Friday, October 26, 2007

8 Years Strong and Counting…

Well, I made it official yesterday. For the 8th straight year, I was able to enjoy the silky great taste of eggnog before Halloween. So far, the closest I came to not finding it before October 31st was the great So Cal grocery workers strike of 2003. On that year, I was shut out until October 29th. Not even the fact that Female Coworker spotted it in my grocer’s dairy case before I did can put a damper on this festive yet solemn event. Go ahead and laugh for a little while, but then come back. Heck, that’s what my coworkers all did, but then that’s what I get for walking into everyone’s cubicle while doing the happy dance and holding my bottle of eggnog. Now you can commence to laughing…

OK, are you done laughing at me yet? Good. Many have tried to challenge the notion, but all have failed. Yes, it is possible to chug eggnog before Halloween Night and one of these years, I will successfully find someone to bet against me. So, once again this year I will be passing out candy while sipping on eggnog to a bunch of high school kids who put on a flannel shirt, grab a trash bag and call it trick-or-treating. I’d tell those kids ‘no’ but I value my property too much and have always believed that eggs should be used for cooking only, shaving cream is for the face (or perhaps legs if you are of the lady persuasion) and toilet paper is for, well, you know.

I’m sure that the list of eggnog appreciators will be 50-50 for and against, but I love the stuff. Usually around March of each year, I find myself craving it but there is no remedy for the cravings. Sure, I could make it for myself, but that’s no fun. I think part of the enjoyment of this questionable beverage is that it is only available for a limited time. Making it would just cheapen the experience for me. In fact, it would be like being able to shop for Christmas decorations in September and October. Oh, wait a minute…I guess that’s not the best argument in this case, is it.

So, when I get to work each morning for the next 2 months, I can have a cup of nog instead of coffee. While neither option is especially healthy, at least I can say that I am only drinking the light variety. Except of course for very special occasions. You know, occasions like finding the first eggnog of the year, Fridays, Saturday nights, NASCAR races on Sundays, getting home from work on Monday nights, something on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and while watching 30 Rock and The Office on Thursday nights. Like I said, just the real special, non-run of the mill occasions.

*And yes, the fact that I was excited enough to take a camera phone picture of the event means that I will be in some form of therapy tomorrow morning...but, it did allow me to keep up my theme of appropriate product integration.

15 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

That stuff is nasty! I am a good wife and buy it for my husband despite the fact that it makes me gag to even think of drinking it.

Odat said...

I love egg nog too! But not the every-day-from -now -until- New Year's kind of like! I think I probably drink about two cups total. But, hey, you enjoy your pre- and post-Halloween nog...and there's absolutely nothing wrong with taking a picture of an egg nog container (rolling eyes now)...
Peace

Airam said...

I remember the first time I had eggnog (which was at Christmas by the way), I threw up. But I did like it so I went for more. I think I just had the flu or something. Or maybe it was old.

Anyways, I enjoy the occasional cup of eggnog at Christmas. But I am definitely going to keep an eye out for it in the grocery store now ...

Maybe you should hand out shots of eggnog for Halloween?

Patti said...

My mother used to make me egg nog when I was very small. Add sugar, milk, vanilla...to raw egg!!
That's before we knew that raw eggs were bad for us. It was a long ago decade.
I survived. It was delicious.

The photo is well done and most revealing. That is the shiniest, cleanest store I've ever seen.

Lis said...

Can you believe I've never had any eggnog?

Terri said...

I, too, love eggnog.

That being said, I can usually wait until Christmas/New Years to drink it....

AndreAnna said...

I love light eggnog ice cream in a blender with some skim milk and rum! YUMMO with a buzz!

marsha said...

I love eggnog too!...and I buy it the moment I see it on the shelf.

Michael C said...

Awesome Mom: That is an incredibly noble wifely thing you are doing!

Odat: You're rolling your eyes in my general direction? I'm so hurt (rolling eyes now)
;-)

Airam: You threw up but still drink it...kudos to you! Now that's impressive. Yes, eggnog shots for Halloween, good call.

Patti: Yes, it is a very clean store. it was also kinda early in the morning. Kudos also to you for getting through all the raw egg drinking.

Lis: We will definitely have to fix that statistic. ;-)

Terri: I commend your ability to restrain/refrain for so long. I wouldn't stand a chance.

AA: You know I can't do the rum part, but I am definitely trying the blender thing. Blenders are fun, they are like little food destructo toys.

Marsha: With that comment, all I can say is 'welcome to my inner circle'
;-)

FRIGGA said...

Yay on getting your nog!! Of course I don't fully get it - I mean, you can't even put the best ingredient in it... ;-)

meleah rebeccah said...

I can picture you ending up like Larry from Curb, if you deny the fake trick-or-treat teenagers!

mmmmmm...eggnog.

Tink said...

Kind of like Coors Winterfest huh? Pan use to get so excited when it was time for it to come out. Then they stopped. Oh well. Me, personally, on Halloween, it has to be bloody marys (and not the mix variety; but handmade). Only time I drink them. Nog is for Christmas and only with the rum for me. :)

Open Grove Claudia said...

I love eggnog and it loves me too. In fact, it loves me so much that it goes straight to my stomach where it lingers... for years.... ;)

kat said...

Right on! I am all about the Egg Nog. At any time of year. I suppose you could find a recipe and make it yourself but I suppose that takes the fun out of actually finding it in the store pre-made.

Sweet Melissa said...

I love it Ukranian style. With a shot of Apricot brandy. Yummers!