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By georgeha (Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 11:12:50 AM EST) beer, birthday, snowday (all tags)
Plus 43 feels like 44, single salary again, tap and mallet review, Eagle Against the Sun, car repairs, snow and less.

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We had a nice dinner Saturday night at Tap and Mallet. Thirteen year old was camping, eight year old was at a birthday party, so it was like being on a date. I started with a pint of Custom Brewcrafters Cask Ale, and then a salad and steak and ale pie. My wife started with a goblet of Ommegangs Chocolate Indulgence Stout, at 7.0% ABV you don't need to drink a lot, and a salad and fish and chips. I moved on to Pilsner Urquell, in hopes that my current batch tastes somewhat like that. We split another goblet of Chocolate Indulgence. A new favorite place.

Afterwards, eight year old was on the fence about spending the night there, so we said no. We really didn't want to get up at 11:00 and go pick her up.

Three cheers for honesty. The next day thirteen year old took her cell to the Y for swim class, even though I was going to be there the whole time, working out and reading The Economist. She left it there. Oops. I called Monday morning, someone turned it in. Hooray! I did buy a cheap Verizon spare at a garage sale, so it wouldn't cost a much to replace it, just a headache.

Tuesday was my birthday, so far 44 feels like 43, except when 44 feels like 45. The kids were at school, so we did this things couples do without kids (go to a thrift store, eat at the Indian buffet, where something I chose really disagreed with my lower instestinal tract). I also dropped the Tercel off for an inspection, and a shitload of repairs and preventative maintenance. I suppose if I want to get another few years out of it, I need to keep up on it.

Later we went to thirteen year old's swim meet. She's is an awesome backstroker, getting to the end of the 50 meters while the next closest was about 10 meters back. There was some sort of a fight in the girls' locker room after, Mrs. Ha and I were more upset than my oldest and her bff, they're used to that. Middle schoolers.

Today is Mrs. Ha's last day at the eye doctor's, it was factory medicine, making her miserable. We're back to a single salary again, until she finds something else, she's been applying in different places. We have some savings, so we should be able to get by, for a while. She's been applying online at one place, but it keeps timing out and giving java error messages. Of course, the hiring manager had no idea what to do, just keep applying and timing out.

It doesn't help that the Tercel needed a lot of repairs and new tires to keep it going for a few more years. I could think of much better things to use that $1500 on, but I have to get to work, and it's still cheaper than car payments.

We got a foot of snow over night, both girls had no school today, I may leave early.

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WIPO by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 11:40:20 AM EST
man-boobs tofu.

(Sadly, Bob is not biting re comments on his FB pics.. )

So, erm, how long is the mrs' resume ? Lots of short stints ..

WIPO: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 11:50:39 AM EST
Patrons and bar staff alike who say hefeweizen with an English W, because it fucking annoys the living shit out of me whenever I hear it. Shiftless bastards.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

is it weird by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 06:28:33 PM EST
That when I first read it, I didn't say it with the english w?


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You're in Pennsyltucky . . . by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 06:41:24 PM EST
Home of the Pennsylvania Dutch, so no - I'm not surprised.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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ahhh yes by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 10:11:21 PM EST
I do have some German in me too.

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I get the W right by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 07:52:19 PM EST
But I manage to always call them weiss rather than weizen.

Despite the fact I've only ever drunk them in Nordrhein-Westphalia.

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S vs. Z sound: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 08:22:51 PM EST
That's okay to my ear, because you're asking for a white beer or a wheat beer, and both terms are generally correct in northern Chermany.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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