Like I've said before, It doesn't take much.
It's one of the good things about being a fucking willow branch.
Anyway, Monday after work, Roger, the owner of Rich O's, told me that Rogue Smoke would be there on Tuesday.
I think that his exact words were, "Rogue Smoke will be here tomorrow."
His exact words were apparently important.
Today, after work, after my nap, I was taking my newly dewrinkled shirt out of the dryer when MusicalYuppieDude texted me from Rich O's.
I asked him if Rogue Smoke was on tap.
He said that it wasn't.
Shit shit shit shit shit shit!
I thought about Roger's exact words. He hadn't, after all, said that Rogue Smoke would actually be available for purchase. He'd only said that it would be there at Rich O's.
So maybe he wasn't a big fat liar after all.
Since I was all dressed up anyway, I went down to Rich O's. Maybe, I thought, Maybe the beer board is wrong. Maybe Rogue Smoke is on tap anyway.
Well, the board wasn't wrong. Rogue Smoke wasn't on tap.
But I didn't care, because LaptopGirl was there.
Yay and fucking yay!
And, this time, she actually talked to me!
Yay and fucking double-yay!
Like I said, it doesn't take much. Especially when not much is actually everything in disguise.
So I had a Brooklyn Brown Ale (80) and talked to LaptopGirl for a bit.
Then I had a glass of Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (1822), which is back on tap for a while.
Then I had what was left of LaptopGirl's Guinness (1424), because she didn't want to finish it.
I was so fucking happy to talk to her! I am still so fucking happy!
After LaptopGirl left, I moved up to the bar and talked with WomanRepellant for a while. He seemed to be in a better mood than he'd been in the last time I'd seen him. Or maybe my own good mood was turning out to be contagious.
I spent some time trying to bribe the bartenders into putting the Rogue Smoke on tap. There was, after all, at least one empty tap in the place, right in front of me. But none of them would do it, so great was their fear of Roger and his official beer board, complete with tapping order.
It was a fantastic night. Just fucking fantastic.