While we're in the mood for reviews, here's another: the Road ID.
This was a gift from the holidays, which some of you deemed as macabre. I tend to agree, but I suppose one never knows when you might end up in a ditch with a slight case of amnesia or death.
And I really hope if that happens, I'll be wearing clean underwear, for my mom's sake. But considering this is for when I go running, chances are I won't be wearing underwear at all. Oh, the scandal!
My first thoughts were that the Road ID would be an annoying addition to my running wardrobe, but I would wear it as a consideration to others. However, I was surprised by how unassuming it is on my wrist. The wristband is light and comfortable. My worry, though, is my opinion might change in the summer when it might feel too hot to wear. Will it become a necessary evil?
In addition to providing vital information to those who help me when I can't help myself, the wristband is stitched with (as you can see in the stolen photo above) reflective material, which is a nice bonus for the nighttime runner.
However, the Road ID is not just a good safety tool for runners (and those other road-bound, wanna-be athletes), it's very handy for the drunkard. For instance, if you fall asleep at the bar or in your neighbor's hydrangeas or in that fabled curbside ditch, your finder will be able identify you and call your keeper for collection. The Road ID will also help you remember your own name if you happen to encounter a new drinking buddy. Or, say, the police.
The Road ID, not just for the dangers of sport.
Booze Hound Rating: 3 fingers, on the rocks
[Drunkard's note: The Booze Hound rating system is based on a good pour. Up to five fingers, either "on the rocks" or "neat." If you can't figure out what's good and what's bad, you need to spend more time drinking.]