About ToA

Every blog has to have an ‘About’ page, and most blogs have boring ones. In a failed attempt to spice things up, I’ve made mine an FAQ. Feel free to ask me questions and if I like yours I will add it. If I don’t like yours, I will put broken eggs in your mailbox on a sunny day.

• Q:  What the hell is a Tankard of Ale? I’m too lazy or dumb to google.

• A: A tankard is a form of drinkware consisting of a large, often roughly cylindrical, drinking cup with a single handle. Tankards are usually made of silver, pewter, or glass, but can be made of other materials including wood, ceramic, and leather. A tankard may have a hinged lid or a glass bottom. Tankards can be simple or decorative to reflect the person or establishment.

Ale is beer.

A tankard of ale is a cup containing beer inside of it.

• Q: So why would you name your blog that?

• A: Why does anyone name a blog anything? Does it have to matter? But for realsies, to me a ‘Tankard of Ale’ represents relaxation, good times, and taking a load off. Since this site doesn’t really have a set theme per say, but rather a smattering of topics, I think this symbol represents what this blog is most about. Taking a load off and discussing entertaining or interesting things. It doesn’t hurt that many of the topics may be similar to topics you would discuss at a bar or over a beer with a buddy. If you’re not a drinker, I think you can still imagine how this theme applies. Just take something that represents the same things to you and substitute it for my beer mug  – like maybe a couch or something (but don’t literally substitute it because then you would end up at a different web page).

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