Beer, Wine, Vodka, Sake, Pig, Cake, and Friends

The past five days here in the northwest have been awesome. I have made many new wonderful friends and stronger friendships with existing friends. The FarmBoyz party was amazing. Sean and Chris really know how to have fun.

Here’s a quick rundown on the various things that I ingested over the weekend:


Picked up a keg of Full Sail Amber Ale from the Full Sail brewery in Hood River, Oregon. Sean and Chris managed to get a refrigerator, CO2 tank and tap for it…easy access to good cold beer. Bought various Widmer brews in bottles to try. Hefeweizen is my favorite, but the Blonde Ale and Okto were a close second.


The wine tasting trip on Saturday caused me to find a couple of wines that I actually like. I have never really cared for wine much…until this past weekend. I probably consumed two bottles myself. Somehow the 5 bottles that I have left need to make it home with me.


Sean had Ioan pick up a big bottle of Belvedere Vodka. It’s damn good when served ice cold.


I had never tasted Sake before. It’s really good. I had one shot and decided that it would not be a good idea to drink any more of it. The G was good shit.


Sean managed to get a whole pig brought up to the farm. The cook, Happy, did an excellent job barbecuing the pork in various forms. Also damn good shit.

Cake – Monday night, Court mentioned that she was going to the Cake concert. Chris and I decided that we would like to go and Sean said that if we could find tickets (show was sold out), he would go as well. We found a guy on Craigslist that happened to be selling three tickets…at more than double face value. We figured that at least we would have tickets and deided to buy them. This was the first concert that I have been to as a spectator/fan. It rocked. Cake sounds excellent in person.

Photos can be seen here:

Everyone Combined

Other people’s recaps of the past weekend: