Archive | May, 2010

How To Pack: Roll vs Fold

Packing: roll vs fold

Packing: roll vs foldThe age old question for any traveler, ‘how should I pack my luggage.’ You are limited on what you can take with you due to weight and size restrictions not to mention the fact that they charge you for every single bag you own – who knows what’s next maybe for how many pockets you have stuffed with items. As the crafty penny saving traveler I’m sure you want to know how to get the most items into your bag without going over the weight or bursting the zipper – well fear not my furless friend for I am here to set the record straight.



New Brew Tuesday: Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer

Type: Beer
Name: Mythos Hellenic Lager Beer
Price: $1.99
Made: Sindos, Greece
Alc/Vol: 5%

To this beer I say drink up, it is my way of supporting Greece in their time of financial crisis, for there is no better gulp of beer than one that helps another. This lovely beer was enjoyed on a hot day as I try to pawn off my belonging in a garage sale in preparation for my move. (Read why here) I used a screw driver to pop the cap off and gulped down my first sip as I sat in front of my former riches, giving me a King Kong complex of sorts. So what did I think of this self proclaimed, ‘ first authentic Greek beer’?



New Brew Tuesday: Anchor Steam Beer

New Brew Tuesday: Anchor Steam Beer

New Brew Tuesday: Anchor Steam Beer

Type: Beer
Name: Anchor Brewing’s Steam Beer
Price: $1.89
Made: San Francisco, California
Alc/Vol: 4.9%

This beer was forgettable, I kind of wish I wrote down all the fine points as I was drinking it but truth be told even with my notes there wasn’t much there. I didn’t think that this was nesecarily a bad beer, but it had such a light taste with a dry finish that it left little to talk about. It was one of those beers that if someone had asked me what I thought of it after I drank it I would of given a, “Meh” response and that would have been pretty acurate.



The Final Countdown – Part 3 of Moving Out and Riding On

DryIcons, "Movie Countdown", via Flickr, July 5 2008, Creative Commons License

If you have been following through with my mishap adventures you probably realize I’m moving out of my place and want to take an extensive motorcycle road trip somewhere in an effort to complete one of my resolutions and check one more thing off my Bucket List.  I bet you are wondering how far along I am to see if I’ve made any progress or if I’ve just sat in my hammock enjoying the nice weather and being a bum. Well the answer to that my friend is, yes.

I know, it’s an either or question but the answer is still, yes.



New Brew Tuesday: Rinkuškiai Werewolf

Type: Beer – Belgian Dark Ale
Name: Rinkuškiai Werewolf
Price: $1.99
Made: Birzai Region Lithuania
Alc/Vol: 8.2%

This big bottle o’ beer knew how to get a drunken monkey’s attention – a big red tag that says, ‘Hey look at me I’m full of alcohol, good and strong not like that sissy crap that might as well be a Zima.’  OK so it actually just says 8.2% alc/vol however on the bottle it does say, “You must be sure you want to taste it.” Which I like because if the she-wolf wasn’t sassy enough that statement makes sure it is.  Truth be told the only thing out of Lithuania that I can name, other than this beer now, is Žydrūnas Ilgauskas who plays for the great Cleveland Cavaliers and I can’t even say his name I just say ‘Z’. Although,this could explain the giant bottle because if the average Lithuanian is 7′ 3″ tall then this wouldn’t seem like that big of a bottle.  So did this beer have me howling at the moon….