Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Dirty Dozen
This is getting real. By the end of tonight, I will hopefully be in single digits. While the drinking part has gotten easier, the finding time to post is uh, still a tad difficult. The problem is that literally every minute of every day from now until I drink my 1000th beer is booked. Seriously. Check this out (I'll start with tomorrow):
8:00-12:45 - Breakfast/study/interview prep
12:45-1:45 - Interview
1:45 - 10 - Study/dinner
9:00 - 1:00 - Final
1:00 - Bed time - Eating/grocery shopping/cleaning
Waking up - 7:00 - Cooking/prepping apartment for the in-laws' visit
7:00 - bedtime - Liz's school's Christmas party
Waking up - Going to sleep - Brunch with in-laws/Pee Wee Herman on Broadway/Dinner with inlaws/Christmas stuff with in-laws
5:00 - 1000th beer!!!!!!
So there you go. There's no time. There's never any time! For instance, right now? I really need to be studying. I don't say that in a "I'm a neurotic studier" way. I say that in a "I have a final Thursday I haven't started studying for yet" way.
None of that had anything to do with beer. Let's talk about beer, shall we? Now that I'm in the final stretch, I'm trying to make every beer count (uhhhhhhh, pun?). Gone are the Simpler Times (although tonight I think I'm going to drink TJ's bottle conditioned holiday ale). On Sunday I limited myself to one beer, on account of having an 8 AM final. That beer? Probably my favorite of all time (at least top 3 that's for sure): Ommegang's Three Philosophers. When two of those showed up in the Park Slope Coop Mix Pack, well, I was just about as happy as a clam. Monday I had two Goose Island IPAs at Reservoir following a final. Later that night I had a Duchesse de Bourgognes. Well that's enough beer talk! I'll remind you all about the 1000th beer, still happening this Sunday at 5 at the Gate in Park Slope on 5th Ave at 3rd Street! Tomorrow you'll get a pretty lame-o update about tonight, but Thursday/Friday will be epic, epic I tells you!
Total Beers: 988
Countdown: 12 (ok, the video at the beginning is a bit premature, but the whole point is this is countdown time. Also, that song isn't racist in the context of the musical, soooooo..........)
EDITORS UPDATE. MY DAD MAY BE COMING TO THE 1000TH BEER. BRACE YOURSELVES.
Posted by Ryan at 7:54 PM