Friday, September 28, 2012

7 Quick Takes

I decided to try my hand at "7 Quick Takes." For those who don't know, 7 Quick Takes is literally that (is it cheating to count this as number one?).

My sister is spending the weekend in one of my favorite places in the world, Poland.  In honor of that I'm going to give a weekend beer suggestion. Okocim (oh-ko-cheem) Porter, a perfect rich, dark beer to enjoy as temperatures start to drop. Sip one after dinner as you cosy up to your special someone. Make sure your bed is near, because it weighs in at a luxurious 8% ABV.

And a quote from my favorite Pole, "Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece" (Pope John Paul II, Letter to artists, 4 April 1999). Is your life going to be a masterpiece?

If you enjoy seeing what other people in other places are wearing (I do), check out The Sartorialist and The Urban Spotter

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If you like sushi, a good documentary, or both I suggest that you check out Jiro Dreams of Sushi. This new film is about a Japanese sushi chef named Jiro, a living legend to those in the [sushi] know. It documents his rise to culinary stardom, his philosophy on life, work, and family, and the unique restaurant he continues to run at 85. A fascinating example of the application of human intelligence to material reality, with an aim at perfection. Watch it and you'll know what I mean. Here's the trailer:

Thanks for reading! Enjoy your weekend!


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