Random Thoughts Thursday

by Kelli H. on December 6, 2012

1. I haven’t done a Random Thoughts Thursday post in like…forever? I decided to try to bring it back. Well, maybe post one a month. I love looking back on them. This is more like a catch up of my last month in pictures. 

2. Meet my nephew, Maverick. He’s now 4 months old and a little terror. I’m telling you, this dog is evil. Not really, but I like to say he is. He’s so vocal. I’m starting to think that’s just the way Doberman’s are. Sometimes we joke that he’s Liberty reincarnated.

3. Thanksgiving started off with a glass of this. I was a fan, but then Pliny the Elder fresh in a growler showed up, and I had to switch. 

4. Drinking beer out of a wine glass doesn’t make me a snob. I was appreciating the aroma to the fullest. Also, alcohol makes my checks ridiculously red. 

5. The day after Thanksgiving was spent at the Truckee cabin. So many 22’s! New beers make me happy. I was a fan of Chasin’ Freshies from Deschutes. Seemed like a pretty light IPA with an intense grapefruit flavor. 

6. My beanie makes me look like I have a cone head, but I look pretty bad ass on that bike, right? Right?! This bad boy was admittedly fun! 
7. Now, no one else might think this is funny, BUT David took this picture, right as I smelled a dog fart. I’m pretty sure Lexi was the culprit. So, I guess that’s what my face looks like when I smell/hear a fart. Both dogs are looking at me like, “WHAT?!”. 
8. Oh, you know, just two of my favorite boys lounging. 

9. I learned how to shoot a handgun! Kind of…I went, but I’m still learning. I will definitely be back. I shot a 40, 45, 9 mm, and 22. Don’t ask me what those are…jk.

10. I ran my first 5k! I ran as a “buddy” for Girls on the Run. My partner was awesome! She didn’t walk once and was so determined to finish without walking. Definitely makes me want to run another one. Maybe I’ll push myself to do a 10k. To celebrate, I bought new Nike’s (which I LOVE), and ate a burrito. Sounds about right!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Thanksgiving with you sounds like a good time! πŸ™‚ Can you believe I still haven’t had Pliny? I know… beer lover fail.


Made in Sonoma December 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

It’s believable! They have such limited distribution! I think they do it on purpose to keep the demand up.


Shannon December 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I love drinking beer out of a wine glass, do it all the time. Congrats on your 5K!


Made in Sonoma December 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Thanks! & glad I’m not the only one to be rockin wine glasses filled with beer.


Janine Ryan December 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

So how can I convince you to send me some Pliny the Elder? We can’t get it here!


Made in Sonoma December 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Sounds like a good reason to visit Sonoma County! πŸ™‚


elizabeth @ chronic venture December 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

what sweet pup pictures! also, I’m a coach for girls on the run, so I love to see people volunteer for the organization, awesome! and congrats on your first 5k!!


Made in Sonoma December 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

That’s awesome your a coach! I thought the organization was awesome. I’d love to run it again.


Natalie December 7, 2012 at 1:54 am

the dog fart pic cracks me up!!!


Made in Sonoma December 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Glad it made someone else laugh!


lifeofdi.com December 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Yay! I love that these posts are back πŸ™‚ Congrats on running your first 5K. I also love all the dog pictures! I’ve never drank beer out of a wine glass but on our honeymoon we drank wine out of makeshift wine glasses AKA plastic water bottles.


Made in Sonoma December 10, 2012 at 1:49 am

Thanks! I hope I can continue running some more!


Stacie @ Snaps and Bits December 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Wow guns and bikes – you are badass!


Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board December 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Pliny the Elder in a growler sounds amazing! And I love your 49ers gear.. I just got into football this year; I chose a favourite team before the season started so I could really get into it and have a team to cheer for and San Francisco’s my team .. I made a good choice! πŸ™‚ One day I want to convince Ryan to go to California with me so we can go see a game and try some Russian River πŸ™‚


Made in Sonoma December 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

David would love to hear you’re into the niners. He also started to get really into them this year as well. I wish you could come visit and we could all grab a beer @ Russian River!


Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) December 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I want to be in every picture with you in this post! I love shooting guns and 5ks are awesome- congrats on your first! And it’s too bad Maverick is loud because his ears are awesome and I love him for them πŸ™‚

PS- I need your help! What is your ALL TIME favorite IPA?


Made in Sonoma December 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

All time favorite would be Stone Brewing Co. IPA


Heather Luna December 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Hi – Live down in SF and stumbled upon your blog. Love all the dogs on here. I was a Running Buddy a few weeks ago too! It was so much fun.



Made in Sonoma December 17, 2012 at 12:51 am

I’m glad you found my blog!


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