25 August 2011

We're gonna ride this out and it's gonna get better eventually

I'm playing soccer again. Playing might be the wrong word. I'm actively watching soccer while on the field.

Last evening I entered our game nursing a slight groin pull that I seem to have sustained while climbing under a desk at work. I left the game shortly after with what seems to be a pair of strained groin muscles on both sides of my body. It was painful to sit. Or stand. Or drive.

Today I'm taking many aspirin.

09 August 2011


I'll admit that by noting these I was probably a little more active than normal. But not much.

Beer Advocate Forums Thread: Top Sour available in central Indiana

New York Times: Proper Ways to Treat an Heirloom

New York Times Diner's Journal: What We're Reading
Which leads to..

'Food raves' are the future of eating, new report claims
"Another trend that could take off is experimental ‘dirty dining’, whereby consumers gather together and eat only food that is either black or dyed black."

Monsanto, others seek to polish image of large-scale farming
Which lead me to pull up..

Agent Orange at Wikipedia
In 1991, the US Congress enacted the Agent Orange Act, giving the Department of Veterans Affairs the authority to declare certain conditions 'presumptive' to exposure to Agent Orange/dioxin, making these veterans who served in Vietnam eligible to receive treatment and compensation for these conditions.[60] The same law required the National Academy of Sciences to periodically review the science on dioxin and herbicides used in Vietnam to inform the Secretary of Veterans Affairs about the strength of the scientific evidence showing association between exposure to Agent Orange/dioxin and certain conditions.[61]

Through this process, the list of 'presumptive' conditions has grown since 1991, and currently the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has listed prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, multiple myeloma, type II diabetes, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, soft tissue sarcoma, chloracne, porphyria cutanea tarda, peripheral neuropathy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and spina bifida in children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange as conditions associated with exposure to the herbicide. This list now includes B cell leukemias, such as hairy cell leukemia, Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart disease, these last three having been added on August 31, 2010. Several highly placed individuals in government are voicing concerns about whether some of the diseases on the list should, in fact, actually have been included.[62]

Cool food jobs
Which lead to..

How to be a food writer
How to be an urban farmer

Hoosier Beer Geek is Five: More from Friends
Had to read it while I was putting it together

Email: does the menu bar on the site wrap for you?
Fixing an issue I found with HBG last night

La Cornette by yh2 Architecture

Hit Happens: Why Did Planet of the Apes Succeed?
Rise of the Planet of the Apes cost a measly $93 million — chimp change compared to the budgets of this summer's other major blockbusters. Even if it had failed, nobody would have lost their shirts.

Craftheads (Japanese Craft Beer Bar): On Tap

McSweeney's: Your Crafts Are Not Renegade Enough for the Renegade Craft Fair
Your needlework includes knit caps for babies. Babies are gross.

Email: Introducing Park & Bond
I'm pleased to announce the launch of Park & Bond, Gilt's new shopping destination for men.

Hipster themed 25th Birthday Bloomington Bar Crawl
I dunno, I saw a link on twitter and clicked.

Q&A: What sparked the London riots?

Ferdinand welcomes postponement
Rio Ferdinand has emerged as an unlikely - and impressive - spokesman for English football by calling for calm on the streets of London after three days of rioting on the streets of the capital.

Tuesday Transfer Gossip

Top Ten Players We're Excited About

The miniature world of Levi's Vintage clothing

J. Crew Timex Alternatives: The Momentum Atlas
I recently started buying cheaper watches. I blame blogs.

Steal the Style: Daniel Craig’s Esquire Cover
I like Daniel Craig more than I should. I'd be ordering a sweater right now if I wasn't broke.

Email: HEAVY METAL UPDATE Meet the Chef!!
You know we’re hosting an exciting event called "HEAVY METAL". You know we’ll be unveiling TWO new sculptures by Carol Tabac-Shank.

Actually I didn't know any of that. Somehow Hoosier Beer Geek is on the Chamber of Commerce email list.

How to tell if you’re a hat guy
I'd love to be a hat guy. Apparently I am not a hat guy. The graphic on this page looks like they made it with Microsoft Paint. Odd, considering the photography on the site is pretty good. I'm guessing they steal the photography.

Everything on this page today

Let's Have a Receipt Renaissance

New York's Low-Tech, Low-Cost, High-Style DeKalb Market
Which lead to..

Dekalb Market by Urban Space and Young Woo & Associates

Brooklyn’s New DeKalb Market is Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping Containers
This just reminded me of dead prostitutes on The Wire

Populous’ Livestrong Sporting Park: Duo-Gard
I have no idea what that title is supposed to mean. After reading the article, I still don't, really.

Shipping container houses. I'm not sure..

Shipping Container Housing Guide is a site that came up after we searched the net for shipping containers information and saw that a lot of people and websites are talking about how can you build a house using shipping containers.

God’s Engineer

Premier Style (Writeup about new player from Fulham's website)
"I will try my best." Oh, good..

Archers of Loaf vs. The Greatest

Wanted: A Few Good Neighbors!

Colts release 1st official depth chart; offensive line sees new faces
I don't watch football but it's sort of my male duty to know what the hell is going on with the Colts.

Kate Middleton's younger sister Pippa in TLC special
Her sister is better.

Francis Bean Cobain
We're all old.

Your moment of information design zen: the Shopsin's menu
Holy hell you've gotta see that thing.

The Midwestyle
HBG Jim suggested this site a while back. I'll be honest, I hate these fucking guys. I'm tired of looking at them. I can't imagine taking this many pictures of your boring fucking short sleeved dress shirt. (Yay! You put on clothes today!)
And yet I still look.

Email from Jurgen Klinsmann: A Very Exciting Time for US Soccer
Like I'm not going to read an email from Jurgen Klinsmann. I expect the US to lose tomorrow, if you're wondering. But here's hoping..

Four IPA myths that need to be stamped out for #IPAday
Fucking IPADay.

Keys to the city
Drinks were served. An organist played gospel music. The crowd danced on a concrete floor. And the guest of honor was surrounded by his friends in this unexpected party setting — the garage of an old Cass Corridor locksmith shop.

"It was insane," remembers Jim Murphy, who works here.

Fulham Review Round Table #2

Artist complains about removal of public art from Indy airport
Oh yay airport.

Prediction Time
The EPL starts this weekend, I've got Fulham 6th.

NABC Beer Descriptions, for the Great Taste of the Midwest 2011 official program.

Fulham Premier League 2011-12 team guide
At £190m, the club's debt is greater than any other in the Premier League, except Manchester United and Chelsea's. So it is no wonder the fans tolerate Mohamed Al Fayed. Last season he told anyone who objected to his statue of one-time Craven Cottage attendee Michael Jackson to "go to hell".

Proper Beer Service

Brewers Association Reports 2011 Mid-Year Growth for U.S. Craft Brewers

Stone Brewing, a less-than-love letter
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Shocking: Stltoday.com Commenters Favor Anonymous Postings

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 2

Crafting the Perfect Evening in Indy: Brewers Dinners
Got invited to this, had a previous commitment.

Thank you, Spotify

Eddie Vedder's Ukelele Album
Pavement's Greatest Hits Album (I was lazy)
Flaming Lips Clouds Taste Metallic
Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
Sparklehorse Vivadixie..
Archers of Loaf Icky Metal
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

04 August 2011