Monday, April 08, 2013

Broadening Our Horizons, Episode LVIII

All the way from Illinois...



That would be a Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale, about which my go-to guys say...
Decent for what it is, there are clearly some other American Wheat Ales that are a few notches up. I'd still gladly order this if the selection looked dismal.
Damning with faint praise, in other words.  I concur, in that I've had better wheat beers.  The beer is worthy, though, and shall be consumed without prejudice and without a thought o' foisting it off on unsuspecting guests here at El Casa Inm├│vil de Pennington.  Mine!  ALL mine!

Our cigar today is a Kuba Maduro from Drew Estate.  We were just ever-so-slightly worried about the other half o' Happy Hour today, seein' as how we put fire to our very last cigar this past evening during After Dinner Whiskey Hour.  Not to worry... the USPS came through and we are moderately Happy Campers.

I say "moderately happy" because that shipment o' cigars that went missing is still MIA.  We went down to the PO earlier today and they still haven't found the missing package.  And they admitted hope was slim to non-existent of EVER finding it, to their everlasting credit.  Oh, well.  Stuff happens.  I can afford to be ambivalent now that the humidor is fat once again.  That and the fact I rest easy knowing Tim will make everything right, even when the post office cannot.

In other news... our windows and door are wide open and we're enjoying yet another beautiful day (81 degrees with moderate breezes) out on the verandah.  We have a couple o' Stones albums, a Norah Jones album, and two Joan Osborne albums in the CD player, so all is right with the world.

With that in mind... here's today's semi-rhetorical question:  who would you rather spend a lost weekend with?  Norah?  Or Joan?  MY jury is out...

9 comments:

  1. The post office should reimburse you in full for that shipment. Since they admit they'll never find it...

    And finally, our windows are open as well. Not 81 degrees (66 is the magic number here today) but it feels good. It would feel better if I felt better; fevers persist. Ah well.

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    1. I think they will, Kris. They asked me today what the value of the shipment was.

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  2. Nora or Joan? Hmmm. Nora has that awesome voice that could fire your 'burners just by cooing that "Your coffee is ready" at 0700. I better stick with Enya.

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    1. I'd LOVE for Norah to bring me coffee at 0700 hrs, even if that's a lil bit... errr... a LOT o' bit... early for me.

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  3. Bein' a happily married man (and currently celebrating the dismissal of all charges) I would choose neither.

    But in my salad days, I would have to say "Why choose just one?" (But if forced, it would be Joan all the way.)

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    1. TSMP used to say "You can read the menu all ya want, but ya BEST be eatin' at home."

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  4. Last night we bottled a wheat beer - homebrew - that is suppose to be similar to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. We will see in a couple of weeks how it turns out.

    I started to say that I was sorry the mailman lost your cigars, but then, I'm not. I am glad you are happy.

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    1. Nagging? Well, you DID remind me somewhat of my last encounter with TSMP in this space. There's that. ;-)

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