In the league that I run, I managed to get first last year. I had a heck of a season with some crazy high scoring games. This season I managed to go 12-1, get the first round bye, and then lose in the most crushing defeat of the season. Back to back wins would have given me some excellent bragging rights. Oh well. I also participated in a league run by seriouscigars.com. These guys have a lot of cigars that are hard to come by, and good pricing on singles. Not a lot of sales, but if you know what you want, they have it and its priced right. Anyway, now that I plugged them, I won first in their My Father sponsored league. I originally was not aware that it was a sponsored thing. Something may come out of pocket for the shop, but the manufacturers seems to be the ones giving out the prizes, which hasn’t been too efficient. Turns out they don’t like to answer e-mails much during the holidays. Anyway, having one league wind up free to play, and the other being free to enter with some cigars on the way isnt a bad deal either. If only the Steelers didn’t go out. Bell would have been nice to have in that playoff game.
The Night Bass Tour in NYC was awesome. I wish I stayed for more of it, but by the time there was ample room, it was late. Too late for an old man like me. Seriously, from 11:45 to 1:15 it was a ton of people that hated wherever they currently happened to be. Nobody could occupy a single spot for more than 5 minutes. Dancing was out of the question when someone had to shove by you every few seconds. It reminded me of the late 90s. The music was on point. Hannah Wants was better than I anticipated. After her set I tried to grab a drink. Some lovely young lady shoved her way around me, and made it a point to let the world know she had to be served before me. The best part was when my wife approached her and she pulled her in from of me, as well, and went on about what a dick I was for just being there, that she would not fuck me, etc, etc. That was when the wife told her that I was her husband. Hilarity ensued. Kind of. The situation was amusing, but the quality of people at this place was pretty shit. I am not in tune with the kids these days, but I thought this would be out of the mainstream enough for the attendees to be cool. Some were, dont get me wrong. There were friendly people I ran into several times, but there were so many out to just be shit heads.It goes without saying that AC Slater made me forget about all that crap though.
That night aside, I have been following Flava D for well over a year now, and she will have a release on Party Like Us Records. Pretty excited about this. I hope to catch her out here in the US in the future. I believe she has been to NYC before, but I was not aware.
Yes, that is a cake. A real cake. It was a duel birthday celebration between Jen and myself, and one heck of a cake. One of the coolest things I have ever seen. Photo credit goes to Lou, who does this professionally. Look him up. He also had a hand in supplying the cake.
So many great things going on right now. License is back in 2 months as of now. I celebrated a great birthday, as seen above, and I hate birthdays. I am finishing up my AS degree in information systems this year. I made the first beer that I feel must be entered in a competition, a lemon pepper saison. Tomorrow is the Night Bass tour in NYC hosted by Trouble & Bass. It will be sick to see AC Slater above all, and listen to something outside of Jungle/DnB for a bit. Things are looking up in many ways. The one damn thing I need though, is a raise. Soon to be 8 years without one. With everything else going on, it will be easier to go somewhere that skills and dedication are appreciated, and there is this small carrot they have been dangling over my head in the form of a raise. I would love to keep working from home and doing what I do while actually making enough to afford some getaways on my much needed time off.
In a week or two I need to update this site. Minimal design is the way to go these days. White site, creative and yet to be figured out banner.
Man, I loved these guys. At the time, I loved them even more so than London Elekricity when they were doing their live thing. I feel like way too many people have no idea who they even are these days, and that is a damn shame. Wikipedia lists them as still active, but I only see three members. I also never even heard of their 2007 album, which I find surprising. Definitely going to have to grab that.
Is it really insomnia when you just do not want to sleep? I hate the mornings except for the occasional odd ball where I am productive as can be. I think the only reason that even happens is because I was up so late the night prior that I had to hit the sack early.
That being said, I am stressing about my barely wine. 3 weeks and not a hint of carbonation! Granted, it is the highest ABV that I have dealt with. My Black RyePA is back and stronger than ever because I fucked things up in my favor. A nice Kolsh is planned for this weekend.
That barely wine is not the only reason I am stressing though. It is the end of Winter soon, and it takes forever. From Feb to the point where every morning is 40 degrees or more sucks, but since I started working from home in October, its even worse. I know, poor me, works from home. I need to get out of this house, and there is no escape until it warms up.