Blutarsky and the Last Days of Dublin Dr Pepper
We also got two bottles of Dublin Dr Pepper. I was surprised to see that they still had them, after reading a few weeks ago that it will no longer be produced. I guess Dog Haus has a strategic reserve.
The Wine In Winter
Tracie had caramelized some onions for us in the afternoon, and I layered the steak, onions, and blue cheese onto rolls. (Well, see that sandwich in the back? That's Murph's. He requested a different kind of cheese and I happily obliged.)
I've had worse dinners in my life than this one.
"Can't repeat the past?.... Why of course you can!"
Elizabeth moved to California on February 1st, 2008, and two days later the two of us - along with a bunch of other friends - watched the Super Bowl, my favorite one I have ever seen. Four years and a couple of days later, the same two teams were playing. Of course, she doesn't care about football, but she knew how much I wanted to watch the game. So she watched a Law & Order: SVU marathon all day in the bedroom while I got the big TV in the living room.
I cracked open a New Belgium "Dig" pale ale. This is the first time I have ever had it - well, that doesn't mean much; it's brand new - and I was quite impressed. It was slightly fruity, a definite lemon zing, and plenty of hops. It's the best beer I have had in 2012. (Of course, that distinction will undoubtedly change next week... but more on that later.)
And just like four years ago, I loved the outcome of the game.