Thursday, December 12, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
Pretty cool, eh? Found him in a second-hand shop and couldn't resist. I see Xmas, Easter, July 4th, Halloween; New Year, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, & St Patrick's Day. So we can leave him out all year round and be ready for anything (right now he's the Xmas Bunny).
Friday, December 06, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Yes, 1100 (“Didn’t know there were that many kinds of pisswater” says the wife.)
And oddly enough, I didn’t find it in an expected place…
…found it at the Daytona Flea Market! On tap!!
Yup, was feeling thirsty trudging around the flea market last Friday (see previous post) and stopped at one of the food kiosks that are at the top of each up/down aisle. Most of them carry draft beer (actually Bud Light – so not really beer) but one of them carried in addition…
Brewed right here in Florida (Melbourne) by Florida Beer Co. so you know it’s fresh. And quite refreshing after a warm day at a flea market.
Interestingly, the brewery used to be Indian River Brewing and made the line of Indian River Beers, plus the beers from the defunct Ybor Brewing in Tampa & Miami Brewing. So I guess they’ll keep the brand differentiation & add new beers as Florida Whatever. Don’t get to Melbourne often, but will have to make a point of it now.
So now, on to the next 100 beers…
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
A good day for music! went to the Daytona Flea Market, try to go there every year after Thanksgiving.
And of course had to stop at Mark’s music booth, like I do every year – best place for hard to find CDs, though it’s just an 8 foot wide booth with a table.
So this year, I found (among other items) the Classic Rock All Stars live album – saw them a number of times in the early 90s, Mike Pinera (Blues Image & Iron Butterfly), Pete Rivera (Rare Earth), Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf), & Dennis Noda (Cannibal & the Headhunters) (RIP). Early on, the band also had Spencer Davis as second guitar, but he left to reform Spencer Davis Group I believe.
Also found a Country Joe (Gimme me an ‘F’…) solo CD, a 2 CD Cream bootleg (Detroit 1967), and 2 Widespread Panic CDs, great jam band. Also found a James Montgomery Band CD, used to see them as James Montgomery Blues Band in the early 1970s at the Shaboo Inn (RIP) in Willimantic CT. So that was a surprise!
And as an added bonus, there was another man selling CDs on the other side of the mall, so I picked up a few CDs there too.
Sometimes life is just too good!!! (and sometimes it’s better…)
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
The inventor of the Gif image format says it should be pronounced Jif, despite what the Oxford English Dictionary says. (from BBCOnline)
(In related news; the makers of Jiffy Peanut Butter say it should be pronounced as 'Giffy'.)
Some flags flying at half-staff today; hard to believe it’s been 50 years since JFK was assassinated.
Still remember the whole school being brought into the cafeteria and being told that the President had been shot, then a bit later, had died in Dallas. Even at the age of 10, it was a traumatic event; even being that young (which was a lot younger then than it is now) you realized an earth shaking event had happened.
So time goes by, and still no definitive answer as to who was behind the assassination. At least no answer that 99% of people can agree on. I’ve read quite a few alternate theory books, and some actually make as much sense as ‘the real’ events did. Even the one that ‘proved’ it was an accidental shooting by one of the Secret Service agents following behind the President’s car.
And in the back of my mind, every so often I wonder how things would be today if Kennedy had lived.
Would the world be such a crazy place that it seems to be; would politics be such a mess that it’s turned into?
Or would history be pretty much the same overall, with only the details slightly different? Is there an alternate universe where John Kennedy and his brother both lived and both had 8 year presidencies?
Beats the crap out of me…