Poll: A Most Amazing Memorial Day Weekend

I don’t know about all of you, but I had probably the best Memorial Day weekend ever these past 3.5 days. We began Friday with Guinness and a backyard barbecue at my pal Margaret’s house (she makes positively the best hummus from scratch). Perfect night for a bonfire and friends.

Saturday was a positively absurd amount of fun. Fritz and I traipsed around the city for 9 hours with some tasty Appleton Jamaican rum (thanks Mark and Dawn!) and incessant laughter (although, to be fair, the incessant laughter is standard for us). We hit up Buffalo’s biggest brew pub, Pearl Street Brewery, for some hefeweizen pints and a tasty meal. We were a little worn out by the time we got home, but not so much that we couldn’t stay up and hang out for a good part of the night.

Sunday was a very important day for Fritz. He was throwing a surprise party for his best friend Mark, who I mentioned earlier, because he and Dawn had just gotten hitched in Jamaica. Just when we thought it was all going to be a bust, everyone showed up in force and with Fritz, $hane (the same $hane who posts on the KegWorks blog), Earl and Bill each playing spots of live music, it turned out to be an incredible time. Ridiculously late (think bed at 630am) but wicked fun all the same.

On Monday we were up at 1pm (a bit later than we wanted but when shut eye doesn’t come til sun-up, it’s to be expected) and out on the motorcycle for the day, off to the pool for some swimming. Had a bit of sangria while spring cleaning the backyard and poolside furniture, and finally made it home to relax around 8pm, to finish up the weekend with a couple of good movies (I most definitely recommend Bill Maher’s documentary, Religulous, and the action packed apocalyptic number, The Day the Earth Stood Still, if you haven’t yet seen them.

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  • Anonymous May 26, 2009 @ 11:13am

    I heard that Margaret girl is quite the catch.

  • Hannah May 26, 2009 @ 11:16am

    you’re tellin’ me! you should see this chick! and funny to boot 🙂

  • Jon Brooks May 26, 2009 @ 11:23am

    Sounds like a great time. My Trip went well. Went to some great Brew Bubs.

    Annapolis – The Rams Head
    NYC – Stout (Not a brew pub but nice place)
    BXL cafe – (NYC Belgian pub)
    Atlantic City – Tun Tavern

    Note – Atlantic City was not a great place…

  • Hannah May 26, 2009 @ 11:32am

    Jon – what fun! You’ll have to be sure to hit up Pearl Street Brew Pub if ever you find yourself in Buffalo!

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