Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Weekend Starts Early

I'm overdue for a healthy dose of manic behavior.

In a little while, Kathy and I are going out for my birthday (37, but who's counting) to a restaurant neither of us have tried (talk about adventure!).

Tomorrow morning I head to Montréal for three days of beer and cheer with 40-50 fellow members of RateBeer (malt musketeers, hop hedonists, beer brethren -- you get the idea), many of whom I've met at other gatherings, a couple of whom I've developed genuine friendships with (including at least one who comments here). This is the fourth annual summer gathering, and I went to the other three as well. Truly, I've enjoyed spending time with almost every person I've met from the site, and I've met over 100 of them. While hanging out with the group, I'll likely try over 100 beers, ciders and meads that I've not had before. Despite that, I'm quite confident that there'll be a sober moment or two.

My return flight is Monday morning, and I'm heading straight into work from the airport (I'll be a couple of hours late).

I hope everyone has a great weekend, and I'll post again when I get back home.


LoryKC said...

Happy Birthday, Aaron!
Just returned from celebrating my b-day in New Orleans. Hope your weekend is a happy one in Montreal!

Mary P. said...

Happy Birthday! Montreal's a hop, skip and a jump from where I am. If I hear any undue rowdiness in the air, I'll know where it's coming from!

Debbie D. said...

Happy birthday Aaron.

kat said...

Hey, we have birthdays near each other! Have a beer for me in Montreal, and I'll be sure to have one for you. And I promise it won't be Miller Lite ;)

supine said...

Happy belated birthday! Mine was the day before yours, that's funny. Hope you are finding some great new beers and are, in fact, drinking at this exact second.

aaron said...

Thanks for the bday wishes all. Back atcha to Lory (4th), Kat (5th) and Supine (6th). Mary -- I love Ottawa, sorry I didn't have the chance to visit this time.