Despite it being a light beer, decided to try St. Archer Gold as it had a few positive reviews. Oops. Even in a chilled pilsner glass it come across as vaguely beer-colored water. Eventually found the trick is to drink it right from the can where an initial hit of aroma can trick one into thinking it being related to beer. Still, won’t buy again. Spend about half, get Hamm’s and get something that can claim to be beer (if only barely). First time I drank all of a six-pack in under 24 hours. I did NOT set out to do that.
Did some de-cluttering of the office, not that it can be noticed, and dealt with a box or more of old statements and thought I was making progress. Until I saw the other THREE larger boxes. The first box held some unused AAA cells and an 8 and a 16 GB USB stick, still in the packaging! Yeah, the cleaning/tidying is overdue. Alright, it’s really Domestic Archeology at this point. And the file cabinet must wait until the floor is cleared. Pity trash pickup is only once a week and recycling only twice a month. Shredder gonna get a workout.
I tried making avocado fries. I think I succeeded, despite the result NOT looking at all like the wonderful (staged, ya think?) photo and the prep. time NOT being the claimed 15 minutes, but closer to an hour. Not difficult, but excessively fiddly. The result… was NOT worth the time & effort. And Hass avocados by themselves are… bland. Won’t bother with that again.
The Bull/Taurus medallion that I struck myself at a RenFaire (and never saw the vendor again…) years ago is on its second “chain” (string) and the clasp failed. So I feel a bit naked even when, er, naked. I’ve had that for AGES. In fact, the bull has largely worn away. If I ever get a chance to strike a new one, I’ll likely do a few – and see about extra ‘string’ (I’d be willing to pay for a yard or several of such, but I do NOT need an entire spool!). There’s no way to repair what I have that makes any sense. If I am lucky, I can swap something out if I can find it. And hopefully find someone willing to do a proper replacement at an event in early October. Assuming COVIDiocy doesn’t screw that over along with ALL the other events I cared about this year, save one in February – which I finally got to go to after a few years of missing out due to weather and/or illness.
Clear night. Saw Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus… but missed on comet NEOWISE (I still loathe the idea of naming comets for automation/machinery. It’s like naming comets Celestron, Meade, Questar, Unitron, etc.). $HOUSEMATE figured he’d be up to see it, but I didn’t catch how LATE that would be – sky was clear but so late in morning twilight nothing besides the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter could be see through the bright sky. Next clear night off, I go by myself when it’s DARK! (I have NEVER YET seen a comet with a right proper tail. Sketches and photos… Do. Not. Count! West was before I knew to look, Halley was like M13 out of focus, IRAS(yuck!)-Araki-Alcock was a diffuse mess of fog more than anything. Anything else I missed. It’s SO FSKCING GREAT to see photos of “This is what is WAS” rather than “Hey you can see this!” Damn right I’m bitter. Hopefully the stupidly misnamed Comet NEOWISE will be more visible in darker skies… Do NOT tell me how great something WAS. Tell me when I can see it how great it IS!!! If I wanted to only see mundane tripe, I’d watch a damn ball game or some such. This hit me harder than I expected. It was almost like being back in elementary school and having an IDIOT substitute teacher who decided a partial solar eclipse was Too Dangerous and thus missing out on something rather rare. Had it been a total, well… I am told they bribe those in reform school with cigarettes.
On the good side, a card that was finally paid off in full had a bunch of points on it that hadn’t been cashed in. Remedied that. When the credit hits, THEN an order gets placed to use it. Seems the laptop doesn’t know from 5 GHz and the 2.4 GHz packet loss is… horrendous. Moving the laptop OR the router are both unworkable, so kindly do not suggest the seemingly obvious yet utterly useless, thank you.
Yeah, yeah, I know, “first world problems.” I want *ZEROTH* world problems instead. So there!