Oct 15, 2012

Yup...more bullets

Because the Yankees have been crushing my soul lately. OK, it's not that bad. But it does seem like they have been playing until the wee hours of the morning every day, so I just haven't had much energy for entertaining the masses here on the Dude. So more bullets. Deal with it.
  • Had dinner at this joint on Friday night. A burger spot specializing in an all-organic menu. I had The Ruby, a wild boar burger topped with pastrami, blackened maple bacon, havarti, fried bread & butter pickles, smoked apple onions and horseradish mayo. I added a fried egg, because that's how I do. It was a heavenly mess. Choked it down with a Wolaver's Organic Pumpkin Ale. Wish I had a Barburger a bit closer to home, because I can definitely see a return trip in my near future.
  • Speaking of pumpkin ales, Friday was my first foray into those particular waters this year. Besides the Wolaver's, I also had a Dogfish Head Punkin and a UFO Pumpkin from Harpoon Brewery. All courtesy of a certain water-logged buddy of mine. Each one was just as delicious as the next. Oooh, and I also tried a sip of Gia's Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider. That was really tasty too. We have a pub about 5 towns over that has over 30 different pumpkin beers on tap. We may need to hit that soon as the season for this brand of ale is nearing a close.
  • There are two shows on right now that are just off-the-charts good. Homeland on Showtime and Sons of Anarchy on FX. The first is only in it's second season, while Sons is in it's fifth season, I believe. Both have ratcheted up the craziness to the point where it gets uncomfortable to watch them sometimes. But in a good way. If you aren't doing so already, you should check them out.
  • October is officially horror movie month for me, and I have to admit that I'm woefully behind. I think I've only watched two horror films all month long. Insidious (which was excellent) and The Bleeding House (which I re-watched with Gia who hadn't seen it).  I have been catching up with past seasons of True Blood on HBO that I've missed in the past, but that's more like campy, non-scary horror. I need some of the good stuff...so if you have any suggestions for me on Netflix or other streaming services, please leave a comment below. 
  • My laptop is acting up a bit as it's a few years old now. May be time for a new one soon. That's okay. I consider them to be temporary technology anyway. I don't go top-of-the line with my laptops. I get all the functionality I need out of a basic machine. As long as I can crunch numbers in Excel and dick around a bit on the internet, I'm fine. Plus there is always the possibility of me dropping it, so I'd rather not spend too much just in case that does happen. Exciting update, eh?
  • The Yankees. Ugh...
  • Biggest problem with watching all the MLB playoffs that I've been watching is having to sit through all those awful commercials that are replayed incessantly. There is this one Ford commercial in particular that uses a hook from a Train song called "Drive By". I hate it with every fiber of my being. The ad men from Ford and/or the members of Train better hope they never run into me in a dark alley. I'm not saying murder would happen, but I'm not NOT saying it either.
And that's all I got right now. Until next time, mes amis. 

8 comments:

Annabelle Archer said...

My love of SoA is well documented. I'll have to check out Homeland, I've heard great things and I have always loved Clare Danes.

Slyde said...

i didnt watch this weeks ep yet, but the last 30 seconds of last week's Homeland was fucking AWESOME! Very much looking forward to seeing how it plays out this week

B.E. Earl said...

Annabelle - Homeland, as I saw someone on Twitter say yesterday, is like 24 with brains.

Slyde - Yeah, we wait a day as well. Gonna watch it tonight. Can't wait to see what happens.

Dr Zibbs said...

Oh my God The Ruby sounds great!!

Chef Files said...

"wild boar burger topped with pastrami, blackened maple bacon, havarti, fried bread & butter pickles, smoked apple onions and horseradish mayo. I added a fried egg, because that's how I do"

I take my hat off to you sir.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

At least you've still got baseball.....

Always Home and Uncool said...

Haven't had either the Dogfish or the Harpoon pumpkins, but Smuttynose was decent as was the Sam Adams one. Stay away from the Shipyard. It's more watery than the Yankees offense these days.

B.E. Earl said...

Zibbs - It was!

Chef - And a hat tip right back at ya.

Candy - Is that what you call what the Yankees have been playing these past three games? Because I call it something else.

Uncool - Smuttynose is always good and I've always disliked the Shipyard Pumpkinhead. Awful beer. But they do make, a much harder to find, Smashed Pumpkin Ale that is pretty good. But, like I said, you can't find it. I tried two more pumpkins on Monday night. I'll do a quick review on my latest post.