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Sunday, August 24, 2008

BATZ

No, not BETZ--BATZ as in Brew At The Zoo. This is the end of summer event that has become a ritual for a handful of us for the last 4 years. The usual suspects were there, me (duh), Bean (double duh), TP, Caleb & Annie, new editions to the mix were Annie's parents and M1.

Although I'm not sure, I think Annie's dad had a good time, it was hard to tell at times. Her mom enjoyed herself as well and M1 concurred. I'm told that Rikey and her friends were there, they looked like sluts to me, but M1 enjoyed pointing them out.
There was lots of beer, of which I sampled, lots of food of which I sampled even more and lots of wine of which I did not partake in.

My favorite food item had to be the chicken wraps--they have been there for at least the last three years and I remember them not only for their high quality, but also because the people handing out the "samples" practically force you to take them! They are good though and the "sample" is at least a quarter, if not half, of a whole wrap--good portions! I had some good chicken pot stickers and cheese pizza. I did try beers, but none of them stood out for blogging purposes.

Did I mention the BATZ actually sold out? Oh I guess I just did. Well it did, so maybe you should start planning right now for next year.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Summer's Almost Over 08

Long time, no bloggy.... excuses trach, beep, honk, etc.

I'm looking for a break from work and ran out of things to look at on the internet, so I thought I'd post a weekend re-cap. Although due to the lack of bloggins, my guess is that no one will see this for three days. And only then it will by accident that someone clicked on my blog. But then again, I think I'm linked up RSS style to trachbang, so maybe it won't take three days... anyway I digress.

I was stoked that I participated in my first Canoefest this past Friday, which is the start of the newly named DuckStock-fest (re: dooleyblog). The canoing was good, the river/creek/etc was fast and high which meant minimal paddling for Bean (cause it's always minimal paddling for me). There was one carcase spotted, two urine waterfalls, a bunch of flipped canoes and a partridge in a pear tree.

Immediately upon returning to the BBQ, the pork chop extravaganza started. I almost got sick looking at that amount of meat. (TWSS)
I ate my fill of potatoes and slaw and promptly took a nap to get stoked for Strassenfest.

The stoking for Strassenfest took a little longer and few more beers than I would have liked, but after a few cups I was there. Good times, although somehow Bean & I didn't get to polka as much as we wanted. It was hot again this year, but not as hot as last year, and as such instead of my typical hot-from-the-oven monster cookies, I had two snow cones in addition to a FREE schnitzel (ya hear that Flamion?).

We chucked it back to the BBQ around 1AM and I called it a night. I believe there was a pork chop food challenge, but I didn't see it; I'll leave that for someone else to blog about.

Saturday morning started with Angie's always good breakfast burritos. Then me, Maxson and Bean headed back to Strassenfest for their homebrew contest.
*Spoiler alert*
There were three categories for the beer: Light, Wheat, and Dark. Bean won first place in the light and dark beer categories and some dude from Indy won the Wheat category.

Immediately after the homebrew contest, we loaded up Stutz and headed back to Memphis. After learning that Mosquito-fest ice cream was now $1 a scoop, it made the drive less zesty and we decided to forgo that portion of DuckStock 08.

For dinner that night, we went to my favorite New Albany restaurant, Joe's OK Bayou. I had my normal crawfich etoufee, but the noteworthy portion of this story is about the girl who worked there that was eating boiled crawfich. She kept saying things like, "I wanted to suck the head longer cause I love the taste, but it was so hot" or "I would have had more, but my lips are swelling".... yeah, it's true, she really did say that and TONS more. I could not stop laughing, although I was trying to hide laughter from her as she was young and, I really believe, did not realize what she was saying. I think the three of us laughed all the home about it.

Sunday night concluded with Maxson and I kicking it to Deercreek (aka Verizon Wireless Music Center) for a kick ass Radiohead show. In addition to already awesome music, they had a stellar light show and grossly inflated beer prices ($10 for 24oz Coors Light). Good times for sure, although the getting out of the parking lot portion sucked verily, but I'm not sure I've ever been to a concert there where it didn't suck!

In conclusion, I had a busy weekend. Summer is almost over. Brew at the zoo is August 23rd.
End Transmission

Friday, December 14, 2007

Hawaii Blog Part 1

I know, I know....'bout time!

For those not in the know, Ben bought me a trip to Hawaii for my birthday (ok, he bought it for both of us). My bestest bud in the whole wide world, Geoff moved out there at the beginning of the year with his girlfriend Jessica (who is now his almost wife).

Geoff and Jessica live on the island of Kauai in the town of Lihue. They offered to let us stay at their humble abode for the 8 nights we were there. So we did Hawaii on the cheap and got to hang out with them!! Bonus!

