Archive for December, 2009

Well I suppose they can’t be good at everything.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

My English do not work...

You may remember that one of my very first posts was about the Shell station near my apartment- which has quite possibly the cleanest and best-maintained public loo in which I’ve ever had the pleasure of excreting. Well, it seems all that time keeping up the loo meant less time mastering the English language.

The beer world comes full circle.

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

You may remember that in October, I posted a picture of the U.S. Army’s CPT Daniel Reid, who was standing near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, wearing his Free The Hops t-shirt. Saturday night in Hoover, I went to the FTH Christmas party, and was honored to meet the man in person. It turns out we are both fans of Greg Mortenson, and had a good chat about him and his work. Even cooler than that- in the dirty Santa (fueled by beer….it was FTH, after all) CPt Reid wound up with the bottle of Dark Lord Imperial Stout I’d placed in the ring. He plans to open it new year’s eve in Times Square. Sounds like a pretty good plan to me.

One of the reasons I love Birmingham.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I generally want to stay away from politics on this site, but this is too good. I’m watching election returns come in on the race to fill out the mayoral term of Larry Langford (who was convicted on government corruption charges), and a candidate who died last week is beating two live candidates.

(Update: last batch of numbers has the dead guy in last place. phooey.)

Overheard at J. Clyde…

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

“It’s time to die, Caribou!” – Mae