I am exhausted. Too tired from too much rich food and drink. Slugging East India sherry as you chew shortbread seems such a good idea at the time. Surprised someone didn't pass me a straw given my monopolization of the bottle. I am going to eat only sardines and oatmeal while sipping green tea from now on. Good, glad that's settled.
I had one of the few true revelations of 2011 late yesterday afternoon as I settled in with the DVD set of Oz and James Drink to Britain. After the first two episodes I was blown away by how simply, humorously and intelligently they explained so many aspects of British beer and brewing. You know how you read those unending complete guides to beer understanding that come out every 4 months which include some fun catch phrase over and over like "relax - have a beer" or "don't forget beer is supposed to be fun"? And then you realize that the book is neither relaxing or fun due to the cacophony of misorganized data as well as the authors' screamingly irritating self-promotion? You know that feeling? Well, Oz and James have found a way to completely avoid it. By being rude and silly. Great concept. Completely and legitimately connected to booze, too.
But rather than write about it (ie dancing about architecture) at this time I will only encourage you all to pick up a copy. Boxing Day sales, that sort of thing. I will leave more insights, if I have any, in the comments. You can as well. See, that's how the internet works.