…Frozen Mexican food even – Amy’s organic cheese enchiladas, to be specific (highly embarrassing, I agree). And it’s a Saturday night to boot. Of course, I have visions that everyone else in the world (well at least in the neighborhood) is out partying & laughing & drinking too much Guinness. My husband (yes, I have one) is up in Boulder Creek tonight babysitting our 2-1/2 year old grandson (& yes, isn’t that great!) so that our daughter & partner can get out to enjoy their holiday beer together with the other social animals. I’m sitting here at the computer seeing what it might be like to write a blog post. I did have a very nice lunch out with a girlfriend today so I’m not feeling that deprived. Still.
Being a California mongrel, I’m sure there’s some Irish “blood” in me somewhere. I don’t really seem to have the beer lover gene, although there’s strong evidence many of us do. Humans started making beer at the same time as we started growing wheat grain – about 10,000 years ago in the Middle East. Beer is the human primate’s third most popular beverage of choice – only water & tea are swallowed more often. As the #1 rated alcoholic drink, beer doesn’t take too long to make & the alcohol content is relatively low (4-6%) so you can drink a lot of it before feeling inebriated (depending on your height/weight ratio of course).
[ps., This was my first, test post, written on - you guess it - St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2012). I like the photo (by defekto, 2005) & the link, so decided to post belatedly, in honor of beer lovers worldwide.]