Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Driving Aphorisms

As previosly noted, we just got back from two weeks in Great Britain. The first week was in Scotland between Ediburgh and Glasgow with our friends (thanks for such a great trip!). Like I said, I'll post more when I get a chance, but I thought that I'd share a little now...

We had a rental car, so I did a fair bit of driving. On the M8 and M9 (the major motorways around/between Edinburgh and Glasgow) they have these electronic signs that are presumably for traffic information but it seems most of the time they have sage advice:
  • Tiredness can kill
  • Please follow the speed limit (so polite!)
  • Frustration causes accidents
  • Drive with consideration
I feel like a better driver already.

Monday, June 13, 2005

When have you satisfied this goal?

Since Dec. I’ve brewed:

3 IPA’s
An Oatmeal Stout
A Holiday Ale
A Saison

That’s pretty stinking close… That said, I’ve got two of those in secondary and one in primary. Maybe I should set the goal of “Bottle my beer once a month” ;)

Moments away...

We’re waiting to leave on our first international trip as a family. In about 7 hours we board the plane heading first to London and then to Edinburgh. We’ll spend a week with friends there, and then a week back in London in an apartment we’re renting near Canary Wharf. We’re pretty excited. I’ll post some pictures when we get back. In the meantime, if you have any tips, drop a line. We should have internet access.

Another lesson down...

I finished another lesson with my brother-in-law. Basically I just drove him around the town. He was busy working on a real estate transaction so I was basically solo. I only stalled and interrupted him once when I started out too quickly at a red light, came a little close to the guy in front of me, and paniced when I had to stop and start over…. Tip… Never lose your composure. ;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Yur people need English lessons

As I commented on my previous posts, I did get the passports for my family. Woo! You go Shirley.

But today I got this e-mail message:
Re: Status inquiry

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Please include all prior messages or correspondence in your reply so
that we may know what has taken place previously. If you prefer, you
can call us at (877)487-2778. Our contact center is open Monday through
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National Passport Information Center
Tell me that doesn't look like a SPAM?!?!? Nevermind the fact that I got it 3 days after it was sent, and a day after I actually received the passports.