But will I make it to the interview?

Still no baby.  But I was able to take the boy to the liquor store to pick up some essentials for after she gets here yesterday.  Good times. 

I have a phone interview today at 1:30, one I had to re-schedule last Tuesday when we were at the hospital.  The people setting it up were very understanding, but now I feel like I've got to make it worth their time and blow them away.  I thought scheduling it for today would lock us into a hospital trip by today, but it's starting to look like it's not going that way.  Bummer.

But I have another scheduled for the 9th, and that is definitely starting to look like we'll still be in the hospital by then.  Goodie.  That one I can't reschedule unfortunately, but we'll see how it shakes out.  Nothing like adding some job search stress to the adventure of waiting for a new baby to show.

Current beer-scale: 9.1



So it turns out that $6 moonshine from Walgreens is not very good.  Shocking, I know.  But what stings is that it's not really moonshine, more like flat hard cider.  Blah.  Even trying to stiffen it up with a whiskey cocktail wasn't helping.  Too bad I couldn't get a bottle of midnight moon the other day.

But moonshine is the least of my concerns, after starting the week at the hospital expecting to have a baby and then leaving when things calmed back down.  So we're back to square one, on complete baby watch.  Oh goodie.

And that's why daddy drinks.  Current beer-scale: 8.1


speaking of moonshine...

Imagine my surprise when I stopped in walgreens to grab a coke and saw mason jars in the cooler as well.  Mason jars filled with the familiar amber hue of apple pie moonshine.  Not my usual brand, but at $6.49 I figured it was worth a try.

It's not as high-proofed, and I have my doubts, but what's wrong with dropping a few bucks to try something new.  Too bad I'm in the no-drinking window of this pregnancy, just in case we unexpectedly have to head to the hospital.  B/c that's exactly when you need a drink.
Current beer-scale: 9.0


well that was disappointing.

It might be quaint and charming to infuse your own whiskey, and it might even be a little fun, but from a practical standpoint if I can go buy a bottle of midnight moonshine that tastes a lot better, I'll stick to that thank you very much.
 So let's strain this and see what happens.
This actually smelled really good, like an apple pie you would get drunk off of.
This was agonizingly slow.  Thankfully the boy was at his grandparents' house for an overnight so I didn't have to keep him away from it all day.
And finally, it was ready to sample.  Cue the Price is Right "bummer" music.

Nice color, looked good in the glass, but blurg did it taste awful.  Oh well.  Maybe it will taste a little better after a few more days.  Until then I'll just stick with the moonshine, thank you very much.

Current beer-scale: 8.5 Monday you bastard.


down he goes!

Ate it this morning after blowing a tire on some road garbage on Montrose.  It wasn't the garbage that did it though, it was forgetting to clip out with my left foot as I rolled up to the sidewalk to check the tire.  Oops.  That was humbling. 
So the boy and I have matching knees now.
But I had my kit so a few minutes later I was on my way.  A little more self-conscious that usual maybe, but not terrible.  Between Father's Day and filtering my whiskey this weekend, I have quite a bit to look forward to.  Good times.

Current beer-scale: 8.1


Hello old friend

Less than five hours from now...
Current beer-scale: 8.1


No such thing as a nice day to bike

I've had two separate co-workers tell me I look tired today.  I'm so happy we've reached that level of comfort with each other.

For fuck's sake I desperately need to get out of here.

Current beer-scale: 7.5


It's Monday morning; I wish I was drinking this right now

B/c you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning.

I've had an itch to try this apple-infused bourbon recipe for a while now so while it was nice on Friday I took a long walk to the Binny's downtown to pick up something cheap to throw together.  I'm already off-book since I picked up Canadian whiskey, not bourbon, but what the hell.  I'm the one drinking it.
Apples, cinnamon, vanilla bean, whiskey, air-tight container.  Good to go.
The vanilla bean was too dry to cut open, it got snapped into little pieces instead.  Looked like little bugs or turds floating around.  Lovely.
I varied the recipe just a little bit more; used about a half less of an apple to try to not use the whole bottle.  95% of the CC ended up in there anyway.  But it already smells good, even if I keep forgetting to shake it.  Today will mark day 3; the recipe said wait at least 4 days, I have a feeling it will be a little longer than that.  The last time I walked to Binny's to pick something up the wife ended up going into labor that weekend, I've still barely had any of the whistlepig.  I hope this doesn't end up being a sign of something major about to happen.

Current beer-scale: 8.1 & teaching until 10.  For fuck's sake.