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Title: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: 1vertical on October 10, 2011, 05:37:24 PM
This would be a great day to brew a hoppy columbus hop IPA
in honor of the ole sailor.....who started a whole bunch o stuff.....

I am just enjoying my day off work and brewing...thppppppp""
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Post by: andylovesburritos on October 11, 2011, 05:04:40 AM
damn good idea
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Post by: euge on October 11, 2011, 05:27:58 AM
It'll have to be Columbus +1 day. ::)
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: beersk on October 11, 2011, 06:16:02 PM
What an insanely stupid holiday if there ever was one...BUT corporate America paid me to stay at home.  Whoopy!
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: theDarkSide on October 11, 2011, 06:46:46 PM
What an insanely stupid holiday if there ever was one...BUT corporate America paid me to stay at home.  Whoopy!

I know some companies traded Columbus Day for Patriots Day ( 9/11 ), which makes more sense except it's so close to Labor Day.  I like to spread these things out a bit.

I don't get the day off but you'd never hear me complain if I did.
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: beersk on October 11, 2011, 08:31:36 PM
What an insanely stupid holiday if there ever was one...BUT corporate America paid me to stay at home.  Whoopy!

I know some companies traded Columbus Day for Patriots Day ( 9/11 ), which makes more sense except it's so close to Labor Day.  I like to spread these things out a bit.

I don't get the day off but you'd never hear me complain if I did.

Right, I know.  We normally get some other day off earlier in the year, President's Day maybe?  But they swapped it with this one or something.  It's just we have a holiday for a guy who came from Spain with a bunch of his pals to the Americas and slaughtered a bunch of Indians.  This is something to be celebrated?  I think not...
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: 1vertical on October 12, 2011, 05:08:29 AM
we need a holiday in March and April .....no breaks in that little stretch of road.
No, St. Pat's does NOT count at the present time....
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: beersk on October 12, 2011, 12:39:49 PM
I agree.  I was just talking to someone the other day about that.  For my work, it's because everyone is busy in the spring with assessments in schools.  It's a long time between Martin Luther King Day and Memorial Day, no doubt.
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: 1vertical on October 12, 2011, 01:41:07 PM
Yeah and November has 2 ....lets move veterans day to the end of March or early April    :D
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: theDarkSide on October 12, 2011, 01:50:42 PM
Yeah and November has 2 ....lets move veterans day to the end of March or early April    :D

3 actually if you count the day after Thanksgiving ( which I do but you won't find me within 50 miles of a store ).  It would be wrong to move Veteran's day, especially this year ( 11/11/11 )
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: morticaixavier on October 12, 2011, 02:57:15 PM
Yeah and November has 2 ....lets move veterans day to the end of March or early April    :D

we could move labor day back to may 1st like the rest of the world does.
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: punatic on October 12, 2011, 06:51:10 PM
Veteran's Day is the 11th day of the 11th month of the year.   In 1918 an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”  In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

On June 1, 1954, by act of the 83rd Congress, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars and was renamed Veterans Day.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The observance of Veterans Day on November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

This year we observe Veterans Day on 11/11/11.



Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: bo on October 12, 2011, 07:05:52 PM
Veteran's Day is the 11th day of the 11th month of the year.   In 1918 an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”  In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

On June 1, 1954, by act of the 83rd Congress, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars and was renamed Veterans Day.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The observance of Veterans Day on November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

This year we observe Veterans Day on 11/11/11.





Veteran's day in on a Friday, so I will  raise a pint to all veterans at 11 minutes and 11 seconds after 11 PM on 11/11/11.
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 12, 2011, 07:43:45 PM
When I worked in Germany, I thought they had it right.  They had May 1 off, and just about every obscure Christian holiday.  You had a lot of time off when the weather was nice in the spring.

As for Veterans Day,  I remember when I was a kid many still called it Armistice Day.
 
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: punatic on October 12, 2011, 08:08:39 PM
When I worked in Germany, I thought they had it right.  They had May 1 off, and just about every obscure Christian holiday.  You had a lot of time off when the weather was nice in the spring.

As for Veterans Day,  I remember when I was a kid many still called it Armistice Day.
 

I've always admired the Germans for that.  It seems they can't go two weeks without having a fest for one reason or another.  I like that a lot!

