Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Joe Biden, Claire McCaskill, and the Colonel

Election day was approaching so we went to a Senator Claire McCaskill rall at a local union hall. The last time I came here Billy Clinton was the big draw, and this time it was Joe Biden.




Colonel Sanders was inexplicably in attendance.












After the speeches were all spoke Biden was nice enough to mingle and take pictures with the common folk. Obviously getting a picture with Biden was now my sole mission. He moved a little towards the door with each picture, and there were a ton of people all smashed together trying to get to him, so I put myself where he was going to be rather than trying to beeline at him. It worked and I was proud of myself.




Luckily Joey B's iPhone selfie skills are on point. Not too shabby. I'm still confused how I managed to reach over 20 people to hand him the phone.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween at Grant's Farm

We visited Grant's Farm for a little taste of Halloween Nights 2018. 




Things got real spooky.












This weird birdcage heat lamp setup reminded me of a giant rotisserie.










You get two free beers for visiting Grant's Farm. They put two of the grumpiest old men on beer sample duty, which made getting my two O'Doul's Ambers even less pleasant.










Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cinder House Fancy Dinner

I got a new role at Anheuser-Busch and so I took Lydia and the Seagos out to celebrate at Cinder House, the fancy new restaurant in the Four Seasons.








They had Kaliber, which is the non alcoholic version of Guinness. Pretty bad. Non alcoholic beers are all really sweet and pretty bad.


"DIA'S CHEESE BREAD, Country Ham, Lardo, Pickled Vegetables".


There were some hen of the woods mushrooms with chorizo butter and pomme puree in attendance.


The steaks were crazy expensive so I had a porkchop instead.


I don't remember how they crossed us but somehow we managed to finagle a free dessert out of our waiter. "RICE PUDDING, Toasted Almonds, Cinnamon Streusel, Caramel Sauce, Strawberries".


Churro ice cream sammiches.


Seago backed his chair into the wobbly table behind him, upon which a massive potted plant decoration about tipped off and surely would have crushed the people sitting behind us. This party was getting out of hand.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Hot Chicken and Nashville Honky Tonks

We went down to Nashville for the weekend to visit Lydia's family. 


We went to a Nashville hot chicken joint that I hadn't tried yet: Hattie B's. 


It was B-licious. See what I did there?




We made our obligatory trip to downtown Nashville to do some honky-tonkin'.














Luckily there was plenty of AB advertising so I didn't get homesick.




I was initially worried that going to a bunch of bars during Sober October would suck but it ended up being a good time. The fun was within me all along.










Evan's favorite honky tonky artist Sarah Gayle Meech was playing at Evan's favorite honky tonk, Robert's Western World, in a real alignment of the stars.