It’s been a fantastic weekend and I’m wrapping it up by drinking an Amsterdam Boneshaker IPA; holy cow it’s amazing stuff. I’d rank it a very, very close second to Muskoka Brewery’s Twice As Mad Tom IPA - which has a more malty character and matches the insane amount of hops in a way that makes the bitterness more subtle. Basically it’s a 4.8/5 compared to a 5/5. I wasn’t a big fan of hoppy beers but the Twice as Mad Tom made me an instant convert when I had to fortune to sample it at the brewery itself.
So, a wonderful weekend. Jamming to Peter Schilling’s Major Tom (auf Englisch) and before that it was a live version of Frank Zappa’s Mr. Green Genes from the Hot Rats album (I like the live version and the studio rendition equally - awesome musicianship and killer music). Picked up a new Canon point-and-shoot this weekend (a black A3500IS); I have to say it’s quite a gem. I picked up an A350 a number of years ago and it was a great camera. After acquiring my iPhone 4 I mostly took pictures with it (5 megapixels versus 3.2) and didn’t use the older Canon again - though it would have been superior in many ways; what with optical zoom and various features. The other day there was a full moon and my iPhone camera was woefully inadequate - the moon would have been the size of a protozoa in the final shot. I was disappointed and that sparked my interest in purchasing a new, proper camera. So, on Saturday I went to a Henry’s location and the rest is history. Well, not really, but I like cliched sayings so there you go. I’ve got a proper camera that’s extremely portable and a good compliment to my iPhone’s camera. It’ll still be used for Instagram and all that, but I’ll upload the higher-quality pictures that my Canon takes to Flickr and such.
Weekends end too soon.