Sunday, November 4, 2007

weekend update (&beer review)

I worked yesterday and it being grey and spitty , we were busier than usual for a Saturday. I helped a young boy who delighted me by saying that yes, he did know how to find books back in the stacks. Non-fiction, even! I wanted to hug him. So many adults don't even have the slightest about ol' Mr. Dewey.

I was finally able to bust Jesse, the homeless pervert, before he was able to start touching himself. I got in his face and told him to leave before I called the police...and he left. In a hurry. I didn't even have to get out the 3-hole punch. Yay me!

At the end of the day, a woman asked for a book that she couldn't remember the full title for. She said it was "About this big, bright green and was called Something, Something, Something, Snogging" Um...okay. I worked my librarian magic and found a book in the catalog that might be what she was looking for. I said,"Is it Anus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging?" Then I looked up from my computer...and saw the expression on her face.


I said "anus". In public. To a patron. Oh crap. I hardly ever say that word in private, let alone at work...OUT a patron! The title really is Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging. What a time for a freudian slip! I blushed crimson, apologized profusely and was useless for the next few minutes, due to sporadic fits of the giggles. It's a good thing it was near 5 o'clock.

Day at the library done, I let out a shout: Hallelujah, let there be stout!

(not really. I went for a rhyme)

WBC's Pumpkin Seed Stout is divine. Completely opaque and rich tasting, it's brewed with roasted pumpkin, toasted pumpkin seeds and just the tiniest hint of pumpkin pie spices. It has a nice clean aftertaste despite all that and is very drinkable (obviously. I had 3). I enjoy pumpkin ales that come out at this time of year, but honestly they don't compare to this pumpkin stout. The pumpkin ales are a nice novelty but I can drink only a single pint at a time. Two, and I get tired of the taste. But this stout! Pumpkin was made for this. It may be the best thing I've ever had from WBC...and that's saying a lot, because I'm a fan of WBC and stouts in general. I'm hoping they bring it back next year.

Also, as I was imbibing last night, I noticed women ordering wine. At a brewery. Aside from gluten-sensitive types, I don't get it. And men who order Miller Lite (at a brewery)? GO HOME, you're taking up space at my bar, you sissy.

1 comment:

triticale said...

You'd love the Milwaukee online catalog. Took it less time to find the book than it took me to type "snogging". The green cover was the 2001 paperback edition, several copies available.