Saturday, October 15, 2005

I'm Prosit (cheers)

It's been a while folks, mostly because I haven't felt that inspired to pour myself onto the computer screen. It's funny how this blog thing can become an obsession; and obsessions usually make me skittish. So skittish, in fact, that I think I just needed a little time away from it. Time to start living my life for a bit without thinking about how it would best fit into my little piece of the blogosphere. But alas I am back... the need for an outlet as fun as this one is too hard to bear. On to the fun...

The saying above is the theme song title for this past weekend. Kitchener... Oktoberfest... I really needn't say more... but as some of you are in far off recesses of the world; I’ll explain. Oktoberfest is one of the biggest parties of the year. Odd, because it's in a city 1.5 hours away from Ontario's epicenter: Toronto (I say that with much sarcasm). This has been my second year attending the festivities. Even though I don't have a drop of German blood in me, I'll probably be attending the festival as long as my body can take me there.

What could be more fun than drinking beer served by people in Lederhosen, with some really good old and new friends, in a German hall? Oh yes... being stopped every half hour or so to sing the Anthem: ßiga ßaga ßiga ßaga OY OY OY!!!! Damn good time I tell you. By the end of the night our group had so many pitchers that we couldn't finish them all. I ended up pouring drinks for people I didn't know just so we wouldn't waste "my precious". The highlight of the night was when the band played Big & Rich's song Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy). We danced and rode our imaginary cowboys until the cows came home!

So to my German brothers and sisters (Lauren, Mark, Amy, Ian, Kim, Allan, Court, and Mike) Ich hatte viel Spaß! Bis nächst Zeit.


Anonymous said...

Hey Trish
Glad to see that you are back and okay. Take the time you know we all love ya!!!
Talk to you later
Cuz KC

P.S. Do not eat the Indian food @ First Canadian!!! It's really bad and a complete rip-off

Quel said...

Your parties and outings always sound like such fun! Welcome back, girl.

kitkat said...

Welcome back! I knew you'd return! I am German, 2nd generation American, and I've never been to any Oktoberfest festivities. What a shame. I have had German beer in Munich, so I guess that counts, right?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out Tricia! I'll be singing our weekend theme song all week long! Cheers, Lauren

Slade said...

I was with Kitkat in Munich Germany and we had one awesome time drinking in the Hopfbrehaus (sp?). I had 2 liters of beer!!!

Ins prosit, Ins prosit, gamma mut lik kite,

This is what we sang all night at the beer hall...if I remember correctly it translates to "I'm pissed (drunk), I'm pissed, somethingsomethingsomething...hehe