Monday, September 14, 2009

Ramadan It! - Day 25

If Allah and Odin went to war over my eternal soul today, Odin definitely came out on top. I went with a friend to court today as he's going through with a divorce, and I was there for moral support. I figured that afterwards, we'd just do whatever the heck he felt like doing.

What did he feel like doing? We went out for breakfast first. Now, I already had a bowl of cereal, so this was second breakfast for me (I guess I'm a Hobbit). And yes, I wound up having some bacon. I really can't think of any way to justify this. After all, there is other stuff to eat there, and I could have just had my French Toast instead, but what's done is done.

After that, he felt like having a few beers. Again, this may be justifying things to myself a bit too much, but I know that if I was in his shoes, I'd want to have a few beers as well. Also, if I'm going to have a few beers, I prefer to have them with a friend who's also having a few. Hey, I'm just following the Golden Rule here! (Buddha said it first, Christians!)

So, we wound up splitting a six-pack of Acme Pale Ale. (All of my homebrews are a bit too warm to drink right now.) It was a good choice, as it's not only one tasty brew, but it's not so heavy on alcohol. We were able to have three each and not feel completely blitzed afterwards. It was just enough to keep a nice buzz while we played Beatles Rock Band.

Things worked out well for my friend (as well as something like a divorce possibly could) and I was happy to not just be there for him while in court, but to be able to relax and have a good time with him afterward. Odin be praised!


Nolan said...

Let me get this straight: You skipped work (AND the all-important collaboration) to drink beer and play Rock Band?

Quite an example you're setting.

Lance Christian Johnson said...


Nolan said...

Well, you're still ahead of J.T., who skipped collaboration...just because, I guess, was his explanation.