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Ganked from [ profile] oakenguy.

And I wasn't even trying to skew the results or anything...

Your Score: Guinness

(66% dark & bitter, 66% working class, 66% genuine)

Okay, we all know Guinness is the best possible score on any "What Kind Of Beer Are You" test, so you can just go on and pat yourself on the back now. Like the world's most famous brew, you're genuine, you've got good taste, and you're sophisticated. What else can I say, except congratulations?

If your friends didn't score the same way, get ready for them to say: Guinness is too heavy; it's an acquired taste; it's too serious--and they probably think those things about you at times. But just brush 'em off. Everybody knows Guinness is the best. Cheers.

Link: The If You Were A Beer Test written by gwendolynbooks on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Actually, I think it must say something about my beer snobbery that my reaction to the "Guinness" result was to think, "this test isn't sophisticated enough to place Guinness on a continuum that acknowledges that it has become almost mainstream in terms of beer choices, does it?" Well, of course not -- it's an internet test, after all. I wish I could see all of the other answers, though, to see if there is some even-quirkier result. (But then I guess that assumes that the test-makers would think that the test-takers would prize "quirkiness" as a result.)

I'm over-thinking this.


Mar. 12th, 2005 03:44 pm
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Am annoyed that the results are apparently comparing my score to others of my *age* and *gender*. Hmph. But let there be no mistake: the results of this test are definitely not due to a *fluke* or anything. I put it up, though, because I do believe there are people on my flist who ought to be able to score a good bit higher. :)

Bacardi 151

Congratulations! You're 139 proof, with specific scores in beer (100) , wine (116), and liquor (86).
All right. No more messing around. Your knowledge of alcohol is so high that you have drinking and getting plastered down to a science. Sure, you could get wasted drinking beer, but who needs all those trips to the bathroom? You head straight for the bar and pick up that which is most efficient.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender

You scored higher than 78%
on proof

You scored higher than 97%
on beer index

You scored higher than 91%
on wine index

You scored higher than 92%
on liquor index

Link: The Alcohol Knowledge Test written by hoppersplit on Ok Cupid
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Ah, fall! The air is gonna get crisp any day now, I can just feel it! Fall, when a young woman's fancy turns to... okay, no ice hockey season this year. Poop. Fall! When a young woman's fancy turns to... trying to find just the *perfect* PUMPKIN ALE. Yes! Now there's a reason to enjoy the season!

Seriously. Am on the hunt. If anyone has any pumpkin ale recommendations, sing out. Post Road is lovely, of course. Am currently drinking Dogfish Head's version, but although they advertise that it's *made* with brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon & nutmeg, damned if I can taste any of that. (I find this to be true of most of Dogfish Head's brews; they have a very strong-tasting ale and it drowns out other attempts at flavoring. Although -- if you can pick up their Midas Touch Golden Elixir? Do. Because it's beer just like the Phrygians used to make. You know. The Phrygians. Neighbors to the Lydians. In Anatolia. King Midas. Truly. Go thou and drink the ale of antiquity.)

ANYWAY. I think that my ideal pumpkin ale would, indeed, taste like pumpkin pie. I'm all over beer that you can taste spices like nutmeg in. While Post Road is lovely, it's not quite pie-y enough. As I say: recommendations solicited.

Went out kayaking on the perfect Indian summer day this weekend. Warm, but the foliage JUST starting to turn and littering the surface of the river with golden and orange and red leaves. Wildlife count: two blue herons, two painted turtles, one golf ball bouncing off a tree and into the river (fore!), a cormorant, and one very small brown snake swimming across the river, about two feet from me. Awww!

Also, Jack, a USPS mail-truck driver. Here's the thing: I'm as companionable with strangers as the next person. But I kind of like kayaking in solitude. I knew I should have put on that burst of speed, dammit. Jack latched onto me about a third into the outward trip, and stuck with me the ENTIRE way up to the Wellesley dam, and 2/3rds of the way back, too. Think you can't carry on a conversation while kayaking? Think again. We covered many a kayaking topic, yes we did.

One of the things I like best about kayaking is the relationship between personal power and speed. I really love the simple feeling of pulling strongly with my shoulders and arms and that translating into the feeling of gliding ever faster over the water. It's very satisfying.

Do yourselves a favor: go see Shaun of the Dead. That was definitely a two-tissue movie -- as in, I needed at least two tissues to wipe the helpless tears of laughter off my face and out of my eyes so that I could see the screen again.

/weekend report.


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