Archive for October, 2009

2 Cool Beer Ideas From Other Blogs

Posted in Beer and Wine with tags , , , , on October 26, 2009 by Aaron

This first link is a really neat article about how you can brew beer in a coffee maker at home! As if it wasn’t easy enough already… I wouldn’t trust it though. There are too many old oils, hard to reach places and who knows what else living inside a used coffee maker. Even with a new one, you can only make one pot of beer at a time. It isn’t like you can drink it right then either. You still have to wait for it to ferment and carbonate. In fact, as I write this I would like to take back that word “neat” that I used in the beginning of this paragraph and exchange it with “waste of time“.

This second link however is very interesting. It lists average beer consumption by country and has lots of pretty color pictures to help illustrate the almost boring graph at the bottom. Some of the comments that people left are pretty interesting too. I like that the blog author is responding to a lot of the posts and answering legitimate questions that people have.

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Aux Paris

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , on October 7, 2009 by Aaron

My dad and step mother went to Paris for their anniversary this year. This is a copy of the list that I gave them to help them out. I will have more information later when they come to visit and I can ask them how it worked, and more importantly what I forgot to put on here. I heard from my dad that the most helpful is the one about Jim Morrison.

I kind of hope there were some hilarious misunderstandings of some sort…

Where is the bathroom?
ooo ay la twa-let?
Ou est la toilet?
Thank You
mare-ci
Merci
Excuse me.
Excuse-ay-moi
Excuse-moi
How much does this cost?
Comb-bee-en
Combien?
Where is the currency exchange?
ooo ay la bureau do chan-je
Ou est la bureau du change?
Where can I find a taxi?
ooo ay uhn taxi
Ou est un taxi?
Help me!
Laid moi
L’aide moi!
I am an American from Columbus, Ohio.
Je swees uhn American duh Columbus, Ohio.
Je suis un American de Columbus, Ohio.
This is my first time in France.
Eel ay mon premier temp ah France
Il est mon premiere temps a France.
Where is Jim Morrison’s grave?
ooo ay la tumbe de Jim Morrison
Ou est la tombe de Jim Morrison?
Check Please!
la-di-cee-on sil voo play
l’addition s’il vous plait
I would like … please.
Je voodrai … sil voo play
Je voudrais … s’il vous plait.
Fish            Beef        chicken        pork           pasta         salad
pwason       bof          poolay         pork           pat            salad
poisson       Beof        poulet          porc           pates         salade
Water        Beer        Soda
low           Bee-air     soda ah-mer-ee-can
l’eau          Bier         soda americain
Ice Cream     Cake          Chocolate       Crepe
la glass        Gat-o          Show-ko-la     Crepe
La Glace       Gateau        Chocolat        Crepe

The best video ever!

Posted in Books, Movies, Space with tags , , , , on October 5, 2009 by Aaron

My friend at work sent me this video the other day. I found myself stopping it every minute and looking over at him and telling him things like: “You made my day!” and “This is the coolest thing ever!” and “This is so inspiring!” and even found myself singing to him… Check it out!

What strikes me the most right now after watching this video is how amazing Cosmos is. If you haven’t seen it, you should watch it.