Life is short.  Be happy!
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: tschmidlin on October 12, 2011, 08:34:27 PM
Veteran's day in on a Friday, so I will  raise a pint to all veterans at 11 minutes and 11 seconds after 11 PM on 11/11/11.
It's a holiday - might as well start at 11:11:11 AM on 11/11/11.  I should be brewing that day, and I'm going to have to break my rule about drinking while brewing. :)
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: bo on October 12, 2011, 08:35:45 PM
Veteran's day in on a Friday, so I will  raise a pint to all veterans at 11 minutes and 11 seconds after 11 PM on 11/11/11.
It's a holiday - might as well start at 11:11:11 AM on 11/11/11.  I should be brewing that day, and I'm going to have to break my rule about drinking while brewing. :)

Not a holiday for me. :(
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: beersk on October 12, 2011, 08:48:37 PM
When I worked in Germany, I thought they had it right.  They had May 1 off, and just about every obscure Christian holiday.  You had a lot of time off when the weather was nice in the spring.

As for Veterans Day,  I remember when I was a kid many still called it Armistice Day.
 

I've always admired the Germans for that.  It seems they can't go two weeks without having a fest for one reason or another.  I like that a lot!

Life is short.  Be happy!

Oh how easy it is to say that...there is WAY too much wrong in the world to be happy.
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: tschmidlin on October 12, 2011, 10:02:33 PM
Veteran's day in on a Friday, so I will  raise a pint to all veterans at 11 minutes and 11 seconds after 11 PM on 11/11/11.
It's a holiday - might as well start at 11:11:11 AM on 11/11/11.  I should be brewing that day, and I'm going to have to break my rule about drinking while brewing. :)

Not a holiday for me. :(
Sounds like you need to sneak out to your car around 11 AM :)
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: punatic on October 12, 2011, 10:23:51 PM
When I worked in Germany, I thought they had it right.  They had May 1 off, and just about every obscure Christian holiday.  You had a lot of time off when the weather was nice in the spring.

As for Veterans Day,  I remember when I was a kid many still called it Armistice Day.
 

I've always admired the Germans for that.  It seems they can't go two weeks without having a fest for one reason or another.  I like that a lot!

Life is short.  Be happy!

Oh how easy it is to say that...there is WAY too much wrong in the world to be happy.

There ya go. 

Life's short. Be miserable. 
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: bo on October 12, 2011, 11:09:22 PM
Veteran's day in on a Friday, so I will  raise a pint to all veterans at 11 minutes and 11 seconds after 11 PM on 11/11/11.
It's a holiday - might as well start at 11:11:11 AM on 11/11/11.  I should be brewing that day, and I'm going to have to break my rule about drinking while brewing. :)

Not a holiday for me. :(
Sounds like you need to sneak out to your car around 11 AM :)

I'd probably get caught, but hey, the rest of you guys have fun. :D
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: tschmidlin on October 13, 2011, 12:13:22 AM
I'd probably get caught, but hey, the rest of you guys have fun. :D
I'll be celebrating one way or another.  My wife is leaving for that weekend and taking the kids with her, so I'll have three days to brew and toast veterans to my heart's content. ;D

I'll especially be toasting that it looks like a close family friend will NOT be sent overseas again.
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: beersk on October 13, 2011, 06:04:30 PM
When I worked in Germany, I thought they had it right.  They had May 1 off, and just about every obscure Christian holiday.  You had a lot of time off when the weather was nice in the spring.

As for Veterans Day,  I remember when I was a kid many still called it Armistice Day.
 

I've always admired the Germans for that.  It seems they can't go two weeks without having a fest for one reason or another.  I like that a lot!

Life is short.  Be happy!

Oh how easy it is to say that...there is WAY too much wrong in the world to be happy.

There ya go. 

Life's short. Be miserable. 

Not saying I'm miserable, just not blindly happy. 
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: narvin on October 13, 2011, 06:44:38 PM
There ya go.  

Life's short. Be miserable.  Get drunk!
Title: Re: Happy Columbus Day !
Post by: beersk on October 14, 2011, 03:32:57 PM
There ya go. 

Life's short. Be miserable.  Get drunk!

Haha, perfect.