Day 343

Two exams today, in Sensory and History. It’s amazing how my attitude towards studying for either of them shifted dramatically in view of the fact that I already had a passing mark in both of them, and well, summer. I have an exam for my elective, Myths and Legends, tomorrow night. It’s the only thing that I am in danger of failing since I began the program, primarily because it has nothing to do with the program. That and it’s an online course. I haven’t the self discipline to stay on top of it, so I shall be cramming like mad tomorrow because …

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Day 315

I could not get to Niagara in time for Sensory. I could blame traffic, the highway mess that is the HOV lanes during the PanAm games, my car, sunspot activity, whatever. Really, I just couldn’t do it for no reason other than I just couldn’t do it. I am still feeling very burnt out. I did get there in time to go to History, which turned out to be a most depressing class on the state of brewing post-Prohibition and the climate that opened the way for big beer corporations like SABMiller, Molson Coors and AB InBev to be formed. The …

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Day 308

Red wine, oh how I could love you. If only you didn’t leave me with a bloody headache. Although, it’s nice to see you’ve eased up on the migraines, so I guess that’s something. At this rate, I should be able to drink you without hurting my brain sometime around 2030. Yes, Sensory class was all about red wine. And food. There are worse ways to spend a Monday morning than eating steak and drinking a cab franc, the one red I would risk a headache for. So delicious. Then on to History and a look at Prohibition both in …

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Day 301

Aaaand we’re back. I can’t say that was the most fun break ever. I went on my annual writing retreat, which was awesome as ever, but I had thought I’d get to spend more time with my beloved than one day, so it was a bit disappointing to be solo for so much of it. We got our marks posted on the mondo Brewhouse Calculations assignment. I did better than I expected, but not as well as I could have if I’d planned my time better and not gone away for a 4-day derby weekend before it was due. I hope …

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Day 279

We were introduced to wine today. I thought for sure there would be a cartoon of someone being wittily or comically introduced to wine that I could put here, but Google says not. I did however go on a lovely 10-minute sidetrack to reacquaint myself with Gaping Void’s cartoons, starting with this one: Anyway, back to the wine. I am a total wine newbie. I used to drink wine until my mid-20’s, until I realized that the blinding headaches I experienced the morning after were not hangovers after all, but migraines triggered by wine. My intake of beer and tequila took …

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