September 18th, 2003


Reasons #4301 and #4302 why I should get a PDA

#4301 - Yesterday, I nearly missed a meeting off-site because I had placed it on the 20th. Never mind that the 20th is on a Saturday and therefore outside of the normal business week. The response was to take the train home, change into suit-like attire, and walk outside to discover that I had left my car parked at the Alewife garage Tuesday night. Luckily, roommate was home and I was able to get a ride to my ride.

#4302 - Today, I managed to miss a meeting with my "special friend" because I left too early. I didn't realize this until after I had arrived in Brookline. After wrestling with options, I decided that it was probably not in my best interests to take a 3 hour lunch and returned to my office. This, of course, will lead to a discussion of why I sabotaged our meeting. Ah, joy.

What's ironic is that I am very attuned to the timing of other things. I have yet to forget ceramic studio time, and I've been accutely aware of the schedule for the beer I'm brewing. I have been so befuddled that I have had difficulty following what day it is, but nonetheless I have been able to keep track of the things that I know really matter to me.
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    The Flaming Lips, "Fight Test"
The gentleman is always properly dressed


Paul and I bottled the Oktoberfest last night. Two weeks from now, it will yield its foamy dark amber goodness to those of you who wish to partake. I’m thinking that October 4 will make a most excellent unveiling. Perhaps I will make wurst and kraut for the occasion.

As we bottled, Paul asked questions about brewing process. When I think of it, it really is remarkably simple, though I still surprised myself at how much detail I was able to provide as we talked. Sometimes, I don’t know how much I know. I'm weird like that.

The wort seemed a little more hoppy than I would normally expect from a marzen-style beer (they tend to be sweet and malty), but it really was quite good. I rather preferred it to the Samuel Adams Oktoberfest we sampled at the brewery on Tuesday. I’m kind of anxious to see how carbonation changes it.

I do not fear for it. It is a mighty brew.
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The gentleman is always properly dressed

For the record

1) If one more self-styled elitist attempts to tell me that political dissent is pointless or counterproductive, the furies will be unleashed indiscriminately.

2) I officially need a break. Coffee will be served.