It is that time of year, and if you haven’t finished (or started) your holiday shopping it is time to get crackin’! I had an incredible stroke of luck yesterday. I had everyone bought for except my wife. See she is a bit of a tough one this time of year because she also has a birthday on the 11th, just two weeks before Christmas. So inevitably what happens is I buy for her birthday, and then get wiped out and have to start all over again. Holding true to form the same thing happened this year. But yesterday was a good day. I was actually able to finish up all my shopping in one afternoon! Actually it was more like just a couple of hours! That never happens.
So I’m sitting here feeling relatively prepared and ready for the holiday over a week in advance! I actually have some time to enjoy the season. That will be very nice. Another thing I am doing this year is I am taking the week between Christmas and New Years off. I haven’t done that for around 15 years. So with my extra time this season, I certainly will be partaking in the festivities of the season, as well as the spirits that embody that season…
I recently came into a bottle of Bourbon County Rare! I’m not sure when to open that. It has to be a very special occasion. Here is a picture of me with my new best friend in the whole wide world! I also picked up a bottle of Sam Adams Infinium and a bottle of Uinta’s Labyrinth Black Ale. This one is brewed with licorice in the barrel that it ages in, and I have heard to a person that it is amazing. Really looking forward to that one too.
Then I have a lot of other brews that I will be opening during the season. I actually have a Flying Dog Winter Ale from 2009. I’m getting afraid to open it. Would you drink it? From everything I’ve heard it wasn’t the best, and now it is a year old. What would you do?
So where are you at? Do you have holiday shopping to finish, or are you one of those people that wait until the very last minute and will be hitting the mall on Friday to get what you need?
Will you be drinking anything interesting? Do you have any holiday parties?
OH, YEAH…I forgot to tell you all that I won an Apple iPad at my company Christmas party and it is driving my brother Jim nuts! He is so jealous. It was beautiful.
So share your stories in the comments below, and have a great weekend everyone.