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Editors' note: This story originally ran March 3, 2016, but in honor of National Beer Day, we've rerun it with only applicable links and the intro changed.
I have taken a bath with a glass of wine before, and I've drank coffee while showering, but last night I joined the ranks of millions (?) and experienced my first shower beer.
Turns out, everything that’s been written and said about drinking a cold beer in a hot shower is true – it’s completely fun and refreshing. Unexpectedly, it was also inspiring – I shaved my shaggy winter legs for the first time in two months because, quite frankly, I didn’t want the sudsy party to end.
Best of all, I learned a few things during my shower beer, too. I think my choice of a can – a delicious Miller Lite – was a good one because there's no fear of breakage. I also realized that the fact beer makes me have to pee is not a problem in the least when shower beering. I was, after all, standing over a drain.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I really don’t drink beer naked often enough (probably because I’m not and have never been a nudist, the Hamm's bear or a frat boy) and, as long as I don’t step on a bottle cap or overdo it and slip in the tub, there's absolutely nothing wrong with mixing hygiene with getting slightly hammered.
There are a lot of shower beer selfies out there, but I made a showerbeer vid. Also, the first person who comments that my tub really needs to get caulked is automatically volunteering to come over and do it.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.