#ICYMI: Pre-Friday Happy Hour

Usually I’m the first one to know all of the week’s top stories, but I was on vacation Sunday – Thursday this week so I’m a bit behind. If you’re like me, you might need a quick refresher on some of the news from the week before meeting your besties for happy hour. Here’s a quick recap…

Lea Michele Makes First Public Appearance at Teen Choice Awards
Lea took the stage at the Teen Choice Awards and dedicated her Choice TV Actress in a Comedy prize to her late boyfriend and Glee co-star, Cory Monteith. It was really touching! Definitely made us tear up… Watch the video here.

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Gia – from Bachelor and Bachelor Pad – Passed Away
Earlier this week TMZ reported that Gia was taken to the hospital because of a “serious emergency medical event.” Later in the week we found out that the cause of death was suicide. So sad! She was definitely a fan fave.

Absolut Vodka Launches Redesign of Flavor Labels
One of our favorite Vodka brands announced a redesign of their flavored vodka labels. According to AdAge, the Absolut vodka redesign doesn’t use fruit to signify a fruit flavor, instead “plays up symbolism and myths for each flavor’s essence.” We like it!

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Pedal Pub Roll-Over Accident
If you read our blog regularly, you know we love Pedal Pubs. Unfortunately, one tipped over in Minneapolis yesterday, injuring two. We hope that everyone is alright!

A Post-Baby Kim K. Pic was Finally Snapped by a Papparazi
It’s really not that great of a photo, but calmed our Post-Baby Kim Kardashian photo craving. Of course TMZ snapped the photo. Anyone else love Kim’s denim top? Big fan.

Luke Bryan on the TODAY Show
My boyfriend Luke Bryan was on the TODAY show this morning and looked fantastic – as always. He performed some of his best songs including “Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Drunk on You” and “Country Girl.” Check out his awesome performances here.

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Vicki Gunvalson’s Vodka Lawsuit is Back On
Real Housewives Star Vicki Gunvalson has had a multi-million fraud and breach of contract lawsuit filed against her by former partner Robert Williamson III. The lawsuit alleges Vicki breached contract, failed to live up to good faith dealings, misrepresented herself and conspired with her ex-boyfriend to unjustly enrich themselves. Ek. Bad news for Vicki!

Any headlines we missed?

Pedal Pub!

IMG_3542If you’ve never done a Pedal Pub, I highly suggest you try one. We went on one last weekend, and it was a blast.

According to their website, The PedalPub® is the Bike with the Barrel!® Their mission is to provide a fun, safe, environmentally-friendly way for groups of eight to sixteen adults to get some light exercise and fresh air while touring interesting parts of town on a big Dutch-made bike.

Our tour went around Northeast Minneapolis. I only went into Mayslack’s Bar to take shots and stayed drinking on the pedal pub at other stops.

Here are the top 6 reasons we love pedal pubbin’:

  1. The majority of the times available are during the day so it’s totally acceptable and expected that you’re day drunk.
  2. It’s a good workout. Unless you grab one of the seats without wheels for the majority IMG_3527of the ride (guilty), you’ll be pedaling for at least an hour while tipping back those high-cal drinks.
  3. All of the Pedal Pubs that we’ve been on have a CD player which means you can jam out to your own music while pedaling along. Our mix included Ke$ha, Beyonce, Spice Girls, Michael Jackson, J. Beibs, Robyn and Miley.
  4. Last weekend was beautiful! It was like 75 degrees and sunny all afternoon. Chilling on the pedal pub was a great way to enjoy great weather while also binge drinking!
  5. Who doesn’t like a bar crawl? Well this is a bar crawl minus the walking.
  6. It’s totally acceptable to wear comfy clothes because you’re basically working out…

There’s still time left in the summer! So schedule one. You won’t regret it.