I have a t-shirt with this now.
Alaskan Smoked Porter. Pours out a black color with about a half inch light brown head with a creamy consistency. It has a very smoky aroma basically having the woody smoke source right under you. The flavor is very smoky as well and slightly fishy. It also has the bitter bite from the hops. Overall it has a huge flavor not to be underestimated. The light mouthfeel makes the porter seem almost creamy and the medium body carries the flavors and aroma very well.
I brought home one of these gorgeous boys for tomorrow night. I’m in lust. Never tried it before.
AK’s Guide to Suits
An introduction to the finer details of menswear, and how to get them right in your… aw, hell, why am I describing it here? Read the intro!
Two volunteer firefighting-related thoughts:
- As I filled the llamas’ water bucket this morning, I realized that I’ve become very adept at handling hoses. This is kind of a useless skill, but I will claim it.
- I had such a(n unexpected) blast at driver training last week that now I wish I’d said yes when asked if I wanted to be on-call for driving the ambulance. I’m not an EMT, so all I’d do is lift assists / drive, but…yeah. I like it.
Also, driving an ambulance would allow me to fulfill an adolescent dream of being Ernest Hemingway. Pro tip: not a great life goal, 13-year-old me.
I was never much into Skrillex, but then I listened to a song of his called Kyoto, which should really be called ‘Kyoto Grand’ to avoid confusion with, you know, the city of Kyoto. Now I just want to DRI him.
I don’t even want to know what the locals would think, if they could make out the…
I fucking love fish tacos.
I spent part of today in a Learning Communities workshop (basically, pairing classes in quite separate disciplines in such a way that the skills and content build on each other in theoretically interesting and innovative ways to reinforce said skills and content, as well as demonstrate that effective learning connects disciplines, rather than separates them). The person with whom I’m teaching a Learning Community this semester (read: in six days) wasn’t there, so I paired up with one of the Earth Science instructors for funsies.
Short version: we ended up geeking out really hard about rocks and ecosystems and Fall 2013 is going to involve an LC of Composition II and a new Earth Science lab. There will be Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson and Annie Dillard and fieldwork. Hot damn.
So have a picture of Devil’s Tower, taken during a very short trip there this summer. Note the hexagonal columns that form the thing. That’s badass.
That sounds super-cool. I’d definitely register for it.