This past weekend was wonderful. It consisted of a relaxing Friday night of Chipotle, wine and How I Met Your Mother. Then, a productive Saturday picking out a bridesmaid dress (so pretty!). Followed by a fun Sunday split between hiking (more on that later in the week) and eating delicious food / watching the Super Bowl at Meg and Matt’s house. Congrats to the NY Giants!
Saturday Colin whipped up some delicious pizzas, and we decided to pair it with – what else? (other than wine!) – a variety of Sam Adams beer. We taste-tested Alpine Spring, Mighty Oak, Irish Red, Black Lager, Whitewater IPA and the classic Boston Lager. Sometimes the stronger lagers and IPAs are a bit much for me so Colin tends to drink those (he loves them!). I usually enjoy the lighter, more citrusy beers – the Alpine Spring was my favorite! So refreshing and flavorful.
More about my favorite, Alpine Spring (courtesy of Samuel Adams):
“Brewed especially for the season, this bright citrusy unfiltered lager is both satisfying and refreshing. It’s the perfect transition from winter’s heavier brews to the lighter beers of summer. Borne of our brewers’ many trips to Germany, Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier. The beer is brewed with Tettnang Noble hops to add a unique, bright orange-citrusy aroma and flavor.”
To find out more about all of the beers mentioned in this post, please visit the Samuel Adams beer guide – cheers!
Classic Boston Lager
…to believe in signs (I’m pretty sure I got one from my Nana last night)
…to get your hopes up (hey, it’s hard not to do sometimes)
…to only pay attention to the Super Bowl because either A: you’re very interested in winning your office’s pool, B: you love the snacks or C: the commercials, duh
…to truly love and appreciate the fact that the Improper Bostonian is free
…to count down the hours…minutes…seconds…to the start of the weekend
…to melt at the sound of a southern accent
…to treat yourself to lunch on a Friday afternoon (I’m talking to you, delicious turkey sandwich with lettuce tomato and pickles on toasted bread)
…to hope Madonna sings her old classics and not all new shizz we don’t know the words to yet
…to be sad for Demi Moore
…to to be scared of the word ‘change’. But…to also be excited, happy, nervous, ready, etc. That word can conjure up a million different things for all different people
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a wonderful Super Bowl weekend. Eat lots of great food and enjoy lots of great company. :)
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Happy (almost) Valentine's Day!
My parents were heading to Mohegan Sun for a concert today, so we decided to meet them there for lunch, a little gambling and some people watching of course. There are some interesting people who hang at casinos let me tell you. And the smell… the smell is an interesting mix of cigarettes, cheap perfume, and old people? I don’t know exactly, but it’s not necessarily my favorite smell in the world (although, it is comical).
We cheesed it up at Margaritaville (was nice to pretend we were somewhere warm for a few hours :)) which was pretty delicious. Then we played a few games and ended the trip with some Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Pretty delicious.
The only downfall of the day was the fact that the man sitting next to Matt at the Blackjack table puked ON him. Literally ON him. Don’t quite know what was wrong with that guy, but I do know that it was very unfortunate he had to decide to upchuck on Matt’s arm. Rude!
On another note, I ended up winning $67 in roulette so my kindness for today was treating the family to their Krispy Kreme treats.
"Pour me something tall and strong, make it a hurricane before I go insane"
"Wasted away again in Margaritaville"
Yuckin it up
The huge bottle of tequila
Some of the gang
Showing off our winnings
Gotta go with the glazed
Now its time for pizza, beer and football. Translation: Pizza, beer and chatting about the commercials while hoping that my squares win!!! (Might have a gambling problem?)
Enjoy your night!