Aug 12, 2008

What you need, vol. III - The Conspiracy Edition

Hi, there! It was a long and exciting weekend, yo. We attended a craft beer festival out on the North Fork of Long Island on Saturday, so there was a bit of drinking going on. It was an incredibly gorgeous day, hitting a high of 78 or so where we were. And sunny too. Just perfect for spending the day with other craft beer devotees, drinking great beers and eating barbecue. Watched a couple of cooking demonstrations as well, so all-in-all...good day.

Now you get bullets:

  1. My post yesterday didn't show up on my feed reader until about six hours after I posted it to Blogger. Maybe the content (criticizing the Bush administration) had me flagged for censorship on Google. Maybe it was just the Olympic time delay. Hmm. Conspiracy man wants to know.
  2. Are you one of those people? I'm talking about a person who will take a look at an entire pizza pie and then choose the "best" slice out of the bunch, forsaking the one closest to you? Yeah, I'm one of those people too. You know what this says about us? It says that we care more about the perfect slice of pizza than our loved ones. That we are willing to leave the crap slices just for them. Well, we all have to have our boundaries.
  3. We had a hail storm of gigantic proportions on Monday. I've seen some itty-bitty hail in my days, but living on Long Island I've never seen a full-blown hail attack like the one we had today. The hail stones varied in size from little pearls to extra-large marbles and it came down for about 10 minutes. It was crazy! A tornado watch was also posted, but I'm not sure if one materialized. We have had about 4-5 tornadoes in the past week or so alone in my area. Not an area normally associated with tornadic activity, mind you. Something is fucking with our weather. Conspiracy man wants to know.
  4. Going back to #2 for a second, I just grabbed some Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream from the freezer...and all the fucking Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are gone! Well most of them. Serves me right for being a pizza dick!
  5. Go over here and play his little game. It amuses me.
  6. I haven't charged my cell phone since Thursday, and it still is showing a full battery. I don't understand the science behind it all, but it seems to be evolving into something new. Kind of like the machines in the Matrix or the Terminator films. When it all goes bad, just remember that the war began right here. Sounds like another possible conspiracy.

Random Wiki: Arakaw Nagazane was a samurai in service to Uesugi Kenshin back in the 1500s. Not only was he a warrior, but he was a body double for his lord. That shit is fucking bad ass! I'm gonna read about samurai and ninjas for the rest of the night. Psyched!

16 comments:

teeni said...

I tried the game and came out a White Knight. I don't know - it made me sound like some type of goober. But I guess it could have been worse. What did it say about you?

Artful Kisser said...

Peanut butter ice-cream??? Going to be craving it til I find it somewhere. Unless you become an ice-cream dick and take all the peanut butter ice-cream in the entire universe....

Elise said...

Yeah I always go for the best slice too...

Have you made any calls on your mobile? I had full battery for a few days once. The moment I made a call the battery faded... it faded fast!

You sound like you had a good weekend xx

B.E. Earl said...

Teeni - I was "Hail Fellow Well Met" - the ultimate partier. Sounds about right.

AK - The only ice cream I would be a dick about is Phish Food from Ben & Jerry. Chocolate and Marshmallow. Yum!

Elise - You're back! Huzzah. Yeah, I've been making, receiving calls and texts. It's just weird.

The Reluctant Dreamer said...

Like your style of writing.
Different but def cool.
....go charge yo phone!

Avitable said...

What is craft beer?

downtown guy said...

I sat through a hail storm just the other day in my car. They're not uncommon around here, but I still can't drive during one - freaks me out.

B.E. Earl said...

Dreamer - Heya! No way...I wanna see how long I can go w/o charging it.

Avitable - Craft beer is also known as micro-brews in certain areas, but there are differences. Basically, craft beers are small, independent and traditional. A microbrewery is one that produces less than 15,000 barrels a year, but regional craft brewers can produce up to 2 million a year. So microbrews are a subset of craft brews. Phew!

Downtown Guy - they are not only uncommon around here, but downright rare. In 41 years, this is only the 4th or 5th hail storm I've seen and by far the heaviest. By far!

Slyde said...

you should start working out more so you can be MY body double..

p.s. blogger does that to me often.. when i posted on friday, it took about 8 hours for it to show up as a new post...

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - You would have to grow a few inches, though.

RW said...

It's all about the pizza. To hell with loved ones. Word.

B.E. Earl said...

RDubya - Just let someone try for the last ice-cold beer in the fridge. Let 'em try!

lotus07 said...

Your life has been reduced to making 'bullet point' lists....how, very, very sad.

(it is true, I always scan the pizza for the best slice. it is a male / gentic thing.)

B.E. Earl said...

lotus - it's part of the "just type what's on my brain" direction of the blog. Some days it's gonna be more than one thing. ;)

pure evyl said...

I go for the best slice as well. If I didn't it would leave me in a pissy mood so it is a favor to my families well being to take the best slice for the happiness of all.

That's my story and I am sticking to it.

B.E. Earl said...

Evyl - Sounds like as good as explanation as any. I'm going with it.