Yes. Yes I did say beers. Not bears. Beers. Saturday night was my goodbye to beer party. OK, really it was Living Social’s Beerfest at the Zoo…but what a way to say goodbye to my gluten-y beer. Amiright? (Yes, I’m giving up gluten for the next several months [and possibly forever] to find out if I have gluten sensitivity. This is a decision my doctor and I discussed together–kids don’t try this at home…but anyways…more on that later) So we paid a bunch of money to go to the free zoo after hours, drink beer, listen to tunes, and eat snacks (OK, other people paid a bunch of money…Chrissy was frugal and got 3 of her pals to sign up so that she got it for free #lovelivingsocial). Aside from the ridiculous overcrowding and the less-than-worth-it VIP tickets, it was a great time with beer, friends and food trucks.
Of course, 3 days later and I still feel like crap–so maybe this gluten-free thing isn’t such a bad idea…Aaaaanyways.
Unfortunately, sleeping animals don’t photograph well at night with Smart Phones, otherwise you would totally have the cutest most ridiculously adorable pictures on the planet right now. Especially chimpanzees. OMG I love them so much right now. Because they sleep all cute and human like.
So you’ll have to settle for ridiculous pictures of my people.
How was YOUR weekend, blog friends?
Damn. Good luck. I tried Gluten free and found that in general I’m just sensitive to processed carbs. It doesn’t make me sick or anything but I feel like crap. I hope you’re NOT gluten intollerant because the fake gluten-free bread and baked stuff is typically nasty.
Thanks lovely! Some of the gluten-free stuff I’ve had isn’t bad (part of my decision was based on my trial run of testing out the important stuff…gluten free pizza, which was pretty good.) I know that I feel awful after eating a lot of breads or drinking a lot of beer…so I’m hoping it helps.
Gluten free can be a breeze once you know what you’re doing. My husband has been gluten free for over a year now. Stay away from prepackaged gluten free cakes and breads. They are crap and will leave you feeling just as bad as any other processed junk food.
Thanks for the pointers! It seems like it’s definitely something that I can do–we cook at home a lot. I don’t eat a ton of bread, but it’s good to know that there are some decent ones out there (like the other day at a party with Italian beef sandwiches–I had a gluten free roll so I wasn’t “missing out”)
Looks like you had a great time! I don’t drink the beers either….. have you tried ciders? They are gluten free and we love them! Oh and thank you for my mug!! I LOVE it!!
It was fabulous! Ciders are okay; they’re Brian’s beverage of choice. I used to drink vodka and be skinnier. I’m hoping 2 and 2 will make 1. 🙂
I could live without beer. Does vodka have gluten? Because that would be a S.A.D. day for me.
No gluten in vodka. I’m a safe bird there. And there are some drinkable gluten free beers. Just not a lot. Happy to see you back!
Beer and the zoo? I am just…I want to move. That is all.
I hope you get your gluten thing figured out and don’t have to give up beer forever because that is a long time.
It was SOOOO awesome. And if giving up beer makes me feel better all over…I’ll take that any day. Just as long as I don’t have to give up cheese. That would never happen.