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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It’s almost time for the Moxie Festival

I love Moxie. Not this Moxie (although she’s great, too). This Moxie. I don’t know how anyone could NOT love Moxie. If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out. Chances are, if you don’t live in northern New England, you haven’t tried it. Southerners pass on all the great things to leave room for crap like hogs balls.

The Moxie Festival is coming up in a few weeks. I’ve never been, but I plan on going this year. I don’t know where Lisbon Falls fits into the equation. It was created in Union.

It also makes a great mixer. If you’re from Maine, or know anything about it, the names make perfect sense.

Moxie has also grown in popularity in recent years in regions of southern Maine and Connecticut due to its mixability with certain spirits. Notable Moxie mixed drinks include the “Welfare Momâ€?, which consists of equal parts Diet Moxie and Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy; the “County Girlâ€?, a drink made up of one part bourbon whiskey and two parts Moxie on the rocks, with an optional lime garnish; the “Mad Mailman”, a mixture of Moxie and Jägermeister; and “The Vijay”, which consists of one part Moxie and one part blended American Whiskey. Many people, even those who do not like the soda on its own, find it refreshing when mixed with whiskey.

posted by Geoffrey at 7:47 am  

Friday, June 20, 2008

Tom Tom Rider 2nd Edition

I picked up the Tom Tom Rider 2nd Edition for my motorcycle. What a great GPS.

Before I left, I hooked it up and paired it with both of my bluetooth cell phones. You can only use one phone at a time, so I connected to one and off I went. There is a helmet mic and speaker, so you can hear the turn directions (if you choose) and receive phone calls. There are other options I haven’t figured out yet which allows the unit to connect throught the phone to retrieve traffic and weather.

I’ve only taken it on one trip, but thus far I love it. It locks securely onto the bike, updates rapidly, and the maps seem accurate. I’ll know more as I play around and figure out the other features.

It also has a buddy feature. This would be awesome for trips. You can connect to other units in your group and it marks their position as well.

posted by Geoffrey at 7:59 am  

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