Busy day already this morning. From calls from the Police which show up as BLOCKED on my cell phone to making a huge yeast starter for my One Putt Twelve IPA which as luck would have it boiled over on BOTH burners (lovely).
The police called saying that they contacted DUC and I can go pick up my computer today and we will discuss a refund. Man!!! I gotta deal with Mr. Twitchy again. crap!
You know I try to put money back into the community but . . sigh!
One Putt Twelve is a wonderful IPA I make but THIS time I'm fixing the water first and making a big starter. Upon reading I found my starters were a little small. The beer was turning out fine but it's another of the tiny things that add up in making a good beer.
I'm also going to Walmart to get 4 gallons of RO water (on 37 cents per gallon) to dilute the Columbus filtered water 3:1, adding 1 oz of Sour Malt to the grist along with 2 teaspoons of Calcium Sulfate and 2 teaspoons of Calcium Chloride. I need a lot of calcium since Cbus water has almost zero and IPAs are high mineral brews. I need Sulfate because it accentuates hop bitterness and I need Chloride for flavor and fullness in a beer.
Since Columbus water is lacking in ALL of those they have to be added in for a beer that needs a lot of minerals.
That's the plan at least - brew day is tomorrow.
Men vs. Woman
This years Survivor is Men vs. Woman, all living together on one island. OR - in reality it should be Woman vs. Men. Whenever there is a split and men are on one side and the woman on the other the woman always THE WOMAN ALLIANCE!! You never see THE MAN ALLIANCE!! You can have the cute girl alliance or the hunky guy alliance, that is a given but the woman always gang up on the men and the men are useless in defending themselves.
That is the thing at the moment with America. Woman are always cast as the weaker sex, but look at advertisements on TV, who is ALWAYS portrayed as a simpleton, man. While woman are going nuts over a beautiful new house the men are coveting a can of Bud or somehow making a fool of themselves.
Rick Santorium has it right when it comes to woman an the military. Put more woman in combat situations and men will do stupid things! It's not a cut on woman, it's a cut on men. If you have a male being tortured and screaming the other men will fight to get to him. IF you have a woman being tortured and screaming the men will to totally stupid things - it's our weakness.
And yes - woman SHOULD be put in more combat situations but I really can see how there COULD be a problem. It's on our genetic code, protect woman.
In survivor, last night, if you watched the show during the very first competition Kourtney (one of my favorites for the 1st 20 minutes of the show) breaks her wrist. The men, who were leading have a choice. Take the win right now OR continue and risk losing.
The men, as they should, take the win and now everybody is all anal about how mean the guys are . . . but wait. If both sides were all male would people be upset? No, but since it's woman on the other side we're suppose to treat them differently? Not as equals but treat them because they are "weaker"? I think not.
From the casting of the males it looks like this is what the producers were going for . . .a lot of macho male gorillas except the one REAL gay guy who . . . . has a LOT of power all of a sudden (I won't say more on that subject).
SO you have a lot of macho males who will TRY to not fall for the womanly charms (but will ultimately fail) and for the most part a good number of hot strong willed woman who will gang up to take out all the males.
Of course the woman tribe is already bickering among themselves which is what always happens. This is not more evident then in a show a never watch anymore, Apprentice.
Whenever it's Man vs. Woman notice what happens. The men will have raging in your face chest pounding arguments, then 3 hours later they are fine and working together. Woman will also have raging in your face chest pounding arguments and will NEVER work together as a cohesive unit, they will carry a grudge to the very end of the show.
The whole trick is for the woman to band together, titillate the men with their charms and get ONE GUY to switch.
Man vs. Woman, the men are doomed.
BTW - the Grackles are back. I just looked out my window and there must be a hundred in my yard. Red Wing Black birds are maybe a week away.
The Grackles found an open spot of water on the golf course are it's a bathing frenzy, water splashign everywhere!! Those crazy Grackles!
Have a nice Thursday.