somehow we're only 124th
Well, it's certainly drinking time in my corner of the globe, and luckily I have a couple of beers worth bragging about.
First up is a Gouden Carolus, Tripel Abbey style (Belgian) . It's basically a light malted lager on steroids and packs a punch at 9%
My finishing beer is one I've never had before, the Trappistes Rochefort #6 - another Belgian. This one is a true trappist beer, and if you can ever get your hands on some, it is a must try. It is perfectly balanced with a sweet finish. The taste truly mask the stout 7.5%.
Whatta ya having this fine Friday night?
It's been a slowish day on the board, so here's some humor for you. Ohio woman responds to theft accusation by. . .pooping in the store. Link? Link.
I know we're butting close to no more OT, but since we're not there yet... I tried posting this on some Song of Ice and Fire boards, but they are too spoiler-y and give away to much. I don't want to risk that. Since there's a ton of Game of Thrones/SongOIAF fans here, I figured why not.
This thread is about the first three books of A Song of Ice and Fire which closely resembles the first four seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones. For spoilers sake, you've been warned. Let's try to keep anything specifically from the two most recent books out of this thread. Also, let's not mention A Storm of Sword's epilogue since, well, obvs if you've read it. No need to risk a non-reader seeing it.
OKAY! Here's my question. I just finished A Storm of Swords. Before I start a Feast for Crows, are there any chapters I should go back and re-read. I looking for stuff that may be important or provide hints to future stuff or characters that I may have missed in my first read of the first 3 books. Examples:
AGoT: Eddard XIII (47) - The first paragraph where he's dreaming is important.
AGoT: Eddard X (39) - Tower of Joy
ACoK: Dany IV (48) - Visions in the House of the Undying
ASoW: Bran II (24) - Meera Reed's story. This one I already went back and re-read. How I didn't pay much attention to it when the Reeds continuously ask Bran "Are you sure your father didn't tell you this story" is beyond me.
ASoW: Arya IV (22) - Ghost of High Heart
Stuff like that is what I'm looking for. I'm an insanely slow reader so I hope to be able to pick out some important stuff before my insane urge to continue on to the next book takes over.
Also, for fun, maybe list some of your favorite chapters in the first three books? I really, really wish I read the "Only Cat" chapter before seeing it on TV. What a fantastic way to finish that book.
Per the World Wide Leader it seems that the Browns' Josh Gordon's lawyers are planning to argue that he was exposed to marijuana via "second hand smoke" and that this caused for his positive drug test this spring and potential year long suspension.
Gordon's "A" sample tested at 16 nanograms per milliliter, a bare one nanogram per milliliter above the 15-nanogram-per-milliliter threshold, while Gordon's "B" sample -- which should theoretically be consistent with the "A" sample, as it comes from the exact same specimen -- tested at 13.63 ng/ml, lower than the threshold.
Here in Canada, Gordon's strategy reminds us of one Ross Rebagliati, 1998 Olympic Snowboarding Gold Medalist who was apparently, similarly, exposed to the marijuana in pre-Olympics Whistler, BC. Rebagliati is now a marijuana entrepreneur.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in light of the NFL's two game suspension for spouse abuser Ray Rice.