Sunday, May 10, 2009

Final exam writing break

This isn't a study break, but a final exam writing break. I'm almost done with my Organic final and I thought I'd take a break and post two things.

First, remember the Big and Easy Bottle Brew I told you about? Well, I followed the directions and brewed me up some beer in a plastic bottle. After about 3 weeks a friend and I cracked open our bottles. Verdict: crap, crap, crappity crap poop. First of all, I didn't expect much. I got exactly what I expected. It was fizzy; it was sulfury; it was undrinkable. It had all the hallmarks of bad homebrew. This is the type of thing that turns people of to homebrew. I barely consumed a pint. But then, how could I drink that beer when I had my own beer on tap. See:


Second, Happy Mother's day all of you mothers out there. We have a tradition in our house that we take Mom out for a picnic on Mother's Day. In Minnesota this time of year, most of the crabapple trees are in full bloom. Our tradition involves having the picnic under the same tree every year. It is a beautiful tree and with a gentle breeze, we get rained on by flower petals. It is quite picturesque.

This year we got all loaded up and headed to the park only to find a dirt patch where the tree once stood, where our tree once stood. At some time since last summer, the tree was cut down and replaced with a pine tree. How sad. We walked past the dirt patch with a melancholy stroll, heaving a despondent sigh and found a new tree. Actually, we found a stand of three flowering trees. There would be safety in numbers for our continuing tradition.


Gwen said...

Awwww! Sorry about your tree, but glad you found a "grove" to replace it. There's comfort in numbers.

~E said...

EWWWW...crap poop beer is almost as bad as mgd64.