Sunday, February 04, 2007

Grumpy Old Man

Bad sign: I get off work, officially on vacation for the next week and a half, and I can't persuade myself to go out for a beer because it's too cold outside.

Ah, but I'm in do-nothing mode now, and there'll be plenty of time to frolic. And unfortunately I'll make good use of that time, I fear. The Super Bowl tomorrow, more foolishness to follow.

I'm dealing with the possibility that I may have a new favorite all-purpose beer (maybe even supplanting Fat Tire, unavailable in Georgia). Have I mentioned Rogue's Dead Guy Ale? I really don't remember. But I've been drinking virtually nothing else for weeks. Rogue is the reason that a lunchtime beer with a friend turned into seven hours at the pub last Monday. Between Dead Guy ... and yes, now I'm remembering that I have mentioned it before ... and Archer Farms' Chili Lime Tortilla Chips, i'm reassured that there are good things in this world.

Anyway -- being an old man -- me, the Dead Guy, the tortilla chips, and "Against the Day" are about to retreat. But before I do, one last discovery from today: "AtD" has been converted into a 53 1/2-hour audiobook. Crazy shit.

8 comments:

Ben said...

I'm fairly sure that Trader Joe's in Sandy Springs carries Fat Tire. I haven't had it, but I know I've seen it somewhere recently, and I haven't left Atlanta in months.

gsdgsd13 said...

If that turns out to be true, I will be one happy man. I'll take a look tomorrow. Thanks for the tip.

Tapeleg said...

Dead Guy Ale is good stuff, but have you tasted the glory that is Flying Dog's Road Dog Ale? Dark. tasty, perfect. Get the to the Vortex to have one. Your life will change.

alanah said...

I misread "AtD" as ADD. For a minute I was really struggling with how someone seeking to cure their Attention Deficit Disorder would endure a book that took 53-1/2 hours to listen to.

Nanuk of the North said...

All-purpose beer? I have to know all its purposes. Does it remove stubborn stains?

gsdgsd13 said...

Tapeleg -- I'll have to keep an eye out for the Road Dog. I've had some of Flying Dog's beers, but not that one.

All-Purpose Beer means, I guess, that I'm ALWAYS in the mood for it. Guinness isn't an APB, Duvel isn't ... but Fat Tire and Dead Guy? Bring it.

Tapeleg said...

It's one of my favorites, and won't have you riding a mechanical bull any time soon.

Also, I heard a nasty rumor the Vortex had closed. I didn't see how that could be possible, but the stagehand community is scared.

gsdgsd13 said...

Don't think it's true, though I haven't been for a while. For you, Tape, I'll check this week.