It has recently come to my attention that this is indeed the greatest week of all. Many of you who are not ‘in the know’ are probably wondering to yourselves, What?…PARDON?!? This obscure, off the beaten path seven day string in the middle of May has no importance whatsoever. No holidays, no national days of work, this gentleman must have lost his proper mind.
PSHAW I say to you! Let me enlighten you as to what makes this the most wonderful time of the year.
Sunday, May 12th, 2013 – Mother’s Day
What a wonderful day for the most important women in our lives. Whether they be our own mums, our wives, sisters with kids, women friends with kids, mothers all over the nation get to celebrate with this day made just for them. After becoming a parent, I am of the belief that there should be not just a mother’s and father’s day, but perhaps a mother’s and father’s week. During this week, the parent whom is celebrating gets to do whatever they please and have 0 children responsibilities unless said parent wants them. I hope you all took the time to let your mother know how important she is to you.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 – My Birthday
Friday, May 17th – Sunday, May 19th – MAN WEEKEND
Man Weekend. Man Weekend! MAN WEEKEND! Man Weekend is a camping trip to the middle of nowhere, KY. It is in between Falmouth and Berry where Aaron’s grandpappy owns a bajillion acres of land. During Man Weekend this land is overrun by all that is man. Drinks are drank, cigars are smoked, frogs are gigged, memories are made, and Man Weekend bonds of brotherhood are forged stronger than that of The One Ring. This is quite possibly my favorite weekend of the year, every year, and it is this weekend! This is our fifth consecutive Man Weekend, the event originally started as my bachelor party.
Monday, May 13th – Sunday, May 19th – American Craft Beer Week
Oh craft beer…the nectar of the gods. Craft beer means so many things to so many people; it’s a past time, a hobby, a delicious beverage, an eye-opener, an art form, a science, a lively hood, and so much more to so many people around the United States and the world. This week is the time to celebrate those who broke out of the chains of Coors, Anheuser-Busch, Miller, etc. way back in the 70’s and 80’s and really started what is now the craft beer boom that we are experiencing. I thank my lucky stars that I did not have to grow up in a society in which the only beer I would be able to buy at the store was Budweiser, Coors, and Miller. I intend to support some of my favorite craft breweries this week, many from Ohio. Probably my favorite brewery in the world resides in my own state in Cleveland…Great Lakes Brewing Company. If you haven’t tried their offerings, they are a must.
And so now you know why this week is so glorious. Go out, help me celebrate, grab yourself a craft beer and cheers to somebody sitting next to you!