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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Getting Head...

And you thought getting head was all about beer.

Who's driving this bus?

Netherlands: arrive, check-in and head north to fishing village, perhaps boat with Barbus and attractive women, dinner in Alkmaar canal-side, train back to Amsterdam. Crash (or not) then tour Amsterdam: more boating (tourists this time,) brewery, dinner, and visit old-town. Crash (or not) and early morning train to Munchen. Meet team at HofBrauHaus, visit grounds, dinner, bier-garten, crash. Now: what day trips? Nostalgia tour: the castle, Eagle's Nest, and revisit both monasteries? That's four - we get three.

I'm along for the ride.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

OK, I'm up, and you insult me?

After months of absence, I am goaded into awareness and the need for participation. In surfeit of consideration, an initial post is controversy free.

The glee of my comrades in travel, day-trips, and um, beer - spurs them to greet me with intestinal burritos.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Quiet! Sleeping here.

Zzz. Snort. Wha? OK, I guess it's time to get up.

So, I hear there's pizza beer being brewed in Chicago. Wonder what that's like.

Our California couple is recently back from the islands. The Amsterdam crew is off in Majorca (off the Spanish coast,) and Chugger (and company) head off to bella Italia. Me? Maybe I should go back to sleep.

Ninety days to Munich? I can sleep that long.

This thing work?

tap tap tap. This thing work?

Friday, June 22, 2007

Almost Time for Italy (and some wine and beer sampling)

We leave on Friday the 6th, and will be drinking Chianti and maybe some birra for about 10 days. Since no one reads this blog anymore, I thought it was appropriate to post something that might actually attract participation. Maybe there are plenty of Italian lovers out there that would love to comment. Post something and let me know.

On a non-related topic, I sent emails to both of my senators yesterday (Mr. Brown (D) and Mr. Voinovich (R)), expressing my opinion on the pending immigration legislation, and asking them to please vote "my way". "My way" is a topic for another discussion. I sent the exact same email (salutation different, of course), and in one paragraph stated that I had not read the entire proposed bill, but hope that he had. Well, later in the day I received a response from both senators.

Senator Voinovich thanked me for my comments, and even tried to address a couple items in my email. Great response (even if it was from his staff). I also received a response from Senator Brown. His email appreciated my comments on English as the primary language for the United States. Huh ??? I guess my joking about not reading the proposed legislation is appropriate for emails as well.

I have sent a response to Senator Brown this morning, we'll see if the Mea Culpas come today or not.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day Bloggers

Approaching 90 days until the event. In honor of father's day, Einfarht and Chugger are off to Hofbrauhaus Newport for lunch and brews today.

Prosit !

Friday, June 15, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Per the Grand Puhba's Directive...

I am posting to the blog in hopes that it will spur further participation. Problem is, however, if no one is reading this blog, they obviously won't see this post and will be unable to respond.

Damn, what a conundrum. Guess I'll go to

and have a bier. But wait, too many to choose from. Maybe I'll sample them all.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Brewing at its best.....

For those of you that may have missed this wonderful USA Today article, here it is...