March 10th, 2004

Beer Brewing Monkeys of Borneo

[Insert Scream Here]

Crossposted to homebrewing...

My housemate lacks all sense of situational awareness, and while in most cases this has little effect on me, recently it has caused me pain.

A couple of weeks ago, I brewed a Belgian tripel and set it to work in our pantry. This was all well and good until I came home one particularly sunny afternoon to find the pantry door swung wide open. Hoping for the best, I shut the door and blocked it with some empty bottles. The next day, also a peculiarly sunny one, I came home to find that the bottles had been kicked aside and the door swung wide open again.

I left him a note that said that if the beer was lightstruck, I would lose my shyte.

I finally got around to racking the beer on Tuesday. It smells great, with something of a citrusy-apple going on, but it tastes like pennies.

The three things I've learned since I started doing this are: 1) 'splodey bottles are a drag; 2) while cheese is often quite good with beer, under no circumstances should beer smell like cheese; and 3) skunked beer tastes like pennies.
The gentleman is always properly dressed

The voices inside my head

Let’s suppose for an instant that I was thinking of getting a puppet with which to torment my housemate give voice to my frustrations. What sort of beastie do you think would make the best (angry) alter-ego for me? Should it be a mythic creature? A character from story or song? A cute animal? A dirty sock? You decide...

Poll #261025 Another voice

Describe the significance of the puppet you would choose for me.

What kind of puppet are you envisioning?

marionette
1(4.2%)
hand puppet
11(45.8%)
sock puppet
7(29.2%)
something drawn in sharpie on a body part
2(8.3%)
other
3(12.5%)

Have I gone mad?

We are all mad here.
14(58.3%)
No, of course not, dear. Now take your meds and rest.
3(12.5%)
BLEEARGH!
7(29.2%)
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