Monday, July 24, 2006

It's time for another great opportunity to win a six-pack... Although this one may not be delivered for quite some time, unfortunately. It should be ready for the weekend before school, so that's roughly the end of August.

This contest is to name Dan's latest brew, a hefeweizen. Any and all entries are due by Monday (7/31) at noon so the winner can be announced Tuesday (8/1).

For more information on what a hefeweizen is, please refer to this or this. Entries can be submitted via e-mail or via blog (just leave a comment).

The only entry so far is mine: A Tribute to Hugh, the Hefnerweizen
(well I thought it was creative)

Feel Free to forward send this to anyone who you feel would have a good idea. Thanks and have a lovely monday.

Sincerely, The Proud-to-be Ass Brewer of Bullet Brewing (I need a T-shirt or something).

Also I'll update this with entries (if we get any), so if you check back you can see the current competition.

E-mail entries:

1. A Tribute to Hugh: The Hefnerweizen
2. Bavarian Brew
3. 3rd Reich Weizen
4. Weizen Assen
5. Hefer-weizen: Drink it til the cows come home
6. Homer-Weizen: mmmm, beer.
7. Hoser-weizen: Wheat beer Eh?
8. Girls who have gone black will come back: Weissbeer

Saturday, July 22, 2006

I think my sister needs a second job. My dad called her while we were out and said she owes him $115 because in the past two months she's sent approximately 1500 text messages.

I've never heard of anyone who needs one of those special text messaging plans, until now.

1500 text messages?? How is that possible?? That's roughly 25 messages per day.

I was laughing so hard. "Just shut up," she said to me.

"You can't be mad at me because I use my phone as a phone," I said. Oh, Alex, you're such a txt lush.

1500 text messages??

Her sound-notification thing for when she recieves a text message is "Get Low". Yesterday I got irritated and exclaimed, "Either turn your phone on vibrate or get a new song because I can't take it anymore." The song was constantly going off. Now, I can literally say, I've heard that song 1500 times.

1500 text messages?!?!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Think about it.

You are driving in a car at a constant speed.

On your right side is a valley and on your left side is a fire engine traveling at the same speed as you.

In front of you is a galloping pig which is the same size as your car and you cannot overtake it.

Behind you is a helicopter flying at ground level. Both the giant pig and the helicopter are also traveling at the same speed as you.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

(Scroll down for answer.)


Get your drunk @$$ off the merry-go-round.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Summer has been flying by. For most college kids (or at least the Gettysburg clan) after about a week of parental nagging and a 'real' job (real = whatever can make the most alcohol money in the least amount of time), everyone's ready to go back. I've been counting down since day one. Four and a half weeks left, almost ten weeks down.

Sometimes it seems sad to me, almost like I'm wishing my life away. I keep looking at my watch and am like, hurry up and get here, August 18. But that's just how things are. Twenty years from now, I'll be thinking, "God, it's already July 17th." Right now, it's "It's only July 17th?" My parents are always telling me to not be so ancy, so impatient. They say it like that's so easy to achieve. It never is.

Last weekend was a crazy weekend of a family reunion of a family that isn't biologically mine. I met some crazy people (who fight with ice and baked beans, do the YMCA in underwear & assless chaps), some really amazing people (the ones who don't worry too much about ten years from now, and just take life as it comes), and the people who are just happy. I had a great time doing nothing and a stressful time doing everything. It was just one of those weekends.

It makes me sad to see how many people are so reliant on drugs for happiness. I'm not talking cocaine, I'm talking anti-depressants and all of those. I'm sure there is a portion of people who honestly benefit from their effects, but because of its excessive availability, sometimes I wonder if Americans are too focused on relying on the drugs. Often it seems to me that they lose all self esteem because their confidence lies in 300mg of pharmaceutical heaven instead of their real abilities. I've learned that happiness is never an easy road to achieve, but doing your best to make it there is worth infinitely more than the twice-daily-with-water route. Maybe I'm just crazy. But we'd all be a little better if we all increased our soul power.

All in all, I've been busy this summer, but happier than I have been in a really long time. Sometimes assless chaps make you realize what life is worth. Or maybe not.

I won an egg-toss contest though. That's self esteem right there.

Just a rant and rave. More later this week, hopefully.

Friday, July 14, 2006

So I've got a new site! Hopefully this will encourage me to write more. I'm still working out some kinks and details, so let me know if there's any glaring problems that I should fix. Hopefully you like it!

Good luck to all the girls heading out to Gettysburg this weekend! Wish I could be there!

Will write more later!