Thursday, January 31, 2008

Awaiting the White Death

In a few short hours, the pandemonium will begin!

Sunday, January 20, 2008


We watched Die Hard 2 last night. I forgot how enjoyable of a movie it is. After liking Live Free or Die Hard, we decided to stroll back in the catalog to revisit McClane's earlier efforts. Although I am sad to say we did not watch the BluRay transfers, the new DVD still looked pretty good and the DTS sound track was quite lively. It is funny to go back and watch a movie from the nineties to really see how far we have come...or regressed depending on your point of view. Beepers, public smoking, public pay phones and the never ending dropping of the F-Bomb...where did that go in the movies? In Die Hard 2, it was everywhere. Hilarious. Perhaps it was just seeing Dennis Franz, who was channeling a yet to be cast Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue.

If you have not seen it in awhile, rent it or buy it. But whatever you do, do not watch it on television. Outside of the movie most likely being presented in pan and scan, you will also have to endure every bad dub over of potentially offensive dialogue. To me, that ruins a movie. Yippe Ki-Yay Mother Farmer....Puhleeze.

Beer for a Cold Night

I have always considered Sammy Smith's, Taddy Porter, one of my favorite Porters. Tonight's enjoyment was no exception. Especially with the bitter cold temperatures and my submission to pan fry this evenings steaks. Although they were good, it is just not the same as the grill and frankly, I was just too lazy to grill in signal digit temperatures.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Squirrel Bungee

Squirrel Bungee, originally uploaded by Another Pint Please....

I am not a big fan of squirrels. I typically get frustrated when they break into the bird feeders to pillage all of the bird food. So, in order to keep them occupied, I installed the Squirrel Bungee. It is this huge log of solidified food attached to a bungee spring. If they are going to eat, I want them to work for it and I want to be entertained. We will see what happens.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Lineup, originally uploaded by Another Pint Please....

The best of Bells: Cask Porter, Cream Porter, Java Stout, Cherry Stout, Expedition Stout and the dreaded Hopslam...

Tasting at Bostons

Tasting at Bostons, originally uploaded by Another Pint Please....

Bell's is on tap tonight. The best part is they have a firkin of Bell's Porter. Can't wait...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Here's our mission...

Today, I read on the Flickr Blog that Flickr was teaming up with the Library of Congress to help promote some of the millions of pictures in the LOB's catalog. Part of this exposure is to tag photos in hopes that the tags can be used to enrich the collection's indexing. I have already tagged some myself and encourage everyone else to do the same. I love photographs and it truly is amazing to get a glimpse of the past through some of these amazing images. Tag....your it!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

And then there was...LIGHT!

And some smoke too...apparently! A bunch of tech sites covered the accidental appearance of the RockBand Stage Kit over at Gamestop.

The "kit" seems to contain stage lighting and a smoke machine. How cool is that? Although the Gamestop entry shows it is for Xbox, I am assuming it will be out for the PS3 too. Synchronized lights...wafting smoke...we already rocked. Now we will rock on our plastic instruments and look good while the neighbors thing the smoke and flashing lights mean our basement is on fire...

What's on the Grill #55

Skirt Steak Night, originally uploaded by Another Pint Please....

Skirt Steak....for fajitas. What else?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

What's on the Grill #54

Steak...on the Grill

Ahhh, a Friday night and what better to have than one of my favorites? It might lack originality, but it is still good: Ribeye with a garlic and rosemary paste with crushed black and red peppercorns, steamed sprouts with bourbon smashed sweet potatoes.

The Trio

Monday, January 07, 2008

All Done...

All Done..., originally uploaded by Another Pint Please....

Grill Time

Color Rub
Wow, with sixty degree weather today, I knew I had to grill something tonight. I decided upon a rotisserie rack of ribs. Although I will grill all year long, it certainly is a lot more fun when you can linger by the grill to savor the sights and smells without fear of frost bite.
Rotisserie Ribs...Ready to Roll

My New Knife Rack

My New Knife Rack, originally uploaded by Another Pint Please....

The best $13 I have ever spent.

Saturday, January 05, 2008


Wow..., originally uploaded by Another Pint Please....

That is impressive. He is eating more than me!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Help Wanted: Drummer

Qualifications: Working right foot and the ability to navigate low steps.