A couple of months ago, on our Whistler New Year’s trip, I had a fascinating conversation with a guy friend. Someone had mentioned a six-pack of bizarre Canadian beer that was in the fridge:
Me: Hey, have you tried that beer yet?
Him: Yeah. I had one in the shower. It was decent.
Me: Cool. [pause] Wait – you did what?!
I was blown away. It had never occurred to me to drink a beer in the shower before. Mad genius, this! I filed the idea away in my brain for later use. And then completely forgot about it.
Fast forward to last night. Hubs and I are chatting after dinner:
Hubs: Hey, do you know what I tried recently?
Me: No idea.
Hubs: I had a beer in the shower.
Of course, I immediately had to know all of the details. What kind of beer was it? Where did you rest it between sips? Did it stay cold? Did it get soapy? Was it good?
The hubs reported that it was a light beer; he set it on the sink; it stayed cold; did not get soapy; and was indeed a refreshing experience.
So tonight, after a sweaty run in Central Park, I grabbed a cold Brooklyn Pilsner on my way in to the bathroom. And let me tell you…I am not sure how I’ve lived without this experience for the last 30 years. Hot, steamy water pouring over your back while sipping ice cold beer? Um, amazing.
Obviously this can’t be an everyday sort of thing. But as a treat once in a while? Yeah, I will totally be drinking beer in the shower.
What do you think – am I a classy chick who knows how to mix one good thing with another? Or just a lush whose appreciation of hygiene might be debatable? Beer in the shower – yay or nay??
Today’s EAT: One of the things I am loving about this Thursday night running club is that it basically gets me off the hook for cooking dinner, as I foist that responsibility on the hubs. Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking, but it’s nice to have a night off. And the hubs isn’t a bad cook. Tonight he made frozen pork and chive dumplings – prefab, yes, but they were cooked to perfection which can be tricky:
Mmm, salty goodness. Thanks for dinner, hon! 🙂
Today’s DRINK: Behold my shower beer, in all of its glory:
Shampoo, conditioner and beer. 🙂
Today’s RUN: I went to my second Central Park TC workout tonight. Since I’m running the NYC Half on Sunday, I got off the hook for the “hard” workout and instead did just a regular short run with the other runners who are racing on Saturday. I think we probably went about 4.5 miles and although it was “easy” the pace was still pretty solid for me. I think we were under 22 minutes for two loops around the reservoir, which is a little over 5K. I hope I can get to the point where that is “slow and easy” for me.