||[Aug. 31st, 2006|10:50 am]
Whole lotta labia.
|[||how ya feelin'?
Yesterday Mom and I knocked out about 30% of the decorating stuff that had been hanging over our heads. Today we'll knock out another 30%. Which means the list of things to be bought and handed over to the lovely lady doing the decorating is getting smaller and smaller. SWEET!
ST and I had a tasting with the new caterer just before we left for War. omg. Best. Food. Ever. I thought he was going to wrassle me for the last slice of beef and we finally ended up sopping up the last bits of it with the bread. The food is going to be wonderful. Now I just have to worry about the wine and beer. Jim, as the biggest beer afficianado I know, what would you suggest as a couple of nice beers to offer?
My dress? Still fits. But I need to get off my butt and order the corset already! Also? I had my trial-run hairdo and it was fabulous. Yay!
I spent the bulk of the boring meeting I had yesterday afternoon doing registry stuff. I bulked up the Amazon list with the stuff we'd really like and took off the stuff we felt we had to have on there. I cleaned up the Bed Bath and Beyond list and took out the discontinued stuff and added some of the bedding that I'd taken off at Amazon. And I went to the Pier One site and added some stuff for the tent. Candle holders, chargers, like that. I'm still feeling like a greedy spoiled brat, but at least I'm a more organized one.
Tonight is printing with the printer out in WV. I'm excited, I am. And I know I'm later than I wanted to be on this, but I'll take what I can get. I'm still within Ms. Manners's limits.
More later, just BWC for now. Sorry.
Do you have links to these registries?
Umm, duh! How can I order something online without a link to the appropriate registry?
Dude.. you don't have to buy me presents.. this is for Steve's family and stuff. :)
tell me what the links were again?
Well, the big thing to avoid with a mixed group is getting some unique brew that may be high quality, but will be so foreign to the palate of many of your guests that they won't be able to stomach it. Probably not the best time for Scotch Ales, Imperial Stouts, and "hop-bomb" IPAs.
Now, I've seen the Yuengling Porter go over really well with people that have never had a dark beer before. I think because it has a low hop bitterness (sweet porter), it's not overly thick, and tastes great.
Im not sure if you can even get these beers in your neck of the woods, but I would go for a "Penn Gold" for a yllow beer, "Yuengling Porter" for a dark beer, and if you want to get a few cases of something weird for the interested few, you are safe.
You should be able to get Stoudts near you. Pink Lady ESB is a great beer. Also Dogfish Head brewery has an "Indian brown ale" that's wonderful.
More later, after I check my brewery books and the local distributor.
Agreed. Too, sometimes older, homier, palates can appreciate non-mainstream beer - I've served my Dad a variety of good microbrewed lagers and the drier (but not very hopped) ales, to which he always says "That's good; that's the way beer used to taste!"
Also, people of my (and presumably some of Steve's) parents' generation like sweeter wine than a lot of us are accustomed to - I go for Shiraz/Syrah for red wine drinkers, and some sweeter/softer whites: Trader Joe's (in Virginia, where they sell alcohol) has a Venetian Pinot Grigio that is soft and very slightly sweet - a steal at $10 for a huge tall blue bottle that doubles later as a flower vase. They have some very reasonable non-oaked Chardonnays from Australia, and a house brand of Voingnier (ok so that's how it is pronounced - my internal spell chacker just went offline) as Honey Moon (for a good and cheapest sipping wine try the Old Moon, an old vine Zinfandel in the same label). The Voingnier is round and flavorful, not very acidic.
2006-09-04 12:11 pm (UTC)
Hey Melly mell
Yeah, I joined this one too. More to follow.
Coffee and The Woods Tea Company in Canonsburg
Hey Conky! Nice of you to finally show up to the party. :)