The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Characters from fables and folklore have been forced out of their magical lands and forced to reside in New York, many disguising themselves to look like “mundane” humans. In this first story, Bigby Wolf (the anthropomorphized Big Bad Wolf) is the sheriff of Fabletown investigating the brutal murder of Rose Red, with the assistance/interference of her sister Snow White (who is deputy mayor). The story follows a basic police procedural routine leading up to a parlor room summation that is commented on within the story. The premise of Fables intrigued me, but as it is basically a detective story with requisite comic book gore thrown around, it didn’t quite deliver. Still there are enough elements of a hidden past and hints of a greater story to make me want to try to read more. Recommended books: The Fourth Bearby Jasper Fforde
Beer: Wild at Heart Brewer: Brewery Ommegang Source: 750 ml. bottle Rating: **** (8 of 10) Comments: Popped the cork on another fancy beer that pours out with a rich amber hue and thick white head. I detected a whiff of tropical fruit and the taste is a tart fruitiness with a dry finish. Yu
Beer: My Antonia Pilsner Brewer: Dogfish Head Brewery Source: 22 oz bottle Rating: *** (8.3 of 10) Comments: This is a fancy, champagne of beers type of beer, that pours out in a golden haze with a thick lumpy head. The aroma is sweet and flowery, while the taste is a nice balance of hops, malt and fruity yeast. The empty glass features stratigraphic layers of lace with a lot of leftover foam. Yummy!