Do You Remember the Time?

Paris is for lovers
Paris is for lovers

Random Observation/Comment #211: Jake, James, and I would make the hottest person imaginable if only our powers were combined.  Separately, we do a very good job attacking and defending our different fronts.  I usually get the intellectuals and Asian girls.  James goes for the tall blonde girls that like eccentric guys with white t-shirts and tattoos.  And Jake gets the cute girls that just so happen to enjoy his creepy look and fun sense of humor.  I deem this a quality observation.

There were plenty of memories from this trip, but I rather not explain all of them in detail on this blog. So instead, I’ll just write some vague moments that sound very interesting, but have a great story that goes with them.  I could have probably posted these as separate status updates.  Half of these will be for Natasha because making someone smile is fun.

Remember the time when…

  1. London free tours meeting new friends and having great Indian food at Brick Lane
  2. Norwegian chemistry teachers and Guinness fantastic-ness
  3. Westminster abbey service and Borough market kangaroo burger
  4. Random ping pong discovery
  5. First night drinking in public in front of police officers and helping the drunk Canadians
  6. Hooters with Kiwis at midnight in Interlaken
  7. Teaching beer pong with Keegan
  8. Jager craziness on the Swiss alps while sledding
  9. Ollie snow face plant
  10. Snowflakes the size of quarters in winter wonderland
  11. Who needs brakes? Just find a soft patch of snow and pray.
  12. Slightly zealous and hypocritical south African preaching Angels and Demons conspiracy theories
  13. Camping like champions; taking 45 minutes to get a fire going
  14. Bike ride through stinky town
  15. Unforgettable sights at Schilthorn 360 resturant
  16. Reeperbahn St Patty’s Day
  17. Sweedish girls at White Trash Fast Food in Berlin – what a mess
  18. Lenka’s artistic pictures with knives by candle light
  19. Bus ride to Berlin with lively Spanish girls and meeting new friends that grew throughout the trip
  20. Spin the bottle in the hostel learning many more interesting details about Hungarian girls (*cough* someone wants to have sex while skydiving)
  21. Clemens becomes the designated massage person and called a sneaker
  22. Fernando highly attracted to the Berlin tour guide as the history and loads of pictures continue
  23. Leena figures out my secret recipe – just add potatoes, pasta, cheese, and soup.
  24. Clemens Lasagna party
  25. Gulasch party
  26. Fish market… don’t actually remember the details (much like most fish market experiences)
  27. Cutting my own hair and then Anna’s hair – subsequent screaming expected
  28. Anna’s birthday celebration – beginning of the apartment’s legend of being the party place
  29. Taking pictures of the moon using her head as a stabilizer
  30. Picnics at Alster Lake – drinking at noon.  Lucian shows off his rapping skills.
  31. Ferry ride with Hungarians with more massages and free beers. Gummy bears are still delicious.
  32. Dresden chatting with Natasha. Zwinger second floor with hopes, surprises, and disappointments
  33. Frantically looking for a half-pipe to find a cheap hostel to spend the night at 10PM
  34. Missing the train and going to Magdeburg. Alex has wine.
  35. Amsterdam leads to over eating and extreme laziness
  36. Van Gogh museum on 420
  37. Discover Greg’s love of drinking jager and dancing on tables
  38. House party with a crazy hat theme. Don’t hold the handles when walking up those huge spiral staircases
  39. Thomas’s bday dinner with amazing food by candle light. Thomas deemed master chef.
  40. Mom’s and Auntee’s cooking in Hamburg
  41. Mom cutting Greg’s hair
  42. Munich with Mom and aunties. Beer tour with small Chinese ladies with bad tolerance. Cutout heart from bride’s jeans.
  43. Neuschwanstein castle hiking and pictures with tour.
  44. Schloss Nymphmberg walking for hours and getting lost. Helped by an old man wearing inappropriately tight jogging pants.
  45. Watching twilight with Natasha.  Quickly followed by the complaints about how bad of a movie that was.
  46. How I Met Your Mother marathons while sickly. Thanks for taking care of me.
