Archives for December 2007

December
31
2007

Computers Suck

Database server
crashed with ungrateful vengeance.
At least I have beer.

Written by Captain Hops.

References: The database server at my web host crashed last night. It appears to be partially restored, but they lost some posts. Fortunately, I had a recent backup and I was able to restore the other posts from a cached copy of my feed. However, this ordeal has resulted in a piss poor excuse for a haiku today. Sorry about that. I am going to go drink beer now and hope that the new year brings better computer tidings.

Hope 2007 ends better for you and here’s to a great year ahead. Cheers!

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December
30
2007

Pure Joy

liquid time machine
takes me back to simpler times
that place of pure joy

Have a Great Day picture

Written by Captain Hops. Illustration by Max Hops.

References: My three year old son drew the above picture. I was struck by the pure joy and innocence of it. It’s so easy to be overtaken by the cynicism of the adult world that I wanted a way to remember how simple life could be. So I put the picture on a mug. Now I get an additional pick-me-up whenever I drink my favorite beverage. Feel free to pick one up if you find yourself needing a reminder too.
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Thing of the Day: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

December
29
2007

Relax

Curled up in my chair
with kitty and smoked porter
the fire crackles

Written by Captain Hops.

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Thing of the Day: 18 Oz. Weiss, Indiana goblets, 12/CS

December
28
2007

Bored

Bored at the office
There’s whiskey in the drawer
Though I prefer beer

Written by Captain Hops.

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Thing of the Day: Godinger Dublin Crystal 6-Piece Whiskey Set

December
27
2007

Problem Solving

The toilet’s clogged
The dog has the right answer
A Fat Tire awaits

Written by Bryan.

References: Fat Tire from New Belgium Brewery
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Thing of the Day: New Belgium Fat Tire Ale Globe Glass

December
26
2007

Salvation

Living in Spain with
no great microbrew in sight.
Homebrew. Salvation!

Written by Bradford Goerss.

References: This one was contributed by a reader of Brew Your Own magazine. He moved to Spain seven years ago and lamented his inability to find his favorite microbrews. To rectify the situation he began home brewing and the rest, as they say, is history.
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Thing of the Day: The Homebrewer’s Answer Book