Random thoughts of a chaotic mind.
Well, let's see... Since my last post my second daughter was born and life has not been the same. Today the wife and little Addy went to visit Grandma, so I have the house to myself. It's quiet. I don't like it. Oh, well. What can you do? I intalled a headset on an old Mercian Vintecore. Not as hard as I thought it would be, but a tad tricky. I had to make a headset press. A length of all thread, some washers, and nuts was all I really needed. All for under 4 bucks at the local hardware store. I will have some pics up soon. Now if I could only get the old bottom bracket loose.
The short answer, yes. This was going to be a blog about my new hobby of brewing, but more pressing things have come up. Things that make brewing a batch of a Belgian inspired Dark Strong Ale without a recipe and just from reading a book, Brew Like a Monk, by Stan Hieronymus(and by the way this is only my second attempt)seem like sitting in the shallow end of the pool.
Each day is a gift. We can become distracted and forget that. The petty things in life like bills, traffic, and all the stupid things we think are important. Something has happened today that has put things in perspective for me. I'm ok, my family is ok, but a friend is not. In a blink of an eye it can all be gone. Cherish the truly important things and don't sweat the stuff that's not.
OK, I don't thing I have done a book review yet, but I just finished Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. It was her first novel and it was dark and very disturbing. This book caught me from the first page and I had trouble putting it down. This book is a little outside of my normal reading material, as I usually read science fiction. I have no regrets about picking up this book. I will warn you, if you are a little bit squeamish, don't read this book.