After two months of constant stresses that left me with a white hair (see below), I’m starting to gradually relax. This, of course, might mean I’ll get back to blogging on a more regular basis, as my mind is clear and I’m ready to scribble again. This long Thanksgiving weekend is a special treat. It is being spent with family, which really is what makes life worthwhile.
It’s worth nothing that when I’m in a fine mood I start to open my eyes to the simple joys of life. I encountered one of those simple joys yesterday at none other than Costco as I came across a brand of beer I’ve been hunting for the past five years: the mouth-watering, thirst-quenching Belgian delicacy Hoegaarden. I was introduced to this top-notch beverage by my Spanish/British friend Pilar when I was living in London in 2002. We were at our usual after-school abode: The Bull, a typical London pub that was two blocks away from City University. She told me I should try Hoegaarden. I did and became an instant fan.
I have been desperately chasing Hoegaarden since 2002. I could not find it in the countries I lived in after my London stint. Hoegaarden was nowhere to be found either in Jordan or Qatar. I could not even find it in the United States until I found it a year ago in a Belgian pub in Philadelphia, but then it was nowhere to be found. Then yesterday, which marked Black Friday, we were at Costco of all places and came across a collection of Belgian beer that included Hoegaarden. I was overjoyed.
It is now almost 6pm on Saturday and I just got back from downtown DC, where I had marvelous lunch with sister Tania in Chinatown, followed by a tour of the International Spy Museum. As I write this, I’m really looking forward to the rest of the evening. We are planning to watch Running with Scissors (my sister and I both read the book and decided to watch the movie) while enjoying the festive taste of Hoegaarden. Ah, the simple joys of life. Cheers!
LOL! Based on the previous white hairs, the stress and now the hoegaarden, it might be good to watch any addictive personality traits 🙂
While Hoegaarden is a great beer, I have to say that you are very lucky because they have Yuengling in Maryland! You can’t buy that up here. I had to go to New York City a couple of weeks ago to get it.
Sahtain!! Does it beat Almaza though?? That’s Lebanon’s own beer-I highly recommend it
They actually have Hoegaarden on draft in a lot of pubs in the Boston area. If you do come up here for a vacation you should have no problems finding it!
I’ll take that as a compliment. 🙂 Glad you’re rested and blogging again.
Somehow I knew you would be the first one to leave a comment on this specific blog entry:)
mmmmmm…even “the geisha” likes it, you guys have similar tastes. I introduced it to her, many local adult beverage establishments offer it in the USt/Adams Morgan area of the city. L’Enfant Cafe and Local 16 for example. Liquor stores can be hit or miss…especially in Montgomery County! 🙂