New Year's Resolutions

I’m not one of those people who like to make gargantuan New Years Resolutions every year. For example: resolving to give up sugar (yeah right), exercise 5x a week (definitely not), quit cursing (hell no), or quit eating fast food (sometimes you just NEED a frosty). I tend to make more reasonable, attainable, and enjoyable goals.

I’m going to share with you a personal New Years resolution in the hopes that it inspires you to do the same :)

This year I’m going to make an effort to stretch further out of my comfort zone and explore more of what Seattle has to offer. Especially if its free. I’ve been finding myself inside at home after long days of work and gym and errands and cleaning and all of that. And while there’s sincerely nothing particularly wrong with that, it’s just not as much fun.

So this on weekend’s agenda?

Georgetown’s Art Attack and Big Al’s Soup Tasting.

The second Saturday of every month Georgetown hosts its own art walk from 6-9 at various venues like American Pie, Calamity Jane’s, and The Nautilus Studio. Patrons can walk from shop to shop enjoying the scene and sipping on free wine and chatting with the other friendly art walkers. Afterwards people tend to migrate to the Georgetown bars to continue their night away from home. I’ve heard good things about 9 LB Hammer and The Mix, if you have any suggests please leave me a comment!

I’m honestly most excited for Sunday, however. I’ve never heard of anything like this in my life. It’s a FREE soup tasting, at a brewery, where local beer drinkers fix up their best pot of soup and lug it in for everyone in town to taste and vote on. Um, yes please. If you knew how much I love to cook you can only imagine how fast my mind is spinning right now trying to decide which pot of soup I’ll be blessing the soup suckers at Big Al’s. It starts at 4 and you don’t even need to bring in soup. You just need to bring yourself and an empty stomach. I checked out the website. This place is definitely more Paula Deen than Barefoot Contessa, I’m thinking it’s time to whip out the heavy cream and butter and make a to die for Clam Chowder….Yum! It’s a little bit of a hike out to White Center, but definitely going to be worth it when I take home that first place prize and all the glory :)

And while on the subject of getting out of the house, don’t forget to mark your calendars for January 29th when we’re hosting our Contestant Picture Party forBeard and Stache Fest! It will be from 1-4 at the High Dive in Fremont and it promises to be one fuzzy, fun filled time!