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Friday, 11 June 2010

Free beer is great

As the world cup kicks off I’m feeling it’s time for a bit of a metaphor about life being a game, and wondering whether anyone ultimately wins. I treated myself yesterday to some new tat, all in the interest of relationship harmony. My lovely delightful squeeze has a peculiar attitude to the fridge, thinking it to be primarily a repository for food. Without being sexist, I suspect most women think like this. However we all know a fridge is nothing more or less than a device to keep your lovely lout ice cold.

As I’m about to get through a fair amount of lovely ice cold lout over the next month, fridge space is required and if the lady squeeze is insistent that we need things like vegetables, salad and bottles of milk & mineral water then in the interest of conflict avoidance I clearly need a beer fridge. A fridge solely devoted to my beer, leaving the kitchen fridge for the stuff the squeeze wants to put in it. I was expecting a response of “Good idea, that’s what we need”

Instead I got the response “Where are you going to put it?” and “Are you really going to put a beer fridge in the living room?” I did suggest putting it in the bedroom for the purpose of a half time can of lout when we are engaged in matters of a romantic nature, but that idea was immediately kyboshed.

It’s bought now. Out of the box and filled up with 24 cans I got for a tenner. She’s still sceptical and off the view that it’s a bit common, when the practicality of it dawns on her I am confident she will see it as the essential household item it is. That the fridge is now free for putting food and what not in, and I can get a fresh can without my eyes leaving the telly box and missing a crucial moment of footie. Now to talk her round for a pool table, table football and a dart board. It’s what every living room needs. The subtle blend of her fine taste in home furnishings contrasting with all a lad needs for a night in. Lout, game of darts and a tasty squeeze to carry upstairs.

I’m also excitedly expecting the arrival of these to put in it. Rubbing my hands with glee. The lovely Kristy from Molson Coors offered to send me a free home draught box of gorgeous Carling. Top stuff. Does life get any better? A beer fridge and some free lout to put in it? Beer blogging is great. Lovely people offering to send you lovely free beer, and an exciting innovation in cooking lager appreciation if ever there was one. Free beer is, I have decided, one of my favourite things in life. Second only to rattling the squeeze. People that send you free beer are clearly among the finest examples of humanity on the planet. If there is a heaven, they have their place, secured by the happiness they have created.


Sid Boggle said...

So where would Carling score in the Cookie Hierarchy Of Lout?

Cooking Lager said...

Free Carling would be at the top Sid. Carlsberg is in the fridge as that was 24 for £10. The Carling was 20 for £10. At the top sits what is currently cheapest. Free lout is what dreams are made of.

Baron Orm said...

I completely agree with the twitter/blog/free beer thing - people are so generous!

I'm not sure the baroness would accept a beer fridge in the lounge - good job my love of pong means it can be nicely cooled in the garage - a true 'man zone' :)