Everyone was a good sport, as there were close to 20 participants ready to roll up their sleeves and get to the serious task of not being completely awkward in front of strangers.After Andrew, the Shmaltz rep, and Megan, Elixir’s Mixer-in-Chief, gave us the instructions on how the fast-paced friend party would go down, participants took their places and perched atop barstools lining either side of high top tables arranged to form a long dinner party-style table (think: 6 stools per side, with a few capped on either end).) and then before we could really dive into the psychoanalysis behind, “how would others have described you as a child? This continued for several rounds, and while I don’t have an official final count, I know we doe-see-doe’d around the table for a solid hour and change.I sat across from guys, girls, Elixir regulars and Shmaltz beer lovers.A go-fast boat is a small, fast boat designed with a long narrow platform and a planing hull to enable it to reach high speeds. The high speed of such craft enabled them to avoid interception by the Coast Guard.During the era of Prohibition in the United States, these boats joined the ranks of "rum-runners" transferring illegal liquor from larger vessels waiting outside U. More recently the term "cigarette boat" has replaced the term "rum-runner".We don’t just post the news, we post stuff worth talking about…Visit our newsfeed, and stay up to date on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
If you’re going to go by the book, usually advance registration is required for these things, and while there was a Facebook event invite circulating around, I’d say attendance was split into two camps: those who came for the event, and those who came for the beer but unknowingly walked into a good time.
Every encounter was fun and genuinely pretty exciting, and not awkward at all!? I found a shared love for snickerdoodle cookies and apple cider donuts, someone else who isn’t afraid of clowns, but at the same time doesn’t want to see the movie, “It,” and someone who refused to select a vegetable to identify with because she didn’t want to, “lie like broccoli.” Usually at the end of these events, participants submit to the organizers a list of who they crushed on.
If there is a match, contact information is forwarded to both parties.
Perhaps the advent of Facebook, social media, and the slew of online dating websites is the driving force behind why people have shied away from hosting/attending events like this, but I think now more than ever it’s important to just get out and put yourself out there, be a friendly human with a desire to meet your neighbors, drink local, and essentially promote the essence of community.
I meant it when I said that I think there’s a lot of potential for this Shmaltz – Speed Dating – Elixir 16 love triangle – and even though sometimes I think I’d rather fall in cider than fall in love, I’d definitely attend another Two Buttons Deep is a news & entertainment website based in upstate New York.