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Eagle Rock Brewery: Girl’s Night May 18, 2011

Filed under: Blogging,Dining Out,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 9:20 pm
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Ok, I admit. Having a post about going to a brewery slightly contradicts my “I don’t really drink” post a few days ago. But like I said, I don’t need to drink, and when I do I definitely don’t overdo it. This was a beer tasting event, and that’s just what we did. Tasted some really amazing beers.

The Eagle Rock Brewery in Glendale hosts monthly events just for women. Each night has a theme and last night was ‘Bieres De Champagne”. It was a sampling of sparking beers that could almost pass as…. champagne!

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I went with some of my favorite bloggers, Kaitlin and Katherine!

I made sure to represent with my nametag. Hello, my name is kelocity.com !

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They went through each beer, one at a time and described how they make it, why they like it and what it should taste like. This was very fun for me since I know nothing about beer.

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The first one was Deus from Belgium. This one was sweet, they told us to look for hints of honey, and they were definitely there. I really liked it.

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Plus beer that comes in wine bottles is fun. I’d never seen that before. Is it common?

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The second one was Maltose Falcons Brut that was made by a homebrew club in Woodland Hills. It was FABULOUS. My favorite of the night for sure. It had a lot of flavors that really did dance around my mouth. I never really knew what people meant when they say that, but this one definitely did.

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The third was Lifemans Cuvee-Brut from Belgium and it tasted like grape soda (in a good way). Maybe like an Italian soda. The good kind. It was so sweet.

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And lastly, we had the Malheur Brut Noir from Belgium. They said that there was “chocolate in the nose”. If you focused really hard, that was definitely there. I don’t usually like dark beer, but this one was different. It was delicious.

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The tasting room was a lot of fun, I’d definitely go back to try some new ones.

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It was a fun night out with the girls and I really enjoyed trying some beers that I’d probably never think to order in a restaurant or a bar. But maybe now I’ll actually read the descriptions on the menus and choose something fun next time.

Katherine sent us home with a bag of four of her Ah-Mazing macaroons. Seriously, these things are like crack. There’s a reason one of them is now missing from the picture….

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Ok, that was a lie. They are all now missing. I don’t know where they went. Don’t look at me!

 

Ladyface: LA Blogger Meetup! March 12, 2011

Filed under: Blogging,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 3:23 pm
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Last night, 12 other bloggers and I met up at the Ladyface Alehouse in Los Angeles. It was so fun to hang out on a patio, drink some great beer, and meet my online blogger friends in person!
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I know absolutely nothing about beer, so I asked for the lightest beer they had on tap.
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The blonde was great. Crisp and refreshing.
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What a lovely group of people it was. The conversation went all over the place and I had a blast.
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Danielle and I!

I had eaten before I came, but I had to try the Pretzel. It just seemed to fit the beer theme.
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Some amazing women: Monica, Katherine and Amanda.
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So fun to see Kaitlin again! And her awesome friend Katy! (She lives in Boston, where I’m from!)
–And hi Mark!
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There was a group shot taken in there somewhere, if anyone has it, please send it to me!

So awesome to be in the company of such fun people, wish I got more pictures of the other fun bloggers!. We’ll just have to do it again soon!!

 

Preparing for Phoenix! January 13, 2011

Filed under: Food,Running Gear — Kelocity @ 8:34 pm
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Wow, I’ve totally lost my groove for planning for a race weekend. It’s only been a few months, but I’m feeling a little bit anxious. I used to be all into it. I’d have everything all laid out and packed up. But this time, I kind of don’t want to pack. I wish it would just appear in my suitcase without much thought.

So my husband went to Target tonight and came back with some presents!

Heineken Light cans! He claims they will fit better into his golf bag when he’s out on the course.
They’re taller and thinner than usual cans. Hey man, can’t argue with that!
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He told me I could have one tonight because they are “only 90 calories”. (Says the man who ate half a jar of Nutella in one sitting tonight!) But I have to give him credit, beer was an excellent idea to help with the packing.

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I rocked out quite the list.
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Now… if only I can manage to get it all in a bag tonight….

 

Downtown Independent: A Tribute to Leslie Nielsen January 10, 2011

Filed under: Los Angeles,Movies — Kelocity @ 5:00 am
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Saturday night, Irving and I ventured downtown for a pretty unique event:
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It was a Leslie Nielsen Tribute night at the Downtown Independent.
They were playing ‘The Naked Gun’ and ‘Airplane’ back to back.

Sounded fun, so we made a night of it.

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We’re probably in the minority, but we love public transportation. We took the metro downtown and had fun taking pictures while we were at it.
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We are so fortunate to have so many gorgeous buildings in our city. I highly recommend people go visit at night and observe them like tourists.

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We always travel to the other side of the world and snap pictures of the sights, but how often do we do it right in our own backyard?
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If you’ve never been to the Downtown Independent, you really should check it out. They have fun events all year long.
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It’s become one of our favorite best kept secrets in LA.
Hi, Irving!
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They even have love seats in the theater where two people can sit next to each other and cozy up. Romantic, no?
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Sorry for the dark photo. I was too embarrassed to put the flash on.

The double feature was also a ‘Drink A-Long’ and the first beer was on the house!
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They make it fun with clues during the movie where you’re supposed to ‘drink’.

-Everytime they say Roger in ‘Airplane’
-Everytime someone says But that’s not important right now in Airplane
-Everytime OJ Simpson is on screen in ‘Naked Gun’

And a bunch of others I can’t remember at the moment.

We’re going to make it a point to visit Downtown more often because there really are some great underground scenes happening there now. Lots of film, comedy and theater to check out.

 

A Weekend in the Bay Area January 17, 2009

Filed under: Family,San Francisco,Wedding — Kelocity @ 2:53 pm
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Check out our matching sweaters!

This is where we bought our wedding rings!


A beautiful morning in the Bay Area!

Brunch with (almost) the whole family! (We missed you EJ!)

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