Monday, September 27, 2010

Beer

Yep, a post about beer.  Because I need a mental (and physical) break from the damn bookcases that are sucking the life out of me.  We do have all the shelf cleats up and are still making progress, but I'm tired of talking about it.  Let's talk about the Great Lakes Brewfest that we went to a couple weeks ago instead!  Beer helps you through any project, right?
It took place at Racine's Festival Park, on the beautiful Lake Michigan shore.  They had over 90 craft breweries for our drinking pleasure, and Lakefront Brewery even had a dude walking around with a keg on his back so you didn't have to wait in line!  That is service.
We made some pretzel necklaces to make sure we didn't get drunkity after an hour, you can see my really long necklace in this picture of me with a dude wearing a ladies shirt.
It says "I bet you wish these were filled with beer" across the chest.  I couldn't resist a picture with this stud!  We made some new friends...
And checked out the boats, even though it was rather chilly that day. 
Then I asked Shaun to take a picture of me with my beer, and this unflattering little photoshoot happened:  
But I finally managed to look normal for the last one. 
And then we got a nice one together, even though ALL THE PRETZELS WERE GONE and we were still drinking.  Watch out!
One of our new friends looked a bit like Shaun when he's sporting longer hair and a mustache, so we took a very serious picture at a bar post-festival to document their twin-dom. 
Watch out, they will cut you!

18 comments:

Ethan@OPC said...

Awesome! There's a couple festivals like that around here... always a good time.

Keeley said...

You are hilarious! My hubby loves craft beer and I bet he'd love that event. I'm more of a wine gal, so I always get to be the DD at beer events. Looks like fun!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Beer and new friends always makes for a good time!

Kristi W @ life at the chateau whitman said...

Fun! We were extras in a TV show filming about craft beers this past weekend. I will be sure to let you know if it airs.

Chelsea said...

Hahaha, how fun! Nice idea with the pretzels, too. :)

~Chelsea

Amanda said...

Whatev, you are adorable in those pics! And the pretzels- FANTASTIC idea.

Cait @ Hernando House said...

I think as bloggers we're allowed a brain-break every once and a while (ie- my "things I wish would fall out of the sky" post yesterday). I may need another one after we finish the guest room and guest post we're working on. Also, I think the "unflattering" photoshoot was hilarious/adorable.

Alexis L., The Studioist said...

After looking at your bookcase project, I needed a beer. Glad you had a good time.

Mary @ stylefyles said...

haha, new friend looks like drunk friend.

I noticed during your photoshoot, the pretzels seemed to be disappearing.....heheh, but I disagree with your assessment of the photos being non-flattering, I think you look so cute in all of them!

Looks like the brewfest was fun! Jealous!

Deb said...

Loved the post. You had me at "Beer". :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Beer totally helps any project! Looks like you guys had a great time and I think those pics of you are so cute!

Oonafey said...

Ha! The guy on the left looks like Austin Kutcher!

Sara said...

First of all..I am dying over your hair. Can I pleeease have it? :)

and that festival looks like an absolute blast! I especially like the guy with the keg on his back! brilliant!

That looks like quite a project you've got going on with those bookcases! I bet it will be awesome! Have fun :)

Life in Rehab said...

I'm quite jealous of the tresses there, Missy. Viva la suds!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Ok, I guess I had a good hair day. Too bad it doesn't happen all the time! ha

LindzWhite said...

ha! my vote for best post of the day...i needed a little beer with my DIY reading :)

christi @ grey umbrella said...

You are hilarious! Love this post ... and that pretzel necklace is genius. We are heading to the local Oktoberfest this weekend ... I might have to make one.

Amy said...

Love the Lakefront Brewery guy, and your T-shirt! That brewery tour is seriously the best I've ever been on. Hilarious!