Archive for July, 2011

31
Jul

The Strange Case of the Missing Minyards

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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As I left the movie theatre today a newly erected fence in the parking lot caught my eye. I slowed to take a look & realized it was not so much the erected fence,  but the missing building that had poked at my subconscious.
The Minyards that was, for years, my default grocery store – as much because it was a homegrown, local grocery store chain as anything else – is no more. It has been empty now for a considerable length of time, but it's absence on the corner will take some getting used to.
I guess WalMart gets to notch another company on their "we are taking over the world" stick.

Cheers
~KR

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30
Jul

Working at the Rahr

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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The photo is of a small section of the bar front.
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10
Jul

A Glorious Sight

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

beer_endcapThere are few things that this PubGuy likes better than the beauty of a fully stocked end-cap bursting with all the fresh Summer brews just arriving.

What makes this vision even more appealing is that these beers are a direct result of the current craft beer renaissance being experience in the United States. While it’s true that Shock Top and Blue Moon are both part and parcel of large brewery conglomerates, both of these beers are a response to the vastly superior craft beers. Without the Magic Hats and Sierra Nevadas and Harpoons of the world, Miller-Coors wouldn’t feel the need to produce Blue Moon and Anheuser-Busch certainly wouldn’t be wasting time with Shock Top. While not necessarily good beers, their inclusion in the Summer beer market indicates a shift in consumer thinking – a shift that I, personally, am glad to see.

 

Cheers

~KR (Written on 11 July 2011)

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10
Jul

An Image of Destruction

   Posted by: crazyBobcat    in Daily

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One morning after a fairly violent wind and rain storm, I saw the remains of this spider web under the partially protected canopy of stairs. A slight mist was falling still from the sky, but I have no method of determining whether the rain and wind caused the destruction, or if perhaps this web belongs to a particularly well-fed and presumably now-happy spider.

Whatever the reason for the destruction, the aftermath in the mist-laden sun streaks presented a fine photo opportunity.

 

Cheers.

~KR (Written on 11 July 2011)

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