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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by pugchief » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:53 am

Mountaineer wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:35 am
pugchief wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:25 am
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:23 am
Not even a Guinness?
Not even.

I prefer IPA's to stouts anyway.
Pug,
You have great taste! Have you tried Elysian "Space Dust", or Dogfish Head "The Perfect Disguise"? Great IPAs with a touch of citrus for your vitamin C. ;)
Yes, I've had them both. Good stuff.
I always opt for the variety I have not yet tried when I go to those places that 50+ beers on tap. Most of them will give you free 1 oz tastes of 2 or 3 and then I pick 1 or 2 from those for full servings. I love Citra-hops!
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Post by vnatale » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am

Day 14 here.....and for the record....I last had any alcohol in December 1974 (45 years ago) and, also, no other recreational drugs since.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by sophie » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:22 pm

That's going to get fixed in a hurry, the longer the EtOH subthread lasts. Smith1776: have you tried taking cimetidine for the alcohol intolerance?

Checking in for the day! No news worth reporting here. I'm still working from home. Time to venture outside for a bit and then break out the tequila, ha.
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Post by dualstow » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:40 pm

Well-deserved, Sophie.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by Mountaineer » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:41 am

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Not much new here, just watching the grass grow and reading a lot. No riots, no civil disobedience, no Wuhan symptoms for my wife and I - and plenty of quiet outside except for the birds and friendly neighbors' kids playing in the street, duly s-e-p-e-r-a-t-e-d of course. We have been checking in with friends and family frequently via phone, email and text to have some semblance of staying connected. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 8)
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Post by vnatale » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:10 am

Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:41 am
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Not much new here, just watching the grass grow and reading a lot. No riots, no civil disobedience, no Wuhan symptoms for my wife and I - and plenty of quiet outside except for the birds and friendly neighbors' kids playing in the street, duly s-e-p-e-r-a-t-e-d of course. We have been checking in with friends and family frequently via phone, email and text to have some semblance of staying connected. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 8)
Day 15 here for me. Only one day in the last fifteen (a week ago Tuesday) have I even seen a live human being! Yesterday I heard the kids playing but because of the fence did not see them. I have to revise my prior statement. For about a second yesterday I did see two people on bicycles riding by my house.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by technovelist » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:14 am

vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:10 am
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:41 am
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Not much new here, just watching the grass grow and reading a lot. No riots, no civil disobedience, no Wuhan symptoms for my wife and I - and plenty of quiet outside except for the birds and friendly neighbors' kids playing in the street, duly s-e-p-e-r-a-t-e-d of course. We have been checking in with friends and family frequently via phone, email and text to have some semblance of staying connected. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 8)
Day 15 here for me. Only one day in the last fifteen (a week ago Tuesday) have I even seen a live human being! Yesterday I heard the kids playing but because of the fence did not see them. I have to revise my prior statement. For about a second yesterday I did see two people on bicycles riding by my house.

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I've seen a couple of delivery people through my window: USPS and UPS. I don't go outside while they are on the property.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by vnatale » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:20 am

technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:14 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:10 am
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:41 am
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Not much new here, just watching the grass grow and reading a lot. No riots, no civil disobedience, no Wuhan symptoms for my wife and I - and plenty of quiet outside except for the birds and friendly neighbors' kids playing in the street, duly s-e-p-e-r-a-t-e-d of course. We have been checking in with friends and family frequently via phone, email and text to have some semblance of staying connected. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 8)
Day 15 here for me. Only one day in the last fifteen (a week ago Tuesday) have I even seen a live human being! Yesterday I heard the kids playing but because of the fence did not see them. I have to revise my prior statement. For about a second yesterday I did see two people on bicycles riding by my house.

Vinny
I've seen a couple of delivery people through my window: USPS and UPS. I don't go outside while they are on the property.
Being rural, I don't see when either the newspaper or mail is dropped off in the boxes across the street from my driveway.

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by technovelist » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:25 am

vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:20 am
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:14 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:10 am
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:41 am
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Not much new here, just watching the grass grow and reading a lot. No riots, no civil disobedience, no Wuhan symptoms for my wife and I - and plenty of quiet outside except for the birds and friendly neighbors' kids playing in the street, duly s-e-p-e-r-a-t-e-d of course. We have been checking in with friends and family frequently via phone, email and text to have some semblance of staying connected. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 8)
Day 15 here for me. Only one day in the last fifteen (a week ago Tuesday) have I even seen a live human being! Yesterday I heard the kids playing but because of the fence did not see them. I have to revise my prior statement. For about a second yesterday I did see two people on bicycles riding by my house.

Vinny
I've seen a couple of delivery people through my window: USPS and UPS. I don't go outside while they are on the property.
Being rural, I don't see when either the newspaper or mail is dropped off in the boxes across the street from my driveway.

