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Six Pack Sunday: The Leftovers

October 23, 2011

Sometimes All the time, I keep a camera with me. It’s a little point a shoot, Nikon Coolpix S203.

Because I am painfully aware that I have this camera with me at all times, I find myself taking pictures a lot. Pictures of things I want to remember, pictures of things to remind myself of other things, funny pictures, stupid pictures. Then, I pull them onto my computer, and, unless I do something with them right away (blog, tweet, upload to Facebook), chances are, I’ll forget that I even took them.

This week’s Six Pack Sunday is dedicated to those pictures. The forgotten, the leftovers, the little snapshots that never surfaced on the world wide web.  Come along for the ride, why don’t you?

1. I’m the Queen of the Cubes!

At UNC I had the unique opportunity to be a female in a co-ed literary and arts fraternity. And, every now and then, I’d visit my brothers at Ole Miss.  Ole Miss being Ole Miss, their chapter was all male.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a fraternity?

This pretty much sums it up.

I know, I know, it’s not #craftbeer. I’m not mad.  And man, does it pair nicely with spicy crawfish, loud music, and springtime in Oxford, MS.

2. Dora the… Crustacean?

She’s super crabby

There’s a lot of wacky things at the Jersey shore.

This Dora the Explorer hermit crab is just one of them.

3. Dogfish Head Tap Takeover

Woody’s at City Market had a Dogfish Head Tap Takeover this summer. And I rushed from my beach volleyball game in Cary to make it, still wearing my sandy shorts and tank top, sweating my face off.

Glistening with beer joy

It was completely and totally worth it, if only for a chance to try the Sah’Tea Randalized with Black Indian Chai and lemon zest.  To date, one of the most delicious beers I’ve ever put in my mouth.

Oh, and the $3.50 flights didn’t hurt, either.

A Perfect Paddle

If I lived anywhere closer to Raleigh, I get the feeling that the folks at Woody’s and I would get very very close.

4. Sisters Icing Bros

Does anyone remember back when “Icing” was a thing? Icing is a drinking game for bros (and chick-bros), where the point is to make other bros drink Smirnoff Ice “against their will, at ridiculously inopportune times.”

Last year, we iced my brother on the beach.

And then, my aunt Iced him on Christmas.

Merry Christmas

99% of the time, I’m very very glad this is not a trend anymore.

1% of the time, when I’m writing Six Pack Sundays, I miss it so much.

5. Save the Date

I took the following picture the first weekend of January 2011.


Well, I’m not absolutely certain what I was doing on May 21, 2011. But I’ll tell you what I wasn’t doing.  I wasn’t hanging out with the big JC, despite wearing my most appropriate Return of Christ outfit.

Maybe next year?

6. Some People Eat Bugs

Every year, Raleigh’s NC Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Bugfest.  There’s cool exhibits and people covered in bees and butterfly crafts.

Oh, and lots and lots of edible bug treats.  Local chefs and restaurants will whip up versions of their food featuring one key ingredient: BUGS!  There was lots to try last year.

Locopops featuring cricket bits!

The chocolate cricket Locopops were by far my favorite.

Cold and crickety, just how I like it.

Ever eaten a bug?

Ever iced a bro?

Ever relaxed on a pile of beers taller than you are?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2011 11:30 pm

    Gross! I do could not deal with eating bugs. :)

    I take tons of photos too and most never get shared. Cool idea!

  2. October 23, 2011 11:34 pm

    HAHAHAH i loved the Icing sensation! my guy friends were all about it the summer of 2010 – right around the time of Monterey’s Beer Festival. That weekend alone there were at least 20 really creative “icings” too funnnnny

  3. October 23, 2011 11:37 pm

    omg, so glad the icing craze is over!

  4. October 24, 2011 8:49 am

    I can definitely say no to all three of those, though I cannot guarantee I haven’t accidentally eaten a bug while running. They rescheduled the Save the Date to Oct 21, which was the bf’s birthday and since we’re all still here my guess is they’ve rescheduled it again. ;)

  5. October 24, 2011 11:27 am

    Nope. I’ve never eaten a bug (that I know of), and I’d rather not start now. Yes. I have “iced” a bro, and it never gets old. And finally – $3.50 flights totally rocks! Good find!

  6. October 24, 2011 12:23 pm

    I fear I might have been too old to have iced anyone. I do love stacking beer higher than I am tall, though!

  7. October 24, 2011 4:48 pm

    LOL icings. I left the bar early one night and apparently icing was The Thing to do. My friend bought/administered like 15 icings over the course of 3-4 hours. I think after oh… three or four it’s like, okay man… that was funny but now it isn’t.

  8. October 26, 2011 6:53 am

    I cannot believe that bug baking extravaganza. Too much. I would die. Still shocked that that is a real event.

    • October 28, 2011 1:18 pm

      Raleigh’s got some wack-a-doo events. I try to avoid it at all costs (but mostly, at the cost of gas).

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