In the end of February we went to Michigan Winter BeerFest.
Why yes, my necklace is four times the size of Rachel's. I get munchy when I get drunky.
A couple weeks later I went down to visit some Meese in Virginia. We were going to run an official race, but the darn thing filled up before we could register. So we made up our own race and t-shirts.
The good thing about making your own race is that you're in charge of post race beverages.
It was normal to start boozing at 10 am because it was St. Patrick's Day.
When we weren't running we were hanging with this adorable dude:
By the end of the weekend, he saw a carton of ice cream and without prompting said, 'That's Aunt Jewey's!" Yes, child, all the ice cream in the world is mine. Now spread the word.
Since we flew in and out of DC, we also remembered to stop and smell the cherry blossoms.
The next weekend I drove off to Chicago to celebrate the birthday of my very pregnant friend.
Since she was 8 months preggo, we celebrated her B-day by eating instead of drinking ourselves silly. It almost felt like we were growing up. Until we went to Babies 'R' Us to pick up her glider - we took it out of the large box and loaded it into our Jeep. So naturally I then hid in the large box in the middle of the parking lot and they told me when a car was driving by so I could jump out and surprise some random stranger. Yup, definitely still not grown up.
I of course also spent some time with these dudes:
Toby actually began training to be a West Michigan Therapy Dog. We're about halfway through classes and he seems to be doing well. That might be because "doing well" in this class requires a dog to be oblivious and non-reactive to everything around him. So our bear is a natural.
Since I started this post with Michigan beer it only seems fit to end it with Michigan beer. Last weekend we enjoyed the much sought after Founders KBS:
A local bar happened to score a keg - which was tapped out in about 15 minutes. It is often listed as one of the top three beers in the world and bottles on Ebay can sell for ridiculous amounts of money. We sat next to a gentleman who had driven all the way from Chicago just to have a glass.
I'll try to do a better job of keeping all of my seven readers updated on my
drinking life in posts to come.