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In which the cap was pretty

beercap

Bet you guys are dying to know what I’ve been up to as I’ve done a particularly crappy job of letting you know.  You DO know that I have been helping Andie get her apartment ready for med school.  I’m not sure if you know that I absolutely love decorating and I really enjoy projects.

 

One such project that we decided to do; actually Andie decided to do it and then I took it over and am presently driving Andie nuts about it, is using beer caps to decorate her initials. Oh, by the way, I’m pretty sure that last sentence was completely incorrect in the grammatical sense.

 

So, we ordered the letters that we wanted in unpainted wood and then looked through the beer caps that Andie has collected.  Unfortunately, Andie has done a lousy of job of buying and drinking beers with pretty caps.  We went out to dinner the other night and I asked the waiter to have the bartender collect caps while we were at dinner and although the guy was annoyed, they did it.

 

As a result we got about 20 new and pretty caps that we didn’t have.  Upon perusing our collection, we decided we were sadly lacking in bright color caps and the only thing to do was to go to the beer store and buy some more beer.

 

We were in Total Wine (which also has beer by the way) and Andie and I were literally looking at each individual beer to check out the cap.  While we were looking at all the beers there were other people ALSO buying beer. (Shocking I know)  One such person finally asked what the criteria were that we were using to pick out our beers.

 

I explained we wanted pretty caps and I asked what criteria they were using and for some stupid reason they were buying beer based on taste.  TASTE! They’ll never get any pretty caps that way. Pretty stupid huh?

 

So we bought 12 beers and came home and I figured we’d each have a beer a day for 6 days and we’d have 12 beautiful caps and no wastefulness.

 

Me:      uggghhh… I hate this beer

Andie: I like mine

Me:      this beer is so hoppy and so sour

Andie: I bought this Landshark on purpose because it tastes great

Me:      well I bought beers based on the tops for YOUR project

Andie: not my problem

Me:      let me taste your beer

And she did and I liked it a lot better

 

Me:      let’s trade beers.  Let me have yours

Andie: no way, I bought this for me

Me:      are you kidding me? I don’t even like mine

Andie: then why did you buy it?

Me:      for your goddamn project

Andie: not my problem

And then I fucking killed her because that kid is a pain in the ass.

The next day I tried another beer that I liked better but was STILL way to hoppy and now I think that it’s possible that I will hate my beer for 4 more days all because I’m the type of mom that will do ANYTHING for my kids.

 

I rock.  Also, I will post pictures when the project is done.

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15 Comments

  1. Jester Queen
    July 22, 2013

    Oh man, shitty beer is the WORST. I would totally have dumped it down the drain. But the project sounds awesome.

    • Lynn
      July 22, 2013

      it will be …almost ready

  2. Anita
    July 22, 2013

    Can’t wait to see your project. I have been saving bottle caps to use on a project, although not sure what yet, lol. Maybe yours will give me some inspiration. Look forward to seeing it. I’m sure the beer will be worth the end result.

    • Lynn
      July 22, 2013

      well, I’m not so sure about that but the project will be awesome

  3. Julie
    July 22, 2013

    I’ve never come across a beer that I liked. I would do that project with wine corks.

    • Lynn
      July 22, 2013

      well this is a BEER CAP project…wine corks are cool too

  4. Marilynn
    July 22, 2013

    You can use beer as slug bait. Slugs love it, drink it and die. We have a slug problem in the Pacific Northwest.

    • Lynn
      July 22, 2013

      uggg…slugs. Fortunately, we have none but yuck.

  5. pech
    July 22, 2013

    Another way to use beer you don’t want to drink is cook with it, like beer brats, beer cheese, beer batter which hides the taste a bit and you still get something out of it and not just caps. On the other hand that is cooking work so there is that.
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  6. Theresa
    July 22, 2013

    Boy, you are patient with collecting! I would just go to the craft store and buy the caps, and the various stickers, and BAM! Project done. You are my crafting hero!

    • Lynn
      July 23, 2013

      they don’t sell assorted beer caps at the craft store Theresa! All done now though and they look awesome

      • Theresa
        July 23, 2013

        LOL! You know I am the queen of google… and that is how I found that trick… but, Ari uses them to make jewlery…and she buys them plain at the craft store, and then there are design packs of stickers. Your method would def have more meaning! You are still my crafting hero…

        • Lynn
          July 24, 2013

          gotcha…Andie wanted REAL beers so that wouldn’t work

  7. Name *
    July 23, 2013

    I’m surprised you had the patience to not drink them all in one night. Especially if you didn’t like the first one, I’d dump it and try the next..and the next…and then read your blog some more.

    • Lynn
      July 24, 2013

      awww…thanks for reading my silly little blog

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