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“Blind dates” and beer tastings…

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.

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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.