I was “tagged” by Liquorstore Bear (a blog written by a booze-addled teddy bear). Apparently, this means I am supposed to answer some questions and ask some questions of other bloggers. Normally, I would be pissed at such chain-mail-type shenanigans, but I am a huge fan of Liquorstore Bear, and I am always happy when a fellow blogger sends traffic my way. So I’m game.
However, as retribution for this award/chain-letter/honor/whatever, I am going to give that booze-crazed ursus a glance into what his future holds. This image will haunt his sweet, teddy-bear dreams. Behold, the poster-child of teddy (koala) bear alcohol abuse:
The rules are apparently as follows:
- Post the rules
- Answer the questions (Based on past posts this seems flexible)
- Create 11 new questions
- Tag 11 people with a link to your post (I am pretty sure I don’t know 11 blogs well enough to do this to them)
- Let them know you’ve tagged them (I am going allow them plausible denial and just tag them…we’re keeping participation as optional as possible up in here.)
Liquorstore Bear did not create any new questions, and beerbecue likes to keep it on the pithy tip; therefore, I will answer the 7 questions I create:
Your first beer: A Coors. I think my Dad gave it to me with the intention of turning me off to beer. That worked well.
Your first good beer: Steelhead Extra Pale Ale. I was 17.
Your favorite BBQ joint? I am in-between right now. Before they had to close, it was Smoke Signals in Summerville, SC (the original one). They catered our rehearsal dinner, which, considering the Haybag is a vegetarian, is clearly my greatest marriage-era victory. I have yet to find a great BBQ joint in the DC-area.
Which childhood star most influenced you? Emannuel Lewis from Webster. I implore you to find a more compelling performer in any genre.
Would you rather listen to Exile on Main St. or Sgt. Pepper’s? Exile on Main St. I feel pretty strongly about this. Answer this incorrectly and there could be serious consequences and repercussions.
Which is better: kimjongillookingatthings.com or kimjongunlookingatthings.com? I am a purist, and the departed Dear Leader had much more experience. So, Kim Jong Il looking at things. Perhaps Kim Jong Un will improve his technique and form in the years to come.
To the extent divulging it would not reveal top-secret, upcoming reviews…what beers are in your fridge right now? We are due for a beer run, but: Flying Dog Wildeman Farmhouse IPA and Snake River’s Lager, OB-1, and Pako’s IPA.
Now, here are the tagees. I read them regularly. And all of these blogs follow me (at least until I tag them in this post) and comment on my site, Facebook, or Twitter. Read these blogs. Those of you listed, think of this as an endorsement. And any level of participation in this game (including none) is acceptable to me.
Damn you, Liquorstore Bear.