Friday, October 13, 2006

Cornhole...Cornjulio...TeePee....

OK, now first of all....

I guess I shoulda explained WHAT cornhole is.

First of all, it is NOT:

1. Dirty or perverted.
2. Apparantly well-known outside of Ohio.

It IS:
1. Ridonkulously fun.
2. Played often at parties in Ohio.
3. Better after a few beers.

Here is a site on Cornhole so you can SEE I ain't makin' this up. It has its roots in the 'Nati, aka Cinci-nasty, aka where I spent 5 years of my life and went to college at good ol' Mother Miami. I remember playing cornhole at my little bro's house he shared with a bunch of friends. It's a simple, Midwestern thing, but hella fun. Kinda like me.

So that should clear up any confusion! :)

So yesterday we decided, after many friends called, to just DO the s'mores night anyway! I mean, we're hearty Cleveland Folk! We put a damn hat on and still make a fire and HAVE FUN! And that's exactly what we did.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingMy insanely cute niece, enjoying her very first s'more!

I'm glad we did it--it turned out to be a cold (33 F) evening, but a beautiful one, and we had about 15 friends and family come over throughout the evening to enjoy s'mores, some hot apple cider, some snacks that TriAl brought over, and some beers. A good time was had by all!Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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My adventurous friend, Sarah, is always up for big plans. We backpacked the Grand Canyon together last April, whitewater rafted in WV in 2005, and now our new plan is to hike the Inca Trail!

My niece, sis-in-law, and me smile while Cort tries to stay warm in the background!Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Here's me and the awesome TriAl, sportin' his Oakland A's hat...Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

So now it's time for the weekend...looks like it's gonna be a chilly one, so I am going to try and get my workouts in dressed very warm! Never fear, folks....next week it will be back in the 60s. Gotta love this schitzo-Cleveland weather. At least we didn't get a foot of snow dumped on us like poor Buffalo, NY!

Moral of the story: don't let a little cold scare ya. Friends, family, s'mores, and yummy drinks will warm you right up.

26 comments:

Cliff said...

Fun times :)..

yeah it's freezing up here too. Crazy weather.

Hermano said...

Cornhole is so fun it should be illegal. And it apparently is in a few states, according to what some people seem to think it is.

Jodi said...

I wish I could have made it out! I was stuck grocery shopping and cooking for the week. Next time!

Jodi

Hak said...

Ahhh...a fellow Miamian! Cool deal. I've retired my Izod shirts these days and have slowly, slowly learned to appreciate red bricks again.

hak

Laurie said...

Haha, cornhole, that is too funny! I've never heard it called that an I've lived in the Midwest my entire life. I guess I don't live in the right part of the Midwest. I have seen it here played while tailgating, while drinking beer of course.

Wes said...

No, no, no. Now we all know that words can have multiple meanings, and given Sara's character I never had any doubt that she was talking about something entirely different. LOL. Now that's what I call a get together!!

Joseph Vinciquerra said...

> I guess I shoulda explained WHAT cornhole is.

Ahh yes, thank you for clarifying ;-)

Spokane Al said...

After reading your stuff for a while I would have been totally shocked and surprised if cornhole was anything other than good clean fun.

E-Speed said...

Looks like I missed out!

Ellie said...

Hey, WE were hiking in the Grand Canyon last April, too. You were there and I missed you????

Bolder said...

understandably, that's what i thought cornhole was -- somehow, my question got, um, misconstrued...

i was ACTUALLY just trying to understand WHY the midwesterners were throwing s'mores into the cornholes...

seemed to me your niece was making MUCH better use of the s'mores, then just throwing them into cornholes...

but, thanks for the elaborate explanation, i know others benefitted too.

and, if it helps, i was eating a burrito on a Pearl Street patio in Boulder last night around dark, and it was only 60F. of course, the patio had no s'mores, so it was a PROs/CONs scenario...

Siren said...

I totally knew what cornhole is! (Does that mean I'm as cool as TriSaraTops?) We just don't hear it called that very much around here outside of college.

Eric said...

I was very bummed we couldn't make it to your get together. Had to get packed and rested for Baltimore.

LoneStarCrank said...

Cornholio, cornjulio....crikey I know ya'll up north do some crazy things.

I'm glad you explained Cornhole...I thought I was about to hear dueling banjos.

Kate said...

sounds like fun! your niece is adorable!

ClareUK said...

Oh I thought I just didn't know triathlon related words!

But there's a whole new world out there of cornholes and s'mores (which I had to google and found out there are s'mores wars going on!)

Sounds like a great evening!!

Andy said...

That is hilarious!!! I will have to try it sometime. Pics look good. I have not had smore's in ages. I have had faux smore's recently.. (graham crackers with choclate frosting only).

Snow on October is not too bad. One summer I worked at Big Sky in Montana, and the last snow of the year was June 17th and the first snow of the year was Late August!!! That really freaked me out coming from Georgia. If there is a 10th of one percent of a chance of snow, then you better get to the grocery store before everyone else!!!

Murtha...

TryAthlete said...

Looks like everyone had a Brrrrilliant time!

Fe-lady said...

You Ohioans have spunk! I have, however, turned into a wuss.

tri-mama said...

We made it to Sunday!!! and the weather turned beautiful-enjoy the week!

RunBubbaRun said...

I was wondering what that bean bag tossing game was called. Looks like a great time with some awesome friends and family. That is what the off-season is all about.

Elizabeth said...

LOL... we call it Bag-o!! But whateva! ;) And if your next adventure is the Inca Trail, you have to let me know all the details; Cara and I are talking about that for next Winter!! Glad you had a wonderful weekend!

Rachel said...

Looks really cold where you are!

Lana said...

I'm all about some cornhole!!! I think we southerners learned about cornhole from you guys at Nascar races. Like Talladega. I've never been to a Nascar race, but my coworkers who taught me about cornhole all learned about it at Nascar races!!

DaisyDuc said...

Dang, looks like I missed out.

Cornhole, washers, horseballs & all other hill billy games rule!

Rae said...

YUM! I love some smores!!!! We just bought a firepit and I am dying to try it out!