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05 August 2006 at 12:39

home brew and a perfect weekend

Home brew. Nothing to beat it. Someone gave me a 24-pack of normal beer, Toohey's Ice, recently. I drank a bottle last night, up against another bottle of my own Canadian Blonde number 10. The Toohey's had no taste at all, the only thing it had going for it was strength, but that doesn't interest me. I'll have to give away the other 23 bottles. If hotboy will pay the postage to the other side of the island, he can have it all. He actually likes alcohol.

This weekend is turning into a great one. No weddings or funerals to go to. The sweet sound of the new brew bubbling away in the barrel. The beloved partner sick in bed with the flu so I can take her bowls of soup yet she's too weak to argue with me about anything. And I beat her at Scrabble, including 92 points for a made-up 8-letter word ("boardage") which turned out to really exist when I Googled it.

Last night I lay on the floor watching The Alan Clark Diaries on TV through the light-bending glasses, a warm black gundog lying beside me. Can life get any better than this? You'd hardly know there was a war on. What a fortunate creature I am! For now.

Blogger Ed said...

Sounds like you're living the dream, good for you, but you know you'll get the flu next.  


Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Heil! I'll have to forgo the beer since I've sworn off that for today! Nice to hear the wafts of contentment coming through ... better than here comes ra pain!! Oh No! That doesn't help. Hotboy  


Blogger robmcj said...

Ed - I've already succumbed, thanks. You must be psychic.

HB - okay, but I think you'll rue your decision next time you've a drouth on you. No forward planning, what can you do? Lead them to beer ...  


Blogger Lee Ann said...

The brew sounds good!
Life is great, sorry your partner is sick. She is lucky to have you taking such good care of her.

Hope the rest of your weekend goes splendidly!  


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