First of all, Hawaii is 5 hours behind us here in Indiana, so we had time zone issues to deal with in a major way. We left Louisville in the am (can't member the times), flew to Houston where we then boarded a humongous plane and 8 hours later arrived at Honolulu at 6:30pm local time (11:30pm here), then hopped a short flight (37 minutes) over to the island of Kauai. So it was sorta like we came from the future through a worm hole in the time-space continuum.

Geoff met us at the baggage claim, but our bags hadn't made it yet since we managed to hope an earlier flight from Ohau. So we went out to dinner while we waited for our luggage. Went to this place and promptly ordered a Mai Thai and fish & chips. With a belly full of good food and alcohol, we picked up our luggage and went back to their place where we promptly oatted at 8:30pm.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Wise Man Once Said....

…They say a blog is created every second, I wonder how often they die.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Time Flies

Well here it is already September, see I told you summer was almost over. Sorry for the no blogs lately, I've been busy. Here's a rundown of what has been occupying my time.

1) Strassenfest was the first weekend in August. It was good times except that it was hella HOT. I couldn't even enjoy the ginormous, hot, fresh-baked cookies cause it was so dag gone hot. I did partake in about three snow cones though. The night culminated with Ben almost throwing up in downtown Jasper. Despite all the sweat, he hung in there like a champ and kept it together. In his defense he had been drinking since 8 that morning. The following day mosquito-fest was on, but they really need to come up with a better way to dish up 50 cent ice creams. The Tennis'ss's were in line for almost 15 minutes before they got their scoops.

2) At the end of July I quit my CyberTek job to take a Project Analyst job with Chapman Kelly. And no, I'm NOT Ben's sexretary. It's working out pretty well. We drive together most days which should save us $TEXAS in gas over the year.

3)Ben and I held a Chapman Kelly, Inc. company party at our house in mid August. It was quite amusing complete with a interpretive dance set to Salt N' Peppa's "Push It". Good times for sure.

4) The end of August is always marked by the Louisville Zoo's "Brew At the Zoo" event. This year, we added Dirt to our list of attendees. He was partially stoked until he was in the beer tent, two-fisted, and all kinds of lightening, thunder and rain came pouring. THEN he was stoked! This was followed up by a poor showing of beer pong later in the night.

5) Labor Day weekend was spent in Richmond hanging out with my family by the pool, eating and getting burnt. There was also some drinking and a new drinking version of Trouble. If you thought you could pop a lot of trouble with the pop-o-matic bubble before, wait til you try this version!

6) Ben and I (mostly Ben) have been getting involved with our neighborhood trying to get roads, drainage and empty lots taken care of.

So that's it basically. This weekend I'm off to Lake Cumberland to hang out on a kick-ass houseboat and party it up at a bachelorette party. Maybe I'll take some pics, but not PNP.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Summer's Almost Over!

Sucks, doesn't it?

But I'm here to blog about the end-of-summer rite that is the 4th annual Brew At the Zoo.

I'm rallying early to get people signed up to join us this year on Saturday August 25th from 4-9pm. Tickets are $38 this year, a slight increase, but still well worth it IMO. In addition to the usual suspects (i.e. micro brews, great food, live music and animals) they are adding a "casino" to the festivities. I'm not sure what the details are since the website only says,
"Parrot Dice Casino and Raffles Baskets:
Do you feel lucky? Cold beer and hot dice are new for this year’s Brew. Gamble with your friends for the benefit of the Zoo. In addition, The Friends of the Zoo will be selling chances to win one of several fantasy raffle packages offered."

You can read about it here. Leave a comment and let us know if you're IN. You are, as always, welcome to stay at our house that evening. Ben will even make biscuits and gravy in the morning!

Monday, July 09, 2007

June Wrap

Despite the lack of blogs, June was a fairly busy month at the Schy house.
In addition to my previously mentioned "5 States in 1 Day Tour", we did do other things.

The weekend of the 16th was spent in Richmond with a 5K Saturday morning, hanging and cooking out by the pool all day and some competitive mini golf later that night. Sunday we took my dad out the breakfast for Father's Day and then went canoeing on the Whitewater River with some friends. Good times! (pics forthcoming)

Sunday the 24th was marked by our purchase of a 50" something, something, something TV (you'll have to ask Bean for the deets--I'm just a girl). (pics forthcoming)

The next weekend was our not-too-exciting trip to Fort Wayne. What was supposed to be a fun filled Friday and Saturday night excursion, actually only lasted until 3pm Saturday when we had explored everything the city had to offer. Thanks to all of you who allowed us to go knowing the city sucked ass.