Picture(s) A Day – 31 October 2009
Today’s been a recovery day mostly.
About the only thing I did most of the day was to go to Borders for the third Harry Potter book before going to Sonic for some brunch. After that it was back home for more rest and recovery. I watched a movie and took a nap and that was about it.
But I did head out one other time…
I forgot my normal camera, so my LG Neon cellphone did camera duty this afternoon instead. It’s not the greatest, but it’s sure better than nothing
My afternoon excursion took me to two places – Lee’s Discount Liquor and Taco Bell.
Taco Bell was of course chosen as a destination for the dinner part of the day, but I had a good reason for going to Lee’s as well. I’m still mulling over the idea (if you’ll excuse the pun) of starting to make wine, beer, and mead and I wanted to actually try some mead to ensure that I would like the finished product of my labors. I know I can find people to help drink any excess beer I produce (like that’s difficult ), but the mead might be a bit of an issue. Very few people I’ve spoken to have had any idea what it is. I figured if any place would have some mead for me to try, Lee’s would.
And indeed, Lee’s had two types of mead. There was the regular mead and there was also blackberry mead. I had a devil of a time deciding, so I just bought both as they really didn’t cost all that much
I’m happy to say that yes, I really do like it – a lot 8) I didn’t quite know what to expect, but it didn’t surprise me that much. I’ve heard it described as honey wine and that’s exactly how it tastes :) It’s 11% alcohol by volume, so it would equate to 22 Proof if it were liquor. So a bit stronger than beer but not overly strong at the same time.
The two meads I picked up were from Chaucer Winery in California. They say they use three types of 100% raw honey – clover, alfalfa, and sage – and I think they might just know what they’re doing
The two types of liquor in the pictures are there for a reason – they’re a couple of my favorites. No doubt most people have heard of that wonderful liquid known as Jeremiah Weed – 100 Proof bourbon liqueur is good stuff ! Most people probably haven’t heard of Mount Gay rum though. Mount Gay has been made in the same way in the same place since 1753. Hmm… Let’s see, what happened in the Caribbean near Barbados around that time frame and a bit later… Oh yeah – PIRATES !!! Yes, this is straight up, no fooling, no BS, straight cane pirate rum ! I won’t try to kid you, it’s not anything like smooth sipping rum. It’s more than a bit harsh and I can truly see why it was watered down into grog. I still like it and I guess it’s partly for that history – the Caribbean connection to the Pirates of old
The weather really was great today aside from the wind and I do wish I could have been out doing something which requires hearing protection, but that’s life :) Anywho, I’m going to just kick back tonight and relax. I might watch a movie or two and get some more sleep – I need my rest if I’m going to be ready for everything that’s slated to happen in November
Have a groovy weekend everyone
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