Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Flushed and Itchy

No, this is not the name of my sophomore album release, the one poised to follow "Flaccid Banana". It's a reality I'm facing:

Certain India Pale Ales cause me to break out.

I've found I'm not alone, as a regular customer at County Cork also experiences this emotionally traumatic reaction. Thing is: I love the very IPAs that cause my face to blow into a reddish hue and send creepy-crawlies to tingle my skin. The exact same ones:
Pliny the Elder,Broken Halo, and my beloved Tricerahops.

Perhaps part of love is knowing when to say goodbye.

6 comments:

Kate said...

Dude, just take an antihistamine (benadryl or Claritin)) before you imbibe. Don't let the hops get you down!

rustyboy said...

Thanks, doc!

fatozzig said...

So the Doc is advocating mixing drugs and alcohol? Does she have any available appointments????

Rodney Merrill said...

Plus,it's good economics in these days of fiscal restraint.If you take the benadryl first, you won't have to buy near as many IPAs. You can get hepped up without getting hopped up.

Rodney

rustyboy said...

Rodney, those are the words of a very wise man.

Stephanie said...

This is tragic news.