Brooke and I were watching “House, M.D.” on Friday night in the office after Meg went to bed when we heard a loud “pop.” Not so much a “pop” as much as a “who’s shooting at us?!”
Well, turns out one of Brooke’s Hard Apple Cider bottles continued fermenting to the point where it generated enough CO2 to explode all over our dining room. It sent glass flying across the room, including 8 ft in the air where it caught a nice, large shard in the curtains (pictured above). We found small bits of glass spread throughout the room.
The Cider is now sitting outside in our metal trash can (sans trash, of course), where it will be a bit…safer…for everyone involved. :-)
We had opened up some of the stuff last Wednesday night and I noted that it had lost some of the sweetness it had a few weeks ago, and the carbonation had increased. The champagne yeast, apparently, is more hearty than we’d initially thought. That, or the brown sugar Brooke added to “prime” the cider for bottling ended up being more than was necessary.
Either way, if you have a bottle of our cider sitting in your fridge, I’d recommend you open it and drink it immediately. And do it over a sink. It can get messy.
I think Brooke and I were both relatively satisfied with the series finale of “Lost” this past Sunday night. In my opinion, it provided a great deal of closure without necessarily answering many of the questions asked in the 6 season show, but I still think it ended with a good (enough) sense of finality.
Therefore, I present to you, the 3 alternate endings to the series. Those of you that have never seen the show still may find it amusing, especially the third alternate, starting just after the 5 minute mark.
Friday night we took our “it’s Mardi Gras and we only have one car to use” trip to Trader Joe’s together and as we were checking out, the very friendly employee gave us this gem about the pig and the chicken:
“Sure, the chicken contributed to breakfast, but the pig really committed.”
Now, everyone go find a way to use this one in conversation this week!
It’s hard to believe Sesame Street is as old as it is, and still kicking. Today marks the beginning of its 40th season, with Michelle Obama as the guest, talking about healthy eating, amongst other things. It’s crazy knowing there are literally over 4000 episodes of Sesame Street, providing quality television for young children now for generations of people. I learned to count to 10 in Spanish from Sesame Street, amongst all the other things. This is a show that taught kids it was alright to be different, that reading is fun, and that playing outside is good for you…oh, and cookies are yummy.
By the way, I still enjoy seeing celebrities go on Sesame Street. You can always tell that they have fun with it, even though they’re standing next to muppets.
Brooke and I were hoping to ask for Sesame Street DVDs for Christmas this year, but at least on Amazon, it looks like you can only get DVD sets for the really early years, and some Elmo-specific compilations. So if you run across any collections from the 80s, let us know. That, or they’d make excellent baby shower gifts.