Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Guide to a great pub crawl

After completing my first (extremely) successful pub crawl on the weekend I pretty much feel like I am well versed enough in the subject to offer some clever tips to make for a great night you may not remember.

Make T-Shirts
T-shirts legitimize everything. And I do mean EVERYTHING. Mark it up with a sweet logo or symbol just to let people know you're there and you mean business.

Find a clever name
You need a name that will get funnier the more bars you get to. Anything inappropriate is probably good. This should be displayed proudly on your shirts.

Plan Ahead
Make a game plan before you head out. Make a list of all the locations you intend to hit. Establish an order based on location. Also keep in mind that certain establishments (i.e. casino's) will be less likely to let you in, the more you have had to drink. Hit those places early, so you don't miss out on anything.

Make a Budget
Pub crawls are expensive. Planning out how much you want to spend ahead of time and not bringing a bank card with you will ensure you won't spend more than you planned to.

Have Sexy Friends
Good looking people get free drinks. Latch onto them, they will be your ticket to free drink after free drink. Girls will probably have an easier time of this than guys. Don't feel bad about leeching. Your friends will probably do the same.

Keep a Tally
Keep track of your intake. It's kind of a bragging right the next day when you find out you out drank your friend.

Be Safe
Yeah, it needs to be said. Stick together, the last thing you need is to track down your friend who can barely walk. Make sure you've got a phone just in case you run into any trouble.

"To alcohol! The cause of, and solutions to all of life's problems!"

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rolling towards the truth

My friends, I was sitting at lunch today, watching my friend enjoy her flavoured Arizona beverage and I saw her pull the tab off the top of the can. That got us thinking. I'm sure you've all heard the urban legend that if you collect enough tabs a wheel chair will be supplied to the local hospital (some versions dictate that the tabs are actually melted down to make the wheel chair, others insist there's some sort of trade involved). We wondered, does this really happen? Is there some charitable organization that collects the tabs for wheelchairs or have we all been fooled?
Since first grade I've been told over and over to save my tabs and it felt good to know that I was helping some kid roll his way to a better life. Now I'm not so sure, so I did a little research to find out if this was fact or fiction?
Unfortunately my friend with the Arizona was no help as she would give her tabs to her grandmother, who took them to their local church and lost track of them after that. So I loaded up google, typed in "pop can tab" and went to work. Results are sketchy at best.
Depending on where you search you will find a number of different answers ranging from "hell yeah it works," to "nice try, find something worth your time."
However, one name that came up several times was a Ray Pearse who turned the story from urban legend to reality. I feel like I'm going to have to take a deeper look into this and I am quickly running out of time to do it.
This is definitely not over.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm beggining to fear lolzpalin will become obsolete without McCain winning.