Sunday, July 27, 2008


Today's beer is the Summer 08 Odd Notion from Magic Hat.
Self described as:

A stupendous Midland Mild Ale whose epic malt infused acts of sweet caramel sensations leave all who pour it speechless. Its roasted notes of sun soaked grain are appearing in the Summer Variety Show in a not to be missed engagement.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I was unable to take a good picture of it, but this morning when I went to go to the grocery, there was a full blown spiderweb spanning the whole of my side window. Very creepy.

Today healds yet another great moment in history, the return of POG. And not, as you might think by a bunch of drunk college students (which is how every other comeback has originated) but by two childlike peoples (10 and 12) who showed a genuine intrest and excitement about the subject!

OK, well the beer didn;'t hurt when it came to the POG playing.

Today's selected brew is on the far left above, the back of it's bottle reads:

Ebulum- elderberry black ale

Introduced to Scotland by Welsh Druids in the 9th Century, elderberry ale was part of the Celtic Autumn Festivals where the ale was passed round for the people of the village. This recipe was taken from a 16th Century record of domestic drinking in the Scottish Highlands. In medieval times elderberries were used in various concoctions and are known to be high in fruit tannins and oils. It is a rich black ale with fruit aroma, soft texture, roasted grain and red wine flavours, with a gentle finish.
Ingredients Malted barley bree, elderberries, roasted oats & barley and hops.
You can check it out at

It was actually fairly amazing, I'm pretty sure there was still some druid shit in there. Upon first sip it was gross. Second sip provided a more... intersting flavor... The thrid sip was almost pleasant. By the time we had drank most of a bottle, it was great. Def not a natural beer.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Meet Lupo. She's a badass who likes to take on cars. She always wins.

Observations on a July in Ohio

Monday, July 21, 2008

Tattoo Observations

I've been getting that itch again. I feel a tattoo coming on. I meant to get one after all my travels to commemorate them but never did. I meant to get one after college to celebrat that but still didn't. Now I think I might celebrate my steady job... who knows.

But for voting purpouses, here are the three choices I'm eyeing and their meanings if applicable.

This is Bismillah (or Basmala) It's Arabic for "In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful" a phrase that opens every chapter in the Quran. (I dont know why the picture turned out all black, but if you click on it, it shows normal)

This is an ogham inscription that reads "A blessing on the soul of L." Convienently my name is L. Ogham is an early medieval alphabet used to represent Old Irish. It was found on the Buckquoy spindle-whorl in Orkney, Scotland.

I think compass roses are bitchin... I traveled alot....

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Check back in for "camping" post, coming soon. (not that soon I need to shower!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Living here is hard. It's like being in a bad girly movie. The incecent giggling... please just shoot me. Plus, if I'm told to clean my room one more time.... arhhhhhhg!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Today at Frich's we saw a genuine MIDGET COWBOY!


In celebration of the weekend, and the balmy 93 degree weather, today was all about kayaking. East Fork, our local manmade wonderland is so close to home it's a shame not to use it. I only managed to die once, which is pretty good considering. We explored a cove full of partially suberged tree stumps, may of which were below water level. I managed to glide directly onto one of the submerged ones, and attain a perfect balance (i.e. I couldn't tilt, rock, shake or paddle myself off). Normally I have only a healthy fear of fresh water, but the thought of getting dumped or willingly bailing out to remove myself was out of the question. The amount of bubbles coming out out of this water from various submerged reptilian life was appaling. I AM TOO YOUNG TO DIE AT THE BEAK OF A DINOSAUR!

Unfortunatly the combination of my shit camera and the 90% humidity left almost all of our pictures gray and gross. Sorry.

A large part of today's activites involved chasing 3 or 4 Great Blue Heron's around the lake. Trying to sneak up on one while floating in an erratically drifting bright orange kayak was next to impossible.

(After awhile of putting my camera back and forth on the floor, I started putting it in my bathing suit top, thus this is a boob-eye view of the lake.)