Monday, November 15, 2004

You Have Bad Taste in Music

This guy has an amusing schtick going.

Beer beer beer tiddily beer beer beer.. etc.

My recent excursion to europe has opened my eyes to how good beer can actually be. specifically in Germany.

I was elated to find that my local LCBO carries a wide selection of imported german and dutch beers. My new favorites are: lowenbrau and grolsch after much sampling. aside from the great taste of german beer, you may find it interesting that due to the german beer purity law of 1516, the beer brewed there contains no preservatives, and hence a better flavor, and fewer hangovers (in theory). that does however lower the shelf life, but really, drinking this stuff before it expires isn't a worry. it'll be gone before you realize it.

Apparently scientists have found that drinking a glass of beer a day has generally the same healthy effects as having a glass of wine a day. of course having more than one negates any healthy effect that may have been. but who cares really? whats the point in living a long life and not really enjoying yourself once in a while.

Cheers! Prost!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Recent recap

Well, since I haven't written here for oh.. 2 months or so, I might as well do a short recap on whats been going on in my life.

-Went to europe
-Got engaged to my gf of 3 years
-Finally got a job, after 7 months of unemployment (just in time for christmas!)

The trip to europe was really enjoyable, it was with contiki, so everyone was around my age range. there were a lot of friendly aussies, and a few people from the states, and a few south africans, which was pretty much it. oktoberfest in germany was likely the biggest highlight, getting smashed on local german beer, singing drinking songs with thousands of other people and the oompha band. riding rollercoasters and having wurst. then of course the rest of europe was almost as interesting. since it was a younger tour, everyone was very spirited (read: drunk), so it was more like frosh week at a university than a tour really. anyhow, i'd highly recommend contiki, it's a blast.

The engagement, not much to say about this one.. we're engaged now. wheee.

The job market has been crazy good in ottawa lately. lots of people planning 2003 infrastructure upgrades, which is where I come in. I think I've had 6 interviews in 2 weeks, and that's after not having any interviews in the last 6 or 7 months. when it rains it pours. hopefully this will carry me through for the forseeable future, i'm not sure i really want to spend another entire summer doing nothing at home.

Another thing I wanted to write about is how dissappointed I am at the results of the election in the US. I was really hoping for a left wing government down south so that Canada wouldn't get blown up with the rest of the continent when GWB kills one too many arabs. I also question the legitimacy of the election results. lots of claims of vote fraud coming out now. yes, i am a raging left wing michael moore fanatic.

A new beginning

Well, here I am.

After the hard drive crash, i decided not to restore my old journal, because my last backup had been too long ago, and i just lost too much.

This thing thing should work pretty good though, granted its not my own code so i cant take some sense of pride in that, but it at least shouldnt crash, deleting all my entries. and i dont have to host it on my cable.

I'll write more later on. yeah i know, sucky default template for my blog, but it'll do till i get my own.