Holiday Goodies

I’m going to a HOLIDAY PARTY!

One of many, I hope.

This one is with my old colleagues.

Ye Old Guard, as we like to call ourselves.

Kudos to my bosses for creating a community at work that endures to this day.

Anyway, every year we get together and share stories and swap ornaments/hand made gifts.

Last year, I didn’t get the “ornament memo” and I was the ONLY PERSON who showed up without any gifts for my former colleagues.

I had to scramble to get ornaments and mail them to everyone.

This year, I’ve prepared myself ahead of time:

With UGLY SWEATER ORNAMENTS:

Aren’t they AWFUL (and cute)?

And festive holiday envelopes for wrapping:

Which I will decorate with a beautiful, edible “poinsettia” flower lollipop.

Damn!

I’m THE BOMB!

Stuff (besides beer) for beer lovers

michelle beerI’d like to pause in the middle of my onslaught on Valentine’s Day to bring you this DELICIOUS post:

We all have at least one beer lover in our lives.

In my case the beer lover is me.

Moi.

I’m a fan of that magical mixture of hops, grains and yeast.

I’m so much of a fan that I took Homebrew 101:  Steeped Grains and Homebrew 102:  Whole Grains classes in the city last year.

Here are some of my favorite beer accessories – some things that made me laugh, some things that made my mouth water, and some things I found just plain silly.

Zero affiliate links.

beer1Brewtiful tee.  Isn’t beer brewtiful?

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-3-38-59-pmPour the perfect black and tan, or are you a purist?

beer3Save Water Drink Beer tee

beer4Custom bottle opener

beer5Drunk on patios pint glass

beer6Irish You Were Beer tee

beer7Bratwurst club

beer8What the F**k Should I Make for Dinner book

beer9Party cart

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-3-23-56-pmIn Dog Beers tee

 

beer11Mini Kegerator

beer12Beer mustaches

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-3-49-30-pmBike bag

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-3-31-15-pmGrowler

vday8Valentine or Beer?

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I want fire spinning on my birthday!

You would not BELIEVE how fun a burner* birthday party is.

I went to a party this past weekend in Livermore.  Two longtime burners, twins so-to-speak, were sharing a birthday party.

As I lounged in the backyard amid big fluffy kitties and a nice little fire pit, I got to watch some spinners practice their art.

Watermelon poi.  Squirrel poi.  It was a BLAST!

The party was thumping. People were dancing.  I was sure one of the neighbors would call the cops.

But it appears the neighbors were chill with the action because no cops showed up.  I can’t tell you how impressive that is considering that there was live fire dancing in the street.  Woot!

The twins sat down to open presents and since it was an F-word themed party (everything needed to start with the letter f – feather, fur, flowers, etc) our gifts to the birthday girls were things like frou frou, fascinators, and frames.  My favorite present had to be a framed picture of FUCKING FLAMINGOS.  As in flamingos in the act of fucking.  It was AWESOME!

Of course, I brought FLOWERS for the birthday girls and I wore faux fur, feathers, and flip flops.

All in all, it was SO MUCH FUCKING FUN!

But the BEST present of the night?

FRIENDS.

*And by burner I mean Burning Man burner not 420 burner.  Some people get confused.

Anti-Valentine’s Day 2016

It’s going to become a tradition on my blog for me to troll Etsy for fabulous and creative Anti-Valentine’s Day gifts.  Without further adieu… a few really great Anti-Valentine’s Day items (with links), for the hater in you:

Put a bandaid on your broken heart.

vday1Give the perfect A-V Day bouquet of cookies.

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Give someone a meaningful card.

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Don’t forget to be honest in your communications.

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Remember, it’s okay to drink a lot.

vday5But be clear about how you feel about yourself.

vday6Love is a danger zone.

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We all know what you’re really after.

vday8So don’t be one of these:

vday9Or one of these:

vday10Yes, it’s true that Valentine’s Day is crap.

vday11So just relax.

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But don’t forget…

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Just Another Way to Bleed, reposted

I’ve been thinking about Anti-Valentine’s Day and how it seems like a lot more fun than Valentine’s Day.

I took the liberty of putting together some swag for Anti-Valentine’s Day which I found incredibly entertaining.

Hope you enjoy…

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 And of course what kind of holiday would it be if you didn’t have a glass to toast with?

imageBecause drinking is par for the course on Anti-Valentine’s Day.

imageBut don’t be too hard on yourself. Indulge in a little self love.

image Because don’t forget a little bitterness is in order.

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 And remember, you’re one bad ass bitch.

imageSo embrace your inner witch.

imageA broken heart isn’t the end of the world.

imageSo don’t go playing with one of these

imageAnd if all else fails…

imageHappy Fucking Valentine’s Day to you.

image“Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it’s just another way to bleed” ~ Laurell Hamilton