The Legend

The Legend

Monday, August 21, 2017

Going Out in Style

This weekend was spent celebrating the end of my brother in laws life....whoops, I mean single life. 

 Eight of us met up in Pittsburgh to play Scrabble and drink green tea.
 I was the old man of the group as I'm ten years older than my brother in law. My wife designated me the "responsible one" to make sure everyone comes back in one piece.
In all seriousness it was a fun weekend that was centered around 3 big events. First was our big dinner Friday night at the Hofbrauhaus. 

The Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh is modeled after the original in Munich. It is a great place to take large parties. Oh yeah, they have beer.....really big 64oz mugs of beer. 

 This place is where diets go to die.
 The "Haus Band"

Our second big event was a Pirates game.
 The Maz statue in the background.
 It started out as a really nice day.
 Our seats
 Mother Nature thought we were drinking slowly so she spotted us an extra 90 minutes or so....It turned out to be a really good game as the Pirates hit 3 homers in a win.  It was also Gregory Polanco bobblehead day so that was an extra bonus.

Before we left town on Sunday we decided to hit the preseason Steelers game.
 It was very hot clear day.

 We didn't stay the whole time because preseason football is boring and the heat was overbearing.  The casino next door has a very powerful air conditioner and free drinks. Holy crap did that air conditioner feel good.  I think my eyeballs were even sweating.  Note to self....Don't spend 48 hours partying and then expect to be comfortable in stifling heat.

We came out of the weekend unscathed so I consider the whole bachelor weekend a success. There might have been a few headaches and fatigue, but nothing some aspirin and your own bed can't cure.

Back to cards tomorrow!  Cheers to my brother in law Steven.



18 comments:

  1. Looks like a good time!

    You left out the part where you all sat around trading baseball cards.

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  2. I saw you tweet about the Steelers game. Sounds like you had a grand weekend.

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    1. We did have a great time. It is fun to let loose every once in a while.

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  3. Baseball, football, and food. Sounds like the perfect weekend.

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    1. It was very sporty for sure. We just added some good old fashioned drinking and gambling too.

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  4. "Don't spend 48 hours partying and then expect to be comfortable in stifling heat."

    This. You're going to want somewhere nice and cool to wind down a bit and take a breather.

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  5. That's a heck of a fun weekend if you ask me. Beer. Food. Beer. Baseball. Beer. Football. Beer. Air Conditioning. Beer. Gambling.

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    1. That sentence summed up the weekend well.

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  6. Great fun! I probably would have voted for bailing early from that football game also.

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  7. love all the yellow seating! very bright - or blinding, perhaps.

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  8. Looks like the weather was mostly alright, though too hot mixed with alcohol can be bad. Why no photos of your new Bob Walk tramp stamp tattoo?

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    1. I'm working on the full Bob Walk sleeve consisting of Topps cards from the mid to late 80's.

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