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So remember when I said that I can’t stay up on Friday nights anymore? Well I also can’t sleep in on Sunday mornings anymore:( After tossing and turning for the past hour, I just decided to give up on sleeping and blog. I woke up with that feeling that something is wrong, probably because something is wrong. If you read my sister’s blog, you probably already know that my Grandpa, (aka POP) passed away in his sleep this weekend. He was 92 years old, but he was still full of life, so it definitely came as a shock and the news continues to consume my thoughts.
I still managed to make it to the harvest party last night. I’m so glad I went because it was a blast. I may even go as far as to say it was the perfect party. What makes the perfect party you ask? Well, in my opinion, its good food, good beer, and good people. The hosts were having a harvest party because they are moving out of their current apartment and wanted to share the food they had grown in their garden.
Actually, I think the only thing that really came out of the garden was collard greens, but the idea was cute nonetheless. Because collard greens are traditionally associated with the south, they complimented the greens with a spread of southern food. Here’s my plate of collard greens, cornbread, mac and cheese, chili, pulled pork, and green beans.
Many of the guests brought beer, so there were a ton of different kinds! Matt and I split this Smuttynose summer weizen to start. I’ve had this one before, so I knew I loved the rich and summery wheat taste.
The hosts were actually friends of Matt’s, so I didn’t know many people there, but everyone was welcoming and friendly. Here’s Matt and the farmer, Alex.
They even had a bobbing for apples competition and a pie eating contest!
Isn’t it cute how intensely Matt’s teammates are cheering him on? His team obviously won…
After the events, the party really got started with a little flip cup and some tunes from the Biebs. I enjoyed A Geary’s Summer ale and a Shipyard Brown ale, both tasty beers I’ve had before from Portland, Maine.
Oh, I almost forgot, the perfect party also involves dessert!!! Out of nowhere, the farmers wife appeared with pies!.
I had a slice of the peach = yum. Later, I realized there was another flavor, and went back to taste the blueberry peach = fabulous.
We left around 12:30 and ended up walking the two miles home from Cambridge because we didn’t see the bus we’re too cheap for cabs. Thanks again to the hosts Alex and Gena!
I just heard a noise from the other room, so Matt must be stirring. Time for some exercise before I head to brunch.