1. Into a bowl went cold brown rice, sliced cucumber, red pepper, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, chopped cilantro, garlic infused olive oil, chopped almonds, and lemon juice. I chopped and poured and blended with the help of Hop Valley's 541 Lager and the piano sonatas of Beethoven.
2. I dropped by Trader Joe's to check out their beer selection and who should I run into? A student of mine from over twenty years ago whom I hadn't seen for several years, since we had coffee at Allann Brothers on Fifth Avenue. It was Steve Griffin and we had a couple of big hugs and I found out how he's been doing and told him a bit about me. I had thought about Steve many time since that coffee and since I had lost his cell phone number and hoped one day I would see him again and it happened today.
3. At Sixteen Tons, I bought the Deke more of her favorite beer, Breakside Salted Carmel Stout, and I bought her and Katie a bottle of wine and decided a pour of LambicX would be nice. And it was.