My three year old was sent home from school yesterday. I'll skip the details, but let's just say I've mentioned the problem before. The problem also kept him out of school today, so I needed to work from home as best I could considering his presence. We did our share of mind-stimulating puzzles and blocks and making marble-game roller coasters, but he also did his share of cartoon watching.
Some of the channels he watches have zero commercials, but some are so loaded with them that they outnumber the shows. And talk about psychological brainwashing. Every single commercial was for one toy or another, and he started saying, "I wanna play with that" for every single one no matter what the product. When he decided that Barbie Girl was for him, too, and even he was laughing and trying to get a reaction from me, it was time to change to something else. Now I can't get that damn commercial song out of my head (I can't find the song, but here's an equally exploitative commercial). It's horrible!
The beer I'm drinking today is not available in Florida. In fact, when I inquired with the brewery, the Brewery Manager basically told me not to hold my breath. He actually was much more polite with his one line response, "We have no plans at this time to expand into florida . Thanks." So when one of my friends was recently up in the DC area on business, he picked up a bottle of one of their beers for me. Thanks a lot! Take that with your expansion plans, Tröegs! I am speaking of Troegenator Double Bock brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The aroma is malty with a bit of caramel there, yet it doesn't smell too sweet. The flavors up front are a touch of caramel with a big alcohol presence. However, this beer was extremely smooth and creamy considering how noticeable the 8.2% alcohol content was. After the initial flavors, things got a bit sweeter with molasses, brown sugar and syrup challenging the alcohol. You will also taste some light raisin and burnt flavors along with a bit of spiciness. This was a nice beer that I will drink again next time I'm in Harrisburg. (Since none of you has ever been there, you might mistake my comment as a joke, but it's actually not too far from where I grew up).
Fisher Price Manny's Repair Shop
Barbie Style Salon Playset
Family Dance--Dan Zanes