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"We’ll have it to you by the end of the day."

*Looks at watch, it’s 5:05*

*Sighs heavily*

100 Breweries in 2014

I have a goal of visiting 100 breweries in 2014. Some new visits, some I’ve visited many times over. I’m pacing pretty well so far, and have a few trips where I’ll be able to squeeze in plenty more. But, for the sake of counting, here’s the rundown so far:

1. Broken Bow Brewery (Marbledale, NY)
2. The Bruery (Placentia, CA)
3. Bootlegger’s Brewery (Fullerton, CA)
4. Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles, CA)
5. Eagle Rock Brewery (Los Angeles, CA)
6. Angel City Brewery (Los Angeles, CA)
7. Haven Gastropub (Pasadena, CA)
8. Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. (Brooklyn, NY)
9. Kane Brewing Company (Ocean, NJ)
10. Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)
11. Bronx Brewery (Bronx, NY)
12. Two Roads Brewing Company (Stratford, CT)
13. Gun Hill Brewery (Bronx, NY)
14. 508 Gastrobrewery (New York, NY)
15. Paulaner Brauhaus (New York, NY)
16. Singlecut Beersmiths (Astoria, NY)
17. Big Alice Brewing (Long Island City, NY)
18. Philadelphia Brewing Company (Philadelphia, PA)
19. Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant (Philadelphia, PA)
20. Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue, NY)
21. Sandlot Brewery at Coors Field (Denver, CO)
22. Denver Beer Co. (Denver, CO)
23. Vine Street Pub & Brewery (Denver, CO)
24. Epic Brewing (Denver, CO)
25. Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew (Denver, CO)
26. Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen (Denver, CO)
27. Bull & Bush Pub and Brewery (Denver, CO)
28. Crooked Stave Brewery (Denver, CO)
29. Station 26 Brewing Company (Denver, CO)
30. CAUTION: Brewing Company (Denver, CO)
31. Transmitter Brewing (Long Island City, NY)
32. Finback Brewery (Glendale, NY)
33. Flagship Brewing Co. (Staten Island, NY)
34. Sweet Mullets Brewing Co. (Oconomowoc, WI)
35. Delafield Brewhaus (Delafield, WI)
36. Lakefront Brewery (Milwaukee, WI)
37. Milwaukee Ale House (Milwaukee, WI)
38. Wrecking Bar Brewpub (Atlanta, GA)
39. Twain’s Billiards and Tap (Decatur, GA)
40. SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA)
41. 5 Seasons Brewing Company (Sandy Springs, GA)
42. Weeping Radish Farm Brewery (Grandy, NC)
43. Full Moon Cafe & Brewery (Manteo, NC)
44. Outer Banks Brewing Station (Kill Devil Hills, NC)
45. Burley Oak Brewing Company (Berlin, MD)
46. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, DE)
47. Mispillion River Brewing (Milford, DE)
48. Other Half Brewing Co. (Brooklyn, NY)
49. Bucket Brewery (Pawtucket, RI)
50. Brutopia Brewery & Kitchen (Cranston, RI)
51. Whalers Brewing Company (Wakefield, RI)
52. Proclamation Ale Company (Kingston, RI)
53. Lookout Brewing Company (Black Mountain, NC)
54. Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC)
55. Green Man Brewery (Asheville, NC)
56. Burial Beer Company (Asheville, NC)
57. Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC)
58. Asheville Brewing Company (Asheville, NC)
59. Twin Leaf Brewery (Asheville, NC)
60. Wedge Brewing Company (Asheville, NC)
61. One World Brewing (Asheville, NC)
62. Dutch Kills Beer Project (Long Island City, NY)

mypointlessmusings:

ohhleary:

This week is the 20th anniversary of one the greatest albums of our time.

I went through two copies on Cassette, and I think I’m on my second CD of it

Ha! I definitely wore out the cassette. And I think I wore out the cassingle for “Old Man & Me” in a week, after listening over and over on the 26-hour round trip drive on our family vacation to the Smokies in April of ‘96.

mypointlessmusings:

ohhleary:

This week is the 20th anniversary of one the greatest albums of our time.

