When I returned to my apartment after work Friday night, it was a depressing sight. But for my coffee table and vacuum cleaner, my living room was completely empty. Then I took a closer look at the kitchen, and noticed that J. Raymond had left behind a lot of stuff. Most notable was several bottles of the Elixir of Death - Captain Morgan, Hennessy, Smirnoff Green Apple, Cruzan Coconut Rum, and Bols Blue Curacao. His departure was timely, as the Beechstone maintenance team is coming in on Tuesday and ripping out all the kitchen and bathroom fixtures, as well as the countertops and cabinets. This isn't nearly as much of an inconvenience as it would be if all of Ray's stuff were still in the drawers.
I exhausted my supply of Yuengling Traditional Lager last night, so this afternoon I went to Wal-Mart to pick up some Samuel Adams. When I reached the appropriate aisle, I quickly noticed there was no Boston Lager. I instead opted for twelve bottles of Boston Ale. Three hours later, I was talking to my Dad, and he asked me if I'd heard about a Sam Adams product recall (I hadn't). Apparently, the Boston Beer Company voluntarily recalled some batches of beer after certain bottles failed routine inspection, leading to small shards of glass in the bottles. The site provides a mechanism by which you can check the code on the bottom of the bottle to see if it's affected. Fortunately, my Boston Ale is good to go - and I think I'm going to start on it right now.