One Girls Crazy Outlook on life in Southern Maine

In December 2010 I moved to Southern Maine from a small town next to Bangor (Bangor is right in the center Maine and is one of the largest cities in Maine for those of you wondering if it's in Canada). Here are some crazy stories of outings, hikes, beer and just the general mayhem that is my life. Welcome. Enjoy. Love it.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fuji Hibachi

Alright, I have talked about Fuji before, and I have talked about Hibachi's before. I have never talked about the Hibachi at Fuji though for the simple fact that I have never been there. Well, until last night. Let me tell you, I was impressed.
My boyfriend turned 26 yesterday (old. I know) so I decided to take him out to a nice dinner for his birthday.

After discussing a few options, including Grace, Havana South and Buffalo Wild Wings. We settled on Havana South. All excited we looked at the menu, figured out what we wanted, even called for reservations, which straight to voice mail. I just figured they were very busy.

We arrived at the Old Port around 6:30pm and walked about 3 blocks in 14 degree weather (that was fun). Only to discover that Havana South was CLOSED! In all honestly, we still aren't sure why. There were no signs stating anything about them being closed. There was also nothing on the website (that I saw anyway) stating they were closed. A nice sign on the door simply stating (hey, by the way, we aren't open) would have been epic. Of course, being somewhat intelligent people (I like to think so anyway) we figured it out when we approached the building and all the lights were off.
Anyway, cold and a little let down we headed to Commercial Street. A mention of Three Dollar Dewey's came up, but was of course shot down (by stubborn ol' me) because I don't consider it "nice."

We then decided that we would check out the Farmer's Table. We had never been there and heard that it was good. PLUS! it was only one block away. This sounded good to me since I was pretty confident that my nose was going to fall off of my face at any moment.
We walked faster than normal that one block. Only to find, to our dismay THEY WERE CLOSED TOO! What the hell Portland! At this point, I was little, no, A LOT annoyed. And I was hungry. And I was cold. This isn't good. We made our way up exchange street. Trying to find a place to eat. That's when we saw FUJI!
We have been to Fuji about 5 times before this. We had never been to the Hibachi together though. Eagerly, we made our way inside.

To our lovely surprise. We were the only two at the table! This was nice because it made for a very friendly close atmosphere. 

We sat down the table and of course, ordered two Mai Tais.
They were amazing. As usual.

I decided that I would order the Teriaki Chicken and Scallops with Brown rice while Thomas ordered the Tariaki Chicken and Steak. They were both amazing, and there is nothing like watching your food be cooked right in front of you and catching balls of rice in your mouth. Which I did. On the First try. Yup. I am awesome.

 I also ordered the Asparagus-Kappa Roll. OOOOH MMMYYYY

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bitch It Out

Alright, I try to avoid being negative on here because it's not a great color on me. But lately I have found that I just get more and more negative as time goes on. Therefore, I need to bitch it out and get over it... so here we go.

There is no reason to be up your co workers ass while at work. There are very few instances where it take two people to do my job... I seriously can't stand people who can't take initiative and get shit done. It's ridiculous!
I am sure it looks like I am a wicked bitch, and hate everyone... This is the case... but it's because people are stupid. Seriously... stupid.

Also, to people who drive. If you SIT at a GREEN light... DO NOT flip ME off when I toot my horn at you. ALSO, do not go 2 down the road to piss me off... I have no problem passing in the suicide lane, break down lane, or bicycle lane.

People can't drive and they are terrible workers. Period. I feel better.

On a lighter note, I am getting married in 5 months!

OH that's another thing. To people who have been with their significant others longer than my fiance and I.


I do not need to hear your 2 cents about it. Just because I am engaged and you aren't doesn't mean you have to or should judge ME... Just because your boyfriend sucks and hasn't proposed to you in the 6 years that you have been together doesn't mean you need to rain on my parade. Keepeesh?

Alright... I 'm done. Gotta run... literally... run a couple miles to vent it out.... people are stupid and you can't fix stupid.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Okay, Let me explain

Now that my life has settled down, I have decided that I am going to start blogging again.

Let me start by saying that I took that photo of Portland that is being used for the title. I am pretty proud of it. Please don't steal it. It's not yours. :)

I am switching it up though. Mostly because I am bored with just posting about food. Also, we are trying to save money, and eating out doesn't help with that. Also, We have so much more going on in our lives than just food. When I say "we" I am talking about my boyfriend and I.

Together we want to lose 100 pounds. Eating out is not going to help this either.
Also, we LOVE hiking.

We got some new hiking books for christmas, and have every intention of using them. I will tell you all about it.

Beer is another love of ours. Don't read into it, we aren't alcoholics (alcoholics go to meetings). If we have the oppurtunity, we will try a new beer.

I am sure I will write about a lot of other things that go on in my wild and crazy life.

Enjoy the ride.

Shipyard Applehead

While I would love to sit here and tell you this beer is amazing. I can't.

As someone who counts down the days to Pumpkinhead, you can imagine my excitement when I saw there was an applehead beer.

Shipyard Brewing Company is located at 86 Newbury St. Right here in lovely Portland, Maine.

Pumpkinhead is a cinnamon pumpkin malt beverage made by Shipyard Brewing Company.
It comes out just before Halloween  every year, tastes just like a pumpkin pie. When I drink it at hope, I add brown sugar to the rim of the glass. This makes it taste more like a pumpkin pie.

Now, back to the applehead malt beverage.

When I bought this beer, or "malt beverage" I thought for sure it was going to taste just like apple cider. It doesn't.

The mixture of apple and cinnamon is just not balenced. I have not tried it with the brown sugar on the glass rim, but I am sure I will ample oppurtunity to do so considering I bought a 12 pack. Why would I do this you ask? well, because thats the only way they sell it at RSVP. Oh, AND it's $15.99. Yea, we all make mistakes.