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#41 Eric in Akron

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 01:46 PM

1. The sun has poked through the clouds about an hour ago for the first time in 5 days.

2. Hockey season is on the horizon.

3. I've finished work for one client already and should only need a couple of hours for my other client.

4. Beer is getting cold in the fridge.

F'N Fantastic!

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:29 PM

View PostEric in Akron, on 09 September 2011 - 01:46 PM, said:

1. The sun has poked through the clouds about an hour ago for the first time in 5 days.

2. Hockey season is on the horizon.

3. I've finished work for one client already and should only need a couple of hours for my other client.

4. Beer is getting cold in the fridge.F'N Fantastic!

NICE!!!

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:50 PM

1) It is Friday (Yay!)

2) Next week, I have five days of training on a new software package.  While the training will be boring, at least I will be away from my desk and especially my phone. (Yay, too!)

3) College and pro football this weekend.

4)  The F1 race from Monza on Sunday.

5) The week after next, I am on vacation.  

In exactly one hour and eleven minutes, the drinks are on me!!!  Woo-hoo!

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 02:59 PM

View Postbiodork, on 09 September 2011 - 01:26 PM, said:

It may be a mess down here, but thankfully my house is nowhere near the water and the creek did not come up high enough to flood my boyfriend's house (although it was a lot closer than anyone expected).  And it's nice to finally see the sun again after a weeklong hiatus!

Yep, it's a f'n mess here...but I'm in the same boat...no water near my house, so we are dry.  I can't say the same thing for the areas about 10 mins on either side of me.  Harrisburg/Lewisberry/Marysville/Hershey all got bombed.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

View PostSabre Dance, on 09 September 2011 - 02:50 PM, said:

In exactly one hour and eleven minutes, the drinks are on me!!!  Woo-hoo!
Drinks will be ON you, or IN you? :beer:

View PostThePebble19, on 09 September 2011 - 02:59 PM, said:

Yep, it's a f'n mess here...but I'm in the same boat...no water near my house, so we are dry.
Why are you in a boat if there is no water near your house?  :blink:

Maybe, just maybe, I'm glad it's Friday, too.  Here's my $0.02: Virginia finally just did whatever was necessary to start selling Fat Tire in this state.  All the bars here are advertising it like crazy, it's actually really funny.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:31 PM

View PostCereal, on 09 September 2011 - 03:13 PM, said:

Drinks will be ON you, or IN you? :beer:


Why are you in a boat if there is no water near your house?  :blink:

Maybe, just maybe, I'm glad it's Friday, too.  Here's my $0.02: Virginia finally just did whatever was necessary to start selling Fat Tire in this state.  All the bars here are advertising it like crazy, it's actually really funny.

What is Fat Tire?

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 09 September 2011 - 03:31 PM, said:

What is Fat Tire?

Fat Tire info

It is an amber ale brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company in Colorado.  Pretty decent beer. A bit overrated IMO but quality nonetheless.  I certainly would order 5 or 6 of them.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 03:44 PM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 09 September 2011 - 03:31 PM, said:

What is Fat Tire?


A beer thats really not that good.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 04:06 PM

My equipment is still wet.







(I played hockey today).




The hockey equipment wars are heating up.  I just got an email advertising a new Bauer stick, and there's a picture of OV holding it.  OV has been purely a CCM guy up till now - sticks and skates.

What's next?!?

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 04:19 PM

View Postneverenough, on 09 September 2011 - 03:44 PM, said:

A beer thats really not that good.

It's better on tap than in bottles, but it's not the end-all.

Speaking of which, I'm F'N ecstatic that I could stop at Victory on the way home from getting a haircut today and have a beer while filling up a couple growlers. Hop Devil and Moonglow, and a Headwaters Pale for the wait. The sky is also amazing today as well, and I was out on the bike. Other than having to work all night, it doesn't get much better!

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:01 PM

View PostMattPie, on 09 September 2011 - 04:19 PM, said:

It's better on tap than in bottles, but it's not the end-all.

Speaking of which, I'm F'N ecstatic that I could stop at Victory on the way home from getting a haircut today and have a beer while filling up a couple growlers. Hop Devil and Moonglow, and a Headwaters Pale for the wait. The sky is also amazing today as well, and I was out on the bike. Other than having to work all night, it doesn't get much better!

I just got a haircut and plan on taking a bike ride aswell. Mountain bike that is  :pirate:

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:56 PM

View Postweave, on 26 August 2011 - 01:53 PM, said:

In one hour I'm getting my drink on.

Tonight smells like a whiskey night.   :clapping:
Nice. I'll be getting my bud on!

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 06:32 PM

Guinness and steak is goin in mah belleh.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:00 PM

View Postneverenough, on 09 September 2011 - 05:01 PM, said:

I just got a haircut and plan on taking a bike ride aswell. Mountain bike that is  :pirate:

I did the bicycle too tonight, but MTB on the street. I live in a pretty hilly area; the creek that's probably 1/2 mile away is 200' below my house by elevation. 30 mins, 3 miles, and I'm whooped.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 08:11 PM

I actually have a truck that works now.

