– No Drinky Drinky- Perfect Timing

finger2 I feel like Edward Scissorhand(s) with a ring finger casualty. I do twitch the metal splint up and down when I am not banging it into things.

(ie. blurry movement pic.)

Sunday  evening , I was preparing to cut turkey fillets with my handy-dandy way too sharp and too long 8″ Global Knife and you know what happens. Yes, the knife thinly slicing the turkey as a slicing machine would , Horizontally cutting slipped and cut my pointer finger Vertically Wha? and if you think about it,imagine it , a vertical and horizontal  line graph Yes but in a Sward Tai Chi  fluid Air Movement in which I have no idea how my finger was cut . Well,I have a few stitches and  now Today on the opposite hand,  Five days out I have a paper cut  on my ring finer.

Just the weekend One wants to drink…

Oh, and the reason for this post, I cannot drink because it impedes healing. What Timing!

I have been typing too long as it is. Another beer review soon.



Downward Dog Episode 2

Humph!. I tried, I really did. I know it is a season replacement.  I have a hunch that a decision Is being made about the rest of the episodes. The ratings  are in for the second episode and have dropped from  when the pilot aired.

Because it is a replacement show,I don’t  see it as being a show that energy will  be  put into  well crafted re-writes .   Was pulling for the show. I had some hope that it would  move in a positive direction. Alas  , probably not.

Maybe, if it is to continue it is better suited on an animal network .


Downward Dog TV Pilot

Deep breath, hands in meditative  thumb touching middle finger hand pose. Okay let me begin.

Downward Dog. Concept as I read, is way before Dog with a Blog.

Okay fine Good. Keep ideas ,concepts , pre-scripts, stories,all of it  logged.
I watched the pilot, I had some initial thoughts.
I have acquired a forced behavior of making myself take time before Critique.

So, like, I watched the pilot again.
I can reinforce my initial thoughts. The pace hurts.It needs to have a different cadence.
I get that it is the inner dialogue of the dog. This dog is not hyper, so I can’t ask for
his thoughts and words to be. It will have his tempo.However, Now this may because of an indie situation, though the dialogue and tone albeit different but similar as the “The Slope” a web series.
It seems the same Park Slope;Pittsburgh trying to be Park Slope or The Slope and left of center hipsters? Not sure. Seems as it was trying to make a point about surroundings and relationship dynamic. Being indie cool.

With Downward Dog the pace and  cadence of the dog speech almost moaning or like moan or the tone talking is grating Plus  should the dog be moving his lips?. Not sure about that.It is similar to when Carrie Bradshaw and Cast talked down the lens to the TV audience in the early episodes, that style was changed. It is a style most used n documentaries.

In general with the characters and their dialogue and interaction there is too much negative space.
Maybe the dog doesn’t like staying home alone Full Stop. Treats are good too.

The pilot,from what I saw, is from the Web series as the show is based on. There needs to be more of a switch taking a show from web series to Network is different.

Things need to be more flushed out. The dialogue a little more complex. I am not sure what type of place Nan works at? I wasn’t sure, I thought she was going for a job interview?, or she is  possibly a freelancer because  she  has pitched many ideas to Kevin. Confusion should not happen.
There needs to be more connection between everyone.
It  needs to change from a web series to a show. The pilot seemed enough. The voice of martin is the creator .  Is it a voice you want to tune in and listen to again? I was with people who wanted to change the channel.
I wanted to give it a fair chance and two as I stated previously. So , like, they walked out of the room.
I guess grating and painful are descriptive for the voice and the show.
I know it is difficult to write scripts. I know. When it is a web series it is pretty much right there though. You can hear and see it being acted and make changes before it goes to Network.

Will I watch next week? Yes and No. I like to listen to the show sometimes more than watching. For this I need to see if it is different than the web series .

To follow up with this post , Lets see what happens..Next week...

Date on Bottles.. Decoding..

I have had some interesting  craft beer situations happen.

I did not know there really is a best drink by time frame with craft beers,  Especially seasonal or special brews. I do know about the  Duvel date . Seems It Is important to know these things.

ithicabeersunMy quest for a Guinness replacement is still ongoing.  I had one  Craft beer from Ny Ithaca  Beer Co. Midnight Sun Black Lager considered a Schwarzbier. It was a hopeful start, I had one and it was something I wanted to try again. There was one lonely six pack left in a 10 mile radius, it was 5 minutes away. I don’t chase beer ,so I picked it up. Okay ,so  this beer Is  A Seasonal. Not much info is on the website. This is a few months after the winter . So it must be March or April, And I don’t drink things right away. I  had  one and  few days later another.  It wasn’t quite as crisp as the first one I had tried. I gave the rest to my  friend. Anyway .

The beer  is dark mahogany  with a tan headithicsunglass. When it is at its peak time frame, it is malty and dry  with a   mix of smoke  with hints of coffee and  a bit of bitter chocolate  and  stickiness but fades, a bit thin. This mellows as time passes as  it did with the ones from the six pack but the  bitterness  became stronger .  It is 5.5 ABV 165 calories.  Worth a try as a winter warmer . I would  buy respectfully  within its STF :Short Time Frame. November,  December, January, Possibly February.   Probably  taste different on tap at Ithaca. Moral is : Now I know to look for a bottle date.