Just stumbled across this watch company. Martenero looks upon classic designs for their watches, and will only make 1000 of each model. That design will then be forever gone. They are made in the USA, and you can customize the colors of the dial and face. You also get to choose both a leather strap and a Nato strap. This is all included in a very affordable price point of $485.
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My buddy Rishi’s birthday was this past week, so his awesome wife organized a brewery crawl through LA. It was a nice, casual time out exploring LA and trying beers. Ate dinner at Mohawk Bend, and slept with much rest. I guess that’s what would’ve happened if Das Boot didn’t come interrupting. Dat Das Boot! But Rishi didn’t fall asleep, so I guess we did something right. Happy birthday buddy.
First stop was Smog City out in Torrance. Try their Chipshot Coffee Porter. They got the coffee part right. Their Grape Ape IPA was confusing though. Did not taste like grape, nor was it purple.
Next up was Angel City in the Arts District. The building they are in used to be an old cable factory, and apparently it’s haunted. But what’s even cooler is that they paid for our beers. Yep. Just put it all on Angel City’s tab. I guess those are some of the perks of being the son of someone who knows the owner. Thanks Rishi. Get the Berliner Weisse if on tap. It’s a sour so you were warned. The girls seemed to enjoy the Watermelon Wheat. It tasted like this one fruit…the name escapes me. And if you want one more, the White Nite is their golden stout. It tastes like a stout, but does not look it. It’s confusing. Believe it our not, they roast rice and use that to get that smokey/coffee finish that’s prevalent in stouts.
Brenton explaining the difference between an alelager and a lagerale. I learned so much. Also, dat hand.
We were also able to check out the roof. Many hipster eyes were looking on in envy as we stepped on to that elevator.
Then it was on to Mohawk Bend. Get the pizza. Followed by our official last stop, Eagle Rock Brewery. Get the beer.
However, the night did not end. Das Boot came calling. Unfortunately, pictures would not do it justice and therefore I have none, but we did finish it. There were witnesses. Mostly everyone called it a night after that since it would have been irresponsible to stay up. Knowing that the next day was the start of daylight saving time, and church service was beckoning, it was the right call.
What a great night! Rishi became a man, I now know which alelager to drink with pizza, and I surprisingly did not spend a lot of money.
This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen. Jimmy Fallon is on a roll.
What did you think? Heard really mixed reviews, but I thought Ellen did a good job. Yea, there were some weird transitions, like where she sat on stage with a guitar to introduce someone, but did nothing else with the guitar. I was most happy with the Best Director going to Alfonso Cuaron. Certainly deserved it with the way he filmed Gravity. People forget how difficult it is to decide on a strategy to shoot a scene, then execute it. And the biggest upset of the night? No, it was not Leo. It was for Best Original Score going to Steven Price for Gravity. What?! It should ALWAYS go to J-Dubs.
I also did not know that after the winners get their statues, they have to then get their placards placed on them at the Governor’s Ball immediately after the awards show. Pretty neat, kind of.
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This past weekend, I went down to our neighbors below to visit some of their magnificent breweries. Great craft beer, and I’m glad it’s so close. Thanks Eric’s mom for the minivan!
First stop was Ballast Point. Second time coming here, and it has become one of my favorites. Tried their Sea Monster (Imperial Stout), Victory at Sea (Imperial Porter), and the Homework #2 (Belgian Style Double IPA or IIPA). I’d say I enjoyed Homework #2 the best out of the three. I also took a sip of the Sculpin Habanero (IPA w/ habanero). It tastes exactly how it sounds, and dat spice just hits you in your throat. I’m a “no thanks” with pepper beers. You know, I’ll toss in all those smoked beers as well. However, it’s pretty cool how easily the taste of whatever you throw in transfers to the end product.
Back in to the van kids.
Next was Alesmith. Favorite here was the Nitro Speedway Stout. Different from the regular Speedway Stout in that it use nitrogen instead of CO2, and it’s only available at the brewery. I also had their My Bloody Valentine on cask. Great corporate feel as well.
Made it to our last stop, Societe. The newest of the three, and still quite hard to find in stores. However, they did sell their growlers in aluminum, which was pretty suhweet.
And finally, here’s to our host/driver who set up everything. Thanks Brenton for the lectures and info! BTW, he is trying to be a certified Cicerone so that he can finally learn the difference between a beer and and ale.
I can not wait. He is HUGE.
Kind of fascinated with joggers these days. I own one from Topman that I use as sleepwear, but thinking about getting a few more to actually wear outside. Here are a few more from Topman.
Here’s one from ASOS that’s pretty cool.
And then you have your joggers that are pretty much pants with “carrot” cuffs. These are from ZANEROBE.
Finally, this is from J. Crew’s Fall and Winter 2014 collection. Joggers with dress shoes? I think it’s a bit much, but who knows. I better start shining mine up.