June 9th, 2005

The gentleman is always properly dressed

More dog-related bathroom humor

Last night, I began my Week Of PetsTM by taking in Sam's boys - Ronin, an Australian cattle dog, and Lucas, who I think is a curly-tailed mutt of indeterminate origin. They don't love the stairs in my place, but seem to have settled in without too much distress. They apparently busied themselves in the wee hours by checking to see if Clay was alright any time he shifted on the futon. It's good to know that they care.

I can already tell what the biggest challenge of the week will be. It has nothing to do with the fact that I've a fairly full house, what with guest and dogs and roommate and all, or with the need to shift my schedule to accommodate serving up delicious kibble and the inevitable walkies. No, what I need to figure out is how to keep the boys from peeing on each others heads when I take them out.
Beer Brewing Monkeys of Borneo

HKAB & Brew

Can I interest any of you good people who haven't fled the state in a Sunday breakfast/brew/tasting? It looks as though we'll get a break in the heat for the day, and since Clay's in town, I'm thinking we might try a Belgian or French farmhouse ale. I've got random stuff kicking around for the trying, including three of my own making. I'll even go so far as to show you, up close and personal like, the crazy concoction we've thrown together in hopes of replicating Unibroue's Green Apple Éphémère. Haven't quite gotten the second yeast bloom with it, but I'm hoping that it will be burbling happily by the time I get home tonight.

Time will be about noonish for brewing, earlier if you want to watch me sanitizing equipment or are hoping to score some sweet waffles. Drop me a line if you think you might be able to make it, especially if you have restrictions on what you canna' eat. Unless there are serious objections, Drunken Master II and Snake and Crane Secret are queued for entertainments.
The gentleman is always properly dressed


Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra...

Playing the Regattabar at 7:30 and 10:00 tonight. They're billed as an eighteen-piece large band jazz ensemble that perform arrangements of Bjork's music. The outfit is not fronted by Ms. Gudmundsdottir, sadly, but there's a part of me that is very curious. Takers?

*UPDATE: I didn't make either show, sadly. What I did do was sleep, and a strange sleep it was, fed by the heat of my apartment and colored with visions of the jedi as I once saw them. The dogs kept watch over me, keeping me safe from the shadows that crept in as the day faded.

I hope you're well.