EDIT: Has anyone noticed that the F'N title for this thread matches the FN Center that our boys will be in this coming season?

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:33 PM

View Postweave, on 09 September 2011 - 03:43 PM, said:

Fat Tire info

It is an amber ale brewed by New Belgium Brewing Company in Colorado.  Pretty decent beer. A bit overrated IMO but quality nonetheless.  I certainly would order 5 or 6 of them.
Amazingly enough, someone dropped a case of this stuff off to my office today. I ended up with a double deuce of it on my desk before I left. It is now sufficiently chilled, and I will be cracking it open soon.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:44 PM

View Postkorab rules, on 09 September 2011 - 09:33 PM, said:

Amazingly enough, someone dropped a case of this stuff off to my office today. I ended up with a double deuce of it on my desk before I left. It is now sufficiently chilled, and I will be cracking it open soon.

You have good friends at the office. That would make for a fantastic Friday.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:02 PM

View PostCrosschecking, on 09 September 2011 - 08:11 PM, said:

I actually have a truck that works now.

EDIT: Has anyone noticed that the F'N title for this thread matches the FN Center that our boys will be in this coming season?

Actually, I think that was planned. The thread was called something else initially. (there's a couple posts on page one about it)

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:12 PM

Not sure of the story behind it. I was on the phone and one of my partners dropped it on my desk on his way out. He's a bike racer, so the bike connection may have played a role. Finishing a couple fFll sail IPA's before cracking it open.

As for the full sail - a nice ipa. Medium body, medium hop. 6.0 abv. Nothing to rave about, but nothing to complain about. It's a prototype for the style. Very clean finish

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:15 PM

View Postkorab rules, on 09 September 2011 - 10:12 PM, said:

Not sure of the story behind it. I was on the phone and one of my partners dropped it on my desk on his way out. He's a bike racer, so the bike connection may have played a role. Finishing a couple fFll sail IPA's before cracking it open.

As for the full sail - a nice ipa. Medium body, medium hop. 6.0 abv. Nothing to rave about, but nothing to complain about. It's a prototype for the style. Very clean finish

Should've had the Fat tire first.  It's much milder on the palate and will get drowned out by all those hops in the IPA.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:33 PM

View Postweave, on 09 September 2011 - 10:15 PM, said:

Should've had the Fat tire first.  It's much milder on the palate and will get drowned out by all those hops in the IPA.
Yeah, you are right. Doesn't taste like an amber ale at all. Reminds me of a british beer - brown, toasted malt  Not a bad one, but the style isn't my style. It's a well done, quality beer, just not for me. A couple good swallows cleared the IPA hops off my palate, but I still don't taste the hops they boast about on the label.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:56 PM

View Postkorab rules, on 09 September 2011 - 10:33 PM, said:

Yeah, you are right. Doesn't taste like an amber ale at all. Reminds me of a british beer - brown, toasted malt  Not a bad one, but the style isn't my style. It's a well done, quality beer, just not for me. A couple good swallows cleared the IPA hops off my palate, but I still don't taste the hops they boast about on the label.

It is more of a Belgian take on an amber ale.  The yeast and malt profile dominates.  And dominates is used loosely because there is nothing dominating about the beer.  It is an exercize in subtlety.  I don't recall the label but if they are bragging on hops in that label they must be bragging in comparison to Bud Light Lime or something because it is most defintiely not a hop forward beer.

IMO it i s a good Summer beer, light on the tongue and refreshing with enough character to remind you it isn't a macro that you're drinking.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:03 PM

View Postweave, on 09 September 2011 - 10:56 PM, said:

It is more of a Belgian take on an amber ale.  The yeast and malt profile dominates.  And dominates is used loosely because there is nothing dominating about the beer.  It is an exercize in subtlety.  I don't recall the label but if they are bragging on hops in that label they must be bragging in comparison to Bud Light Lime or something because it is most defintiely not a hop forward beer.

IMO it i s a good Summer beer, light on the tongue and refreshing with enough character to remind you it isn't a macro that you're drinking.
They claim "hoppy freshness". I think your description is more accurate than theirs.  Not a bad beer by any stretch, but as I said, not my style. I'm not exactly pouring it down the drain, though.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:04 PM

View PostMattPie, on 09 September 2011 - 08:00 PM, said:

I did the bicycle too tonight, but MTB on the street. I live in a pretty hilly area; the creek that's probably 1/2 mile away is 200' below my house by elevation. 30 mins, 3 miles, and I'm whooped.


By the sound of it your a pretty active guy.  I live about a 100 yards from the biggest lake west of the rockies ( which is Klamath Lake ) I love getting out and riding next to it.

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:11 PM

View PostMattPie, on 09 September 2011 - 04:19 PM, said:

It's better on tap than in bottles, but it's not the end-all.

