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Below Wonderland
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This weekend was mostly good. Not enough sleep Friday night lead to grumpiness Saturday and a 4 hour nap. I hate naps, especially when I keep waking just enough to be conscious but unable to move my body. This leads to mental freak out until I fall asleep again. Repeat 11 minutes later. So, not very restful on top of feeling like a lay-about.

Went to slavetopurple's and tandu's Anti-Great Taste of the Midwest beer tasting where I discovered my love for Belgian triples, reaffirmed my love of lambics and then found a FANTASTIC coffee/beer dealie called "Oscura" (click on the last image in the row). Fair trade coffee + Mexican lager = summer goodness. I wish they had a brewery to tour but apparently they manufacture it in other brewer's factories for lack of funding. Good beer, though. You should try some; the various Barriques sells them.

Mm.. beer. Still need to tour the Ale Asylum. Maybe I'll do that on the 22nd. I'm probably going to take the day off. The next two weeks are going to busy. Too much work, deadline, go-live. Crazy.

Sunday was lots of Lost, more bacon chocolate and gym trips. I like weight lifting but it's not helping me slim down. I'm up a shirt size - yeah, bought clothes yesterday too - and I HOPE it is muscle and not fat. Not too easy to tell. Still need to get another body-fat measure. it's been about three months.

I hate running.

Your result for The Right Brain vs Left Brain Test...

Left Brained!

Your answers indicate that you are more left brained than right brained. Approximately half the population is left brained. People who are left brained tend to be more logical, detail and fact oriented, pragmatic, and safe. You prefer order and structure. You tend to examine all the minute details rather than seeing the big picture, and you don't like doing things that haven't been planned in advance. Math, science, and language are subjects that probably interest you. You are the friend that often gets requests to help plan weddings or vacations. You are responsible and reliable. Physicist Stephen Hawking is left brained.

Take The Right Brain vs Left Brain Test at HelloQuizzy

Is it weird that I never memorized month numbers besides May through August? I always have to count the months out to get the right number.

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kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: August 11th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Is it weird that I never memories month numbers besides May through August? "
Yes. Yes it is.

abmann From: abmann Date: August 11th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll memories you...
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: August 11th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I scored an overwhelming "Left Brain". That quiz was kind of interesting..

abmann From: abmann Date: August 11th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was too overtly dichotomous. I also disagree with answers to 15. Just because I use chopsticks should not make me right-brained and has NO BEARING on my wearing of Geisha costumes. I just look good with an up-do.
narcissuskisses From: narcissuskisses Date: August 11th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know the guys who run Furthermore (one of them lives a block from my parents). They're out of Spring Green, but right now they are brewing in Black River Falls. They hope to brew right in Spring Green soon. I haven't tried Oscura yet, but I adore their Fallen Apple and Three Feet Deep. I will be at an event in Spring Green on Sunday that will feature exclusively Furthermore and Lake Louie beers. I can't wait!

I've toured the Great Dane, the Angelic, Ale Asylum, and New Glarus. I still need to tour Lakefront and Sprecher in Milwaukee, Lake Louie in Arena, Gray's in Janesville, Capital in Middleton, and many more! (As long as all of these places give tours.)

OMFG I could talk about beer all day.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 11th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I bow to your significant beer knowledge and emote envy at your beer shenanigans this coming weekend!

I was really unimpressed with Angelic's beer so I don't really want to view their brewery. I do, however, love everything I've had from Ale Asylum; clearly, I'll have to move into their basement.

I read all about Furthermore's situation. i was thinking that I'd go visit their brewery on the 22nd when I'm taking a day off. But no dice what with the not having a brewery. I am saddened!
narcissuskisses From: narcissuskisses Date: August 11th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to hate beer in high school and college (mostly due to crap beer in kegs), but my friend Adam really opened my eyes to a whole world of wonderful beer. He started me with his favorite, IPAs (which I probably dislike more than any other type of ale); I was just amazed at how good beer could taste in general. I wouldn't say I have significant beer knowledge, but I like to read up on lots of different types and I'm always keeping my eyes open for new (especially local) brews.

The Angelic is now closed (and it stopped producing its own beer a while ago). Actually, the brewmaster at Angelic went on to start Ale Asylum. So it's kind of interesting that you like one and not the other. Though I agree that Ale Asylum is better, I enjoyed Angelic brews as well.

I'm going to be in Black River Falls over Labor Day weekend for a Ho-Chunk pow-wow. I wonder if Sand Creek Brewing Company (where Furthermore brews its beer) would be open for tours at that time. I could knock that one off the list.
slavetopurple From: slavetopurple Date: August 11th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
About the closest you can get to a Furthermore beer tour is about twice a year they bring in all their beers to the High Noon so they are all cheap and on tap. They have great music and stand around talking beer with the crowd. Until they have their own brewery its a decent substitute.

abmann From: abmann Date: August 11th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup. So I read. Maybe I'll just drink myself silly on their beer at Barriques on the 22nd.
slavetopurple From: slavetopurple Date: August 11th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I'll be working there again by then so I can point and giggle at you.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 11th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
You need an excuse to giggle at me?
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