I went through two copies on Cassette, and I think I’m on my second CD of it

Ha! I definitely wore out the cassette. And I think I wore out the cassingle for “Old Man & Me” in a week, after listening over and over on the 26-hour round trip drive on our family vacation to the Smokies in April of ‘96.

This week is the 20th anniversary of one the greatest albums of our time.

This week is the 20th anniversary of one the greatest albums of our time.

monkeychow said: I think it is incredibly disrespectful (and not very compassionate) about the people who are actually volunteering their time.

That would be a fair point if these people were volunteering. But poll workers get paid for their work, which is often (and unfortunately) the primary draw for the people who apply. This is a job that they are hired for. As in any other job, if they’re not able to perform the duties required of them in an efficient manner, they shouldn’t be hired to do it.

The poll workers I’ve encountered have been mainly very polite and I know they were trying to be helpful, but they’re not doing their job properly.

And you bring up something I’ve considered: another way to help solve this problem would be to make these positions volunteer. It would probably offer an incentive for companies to allow their employees to take off work for a service day. I would gladly volunteer myself.

On a moderately less depressing note, any idea how much it’ll cost me to fix my iPad screen since my AppleCare expired last month?

Also - I still have a +1 to this event on Saturday, if anyone wants to go to Western Mass in a van to tour a farm and malt house and eat a big dinner with a bunch of level-headed beer geeks and an emotionally unstable one.

Forgive me for the emo post

I’m miserable and it took a fucking beer event to get me to realize it. The organizers just automatically assumed I had a +1 who would join me. I don’t have a +1, and to be honest, I don’t even know who I’d ask anymore. And everything else going on around me - friends’ anniversaries, weddings, engagements, pregnancies, births, birthdays - all came down on me at once tonight and I broke down. I’m getting old… the aches and pains and assorted ailments I’ve had lately are wearing me down and I’m forced to deal with a spiritual desire to be with someone and this physical tiredness that just urges me to stay home, write, watch TV, and never socialize. I broke down because I’m alone with seemingly no way of changing that.

Oh, and then my iPad screen shattered and I just totally lost it.

I’ve kept myself so busy and have been so reclusive that I don’t even know who my close friends are anymore. My human interaction has been limited to work, and nearly everyone I see outside of work hasn’t seen me for weeks or months. The ones I know would lend an ear to this are the ones I don’t want to burden with my problems.

I don’t even know why I’m posting this here except that I need to get these feelings out and it’s better than bothering someone after midnight.

Brat beat Cantor by nearly a 2-to-1 margin in Cuckoo.

Brat beat Cantor by nearly a 2-to-1 margin in Cuckoo.

With spring and summer weather finally in sight, we are thrilled to announce a new offering to employees in our New York and Chicago offices starting May 30.

Via a partnership with Divvy Bikes in Chicago and Citi Bike in NY, we are offering employees free annual membership (or renewals) to either program. Bike to work, reduce your carbon footprint and get some healthy exercise along the way.

Well, guess I’m renewing my CitiBike membership after all.

thedept:

I have to say, from everything I’m reading about it, Foursquare appears to be getting much less useful and way more gimmicky to me. Having people use two distinct apps to perform the same tasks formerly done by one app feels like a good way to lose user engagement…

Now pardon me while I go check-in to my podiatrist’s office before they make me do it twice later this week.

Agreed. This makes absolutely no sense at all. Even if you had to toggle between two functions within the same app, it would make far more sense than having two apps that do the same thing that one did before.

Not to mention that if their user data is so valuable, I can’t figure out why they’d want to risk losing it. It feels like a lose-lose situation for both them and their users.

From the Inbox

You are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sometimes, when a client sends an email like this, it can brighten even the most lousy day.

Perception vs. Reality

whathappensinmediaplanning:

What we media planners think we do

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What we media planners actually do

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Pretty much. Sigh.

It’s a mess! The entire company is basically shutdown! — one of my company’s executives this morning, on our Outlook “migration”

The most idiotic part of this whole thing is that I can get an email that was in Lotus Notes to open in Outlook as a .eml file, but I can’t put it in my inbox. Which is tantalizing close to what I want, but otherwise completely pointless.

And I have a dozen projects or so that I need to be working on right now. I can’t even.