2006. Isn't it still 2006? I got all woozy about 1998 and really never been right since about the year it is. And I have to admit that I gave up worrying about numbers when I last left Chaldea. Numerology is a bit of a mug's game and don't we all know that New Year's Eve parties prove it. But, given the hope that The Session will return to its original program in about 30 days, who am I to break my string of postings? So my look back and look forward.
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Missing About 2008?
Nutting much. Never liked it as soon as I had a good look at it. Calls for lighter flavourable session beers went unheeded. IPAs like Minwax contested with ashtray stouts. Who needs it? And anything I liked I would do again so I ain't gonna miss it. Folks can come visit from time to time if they bring good beer. You know, I didn't travel as much as in 2006 or 2007 and I want to hit the road more. But generally people are nice and I was happy to get fine samples, surprising support from advertisers and sponsors and also humped kegs for the first time in years. See? Nothing much worth anything is expected to go. Remember: life is one warm bath once you hit 43 or so...well, until the Years of Crap begin that is.
Looking forward to 2009?
I have no frigging idea. It is not here yet. I could say I look forward to doing stuff I can't really imagine but that is not very detailed. Yet that is what happens year after year. I don't have any trips planned, I am running low on the good stuff and sooner or later I will panic and dash to New England or Ohio but most likely the same places in NY to stock up again. Hey - maybe I won't have 50,000 extra maltose-based calories that I don't really need. Like that'll happen. Not much chance of that. Hmmm...there gotta be something. Vlogging! That's it!!!
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So there you go. A veritable Carol Burnett show of warm feelings and walks down memory lane. Where's my Barbara Streisand albums? "Memories...like the corners of my mind...misty water-coloured memories...." See you next month when we get back on track. How about some posts about, you know, a beer style? That'd be good. Can't wait.