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20 December 2004 @ 12:14 pm
Catching Up  
OK, so the reason I haven't posted in a while has nothing to do with going to France for two weeks on business, or the long Thanksgiving trip to Indiana and ChambanaCon, or even laziness.

It's due to not finishing a joke.

See, when ladyat and I went to see bardiclug and pafuts in mid-November, we somehow got onto the subject of interesting meals. Possibly while one was being cooked.

We then decided to start taking pictures of all the food we fixed and/or ate.

The goal was to create a spoof page of ohiblather entitiled "Slatherings" that would encompass nothing but pictures of food, with a subject line of "A Very Ohi Holiday".

Alas, bardiclug got me the pictures, but my attempt to edit the Blatherings headline failed for lack of proper editing software (hey, I'm not an artist ...), and so I put it off, and off, and off ...

Sorry for not being able to complete what would have been a very fun joke.

More updates later.
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Scott Snyderbardiclug on December 20th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
Just the thought is good enough. :D

We should post the pictures anyway. :)
Marybraider on December 20th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks for sharing the idea anyway. Very silly, very fun.

I sampled one bottle of my first batch of beer.


Too sweet, too light, and the carbonation gives the impression of being around the edges? rather than throughout the body of the beer. (Someone else asked me what that meant, when I told them. That's the best I can explain it.) Have you sampled any of the bottles I gave you? What can I do better next time?
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on December 20th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
Leave them a little longer. Age cures a lot in homebrew.

I haven't sampled any yet, myself, as I still have them aging.

Your description of the carbonation means it is overcarbonated for your taste - the carbonation is at the very front rather than just a part of the taste.

Try this - take a couple of the bottles, lift the caps just barely to release most of the carbonation, then leave them for another week and try them.

Sweetness could be due to the ferementable/nonfermentable ratio (depends on the malt and stuff you used), could be an effect of the flavoring (as opposed to bittering) hopes, could be due to the sugar you used for priming not being completely fermented out (I tend to use malt rather than sugar for priming).

Homebrew is the definite place for "If at first you don't succeed, try try again ..."
Debbie's Blatherings: happy yellohiblather on December 21st, 2004 12:52 am (UTC)


So what kind of interesting meals did you eat? Are you going to post the pics anyway? DETAILS, MAN!

Drooling Debbie
Jimpoltr1 on January 18th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
You know that picture of Debbie playing the guitar? She got farked and was last seen playing an ostrich. Meanwhile, I substituted the guitar for a portable keyboard and came up with this.

And if you see one of these in the store, I want on. (The instrument, that is.) :-)