1--Proteins. Any biological item is made of proteins. That includes grapes. One of the things that's interesting about making wine is watching the texture of the bubbles, as it changes throughout the process, but most dramatically in the first couple of days. The early bubbles are almost foam like, and can have remarkable persistence, to the point that from time to time they can be forced through the fermentation lock that you use to let CO2 escape. The reason for this texture is the proteins present in the must. The yeast need the nitrogen in the proteins to make their own proteins, so they break it down. After that, they use the proteins from the spent yeast cells. Kinda cool.
2--Catholic Rap. You know, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are graced with some musically inclined guys. They also have some guys who've been around, who have street smarts. Maybe we could get them to make up some good Catholic Rap, and go around on the streets rappin' to people. *Francis would have done it* I won't suggest this though. I mentioned that with all the really pretty girls in our parish, we should just let the word out and guys would be showing up to meet them, and then be easy meat for conversion. The parish staff wasn't amused.
3--Geee---I had no idea that so many people felt badly about Budweiser. I guess it's a good thing that I didn't mention that I was raised with PBR, and will occasionally drink it, especially if I've been working outside. And I guess people don't realize that without PBR, virtually no hay would get bailed in the State of Indiana, and all the cows would die. Pabst Blue Ribbon--keeps the cows alive in winter.
4--VEBO--VErtical BOdy extraction, is a technique of extracting a patrol by helicopter, when the terrain is to heavily forested to land the bird. Ropes are dropped with a penetrator. The ropes have a figure 8 knot on the end, with a butterfly knot above it. you wear a Swiss seat, and clip into the figure 8 knot, and clip a loop of 3/4" nylon rope to the butterfly. The loop supports your rucksack, and the helicopter flies away with you and your buddies hanging underneath it, with your arms and legs links so you don't spin around. It's the most fun four guys can have leaving the woods, and the most fun you can have and still stay on the correct side of sane. I miss doing things like that, from time to time.
5--Granddaughter moment. The oldest Granddaughter,(six now) was sitting at the table, and I said to her, "Is that a huge snake climbing you chair?" She jumped up, spun around, looked and said 'There's no snake!" To which I replied "Oh, I guess not. I must'v been wrong." She answered me, "Poppo, you need new bifocals!"