This is how I feel right now:
Which is why today, I’m going to be bad blogger and submit a cop-out post. What is a cop-out post, you ask? A cop-out post occurs when I don’t have the mental bandwidth or attention span to generate a worthwhile rant or expose, so I throw some information on to a page, and hope that my readers will forgive me. Shame on me, you deserve better and I’m sorry. I promise my future posts will be much more engaging. If you could see me now, and realize how much I actually do look like the lady in the above cartoon, you would understand. Maybe even have a little sympathy.
But moving on, I’ve complied a little list of Seattle happenings this week that you may not have heard of. All the events are a bit random, sort of like this post. But if one person participates in Beard Papa’s Cream Puff Munch-Off, and reports back to the Belles about his or her experience, this may be the most worthwhile post I’ve ever written. Especially if the reader in question snaps of photo of Beard Papa. Cause you know he’s got to be crazy looking.
Cider and oyster tasting prefaced by presentation by acclaimed food writer Rowan Jacobsen
Today — Palace Ballroom — 7 p.m. — $25
“[Rowan Jacobsen will] be joined tonight in a conversation about terroir with local chef/author Greg Atkinson, Northwest seafood icon Jon Rowley, and cider connoisseur Sharon Campbell (of Tieton Cider Works). An oyster and cider tasting will follow the talk.
Wingman Pre-Launch Happy Hour
Wednesday September 22 — 6:30 p.m. — Above Pintxo — Free w/ app download
“Come enjoy free booze and food, win hot door prizes, and help test and launch the new Wingman iPhone application at a Belltown secret spot. Tech fans, social media mavens and their friends are welcome and invited!
Capacity is limited to 150 people, so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Remember to download and sign up for the app before you arrive! Point your mobile phone to http://install.justwin…/ or find it in the iPhone App Store.
Launching soon and in Seattle only, Wingman is the new location-aware iPhone app that makes it easy to flirt and mingle with real people who hang out at the same places as you. Filling a niche somewhere between mobile dating and social networking, Wingman allows you to express interest anonymously with people who’ve been to the same places as you. Like maybe the hottie you’ve been sizing up at Stumptown, or the guy at the bus stop each morning, or the elusive office intern (yikes!). And because Wingman integrates with Foursquare, there’s no need to check-in twice: get your latest badge on Foursquare, but then use Wingman to get your flirt on.”
Beard Pap’s Cream Puff Munch-Off
Thursday September 23rd — Little Red Hen — 6:30 p.m. — Free
“Watch Seattle musicians Matt Badger of Ravenna Woods, Andrew Chapman of The Keeper, and one lucky bearded reader chow down on Beard Papa’s notoriously messy cream puffs for a chance to win a Beard Papa’s gift card, a barber shop visit and the 2010 Voracious Munch-Off Title! Those rooting them on will gain a lifetime of memories, made even more indelible by the Hen’s cheap, stiff drinks and pan-Asian (by way of Texas) cuisine.”
Fremont Oktoberfest Brew Ha-Ha 5K
Sunday, September 26th — Solstice Plaza — 10 a.m. — $20-$30
“Why? There’s a 5K that mostly runs along the Burke Gilman trail and lower Fremont as part of the Fremont Oktoberfest.
If that’s not enough, there is a beer garden within close proximity of the finish line (it is Oktoberfest, after all). If that’s not enough, the race is dog friendly and your dog is also allowed in the beer garden. If that’s not enough and you’re feeling out of shape, there also is a beer belly division (women 175 lbs+ and men 220 lbs+) with separate prizes. If running isn’t really your gig, there is a separate street scramble that starts 30 minutes later (or if you’re fast enough, you can do both).”
If you participate in any of the above, be sure to tell us about it! You know how we love hearing from you