Today I became a man
August 25, 2008
I know, it’s a bit late in the piece… It’s been a long journey from boyhood through adolescence and teenagerness and through being a father, but now I am complete. Today I took ownership of my own beer fridge.
Beer fridges, for those that don’t know, are about half the height of a normal refrigerator and are generally plugged in somewhere other than the kitchen. Mine is in the basement.
Currently it has no beer in it, just my wife’s chardonnay. I said I was a man, not that I wasn’t hen-pecked.
Now to lose my hair, but grow some more in my ears, and put on a big pot belly. I shall continue to wear inappropriate jeans and to consider myself “just north” of 25, but hey, those days are long gone.
I shall also begin sleeping 23 hours a day in front of the fire, getting up only to go to bed.