A few years ago I was so very fortunate to become friends with an amazing, crazy and interesting person. For the purposes of this tale, we shall call this friend Jamie. Jamie and I were a great match and created such fun memories – some that I still giggle and snort about to this day.
Soon after we became friends, something magical happen to us both. We discovered a fairy. This was by no means an ordinary fairy (are there such things?) but this was a wonderful, magical fairy! Why you ask? Well this was an outstanding fairy because our new fairy brought us: BEER
Without knowing it, Jamie and I had discovered the ‘beer fairy.’ We research what and who this creature was, and when and how we could make the ‘beer fairy’ appear but sadly there was not much on the World Wide Web (wow did I just prove how old I am using the type World Wide Web? ) about the ‘beer fairy.’ You can google how to make an omelet, how to dress for a first date and how to conduct a background check but you can’t find anything about the ‘beer fairy’ – most especially not the type that came into our lives.
On urbandictionary.com, it describes a ‘beer fairy’ as ‘the beer fairy is a mysterious creature that does its work only at night, usually after a party has taken place. This creature, comes into your apartment (or other party facility) and glues all of ur cups to the counter and tables. The beer fairy then fills many beer cans back up half way. Sometimes the fairy even goes as far as to take things and punch holes in walls. This is reason why so many people find their dwellings in these conditions the morning after a party.’
What is this RUDE, disrupted and mean type of creature? Certainty not our amazing, magical, special and delightful ‘beer fairy.’ You see, our ‘beer fairy’ stocked our frigs with beer – always our favorite types, always cold and always in large amounts. We discovered at other times our beer was left on the front steps of our houses or in our garages. And once our ‘beer fairy’ created a scavenger hunt in which beer was the prize at the end.
Who would have thought that being surprised with beer could make a person so happy? Now don’t be alarmed, either Jamie nor I are alcoholics. We don’t ‘have’ to have beer, wine or any alcohol to make us happy or even to make it through the day. Don’t worry Mom – alcohol is not all that. But we both agree that sometimes a cold beer is just what you want! And to have our own ‘beer fairy’? Magic to our ears!
But all good things must come to an end (so they say). A few years ago, Jamie and I went our separate ways and with the end of our relationship, it was also surprisingly the end of the ‘beer fairy.’ No more magic frigs! No more beer on the porch to welcome you home! No more beer scavenger hunts (sounds like a great game at an adult party!) We are back to normal people – buying our beer at a store or in Northern Idaho, a beverage barn. Sad and Boring!!!!!
To this day, I often wonder was there a really even a ‘beer fairy?’ Was Jamie my’ beer fairy?’ Was I Jamie’s ‘beer fairy’? Or was it all a dream? And today, after a long, up and down, stressful and fun week, I say ‘beer fairy’ oh ‘beer fairy’ where fair art my ‘beer fairy? Please, please magically deliver Kokanee beer to my porch tonight!’
Anyone interested in interviewing for the role – just deliver my favorite type of beer, cold on my porch tonight and you got the job! In the meantime, I think I found my Halloween costume – Jen the beer fairy — oh wait Jen the beer princess has a better ring to it! Thoughts?