Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I've come to realize that you can make boatloads of money running an import business. The beer was sold by the bottle so 2.5 cases ran close to 100 quid including delivery charges. Other charges for some of the imported speciality products - double-stuff oreos almost 6 quid, graham crackers for the s'mores 4.50.
Speaking of the s'mores those were definitely a challenge to make. As I didn't quite have room in garden for a campfire I decided to attempt to roast the marshmallows over the grill. Surprisingly enough it worked rather well I only lost 1 into the grill which I should probably clean out before I use it again. All in all I think the party was a success
Monday, June 16, 2008
P.S. Note to self - remember when in a foreign country don't hit spell check as everything comes up incorrect.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
It was interesting to sit outside and watch TV. The waiters and waitresses at the biergarten carry 5-6 glasses in one hand at a time. I had trouble picking up 1 let alone 5. The picture on the left shows the size of the steins and also what I had for dinner. When in Munchen do as the Munchkins do (OK they're not called Munchkins).
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
- Are you here for business or vacation?
- How long have you been out of the country?
- Where are you coming from?
- How long will you be staying?
However the question I got today at Munich airport caught me by surprise. As the agent handed me my passport he pointed to the page and said "What is the name of this building, Independence Hall?"
I have to admit I was having a little trouble processing but managed to come up with something along the lines of "These pictures are all about Philadelphia, so yes that's Independence Hall." I got my passport back and walked on. Not sure if this is some new interrogation technique or if the agent had some other reason for asking. When I got in the taxi I looked through all the other pages to see if there are other buildings that I need to learn to identify. Luckily no, the other pages are just generic landscapes of various regions - with the exception of the Statue of Liberty but I have no problem identifying that.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Of course in typical British fashion some people decided to organize a party on May 31st on the circle line on the last night that drinking was allowed. This of course led to arrests, injuries and the closing of some stations due to unruly behavior. The news reporting of this of course blamed all of this on Boris Johnson, personally I think that the people attending the party and causing problems are to blame not the mayor for passing this new law.