Maybe I shouldn't say it this way, but oh well I'm not perfect. I'm a huge fan of WWII, to say that you are a fan of war just doesn't seem right, sorry grandpa, I guess views have changed just a bit since your days. I respect and love what you did, I'm forever grateful that you and so many amazing people have served in our forces. No one out there can claim I don't support our troops, I may not agree all the time with what they are fighting for but I'm sure glad they are doing it. I certainly can't thank all that have served enough, you have given me a better life by doing so.
So one of my goofy hobbies (cause I don't have enough) is that I explore WWII with conviction. I read everything I can and watch every documentary out there, I scream at the horrible Hollywood movies depicting inaccurate facts over and over for dramatic effect. So many things about the war/time fascinate me, it seems there are endless lessons to be learned during such an amazing and trying time. I have read, watched & researched this topic from every view possible. it's amazing to see the same story unfold in so many different directions, how the actions of one group can affect the other and vice versa. When new material becomes available I can't wait to dive in, which brings me to my current read, a new book by Craig Shirley called December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved The World. I'm only a few chapters in and its an amazing book. To look back at history with a fresh set of eyes is pretty incredible.
Thanks Mr. Shirley for the great read and for making your son do a lot of the research on this book! :) so I've heard.
I spent the last two days brewing a couple of beers, one of my favorites is my "Otto Weiss" a classic German wheat beer and an attempt of replicating Daisy Cutter by Half Acre Beer Company. Daisy Cutter is one of my favorite local beers and I have named my version "Lawn Darts" an american pale ale with 5 different types of hops. Speaking of lawn darts what a great game that was. I really miss playing, too bad they are illegal now, looks like I'll be hand crafting my own version of lawn darts now! :) Another project for the to do list.
If you're a home brewer, here is my recipe for Otto.
So I have fallen in love with the UP band by Jawbone. I am addicted to it. I'm constantly syncing it to check my progress, i love my morning alarm being a vibration on my wrist instead of some horrible alarm or music. I'm way too picky to say that tomorrow I want to wake up to Social Distortion or Otis Redding. I also love that I'm tracking my activities like sleep! A good nights sleep makes such the difference, yes mom you were right! I also get to track my workouts & my daily steps, today for example I am at 19K+ steps and my day isn't over. I think this is an amazing product, if your kinda techy and also kind of a health buff (yeah I am except for the delicious things I eat and drink often) then this is for you. Check it out UP by Jawbone
above: shop is clean
below: homemade sourdough boule for dinner tonight
Only thing left on the list is to watch a little ice hockey!
Let's Go Rangers!
You know those projects that just seem impossible to start? The projects that drain all life out of you, well I'm staring at one of those. So much that I'm writing a quick blog to postpone it! UGH! I have been so busy with work, getting the house ready for winter, building this site and so many other projects that I have not maintained my workshop. That sort of mess doesn't sit well with me; every time I walk past the door to the shop I just cringe, so today is the day when I finally clean it up. I will feel so much better once it’s complete, I won't want to leave the shop! I have two projects I have to finish but I really need the workshop back in order to do so. I have my sourdough bread in first proof for dinner this evening, coffee in hand; guess it’s time I get to cleaning.
Here is my new site, sort of my "one-stop shopping" experience. I'll be uploading new recipes for the seasons as well as all the other activities happening in my life. Thanks for taking the time to go through my site.
Why Time Released Brilliance?
In this high paced, technology based life; so often it seems things can change in a second, and life can be taken for granted. However nothing in life just appears, the naked eye may not see it, or maybe it’s mentally overlooked but everything brilliant takes time.