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The Biased Media

The media is composed of countless sources, created by innumerable individuals, every single one of whom has biases. But Trump supporters are fucking delusional if they think “the media” is particularly or especially based toward their President. I give you exhibit A, which popped up in my Facebook Feed today: The title of this piece […]

Art Class 3/19 and 3/26/17

We started some still life painting with acrylics using only one color (besides black and white), and worked on it over two classes. I was not terribly stoked about the end result, but I got to a point where I really did not know what else to do with it.

Walking

she worked daily to make him but a smear in her thoughts when she is drinking iced tea he appears on the patio sometimes, softened by sunlight and appearing innocuous when the night air is falling and rippling around her vague intent to conquer and the Los Angeles concrete is fluid, snaking brightly in the dark […]

Alcohol

chasteness chastity celibacy abstinence virtuous reserved whore she caught sight of herself in the mirror, presiding over vomit-laced sinks and briefly searches for the terrible fish in the reaches of the silver pool but is relieved the bathroom god is merciful when the time pulses slowly, the air moves like waves he said you smell […]

Irvine

i was getting close content rolling on the counter at the community pool fleshy limbs on pleasant concrete sipping a milky mixer scrolling down my phone for people to call boiling alive in the jacuzzi alongside people who might be my neighbors i can smell the chlorine on my skin when i move and remember […]

The Beach

June 27, 2004 sober for 7 days I was lucid and smug The sand told tales of tan lines, gold and shade taking turns on bodies resting on graininess In the city with the highest concentration of fake beautiful people second only to Hollywood Smooth young skins vie for afternoon bronze with books in hand, […]

Art Class

I have taken classes intermittently (for a few months when I was 10, and then briefly when I was 23), but never learned to draw well, and was excited to get art classes from husband for my birthday. It’s about time for some improvement, since my mother is an art history professor, and my father […]

Holiday Drinks 2016

My birthday is around Christmas, so it can be hard to get friends together during this time, but I was lucky enough to round up some of my favorite people this year and hit up some beer adventures. Having lived in San Diego for almost a decade, I wanted to make the rounds in a […]

A Few Breweries Downtown

We decided to walk around to some breweries downtown a little while back, and started out at Monkey Paw Brewing,where we did several tasting flights. Dr. Bill’s ESB was malty and a little sweet. The I-5 Coconut Black IPA was more coconut and less IPA than I would prefer. The Gibbon Back IIPA was lemony […]

Drinking Adventures in Denver

We were in Colorado for a family reunion last month, and flew in and out of Denver to get to Glenwood Springs. On our way back, we took the opportunity to enjoy some drinks in Denver. Denver is known for great beers, and I was excited to go to Great Divide. I’ve had the “I […]

Beach House Winery

This was another place I found while bored and scoping out Yelp. This was a hidden gem out in east (very east) Oceanside. It’s a bit far from the beach, but the name refers to the view. They have a small tasting room here, and you can taste for $15 or buy a bottle and […]

Stumblefoot 2.0

A friend was interested in coming to Stumblefoot after having tried their beers somewhere down south, so I came back here for the first time since we moved out of our old neighborhood. Good ol’ Stumblefoot. I remember when a lot of their beer tasted a bit tart, with a distinctive home brew taste. They […]

Culver Beer Company

I’m going to say the douchiest thing ever: We were here before it was cool. We were pondering what to do on a casual Friday night after happy hour with an ocean view. We didn’t want to get crazy but wanted to do something different, so I did what I always do when I can’t […]

Home Beer Tasting

We did a home beer tasting the other day, which was super fun. Most beers weren’t new, but it’s still fun to do comparisons even if you’ve had the beer  before. Notably disappointing was the Duvel triple hop. We saw it at BevMo and were excited to try it since we love Duvel, but the […]

Beers in Chicago

I was in Chicago for work, but had a little time to explore. Chicago is an awesome city, but this post is dedicated to drinks. Although I continue to believe San Diego makes the best IPA’s, Revolution Brewing‘s IPA was not bad. It’s entirely a thing of preference, but I like west coast IPA’s – […]

Coming Back From The Desert

Sometimes you get greedy. You have a good weekend and you don’t want it to end so you delay by stopping at random places on the way home to extend the good times. This is not a bad thing. On our way home from Anza Borrego, we stopped by Hill Top Winery in the Valley […]

Modern Times In The Desert

We joined family up at a campground in Anza Borrego recently. We had just bought a case of a Modern Times variety pack from Costco, and had never tried it, so we brought some to the desert with us. Modern Times has been around for some time now, but I will totally admit I was […]

Belle Marie Winery

It’s true that this is mostly a beer blog, but wine drinking adventures are just as fun. I’m pretty sure my palate is too crude to deeply appreciate the complexities of wine, but I do enjoy it almost as much as beer (sometimes). We were driving back on the 15 when I noticed a castle from […]

Duck Foot Brewing

Stopped here after some skeet shooting recently. I forget how massive San Diego county is sometimes. Going shooting on the other side of the county was a bit of a trek, and we decided after hitting some clay pigeons to go hit up some beers at Duck Foot on the way back. They seem to […]

Uber Beer Tours Part II

I wasn’t kidding when I said using Uber for beer tours was the best idea we’d had in a while. We had such a fun time last time, we did it again recently. Things took a somewhat unexpected turn and we ended up walking to a few places instead, but we still took Ubers there […]

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