After three long months of (cough) diligent (cough) practice, I finally took my yellow belt karate test on Friday.
Before the test, I was pretty sure I would fail. In fact, I pronounced on several occasions that I would be happier staying a white belt forever.
Once Friday night came around, however, I got super nervous and REALLY wanted to pass! I demonstrated my (shaky) proficiency with basic moves:
Watch out for crazy red-eyed possessed Sarah and her laughing pleasedonotpunchme move.
Yes, I smile and laugh the whole time I am supposed to be fighting.
I had to break a board in half with my side kick:
Somehow, I did it!
Yay for color!!
Since I was so successful on Friday night, I let myself be coerced into hitting up brook-vin with Erik on Saturday before we had to go to a friend’s good-bye party.
I looooooooooove this bar.
We started off with the best-ever mulled wine:
And then got really excited about the house-infused liquors:
We ordered the pumpkin spiced Manhattan:
It was tasty, but it got way too strong for me after a few sips. Erik had to take one for the team. The candied ginger on top was my favorite part, of course.
To soak up the alchy, we got in on some bacon mac & cheese action:
This was really Erik’s dinner because I had been nibbling all day, as usual. I certainly managed a few (aka many) crispy cheesy bites, though:
What is your favorite hot drink?
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Congrats on your yellow belt! I miss my tae kwon do class but I always had a hard time remembering my forms. Keep it up and pretty soon you’ll be a black belt!
congrats! I remember taking mine, I was so proud 😀
I love all kinds of hot drinks, all kinds of coffee conoctions, tea, mulled wine is great in winter too, cocoa… so comforting and yummy 🙂
congrats girl!!! How exciting!
I’ve never tried mulled wine, but I want to!
Congratulations Sarah. I love hot chocolate, hot tea, hot coffee.
Yayyyyyy Sarah!!!!! Congrats! love the action shots 🙂
I love a good hot toddy!
Congrats on the yellow belt! My fav hot drink is coffee!
congrats on the yellow belt! and i agree with fitforfree about the hot toddy… yum. that place looks very cool – perhaps next visit to park slope?
Who needs a hot drink when you have such a hot guy next to you!
Congrats on the yellow belt! That is a great accomplishment.
I love tea now a days. Such a great thing to have on these cold winter days.
HELL yes! rockstar. 😀
Congrats, Sarah. Sad that I’ll be keeping up with you via your blog again. We have to plan a few Brooklyn girl outings despite my crazy grad school schedule. I love that mulled wine!
congrats on color!!! i made spiced wine (i think its like mulled wine??) for a holiday party last year and it was super yum!!
That is so awesome that you got your yellow belt, congrats!
Congrats on your yellow belt!
Coffee. Hands down.
Congrats Len! And you are so cute! I hope I get to meet Erik in July, or maybe sooner! 😉
I like that cocktail menu! I am a huge fan of pre-prohibition drinks.
Many congrats on your yellow belt, too!
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YAY! My favorite is hot saki!!