Thursday, October 23, 2008

The End of an Era

Read on David Dust's blog that MillerCoors is ending the production of everyone's (least) favorite malt beverage, Zima.

Back in the day, when I would go country line dancing 3 - 4 times a week, if I wanted something alcoholic, I'd drink a Zima. I suppose I wasn't into beer at the time, and hard liquor left me too impaired to dance. In 1995, after a disastrous date with a guy I met on AOL, I changed my screen name to Zimagal1, as an avoidance tactic. I had a bottle of the stuff in front of me when I came up with the new moniker. Yes, I admit I was horribly uncool.

Zimagal1 was quite notorious in the Marylanders chat room, and I had a good time with that name. But then I became theminx and dropped Zima pretty much for good.

I haven't had a bottle of it in years, but still I'm vaguely sad that an era has come to an end.