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[Jul. 20th, 2008|12:14 pm]
Nite Mirror
I have my ... I was going to say morning coffee, but someone changed all the clocks to slightly after noon. T'aint morning anymore when the big and little hands of the clock meet at the top of the dial while the sun's up.

It's one of those days where I'm having trouble motivating myself to move and do things. I have a slight headache that almost feels like a mild hangover. Too bad I didn't touch any alcohol last night. At the moment, my supply is just 3 beers that I'm saving until I really want them or know I can buy more of the good stuff (had my fill of cheaper beers in my college years -- almost tempted to get on a soap box about the current state of beers here in the United States -- Anheuser-Busch now owned by a Belgium company, Coors and Miller merging with the combined new headquarters in Chicago now -- never thought they'd leave St. Louis and Milwaukee respectively, ... ::::::shaking my head::::::).

I've said my favorite beer is a Czech import; Pilsner Urquell. A beer from the old country, as they say. I can trace part of my ancestry back to ... well, it was Bohemia when my great-grandparents left it, but I guess it's Czech now. Then again, I've got another set of great-grandparents who left what would become current day Italy too [update: just stopped to check the timeline, actually this set of my great-grandparents might have left shortly after the unification of modern day Italy]. hmm, now that I think about it, I'm not sure I ever had Italian beer.

Anyway, point being, I think I'll stick with my Pilsner.

Cubs pregame is on the radio now. With the all-star break over and the Cubs haven't won a game since then, today's almost a must win game.

Before noon, WGN radio was doing a fundraiser bit for the Neediest Kids Fund and remembering the guy who started that charity, Wally Phillips. It used to be WGN only talked about the Neediest Kids fund around the winter holidays. Now this is the second annual 7/20 day they've had to raise money for it. "People helping people" as Wally would put it. That was one of his favorite phrases.

Ah, I really don't want to get moving, but I spent way more time than I would have thought writing this. Hmm, and I didn't even get to everything I was thinking I'd write about. For a little reminder to myself, I might (or might not if I no longer have the muse) talk about the strange movie "Waking Life."
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[User Picture]From: ccupguy
2008-07-21 05:28 pm (UTC)
I quite liked the Budweiser beer when I was over there (not the light stuff though) but I think that InBev (the Belgium company you're talking about) is going to do the smart thing and keep a good product with a huge market just the way it is. I think that this, for the company, is just a means to get their own beer products (which I'm sure you'll find are just as good - or better) on the market in the US a lot easier. Belgium has great beer brewers, expect good things. :)
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2008-07-22 05:19 am (UTC)
Budweiser was my beer of choice in my college years, and I have a lot of good memories from nights where I was drinking that beer. I'll still have it on rare occasions when I'm a bit nostalgic for those days, although, now Budweiser's taste seems a bit bland to me.

Before it took over Anheuser-Busch I'd never heard of InBev. My main problem with the situation is ... well, I don't like to see changes in ownership in general, and changing from national to international ownership ... It just feels like an out of town stranger showed up out of the blue and took over (which in a sense is what happened), if you can understand that.

I've nothing against InBev, and I do know there are a few great live journal people in Belgium. ;)

As for light beers, the only time I'll drink them is when it's the only beer available or a friend is buying and that's their beverage of choice.
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[User Picture]From: ccupguy
2008-07-22 06:55 am (UTC)
Bud is totally a part of American culture and to have that go into "fareiner" ownership must feel like a bit of "America" has been sold. No fear though, us Belgians love beer and we'll be good to Bud (even if it reminds me of that show 'Married With Children' each time I hear that name LOL).
:)
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2008-07-22 06:42 pm (UTC)
Hmm, if you're familiar with the show Married with Children, that water fountain in the opening credits of the show, Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, is fairly close to where I live (maybe a 20 minute drive away). :)
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[User Picture]From: ccupguy
2008-07-22 08:37 pm (UTC)
I loved that show. The sheer level of sarcasm is just wonderful.
:)
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