Me-me's. That is the whole stock in trade of blogging when you think of it. A story to nick and build upon with a hope that someone builds upon it further, mentioning your name or at least offering a link. Not today. I blame the freezing rain in the middle of the night. It sounded like someone with a garden hose full of jello spraying the bedroom window: flurdidblutblubfluuuurfutblutffluuuur.... You get the idea. Absolutely exhausted. No point in writing a beer review. "Tastes like beer" to quote James.
I have never really understood why beer blogging is quiet on Fridays but there is no doubt about it. Perhaps people are off Twittering their night out expectations and experiences. Twitter sort of acts as blogging's cheat in that way. "No, no... don't mind me..." says the blog, "I'll be fine... I'll make my own fun... you go tweet..." If I were to share any experience of the last two days it would be that the two available Oz and James Drink... DVDs that seem to be available to this continent, Britain and France, are as good a pop discussion of beverages as I've ever experienced. People go on a bit about why there is no beery TV but it might be because beery TV makes no sense unless contextualized in other drinks as well as the places they come from. Helps immensely that there is no sense that the BevCo PR suits and the well placed cheque are behind the scenes.
But that is it. That is all I got. Oh - that and Knut has hit his first millennium. If I were to write a history of beer blogging and consider the role of those who led the way, Knut of Norway would be among those at the top of the list. When many were unaware of how pervasive this would become, when the few writing were writing reviews - Knut was thinking about what beer meant to Knut. While not his first, this 2007 guest post from five years ago is one of my favorites. I like the way he takes weird photos like this one from 2005 or the one above from New York in 2008. Part of that great international beer blogging legacy.