Monday, June 17, 2013


I'd love to have a cold beer right now.

I learned to love beer -- didn't like scotch on or off the rocks, or vodka  martinis which my husband liked, but beer was something to sip and share with him.   

"Science News" has announced that a new study, by Indiana University, revealed that there are chemicals in beer, other than alcohol, that get you craving for more and more. The University's team of highly accredited researchers did brain scans on 50 volunteers while they were drinking and saw that even minute sips, too small; to produce a "buzz," nevertheless caused the brain to release the feel good chemical dopamine.

Of course the report verified what other accredited researchers have proved --  "dopamine is a powerful motivator. This chemical in beer is why most beer drinkers crave another and another."

I don't know about you, but one beer would suffice for me.

The reliably wise Ben Franklin said: "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

Sophocles mentioning important foods  said, "bread, meat, vegetables and beer."

Shakespeare, in "Henry V," expressed Henry's thoughts on the subject: "I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety."

In 1944, Winston Church told his Secretary of War: "Make sure that the beer - four pints a week - goes to the troops under fire before any of the parties in the rear get a drop."

Martin Luther said: "We old folks have to find our cushions and pillows in our tankards. Strong beer is the milk of the old."

According to Confucius: "An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger, or a beer."

"He was a wise man who invented beer," Plato proclaimed.

Hey, I'm off to the kitchen to get me a beer.

My husband, John Cullum, who used to drink a lot of alcohol, doesn't  drink anymore. After an opening night party when he got snockered, I asked him to quit drinking  and he did. Now John makes sure there's a cold beer for me in the fridge.

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