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Projects [Jun. 1st, 2015|09:32 pm]
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I sampled the most recent batch of apple cider. It had a strong aroma and a very smooth taste-- no "bite" that you get with a lot of ciders. Also, it's got a kick like a mule. Very nice.

If I'm not working tomorrow, I'll probably go ahead and bottle the cranberry merlot. The fermentation was not as active as my past efforts. I don't have a lot of hopes on the strength. I've been wrong before, though.
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Gas [May. 31st, 2015|09:48 pm]
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Regular unleaded gasoline is selling for $2.29 a gallon in Broken Arrow this evening.
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Notes from the Republican Utopia [May. 30th, 2015|09:02 pm]
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People who hate taxes and cut taxes to show how much they hate taxes have figured out the only way out of the mess cutting taxes created is to raise taxes. *LINK*
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It's Caturday! [May. 30th, 2015|09:33 am]
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Name That Tune [May. 29th, 2015|10:03 pm]
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Dit da-da dit-dit da-da dit-dit-daaa
Dit da-da dit-dit da-da dit-dit-daaa
Dit da-da dit-dit da da dit-DAA-DAA
Di-di-dat di-di-dat di-di-dat di-di-dat di-di-daaa

What the heck is this music? It's been bugging me all day.
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Notes from the Republican Utopia [May. 28th, 2015|01:27 pm]
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The Kansas legislature, already working overtime, still can't come up with a balanced budget for the next fiscal year. If the people who thought they knew how to run a state can't work things out before the new fiscal year starts July 1, state workers will have to be furloughed.

It doesn't help that it costs the state about $45,000 a day just for these guys to stand around trying to figure out how to save money. *LINK*
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Hey [May. 28th, 2015|12:41 am]
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Why is it if I bake a potato it's a meal, but if I take that same potato and make mashed potatoes it's a side dish?
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Don't Panic [May. 25th, 2015|10:08 am]
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Happy Towel Day everybody!
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Supporting the Troops [May. 25th, 2015|09:48 am]
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On this Memorial Day, let us all remember those who have served our country, some giving the ultimate sacrifice.

While we're at it, let's also remember how Republicans in Congress treated those who served: by blocking a veterans bill that would have improved benefits, provided better health care, and guaranteed college tuition for vets. *LINK* (Republicans actually wanted to lower veteran's benefits.)
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Vin d'Ananas [May. 24th, 2015|08:25 pm]
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Tonight I sampled my grand experiment: pineapple wine. It turned out extremely dry, not sweet at all, with a powerful aftertaste. The color was a clear yellow with no pulp. I was expecting it to be a little fizzier, but that's no big deal. I can already tell it packs a punch. I'm declaring it a success!

I decided to make another batch of wine today. After breaking two glass fermentation vessels, I went shopping for another glass jug and instead found a 2-gallon fermentation bucket. It's made of kitchen-grade plastic, like my 5-gallon beer fermenters, and perfect for small batches of wine or beer. This afternoon I cooked up a batch using cranberry juice as the main ingredient. I'm hoping by this time next month I'll have cranberry merlot.
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