Make your own Changes

If you don’t like something change it!

My junior year of high school. I went to another school, when I came back to Fruitport High School for my senior year, I found out that “off campus lunch” was taken away.

I was mad, but instead of blaming everyone I took action.

The problem was littering along the road leading up to town by people walking or toss litter out of the car window.

So, I connected with our local hardware store (Lundberg Hardware) who donated paint in our school colors, asked my friends parents who owned a marina construction company (Pennell Marine) to donate the 55 gallon drums that were used for oil for the heavy equipment.

With elbow grease, friends and determination, cleaned, painted, secured and placed the barrels at each road cross way.
Ask the city of Fruitport to have the garbage men empty them every week on thier route.
Then convinced the school to allow the kids who had to serve Detention, to walk the route and pickup the litter and toss in the barrels.

They approved the idea, I had Off Campus Lunch my senior year and it only cost time and elbow grease.

Change doesn’t always cost tons of money, you’ll be surprised how resourceful you truly are if you want something bad enough.

Now, go out and make the changes in your life no matter how little you make think it is.

Layer Cake Primitivo ’14

Ruby in color with a wide reddish/brick rim. Fruity nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, earth, barnyard, vegetables, smoke and black pepper. Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Dry and fruity on the palate with black currants, black plums, oak, licorice, cloves, earth, vegetables, vinaigrette, vanilla, […]

via Layer Cake One Hundred Percent Hand Crafted Primitivo 2014 Puglia, Italy — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog

Bin 50 Shiraz

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim. On the nose black currants, black plums, oak, earth, spices, tobacco, leaf, vanilla, medicine and black pepper. Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs. Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, vanilla, wood, spices, tobacco, bitter herbs, vegetables and black pepper. Short finish […]

via Lindeman’s Wines Bin 50 Shiraz 2015, Southeastern Australia — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog

Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown Say What?

Athens, Ohio, home to Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery and this is a look at their Chomolungma Honey Nut Brown. Say what? This is an American Brown Ale that comes in at 6.5% ABV and 33 IBU and happened to catch my eye on one of my recent beer runs. For those that know Jackie O’s, they know they make some good beers and I am looking forward to see if this one follows suit.

Conundrum Wines Red Blend 2014, California

My Rating 90 Points. Price $25. Deep inky in color with a purplish rim. Sweet fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, sweet cherries, dried figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, licorice, alcohol, peppercorn, spices and mocha. Full bodied, bold, jammy and syrupy, with medium plus acidity and long long legs. Extremely fruity on […]

via Conundrum Wines Red Blend 2014, California  — Odedi’s Wine Reviews Blog

Golden Road Back Home Gingerbread Stout

It is often fun to check out some of the things being done with stouts and the Back Home Gingerbread Stout from Golden Road Brewing wasn’t much different. This stout comes in at an 8.5% ABV and pretty much packs the Christmas holiday in a glass. Notes open up nicely featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, and other flavors along with the chocolate coming from the malt. It is one that can also easily be cellared for a bit. Two hops and come together with 5 malts for this one and despite the 45 IBU, bitterness is not much of an issue especially if you let it warm a little. Not too bad from this Los Angeles Brewer, and check out the video to gather my other thoughts.


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