So...finally have these things going...hopefully I'm using them correctly
A Whale of a Tale: In remembrance of Reginald
March 2, 2016
This return to the blog come as a bittersweet activity. In an effort to both get back into the habit of writing every few days and relax after a bit of a stressful day, I decided it was a good night to break into a bomber to evaluate for the blog. After taking the picture proving that the beer would was indeed consumed by me I took the unassuming action to pop the cap and get to pouring. And then, something happened….instead of the familiar hiss of a beer waking to be introduced to a lightly frosted glass there was….a crack. This was the kind of crack that could only signal something bad and it oh was it ever. It wasn’t the bottle, or the cap, not even the expendable pint glass on the table. No, this noise turned out to be the death cry of the only whale I’d ever actually liked (including that one in Finding Nemo…..it knows what it did). With that, it is time to bid fond farewell to a fixture from Liquid Bread….Reginald the bottle opener.
You’re probably wondering what the big deal is, it’s just a bottle opener after all. Well, Reginald was not just a bar utensil, not by a long shot. This little piece of sculpted pewter was something of a mascot for the Liquid Bread from an early time (not to mention Untapped pictures and the background of many a friends social media pictures). It was also something I had purchased for myself a few years back as a reward for meeting a personal goal. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not as forlorn as this post may have suggested, but I have recognized that there was a small layer of extra satisfaction of using this item as an accoutrement to the experience of a good beer.
We all have those things that add just a little something to our everyday lives. Maybe it’s an item you made yourself or an article with a cheesy backstory like old Reginald, in any case it’s something that makes you happy and that’s the important part. I finished opening that bomber (Ron Swanson style with a pair of pliers) so I suppose it’s time to go have a pint. Welcome back to the blog everyone, now go enjoy something.