How to make Starbucks have negative calories

This post is not just about exercising. This post is about how amazing my friends and family are and how exercising plays a big role in that. Case in point: Wednesday I rode my bike to TrySports (7 miles) for the group ride, only to have it rained out. Instead of calling it a day, Scott…

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Buying a bathing suit at Target while drunk

So, I had the opportunity to attend another beer festival this past weekend in Rock Hill. This comes only two weeks after the festival in Athens that Chris took me to. I was super-stoked about this one – it was called “Mountain Jam Brew Fest” and it was advertised that people should bring tents to…

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Bumping and beer pong

Beer club at Pauleys in Athens, Ga:  So, here’s how the beer club works at Pauleys: Drink 100 beers, 35 imports and 65 domestics, and get your picture on the wall with a quote. No time limit. I started my beer card on 11/1/08, right after the bar opened. The bar was so dead, that…

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Beer, friends and fun on a Sunday afternoon

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than at Classic City Brewfest? And on top of that, to be invited by one of my favorite friends who loves beer? I’m in! I’ve been to wine tastings but never a beer tasting before. I like beer. I don’t always know what to order when it comes to…

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If you promise free beer, you better deliver …

So, Charlotte Racefest happened. And I was there. And I ran. And I did way better than I thought I would. In fact, I was only about a minute and some change slower than the half marathon I ran in October, and I was more prepared for that one, and that one was less hilly.…

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The world is my oyster (and so is Charlotte on a Tuesday night)

— It ain’t easy turning 32 on a Tuesday. I mean, who wants to go out on a school night? Well, apparently I have some of the coolest friends in the world because my birthday kicked ass and I didn’t even expect it to. We went to a hibachi grill for dinner (Kabuto), and beers…

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Why am I showing you this boring beer?

Because it’s not boring at all! Chris made it. He made it. And I got to taste it this past weekend for the first time. I’ll let him tell you about the process he and his friends went through for the first beer they made and the second one. But I’ll tell you that when…

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Cheers to beers with no boundaries

All it takes is a little imagination. Proof that friendships transcend even geography: Was twittering with my friend Todd in Seattle (who goes by ElwoodJBlues online) recently, and this is how the conversation went: Me: Elwood!!!! (hi) Todd: Melissa! Hiii! You spiked your coffee today, didn’t you? Me: haha no, but good idea … 😀 Then our…

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