Despite the agonizing fact that the official start date of summer isn’t until June 23, we’ve already had a few waves of summer-like weather in my neck of the woods. Its days like these that energize and invigorate the lion’s share of us who live in areas with over 225 days a year of “gray” weather, and these nice days deserve their due.
With that said, every Tuesday and Thursday until the official start of summer we’ll bring you an ode to the signs of summer, one marvelous item at a time. And PS - we would love it if you would pepper in your thoughts as well.
Today we pay homage to Bud Light w/Lime.
It would be an absolute anomaly to even consider drinking eggnog on the Fourth of July - and the same could be said about drinking Bud Light w/Lime at Thanksgiving. But the second the thermometer hits 68 degrees I start craving this elixir from the gods.
In what can only be described as an utterly refreshingly-tastic experience, Bud Light w/Lime can be consumed as easily as Kool-Aid while still giving you the light summer buzz that perfectly accompanies burgers and dogs on the grill. If my grill had a “preferred wine selection” to accompany each entrée, every single preferred wine would be Bud Light w/Lime.
I’ve been ostracized in the past for my love/obsession with this sweet nectar, the lightest of light beers. Friends have asked if I have anything other than “Aquafina” to drink and I’ve been called more than a few girls names - but I don’t care. It's light, it's delicious, it's versatile, it's AWESOME.
Here are a few OTHER things that Bud Light w/Lime is:
- It’s sitting on my deck as the sun goes down, playing cards with friends and loved ones
- It’s warped tour tailgating at 9 a.m.
- It’s a sweaty, shower-less weekend at Jamboree in the Hills
- It’s taking in an evening baseball game
- It’s a pathetic round of golf on a Sunday afternoon
- It’s sitting on the beach in the Outer Banks, even though you’re not allowed to have bottles
Most of all though it’s summer, and dammit do I love summer.
Come back for your Ride Home links at 4 p.m. - then go get a 12-pack and kick it.