Friday, January 21, 2011

My 2011 To Do List

I have decided that I'm not doing New Year's resolutions this year. Instead I am creating a list of things I want to do during 2011.
  1. Run a 5K  Done 9/17/11. Ran it in 30 mins 45 sec. Already signed up for a second one!
  2. Sing kareoke in public  Done 1/26/11. It was very scary.
  3. Visit the Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Worcester, MA
  4. Go on a Harpoon brewery tour with my hubby
  5. Go on a Redhook brewery tour with my hubby
  6. Visit the Charlton Orchards Farm and Winery  in Charlton, MA
  7. Visit the Turtle Creek Winery in Lincoln, MA
  8. Visit the Alfalfa Farm Winery in Topsfield, MA
  9. Visit the Still River Winery in Harvard, MA
  10. Check out the Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery in Westport, MA
  11. Go shopping at Sudo Shoes in Cambridge, MA  Done 5/7/11. Bought hubby a wallet.
  12. Check out the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston Done 5/28/11. Really cool art, but smaller than I expected.
  13. Go on a Taza Chocolate Factory tour Done 6/11/11. Fun and informative. We bought a ton of chocolate from the gift shop!
  14. Make baba ganoush Done 12/14/11. Yummy and easy to make!
  15. Make seitan
  16. Eat at Prana in Newton, MA  Done 3/12/11. Delicious!
  17. Eat at True Bistro in Somerville, MA  Done 1/30/11. Loved it!
  18. Eat at The Pulse Cafe in Somerville, MA  Done 5/7/11. Had the "Philly Cheese Steak". AMAZING!
  19. Eat at Red Lentil in Watertown, MA  Done 4/28/11. Ate WAY too much + took home carrot cake!
  20. Eat at Revitalive Cafe in Newburyport, MA
So, that is all I have so far. I like that it is very attainable, not too intimidating.
I'm going to continue to add more things and adjust the list throughout the year.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Join me at the Metrowest MA Craft Beer Tweetup!

Metrowest Craft Beer Tweetup - February 2010
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The Metrowest craft beer tweet-up is a FREE social networking event intended for anyone who loves beer. Many of the attendees will be from the local area beer blogging community as well as beer-lovers from Twitter and Facebook. The event will be casual. No agenda. Come, drink, talk beer, make friends.

People new to the craft-beer scene should not hesitate to join us; you won't find anything intimidating about the event...folks with all levels of beer-knowledge will be represented.

If traveling by car, please consider bringing a designated driver.

When tweeting about the event, please use the #LIBAbeerup hash tag.


Horeshoe Pub - Hudson, MA.
Metrowest's premier spot for craft beer. With roughly 80 beers on tap, how could you go wrong?

The Horseshoe Pub building was built by F. D. Brigham in 1832, and occupied the lot next to Town Hall, on Main Street in the charming little burg we call Hudson, MA. The building was moved before 1880 to its present location on South Street, to make way for the construction of Jeff's Block. It became part of the property of H. H. Mawhinney and Company, later Logan Shoe Company, and was the home of one of the foremen and his family.
In 1980, the building was taken over by the Horseshoe Pub and Restaurant. The restaurant's name originated from the relationship with a partner who was in the Harness Horse Racing business. In 1984, the Pizzimento family bought out their partner, and the Horseshoe is presently run by Al Pizzimento and family. In September of 2004, renovations were completed to what the building is today.
For more information, visit the Horseshoe website:

Saturday February 5th. 1pm - 5pm.
Door prizes drawing at 3:00.

Directions & Parking
Directions from points North, South, East and West can be found on the Horseshoe website.
Ample free parking available.

Door Prizes
Bring your business card for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Blank cards will be made available for folks without business cards.
Drawing will be held at 3:00. Must be present to win!