Speaking of which, I'm F'N ecstatic that I could stop at Victory on the way home from getting a haircut today and have a beer while filling up a couple growlers. Hop Devil and Moonglow, and a Headwaters Pale for the wait. The sky is also amazing today as well, and I was out on the bike. Other than having to work all night, it doesn't get much better!
Had a victory pilsner tonight. They make yummy beers.  I'm jealous that you live that close to the brewery.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:54 AM

F'N Fantastic:

1. Tyler Myers extension

2. Sabres Rookie Champs

3. Got my Sabres and Amerks tix

4. Season inching closer

5. PAYDAY!!!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:56 AM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 16 September 2011 - 09:54 AM, said:

F'N Fantastic:

1. Tyler Myers extension

2. Sabres Rookie Champs

3. Got my Sabres and Amerks tix

4. Season inching closer

5. PAYDAY!!!

Now that's F'N fantastic  :thumbsup: LOL

I'm heading out to Buffalo to see my sister's soccer games this weekend, I got my Sabres tickets, and I get to leave work early.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:09 AM

View PostdEnnis the Menace, on 16 September 2011 - 09:56 AM, said:

Now that's F'N fantastic  :thumbsup: LOL

I'm heading out to Buffalo to see my sister's soccer games this weekend, I got my Sabres tickets, and I get to leave work early.

Getting to leave early...you lucky man!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:14 AM

My older son has a fantastic hockey team this year - they had their first game last night and whooped up on a hated rival.   :beer:

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:20 AM

In the 40s last night.  Mid 60s today with no humidity..

F'N Fantastic.

Good riddance Summer.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:31 AM

View PostSwampD, on 16 September 2011 - 10:20 AM, said:

In the 40s last night.  Mid 60s today with no humidity..

F'N Fantastic.

Good riddance Summer.
Amen.  The older I get, the more I dislike heat and humidity.  It's gorgeous here today as well.  It will be a perfect evening for a run home tonight after work, which is a great way to start the weekend.

Other FN fantastic Friday items:

1.  Fat ribeye steaks for dinner tonight.  Ribeye is my #1 steak choice.  Trim the fat, lots of salt, some pepper, medium rare on the grill -- it's a guaranteed A-plus meal.

2.  For the first time, I successfully opened up a computer and installed something (in this case a graphics card), so now I have a dual monitor setup at home, which is great when I need to work at home.

3.  Myers' extension.

4.  First soccer game of the new season for my son's team tomorrow.

5.  My dad is coming to visit on Sunday, which is always nice, especially seeing him with my kids.

Have a great weekend all!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:53 AM

I'm flying up to Buffalo tomorrow with my son.  I'm going to the Bills game and he gets to hang with his cousins (He's 6 and I'd never bring him anywhere near the Ralph).  Looks like good weather is in store for WNY this weekend.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:21 AM

It's actually quite comfortable down here in Montgomery today. Should get no higher than 82 today. Makes it a lot more bearable to get housework done on one of my days off. :D

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:27 AM

View Postneverenough, on 09 September 2011 - 11:04 PM, said:

By the sound of it your a pretty active guy.  I live about a 100 yards from the biggest lake west of the rockies ( which is Klamath Lake ) I love getting out and riding next to it.


View Postkorab rules, on 09 September 2011 - 11:11 PM, said:

Had a victory pilsner tonight. They make yummy beers.  I'm jealous that you live that close to the brewery.

Hmm, these to posts together are giving me an idea... It's 9mi via the shortest route. Getting out there isn't too big a deal, it's pretty flat or downhill. The problem is the 200ft climb right at the end of the return trip. I'll have to go ride down the hill and back up to see if it kills me.

For Friday: I'm happy that I'm going to help a friend clean out his flooded house in Binghamton and not the other way around. Sucks for him, of course.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:30 AM

going home for the weekend then driving back to buffalo to watch the bills game with friends, should be a great weekend.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:39 AM

I have to get my knee scoped... oh wait, wrong thread.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:45 AM

View PostSwampD, on 16 September 2011 - 10:20 AM, said:

In the 40s last night.  Mid 60s today with no humidity..

F'N Fantastic.

Good riddance Summer.

It's like you can taste the hockey season in the air.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:40 PM

View PostAndrew Amerk, on 16 September 2011 - 11:45 AM, said:

It's like you can taste the hockey season in the air.

I was just talking to a customer up in Canada, and he asked me if I was excited that football started, being American.  And I said yes, but only because it's a stopgap between the summer months and Hockey to start.  He laughed and agreed.  

*SIGH*  only 21 more days... :beer:

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:34 PM

View Postshrader, on 16 September 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:

I have to get my knee scoped... oh wait, wrong thread.

At least you're finally getting treated?

Make sure they don't screw it up. Happened to a friend of mine and it cost her her senior season at RIT.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:34 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 16 September 2011 - 01:34 PM, said:

At least you're finally getting treated?

Make sure they don't screw it up. Happened to a friend of mine and it cost her her senior season at RIT.

Well I guess I don't have too much control over that.  Luckily I'm well beyond the age where it can cost me a season.





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