I was sipping a bottle of beer this afternoon when I recalled a conversation I had recently with my best friend, Cara. She had mentioned going to a beer store with her boyfriend and his family, which had a rather large display of beer cozies. We both agreed that we hadn't seen anyone use a beer cozy in at least 10 years. I suppose they just fell out of favor. As the condensation from my bottle dripped onto my leg, I found myself wishing for one of these neoprene sleeves, preferably emblazoned with some tacky clip-art graphic of an eagle and an American flag. I will have to buy one the next time I come across some.
On another note, while out buying said case of Sunshine Pils, I tagged a combination stick lighter and bottle opener onto the order. I think this may be the single most American gadget I have ever purchased. Tonight I will try to open a beer and light a firework simultaneously. I will report back.