Last night after dinner we headed out to Safeway – where all the cool kids go after dinner on a Monday night – to pick up a couple items.  (This is very atypical for us but considering it is winter break and I have no work tomorrow and the boys no school ((and Husband works from home so has a short hallway-length commute)) it was totally doable.)

We had in our cart the five items on our list plus the obligatory two or three impulse items and were heading toward the checkout when something caught my eye.

me:  Oh look, champagne!  We should get some champagne for New Years!

Husband:  But we don’t like champagne.

me:  Well, I know that – but it is what people do on New Years Eve.

Husband:  Continuing his thought as if I had not spoken, Plus when was the last time you were actually awake at midnight on New Years?

me:  Well…!  I tried to sound huffy, but I knew he was right.

Husband:  I mean, I am all for optimism but…his voice trailed off.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  We continued to the checkout sans champagne.

So if in the off chance I actually make it to midnight, we can toast each other with a nice hoppy IPA, our typical drink of choice.

Would it be wrong to use champagne flutes for our IPA?

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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6 Responses to Optimism

  1. Happy New Year – I hope you manage to stay awake, if only for a sip 😁😁

  2. Deborah the Closet Monster says:

    No! IPA is what my ex had me drink as my “gateway” to beer a decade back, and it’s what I prefer now. (I might or might not be drinking a rye IPA brought over by Ra the other day.) I far prefer it over champagne. In fact, A finally realized I am Really Not Going to Drink Any Ever and regifted the bottles in our cupboard.

    If I managed to stay awake until midnight, I’d celebrate by drinking champagne in a champagne flute. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      I don’t really think I will have to worry about my midnight beverage as I imagine I will be asleep but I can guarantee you that I will be partaking in a nice microbrew IPA at some point during the night.

  3. John Coleman says:

    Champagne flutes for IPA . . . sounds perfect to me. Might slow down consumption. Happy New Year.

    • shoes says:

      I’ve always thought that champagne flutes and long stemmed wine glasses look so proper and elegant. The problem is that I don’t care much for champagne or most wines. If I make it to the year’s cusp, I will toast with IPA in a flute. I have a feeling I will be cozy in my bed well before the ball drops. A very Happy New Year to you as well my friend.

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