At the Bagdad last night, way early as I usually am for the Midnight Movie, I'd ordered dinner (spicy mac and cheese with chicken) and a glass of the Black Rabbit porter, with the glass to be delivered with the food. The bartender did so, and me being me I tucked into the food before trying the drink -- also noticing that it was in a different glass than usual, but not thinking much of it. When I turned my attention back to the drink, then I started thinking a little more about it. Doesn't look right. I sniffed. A wine smell. I picked up a menu and found that there was a Black Rabbit wine, too. I got the bartender's attention, and she apologized and took away the wine. I assured her I hadn't had any of it to drink, hoping that the wine wouldn't just get dumped out -- can the wine be put back in the bottle? -- and she brought a porter. A pint glass, not the smaller glass I'd originally ordered, but I decided not to make an issue of that. Then it was back to proper eating, drinking and reading (The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub) until Dawn Taylor and her husband Patrick showed up, and I moved to their table for a visit.
Made me realize: I'm not much of a beer person, but I am more of a beer person than a wine person. At family dinners I'm more likely to enjoy something sparkling and non-wine-y than the wine. (I'm flashing on a Trader Joe's sparkling pomegranate juice that I liked a lot one holiday meal.) However, honestly, I probably look more like a wine person than a beer person. Mostly, my outsides match my insides -- I live pretty honestly, I think -- but maybe I give off that sense that I'm a budding wine connoisseur. I'm still working on being a beer connoisseur, but that seems more my speed.
I can't think of an ending to this entry, so I'll quote Homer Simpson:
Dough, the stuff that buys me beer, Ray, the guy who sells me beer, Me, the guy who drinks the beer, Far, the distance to my beer So, I think I'll have a beer La, la la la la la beer Tea, no thanks, I'm drinking beer That will bring us back to... [sees glass is empty] D'oh!