Howdy all. Been so busy yakking about wanting to travel and planning to travel that I forgot to mention that I’m leaving town. 🙂
Mr. Husband, his mom and I are hitting the road in a couple of hours. We’re heading off to Houston for another cousin’s wedding. His family is a hoot. They do love weddings. And they know how to throw a party, lemme tell ya!
It’s only a 4 day trip, but I’ve spent days trying to figure out what I want to bring with me. We’re not flying so I don’t have to worry about liquids or sharp objects in my luggage. Always need plenty of both on a road trip. Oh and a bottle opener. You never seem to have one when you need one and I never mastered opening a beer bottle with a cigarette lighter. My sister can do it and I was impressed when I saw it the first time.
Once I got laughed at for bringing a camping ax with me in the car. They weren’t laughing when we had to use the ax to hack of a big hunk of car tire that shredded and was flapping against the fender so hard we thought we were going to crash. It worked long enough for us to get to a station to buy a new tire. Who’s laughing now? Ha, I say!
Houston is hotter than the first few levels of hell in the summer time, so it’s a tricky mix to pack for a dressy occasion with clothes that won’t make you swelter any more than necessary. I’m not bringing any stockings, that’s for sure. All attention will be on the bride anyway. My naked legs are nobody’s business but my own.
Hubman and his mother are both side seat drivers and spend the majority of their time together either telling the other one how to drive or where to turn, while the other is yelling “don’t tell me how to drive.” My plan is to hide in the back seat most of the way there. Plug in my Ipod, and read or stare out the window. Maybe if I put a towel over my head they will forget I’m back there, yea buddy.
So anyhow. It’s off we go. I’m going to experiment with not lugging my laptop with me this time. So I may drop off the radar this weekend. If I get the overwhelming urge to say something in the meantime I can always borrow Hubman’s laptop. Right after I pry it out of cold dead hands. Nah, just kidding. He’s good about sharing. But, thank God his laptop isn’t powerful enough for gaming or it might not be a pretty story.
Howdy all. Just chilling on Sunday. Sooo, what Time Is It? Why it’s Beer O’Clock. Is it not? Why limit happy hour to one hour a day?
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
“As long as you’ve decided to drink all day there’s nothing wrong with starting early in the morning.”– George Carlin
“People who drink light ‘beer’ don’t like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot.”
-Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”
“If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose.”
-Deep Thought, Jack Handy
“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
“God made pot. Man made beer. Who do you trust?”
-Restroom in The Irish Times, Washington DC
“He was a wise man who invented beer.”
If you have any further doubts about the virtues of beer consider this chart discovered at Leslie Fieger’s website.
Beer vs Milk
|The average pint of beer contains:||The average pint of milk contains:|
|92% water||87% water|
|5% alcohol||0% alcohol|
|150 calories||200 calories|
|15 grams of carbohydrates||12.5 grams of carbohydrates|
|0 fat||16 grams of fat|
|0 cholesterol||the equivalent cholesterol of 25 slices of bacon|
|25% of adult daily requirement (ADR) of magnesium||12% of adult daily requirement (ADR) of magnesium|
|20% of ADR of phosphorus||20% of ADR of phosphorus|
|10% of ADR of potassium||1% of ADR of potassium|
|10% of ADR of Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||60% of ADR of Vitamin B2|
|35% of ADR of Vitamin B3 (niacin)||0% of ADR of Vitamin B3|
|15% of ADR of Vitamin B6||12% of ADR of Vitamin B6|
|65% of ADR of B9 (Folic acid )||8% of ADR of B9 (Folic acid)|
|150% of ADR of Vitamin B12||40% of ADR of B12|
|plus 75 mg of polyphenols, which help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease||plus pus (yes pus), hormones, herbicides & pesticides (including dioxin)- all proven to cause cancers.|
|plus enzymes that aid digestion and a promote a healthy digestive tract.||plus homocysteine -proven to cause Alzheimer’s, heartdisease as well as colon and prostate cancers.|
- Man’s Lenten Diet: ‘Liquid Bread,’ Also Known As Beer (NPR.COM)
- Drunken Beauty Tips, Part II (atotalwasteofmakeupblog.com)
- Paul Villinski’s Beer Can Butterflies (neatorama.com)
- Ballard’s smallest brewery offers lots of variety (ballardnewstribune.com)
- Beer – #12 in a series – Old Peculier (pdubyah.com)
- Chow.com/Beer for Breakfast