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Friday, July 29, 2011

In Training

Start heavy, go light?  Double chocolate stout... I think I threw my back out.... :-P

What's The Next Milestone...

... that we should be tracking?

It is now less than 60 days to our meeting at the Hofbrauhaus, construction has begun, we have our plane tickets, we have our hotel reservations, and some poeple have their Lederhosen.  While day trips have been discussed, final planning and confirmation typically occurs "on site".

So....  What's next?

Maybe I need to head down to the Hofbrauhaus in Newport and do some training.  Or, since I'll be in the Pittsburgh area this weekend, maybe the Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Update from the absent front

After missing a few months from the blog, I am going to try and keep up with the group and post once or twice a week.

We just got my son's school schedule and are making flight arrangements around his classes. Will post travel arrangements once solidified. It's getting exciting and we are really looking forward to the trip. Now that I caught up (a bit) with the blog

1) As of right now, we will not be wearing leiderhosen.
2) I do have a valid US drivers license, but I don't really plan on driving much. Is this a mistake?
3) Aram and I are looking at making a few side trips and will listen to the group on where to go and what to do.
4) Do we need to purchase any tickets to any events/tents? Previously I was told not to, but not sure if that changed?
5) We have actually listened to the songs a few times so we can at least fake like we know what we are doing...Alice, who the F&$^ is Alice?
6) We will live vicariously through the single guys and our sons...say no more.
7) I asked the Dr. to prescribe some Fukitol for the trip, but he had never heard of it. It's probably only a European medication and not approved by the FDA. Does it have a different name? There might be a generic equivalent named DAMITOL, but don't know if it will have the same effect.

Sorry I've been absent...I'll try to be a better blogger.

International Drivers licenses

It is not recommended by German authorities, because a US IDP is not recognized in any way. To be allowed to drive in Germany as an American tourist ALL you'd ever need is your local state drivers license. To rent a car all you need is your state drivers license and a credit card.Isn't that just great!

Oide Wisen

Following the tremendous success of the historical part of the 2010 Oktoberfest, the organisers have decided to again have a "nostalgic" Oktoberfest on the southern part of Theresienwiese: Old rides, a especially traditional beer tent and the music and folklore singer tent "Zur Schönheitskönigin" ("the beauty queen"). In contrast to the free "normal" Oktoberfest, the "Oide Wiesn" does have an entrance fee of 3 Euros with children under 14 getting in free.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

When in Rome?

The current number of this blogs participants wearing lederhosen to the Wies’n this year is only 3?

I tell you…

That current picture of the Wiesn warms my heart and makes me fell a bit parched.

Monday, July 18, 2011

How many?

What’s the attendance numbers looking like on your end? We have a total of 8 on our end. With only 2 of us who have ever been to Oktoberfest… Trying to convey to the others about the upcoming experience just falls so short of the mark. I can’t wait to see the newbie’s expressions when they enter a tent get their bier unwind a bit and party gets going. As I have said before “Its one of my best experiences ever!”


Finally they are starting the build up for Oktoberfest on the Wies'n...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Paging der Kubaner ! ! ! !

der Kubaner.....

It's been 5 months since you posted to the blog.  Are you still going to Oktoberfest? You were the first person to post to our blog who was not a member of our core Oktoberfestian team.  Since then, Betrunken and Alkoholische have become solid members of the blog.

Inquiring minds want to know.."Gehen Sie zu Oktoberfest?"

Nice Video, Nice Song, and Understandable

Friday, July 15, 2011

Any thoughts?

A couple of the guys going with us are single and I was wondering if there was a singles spot in Munich. I know such a thing is a combination of luck, timing, and how much bier that she has consumed, but I have always believed in location, location, location…


Thursday, July 14, 2011

ıı ʇɹɐd ǝʞɐʇuı ɹǝıq ǝƃɐɹǝʌɐ

˙ɹǝıq ɟo sǝɹʇıl 01 - 8 ɟo ƃuıuǝʌǝ uɐ ɹǝʇɟɐ ʞool ʇɥƃıɯ plɹoʍ ǝɥʇ ʍoɥ ǝǝs oʇ uǝʞunɹʇǝq pǝʇuɐʍ ʇsnɾ

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Road Trip to Frankfurt...

It's in Germany, they serve bier, and we can watch the U.S. Women win the World Cup!

Your average beer intake in Munich?

Just out of curiosity, about how many liters of beer do you guys typically drink during a wonderful day in Munich.. The reason I ask is because I tested my average bier consumption rate this past weekend and came out with just over 3 liters within a space of 5 hrs. I would also like to add that the next day I felt fine. It is possible for me to go overboard when on holiday so I see me at most taking in 4 or maybe 5 liters, with one or more being a Rattler…

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Exchange Rates

By my calculations,  with the current rate at about 1.39696 dollars for each Euro,  a liter (Mass if you will) of beer at the fest will cost you $8.60 Euro or $12.00,  a savings over last week ($1.43 per Euro) of over $.31 per mass.  Or a penny an ounce.
I would say that is inconsequential,  except for the fact of the mass quantities (pun intended) that we tend to consume.
But in the final analysis,  well worth it.
Barleyman Spaketh

Monday, July 11, 2011

Current Events Discussion

I hesitate, knowing that BarleyMan may chastise me, but....

