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Beer, Bar-b-que, and Art

 

Every once in a while, I have a day at work that rivals my best day at work.  Last Wednesday was one of those days.  We had one of our sales teams come in for a visit and they were the nicest, most humble, interested, and interesting people.  They made giving our presentations fun.  Then we all went out to dinner at Dreamland Bar-B-Que in downtown Montgomery (one of the best bar-b-que places in Alabama) and had even more fun.  

I asked the bartender to give me the coolest wine or beer they had.  She let me try her two favorites and I settled on the oatmeal stout.  The few oatmeal stouts I have had before had a bitter aftertastes, but this one was sweet.  I loved it, but forgot to ask the brand. This is my ticket to T-day at Elizabeth's blog where we share drink posts every Tuesday.


I talked the bartender for a few minutes after deciding on the beer (she was soooo nice).  I  glanced up, quickly and thought the sign over the bar said "no farting." I didn't have my glasses on and had to blinka few times, but it still looked like farting. She looked at me and she said, "yes, and we take that rule very seriously around here."  LOL! 
I was sad to leave this group because they really were fun and we laughed all through dinner.

I wanted to make this post short so I will only share one bit of art.  This is a page for my Aunt Joan's 80th Birthday album that I did today.  I used inspiration from Chris's When we were Young Theme at **Art*Journal*Journey* (my Aunt Joan is young at heart which I mentioned in the journaling) and Joyce Ann's August Scrapbook Inspiration at Splitcoaststampers.com to just let your papers and pictures guide you.  


Hope you are having a great T-day!

Hugz,

Nancy


Comments

  1. Hi Nancy. This is Erika, but I am commenting for Elizabeth because she can't get her computer to leave comments. She wants you to know that she appreciates you linking up to T day, and she feels bad she can't comment since she hosts the blog. She is supposed to get her computer looked at tomorrow, and hopefully she will then be back in the world of commenting. Thanks for linking up and sharing about your business dinner and the beer you had. And also thanks for sharing your art piece for your Aunt's birthday book.

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  2. you made me smile with your beer and farting chatter :) Love the page for your aunt ♥

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  3. Hi Nancy, lovely post, and good they don't allow farting, too funny! Love the page for your auntie, she will love it, too. Hugs, Valerie

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  4. I wonder what happened to my comment. Hmmm. I hope you had a wonderful T day. Your beer sounds great, in fact your whole evening sounds great. I love the farting sign. Smile. And your page is wonderful and I like how farting is not allowed-smile again. And your page for your aunt is beautiful. I like how you connected it to her life journey. And that you linked up to Chris' challenge at AJJ. Thank you so much for joining us. I hope August has started off in a good way. hugs-Erika

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  5. Oh, that BBQ restaurant looks amazing, I would love to go there and what's not to like about Oatmeal beer - yum! So glad you had a lovely time and your album that you created to celebrate is amazing - love the page ๐Ÿ˜Š. Thanks for the smiles and wishing you a Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

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  6. BBQ :) Now you're talking my language :) Happy T Day

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  7. Hi, Nancy! You have had great fun with your friends.
    The AJ page is fun as well, and wel done๐Ÿ‘
    Thank you for your comments on my blog, and the tips. But it is my son, not me ๐Ÿ˜‚ so I'm very old ๐Ÿฅบ
    Have a nice day ๐Ÿ’š

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  8. The stout sounds good, the sign made me laugh.
    I love your page Nancy, she sounds like a wonderful lady.
    Alison

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  9. This is such a fun post. Not much beats a group of people you can have fun with and share lots of laughter.

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  10. Nancy, I am so happy you had a good day with work. That makes all the difference. The brew sounds very good and the sign is hilarious. The are is beautiful and will be much cherished.

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  11. Good days at work make life much easier! Sounds like a fun time was had by all! I adore this page Nancy. Such a great take on being young! Thanks so much for linking to my AJJ theme. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

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