Saturday, March 13, 2010

Beer Making My Mind Wander

Do you ever hit the "Next Blog" tab? It fascinates me. I don't know, but I'm thinking it must pick up on tags from your blog and match with other sites--in which case I guess I really need to get better at tagging my posts. I mean, sometimes, I discover a new and interesting blog, but most times I am left wondering, "Where did this come from?"

Today "Next Blog," sent me to My Mother's Blog and head in the clouds, feet on the gas--both of which I found interesting. Then it went into a whole series of blogs about beer and home brewing. Why? (Oh, yeah...I did write about going out to hear a bar band last week-end.)

I seldom drink beer and I certainly have no desire to take up brewing as a new hobby. My husband likes the dark kinds of beer that you have to chew before swallowing. Give me a Corona, preferably one that comes in those cute little 7 ounce bottles cause otherwise I won't finish it, if it is a really, really hot and humid day or maybe if we are eating Mexican.

My brother-in-law was into home brewing beer for some time. (My sister was once thrilled to learn that one of her children announced to his first grade teacher that he had spent the week-end helping his dad bottle beer.) He went on to making his own wine. That was really good. Home made wine seems to be kinder and gentler--way less likely to give you one of those red wine headaches.

We have friends coming over for wine and cheese next week, so Ill have to make a visit to the local wine and cheese shop. I haven't been in once this year, but Mike is reminding me of the budget limitations. Sooo, I'll make two shopping trips--doubling the budget by staying within it twice. Funny that I can never get my darling husband to appreciate my economic theories.

I can't wait to play with the "Next Blog" button next Saturday morning.


  1. Sometimes I hit the next blog button, especially on nights when I can't sleep (which doesn't happen very often). I have come across some very interesting ones there, and on the Blogger buzz page when I click "blogs of note".
    I love red wine and cheese, but I pay for it

  2. Didn't know there was such a button. Love your new blog change.

  3. The good news is that you can get wine so cheap! Thank goodness, what with having 12 and 14 year old girls.


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