April 21, 2005

Relaxe, Não Se Preocupe, Toma Um 'Homebrew'

Sim, Tenha uma chope de casa! Tem um titolo. Estou 'Programador/Analisto do Desenvolvimento Web.' Não mau? Estudo português do Brasil. Falo bem?

OK, so I started learning Brazilian Portuguese last night. As I suspected it is enough like the Spanish I had all those years ago in Junior High, that I can squeak out a sentence or two without having to do an online translation. The pronunciation is tricky, but the language might actually be somewhat easier since, according to Teach Yourself anyway, there the present tense has 3 forms rather than the 5 I studied in Spanish.

On the same trip to the bookstore I also got Charles Papazian's magisterial The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Third Edition. The man's motto is "relax, don't worry, have a homebrew." This is where I think my head needs to be. I need to stop reading the news and spend more times growing my own hops. Apparently they can grow as fast as a foot a day in the summer. What a perfect combination of quiet satisfaction and instant gratification!

I also saw my old trivia captain. He extended to me an invitation to go to workout and go play trivia Monday at Fin McCools, at the the Bulldog on Tuesdays, a new game on Wednesdays at Friar Tuck's, Crown and Anchor on Thursday, and working out Saturday followed by trivia and Sunday night trivia and maybe ... Oh yeah, that's why I'm not on the team anymore! No time for hobbies.

On a related topic I have an apointment with a shrink on Saturday.

Posted by Spicolli' at April 21, 2005 3:49 PM