Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend Summary


I got my first good run in since being sick. It felt good and I was happy that the week off had no ill effects on my pace. My low expectation/optimistic attitude while watching Michigan football took a major hit. Losing to Toledo...really? Come on Michigan, are you serious....Toledo? Fortunately I was able to distract myself with the bottling of my altbier. That night we went over to Brandon and Susan's (Robin's sister) for a cookout and campfire for her birthday. Fun was had by all.


I spent a good part of the morning and early afternoon tracking my friend Josh and his progress in the Chicago marathon. He finished in 5hrs 10mins 36secs. He said he was a bit disappointed in his time, but happy he finished. I for one am proud of him and impressed. 26.2 miles is a long way. The remainder of the day was filled with recycling, some yard work, laundry and football. I voted against brewing. I may have to wait a couple more weeks on that one.

That's it for today.



Adrian said...

Still going for the vanilla porter this round? Very cool.

Hows the selection of malts and hops up there? Or do you take trips to fancy places filled with loads of choice?


Chris said...

I am still planning on the vanilla porter.

I do most of my shopping for malts and other grains on-line so the selection is pretty limitless. As for hops...nobody has your first choice of hops, but the substitutions just fine. Plus homebrew always beats the big boys.

Adrian said...

Does that northern climate limit what you can brew at all? Or do the wonders of an insulated home cure all?