by Blaise Miller
. . . . . Beer. I like
the sound of that. Beer . . . . . . . Yes Please! Golden frothy love.
Ill take the tallest one you got. True! Beer is good. Beer is something
that is meant to be enjoyed. The nectar of the gods, sort a thing.
The other day I was thinking over a nice
cold one, outside in the wilderness. The wilderness you ask, yeah the
wilderness. Trees and such, thinking life is good and it really cant
get any better than this - well maybe if those damn mosquitoes would stop
biting me. I have sweet skin. Anyway . . . . . Beer. Beer. I had my first
beer when I was ten. Ten years old, I was tough. I had the first big wheel
on the street. I remember how horrible it tasted. It took me until college
to really appreciate beer. Milwaukees Beast, tastes like water and
goes down just as smooth. We used to drink those like soda, we were definitely
tough. Beer was everywhere in college - - beer signs, beer shirts, beer
posters, beer chicks, beer hats, beer ornaments on your Christmas tree.
I mean you are at college to study something but for most people beer
was the source of examination, experimentation and questioning. Cans or
Bottles? Its a tough call. Beer was what the social circuit was
centralized around. The weekend freaking started on Wednesday, some kind
of hump day thing.
And when you graduate into the workforce
things dont change all that much. You work 8 to 5, pay bills and
have a whole hell of a lot to worry about. Maybe things do change a little
but there is still a weekend. Peoples idea of social activity is
still drinking beer. The multitude of bars are packed, lines are out the
door, people will pay a cover charge to drink and pay $4.00 and up for
a beer. Tons and tons of people across the nation in cities,
towns, wherever. Rushing to their local watering hole to be social. I
mean cmon there is nothing more social then going to a bar with
your friends filled with a bunch of strangers. Its social. Seems
even like the whole week is centered around the weekend- the middle between
weeks. Friday is the light at the end of the tunnel. The time to let loose,
drink beer. Maybe this doesnt apply to everyone but many people
look forward to popping the top of a coldie at 5:30 on a Friday, and then
heading downtown where it doesnt stop flowing until last call.
I often think there has got to be something
else for the masses to do on the weekend. There are people that choose
to live a healthy lifestyle, I would personally like to meet them. Maybe
its the atmosphere that we have surrounded ourselves with. Do you
ever ask why you go out and drink for entertainment? Its fun, its
what our age group is supposed to do, might as well do it while you can,
the beer commercials are funny. They sound like excuses for something
that can become a problem. Now, Im not casting judgement because
I am as guilty as the next. It is just something to think about. Everything
in moderation is what I heard growing up. Sometimes things dont
sink in until later, but we choose our own path. This beer commercial
is over, so be responsible, friends dont let friends drink and drive,
I do not condone illegal underage drinking and I am not a role model.
Hints: Things to do on the weekend besides beer
A movie -
- Cinema and Draft House
Hiking - -
Tap the Rockies
- - Gotta have a beer at the game
- They have beer
- -Corona with a lime
- - Bring a flask
Take 5 Show
- - Definitely have to be drunk for them to be funny.
Diner - -
Legend on tap?
Golf - - Drown