Wow, I really suck at this blogging thing. Sorry. (You must be sick of these apology posts by now, huh?) Stuff got in the way, I wasn’t in the mood, yaddayadda.
Anyways, here’s what I’ve been up to since my last post:
Did the Heart Walk in Boston with J’s family – it was fun, we walked very slowly (J said he thinks he gained weight during the walk), but it was for a great cause and we had a nice day. As with all family events, we ended up drinking in a bar afterwards to recover.
Had a bachelorette party involving a sex toy party, penis shaped cupcakes, and a ton of food. J went to the bachelor party portion of the night, and returned to my BFF’s at 3am after being awake for 24 hours straight. He also won (and promptly lost) a bottle of Jaeger.
September is, of course, the best month of the year because it’s my birthday month. We celebrated by being hungover, eating Italian & Mexican (twice). J got me boots & a watch, and I got lots of wine & cards, and even a birthday brownie from my new co-workers, so it was a good day! I bought myself two presents. This and an OAR CD on iTunes.
Speaking of pumpkin beer, I’m in that panicked “OhMyGod its October so the pumpkin beer will be gone soon, we have to get as much as we can now!” phase. The Harpoon UFO Pumpkin pictured was not easy to find, and, frankly, I’m not sure it’s better than Shipyard Pumpkinhead (my all time fav). The Blue Moon Pumpkin is awful, don’t waste your time. Shocktop has a surprisingly good pumpkin. I have Sam Pumpkin that I haven’t tried yet, but will report back.
We had our annual End of Summer Cookout/Fry Fest, and had a keg of Brooklyn Oktoberfest, which I did not enjoy, but tolerated after a few Shipyard Pumpkinheads. I think (and hope) everyone had fun, even though my arm hurt the next day from scooping out a million bags of leftover chowder. We are now the proud owners of a tent we didn’t need, so let me know if you need to borrow it!
In other alcohol related events, J & I went to a wine tasting at our favorite liquor store last week. 75 wines, free to taste. We got there in the middle of a monsoon, and promptly tried the first 12 wines we were offered. Needless to say, we didn’t make it very far past the first aisle. Luckily, our dinner plans were right across the street, and we were able to sober up over calamari, and Sam Oktoberfest. We also went to the Jonathan Edwards Harvest Festival, which was jam packed but fun. We opted out of the hay rides this year, as I’m still recovering from last year’s experience.
We almost bought this picture for the basement, but decided against it.
We babysat Chloe last weekend. She’s still the devil, but she’s cute. If you ever wondered how many grown adults does it take to get a 14 pound dog into a crate, the answer is 2. She’s also not a good bed sharer, and I think she broke my back. She does love her munchkins though.
I’m trying to branch out into some new music. Someone loaded up my Pandora with new stations, and I’m trying them out instead of just deleting them and going back to OAR. I’m not sure I like Mumford & Sons (though I do own one song I enjoy), but I’m giving their station a shot.
Work is good. I still love the commute, I’m trying to learn the running trails, and I made some new friends:
(Not really. Still no friends)