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Just my luck — August 13, 2015

Just my luck

I remember going through high school and wondering why all my friends liked beer. I would hold one occasionally and pretend to be cool but it was pretty gross to me. As I got older, I would have a Miller Lite occasionally but never craved a beer at all.

Then came Greg!!! I love him but I have a love / hate relationship with the things he has introduced me to. One of these things is beer. I never had to worry about consuming too many calories in the day with beer or any alcohol for that matter.

Today, I am a “Wanna be beer Coinsure”. Yes, I guess you may call me a “Beer Snob” as well. I started out with Blue Moon. Now, Shiner is my “light” beer if I go anywhere. Most places don’t have a lot of dark beers but Shiner is my Go to and so is Blue Moon. Yea, weird right??? For a person who hates beer, I enjoy the stronger beers. I remember us going to The Gingerbread one day in Rice Village and him getting the darkest beer possible. I forgot what it was because I wouldn’t dare drink that. I took a sip and was grossed out to the extreme.

In the past year, I have started taking sips of his super strong beers and I enjoy them. I love the flavor of them. Who knew beer really doesn’t taste like horse piss??!!??!!!

When I go buy beer, I am still a typical girl and get the coolest beer I can find. By cool I mean the color or theme of the packaging. I follow this man on instagram who posts all his craft beers in his pictures. I saw he had Not your Father’s Root beer. Wow!!! Now, for some reason this intrigued me immediately and I went to every story trying to find it in Pearland.

Last week, I was telling my friend (who is known for driving four hours for a particular six pack) if she ever saw it to get me some. She informed me a friend of hers was just talking about it the day prior and had gotten it at Sprouts in the Heights here in Houston. Yay!!!!

So, the next day, during my lunch I made the trip. I had calculated the difference and the traffic time from my office to that sprouts. It was 24 minutes there and back. Awesome!!! That gives me 12 minutes in the store which is great since I only have $30 anyway. No money nor time to wander around the store. Get in and Get out!!!

I made it in 22 minutes (my goal on every trip is to beat the GPS) and got my beer. Of course, I had to buy my friend some also. I was so excited!

Whats’ really weird about this entire endeavor is I can’t stand Root Beer… yes, I make no sense to myself either. No Worries.

Anyway……….. on the way home, I am so excited. I have my beer and it is Friday night! Of course, there is a wreck on the way home !!!!  Ugh!! So, my lunch break went 20 minutes over. I didn’t have any ice nor a cooler to keep my beer cold so I brought in my two six packs of beer to keep in the fridge so it wouldn’t get hot in this 106 deg. weather and then get cold again.

I still don’t know if that hot / cold thing is true but these beer was 12.99 a six pack and I wanted the full effect!

I am bringing it in in my brown paper bag (my request) sprouts had put it in……… I get two feet from the fridge at my work and


The bag busted underneath, all the beers fell out and 8 beers busted!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, then I decide to get my camera because I love to take pictures of my “stupid moments” and post them on Facebook but my camera was full. I tried deleted 40 pictures to make room for one picture………. still wouldn’t work!!!!

Is it too early to open my “root beer” at work? By this point, this beer better make me lost 30 pounds and taste like Ganache !

I did however, post my picture of my six pack so proud on Facebook bragging how I got me and my friend each one. What was the response???? Three people saying how they saw it at “normal” stores. Whatever!!!! They live in San Antonio.

I take my beer home and never even drank it. The hubs got on my nerves and I really didn’t want to indulge in my fancy beer I worked so hard for and listening to him at the same time.

Saturday, I am cleaning the house and decide I can have a break and drink me a root beer. I opened it and had a few sips……………… YUM!!!! WOW!!! Oh, it was so worth it. All the trouble was totally worth it!!! I ended up giving the rest to the hubs because once I start, I am not stopping and it was only 3:00 pm. I was still cleaning.

I ran to the store to buy some dish soap and was is displayed at the entrance???

root beer

Yep!!! You guessed it!! And cheaper too!!!!

So to everyone (my one reader) LOL! who now sees Not Your Father’s Rootbeer in the store in normal stores like Walmart, Krogers, HEB, etc….


You’re welcome!