Beer

May. 27th, 2017 12:19 pm
chickenfeet: (Default)
[personal profile] chickenfeet
 Last night was the semi annual Craft Beer Festival at C'est What.  As usual there were about 50 beers on offer ($1 - $2 per sample).  Time was when this was a bit of a riot and quite often one found a really exciting beer from an unexpected source plus some real shockers.  Over the last two or three years though it seems to have settled down.  The experiments are less wild; no chilli, chocolate, durian IPA.  There are still new brewers but it's a more stable market and they have to be solid to be there at all.  So, bottom line, the 15 or so beers I tried all fell in a 5-8 point window on a 10 point scale, which means that everything we tried was way better than InbevAB or equivalent swill but nothing was mind blowing.  Best of the night:
Halcyon Infinity Mirror IPA - grapefruity IPA with a touch of Brett
Clifford Sour Cherry Porter - One of the best porters around with an interesting added note
secondaccident: (neck)
[personal profile] secondaccident posting in [community profile] 2017revival
Name: Sara
Age: 27
Location: Finland
Tumblr/Goodreads/AO3/etc: I'm secondaccident pretty much everywhere you can think of. Expect for tumblr where you can find me under jimmmynovak (3 M's, obs obs)

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I'm Finnish Literature Major from Uni of Helsinki and I just graduated, so we're living interesting times since I don't know what to do with myself and my life after 6 years of more or less intense studying. I'm passionate reader and a book-lover. I do cosplay with my partner in crime and I've been doing that for 7 years now, so it's probably not going to change anytime soon. I'm terrible easily addicted to new things and I'm a sucker for all kinds of geeky things. LGBT rights, feminism and all that jazz. I'm pretty liberal in my views; if you're happy and not hurting anyone then I don't care what you are/what you like, it's probably cool by me. 

Top 5 Fandoms
: Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Kingdom Hearts. These are probably my main ones I keep coming back to over and over again.

I mostly post about: Daily life, what I'm currently stressing/reading/eating/planning/doing/etc. I've never written a journal in English before, so I'm not sure what kind of topics I'll tend to go with this language. But since it's pretty hecking quiet in Finnish side of this site, I'm trying my wings out here as well. I'll probably worry a lot about cosplaying and how I hate my life choices, but hey, it's all in good humor.

I rarely post about: My relationship in terms of sex life or emotional struggles. Politics. I have strong political views, but current state of many things gets me so worked up and mad I feel it's just better not to write about those things after raging about them to all your friends and family.

My last three posts were about: Graduating, what I'm currently reading, money and how I really want to get our balcony to look nice, but how it's difficult when all out windows are facing South and it's like sauna out there and everything died last year, but now we're going to prepare ourselves to this battle with some tough-ass-plants that can survive in the sunlight.

How often do I post?
: I aim for once a week but some times I write more, some times less, I don't know what happens now when I try tackling two languages at once. I'm not stressing myself about this matter, I'll write when I feel like I have something to write about.

How about commenting
?: I comment if I feel like I have something to say. :)

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far:  photo joe_zps00sfh1so.gif
[syndicated profile] jwz_blog_feed

Posted by jwz

Uber, Lyft returning to Austin

Uber and Lyft will relaunch services in Austin on Monday, now that Texas lawmakers have passed a bill overriding local regulations on ride-hailing companies. [...]

Uber and Lyft left Austin after the Austin City Council passed an ordinance in December 2015 requiring ride-hailing companies to perform fingerprint background checks on drivers, a stipulation that already applies to Austin taxi companies.

Uber and Lyft fiercely opposed the rules, gathering petition signatures to force a public vote and spending nearly $9 million on an unsuccessful campaign asking voters to overturn the regulations. Following the vote, both companies halted services in Austin, and the resulting ride-hailing vacuum attracted several start-up ride-hailing apps that agreed to comply with the city's rules. [...]

Following the passage of the bill in both chambers, Austin Mayor Steve Adler issued a statement saying he was "disappointed" the Legislature voted to nullify regulations the city had implemented.

"Our city should be proud of how we filled the gap created when Uber and Lyft left, and we now must hope that they return ready to compete in a way that reflects Austin's values," Adler wrote.

Previously, previously, previously.

(no subject)

May. 26th, 2017 06:03 pm
yam: (PAW banjo)
[personal profile] yam
Woo, I got a new very, very part-time job! I'm going to be doing occasional falls prevention clinics for the local health region along with a kinesiologist and a physiotherapist, including some clinics in French! All those books I got at the université laval (I had to buy an extra suitcase) in 2006 are gonna come in handy. Or more likely not, but the part of me that wanted to buy them will come in handy. Because it's the health region, I don't have to follow the strict but unhelpful Pharmacare medication review rules and can like, focus on the patient's actual needs and concerns, and I will get to jabber all day about drugs without being in a retail setting. I can't sell them anything even if I wanted to. I mean at this point I've made my peace with working in retail, because working in hospital would mean giving up almost all of the human connection that is not only enjoyable but very much at the core of what calls to me the most in my profession. But some extra hours where I can be Freelance McGee, Not Giving You Advice In A Store That Also Sells Tobacco, is great, so great. The first one is even an excuse to ride the Evergreen Line. Whee!

I have been embracing Amazon Means You Can Get Burly Mans To Carry Things Home For You and got a whole pile of kitchen items. I used my sturdy as heck new roasting pan to cook pork tenderloin today JUST LIKE A GROWNUP WHO CAN COOK COMPETENTLY might and it turns out it is pretty easy WHO KNEW I DID NOT. I think I'll use my new blender to make a smoothie (ingredients: yogurt, frozen fruit, 1/2 scoop of pinterest) and maybe spiralize some cucumbers to make fetching hair clips tomorrow. Aw yeah. Ooh and I have a MUFFIN PAN which I used to make broccoli/cauliflower/cheese/egg muffins! That's a long name and almost the full ingredient list, I think I tossed in some garlic salt. You know. I just do that now.

Do you ever need to stay in a hotel in Seattle! I would like to recommend to you the Bacon Mansion B&B. Despite the obvious flaw that their free breakfast has... no bacon?! they are lovely in every other respect. Close to LINK (and thus the train station and airport are easy to get to,) in a beautiful neighbourhood, whimsically decorated, giant comfortable rooms with SO MANY PILLOWS, sitting rooms and lounges with like, a grand piano and hot drink stations, it's just SO NICE, and the prices when I have booked it have been lower than nearby actual-hotels and the tax is lower because classification reasons. (It is not wheelchair accessible, though, and all but two rooms involve at least a full flight of stairs.)

Party Pigeon

May. 26th, 2017 02:21 am
[syndicated profile] jwz_blog_feed

Posted by jwz

Pigeon caught with backpack of drugs

Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports. A total of 178 pills were found in the fabric pocket attached to its back.

The bird was caught near the customs building in Abdali, close to the border with Iraq.

An al-Rai journalist said the drugs were a form of ketamine, an anaesthetic also used as an illegal party drug.

Abdullah Fahmi told the BBC that customs officials already knew pigeons were being used to smuggle drugs, but this was the first time they had caught a bird in the act.

Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.

[syndicated profile] jwz_blog_feed

Posted by jwz

Elijah E. Cummings Ranking Member, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:

Unfortunately, your meager response does not include the vast majority of documents we requested in our letter. Instead, you provided only a single document -- a glossy, eight-page pamphlet that contains a total of 40 sentences -- and an email forwarding this pamphlet to various Trump Organization entities. This pamphlet raises grave concerns about the President's refusal to comply with the Constitution merely because he believes it is "impractical" and could "diminish the guest experience of our brand."

Complying with the United States Constitution is not an optional exercise, but a requirement for serving as our nation's President.2 If President Trump believes that identifying all of the prohibited foreign emoluments he is currently receiving would be too challenging or would harm his business ventures, his options are to divest his ownership or submit a proposal to Congress to ask for our consent.

Even if the President's companies were willing to carefully track of all their foreign government payments, the President still would be required under the Emoluments Clause to request and obtain permission from Congress to accept those payments.

Previously.

Nazi Poop Discipline.

May. 26th, 2017 02:06 am
[syndicated profile] jwz_blog_feed

Posted by jwz

jpressler: "I feel like every article on the Koch brothers should note that as small children they had a Nazi governess who made them shit on command."

He was enamored enough of the German way of life and thinking that he employed a German governess for his first two sons, Freddie and Charles. At the time, Freddie was a small boy, and Charles still in diapers. The nanny's iron rule terrified the little boys, according to a family acquaintance. In addition to being overbearing, she was a fervent Nazi sympathizer, who frequently touted Hitler's virtues. Dressed in a starched white uniform and pointed nurse's hat, she arrived with a stash of gruesome German children's books, including the Victorian classic Der Struwwelpeter, that featured sadistic consequences for misbehavior ranging from cutting off one child's thumbs to burning another to death. The acquaintance recalled that the nurse had a commensurately harsh and dictatorial approach to child rearing. She enforced a rigid toilet-training regimen requiring the boys to produce morning bowel movements precisely on schedule or be force-fed castor oil and subjected to enemas.*

Previously, previously, previously, previously.

iCal alerts

May. 23rd, 2017 08:26 pm
[syndicated profile] jwz_blog_feed

Posted by jwz

Dear Lazyweb, my iCal alerts have started randomly not showing up. WTF?

