Found this at Sumdat Market, whilst hunting up interesting brews so I could get my esoteric beer fix on. Smuttyville’s a pretty standard IPA, nice butterscotch color and familiar balanced hoppy flavor. Between the name and the two old farts on the label, I couldn’t pass it up. The packaging and the title make it … Read more
olddominion.comAny beer made with Willamette hops and describing itself as a bit like "a fresh Bass Ale" is going to be good. Old Dominion is brewed here in ol Virginny, and it’s caramelly taste balanced just right with some bitter notes. It was a fine beer to sip while lounging on my dad’s patio, to … Read more
I’ve always had a soft spot for downtown Roanoke’s market. The city actually has a pretty cool downtown, and anytime I’m in Roanoke, I always hit Sumdat Market for quite possibly the best beer selection in town. Sumdat also has an excellent wine selection, and both in the store and on the sidewalk outside you … Read more
"Until one reaches the age of forty it is better to put off wisdom and discrimination and concentrate on vitality. Even though a person passes the age of forty, if he has no vitality he will get no respect from others." — From the 17th-century Samurai manual Hagakure
I’m a bit of a tightwad, so anything about saving money and using it wisely appeals to me. Here are two tips I saw a while back, that caught my eye. You might find them useful, especially if you have kids. Even if they’re little, setting up some sort of long-term account like an IRA … Read more
Angela: "I used to be in the no-outline camp, until I realized that an effective outline helps you to write MORE and saves writing multiple drafts." Hmmm, that’s advice I just may have to take, as there’s a certain something I’m kicking around for later this year. Also, Mac writers/users check out this OmniOutliner program … Read more
As Angela sagely says, "Writing is messy." Curio helps you clean things up (but only if you’re a Mac user). Via: Angela Booth’s Writing Blog: Writers’ gem: Curio.
Is the Rebel too small to take a long trip? Honda Rebel Online, The Unofficial Web Site"First, I have a 1986 CMX450cc. I bought it last year with 4,500 miles on it. The 1987 450cc had larger jets in the carburetors, so I had them put into mine. This was the close thing to a … Read more
Just added this to Mango. One feature of Windows that I have always liked, is the calendar clickable from the time/date bit in the status bar, but there was no real Mac equivalent. This makes it so for me: MenuCalendarClock – instant calendar and clock Via: Download of the Day: MenuCalendarClock : Lifehacker.
What? Open-mic bluesWhen? Tuesday nights from, I dunno, 8 or 9 onwardsWhere? Near the corner of Campbell Avenue and Williamson Road, downtown Roanoke, VABooze? Mixed and beer; I recommend the IPA, even though the staff thought a certain Oregon beer snob was nuts when he asked where it was fromWatch for… the electric organ player. … Read more