The End Is Nigh?

Had an interesting conversation yesterday. No commitments, but promising…

From Pabst? Really?
I forgot to mention this in yesterday’s blog. While at The Elder Tree Public House on Sunday watching football the waiter said that their draft beer was warm, so I opted for canned beer. My first order, Iron Maiden Trooper ESB (yes, that Iron Maiden), was sold out (naturally) so I turned to a beer called Old Tankard Ale, which was also marked as an ESB. In case you hadn’t heard, I enjoy the wildly unpopular beer style know as Extra Special Bitter.

Wasn’t I surprised to find out that not only is Old Tankard Ale brewed by Pabst (yes, that Pabst), and I enjoyed it!

ITP Flickr Pic
“Laundry Day” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Laundry Day
Taken during my last laundry day, the next laundry day will occur on Thursday.

What Is Your Quest?
Yesterday morning I listened to a The Incomparable podcast in which a panel of beer drinkers talked about beer. Never has a panel of beer drinkers been assembled whose taste in beer is so different from my own. Almost to a person they all disliked IPAs and summarily disliked the one IPA that they tasted, Alpine Beer‘s Duet IPA. Naturally I needed to taste this beer.

Through the magic of the internet I found out that I could buy Alpine Beer at Hop City Beer on the westside. And they did! While I was at Hop City I also asked about buying Old Tankard Ale, but unfortunately they did not stock that beer.

Instead, I Binged On Netflix


Instead of going out to a bar to watch the Jets lose again, having no ESPN at the ITP Estate, I stayed at home and watched all seven episodes of the second and final season of “Detectorists” on Netflix. Holy crap I enjoyed this quirky Britcom even if the final payoff was a bit understated.

COBRA Paperwork Received
Further reminder of my impending loss of healthcare benefits arrived in the mail yesterday in the form of paperwork to sign up for COBRA. Guess I should look into this today…

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to The End Is Nigh?

  1. Barb says:

    I decided to attend the ending of the Moonlight hash, as it was in the neighborhood, so I walked from the house to the ending & hitched a ride home. I can’t risk falling & need to be careful for at least a couple more weeks, so no real hashing for me. Only 2 hounds did actual trail & 2 more walked an easier version.

    Allan is at Cycleworks today, first time working there since Atlanta Cycling bought the place. Should be interesting, as they told the Cycleworks people they don’t like part timers, they want all full timers. Allan finally said screw it, he’d go over to Free Flite & get a job, then they figured out how to make a part timer work after all.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I haven’t done a Moonlight in ages.

    Funny how when push-comes-to-shove they figure out a way…

  3. Steve says:

    Congrats on the interview. I hope it works out for you.

    Off today to recover from a wild weekend and tear down. My partner in crime is handling today’s festivities, which include the trailers moving back to their hibernation spot and the return of the golf carts.

    All in all, a pretty good weekend with only a few minor gotchas. The new traffic plan worked out pretty well. The shuttle moved 600 folks on Saturday, never heard a number for Sunday. We bought a Celtic cross for the back yard and it’s already erected. Saw old friends and made some new. All in all, a great weeks “vacation”.

    Barb, when did Cycleworks sell?


  4. Barb says:

    Steve- its been a couple months I think, I guess Mark finally had to, or just wanted to sell. Allan may get some more scoop today on the new owners.

    Glad the games went well.

  5. ITP Lurker says:

    Detectorists is fantastic. They only film in the summer because the countryside is such a part of the show, and they missed the window for this year. So, season 3 if it materializes, will be in 2018. There is a Detectorists Christmas special out there if you can find it.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    The last episode I saw depicted Christmas, I wondered if that was a Christmas Special. Thanks for letting me know.

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