Come on Irene

Second Beach

Second Beach the day before Hurricane Irene approaches.

Also, I found out that Starbucks makes a drink that tastes just like Cap'n Crunch Crunchberries. Order a tall Strawberries and Creme Frappucino with a pump of hazelnut and a pump of toffeenut. And everyone knows I love to drink a pump of nut.

I never really go to Starbucks, but it never looks too busy when I drive by. Today, the place was packed. People were actually stocking up on coffees for tomorrow in case this hurricane actually does anything. Me, I stocked up on the one essential that most guys do:


Laphroaig 18 Year Single Malt Scotch


The second you uncork the bottle, you know this is an islay. A very strong, smoked, peat scent fills the room. It's a deep, amber color and has some legs. The first taste hits you with the 48% alcohol and smoke, but you're left with vanilla in your mouth. Delicious flavors, delicious scotch. Happy Whiskey Friday!


More Summer 2010

Uploaded some more phone pictures. Out on the bay, brewing beers, making mead, and King Richard's Faire.
Summer 2010



Beer"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Benjamin Franklin

Never has such a great American philosopher uttered a more poignant statement. As my friends have said in the past, "a drunken word is the sober truth." You can say anything when you're drunk, and then if nothing happens, follow it up the next day with, "Man, I don't remember shit from last night." Both parties know what that means, but it's accepted.

Another facet of drinking, is the ability to play better pool. Sober, I'm horrible. Drunk, I'm horrible. In the fragile, golden level between, I'm a god. Minnesota Fats himself could not defeat me at that stage.

A great caveat of intoxication is the ability of shy guys to hit on girls whether they like it or not. I'm extremely shy, but after a few bottles of liquid courage, I'm the cock of the walk. I've met some cool girls at bars this way.

ChugAnd the final gift I bring to this world is my lovely ability to chug. I'm not sure why, but as an inexperienced drinker, I can chug with the best of them. This is a shot of me going for the gold in the first American-Finnish-Swedish Chug-a-thon.

Guess who won.

Hint 1: Look at the beer remaining.

Hint 2: Me.

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