Saturday, January 21, 2012

RIP, Shot Glass

Here lie the jagged remains of my one and only shot glass--the only shot glass I've ever owned.  The shattered vessel depicts the Großglockner, the highest peak of the Austrian alps.  My old friend Susie brought it back to me from a trip to Europe she made in 1996.  From this prized souvenir I sipped whiskey and rum.  Occasionally, I put it to use when enjoying a boilermaker, but no more.  I loved my shot glass.  I loved its shape and heft.  I loved that it had a gold rim and a little handle.  You could say this shot glass inspired me to make my own trip to Austria, where I studied abroad in 1997.  I've spent the past week reflecting on the millions of gallons of booze I've ingested, shot by shot, through the years.  My shot glass was special.  I won't go into the details of how it met its end; for me the pain is too near the surface.  Suffice to say it had an unfortunate encounter with my sometimes-careless wife.

My shot glass would have turned 16 this year.  Now it's gone.  Why do the good have to die so young?


Also, what the hell am I going to do with all this rum?


Sue, if you get this message, I'm going to need you to swing by Austria when you get a sec.

K?

Thanks!

nwb

6 comments:

Slider K. Shaftacular said...

2 thoughts occur to me:

1. You were studying abroad while I was in driver's ed. So does that mean that you were going for prostate exams while I was studying abroad?

2. Thank God it wasn't Shay's Garfield Mug.

McBone said...

1. I have been peeing funny lately.

2. Aaaaaaaa-MEN, brother.

nwb

Anonymous said...

Might I suggest a replacment

http://www.cafepress.com/+mitt_romney_shot_glass,584793713

McBone said...

No please.

nwb

Customized Shot Glass said...

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Why didn't you had a repair of it?

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