“I need a beer more than I need pomp and circumstance.”
I’m not much of a drinker.
But I like to talk a good story.
Last week was crazy busy…and my boss wasn’t even around. By Friday, I felt good about what I had accomplished; however, the stress of it all had my shoulders pinned to both ears. Facebook friends noted that I required a foam roller and a beer. The foam roller and I had a date Friday evening, but the beer was nowhere to be found. (For more information on foam rollers see Dan Antion’s hilarious post of today.)
Earlier that day, I had an email exchange with three friends from work. We are located in different offices, so don’t see each other except for training and meetings. Plans were being finalized to take a Friday off and meet in Green Bay at Titletown Brewery for lunch, suds and general shenanigans. The four of us love shenanigans, but I’m already salivating over a cold brew.
One of the four
hooligans friends, Sandra the Queen, was unsure at first if she could be there (something about taking a family member to the airport, family is more important, yadda, yadda). Then she proclaimed she was working half a day and would meet us at noon, although I had suggested 11:30 am to beat the lunch crowd.
I proclaimed I would still arrive at 11:30 instead of noon, because, after all…I need beer more than I need pomp and circumstance (from the Queen).
Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free,
How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet,
God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.
Did you know…
The music to which the words of the refrain “Land of Hope and Glory” below are set is the “trio” theme from Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance March #1.” The words were fitted to the melody on the suggestion of King Edward VII who told Elgar he thought the melody would make a great song. When Elgar was requested to write a work for the King’s coronation, he worked the suggestion into his Coronation Ode, for which he asked the poet and essayist A.C. Benson to write the words. The last section of the Ode uses the march’s melody.
But let’s get back to beer…
It will be another nine days before shenanigans begin and we are able to imbibe as a group of royal friends. If it’s a nice day, we may head over to the tap room and sit outside in the sun, overlooking the Fox River, a Johnny Blood Red or CTRL ‘ALT’ DELETE in hand.
There will be no music of the king.
No tiaras for a princess.
None of the pompous attitude that comes from a queen.
There will only be friends eating, laughing, enjoying a beer, and having a good time.
This rambling, drunken post comes to you via royal friends, a day off and BEER. It’s also being brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday. Click HERE to see additional one-liners in the comment section. Feel free to play along by posting your own one-liner and linking your post to Linda’s.