It's not too often in life you get to see yourself doing something stupid. But this picture made that very possible for me. I was going to use this picture for a Try This Beer post this week. But with the obvious flawed photography and my dumb reflection in the glass, that post flew out the window.
So here's the scene:
I just opened the Trappist Westvleteren that Jed gave me. It found its way from Belgium into Jed's possession. He aged it for years in his refrigerator; long before he even met me. Over the years we became friends. Jed gives me the beer saying "if anyone would enjoy it the most, it would be you." I store it and wait for the perfect night...So the night gets here, it's cold and has the smell of snow in the air. I take out my favorite tulip glass, pour this beautiful, hard to get, beer that I've never had before, into the glass...and I take it's picture?? What a dork! The thing is I don't just take one picture, I take at least 10. Different positions, different angles, close ups, vertical shots; and all the while I should just be enjoying this gift, not worrying about a blog post! But, there I am, after the first smell and sip writing down notes. Then about half way through the beer it hits me: "...enjoy it the most..." So that's what I did. I put down the pen and paper, I didn't worry about my reflection in the glass, I sat outside on that cold night and sipped and savored this wonderful treasure.