Long ago (long = 4 months ago, it’s all relative, right?) I started Food, Sweat, and Beers. It’s obviously my favorite place on the internet, but I never really thought it’d amount to too much. I figured, hey, a place to write about my 3 favorite things (one guess as to what they may be) as well as an outlet to meet new people and try something out. It’s not like I’d never had a blog before. There was my infamous tumblr when I started Weight Watchers back in March 2010. But I feel like this is different.
Yesterday, I got a triple dose of awesome to remind me how glorious folks have been/continue to be re: my blog.
First off, a package from the beautiful Laura, filled with all the flavors that Texas has to offer. Since it was through Foodie Penpals, I’ll save that post for a later date, but trust me, you’re in for a treat. And by you, I mean me. Unless a treat for you is being insanely jealous of someone else’s goodies.
Second up is the package I’ve been waiting for since my Great Tour De Pumpkin (Beer) Tasting . Hannah mentioned that Schlafly Beer put out a pretty sweet Pumpkin Ale that I simply had to try. Since Schlafly is in St. Louis and I’m here in Durham, I was at an impasse.
You know what that violining vixen suggested?
A beer swap!
Well, who am I to say no to beer from far off lands?
Well, after ripping the (incredibly well-packed) box to shreds, guess what I found?
Not only did Miss Hannah send me beautiful Pumpkin Ale, but Pumpkin Spice kisses and my ONLY SEASONAL HALLOWEEN DECORATION!!
You should be.
I’ve already made a serious dent in the kisses (and put them in my Saturday pancakes) and intend to drink the beers once they’ve had some time to relax after their long trip.
In other news, from blogging enablers, my beau and friends decided that they wanted my blog photography to be more “artsy”. You know what that meant?
Black and White Beer Photoshoot!
Three cheers to blogging friends, pen pals, lovers of spice and beer and, as always, my friends and loved ones who support my silly, sweaty, boozy adventures every step of the way.
Got any fabulous blog-love stories?