Friday, May 19, 2006

Beer

Why is it that a buzz from beer feels different, more mellow, than a buzz from liquor? I'm sure there's an answer, I just don't know it. All you experts out there may be able to shed some light.

I haven't been drinking beer for very long. I used to say that I'd never get hooked on it. But beer is cheap, and since I go out 1-2 times per week, the liquor was getting too expensive. (Which is why I now very happily allow strange men to buy my drinks!) My friends drink beer, so they would buy a pitcher and invite me to help myself. I started doing that, cause of the cheapness issue, and one day I just started liking it. One day, literally.

Now my idea of fun is sitting outside in the evening and enjoying a cold beer. I mean, iced tea would also be lovely, but it takes more work to make. And the buzz from iced tea just isn't as good. ;)

So someday (let's say at the exmo conference in October) we need to all get together and enjoy a good beer. Like Sideon, I don't need the "recovery" discussions. I just want to meet everyone IRL, and have some good times. What do you say?

8 comments:

Sideon said...

If anyone starts talkin' Mormon smack, they get to do a tequila shot - THAT will shut them up after a few of those ;) Sign me up for an IRL get-together.

Every alcohol can have a different kind of buzz. Wine, vodka, tequila, beer, whiskey... think of it this way, it's like a variation of a common drug but with a different flavor and slightly different effect. Wine makes me nostalgic and all cuddly. Vodka makes me talk fast then shuts me up suddenly. Tequila has been known to get me dancing on tables with my pants around my ankles. Beer is a nice mellow buzz. Whiskey? Never been drunk on it, so can't report.

La said...

I'm SO scared of tequila. I've never tried it, and frankly, don't know if I'll ever be brave enough.

Matt said...

The alcohol in a shot is more concentrated. gives a near instant effect.

Matt said...

BTW. Try Absinthe. Mmmm! But DO try it carefully, with a small glass of iced water to sip down with it in between sips of Absinthe.

C.L. Hanson said...

I like Sideon's idea -- make it a drinking game where you have to do a shot if you say something about Mormonism... ;-)

I'd love to get in on one of these IRL get togethers if it weren't for this dang ocean in the way...

MattMan said...

I'd love to sit around and nurse a cold one with you, Sideon, JLO, and a host of others. Maybe someday I'll make it to the exmo conference, it just isn't in the cards for a while (see, I have cheapness factors too).

Sideon said...

Tequila is scary if you're drinking Cuervo, even Cuervo 1800. I ONLY use the cheap crap like Cuervo for mixing with margaritas. Good tequila is better than French kissing.

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I would love to have a post-Mormon get together with ya'll, beer or no beer. :)

Montgomery Q said...

Here's an idea. DON'T let strange men by you drinks. If they offer you say you're married. How old are you, anyway?