Hey folks. It’s been quite some time since I last blogged. Some of it was travel related. Most of it was laziness-related. The travel was to Vegas, which was a great trip, enhanced by the fact that I won $350. The laziness is mainly video game related. The wife is now working bizarre hours at her new job, leaving me a bachelor many evenings. Rather than doing something (anything) productive, I spend hours playing Elder Scrolls Online. It’s pretty pathetic. But honestly, I’m not going to apologize. I’m having a great time playing and I’m meeting some cool people who I play with online.
Today had my old buddy Norm over to watch the Patriots. The Pats did away with the Bills in an exciting game. We had a few beers along the way, although nothing worthy of writing about.
Tonight I’m drinking a tall-boy of Lost Nation Gose. My mother got me this beer earlier this summer. She bought me a 4-pack and I killed the other three a number of weeks ago. I figured it was time to finally finish off this one.
The beer is a Gose style, brewed using salt. It has a distinct citrus flavor as well. There is even perhaps a slight tartness to it. Gose are typically easy drinking and this one is no exception. At 4.5% ABV, it deliciously goes down quick. It’s a decent representation of the style and I would enjoy having it again.
Good evening LIBA nation. I have a some interesting news to share. First off, my lower-back MRI results are in. The doctor sent me an email and said, and I quote:
“The results of your MRI are back. It shows you have a bulging disc at L5-S1 which is displacing the S1 nerves on the left. We’re referring you to an orthopedic surgeon to discuss treatment.”
Doing a little Googling around, I’m finding that a budging disc can cause virtually no problems, or be crippling. Furthermore, I’ve found that treatment is all over the board and includes anything from as simple as PT to injections to major surgery. I’m expecting that I will end up going the PT route, but that’s a complete guess.
Next up in tonight’s news, in a matter of just a few days we decided to buy Melissa a new car, did the needed research and then last night bought her a car. I used my expert car-buying skills to land her a 2015 Honda Accord EX for a ridiculous price – %12 under invoice to be precise. Even the finance guy at the dealership asked how I got such a good price. We pick it up tomorrow or possibly Thursday.
Tonight I’m chilling out enjoying a can of Six Point Jammer. The beer is a 4.2 ABV gose style brew. Gose is currently very “in” as far as beer styles go. They exploded in popularity 12-18 months ago and many breweries now make one. The style is unique as it is brewed using salt. In some gose beers I can’t distinctly taste salt, however in the Jammer it is abundantly obvious. It dominates the flavor here, with some citrusy lemon notes hiding at the end. That said, I wouldn’t call it “salty” per-se.
I like the style (and this beer) because it’s low ABV, super drinkable and unique. If you’ve never tried a gose, you should give it a go.