September 9, 2013

Long distance sucks

Long distance relationships suck.

Bobby helped me move to Indianapolis, but until he finds a good-paying job, he is still in Alabama.  6 hours away. That's definitely not a trip you make every weekend.  And since he works every other weekend, it's definitely not a trip you make every off weekend.  So it would appear that I shall only see my boyfriend one weekend out of every month for the next forseeable future.

And it sucks. 

But, this weekend was a Bobby weekend.  Which meant no blogging.  No studying.  All my time was completely devoted to soaking in every ounce of time I possibly could with my boo.

Friday when B arrived, he brought a few things up from my house in Alabama.  We unpacked and took a nap.  I had been cleaning all day for his arrival!  When we woke up, we headed to the First Friday Food Truck Festival. I had been looking forward to this all week.  I mean, all different types of greasy cheap food in one place?  Sign me up!  Bobby worked until 6am Friday morning and drove non-stop just so I wouldn't have to miss it!  Isn't he the best?!

As soon as we got there, I noticed I made the biggest blogger mistake ever.  I left my phone at home... i.e. my camera.  I bugged B to take pictures for me and he grudgingly did.  But you can tell they aren't as awesome as the pictures I would've taken for you guys.  (thanks anyway hun!)

I try not to take pictures of food... but we waited in line for these friggin fries forever.  They were from Groovy Guys Gourmet Fries and they were ah-mazing!

Saturday we started the day off with lunch at an Irish Pub, then headed to Sun King Brewery for a tour and some tastings.   On Saturdays, they open their tasting room and give you beer caps and tickets to taste what they currently have on tap.  The different beers were "worth" either a beer cap or a ticket.  I didn't really get this system at first, but I bet it has something to do with the value of the beer or alcohol content. Needless to say, B found one he liked so he could get his first growler when we left.

Then we went on the tour and found out all about Sun King beer and how much Bobby would love to work there.  They just started out in 2010 and are quickly becoming one of (if not the) fastest growing breweries in Indy.  They are scheduled to brew 25,000 barrels of beer this year!  They also told us about all the reasons they put their craft beer into cans instead of bottles - less oxygen and light and also a smaller carbon footprint.

Brew tanks
Canning line
64oz growler
And since I don't drink (I know, shocker to the blogworld, but I can't with the medications I take for my undiagnosed whatever), I drown my sorrows in sweets.  And I had been wanting to check out The Flying Cupcake.  We went by there and grabbed some cupcakes to go and of course I we immediately ate one when we got home - and it was fabulous!!

The rest of the night was spent shopping and piddling around north Indy.  We called it a pretty early night since B wanted to head out early and beat Colts traffic and get home in time for the Packers game (ohhh NFL Sundays are back!)  And now we will text and Facetime and Skype like crazy until the next weekend we get to see each other.  

Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship?  How did you make it work?


  1. Robert and I did the long distance thing for a few months in 2012. From Jan-July to be exact. He was in Boston and I was in LA. IT SUCKED!! I went home to Boston for 10 days in May and that was the only time we got to see eachother until he moved here in July. We webcammed everyday for hours and would fall asleep that way. It sounds so cheesy but it's all we had. That shit was sooo hard, I totally understand how you feel. <3

  2. from what i can tell, LD relatioships are hard; i've watched all of my friends who have had them struggle from time to time. hope this week flies by for you both until you see each other next wknd.

    Vodka and Soda

  3. LD sucks, B and I had to do it the first year we were dating. Cross country long distance at that. he was in DC and I was in Oregon.... Fingers crossed he finds something soon!

  4. I love brewery tours!! glad you guys had a nice weekend together

  5. My bf and I did a ldr for 2 years when I was away at school. It sucks, but it's completely doable when you both want it to work out. Good luck, girl! Keep your head up :)

  6. This time last year we lived an hour apart. We went from him signing the lease and moving in with me, to be transferred for work. All in one week. Finally, this May he was able to relocate closer and we now live together. We are still a half hour away from home, but we are together :)

  7. It's been so many years since I've done the long distance thing The best advice is (and it sounds like y'all have it) is to make sure you are both working on keeping the relationship going.

    I don't know if I could handle six hours away from my honey.

    PS. I want one of those growlers and the heart cupcake. Just saying!

  8. ugh, long distance is HARD. i did it once, and ultimately the relationship didn't make it (because we didn't work - not because of the distance!). you have to both want to make it work, you have to be able to communicate, and you just have to figure out what works for you. i think it's different for everyone. it'll get better! and it just makes those weekends together even more special! (i'm sure that doesn't really help, haha!)


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