Thursday, January 15, 2009

Announcing - My New Project

While I've enjoyed writing this blog very much, it never seemed quite the right place to talk about a few of the things that really interest me. It's always been sort of a personal dumping ground for whatever was on my mind, whether it was fully formed or not, let the eclectic subjects flow, and throw in some references to my favorite horror author to boot. And this it will remain.

In my newly launched effort to reinvigorate one of my passions - brewing - I've seen an opportunity to merge it with another one of my passions - ships and naval history. Sorry, but I just don't see those two things fitting here at Cthulhu's Family Restaurant. Maybe it's the title, maybe it's the tone of the place, maybe we don't serve good beer here, maybe Cthulhu or Dagon would rise and utterly fuck-up any ship full of beer-drinking sailors that came by. Maybe it was Crummy's excellent writing about hobbies and getting in the zone that inspired me to focus some extra effort. For whatever reason, I can't put it here.

Enter my new project, Man O' War Brewery. I'll be documenting my efforts to resurrect my dead-but-dreaming brewing hobby, while taking some time to talk about nautical and naval history. Hopefully I'll be able to blend the two fairly well. Nautical themes go good with beer; plenty of breweries put ships on their bottles. It's very much a work in progress, but I figured I'll launch it now, and screw with formats and all the blah-blah as I go along. Oh...and if you know anyone who likes beer and ships, put in a good word for me!

I'll still be posting here of course, and it will remain the same whatever stuff it has been since I started. This is, after all, too much fun.

There. I've done it. Because I don't have enough to fucking do already.


MRMacrum said...

Going to support two blogs? Wow. I hear it's like having an affair. Fun while it lasts but in the end you become crazier than a junkyard rat.

Odd though. I have been toying with the idea of setting up a blog dedicated completely to my bike shop. A commercial blog that will be unashamed in it's blatant attempt to seperate people from their money.

Good luck with it. I will now go to your new blog and check it out.

Randal Graves said...

Oh great, drunken sailors. Exxon Valdez anyone? At least the Deep Ones will be around to eat all you seamen who fall overboard.

Splotchy said...

As a proud owner of some indeterminate number of blogs, I salute your mental dispersion in the blogosphere.

Hey, if you could please drop me a line at the email address listed on my profile, I'd appreciate it. I can't find the Jim Carroll song you picked for my Green Monkey mix, and would appreciate if you could shoot me a copy.