He is an April Fool’s baby. We had some great plans this weekend to go into NYC but it was raining and freeeeezing. When it’s cold, I’m seriously the biggest pain in the butt ever. I don’t stop complaining and take on the appearance of a turtle as I burrow my head and neck as far into my jacket and scarf as possible. And I’m cranky to the billionth power.
So, imagine our extreme disappointment when we woke up on Saturday morning to find it pouring, windy and just barely forty degrees. I was all in for ditching our plans for staying in pajamas and the heat all day, I’m a great girlfriend aren’t I? But, the boyfriend insisted that we still try to make it a fun day and head into the city because there were things that both of us had been looking forward too.
You see, Joy the Baker was speaking and signing her new, amazing cookbook at the Brooklyn Kitchen on Saturday. Being a huge fan and avid reader of her site, I practically begged the boyfriend to let us go there on his birthday weekend. Of course, he agreed :) There were yummy, free snacks and free beer (the best kind according to boyfriend). I’m glad that I braved the cold weather because Joy was extremely sweet and a pleasure to listen to and meet. She even signed my copy of her cookbook!
The place was packed! But we were lucky to be close to the front of the line and didn’t have to wait too long. We left a little after 3:00 and I braved the cold weather again as we walked down the street to the real reason we dragged ourselves to Brooklyn on this rainy Saturday; the Brooklyn Brewery. I planned on taking the boyfriend there for his birthday celebration and to take a tour of the place. Well, we got there and there was a huge line waiting to get inside!
After a freezing thirty minutes, we were allowed in! This place was really neat and it was packed. We bought some beer tokens and stood in the longest line I have ever seen. Long story short, we got some beer and listened to some fun history about the brewery. We then decided it was too cold and realized we had been standing for the past four hours, so we wimped out and started to head for the train home! I think we’ll be back for another trip to the brewery when it’s not so miserable outside.
The brewery was extra interesting because we hadn’t eaten anything besides a few nibbles of goodies at the Joy the Baker book signing. We couldn’t wait to get home and have some dinner; we even cheated a bit and grabbed some ice cream at the train station before heading home.