Sometimes fate takes you in strange directions… Tonight I went to an social event for a professional association that I belong to. It was a Beer & BBQ cruise on the BB Riverboats. I was ORIGINALLY supposed to go with a guy friend, but he backed out on me (another story for another time), and because of that, I almost canceled as well. But I decided to suck it up, be a big girl and go anyway. Turns out, it was the BEST decision I made all week!. Because the guy bailed on me , someone else was able to take his place. And you know what? Nancy was AMAZING. She’s just a few years older than me, and going through things that I went through a few years ago. We hit it off instantly. I don’t think I would have talked to my original date as much as I talked to Nancy tonight… lol.
Not to say the others the other people there weren’t great too. The other ladies (and gentlemen) at our event were wonderful. If I had had more to drink (J) …. 😉 But I had been very disappointed that my original date had canceled. Going to the event was the best thing I could have done for myself this week.
I tasted some great beers from Rhinegeist Brewery , a local brewery here. As many beers as I’ve tasted in the last 2 years, for some reason I had never gotten around to sampling most of the fine beers of Rhinegeist. One I liked (Puma, a pilsner), one not so much (Cougar, the blond ale – never been partial to blondes anyway… 😉 ), then there was Zen (the beer that you drink when you want to drink a six-pack by yourself, according to the rep…lol. Who, btw.. was awesome AND drives a Miata (like I do) ). And then there’s Truth… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Truth. Going to have to stock my fridge with this one!
And to top it all off, I got some great pics! Will post them on my Flickr page tomorrow (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kirstenmax/sets) but here’s one that I took on my phone.
All in all, a great night, and an awesome “blind date” LOL! I’d go walking with Nancy in a heartbeat, and wouldn’t request a full body pic first… 😉
And if I was drunk enough… maybe… nah…. LOL.