Archive for June, 2010

This weekend, I took some time to engage in one of my favorite hobbies: brewing beer.  There’s nothing like the satisfaction that comes from careful planning, then combining ingredients and letting the “magic” of chemistry and biology take over and turn your cooking into a delicious, relaxing beverage. I’ve been brewing for about 9 months now, and this is my 5th batch: a British isles-influenced chocolate stout ale.

Picture showing my outdoor brewing setup.

My patio brewing setup.



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Kathy and I took a trip to Project Racing Home with Triangle Greyhound Society‘s foster coordinator today and came home with a new foster!  “Odds Are” raced an astounding 264 times at Tallahassee Florida’s  Jefferson County Kennel Club (JCKC), winning 32 and finishing 2nd 41 times.  We are getting to know her, and she is getting to know us.  This is her first time away from the kennel and track, so we’re introducing her to the house and things she’s never seen before, like stairs, glass doors, dogs that aren’t greyhounds, and couches.

We are thinking of naming her Gracie.

If you are interested in adopting a Greyhound, and you live in the Raleigh, NC area, the Triangle Greyhound Society is a great resource.  Project Racing Home, a kennel near Greensboro, NC, has a wonderful greyhound boy named Lester who needs a home.  Lester has a ton of energy for a greyhound, which means that he plays like a normal dog. He needs a home without any cats, kids, or small dogs, but I am confident that he would make a great pet. See Lester’s photos on facebook.

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