Monday, January 17, 2011

The Great Brewing Experiment

Well it's winter and I am officially bored, so I decided to take a stab at brewing my own beer. It was either that or stab my patients, I figured this was more legal, although slightly less satisfying. I just mixed it all up last night, and it was not too hard. I would say it took maybe an hour or so, with the most difficult part being sterilization. Usually being sterile is not hard for me, but that's a whole other story. As far as I can tell, the kit makes the whole thing pretty easy. Usually one would have to boil the hops and whatnot, but that is already done and condensed into an extract, so that's nice. Now the great wait begins. A minimum of 7 days for fermentation, then bottling, then another 7 days of carbonation, then a period of rest for the beer. The rest period will really be determined on how long I can resist drinking it. I imagine you, my loyal readers, will know when I have tested the new brew and all its poisonous contaminants by the hallucinatory blog that will be written that night. One can only hope.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Hate the New Year

The new year is fun for about 2 hours before I pass out drunk on 1/1, then the real nightmare begins at work on the next business day. "What? You mean my insurance changed with the new year?" "I all ready me my deductible!" "I never got a new insurance card!" This is what I have to look forward to as the new year rolls around. The only thing I have slightly working in my favor is that 99% of my patients are on medicaid, and that really does not change with the new year. The rest of the morons will have to go dig through their trash to find those cards that they threw out or review their new coverage information that they never bothered to read. Boo-fucking-hoo to everyone that has a huge deductible. It's not my fault. Maybe you will be more grateful when your $200 co-pay goes back to $20 after your reach it, but I highly doubt it. Happy new year.