Wednesday, February 12, 2014


We didn't get a January meeting together, but several ABMC members did make it out to Potluck in the Park.

Our February meeting moved back to the traditional spot at The Village Cafe. Our meeting coincided with the launch for Insite Magazine's February issue launch, so we benefitted from a big crowd and live music (ABMC also got a shout out from Kristy when Jon won a door prize).

The band playing was Raspa, a local reggae-rock group, and their whiskered members were shoe-ins as automatic members.

Hanging with Raspa

We learned Rummy on the fly in order to make use of these awesome Gentlemen 52  playing cards

John Louis promised to send card rules ahead of the next meeting so we can all brush up. 

The Gentlemen 52 Playing Cards

Because the December meeting was so popular, and we have had interest in more frequent meetings, we decided to try having informal meet-up opportunities through the month:

1st Thursday - Village Cafe
2nd Tuesday - Carney's
3rd Wednesday - Harvey Washbanger's
4th (or last) Friday - Blackwater Draw

 (We also made an informal visit to Revolution after the meeting, maybe this can be a regular thing?...gotta spread the love).

Thanks to everyone who showed up! See you next time!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


A bit late in posting this, but we had a great time at the December meeting. Based on the suggestion of a member (thanks Heather!), we moved the meeting closer to campus and enjoyed Aggieland's newest culinary sensation: Blackwater Draw Brewing Company. BWD is all about local, from the garden-fresh vegetables sourced from Howdy Farm, to the all-Texas tap line up (including a rotating selection of beers brewed in-house), this one-of-a-kind gastropub lives up to its pedigree (Blackwater Draw is the source of the Brazos River). Turns out sone of the staff at BWD sport beards, too, so we fit right in. 

Left to Right: Jim, Ed, Juan, Jon, Chris, (sorry I forgot!), and John Louis. Photo credit: Noah, age 6

We had a number of new faces and enjoyed the (relative) warmth of the heaters on the porch despite the cold weather. 

Of course, warm soup helps!

BWD is thinking about soup to go.

We also learned that Chris (aka The Artist Formerly Known as Yellow Rain) has been named (co-) Mr. Texas Interhash 2013. The Moustache had to play a role in that vote!

(co-) Mr. Texas Interhash 2013

Chris suggested that ABMC follow up on our pledge of giving back to the community, so we decided that we would go to Potluck in the Park the second Sunday of each month.

Thanks to those that showed up! We look forward to seeing you at the next one!