2.25.2010

Update

Got some great snowboarding in at Keystone last weekend.  We caught some snow, and I didn't realize how many tree runs Keystone has in some of the back areas.  Some of them included some lengthy cat tracks to get back to the lifts, but they were worth it.  Tight trees all the way down.  Lots and lots of fun.

A. and I did the couchsurfing condo thing again, which was fun.  We managed to catch some of the olympics live, which is a little tough without television.  In other news, we had tasty fish and chips and pakastani food at a british pub while watching canadian hockey last night.  Fun times.

Tonight I'm brewing again, a barleywine this time.  This is going to be a big beer, weighing in at around 10%, with a lot of hops and a lot of time.  It will be a rough clone of Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine, which some people like young and others like to age.  I'll definitely be aging some bottles for over a year.  I've got an IPA going right now; that will get transferred to a secondary and dry-hopped.  Once that gets bottled, I think I'm going to do a quick wheat beer to get the pipeline built back up, especially since the IPA will need to age a little bit in order to mellow out.

2.17.2010

President's Day

President's day weekend was a bit of a bust.  I had a root canal on Friday, came down with a fever, and spent most of the long weekend laying around the apartment.  Not fantastic.  This weekend A. and I are headed up to Keystone to share a condo with the couchsurfers though, which should be fun.

Things have settled into a steady routine lately; A. and I both off to work in the mornings, dinner at home, and various social-ey things scattered throughout the week, usually skiing one day of the weekend or so.  I've started to keep my eyes open for job openings that might suit me, and have fired off a couple of applications, though nothing real solid has come out of them yet.  It sounds like things are starting to come through for people who have been hunting for work for a while, so maybe things are starting to loosen up.  Fingers crossed.