Not these beers on a Monday night, that's for sure. I don't know what it is about drinkin' in a typically non-drinkin' situation that makes it more fun than usual, but I've always been a sucker for falling in with the 'bad crowd' (also known as my best friends) when there's a movement afoot to do some random drinkin' on say a:
- Monday night. Isn't Monday for sleepin'?
- Sunday afternoon. Football schmootball, Sunday afternoon once you hit your 30's? Lots of kid events (birthday parties, soccer games, "bonding opportunities"), lots of maintenance (Can I get away with just giving my lawn a mullet: cut the front yard and leave the back to go back to making hay?) and lots of, well, stuff that isn't you and your buddies sitting at the local pub 'n grub with a bucket o beers and a giant plate of wings in front of you. Don't ask me how this happens, it just does. Coors Lights' ads are lying to you.
- At some kid's birthday party. As my first good buddy who had a kid said in a speech to the assembled crowd at his party, "Thank you all for coming, we appreciate you coming out to celebrate our son's first birthday. Many of you may be wondering why we have a keg here...."
- After your team's rec league game. It might be nearing midnight in the middle of the week and all you want to do is go home, but when that one guy says, "Hey, if anyone wants to hang around for a bit, I brought a cooler full of beer," it's like a siren song. You know you're probably going to end up crashing your ship on the rocks, but the song is just... so... beautiful.... You know you're going to that dude's truck for "one beer" and that you're not leaving for at least an hour.
And there are plenty of others, but I've digressed too much and (once again) shared too much. Feel free to add your own examples in the comments.
Tonight our poll is similar to my rambling, but barely: