Monday, April 2, 2012

This Week in Mayfair (04/02/12)

I don't know about you but I had a jam-packed weekend of events--bachelorette party, baby shower and then my nephew's first birthday! WHEW! It really seems as soon as the the calendar gets flipped to April there are at least 3-4 events per weekend. It gets a little crazy and hectic at times and we aren't even into the full swing of wedding, kid's sports, graduation and backyard BBQ season. I'm already begging for a weekend off from my weekend!

All you have to do is take a peek at the Grey Lodge events calendar to know what I'm talking about when I mention a packed schedule. Don't believe me? Alright skeptic. Take a look here. Believe me now? As the great Daniel Tosh says, "Na-na na-na boo-boo. Stick your head in doo-doo." Don't ever doubt me again-EVER!!

Quizzo is obviously on Wednesday night, which should now be an automatic thing for you. Wednesday night at 8 rolls around and the power of Christ compels you to your car and on your way to the GL to lay an epic smack-down on your golden god; the almighty font of wisdom that is the Grey Lodge quizzo event. However, you being you, you don't even have to get in you're car because you've been there since 11am celebrating Quad Day.(*cough cough* sorry boss, having a flare-up of the herps again--I won't be in).

What's Quad Day? (Relax Juiceheads, this has nothing to do with YOUR quads...everyone knows you can rip a phone book in half with them). I'm going to be lazy and lift this right from the Grey Lodge description because honestly, if I tried to explain it myself I might get hurt because it seems like it involves math;
"We will have four Belgian style Quad beers on tap (quad quads). Quads are super high octane abbey style ales. The most common abbey style ales are doubles (or dubbels) that usually clock in at 7 to 8%, and triples (or tripels) which usually clock in between 9 and 10%. Less common are singles (oddly NOT also singels) which clock in under 6%, and quads which clock in at over 10%. So anywho 4 quads for 4/4. On tap for 2012 Quad Day: - Lost Abbey Judgement Day - Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad - Sly Fox Ichor - Weyerbacher Quad Come out and work your quads!"

So in summary, on 4/4 at the Grey Lodge there will be beer. Shocking I know since it's a bar. In other news, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Hee-hee!

Season opener for the Phillies is on Thursday at 1:35 pm (might as well take the week off) so of course there will be beer and hot dog specials at the Grey Lodge for all of you who can't make it out to Pittsburgh to see them. Sly Fox Pikeland Pils ice-cold cans, Sly Fox giveaways and the Phillies on all the TV's. Sounds like a good start to me!

Friday is also bumping with the "Get Your Goat On!.. Genessee Bock Night" from 6-8pm and Sixpoint Sabotage from 8-10pm. I can tell you all about Genessee Bock Night but there isn't much info about Sixpoint Sabotage night. I can tell you this though, about 2 weeks ago a call went out on Facebook asking for 70's style clothing, wigs, aviator shades, oversized walkie-talkies, and a stuffed "dead" body. I think it might have something to do with this classic Spike Jonze video. Apparently costumes aren't required but whatever it is I'm going as Cochese and my husband is going to be Bobby "the Rookie" because he could literally be AD Rock's twin brother.

Genesse Bock night is apparently going to be a very rare event considering that it's a rare beer to find this year(at least in Philly). Also on the agenda, Genny 12 Horse Ale bottles, Genny Cream Ale bottles, and Genessee lager bottles too. Genessee goodies will also be provided and apparently (and I'm taking this straight from the events calendar of the Lodge--it was a busy weekend--sue me!) "if all goats as planned we will have a goat special or two on the menu." Hmmmm...I've never actually eaten goat. Friends of mine in college used to have a pet goat. It was disgusting and seriously, only in college would someone decide it's a good idea to have a pet goat. Unless, you're a farmer, of course. So basically, at least in my case, Friday night at the Grey Lodge is college nostalgia night for me--beer, The Beastie Boys and a goat. *Sigh* I miss you college.

But my grown-up, responsible self is loving Torresdale flowers because Easter plants are in! Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinths, Geraniums, and, of course, Easter Lilies. Prices start at $7.99 so stop in today and check out the beautiful selection! My favorites are daffodils--hint-hint!!! And don't forget about the jelly bean contest! Get to the store and guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. The winner, announced on April 7th, gets a $50 gift card to use in the store. Easter is in less than a week so get your Easter candy shopping too because they are stocked with Asher's Chocolates!

And who wouldn't want an IPad2 in their Easter Basket? Viriva CCU, is giving one away. For all the details click here.

We already talked about the Phillies season opener and Mike Perzel is still offering you a chance to win Phillies tickets! Get a quote on your personal insurance (Auto, Home, Renters, Life) at the Perzel Agency. While there, don't forget your $5.00 Wawa Gift Card. Details on the Phillies Tickets? 2 PHILLIES TICKETS; great seats Section 131, Row 5 (game to be determined). No Purchase Necessary must be 18 years or older. Just make sure you mention the MBA! All MBA members also qualify for a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card for getting a quote on your Business Insurance.

That's all there is for this week!! Thank goodness!! I personally can't handle any more!

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