Tuesday, December 01, 2009

4 Day Weekend

I worked Thursday, Thanksgiving Day; cleaning the palletizers at Miller.

On Saturday we went to the park in Jefferson and enjoyed the warm weather. I rode my bike on the skate ramps, that was a lot of fun. Sorry, no pictures.

Most notably, I picked up some Honey Moon Summer Ale and I am hooked. Really good stuff!!! Read my review on my beer pages.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Flight for Life Open House

We went to the Flight for Life Open House today. It was a touching presentation as we heard from those whose lives had been saved by Flight.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days - 2009

On Tuesday, Assistant Chief Richard Engelhart(pictured left) called me and asked if I would fill a slot vacated by Kurt Walther by providing fire service to the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Waterloo. Our dept was only needed on Thursday, and I really didn't know what to expect!

Now, I must say I'm really glad I went. I regret that I didn't get my family up here to see this. It was a lot of fun and educational too.

There was a lot of heavy farm machinery there performing demonstrations, and we were there in case one of these machines, or anything else, caused a fire. EMT's were also there from other departments to care for injuries. Fortunately for all that attended, there weren't any major accidents, at least not today!

Next year the event will be in Pierce County. I hope I can get the time and money to go again, this time with the Bear, he would love this!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Transferred a Pale Ale and Brewed a Specialty Beer

Worked today at the Fun Hunters Brewery where I transferred a Pale Ale from the fermentation tank to the serving tank. It's on tap and ready to drink!

I also brewed a specialty brew and visited with some great people. For more information visit The Thirsty Brewmaster.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Miller Brewery Tour

We spent the day with my daughter Jordan, her fiancè Greg and his parents Greg and Agnes. After the brewery tour, we met up with is sister Lisa, her husband Archie, along with their kids, and ate lunch at the Timbers II in Waukesha.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

20th Wedding Anniversary

Dani and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary today. Went to Chile's where I had the 3rd best steak I've ever had.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dodge Ram - New Rear Tires

Well I knew I needed new tires. But now is the time to get them. When I drove to Johnson Creek yesterday for my Doctor's appointment the truck was all over the road. It felt like a tire was going to blow. That rear passenger side tire kept going low and I was concerned it was going to blow. So I guess I have to bite the bullet and buy new tires. I was hoping I wouldn't have to till I went back to work following my knee surgery. But I don't think that's an option now.

Dani and I ran to WalMart this morning and picked up a pair of Goodyear Tracker 2 (120P), Size: LT265/75R16

I was a sucker for the sales pitch and got the Road Hazard Replacement. $15 for both tires and now after reading about it on the WalMart website, I kind of regret the purchase. It says "Repairable punctures will be repaired at no charge and tire replacements will be pro-rated based on the percent of usable tread remaining and the current Wal-Mart price". Kind of vague in their favor. So I probably won't get any use out of that. Oh well, live and learn!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Doctor Who: Matt Smith is the 11th and Youngest

Matt Smith as the 11th DoctorSaturday was an exciting night for fans watching BBC1's documentary Doctor Who Confidential. Matt Smith was introduced in a grand unveiling as the 11th and youngest Doctor to play the role.

After much speculation that a major Hollywood player would step into the role, many hoping for the Underworld star Bill Nighy, some fans maybe disappointed with the youthful regeneration. Relatively unknown, Matt Smith has played two major roles - the literary adaptation The Ruby in the Smoke on BBC1 and Party Animals on BBC2. But David Tennant wasn't a big star either, prior to stepping into the TARDIS. It seems that big stars are reticent about joining the cast as the 900+ year old Time Lord, for fear of being locked in the role for many years, or worse yet, to become type cast.

But lets take a look at Matt. He has a youthful energy in his eyes, a love of life associated with the Doctor's outlook that quickly lends himself to the role. He has the hair for the role, that's for sure.

Smith is also personable and outgoing, which works well on screen as the extremely gregarious Doctor, and off screen when dealing with the media and a huge multinational fan base.

Smith says the next 6 months are a "time to build this Time
Lord…to learn the history of the show" and he spoke of "the sense of mischief" he got when he knew
he'd be the Doctor. His interpretation of the Doctor should be fresh and playful.

One thing is for sure, the adventures in time and space will continue!