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I realize I haven’t made a post in a while, mostly because my life has been really hectic lately. This blog is supposed to be a place for my random thoughts and musings, as well as a chronicle of my success and a venue for sharing my short stories. However, current events have derailed my latest short story idea, causing me to put it on the back burner for a while. Also, my personal thoughts have been very mundane lately, dealing with common day to day issues, and nothing that would be worth posting.

Today, however, I decided to ramble about a passion that I have, and since it is currently WAY too hot in my part of the world, my thoughts are on a specifically refreshing beverage, and I thought I’d share that with you all. 

Root beer. I absolutely love root beer. Is there a more delicious, crisply sharp and wondrous drink? The carbonation, the sweetness, the hint of licorice and anise, the foam that rises to greet me every time I fill my glass… I can’t live without it. Cola is nice, and coffee most certainly has its place, but root beer reigns king among refreshment in my mind. 

There are as many types of root beer as there are shades of crayola. Every one has its merits, and each should be sampled, but as of yet, there is one flavor of root beer that rises above all others, with good reason. Micro-brewed sodas are all well and good, but to my knowledge there is only one root beer that incorporates sweet caffeine into its recipe. Barq’s root beer claims to have bite; I don’t know if that’s true, but if by ‘bite’ they mean ‘necter of the waking’, I’m inclined to agree. All root beer is delicious, but the extra dark, extra crisp caffeinated mead that coca-cola has filled their bottles with is my absolute favorite drink.

One would think that with all of the root beer I drink, I would grow bored of it, eventually yearning for a different, perhaps more sophisticated refreshment. However, one of the best things about my sworn soda is that it has the magical ability to take another icy cold gift from the gods- Ice cream- and increase its wonder tenfold. Vanilla Ice cream and crisp root beer… I defy the universe to deliver a more amazing libation to be consumed for the pleasure of my taste buds. 

Anyway, with the impending heat wave, I suggest that anyone in a warm climate acquire a fresh Root Beer Float at the earliest convenience. 

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