August, 2007 Archives

Oh, and this is one of the spots I like to hang out at when I am exhausted and need a place in the shade.

Not too exciting, but — hey — I took the pic, so I might as well post it.


Every now and then, I like to take a walk. Usually, I go a couple blocks to this lake, relax in the shade, stare out at the water, and then walk back. It’s nice. And the time I spend getting there is usually good for clearing my mind a bit.

There used to be a young alligator living there, but I haven’t seen it in a while.


I don’t really have too much to say about this shot… I just happened to notice a grasshopper on the sidewalk when I went out for a stroll…

Still, though, it’s a good enough excuse to post a great semi-related quote from Futurama:

“It’s just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for Winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you?”

This goes along with my previous post…

Thanks to peer pressure, I was able to convince Josh to order a beer name “Old Engine Oil”.

Who wouldn’t want to drinking something with a name like that?

When asked to rate it, he shrugged and gave it a non-committal vote of “eh” — much as how I’d rate the second beer I tried, which was some sort of Scottish elderberry black ale.

Old Engine Oil

Josh stopped by today. We ended up having a couple beers and hanging out a bit at “World Of Beer”. This place is awesome! It’s a little too crowded for my liking during the night, but in the evenings it isn’t too bad. The main thing I like, of course, is that it’s within walking distance.

I tried a couple Scottish beers tonight. The first one I ordered was REALLY good. It’s a Scottish dark ale called Dark Island. It’s one of the smoothest beers I have ever tasted. I definitely recommend it, if you can find it where you’re at. One of the cool parts about World Of Beer, though, is you can buy bottles there — whether in packs or in mix-and-match assortments. That’s friggin’ cool. I might just have to buy a few bottles of Dark Island and save them at the house here for when I have guests over.

Dark Island