Football, Beerfest, and no Beer?

What was I thinking when I decided to go on a no beer diet for the next 30 days?

I have always been a beer girl, but I developed a new love for beer when I started getting my feet wet with craft beers at the beginning of the summer. Some of my new favorite beers include McMurray’s Irish Stout, Tripel Karmeliet (which will kick you in your ass if you’re not careful), VBC Golden Monkey and Shiner’s Wild Hare P.A. I was to the point where when we were all going out, I was ordering these very hoppy beers while all of my girlfriends were ordering vokda waters and Michelob Ultras. Who would have thought that craft beers have more calories than the standard light lager? (total FML moment…)

The Dallas Cowboys have their first game of the season tonight. I could totally go for a beer at a local pub and pretend like I know what’s going on while surrounded by tipsy guys that just got off work. Even bigger bummer: The Common Table’s Beerfest -my favorite place to go in Uptown for a good beer- is this Saturday! Talk about terrible timing on my part.

We’ll see how long this lasts…




Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to keep you grounded. It’s a holiday that is all about focussing on the non-materialistic things that has helped you become the person you are today. If I really wanted to get deep, I could write about the Indians and the pilgrims, but we already know that story. So, as I sit here with a full tummy, cold beer, and the Cowboys game on multiple TVs, I can’t help but to think about the list of things I am thankful for.

My overly supportive family.
My son who is my world.
My gorgeous group of friends.
A great job that supports my lifestyle and that has given me the opportunity to do what I love to do. I am also thankful for the connections and friendships I have made through my job.
Our country, the US Military, and our freedom.
Above all, God himself.

Hope you are having a good Thanksgiving! Go Cowboys!