Most people don't make lists of things to do in a year. But, if you are a chronic planner (with a bad memory), lists are extremely helpful and also give a person something fun to look forward to in life.
Yet, one of the most fun things I've done wasn't on the list, but it should have been. In Columbus, a friend suggested we go to the Brothers Drake Meadery. After the initial confusion as to why my friend wanted to take me somewhere that sold a lot of meat, I realized the correct pronunciation (I wasn't the only one confused by the conversation, and I was keen on going to this meat place too).
The only problem is that mead has 13-14% alcohol and sipping these lovelies (and a bonus one, thank you Brother Drake of Unknown Name), my face began to feel numb. Of course, that's not a really big problem. Unless you are driving home. Then it's a different problem with legal implications.
Meanwhile, in East Texas where Mardi Gras is a serious celebration:
Summer Fridays, Vol. 8.
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