Archive for June, 2011

Two Days With the DCTA…

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 | Cycling, Life | 1 Comment

…in which I talk about the new rail system here in Denton.

So, as I may have mentioned previously, we got a new commuter train in Denton, and while we were able to stop by and see it on it’s inaugural start up day, we didn’t get a chance to actually ride it until this past Monday. As I said before, we’ve been anxiously awaiting this train for 8 years and our anticipation has been growing as we saw more and more of the system fall into place. But now that it’s up and running, and continually improving, we can see a great prospect for it on the attainable horizon.

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Planes, Trains, and Swimming Pools…

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 | Entertainment, Family | 3 Comments

…in which I talk about a fantastic Saturday out with the family.

So, this post is a day late, and if I ever received any money from my single Google Ad over there, it would be a dollar short. Nevertheless, here is my weekly update.

This past Saturday, the city of Denton offered innumerable activities that laid before us great temptation. The first and foremost of these was the annual Denton Air Show, followed very closely by the inaugural celebrations for the DCTA A-Train, and lastly an invitation to go to the Denton Water Works. With all these choices, we weren’t sure how to make the most of our Saturday, so we started off trying to do just about everything!

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Father’s Day is Brewing Day

Sunday, June 19th, 2011 | Brew Blog | 3 Comments

I’ve been really lazy about home brewing lately. Not only do I have a pretty good stock of beer in the fridge and “on deck,” but I’ve been drinking a lot more mixed drinks lately. I tend to do that in the summer months, I don’t know why. At any rate, I’ve been lax on my duties and made up for it today. I’ve got a couple of beers to report on, and an update on what’s in the kegs right now.

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My Modular Life…

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 | Life | No Comments

…in which I talk about the hot swappable, interchangeable nature of modern world living.

If my memory of American and industrial history serves me well, it was Colt that developed the first true interchangeable design, wherein every part is fully replaceable. As I look at my life in the 21st century, I can think about how far that concept of fully compatible individual components has come. There is almost nothing in my world around me that can’t be altered, changed, upgraded  (or downgraded) by the simple removal and replacement of key components.

Of course the more this kind of philosophy integrates with our modern lives, the more I wish there were things in my habitual lifestyle that could be modularly replaced or exchanged.

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That New Bike Smell…

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 | Cycling, Personal Flaws | 1 Comment

…in which I talk about how sometimes good enough just isn’t good enough.

Even though I may regret it, I am somewhat of a “grass is always greener” kind of person. I know how to be happy with what I have, but I’m always looking at what I could have, instead. A year ago, I bought a new bike. I fretted and waffled over several options and finally settled on the Trek PDX. In all honesty, it was my second choice bike. My first choice bike was the Trek Portland but at nearly $1,100 difference, I couldn’t conceivably go with the Portland. I settled for the PDX as a kind of “builder” with the intent to either adapt to it, or make it adapt to me.

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As the Years Churn By…

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 | Life | No Comments

…in which I talk about Memorial Day and the havoc it wreaked on me.

I’ve never really been a “Party Person.” I’m far from what you would call a heavy drinker. I had my first real drink of alcohol well after my twenty-first birthday. I only drink to excess on rare occasion and even then, only in the company of particular people. As a result, I rarely get sick from drinking – though it has happened – and I’ve with rare occasion, I never get hungover. That being said, I do, on occasion, get silly.

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June 2011