Hello all! Today is the first of my new blog series which will be a review of several different sodas/soft drinks/pop/whatever. I will include price and availability in the United States if my review makes you want to try the soda I'm covering.
Today I am reviewing one of my all-time favorites, Sprecher Root Beer. Sprecher is based in Milwaukee , Wisconsin and specializes in beers and gourmet sodas with their root beer being their flagship product. What makes this soda gourmet is that on top of the usual root beer ingredients such as yucca, they add vanilla and real honey to the handmade mixture and brewed over a flame. The end result is a root beer that has a pleasantly balanced yet robust root beer flavor with a noticeable taste of honey toward the end of its lingering kick. The smell is also pleasant, with the primary note being vanilla. Another plus for those of you who practice Kosher strictly is that this root beer is Kosher. The downside to this amazingly awesome soda is that one bottle contains 220 calories. For those of you who don't like high calorie beverages or have diabetes, there is a low calorie/sugar version that barely sacrifices flavor. NOTE: There is still some sugar in the low calorie version; it is not artificially sweetened.
I score Sprecher Root Beer a 9.5/10.
Sprecher is sold in a pack of four 16oz(1 pint) glass bottles. This is mostly a regional soda with the Great Lake states being the primary places where it is available in stores. If there are Menard's home improvement stores where you live, you can get it there. At my Menard's, it's about $4 for a pack. If you feel like you must have it, you can go to Sprecher's website for ordering details.
Thanks for reading this first entry in my new blog series, until next time!
Yesterday, I got in my first auto accident. I have never been ticketed, not even pulled over, and needless to say, I was freaked the fuck out. Luckily though, there was minor damage to his and my car, and he was fine.
I, however, have a case of whiplash. It didn't seem bad yesterday, but after it got considerably worse today, I went to the doctor. But that's not a bad thing, it's a good thing!
It's a good thing because I got Vicodin and a note to get off work tomorrow.
As you might notice, I'm posting this on a Wednesday and not a Tuesday, and that's actually what I'm going to talk about in this edition of that's not a Bad Thing, It's a Good Thing!
You see, I was kinda complacent recently and this blog slipped my mind! Once I realized it this morning, I was pretty steamed at myself, but before I started to get out the lash, I thought, this isn't a bad thing, it's a good thing!
From now on, I'll be more mindful of this blog series, and I promise not to let it happen again.
For the past several days, I've been coming down with the infamous and dreaded MAN COLD! Last night, it reached its apex and I couldn't breathe through my nose at all and my sinuses were full to bursting, making my head pound like Lars' snare on St. Anger. Vick's Vap-o-rub didn't give relief, and a 45 minute steam shower did little.
Giving up hope, I finally broke down and took Nyquil, breaking my mantra of avoiding medication if possible. It made me drowsy and I had to cut my conversation with my girlfriend, Kayla (Dosed), short.
But then I realized that it wasn't a bad thing... It was a good thing!
I needed that sleep, and badly. I woke up this morning feeling a thousand times better than I did the night before. Even though I had to do something I didn't like doing, I was able to perform my duties as a student
Today, I was in my Ethics class that I'm not too fond of when our professor started to scold the class for not participating in the lecture. She was accusing us of not doing the reading (Part of Plato's Republic), and that if we hadn't, we might as well give up.
Needless to say,
But then I thought for a second, and then I realized that wasn't a bad thing, it was a good thing!
I realized I could focus that anger and frustration towards her and use it to better understand and analyze any future readings, so I can prove her wrong about her accusations.
Today I was freaking out because I wasn't sure I had to work tonight or not, so I drove to work as fast as I could to check the schedule. I checked and saw that I wasn't working until Thursday. Although relieved, I was angry that I had been stressed and made myself rush for nothing... But then I realized it wasn't a bad thing, it was a good thing.
It made me be more productive than I normally would be, and I used this productivity to jam more stuff into an hour than I ever have before.
just got finished editing my girlfriend's profile with html. It was
quite the ordeal due to me being quite inexperienced with html. It took
me at least an hour. I was quite frustrated, but then thought, "That's
not a bad thing... it's a good thing!"
Do you know why it's a good thing? It's because I now have more knowledge of html which will help me later on. Plus, I scored points with the gf. So it's not a bad thing... It's a good thing!
Alright, now that the time is drawing closer and I can also now put almost all of my effort and attention to planning, it's time to get to work. First thing is first: Finding Stefan a place to stay while he's here. It'll be for just a couple of nights, so if you or someone you know is willing to help him out, that would be terrific.
Secondly, where we're going to meet in Indy. I was thinking of Monument Circle since it's a pretty central location.
Thirdly, what we're going to do those couple of days. Good ideas so far are parties and gigs. There are a few of us under 21, so unless we have an inside connection, bars are pretty much out of the question.
If anyone has ideas for any of these, leave a comment on this blog, and if need be, we can start a discussion in the Hoosier thread or on the Hoosier group forums. Let's get the ball rolling!