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The Bowler of Saint Brigid
I just got back from dropping a genuine bowler for clayrobeson into the post. Originally, it had been intended as a symbol of his status as Lord Mayor for last year’s Oktoberfest gather, but through a series of unfortunate events1, I managed not to have it for him. Since I’ve been meaning to send it, but for reasons beyond my control2, it’s been sitting under my visitor’s chair ever since.

It was ordered from a maker in Portland, OR. When I placed the order, I surprised the gentleman on the line by telling him that I had found them through a google search for "haberdasher." He paused and said, "I didn’t realize that there were still people out there who knew that word." Hey, somebody’s got to keep the faith, even if he doesn’t accessorize well and looks terrible very silly in hats.

At any rate, it all got me thinking about brewing again, and seasonal festivities, and I realized that I need to get crackin’ on a couple of things… most notably, a marzen to shut away for the fall. I’m sure I’ll be posting more about this once I actually make plans. I also have open requests for a weizen and a lambic of some kind, so these will also be entering the queue.

1Read: "I was being scatterbrained and managed to forget it in my office."
2See Note 1 above.
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komos From: komos Date: April 23rd, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

I wish I could say I was an international man of mystery, but I've no such luck.

Oh, I occasionally complain about the job... It's just been a while. When I'm not potting or playing the epicure, I cut the figure of a reluctant bureaucrat. Most of my workdays are consumed by dutifully providing documents to our ever-curious public.

This is not what I had set out to do, but discouraged and lacking real direction, I decided it was at least better to have some income than to have no income.
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komos From: komos Date: April 26th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)

Stress free?

Sadly, my job tends to the "high stress" end of the spectrum, especially around press requests and deposition subpoenas. I'd blow raspberries, but they look so inelegant on the screen.

I do think there's a market for a select few IWoMs, though it's likely to be mostly contract work...
jenarael From: jenarael Date: April 23rd, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haberdasher is one of my favourite words. No, really.

How much room does all this brewing paraphernalia take up?
komos From: komos Date: April 23rd, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm very fond of haberdasher and queue, and I got to use them both in the same post. ;)

You actually don't need a whole lot of space for a basic setup. The big items are the pot, a 5 gallon bottling bucket, and a big jar (about the size of a water cooler bottle) for fermenting.
cinemama From: cinemama Date: April 23rd, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn you for setting such things before my eyes. I was pleased with myself for resisting the old pith helmet I spyed at the flea market in Chelsea, and now I discover such a strong welling up of desire for a Matador.
komos From: komos Date: April 23rd, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but you know that it fills you with delight. Sometimes, you simply have to give in to your impulses.

I got all tingly about the Matador as well.
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