Thursday, December 29, 2011

Now to Be Rid of One

This is the front of the shirt Carole and David gave me for Christmas.

This event is Blizzard/World of Warcraft's "celebration" of Oktoberfest. Yes, it rather does glorify drinking. Mythology suggests dwarves are well-known for drink and the holiday has a lot of games and events that require drinking to complete. If actual drinking bothers you, and I have, in my guild, some recovering alcoholics who find this celebration to not be their 'cuppa', you can purchase "Synthebrew Goggles" which replicate the effects of being drunk but, when removed, remove the effects.

I have mixed feelings about the holiday. It's rather silly and I've gotten all the achievements associated with it. I don't really need to do it again. I also think it does send a bad message to children that drinking is fun. I know some parents prohibit their children from playing during Brewfest for this reason.

Yet, I did participate in the first annual Wheaton Ale Fest so I shouldn't be yelling too much about a manufactured holiday in a game. I find the shirt to be quite my taste in silly. Now that Pilchard has removed herself from it, I can wash it to get off the cat hair. It's short sleeve so it's going to be May before I can wear it.

I do have a rule that, for each new shirt I bring into the closet I have to remove a minimum of one that I don't wear. I'm thinking that I should amend that to 2 shirts. I have so many, far too many. I wish there was a clearinghouse to send them to for people who don't have much. I have this feeling that someone who has very little would be happy to have a clean tee shirt even if it celebrated a fake holiday.

Beverage:  English Breakfast tea


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