really getting any time to myself to do what I want to do. Once I realized that’s a total dick thought, and this won’t last forever, I got over it. Hopefully her recovery stays on track and she’ll be back to independence soon. Today was the first day that she’s been able to drive herself to work, so I’m sure the end is in sight.
This weekend, we went and saw Terminator: Salvation, and I yelled at some 14 year olds because they wouldn’t shut their damned mouths. Needless to say, I felt like quite the tough guy! I don’t think it wouldn’t have bothered me so much if I hadn’t just paid almost $40 on movie tickets and popcorns just to have some bratty assed kids dropped off at the movies by mommy and daddy so that they could get some space from their anal spawn. If your kid can’t shut up, don’t let the movie theater be their baby sitter, please.
I also bought a grill and put it together on Saturday. I celebrated by drinking myself stupid on Sierra Nevada summer fest lagers, which were delicious (as far as lagers go). Sunday I grilled at my parents house where James proceded to eat almost everything off the table including about 5 hotdogs and 3 hamburgers which he stuffed into his face at once. I’m surprised his face doesn’t have it’s own gravitational field once he opens up his mouth. I also don’t understand how he stays reasonably thin when he eats like a professional football team.
Monday was spent over Katie’s sister’s house where more beers were drunk, in this case Magic Hat Wacko.
Also, in the last week my power supply on my pc shit the bed. Unfortunately, when I pulled it off, I didn’t realize that the cables ran under my heat sink so that meant more money for thermal paste that the store forgot to send me (or so I thought). I went to radio shack and got thermal paste and days later after I had everything working again I realized that they taped the thermal paste to the bottom of the power supply box. Because I never set the box on a solid surface, instead put it either on carpet or on my little futon thing, I never realized it was there. Now I have two tubes of thermal paste and nothing to use it on. So.. I think I’m going to save up money to build a new pc. Hooray.
So, I was thinking I was going to write something really salacious (I can’t believe I spelled that right on the first try!) on my little site here and be all “APRIL FOOLS!” later today, but I figured there aren’t that many people reading this anyhow, and this is more or less for me to look back and laugh at what I thought was a big deal. I’m going to look back at this thing in my waning years and realize that I got upset about a lot of stupid stuff that in the big picture doesn’t mean half a horse shit. That’s what living’s all about though, right? There has to be something that occupies the spaces in between the memorable moments, and that’s where I live, in those spaces.
APRIL FOOLS! haha!
Random thought of the day #1: I dislike not seeing people for a long time and when you see them again, I act like I’m on a first date or something. I always hated first dates in the first place.
Random thought of the day #2: I like warm weather more now, but the one thing I resent about spring and summer is all the yard work. Not cool.
1 month and 1 day from now is my birthday. I should take some days off or something, but what will I do?