April
8
2010

Change

Tipping a few beers
To mark this fine occasion.
Change is always good.

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

February
3
2010

Cutbacks

Hate cubicle work
But beats the alternative
Toast – I have my job!

Written by Bryan Hay.

Thing of the day: The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search: The Proven Program Used by the Worlds Leading Career Services Company

October
10
2009

Advice for the Best Man

A good rule of thumb:
When they try to tackle you
Your toast is finished

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings

August
19
2009

Unexpected News

Unexpected news
A volley of toasts follows
Seconds of silence

Written by Captain Hops

Thing of the day: Cheers!: 1,024 Toasts & Sentiments for Every Occasion

August
7
2009

RIP John Hughes

Our words, our soundtracks
Our lives on the silver screen
A toast to John Hughes

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Wow. Just Wow. Of all the celebrities and pseudo celebrities that have recently passed, this one has had the most impact on me. I guess I’m revealing my age, but John Hughes wrote for me and my friends, about me and my friends. Well not quite, his characters were cooler and/or dweebier and always said the right things in the right ways. He gave us drama, comedy, rebellion, and inspiration. He gave us a soundtrack for our lives and quotes that we are still repeating 25 years later. He somehow managed to do all this without being condescending.

The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Planes Trains and Automobiles are legendary flicks. He also wrote the classic Vacation movies and many more. I promise there will be many John Hughes movie marathons going on this weekend.

Thing of the Day: High School Flashback Collection (The Breakfast Club / Sixteen Candles / Weird Science)

May
25
2009

Memorial Day

Raising a cold one
To remember the fallen
And what they gave us

Written by Captain Hops.

References: It’s Memorial Day in the United States.
Thing of the Day: The Ultimate Beer Lovers Cookbook: More Than 400 Recipes That All Use Beer

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