This lackluster season of 24 is finally over.
Archives for May 2007
Go Full Sail. A yummy lager with multiple layers of flavor but not trying to mimic anything German or Czech I’ve ever had. Golden, light, bubbly, slighty sweet. Delightful but not challenging. It get on the tongue and jumps right off. This one will also work for your friends who won’t touch a bitter beer, though I think it would be helped with just a little more bitterness. But if you’re looking for a beer to share at a BBQ this summer, this one could be the perfect choice. It really found a nice spot on the fence between the lighter lagers and craft beers. In fact, I’ll be showing up at a BBQ with a 5-pack of this in just a bit.
me and my cast enjoying an LTD in the backyard
This cloudy beer is a treat for a broken wrist. Easily opened using my wall-mounted bottle opener, I managed to pour it gently down the side of the glass, extracting only a slightamount of head. Which is fine because I can’t (or won’t) shave and less head keeps the foam out of my ‘stache. The Republic consistently turns out hoppy heavy hitters, and this is certainly big. A mouthful of hoppiness with a nice body to boot, this golden-hued ale is of medium bitterness and fairly aromatic. Get out and get some.
Just wanted to callout this tasty little Vietnamese deli located at 6846 NE Sandy.Â Their menu is pretty small, mostly serving up a varety of meat sandwiches, but there is a vegetarian option as well.Â Their sandwiches are $2.75-3.00, and the perfect size for a light meal.Â Just think, even if you ordered four sandwiches, a hum bao (sp?), and a drink, your meal would still still be a Cheap Eat by WW’s standard (what a disappointment that issue was!Â Usually a year-long staple, this year’s Cheap Eats was recycled in under a week).Â The sandwiches (we tried ham, the special, and the bao) were good, with fun twists on our American standards, cilantro, carrots, othr veggies, and something tangy.
Thursday was a beautiful day to ride my bike.Â Things soured a bit on my way home.Â Crossing Halsey around 47th (near the Daily), I was absently putting my foot into the stirrup, when upon looking up, I was almost on top of the curb.Â I attempted evasive action, but clipped it and fell.Â Dumb, oh well.Â I got back on my bike and continued down the bike path (designated shared…happily there was no traffic).Â As I rode, it seemed like the front brake was rubbing the wheel a bit.Â Since I was approaching that big hill below Fremont, I though I’d check it out.Â To inspect it, I decided to do a bit of a wheelie and watch to see if the wheel stops.Â So, I pull up on the handlebar, and watch closely as the fork lifts off the wheel, the wheel slides back into the fork, I come crashing down and over the handlebar, landing mostly on my shoulder, scraping my elbow and knee, hitting my happily helmetted head, and somehow hitting my hand/wrist.
This was at around 47th and Wysteria.Â I stood up, dazed, laid down in some grass for a bit, the stood up again.Â It was odd, there was a fair number of people around, but nobody paid any attention…nobody asked if I was okay or anything.Â I got back on my bike and rode home.Â N talked me into going to the immediate care center where x-rays indicated a broken wristbone.Â They splinted me and sent me on my way, and tomorrow I see a specialist.