really good root beer makes you want things

Really good root beer makes you want things.  It makes you want sandals and onion rings and convertibles and sunlight after supper.  It makes you want to put on your sandals and get in the convertible at suppertime and go for a run that ends up at a drive in for root beer and onion rings.

We get the sunlight after supper starting tomorrow, and once the rain takes care of what’s left of the snow it will only take a week or two without salt to bring out the convertibles.  Carlson’s is probably already open (I haven’t been over to check), and so help me I’m getting out of shoes as soon as the temperature hits 55 for more than four minutes.

I’m not sure if this artisan root beer I’m drinking at my desk is helping or hurting the situation, but I am so ready for spring.  Goose Island WBC Chicago Style.  In glass.  Not bad.  Objectively, it’s probably better root beer than the root beer at Carlson’s, but there’s no substitute for the iced mug, and the onion rings.

artisan root beer, wireless mouse

artisan root beer, wireless mouse

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7 Responses to really good root beer makes you want things

  1. Rick Santman says:


    Ya KILLING me over here in Michigan! The promised sunny day here ended up being pretty much all cloudy, and it’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow. GRRRR.

    Much like yourself, I’m QUITE ready for spring.
    No classic rootbeer stands nearby, but I’m perfectly happy to settle for coney dogs and chili fries from the walk up ice cream stand.

  2. Pam Bliss says:

    mmm. Coney dogs. I like a good coney once in a while, although my usual hotdog setup is onions and brown mustard. I actually had a very passable plate of chili cheese fries at Steak and Shake today (the secret is to order them with real shredded cheese instead of the greasy orange semi-liquid “cheese sauce”) but of course chili fries eaten in a restaurant while wearing shoes and a flannel shirt do not equal chili fries eaten in the open air in summer.

  3. Wolfie says:

    Well, you made me nostalgia…

  4. Rick Santman says:

    “nostalgia” How does one prepare that dish? Is it some form of pasta with which I’m not familiar?

    • Wolfie says:

      Using nouns as verbs is apparently the new thing all the hepcat whippersnappers are doing. Get hip with the lingo, daddy-o, and quit trying to make a sow’s ear out of a rooster in a henhouse.

  5. Pam Bliss says:

    This extra inch of wet snow we got this afternoon gives me feels. And not nice ones.

  6. Rick Santman says:

    Thanks, but I’ll continue to misunderstand such goings-on, especially if there’s a faint whiff of potential humor involved.

    So nyahh.

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