Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Two new shirts from the 2010 holidays

Here are two new shirts I got this past winter.

The gray Stroh's shirt is courtesy of Wal Mart. It was $5.00 and I have to represent my old school beer brands. The slate blue Knoxville shirt I was given by my wife. She received it as a promo item for a seminar that she attended. She says the shirt is too large for her and she knows how much I love t-shirts! The logo design leads me to believe that it is a product of Yee Haw Industries here in Knoxville but the label is just a generic t-shirt brand label.

30 t-shirts presented & 335 more shirts to count...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Paperback Friday: Lester Del Rey

Here are two old novels by Lester Del Rey that I found through Paperback Swap dot com. I haven't read these yet either.

Copyright 1956 by Lester Del Rey
First Printing: June 1956
Fifth Printing: February 1974
Ballantine Books, Inc. New York, N. Y.

To Frederick Pohl for insistence, persistence, assistance -- and existance!

Moon of Mutiny
Copyright 1961 by Lester Del Rey
First Printing, November 1969
Signet published by New American Library, Inc.
New York, New York

To Paul Waterman

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2011 T-shirt Tuesday Premier

2010 was a good year for a few athletic teams of which I am a fan. The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in my life time, but nothing can compare to the, long over due, return of the Auburn University Tigers to the NCAA Football National Championship victory!

My family supplied me with these shirts as gifts during the Winter Holidays. There is the orange SEC Championship shirt, the gray National Championship game shirt and the blue National Championship shirt. But we all know, the SEC had an off year this past year, only ten of our twelve football teams went to bowl games! I say, War SEC and may the best team win the BcS Championship!

28 shirts done, 337 shirts to count, 1 Collegiate Football National Championship awarded

Monday, March 14, 2011

Flying Dog K - 9 Winter Ale

The K 9 Winter Ale pours with a nice head, now that I didn't tilt the glass while pouring the beer. I can smell those winter spices right away with a caramel malty smell dominating all clove and coriander flavors. The first sip is a very fruity, caramel taste and I immediately love it. If it were available, I would drink this bubbly raisin flavored malt year around. Flying Dog has created art in a bottle and I'm left searching for my next glass of this masterpiece.

5 out of 5 pints of love for the Flying Dog K 9 Winter Ale.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Paperback Friday: Chalker & de Camp

A Del Rey Book, Published by Ballantine Books
Copyright 1978; Jack L Chalker
First ed: November 1978
Sixth printing: dec 1984

A Del Rey Book, Published by Ballentine Books
Copyright 1939, Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Copyright 1941, Henry Holt & Co. Inc.
Copyright 1949, L. Sprague de Camp
First Ballantine edition: August 1974
Third Printing: August 1979

Publishers note: This story, in a shorter version, appeared in the December, 1939 issue of Unknown.

A Del Rey Book, Published by Ballantine Books
Copyright 1951; Wings Publishing Co. Inc. (abridged)
Copyright 1953; L . Sprague de Camp (complete version)
First Ballantine Books edition: March 1977

I found these two de Camp books at McKay Used Books in Knoxville, Tn. I got The Quest for the Well of Souls from Paperback Swap. I read the Tritonian Ring right after acquiring the book but have yet to read the other two books. Lest Darkness Fall is one of the Sci-Fi books on the 501 Must Read Books list.

Monday, March 7, 2011

No beer this Monday.

There's no beer review this Monday as I have sinus congestion which is not helpful when tasting and smelling things. In fact, I had a Firewater IPA on Friday night and it didn't seem too hoppy? I certainly hope to write about a beer for you all next Monday.