Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
The new layout here was sort of an accident. I don't really like the 16 gay templates blogger gives you, so I was messing around with an XML template that I downloaded and it wound up destroying my site. Apparently the "new" blogger layouts don't play nice with alot of embedded code, so I tried to revert back to my old "gay" page, and it was a mess. I finally sifted through the html and found the stuff that got left behind that was messing it up, and decided I needed a redesign. I'll probably do a little more to it but I like this better so far.
edit: Also, for your pleasure, I include a picture of Macho doing unspeakable things to an icehole.
Posted by Justin Fox at 9:53 AM
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Not much is new round here. I've been slacking on actually updating this thing with content, other than crap I find on the internet. The Bear rousted us up around 7:30 (as per usual) this morning, so we ate breakfast and went for a big walk. He's chillin out now so I've got a little keyboard time. This is the first weekend both of us have been home in a while, so we're not exactly sure what to do with ourselves. I know there is a trip to Home Depot in order sometime here, and I think Sara was going to take Bear to Petsmart for something. He's getting big man. Last time he went to the vet he was pushing 50 pounds! The girl we got him from said she was told he'd never break 40. Although, I think he's doing more growing out than up these days (lots of greenies and treats).
I've got a batch of Belgian Whitbier in the secondary fermenter that needs to be bottled tomorrow. Its (hopefully) going to be sort of a cross between Blue Moon and Leinie's Sunset Wheat. It was kinda weird when I racked it from the primary fermeneter to the secondary. Usually, there is this layer of shit foam on the top while its fermenting right away (krausen) that falls after the first day or two. When I opened this guy, there was a layer of nasty, slimy brown foam on the top that wasn't going anywhere. It looked like it was actually yeast, because the sides had a peanut butter looking paste on them (like the stuff that usually settles out to the bottom). When I took a whiff of it, I almost passed out. It was like pure ammonia. But, I let it rest for a little bit and racked it and it smelled fine, so I don't think its actually infected. I think I may have just gotten a shot of pure CO2 that was hanging on top when I opened it. Anyway, I'll taste it tomorrow before bottling, and if it sucks I'll toss it I guess. No use in filling 50 bottles with shit you'll never drink. I'm out, peace.
Posted by Justin Fox at 11:21 AM
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Jesus, look at her feet fly up!
Posted by Justin Fox at 10:46 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Here are a couple videos of bear. The first one is him doing some tricks, and the second and third are him freaking out when he gets a treat.
Posted by Justin Fox at 7:37 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Some nasty weather blew into Tahoe last night, and this morning it was snowing pretty hard up there. We managed to make it to Reno this afternoon and chilled the rest of the day with Callahan (Ganzer's roommate who is a ski rep for Dynastar). Managed to take a power nap and now we're deciding where to eat. We heard there is an "In and Out Burger" over by the brewery, so we're probably going to have to hit that up.
Funny story about yesterday. Kev and I got done with a big dinner with the field sales guys, came back to the hotel and decided we needed to head out and tie one on. Our hotel is just a block or so off main street, and Heavenly Village (where the gondola and all the ski shops are) is between us, so we went to cut through there on this walking path. We're about to start on the path when some lady starts yelling at us about bears. So we went over and talked to her and apparently there was a black bear cub up this crabapple tree that hangs over the path, and momma was about 5 feet to our right on the other side of the trail, ready to rock. Someone came out and chased them off, but we were like 10 feet from walking in between them. Nonetheless we weren't detoured, and made it safely to the bar and got drunk.
Posted by Justin Fox at 9:41 PM
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Posted by Justin Fox at 4:24 PM
So we flew into reno, then drove up to south lake tahoe for three days for meetings. We went out on a lake tour today, and I took a couple pics that i'll put up here. I've also got a couple pics of the bear (he's gettin bigger these days) for you.
Posted by Justin Fox at 12:36 AM
Monday, October 01, 2007
I'm off to Reno tomorrow bright and early for a business trip. We'll fly into Reno, get a car and drive up to Lake Tahoe to meet a bunch of field sales people and so some set up work for them. From what I understand so far, wednesday am they're going to take us fishing on Tahoe, so that should be cool. We'll work the rest of wednesday and thursday, then head back to Reno Friday morning. We're going to shack up with my buddy from college Ganzer, who is running a microbrewery/bar/restaraunt down there. If he's anything like he was in college, I have a feeling it will be a rough plane ride the next morning. It just so happens we've got a network maintenance window Saturday night, so i'll get back into town around 6pm or so, then have to head into work at 10pm until probably like 12:30. Oh well, what can you do. Wish me luck.
Posted by Justin Fox at 5:04 PM