  47. Absinthe smells like detergent and probably tastes worse.
  48. Clemens learns Natasha’s weakness to Shrimp dinners
  49. Giving her first rose before Harburg
  50. Cooking the soup that lasted 3 days of meals
  51. Prague 5 story night club with Argentina people
  52. Getting lost in the side streets of Prague. Disappointed when seeing the Astronomical clock.
  53. Noami’s last party near hauptbahnhof. Sneaking jager shots with Greg.
  54. Volleyball with Viktoria in Alohmer
  55. Dusseldorf ramen and skipping stones in a very crappy beach
  56. Watching the jazz concerts while finishing wine and talking about Queen
  57. Tequila party with fuzzy memories
  58. Colbert Report in Iraq
  59. Schwerin with Russians and seeing castles
  60. Lenka’s birthday stopped by cops while dancing on tables
  61. E3 coverage kills my social life
  62. Fussen climbing to the top of everything – totally scared of heights and started raining
  63. BMW museum – obsessed and taking pictures with shaking hands
  64. Seeing Alex again in Hamburg
  65. Missing the flight to Italy, but going to Prague instead
  66. Making strawberry milkshakes
  67. Arthur my favorite owl! Ali the showoff falcon.
  68. Bar-TH-lona! Meeting interesting people and drinking real absinthe (again)
  69. vodka pineapple+watermelon+blender = good times
  70. Porsche museum and Mercedes Benz museum in Stuttgart
  71. Brussels to meet Irish girls for weird heavy drinking
  72. Brussels to meet Nick, AC, and Christians for good times. 10 EUR mussels around the table.
  73. Bruge napping and rolling down the hill
  74. Delirium craziness – overall drinking 30 different beers in 3 days
  75. Hamburg German Open – first tennis show
  76. Schliersee hiking and camping up several mountains. Hearing cows after an hour.
  77. Best milk I’ve ever had.
  78. Showering with the pot and freezing with the sleeping bag
  79. Trying to reach the top of different mountains but epic fail each time. Absolutely gorgeous.
  80. Sleeping in a bed after cold camping experience
  81. Remembering Remembering MJ
  82. Moving out of apartment and being a hubby at Natasha’s
  83. San Sebastian with Jebus and surfing. Playing darts with a group of Aussies.
  84. Driving in Spain to Bilbao. Guggenheim incredibleness.
  85. Sun sets and beaches with Kain and Shibby.
  86. Driving to Barcelona and chilling with more Aussies. Eating high quality ham and cheese with amazing wine.
  87. Gaudi tours and crazy picture obsessions
  88. Meeting Rhona for a chat, but never hanging outside of the that corner spot
  89. Boat ride with English girls in the park before Museo del Prado.  I spy with my little eye in Spanish.
  90. Madrid museums with Laura
  91. Flamenco dancing in an underground  cave
  92. Randomly meeting Kristin for pub crawl which was followed by random jam sessions in the middle of the street until 6AM – almost getting hit by a pot thrown out the window
  93. Meet with Christian in Denia and getting used to the life style
  94. Chill by club near jorge’s place after a crazy drive. Great people and perfect sunrise moment.
  95. Waking up late, late lunches, long siestas, rock beaches, and more partying
  96. Sneaking into Hacienda like James Bond
  97. Alcohol garage by the buddah place
  98. Amazing Spanish food at Alfonso’s bbq and with Christian’s family
  99. Chilling in Valencia to see the F1 tracks
  100. Siestas in Paris near the Louvre
  101. Being silly on the Eiffel tower.  Singing Wonderwall and not giving a crap about anyone else.
  102. Louvre professional photography. Unfortunately, missed Natasha at entrance.
  103. Natasha’s bday and eating sushi.  Sharing champagne in Haffencity.
  104. Statdpark with cool drummers
  105. Amsterdam basement bathroom looking for signal
  106. Hanging out with Anca in London and sharing random stories

I actually kept a diary about my everyday activities, so I can basically relive the memories by the small notes I jotted down.  I’ve actually adopted this style with my everyday life since I came back. The Europe adventure may have ended, but my life adventure is just beginning.

~See Lemons Remember Europe

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