Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day Weekend Fun Extravaganza!

For Memorial Day Weekend, Anne and Clark came to visit, as well as Scott, who hadn't been back since graduation, and his wife Jessica, who had never been to Athens at all! Needless to say, a lot of fun was in store for the weekend. Fun included, but was not limited to, Irish Car Bombs, The OC Game, Casa Nueva, Miller High Life Light, Skateboards, Cheetos, Magic Shotglasses, Daquiris, Purple Chopstix, Cornhole, Chairhole, AND MORE! See pictures for the deets.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

The Guinness Bet

At Conference this year, Tom and I got in an argument about whether Guinness Draft Bottles were made from plastic or glass. We were both so confident that we were right, that we mad a bet. Winner buys loser an Irish Car Bomb. Then Tracy upped the ante by offering to buy us BOTH Irish Car Bombs, but that the loser of the bet would have to bow properly to the winner. Game on!

Although I was proven to be the winner as soon as we saw a six pack of GLASS BOTTLES, it didn't hurt to have this email response from the Guinness Team in my court as well:

Dear Guinness,

Please help me settle a bet. Your Guinness Draught Bottles are made of glass, not plastic, correct?




May 10, 2006

Dear Ms. Kate Erlewine,

Thank you for taking time to contact us regarding Guinness. We appreciate
hearing from our consumers, whether comments are complimentary or critical, because your feedback is important.

To follow up on your email, please be advised that all Guinness Draught in
bottles are made of glass bottles and covered by a plastic sleeve that is
shrunk wrapped to the bottle and contains all pertinent information (i.e.:
The Guinness trademark name and logo).

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Once again, thank you for contacting us regarding Guinness.


Josh M.
Guinness Consumer Representative

Drinking responsibly is brilliant!!

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Wheels on Fire Skateboard Contest

Today I volunteered at the Wheels on Fire Skateboard Contest. I worked at the T-shirt booth, so I got free Subway and free pizza! When I wasn't working, I was watching the contest. Although the forecast called for showers, the day remained beautiful and sunny until the contest was over. Then it was time for bands, and the rain held off for about half, but the last two bands didn't get to play. Bummer.I have pictures from the event and a little movie of Moss, who won the competition.

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Friday, May 12, 2006

ICB Taste Test and Beer Pong

Summer and I joined in the celebration of her brother Alex's birthday tonight. First we did an Irish Car Bomb taste test: Guinness VS. Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Though the Young's is delicious and good for a treat, Guinness won and holds the title as the classic Irish Car Bomb brew. After those, Summer and I played Alex and his friend at Beer Pong, and despite our ferocious shit talking, got SCHOOLED.

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Conference 2006: St. Louis

I left for Saint Louis on Saturday, April 29, and got back this afternoon. Conference was great this year! We got a lot of compliments, and our attendees seemed to enjoy themselves very much. The schedule was pretty much the same this year, work from 6:30 or 7 a.m. through the evening, and then go out and eat dinner and have drinks! It's a pretty fun way to experience a city. St. Louis was certainly a good time, and we sure did have a lot of Irish Car Bombs.

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