You would think with all the things that I am into with this blog right now that I could nary afford to not drink on a weekend, but that is exactly what I did this weekend. I have four whiskey posts that I am trying to get to, including the Great Bourbon Challenge of 2012, I have a growler full of Ninkasi Porter that has been in my fridge for 8 days now (hoping it can make it another day or two). Not to mention cases of beer that I haven’t gotten to yet!
So with all this backlog why in the hell am I not drinking? Well, mostly because I don’t want to. See this weekend was a bit of an anomaly. My 17 year old had a basketball game Saturday night, so no drinking prior to it. Then my oldest wanted to watch a Rush documentary (the band) that we wanted to watch together when we got home. Now most people would think that a Rush Documentary would be a perfect opportunity to throw back a few pints, but it goes back to how my son and I view this band. We LOVE Rush! We were both perfectly focused and 100% engaged by this 2.5 hour documentary. I know, were geeks!
Then Sunday had its own issues. I typically don’t drink during the day, unless I go to Brewforia or out to lunch somewhere. I just usually tea total during the day. So night came around and the football games were over, Dinner was done, and it was time to dive into the challenge! Then I get a call from our mother who is doing poorly with a bad hip and needs help. So the remainder of the evening was spent figuring out who and how to get people to her to help her move. She needs a hip replacement and has extremely limited mobility and to complicate things she is in the middle of moving from her home in Milwaukee to a new home in Royal Oak Michigan only 2 blocks away from my sister. The intent of the move was good, but the timing of it sucks.
So that threw things into a tizzy for the remainder of the evening. No drinky drinky for Don! We’ll see about tonight during the NCAA National Championship. Hopefully I can begin the challenge, or at least drink my growler!
How about you? Was your luck better than mine? Did you get to drink anything you had been anticipating or pining for? Let us know in the comments.