This Gives Me Even Greater License to Drink, Right?

I’m at my 20-year college reunion right now, so typing time is tight. I’ll simply say the beauty of attending such an event is this: I am assured I’m not the only one my age with a paunch and thinning hair. However, to my credit, and unlike many of my peers, I have not chosen to grow facial hair as a counterbalance to the loss of head-top hair.

In other news: the contractors working on the kitchen remodel have lost the plans–you know, the ones that were full of hand-written notes about small changes; as well, even though they filed for a building permit three weeks ago, it hasn’t come through yet, so they’ve been working without one now for two weeks. Any steps of the process that require inspection, such as some work on the heating pipes they did, cannot happen until the permit comes through; thus, progress has slowed. Also, the architect feels pretty sure the bathroom he designed is fine (we’re adding in a half-bath, too), but he’d feel even better if it were measured one more time…so in the interim, that means the cabinet-maker can’t start making the cabinets, as any change in bathroom size will affect cabinet size.

In short, the remodel, with its various derailments, seems right on track, ja?

And all of this means I should drink a whole lot of Surly Beer at the class of 1989’s social hour tonight, right?

Help me with my rationalizations here, people.



By Jocelyn

There's this game put out by the American Girl company called "300 Wishes"--I really like playing it because then I get to marvel, "Wow, it's like I'm a real live American girl who has 300 wishes, and that doesn't suck, especially compared to being a dead one with none."


  1. Cheers! This is definitely a drinking-beer occasion. And we have to keep up those arm curls, too, don't we?
    Good luck with the kitchen stuff, and have a swell time at your reunion!

  2. If you run low on the Surly, we're still trying to polish off the last keg of Schlafly here in StL. We'd love to have you back here…
    Fair warning… it has become hot and humid here.

  3. Are you two months behind yet? If not, you're ahead of schedule. I've found that the norm is two/three months behind, $5/10K over budget. (the over budget amount includes all the liquor you must buy to survive)

  4. I see absolutely nothing at all wrong with your logic, those rationalizations would most certainly work for me under similar circumstances. But then to, I was known for a long period of time as being ready, willing and able to use any excuse whatsoever as a reason to indulge in one, two of ten brews, or some Scotch Mists or even a jog or two of Boone's Farm wine. Some FINE wine that stuff is, ya know.

  5. I'm thinking it's Miller Time. Do they still make Miller? I don't drink beer anymore. Are you recovering today? Get lots of pictures of the HSBuds-turned-old-farts? And what's with this not growing hair on your face thing? That's just wrong. I should know.

  6. You have the right attitude and good for you for making the reunion. I've just backed out of mine and have far better plans for that time period. And man did that relax me.

  7. You have not chosen to grow facial hair as a counterbalance to the loss of head-top hair? In other words, you have chosen not to look as if your head is on upside-down?

    This changes everything.

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