hey internet

It’s been a long, long time. Sorry I haven’t written you, internet. Life gets busy you know. With work and the house, and a fast paced lifestyle there hasn’t been much time to jot down my thoughts, whims, musings, etc. But let me try and make up for it. I know it’s not much but I have a few pictures from a recent attempt at the John Muir Trail here in my gallery. And how about a couple random paragraphs?

Random thought: Winter Beer Season is coming soon bringing with it a bevy of delicious dark yummy beers. I’ve been talking about it for a really long time now, but I think this year I’m finally going to do it. I want to brew my own beer. It’s been a fantasy of mine for a really long time – to start my own brewing operation and eventually work my way up to a microbrewery a’la McMenamens in the Pacific Northwest.

I’m going to Japan in a few weeks and thusly needed to pull the old monkey suit out of the closet. That old suit is over five years old, hard to believe. Knowing that the suit is now a tight fit (I’ve put on a few pounds over the last 5 years, ok, jeez), I decided to take it to get altered. The whole experience was very humbling – and really put my weight gain into perspective. I’ve literally gained about 4-5 inches around my mid-section. Shock! And so I ended up walking out of the store having donated my old suit to charity and purchased a brand new suit. Am I a complete sucker?

Hopefully that holds you over for now internet. Sorry about the cold shoulder – can we still be friends?