Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sarah arrives, ring shopping, and Wild Blue

Sarah's flight from Altlanta was delayed last night, but we made our rendezvous without a problem.  Today we went ring shopping at the Killeen Mall.  I had never been there before and it's layout is rather different from other malls I've patronized.  (Sarah: "It's a weird place.")  We compared a few jewelry stores and found one that was able to help us out selecting wedding bands and included a nice military discount.  We both ended up choosing something slightly different than we originally intended (not for lack of options, but just exploring the possibilities were were only dimly aware of previously).  I have a simple wide tungsten band with comfort beveling and sarah got a thinner white-gold band with diamonds that compliments her engagement ring rather well.

So the folks at Beer Advocate don't really care for this one.  I don't care; I think Wild Blue blueberry lager is pretty awesome.  It is kinda sweet, very berry, and certainly strong (8% ABV).  I have only found one place here in Texas that carries it, but it's widely available back in Pennsylvania.  Grab a pack and decide for yourself.

1 comment:

  1. HELLZ YES TUNGSTEN. One of my favorite ring materials.

    Um, by the way, I've kind of gotten into weddings in the past few years, to the point where wedding planning is my backup career if academia isn't working for me. If you are ever looking for a frugal option, design help, or any kind of family/decision-making/fun-enhancing/etc. advice, I can assure you that I have read a blog post about it at some point and I would be delighted to pass on knowledge or to help in any way I can (sewing, stamp-licking, whatever you want). Without danger of me pushing my aesthetic or beliefs--I would get joy just from facilitating your vision.

    So I realize that my response to an earlier post never appeared. I was in Texas to interview at the clinical psych program at the University of North Texas. Since then, I've gotten an offer from UMass Amherst, which was my top choice, and accepted it, so that's where I'll be for the next four or five years.