I use Apple Calendar on my desktop Mac and sync it through iCloud with my phone and iPad. It used to be that when an alarm went off, a notification showed up on all three devices. If you were lucky, dismissing it on one device would also dismiss it on the others.

But now the notification seems to be showing up on only one device.

For example: I was active at my desktop when the alarm should have gone off. Nothing. I looked at my phone, which had been locked for an hour: nothing there. I looked at my iPad, which had been locked for 12 hours: OH THERE IT IS. How helpful.

Is this the new normal, or am I just lucky?

Anyone know what to do to fix this shit?

Previously, previously, previously.

(no subject)

May. 23rd, 2017 10:48 am
seren_ccd: (Default)
[personal profile] seren_ccd posting in [community profile] 2017revival
Name: Seren
Age: 38
Location: Wales, UK
Gender: F
 
Describe myself in five sentences or less:
1.  I'm an American living in the UK (for the last 10 years).
2.  At any given moment, I can guarantee you that I'd rather be reading.
3.  I've been writing fanfic for some time now and am trying to write an original novel-thing.
4.  I live in Wales and love it.
5.  I'm from Florida originally and everything you've heard about that state is completely true.
 
Top five fandoms:
1. Black Sails
2. Star Trek
3. American Gods - more that I'm enjoying the show, I haven't created anything (yet)
4. The Mummy (NOT the Tom Cruise atrocity)
5. Uhhh, whatever tickles my fancy?  I tumblr-watch a number of things.
 
I mostly post about: Writing, life, Wales, food.
 
My last three posts: 
1.  Writing is hard.
2.  Hooten and the Lady fic
3.  Did you know that Writing is Hard?
 
How often I post/comment: Not often, but I'm hoping to change that and post weekly.  We'll see how that goes!
 
GIF to describe day so far: (not a gif, but an image)
Daisy from Spaced

 

Realization

May. 22nd, 2017 09:46 am
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (Default)
[personal profile] sabotabby
 Listening to some TERF spew TERF bollocks on CBC and I'm struck by how close the TERF (and their buddies, the misogynist right) sound to the arguments of anti-immigration types. You were not born X, therefore you can never be X, etc. Is it then coincidence that the two greatest points of unity on the Alt Reich are the opposition to the human rights of immigrants and trans people?

(no subject)

May. 21st, 2017 08:52 pm
fuckyeahseb: an icon with the letters FYS in mint green against a chocolate brown background with a yellow diamond below the letters and then a think stripe of mint green at the bottom (default icon - FYS)
[personal profile] fuckyeahseb posting in [community profile] 2017revival
Name: Sebastian (Seb)
Age: (soon to be) 30
Location: USA
Tumblr/Goodreads/AO3/etc: fuckyeahseb, FYSeb, or fyseb can reliably be assumed to be me

Describe yourself in five sentences or less: Awkward and weird, I'm trying my best and sometimes I succeed. I trend towards quiet because I don't know what to say or how to say it and I'd like to not make a fool out of myself. (It happens anyways.) If you like anxious toe tapping and 'it made me think of you' links then come on down and see what you've won!

Top 5 Fandoms: Star Wars, Steven Universe, MCU, fandom itself

I mostly post about: .. not much right now but I'd like to change that. Locked is personal, everyday, family and friends sort of topics. Unlocked, or public, is things I do - crafting, gaming, and fanfic and fanart. (I'm not a good artist, and it's not modesty saying that, I really am a beginner and/or completely out of practice and you should expect that level prose and doodle from me. Don't get your hopes up!)

I rarely post about: .. anything that I think is really serious or important; reading other peoples' thoughts and opinions on a topic is fine but I usually don't feel confident about my ability to really talk on a subject. Posts about things like politics and related will probably be infrequent.

My last three posts were about: I don't have any at the moment! But my next post will be about art lessons and the one after that about Habitica.

How often do I post?: One to three times a week is my goal.

How about commenting?: I leave a lot more comments than I do posts; most often they're kudos or 'liked' types of comments - "kudos: i enjoyed reading this" or "kudos: i thought this was well drawn."

A GIF to describe how your day has been so far: Thank you, no. I am not gifted in GIFs. You can imagine a "u tried" gold star, however, if it pleases you.

Profile

frandroid: YPG logo, Syrian Kurdish defense forces (Default)
frandroid

April 2017

S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9 101112131415
16171819202122
23 242526272829
30      

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated May. 27th, 2017 07:34 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios