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Re: Random crap

Post by ephs » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:30 pm

thx nevage and proper knob. gonna try a glass/bottle of ale. if it goes down easily it can't be so bad ;)
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Re: Random crap

Post by Nevage » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:50 am

Proper Knob wrote:
Nevage wrote:All the beer I drink is imported. Kronenbourg, Carlsberg Export, Peroni, Stella, San Miguel etc. If you like ale there's unlimited amounts of random ones in any traditional pub. Ale is the only thing that gives me a headache the next day though, it goes down way too easily. Ale is good at beer festivals.
Most of those beers you mention, or lagers to be exact, are brewed in the UK now under licence. The best UK lager I have come across is Moravka, which is brewed in Buxton.
I thought we were talking beers that originate from other countries, I suppose not a lot of beer is actually exported anymore.

Went to the Heineken brewery in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago, that was fun. Heineken dominates that city.

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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:51 am

Hey Matt,
Saw a grey fox on the way to work this morning.
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Post by Matt Z » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:41 pm

That's cool. I've seen a lot of red foxes, but I've only ever seen one gray fox in the wild. Luckly I managed to get some pictures.

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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:54 pm

So what's the edicate on cataloging animals and birds? If I started today, do I put a list of everything I've already seen, or do I have to see it and document it going forward? Because I have some pretty cool lifers I'll probably never see again.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:48 am

Is their a rules committte for proper animal sighting documentation ?

"Eh... well, this guy over here swears he once saw the blue tailed flying monscrat lizard. Shoud we accept his declaration ? "
"Ah, for now, we'll accept a foot note, perhaps in the margins. But a full on claim must, of course, be penned immediately following said sighting. Doesn't anyone read the rules anymore? "

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:48 am

It's all up to you--it's for your own gratification, or amusement. If you have a clear memory of seeing something, make a note of it, even if you don't know the exact date, etc. You're only accountable to you!
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Post by Matt Z » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:03 am

"So what's the edicate on cataloging animals and birds? If I started today, do I put a list of everything I've already seen, or do I have to see it and document it going forward? Because I have some pretty cool lifers I'll probably never see again." - hoosegow

For a lifelist you include everything you've seen in your lifetime and add to it whenever you see something new. If you want, you can include the date and location of new sightings, but it's not really neccissary. The main thing is to be certain of your IDs. For example, if you're only 90% sure that the Sharp-shinned Hawk you saw was really a Sharp-shinned and not a Cooper's, then you should leave it off the list, or note it as a "probable".

Many birders also keep birding journals which include more info (what I saw today and where), and some keep yearly lists in addition to their life lists. These include everything they've seen so far this calendar year.

I never really got into keeping yearly lists, but I do keep sitelists for my favorite birding/wildlife watching sites. These include everything I've seen at a particular place (park, preserve, gamelands, WMA, etc).

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Re: Random crap

Post by KenDowns » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:04 pm

This is getting ridiculous.

First we had Christmas and New Years on squat day. I adjusted, I went with the flow, I managed, I didn't complain. Much.

Now the family is telling me that just because it is my son's birthday I may have a conflict with bench day this Thursday. There are limits to a man's patience!

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Re: Random crap

Post by stuward » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:15 pm

KenDowns wrote:This is getting ridiculous.

First we had Christmas and New Years on squat day. I adjusted, I went with the flow, I managed, I didn't complain. Much.

Now the family is telling me that just because it is my son's birthday I may have a conflict with bench day this Thursday. There are limits to a man's patience!
Take him with you. He looks old enough to bench.
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Re: Random crap

Post by ephs » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:04 am

i saw gray squirrels for the first time in england, they are way bigger than the german squirrels.

and i tried bitter beer, dark ale, london meantime and carling in england. my summary: too less per mill alcohol and a bit watery. but you can drink it. it's just different to other european beers.
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Re: Random crap

Post by Nevage » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:58 am

Yeah that's why I usually drink others (>5%). Notice how Stella, Carlseberg Export and Kronenbourg are weaker here. They cut the alcohol down to save on tax. Whereabouts are you?

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Re: Random crap

Post by ephs » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:03 am

i live in germany. yes, they also cut becks from germany to 4%. that's a shame!
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Re: Random crap

Post by Matt Z » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:57 pm

My 19-month-old daughter keeps trying to use my wife's chapstick as deodorant.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:07 pm

first, thats a pretty observant toddler
second, that's much safer than the other way around

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