Friday, September 29, 2006 AD

It just doesn't get any better than that!

Tim the Enchanter:

Very cool! I want one for Christmas.

Can you cross post this at PDD?

As you wish, O Terrible One:

Q. Why is Pastor Todd and Jeff taking these road trips to Milwaukee?

A. Beer and blasting stuff to smithereens with the empties!

Now if I could figure out how to make one of them thar cannons, I know what little precious teardrop-shaped eyed figurenes that I would use for targets!

Be sure to crank up the sound...

It just doesn't get any better than that.


I realized I just posted something applicable to PDD:


Johannes Martin in Action

That's my boy...

The picture is actually a pretty good representation of his mischievous personality, especially the eyes. Johannes is really a lot of fun, and I hate to see him grow up so quickly.

And that's not apple juice, but Almdudler, an Austrian soft drink that's been around since 1920.

I took this picture on our last day in Austria when we -- die Männer!!! -- snuck away to the local Brauhaus in my wife's village, Ottensheim, to spend the last of our Euros on a worthy cause. Here's a good link for the Brauhaus with lots of pictures.


Sunday, September 24, 2006 AD

Tastes Great, More Filling

Yes, it's time for some lip-smacking Lutheran writing that'll fill your cup to overflowing. Purpose Driven Drinker TK hosts Lutheran Carnival XXXIII. Please visit her at Strong in the Grace and enjoy her sampler of fine confessional Lutheran writers.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 AD

He Aint No Amatuer of Beer...

...Or Lutheran theology. (Dr. Rev.) Kung Fu Grand Master Kurt Marquart died this morning. Our prayers to the surviving members of his family. He taught at Concordia Theological Seminary.

He was able to baptize his great grandson last night.

Lutherans are big on baptizing.

Saturday, September 09, 2006 AD

Theological Road Trip to the Outer Rim

The exotic locale of the Outer Rim Territories forms the backdrop for Lutheran Carnival #32. Christopher Gillespie has done an excellent job of compiling others' posts and of composing an informative opening essay on confessional Lutheranism. Thanks to Christopher and to all who submitted. Grab your favorite adult beverage and drop by for a read.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006 AD

Beer in Halifax

Just a quick post as supper is almost on the table, but I had the privilege of trying a couple new-to-me beers when I was in Halifax, Nova Scotia visiting with my brother a couple weeks ago. I would like to note that Alexander Keith's IPA is still very good, but, in my opinion, AK's Amber Ale surpasses it. Full flavour, rich amber-red colour, a real ale. 2 thumbs up.

Also, I tried another beer with fish and chips... I think it was a Propeller Bitter. Also very good. Halifax is a great spot to visit if you'd like to try some English-style beers.

"My" Bar in G.R.

I think I found "my" bar in Grand Rapids: Logan's Alley. Nice "real bar" atmosphere, but more importantly: Good Beer.

146 bottle beers from around the world
20 beers on tap which change every so often.
-most of these 20 draught beers are local or micro breweries.
They are hosting the "Official Ichabod Release Party" next monday for New Holland Brewing Co.'s "Ichabod" pumpkin beer (fall seasonal)
They have beer specials every Wednesday (my typical bar day) and Thursday, where one of their draughts is only 2 bucks

Interesting also is their "Around the World Club" challenge: Drink all their beers in 1 year's time. I just might do it too. It'd be a rather significant expense, but I figured it out and it doesn't cost much more than my cable internet bill. (comcast is the devil)

me in bar=social activity. me on internet=antisocial.... unless it's posting on PDD of course ;)

If I take on the challenge, it will begin next Wednesday, my birthday (21 plus 1). If so, expect to see detailed posts on here about each beer- maybe using Swede's rating system.

Monday, September 04, 2006 AD

If Mrs. Swede Would Let Me...

...I'd live off of bread and beer forever.