#128- The joys of high fructose corn syrup

As wise man Fat Bastard once said, “I eat because I’m unhappy, and I’m unhappy because I eat.” My motto is somewhat the reverse of this in that eating makes me happy, and I’m happy in part because I eat. Nevertheless, I’m notorious for making food choices that might repulse the average human, including but…

#127-Two Four Six Eight…

Last time I visited home there were talks of a human pyramid to be performed for the good of the blog. Some felt the audience needed to read/see more human stunts.  Unfortunately I was surrounded by a lot of chicken shit losers.  I vowed to myself that the next time I had between 5-7 humans…

#126- Nirvana

I’m not much of a liquor drinker.  I’ll have a margarita on a somewhat regular basis, but generally I order beer or wine.  As we settled down to 99 Hanover, a restaurant/bar in Edinburgh, a cocktail sounded so refreshing. I asked our waitress to recommend one and she produced an absolute delight. I had the…

#125: Fish cakes with a side of shorter life expectancy, please.

We ate lots of fried objects on our trip.  Emily justified this with the fact that we walked all day long everywhere- we only took one cab on the entire trip.  Perhaps it would be justifiable to me if I too weighed EIGHTY POUNDS.  I’m nice and roundish and weigh, well, more than eighty pounds.  Among…

#124- Swan Lake

While in Dublin, Emily and I took a stroll through the famous St. Stephen’s Green- a huge park located in the middle of the city.  It was really peaceful and beautiful and we had had an exhausting day of eating, shopping and eating, so we picked a spot near the water and sawed some logs….

#122- Advantage Cogsy

While in London, I went to Wimbledon. Emily and I packed a picnic lunch, took the 120 degree train to the Southfield stop, and planned to relax in a park to watch some tennis on the community big screen.  We stopped to ask a traffic guide for directions, and next thing you know we were…

#121- R.I.P.

While in Glasgow, we took a day trip that involved seeing lots of the countryside and western highlands and some fishing villages.  One of the stops, the village of Luss, was an adorable quaint cutie-pie of a town, built around Loch Lomand.  Side note: did you know that Scotland has over 30,000 lochs (loch= lake…

#120- Melee

During our first stay in London, the Euro Cup was still going on, so we decided to grab some grub and then head to a pub for the Spain vs. Italy game. We had passed Little Italy on our walk, and every bar was overflowing with humans, so we were a bit nervous about finding…

#118- Hosed: Take 2

I promise you we didn’t ONLY do things strictly manufactured for tourists on the trip, but this entry won’t do much to convince you. I took a double decker bus tour.   We hopped on after completing our tour of the Guinness Factory; I in my Nike Air Max sneakers and fanny pack, and Emily…

#117- Don’t try this at home, kids.

On about day 10 of the vaca I realized I didn’t pack enough unmentionables.  So,  I washed my undies in the sink. With the amount of time I generally wait between trekking to the laundry mat, I’m surprised I’ve never done this before.  For some reason I actually packed a miniature bottle of laundry detergent,…