‘History’ Category

Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival

Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival

A couple of weeks ago we were in Flagstaff for the Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival. We had been looking for an excuse to visit Flagstaff, and a beer festival seemed like a good enough reason. Tickets were $40, which is a bit pricey for a beer festival, but we stayed with some friends and didn’t have to pay for a hotel. The festival was on Saturday, but we went up Friday after work for some bar hopping.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tiger Wins Again

Arnold Palmer Invitational: Tiger Wins Again

Crazy, right? Anyway, I am glad to see Tiger playing well. Better yet, I am glad to see Tiger putting well. That has been something he has been struggling with, and if he is putting like that, he will win several more times this year. He needs to win at least one major this year, as he tries to catch Jack Nicklaus. But I am not worried about that, I am just worried about his win today. Way to go, Tiger. Feels good to have you at the top!

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The First World Series: Play Ball!

The First World Series: Play Ball!

While I was in Indiana a few weeks ago on business, the 2012 World Series started. I don’t typically follow baseball, but I know enough attention to be dangerous. This year the Detroit Tigers took on the San Francisco Giants. Because I wanted to learn more, I ran through the starting lineup for both teams. I didn’t recognize most of the names. The game has definitely changed over the last few years, and is no longer America’s favorite pastime… it’s an international melting pot of cultures.

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Nicole Moudaber 2008 Remix of “Musik Xpress”

Nicole Moudaber 2008 Remix of “Musik Xpress”

On Monday, Nicole Moudaber ropped her previously unreleased 2008 remix of the classic track “Musik Xpress” on Skint Entertainment. The release will be available exclusively on Beatport. This 20th anniversary package gives the tune a new direction, and provides a new generation of electronic music fans the opportunity to appreciate some of the finest house music from the 90s.

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NFL Legend Junior Seau Found Dead

NFL Legend Junior Seau Found Dead

I don’t watch football, but I know the name Junior Seau. He was big when I was in high school and college, and I remember hearing his name on TV. I used to watch sports, when I was in school, but the older I get the less I care about professional sports. I watch golf, and that is about it. I also have a theory that all professional sports are rigged. Anyway, I know this is old news but Junior Seau was found dead yesterday in his California home. Further details point to suicide.

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The 911 Memorial: Past, Present & Future

The 911 Memorial: Past, Present & Future

I am learning as I go through this thing too. For instance, I had no idea who built the Twin Towers. It was designed by Minoru Yamasaki in the early 1960s. They broke ground on August 5, 1966 with the North Tower being completed in December of 1972 and the South Tower wrapping up in July of 1973. They were the tallest buildings in the world at the time. I also didn’t know about the “bathtub” they had to build when building the two towers. According to the app:

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Welcome to Crooked Stick Golf Club: Tony Pancake Interview

Welcome to Crooked Stick Golf Club: Tony Pancake Interview

Crooked Stick Golf Club might be one of the best golf courses in the country. Located in Carmel, Indiana this course will host the 2012 BMW Championship. The course has hosted several PGA, LPGA, and amateur events in the past as well. John Daly knows this course having won the 1991 PGA Championship here. Since they have hosted the U.S. Women’s Open, the Solheim Cup, and the U.S. Senior Open. Crooked Stick first opened in 1964, and was designed by Pete and Alive Dye.

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Little Known Facts About RMS Titanic

Little Known Facts About RMS Titanic

I don’t know what it is, but I am obsessed with the Titanic. I obviously wasn’t on the ship… not do I know anyone that was. But over the last few years, I have become obsessed with her story and learning all I can about the ship. That, and the movie was pretty good! I recently had the chance to see it in 3D, and while the 3D didn’t help, the movie looks great on the big screen. It was much better than I remember.

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Player to receive PGA TOUR Lifetime Achievement Award

Player to receive PGA TOUR Lifetime Achievement Award

Big news for Gary Player… he is set to receive the PGA TOUR Lifetime Achievement Award. Gary is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and is one of the greatest international golfers of all time. He is the 10th recipient of this prestigious award. Created in 1996, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the TOUR over an extended period of time through their actions on and off the course.

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Three Floyds Brewing Company: Tasting New Beers

Three Floyds Brewing Company: Tasting New Beers

Last week we went to Chicago. I love going to Chicago because that means we get to stop by Three Floyds on our way home. Three Floyds is one of the best breweries in the world, and some websites vote them as the best of the best. They do make Dark Lord, a beer that has an entire day dedicated to it. It’s called Dark Lord Day. Go figure.

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