Who’s up for a big party this weekend? This guy, that’s who. I’ve decided to blow my summer savings on a few fancy new party tools since I won’t be able to go on that killer trip I had planned (major disappointment there, but more on that in a minute).
To ease my sorrows about missing out on the big road trip out west (RIP plans for sunrise hikes in Yosemite and Yellowstone, maybe next year), I’ve picked up some great craft beer growlers and this awesome new invention: beer growler taps of Growler Chill.
Basically, the thing keeps my growlers cold and allows me to pour out pints, which makes me the coolest guy having a party this weekend. It’s like having my own bar at home, and every pint is going to be fresh as the first. I’m super excited to try it out.
So, the trip. My car broke down. Not the main one, but my road trip car. If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know I refuse to sacrifice my beautiful Bonnie Lass (that’s her name), my classic Mustang, on this trip. First, there wouldn’t be room in her, and second, as much as I love the idea of speeding around the West with the dust under Bonnie’s tires, I just can’t bring myself to put that many miles on her. There are also considerations like the price of gas, and getting a tuneup before I go, but overall, it’s the wear and tear that would be required.
So I bought a van on the cheap that looked like it would be in good enough working order for the trip. I had everything all set. And the van died on me. I got it fixed, and it died again. Now, I don’t have the cash to buy another van or to keep repairing it.
The trip is off is what I’m saying. And yes, I looked into lemon laws, but I had the van too long and made too many repairs, so they don’t apply. Just be glad I’m not sulking around why my brew and keeping it all to myself. Instead, I’ve decided to be generous and open my doors to the thirsty folks in my neighborhood.
If you happen to be one of those thirsty neighbors, or you happen to be in the area, stop on by and come help me drown my sorrows over a few. And hey, if you happen to know anything about van repair, go ahead and see what you can do for my travel van out front. Maybe I’ll end up getting some decent repairs done in the end.
Even if not, it’ll be a great weekend, with a lot of great weekends to look forward to up ahead. They’ll just all be at home, I guess.Read More