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Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “Last” Friday edition

Happy Friday folks, and welcome to the “Last” Friday edition! No, No, it’s not the last Five Thoughts we’re going to do. No, it’s not the last Five Thoughts were doing on Friday either. We aren’t switching days. Besides, Five Thoughts on a Monday just doesn’t have the same “ring” to it. And no, we’re not even talking about last Friday, as in last week. No, today’s title is in honor of it being (for me at least!) the LAST Friday of the work year. And that’s a good thing. So let’s get rolling!

  1. It’s been snowy up here. And cold. And with that being said, it’s time to get into the “no matter how many times…” stories that this type of weather brings out. Still… Let’s say it again folks. DO. NOT. USE. PROPANE. TANKS. INDOORS. And let’s just clarify a little here. That includes a closed garage. Because I’m pretty sure your homeowners insurance (or your neighbors!) is going to want to talk to you when your 100lb propane tank…. KNOCKS THREE HOUSES OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS.
  2. It’s a banner year for Beermaker. It’s December 17th and I’ve actually already started Christmas shopping. That’s real progress for me!
  3. I just have to include this, for obvious reasons.

    And they didn’t even need to use a propane tank!
    (And with that roof collapse, it now looks like Brett Favre will see both his consecutive game streak *and* his career end in Detroit)
    Did you know? Brett Favre saw his NFL ironman streak end in the same city (about 1.5 miles down the road) from the site where Lou Gehrig took himself out of the lineup to end his MLB streak?
  4. In some amusing news today… Dan Aykroyd says he could have seen John Belushi on Broadway doing stuff like Shakespeare. Well, he knew him so I guess I’ll have to take his word for it. Because when I think of John Belushi I mostly see more of this:

    Somehow, I’m not seeing Shakespeare.
  5. Seeing how it’s the holiday season, and our very own Kingkielbasa got the “let’s ruin your diet with holiday goodies” train rolling a few weeks back…. This week, it’s Eggnog! Seriously, I can hear a bunch of you gagging already. Tell you what, here’s what you do… Put down, and pour out that mass produced stuff you bought that carried the local supermarket brand. Go find yourself a local dairy, or a good upscale market, and get the real stuff. The good stuff. The stuff that defies having rum or bourbon mixed into it. That’s what we’re talking about. Or, read the article and try some of those recipes. And what isn’t to like about that article? It even links to that story about crazy kids trying to get high on nutmeg!

Ok, that’s five for the last Friday of the work year, and I’m out of here!
As I look out the window and see the snow falling, I think it’s time for re-run of a favorite Beerbarrel video.

Have a great weekend folks!
-Beer

I can feel it in the air…

No, I’m not looking to go Phil Collins on anyone. Although if you want to, the video is right here.

No, I’m talking about the seasons changing. I was outside yesterday, the sun was shining, but it just FELT different. Fall is closing in fast. The kids are going back to school. The days have gotten shorter, the nights cooler, and the rosters trimmed to 53.

Wait… Beer, what the heck are you going on about?

Simple. With all due respect to Hank Williams Jr. There’s one song that I think sums up what’s about to happen. I couldn’t find a better video but the audio seemed decent on this version:

I’m talking about football! No, not what the USA calls soccer (although I do have a lot of respect for those guys as well). I’m talking about American NFL football. Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Ray Lewis football!

Now I know that this past Friday I said I’d be back on Tuesday, and though i was back in the office, there was no post. Part of that was laziness, and part of it was thinking about this post. You see, today is Wednesday. Tomorrow, is Thursday. And now that we’ve demonstrated that we know Thursday follows Wednesday we can ask why it matters. It matters because tomorrow night (that would be Thursday, remember?) the Vikings, led by the never retiring unless he finally decides to maybe retire Brett Farve head to the Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints! That’s right folks. Football. Is. Here.

So grab a few beers or other preferred beverages, a bag of chips or other assorted snack, and cozy up to football season. After all, it’s gonna get cold for some of us soon. I can already feel it in the air.

Later folks!
-Beer

Five Thoughts on a Friday… The (Insert witty phrase here) Edition

Another Friday is upon us. And just in time, we have five thoughts queued up and ready to go!

  1. It’s going to be a weekend without football. Sorry, the Pro Bowl doesn’t count. Especially with it not being in Hawaii this year. I thought the whole reason of having the Pro Bowl was a thinly veiled excuse for going to Hawaii.
  2. It’s great that technology has made it so easy for people to try to help, even in the smallest of ways with a disaster like the earthquake in Haiti. Just texting “Haiti” to 90999 will let you donate $10. That’s great, and incredibly easy. What bothers me is all the promos that I see after it. “Standard Messaging and Data rates may apply”. Wait, so you’ll make it incredibly easy for someone to donate – but then the cell companies want their cut of a text who’s only purpose is to try to help people in need? Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and the rest of you – shame on you. Here’s an idea folks… Go to http://www.redcross.org/ and donate $10.25 directly. Give THEM the extra cash the phone companies are charging.
  3. There’s “striking when the iron is hot” and then there’s perfect timing. Sears hit it perfect this week with the continuation of their ad campaign with Brett Favre lampooning himself on his decision making. The Vikings lost (Thus immediately commencing the “will he be back?” discussion), and what comes out in the online advertisements? The “Not Sure, Ask Brett” campaign – with Brett Favre shaking a magic “4” ball, complete with answers like “I’m not sure”. At least the guy has a sense of humor about it!
  4. There’s something very unique about the thermodynamics of Pop-tarts. Somehow, you can put them into a toaster at (for example) 350 degrees for 30 seconds. Yet somehow, when they come out of that 350 degree toaster – they are now closer to 500 degrees. How do they do that?
  5. Last week, as a joke – I tagged the Five Thoughts post with “cleavage” and “bikini” after laughing at a discussion of Warcraft armor models. We got 2 extra hits, one on each tag. So much for using tags like that to drive up traffic.  I know what we can go with! “Boobies!”

Ok folks, that’s 5 and as promised…. BOOBIES!

Blue Footed Boobies, no less!
What, you were expecting something else?

Later folks!
-Beer