Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wernesgruner Pils

Pilsner is definitely a popular beer in the central part of Germany. It may not be consumed in the volumes of Czech pilsner (on a per capita level, at least), but it can hold its own when stacked up against its competitors.

I looked at this beer and thought, "Hmm...I see the word 'legende' which is probably something like 'legend.' This beer must be good's like 'legendary pilsner.'" As you can see, Highlander is looking on in the background probably confident of its malty brew, but secretly nervous of what my tastebuds might think.

To tell you the truth, the Wernesgruner went down okay. Nothing special, that's for sure, but this wasn't a beer I had a distaste for. Take that Highlander.

Rating: 3

Friday, August 24, 2007

Belated - June travels

A tip of the iceberg of my fun Europe trips in June...

[From Paris with love]

Green Face-Off

[From Budapest with love]

Li'l wine and cheese party at Karolina's, Budapest

[From Vienna with love]

Naschmarkt, Vienna

[From Frankfurt with love]

Amy's wedding, Frankfurt

Sorry for being absent from most of the photos. I was too busy having fun and keeping up with the drinking!
More photos here.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dangers of Pivo Consumption

Pivo can make you more likely to do many things that are fairly harmless:
-Talk to people you wouldn't normally talk to
-Try to dance
-Make out with people
-Go streaking
-Fall asleep in unlikely places
-Think you can sing

The list goes on and on. These things are not that serious.

However, at times consuming too much pivo can make you do something you will regret into eternity. Because you will be dead. Like this guy. He decided to try and play with bears.

Bears eat man at beer festival
"BELGRADE, Serbia (Reuters) -- A 23-year old Serb was found dead and half-eaten in the bear cage of Belgrade Zoo at the weekend during the annual beer festival.

The man was found naked, with his clothes lying intact inside the cage. Two adult bears, Masha and Misha, had dragged the body to their feeding corner and reacted angrily when keepers tried to recover it.

"There's a good chance he was drunk or drugged. Only an idiot would jump into the bear cage," zoo director Vuk Bojovic told Reuters.

Local media reported that police found several mobile phones inside the cage, as well as bricks, stones and beer cans."

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Tragedy Indeed....

Devastating news as received by a friend who wrote:

I almost cried when I saw this picture. It is absolutely gut wrenching.

A friend sent this photo of a horrible highway accident in Germany. The picture may be kind of hard to take for some of you. If you look closely you can see what appear to be some survivors of the accident still in the wreckage. Although the picture is quite graphic, it makes you realize how quickly our loved ones can be taken from us. My friend stayed on the scene to help and even though he performed mouth to mouth on quite a few of them, none apparently survived.

I have confidence that if this were to happen around any of the pivo terrorists, we would work quickly and diligently to save as many friends as possible.