The Story of St. Mary’s Pale Ale

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Midol – The Magical Hangover Pill

midolFor the morning after you drink too much beer, I would like to share my secret to the ultimate cure for hangovers – Midol.

There are varying personal opinions on the use of Midol to cure hangovers. Girls are usually fine with it. Guys, on the other hand, think that they will magically grow female parts if they take it. The following are four reasons Midol works:

  • Ibuprofen – your aspirin for that throbbing headache you woke up with.
  • Diuretic – helps that queezy feeling in your stomach.
  • Caffeine – Everyone needs a little jolt on days like that.
  • It contains no estrogen… so lady parts will no appear on men when taking this. 

Personally, I think Midol should market their same product as a hangover pill with different packaging so that guys don’t feel so weird about buying it.

Here are some other sources providing various cures (all say Midol as well).

 

Beer can add bounce to your hair

Believe it or not, you can add life and body to your hair with beer.

Believe it or not, you can add life and body to your hair with beer.

You need a bottle of your beer of choice, a shampoo of your choice and a lemon (optional).

You need a bottle of your beer of choice, a shampoo of your choice and a lemon (optional).

Open your choice beer and pour all of it into a a mixing bowl.

Open your choice beer and pour all of it into a a mixing bowl.

Add a smidge of your choice shampoo.

Add a smidge of your choice shampoo.

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it into the beer/shampoo concoction.

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it into the beer/shampoo concoction.

Mix until your heart is content.

Mix until your heart is content.

Wet your hair and apply your beer shampoo to your hair like a regular shampoo.

Wet your hair and apply your beer shampoo to your hair like a regular shampoo.

The mixture should create suds in your hair like this - let it sit for a minute.

The mixture should create suds in your hair like this – let it sit for a minute.

Rinse out the shampoo and then do a wash with any remaining beer you have.

Rinse out the shampoo and then do a wash with any remaining beer you have.

Rinse with water and let your hair air dry; it should be extra shiny and bouncy.

Rinse with water and let your hair air dry; it should be extra shiny and bouncy.

Church keys don’t just open church doors

The modern-day church key

The modern-day church key

Whenever I am feeling that particular kind of thirsty and need assistance opening a beer bottle, I pull out my church key. Lately, however, when I go to parties to do that exact same thing, I get a deer-in-the-headlights look every time I ask where the church key is, followed by a “What is that?” Uh… a church key, duh.

Naturally I retort with, “What do you call it?” Then I get the varying answers all sounding something like a bottle opener, beer opener thingy, or that thing that opens beer – all equally creative answers. Honestly, I did not know anybody called it anything else. So, I thought I would use this post to provide some history of the term, church key, and proof that I am not the only one that uses it.

Back in the day, going as far back as the 1930s, beer only came in bottles. The only way to open them without hurting yourself was to use a metal implement with a round or oval opening to grip the cap of the bottle. With the proper amount of pressure upward, the cap comes off very easily. People starting calling these tools church keys because of their unique shape, which resembled that of the ornate keys used to open doors in churches. For more information read The Origins of the Church Key Can Opener.

This slang term has been lost with my generation and I am hoping to bring it back. Tell me what you think.