Vinny
Same here except when there are packages that won't fit in our mailbox, which they bring to our door.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by vnatale » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:32 am

technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:25 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:20 am
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:14 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:10 am
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:41 am
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Not much new here, just watching the grass grow and reading a lot. No riots, no civil disobedience, no Wuhan symptoms for my wife and I - and plenty of quiet outside except for the birds and friendly neighbors' kids playing in the street, duly s-e-p-e-r-a-t-e-d of course. We have been checking in with friends and family frequently via phone, email and text to have some semblance of staying connected. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 8)
Day 15 here for me. Only one day in the last fifteen (a week ago Tuesday) have I even seen a live human being! Yesterday I heard the kids playing but because of the fence did not see them. I have to revise my prior statement. For about a second yesterday I did see two people on bicycles riding by my house.

Vinny
I've seen a couple of delivery people through my window: USPS and UPS. I don't go outside while they are on the property.
Being rural, I don't see when either the newspaper or mail is dropped off in the boxes across the street from my driveway.

Vinny
Same here except when there are packages that won't fit in our mailbox, which they bring to our door.
You are also seeing your wife on a daily basis?

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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by technovelist » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:36 am

vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:32 am
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:25 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:20 am
technovelist wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:14 am
vnatale wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:10 am
Mountaineer wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:41 am
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Not much new here, just watching the grass grow and reading a lot. No riots, no civil disobedience, no Wuhan symptoms for my wife and I - and plenty of quiet outside except for the birds and friendly neighbors' kids playing in the street, duly s-e-p-e-r-a-t-e-d of course. We have been checking in with friends and family frequently via phone, email and text to have some semblance of staying connected. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 8)
Day 15 here for me. Only one day in the last fifteen (a week ago Tuesday) have I even seen a live human being! Yesterday I heard the kids playing but because of the fence did not see them. I have to revise my prior statement. For about a second yesterday I did see two people on bicycles riding by my house.

Vinny
I've seen a couple of delivery people through my window: USPS and UPS. I don't go outside while they are on the property.
Being rural, I don't see when either the newspaper or mail is dropped off in the boxes across the street from my driveway.

Vinny
Same here except when there are packages that won't fit in our mailbox, which they bring to our door.
You are also seeing your wife on a daily basis?

Vinny
Yes, of course. I was talking about interactions with others.
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Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Post by CT-Scott » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:29 pm

I didn't comment previously on the subject of beer. I used to enjoy many varieties of beer, but later moved on to be more of a wine-drinker, and then later to add cocktails to my routine (Manhattan, Vesper, others). So I only rarely have a beer these days. I still enjoy them, but I'm usually feeling pretty "full" after just one.

Anyway, for anyone who likes darker beers, I strongly recommend Ayinger Celebrator:
https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/39/131/

It's categorized as a German Doppelbock. Doppel means "double" but Bock means "goat"? OK, now I had to Google more and found this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bock

Notable quote:
The style known now as bock was a dark, malty, lightly hopped ale first brewed in the 14th century by German brewers in the Hanseatic town of Einbeck.[2] The style from Einbeck was later adopted by Munich brewers in the 17th century and adapted to the new lager style of brewing. Due to their Bavarian accent, citizens of Munich pronounced "Einbeck" as "ein Bock" ("a billy goat"), and thus the beer became known as "bock". As a visual pun, a goat often appears on bock labels.
Neat. And, indeed, Ayinger Celebrator actually hangs a little white plastic goat trinket on every bottle (usually sold as a 4-pack).

Anyway, the beer has a very strong malty flavor, which I love. It's not a style that's been particularly popular in the USA (or probably too many other places) in quite a while. But if you like it, another fun fact is that any beer ending with the suffix "ator" is typically of this same style. That's something I *did* already know. Another notable quote from that Wikipedia page:
The monks who originally brewed doppelbock named their beer "Salvator" (literally "Savior", but actually a malapropism for "Sankt Vater", "St. Father", originally brewed for the feast of St. Francis of Paola on 2 April which often falls into Lent), which today is trademarked by Paulaner. Brewers of modern doppelbocks often add "-ator" to their beer's name as a signpost of the style; there are 200 "-ator" doppelbock names registered with the German patent office. The following are representative examples of the style: Paulaner Salvator, Ayinger Celebrator, Weihenstephaner Korbinian, Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel, Spaten Optimator, Augustiner Maximator, Tucher Bajuvator, Weltenburger Kloster Asam-Bock, Capital Autumnal Fire, EKU 28, Eggenberg Urbock 23º, Bell's Consecrator, Moretti La Rossa, Samuel Adams Double Bock, Tröegs Tröegenator Double Bock, Wasatch Brewery Devastator, Great Lakes Doppelrock, Abita Andygator, Wolverine State Brewing Company Predator, Burly Brewing's Burlynator, and Christian Moerlein Emancipator Doppelbock.
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