The Grump is Back!

July 17, 2008 | By | Comments (2)

The Grump has safely returned from his exciting, thrill-packed, ground-breaking, and totally manly rafting trip down the Grand Canyon.

Temperatures during the day soared to well over 100 degrees on several occasions with relative humidity extremely low. I would undoubtedly have perished from thirst, if not for the discovery of a delicious beverage favored by the indigenous people. It’s called “beer.”

Apparently, they make this “beer” by fermenting malted grain and adding the flowers of a strange vine called “hops.” Sounds awful, I know, but it tastes delicious and is surprisingly refreshing. After the first “beer,” you feel invigorated. After the second “beer,” you feel inspired. After a third “beer,” you find the good in all people. I found myself enjoying this “beer” every day of our trip. If you can find it where you live, I highly recommend that you give it a try.

Now I’ll answer some questions.


  1. Grumpy

    Yes, it is fun — so much fun, in fact, that I’ve given up my Friday night game of “Twister.”

    July 21, 2008 at 8:50 am
  2. Pam/Digging

    Hi, Steve. Thanks for the link to my blog, Digging. I’ve been reading your column for years in S.L., and it’s a nice surprise to discover you’re keeping a garden blog now. Hope you find it as fun as I do. Cheers, Pam

    July 20, 2008 at 5:03 am

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