Will the discussion on the debt limit and spending cuts positively or adversely affect the Dollar to Euro exchange rate? 

Bottom line, will a Maß be more or less expensive?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday BarleyMan

Let's all raise our steins to my good friend, and promise to buy him one when we get to Munich !

Prost !

Friday, July 08, 2011

Happy Friday ... A Prescription for you

Happy Friday... Every one should take one of these when the board the plane to Munich...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Not tired and thirsty??

When all the beer tents on the Theresienwiese are closed, you can party til the break of dawn at the Wiesnzelt. Located in the Löwenbräu Keller on Stiglmaierplatz, this unique festival hall is not officially a "tent," and therefore not bound to the closing hours of the Oktoberfest. A great band and freshly drawn Wiesn beer from Löwenbräu create an original Oktoberfest atmosphere, making Das Wiesnzelt an excellent place to dance the night away. Open all night long during the Oktoberfest!

Hitler and Oktoberfest

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Construction Schedule

From 18 July blocking the construction area on the WiesnTheresienwieseFrom 18 The official start of construction in July of gastronomicLarge companies (14 Festhallen)From 7 After the end of August Jakobidult (7.Aug.) AreThe city stands by and by and Untilbuilt on the WiesnFrom 16 August The medium-sized businesses (22) build on(Sausage, duck, chicken grill, coffee shops,etc.)From 22 August construction start-up businessesOn 29 August All performers are (by and by,since many are still hard at other places like. e.g. Rosenheim available)From 8 The September recipients own mast sites (Mandelbratereien,Souvenir sales, etc. to build) onFrom 8 September The city stands by the feedersobtained and givenFrom 14 September bread stalls are set upFrom 17 Oktoberfest beginning September

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Alkoholische Family Gnome

He is also getting antsy and is ready for Oktoberfest...

Friday, July 01, 2011

Prost my friends!

Little American Oktoberfest vom 03. bis 10. Juli 2011 in der Waldwirtschaft

We should go!

Subject: Little American Oktoberfest vom 03. bis 10. Juli 2011 in der Waldwirtschaft

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Liebe(r) Herr Finlay,

nach jahrelanger Pause holen wir das Deutsch-Amerikanische Kultfest wieder zurück - Little American Oktoberfest is back in der Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe!


Echten American Fun erleben Sie beim Bull Riding, Lassowerfen, Stiefelzielwurf und Hufeisenweitwerfen - selbst Zuschauen macht hier eine Riesengaudi!


Dazu gibt`s direkt vom Holzkohlegrill saftige American Prime Steaks, American Burger, Baby Back Ribs, Main Lobster und original American Sweets, wie Marshmallows, Jelly Beans und Icecream.

Und American Music von und mit Linda Jo Rizzo, The Trio Minarik, Kevin Henderson und Mel Canady, wochentags
ab 12 Uhr, am Wochenende ab 11 Uhr.

Bringt Eure Freunde mit und feiert bei original American Flair.

Gerne reservieren wir auch im Biergarten einen Tisch.
Frau Sonja Wolf freut sich über Ihren Anruf unter 089-74994030!

See you at the Little American Oktoberfest!


Your host,

Little American Oktoberfest is back- vom 03. bis 10. Juli 2011 in der Waldwirtschaft

mit allem, was dazu gehört - American Food, American Fun, American Music.

Gegrillt wird auf Holzkohle alles, was die amerikanische Küche hergibt - von American Prime Steaks, Baby Back Ribs und American Burgers bis hin zu original American Marshmallows.

Dazu gibt`s Musik aus den USA mit exzellenten Live Bands, von Jazz bis Country, von Swing bis Rock `n` Roll mit einem Programm von und mit Linda Jo Rizzo.

Probieren Sie auf unserer American Fun-Meile, wie lange es dauert bis ein wildgewordener Bulle Sie abwirft oder wie weit Sie einen Stiefel werfen können.

See you at the Little American Oktoberfest!

Morgendanzl rund um d'Musi in der WaWi am Sonntag den 10. Juli 2011 ab 8:00 Uhr

Wie in den vergangenen Jahren gibt´s in der Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe - auch dieses Jahr ein morgendliches Tanzvergnügen.
Es freut uns sehr, diesmal die Schreinergeiger zum Morgendanzl begrüßen zu dürfen, welche uns schwungvoll die Müdigkeit austreiben werden.
Wie immer steht bei uns die Freude am Tanzen im Vordergrund. Alle Freunde/-innen des Volkstanzes werden ab 08:00 Uhr sicher voll auf ihre Kosten kommen!

Bei schlechtem Wetter verschieben wir das Morgendanzl auf Sonntag, den 24. Juli 2011, gleiche Zeit und gleicher Ort!
Bei zweifelhafter Wetterlage ist ab Samstag, 09. Juli 2011 eine Telefonansage (089 74443863) geschaltet.


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I say...

Have they started preparing for the Party already??