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Music to Quaff by: National Hangover Day Collaberative Edition

Happy New Year to those of our readers who use the same calender as me!  I hope that the first headache of the new year was WORTH IT!  Granted, some of you might be professionals like me and stumbled to your sleepspace at 3AM and woke at 8AM wishing that you packed your running shoes.  Really!!  I sometimes make myself sick.

We roasted a pig at a friend’s place, went through two kegs of Yuengling, discovered that Fresca and box wine is really not as bad as it sounds, and set off hundreds of dollars of fireworks.  We’re having a lovely afternoon on 1/1 of watching the Steelers win (yeah, we’re by Pittsburgh).  So now we’re sitting, watching rom-coms, drinking Victory Smokin’ Oats, and eating delivered sushi.  And I have no idea what to post, so I’m asking the crew for their music video suggestions.  Here’s what the great minds have put together.   And it’s legitimate because they have local flavah.

Pittsburgh State of Mind – Michael E. Moats and Addi Twigg

A Good Life – Joe Grushecky

(and because it was played last night a BUNCH OF TIMES)

Captain Jack Sparrow – Lonely Island


Resolutions – Let’s toast!

So this is possibly one of the more personal posts you’ll see on this blog, but it will circle back to beer, I promise!  I’ve had a seriously intense year, between personal crises, moving, changing jobs, and wrecking the Gexx-mobile in the middle of all of that.  I am so glad that I met amazing people on this journey, like Bear.

This year, I want to get my life to a point where I don’t feel as frenetic, powerless, and stressed like I spent this last year.  In my new (albeit temporary) home, I’ve gained quite a few friends, thanks to home-brewing.  It makes for an engaging introductory conversation topic, and other home-brewers love finding their own folk.  Also, as I’m trying to rebuild my career and it is stressing me the heck out, I don’t really like to talk about it, so “I brew my own beer” is an appropriate distraction and conversation topic change.  Also, home-brewing and exploring local breweries has evolved into a wonderful side project where I can build a new social media community and unwind from my other attempt at professional growth.
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