I’ve been MIA from the blog for a while, but I’m back with a vengeance!
There are some upcoming social events to place on your callendars:
The Recess Warriors placed both 1st and 2nd in the mid-season scavenger hunt back in June. The 1st place prize was a keg party at Tom Tom in Adams Morgan (2333 18th St NW). They were gracious enough to invite us along to help kick the keg (that, or because Jed has dated one of their captains for 3 years….thanks Jed, I knew that dating Margaux would pay off at some point!). After everyone is nice and sauced, they plan to head to Heaven & Hell for 80s dance night. Some of you may remember that place from that faithful night earlier in the summer…
The keg will be tapped at happy hour, whatever time that means.
The K-funk All Stars have invited us to join them for one final Nats game of the summer. Sure, the Nats suck more than Pete’s mom, but that’s not the point. The game starts at 7pm and they are getting there at 3pm to start tailgaiting with their KEG. They also will have a grill, and it’s BYO food. Afterwards, we’ll probably roll out somewhere–perhaps the Bungalow, Pour House, or the likely candidate, Grab’s basement.
There will be beer pong & flip cup & ridiculousness. You should come.
If there is one thing that Alisa likes, it’s good intel. Although, I bet that she likes other things better, but that’s another story. Well, Alisa has some good intel that this year’s Blocktoberfest is not happening. I’m not sure why, and I can’t imagine why Arlington County doesn’t want 20k drunkards running amuck. Is that how you spell amuck? Does it matter?Anyway, the HighBall Events page does not list Blocktoberfest in its upcoming events, so it looks like a lock that it is not occuring. BOOOO!
One of my favorite DC events is the Oktoberfest beer tasting in Shirlington. The Cap City Brew Co. brings in micro brews from all over the east coast (and even internationally, as Chimmey was here from Belgium a few years back). Basically, you buy a cup and drink tix and try different beers, eat some Weiners, hear a little polka, and dance with Gerta. It’s a great day. Here’s an insider’s tip: towards the end of the day the vendors want to unload their goods (beer) so they don’t have to take it home, so they stop taking tix! Free beer! It’s not all vendors, but you’ll figure out which ones.
Unfortunately, I probably can’t make it bc I may be camping at Bryce Canyon in UT that weekend.
Mark you callendars for the weekend of Oct. 22. That saturday (22nd) is Bridge Day in WV. Then we’ll raft the Upper Gaulley on the 23rd. You’ll need to take that Monday off work, and I suggest taking Friday off (not necessary) to make a mini vaca out of it. The fall folliage should be nice that time of year as an added bonus.
This is just tentative right now…I definitely will organize a rafting trip this fall and I’ll let you know for certain the date.
Ok, enough for now…get back to work!