Posts Tagged ‘beer’

Aaron’s Birthday

Monday, August 9th, 2010

This was a pretty busy week.  Between having my first week and as manager and catching up on the new teams I’m over, working on some freelance projects, and weekend celebrating…I am worn out.

Friday night was pretty crazy.  I stopped off at Aces & Ales because they were doing their 1 year anniversary customer appreciation night.  Had a free beer and said hello to some people, then split for Firefly downtown for Aaron’s birthday partying.  Chris, Linda, some of Aaron’s coworkers, and other random people came and went through the course of the night.  Firefly at the Plaza has a pretty nice setup, but its basically the same as the place on Paradise.

After getting some food and a few drinks, the party moved from venue to venue downtown.  Fremont Street, Downtown Cocktail Lounge, Brass, Griffin, and Aaron’s hotel room at the Golden Nugget.  Downtown was pretty ridiculous considering it was First Friday.  The Cocktail Lounge and Brass suffered from some considerably bad bartending.  Griffin remains the best hangout spot down there.  All the specifics aren’t important, but it was a fun night partying with friends.  I ended up getting back to my car at the Plaza as the sun came up.

Saturday we had a more chill guy’s night.  Watched the UFC fights, had some drinks, and downloaded The Human Centipede.  Poor Chael Sonnen.  At least Hughes choked out another Disgracie protege.

I expect this week to be just as hectic.  Going to be meeting some of the MGM Grand Detroit people after work Monday.  Linda is having her birthday dinner Tuesday at Hot N Juice Crawfish.  Then this next weekend is the strong ale festival at Aces & Ales and a poker game at Ken’s new house.

Another weekend in the books

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Didn’t really get anywhere on the redesign yet. Still hashing out a dozen different ideas and am uncertain with which way I want to go.  I didn’t even really finish a simple coming soon page to throw up in the meantime and just link over to this.  So this post is still hidden to the world…lol.

In any event, it was a peaceful weekend.  Burned through some terrible movies on Netflix.  Made some BBQ porkchops and chicken curry.  Tried some interesting tequila and picked up the new Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Ale over at Khourys.  Now I’m just going through some Sunday tv.  It’s almost time for True Blood!

This week should be an interesting one…

Catching up…

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Well now that I actually have somewhere to post again, might as well make use of it.

The last few months have been much the same.  Work has been very busy with more transitioning.  So I guess we’ll see how things land this time.

Over the past few months Skizofrenia closed down and some new nights popped up.  Can’t say I’ve had any real urge to go out to these places.  Haven’t missed it really.  I imagine at some point I’ll check out the new venue if I’m bored.

Been enjoying the homebrewing and craft beer stuff.  Aces has had some really great events, the meetups have been fun, my latest tripel wasn’t half bad, and been able to tick off a couple more of my big wants.  Couple weeks ago I went down to Escondido for the Stone Sour beer festival.  What a great place that bistro and garden is.  So many excellent sour beers.  Cascade, Cantillon, Lost Abbey…oh man.  We ended up making our way to Pizza Port Carlsbad and their bottle shop after the event.  They have some of the best pizza I’ve ever had.  Even better was the place is walking distance from the beach.  First time I’d ever been to the Pacific ocean.  The whole day was such a blast.

Still not sure what I want to do with the site.  I have a dozen ideas floating in my head.  Not sure if I want to integrate Word Press into it or not either yet.  I guess we’ll see what happens when I have time.