Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Decision 2008

So I'm sure you read the headline and shook your head saying,"Oh no, not another political post talking about Obama being a terrorist or socialist." and "Get over it Obama won!". True, Obama won and I feel it is what it is. At this point in my life I've been around long enough to know that all politicians are like strippers. They promise you all these great things to get into the Champagne Room only to deceive you and take your money leaving you with the worst case of blue balls ever.

No, I'm not here to talk politics. I'm here to discuss one of my own personal decisions. It is going to be a tough one and I'm not sure if I really want to do it. Over the past 10+ years I have saved one bottle of every beer I've ever consumed. Basically, if it came in a bottle I drank it and then kept the bottle. Now I'm not talking every bottle just one of each. Still though. That shit adds up. And it looks like it has added up to about 600+ bottles and counting.

Now over the years that I have been keeping these bottles I have stored them in boxes. I have a spare room in the house and about 1/4-1/2 of the room is boxes of bottles. Then I have 6 pack holders of bottles just strewn all over the room. It has gotten to the point that I'm fed up with not being able to use the room. Hell, I could have a cool ass man room in there. All men need a man room right? So the question then is keep or throw away? Tough decision. Now I have been told by a buddy of mine, Ken the Barefootbrewer, that he peels the labels off and puts them in a scrape book. I've seen the scrapbook(s) and they are very cool. He keeps bottles that don't have labels or are pretty cool looking. I really like this idea but man it's tough to just throw away bottles I've been holding onto for so long. It would be nice to not have to 1) move all those damn boxes around every time we move 2) actually have people see them 3) they can be more organized in a book(s); and lastly 4)have another room in the house that maybe I can make into a man room.

So, all 9 readers, I put it to you. Keep or get rid of the bottles. Comment and let me know what you think.


The Beerbuddha


Tbim said...

Hey, it's your old buddy Tbim!

I would not throw them away. You should at least try to get the labels off and put them in a book or something. Maybe keep only a few of the special bottles. I say this because in the late 90's I threw away my entire beer bottle collection, maybe 100 bottles? I regret it now. I had a lot of Rikenjaks, Acadian and other small Louisiana breweries that are no longer with us. I really wish I would have kept them. This is why I say, do something with them. Don't throw them away. Cheers!

vgrid said...

Beer wall!

I went to Lowes and got some L brackets and some pieces of wood and dowels. Attached the wood as shelves, and then glued the dowel to the front (as a lip) then glued caps to the front of the wall.

Also took six pack holders and used those as decoration behind the shelves.

It's a nice way to cover up an empty wall.

I've got like 200 bottles in my living room. Pizza delivery men routinely say "Nice collection".

The Beerbuddha said...

Oooh. I like your wall of beer. So, my wife is actually wanting me to keep them. Still not 100% sure but I'm leaning towards keep. Thanks for the input!


The Beerbuddha

Jordan said...

Man room decorated with the bottles brother, it's the only way. You are the BeerBuddha, not the RecyclingBuddha...

Good Burp said...

I love thw wall of beer idea - in the guy room! Then you can get a kegerator. That will solve the bottle problem.

Anonymous said...

vgrid has the right idea, IMO.