Seg me up!

Regular readers know that I’m pretty skeptical of most technology, but I think we’ve really got something in the Segway.  I finally got to take one of these two-wheeled wonders at the St. Louis Science Center, and it was no less than super-villian fun to cruise around and frighten hapless bystanders.

Of course, the Segway’s novelty far outstrips it’s practicality, but that’s hardly sufficient reason to keep you from being object of jealousy & ridicule in your home town by buying one today.

On an equally amusing note, my coworker and I were barred entry to the tunnel that connects the science center with it’s parking lot, so we had the unsavory choice of crossing I-64 on foot or begging a ride from one of the presenters.  Luckily, I wore my begging boots.

As if I needed another reason…

September 2006 248Once again, beer has changed my life for the better.

I was searching for a packet of yeast in the kitchen today (in an attempt to make no-knead bread).  Ape likes to hide things from me under the guise of ‘tidying up’, so I looked for a solid 20 minutes for yeast packets that I remember buying only a few weeks ago.  I looked amongst other baking ingredients, between bags of pasta, and scoured the canned goods, to no avail.

Frustrated, I retrieved a Schlafly Pumpkin Ale from the fridge, went to the drawer where the bottle opener lives, and discovered 2 packages of Fleischmann’s Instant Yeast next to the bottle opener.  Whether or not it was Ape’s machinations or fate that put these two essentials together, I’ll never know…