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A little less than a happy high
Fables and reflections
For all my mnemonic failings, I'm really quite good at keeping faces I've seen fresh in my mind. The trouble is, I'm not always good about remembering context. Ok, it's not that much trouble save for the fact that when I do see faces out of context, it drives me crazy until I can definitively say where I know the person from. It's kind of like the actor's name you know you know, but just can't call up until you stop thinking about it. Several days later.

This sort of thing happens more and more frequently.

I was introduced to friends of burkean and cinemama over the weekend, and as soon as they walked in the room, I was certain I had seen them before. I'd been told for several weeks that I needed to meet these folks, and somehow, somewhere, I already had. Dinner was had (If you haven't had the cheese chili relleno at Sol Azteca? Go. Now.) and I still could not place them. It baffled me. It vexed me. I was filled with vexation.

After dinner, when we had gathered around our cars and had stood in the cold talking... like you do... we eventually got on the subject of beer. A- asked if I ever go to the festivals, and just as I said I'd been volunteering for beersummit since Oktoberfest, 2002, both of us went wide-eyed. I remembered them from last BeerSummit. I remembered cracking open the rationed Ephemere early for her because they had kept coming back to the Unibroue table and because she asked nicely.

The wide eyes were for the tiny planet I live on. It's just crazy sometimes.
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transcribe From: transcribe Date: December 1st, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
how wonderful! small world, new friends!

was your beer called Unibroue...???
i love you
komos From: komos Date: December 1st, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't agree more.

The maker is called Unibroue. The beer is Belgian-style ales of different stripes, and the two we were serving that day were the Maudite (a spicy double) and Ephemere (a wheat beer made with apple must.) Fantastic stuff. For the past few events, the regional sales rep has been asking for me specifically when he sets up.

Thanks. ^_^ You too.
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komos From: komos Date: December 2nd, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah the sweet, sweet allure of cinamon and cloves.
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: December 1st, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know exactly what you mean. A few months back John and I were eating at a restaurant down the street from our apt, and I saw a girl sitting at the table next to me that I recognized. I had no idea where I knew her from, or even what her name was. Eventually I couldn't stand it and I asked her if there was a possibility that I knew her. It turned out... she was the girlfriend of a friend of a friend whom I probably haven't seen for six years at least from New Jersey. So random. But I never forget a face!
komos From: komos Date: December 2nd, 2004 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but is it random? Perhaps there are a series of clockwork gears that keep everything moving in greater and smaller circles. And stuff.
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