Thursday, April 15, 2010
How long has this been here? Exactly where is it from? How old is it? Was it always that color? How many things can I find in this house that have no known origin?
Okay, this mat came from Kloster-Brauerei, somewhere in a city or town named Scheyern, Germany, but I only know that because I googled. Oh, and it was founded in 1119, just as the label says. I assume Kloster mean cloister, as in monkishly made. The only place I could find this particular mat was here. And from looking at this collection, the answer to one of those questions is yes, this mat was always off-color.
The above beermat is from Luzern, Switzerland, another brewery where monks enjoy good beer. And yes, there's a nice neat hole in the middle of the mat, to keep the bar from getting all dry and itchy in the winter or too sweaty in the summer. (There's a huge assortment of these over there.)
Anyone can plainly observe that I cannot take a clear picture. I can observe, with some regret, that all I've accomplished, really, is to make a mess all over the bar area, where every time I take all those coasters out of where they came from fewer and fewer of them seem to fit back into that space than the time before. This is never the intention, it's no one's intention to make a mess, ever. Entropy: It isn't what it used to be, and it's everywhere.
Back to my day off, and off to do what I meant to do...