Hofbrauhaus & Bullriding: ZTA sorority girl style.

I have some of the most awesome girlfriends ever. Sadly, most of ’em are in the Pittsburgh area, so I never see ’em but the one or two times a year that I’m able to travel up there from NC. Also, I’m normally tied up with one friend who monopolizes my time and gets angry if I see anyone else when I go home {even with a weight loss, there’s enough of me to go around–sheesh!}. Plus, the whole reason I planned to take a trip to PA this past week was so that I could see Debbie Downer for her birthday.

–Fake Friends, by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
“Losin’ friends, losin’ friends, Ya got nothin to lose, Ya don’t lose when you lose fake friends…” {This song comes on all the time on the store radio at work. And as far as overhead store music goes, I love it, haa!}

Anyhoooo, since she and I have gone our separate ways after 12 years {which is quite refreshing if the truth be told}, I suddenly was free to see other friends!! BEST. TIME. EVER.

The first night, we went to Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh. I’m CRAZY about this place. I’m sitting here right now thinking, “Man, I could drive there in about 9 hours and make it for happy hour…hmmm…” I met up with my Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sisters Brooke, Colleen and Celeste, and since the wait for dinner was an hour and a half we had drinks and appetizers at the bar first.

My Little Sis!

I did try to stay within my calorie goals for the day. TRY. I was good that morning and afternoon, so for dinner I was slightly lax.

Besides, I eventually started working off the calories by dancing to the German music.

Hey–everybody else there was doing it too. It’d be rude not to.

Then it was time for Shotskis.

I even got a guy to Tebow for me.

After some more happy fun times, we called it a night. Here I am posing with my favorite city behind me!

Since some of our crew couldn’t make it that night, we decided to have another get together later on in the week. This time the place for our adult debauchery would be Cadillac Ranch! I had never been there before, but when I found out they had mechanical bullriding, I was sooooo there.

I met up with Sherry, Nadia, and Celeste this time. We had delicious food, drinks and amazing conversation. I missed my girls!! We chatted and ate, ate and chatted, sipped, sipped, sipped and then it was time for the bull.

They looked ready!

cadillac ranch bull riding
I can’t believe I only stayed on that sucker for SIX SECONDS!!! And that was at the slowest speed setting! But it was hella fun! I also don’t know where this confidence is coming from to try new things!! We waited until the end of the night to do it, but by then the area around the bar was crowded. So errrybody was watching us ride. I went first and loved it. I will definitely be going back on my next trip home!!

Great friends, great food, great nights. Happy Cherie. Even though we aren’t college girls anymore, we can still party with the best of ’em. 😉

Hmmm, what’s the calorie burn for table dancing and bull riding?

Comments 12

  • I have ALWAYS wanted to try bull riding. Always.


    (looks like a blast and a half!)

  • It’s great to hear you had an awesome time. 🙂 I’ve had some fake friends in the past, and as a result, figured out who my real friends are. I wouldn’t trade my real friends for anything in the world!

    • Exactly! And there’s a quote I read somewhere sometime that went like, “When people show you who they are the first time, believe them.” I’m finding this to be very true… 😉

  • It was so great seeing you girls and catching up! We must do it more often! Xoxoxo miss you!

  • My one friend always wants me to go to Hofbrauhaus when I go out to western PA. I haven’t made it yet, but hopefully someday!

  • You look SO cute in that pic of you standing in the booth holding a beer, so happy too 🙂 Glad you had fun. Did you revamp your page? Question. How did you get your favicon to show up in your address bar of your page?

    • Thank you!!! I was! Beer and good friends never let me down, lol! I did–thanks for noticing! I just picked a new template to freshen/crisp it up a bit. Hmmm, that little picture? I don’t even know…it just shows up!

  • Looks like you guys had a great time! I miss my ZTA girls, too!