Saturday, October 27, 2012
|Local Beer is Delicious!|
I had a really great weekend. I occasionally get irritated at blogs where everything is always rosy and happy; that's not realistic. In this case, however, we have had such a great October, it's hard not to post all sorts of happy stuff.
|black eyed susans are totally happy|
Yesterday, I walked to South Hills Power Yoga for a morning class. (I took the day off, since there's really no good reason to work on your birthday if you don't have to.)
I talked to the instructor a bit before class, because I have some physical weirdness with my shoulder and she gave me some tips. The whole class went awesomely after that, and I left feeling happy. Hot Yoga!
(Basically, if you want to take pressure off your shoulder, stay on your knees in plank. Seems simple, and works like a champ.)
From there, I headed to the Sugar Cafe for some thing kind of like lunch. I asked for iced tea, but only if I could pick the tea. The nice guy behind the counter recommended something called Cinnamon Sunset with ginger syrup. It was fantastic, but not as good as the apple-butternut-cranberry turnover I had for a post-yoga snack. I have heaps of winter squashes and apples and I am determined to make something tasty out of them. Sorry, no pictures. You'll just have to head to Dormont for some of your own. :)
Walked back to my house and lounged around drinking coffee and watching TV shows that I legally downloaded from the internet for a small fee. We are IN THE FUTURE, people. If you happened to miss 2 episode of Rizzoli & Isles, the Apple TV is here for you!!!
Jeff came home so we dropped the little one off at meemaw's house and went out for dinner. He slept over, in preparation for our big bike outing this morning.
Basically, the deal is this. My birthday is around Halloween. That means every year on my birthday weekend, there are too many things to do, most of them involving costumes and probably involving lots of loud people. I am not super into loud. Jeff could not decide between the Terrifying 10k or the Reverse Keg Ride this year, since they were both today. I basically said "hey, we're doing the keg ride, because I don't want to do a 10k on account of how I'm lazy and don't like to exercise, but I can totally bike to where there's beer".
You can read more about it at the link, but basically some folks tow a keg of beer from point A to point B, and when we get to point B, we drink some! You know, for charity! This year, point B was East End Brewing's soon-to-be opened brewery and growler shop, which is also a coffee roaster. roastery? Place in which coffee is roasted, I guess.
I am not in shape, so it was a pretty long ride for me. There was fine. Back was harder, but we went faster and stopped at the old brewery, so it was an extra mile. I am totally hurting between arthritic yoga, walking 2 miles, and a 13ish mile bike ride in 2 days.
I won't gush anymore, but I will leave you with some pretty pics.