I have been trying to think of a clever way of putting into words how much fun I am having. There really is no way so…I’ll just spill the proverbial beans. Last weekend started on Thursday and lasted all the way until Wednesday! I love the Czech holiday’s! I am in the middle of two, 4 day weekends.
You see…there are beer gardens all over the city…taunting you with their Fooze Ball tables and their cheap beer and their parks fit for Frisbee and Wiffle Ball! I am easily tempted by the combination of sunshine, beer, friends, cute boys and silly sports.
Thursday: There was Beer Garden til midnight,and then dancing at a club called Infinity near our place. I had fun … and stuff. (insert blush here) I got home about 3:30am
Friday: Letna Park Beer Garden for Mary’s birthday and what was to be the beginning of Ginny Blair and Alicia’s big old pile of fun that lasts the next 4 days. We were like women on a mission – and the mission was fun. We stayed at the Beer Garden and then met up with the “new boys” (you remember them from previous posts – Mike, Andy and T)at a bar that was having a closing party. GB and I decided that we NEEDED to go dancing, so we dragged our drunk asses and the drunk asses of those boys across town to Lucerna. Good times were had and I got home at 4am.
Saturday: GB and I watched a little Desperate Housewives and went to the Beer Garden at about 3:30. I had come down with strep throat, so I took my OJ and said I would not be drinking. Well, 5 hours and many beers, and a game of Wiffle Ball later we all decided to go into town and continue the party at various clubs. I got home at 4am.
Sunday: I got a text saying that GB and pals were at…you guessed it…the park…so that’s where I went. We played some fun card games designed to embarrass each other, and played Frisbee. It was fun. We met some other Americans. It was super cool. After that we staged a spontaneous dinner at the new boys place. Mollie helmed a pasta dinner that rocked. It was really fun to sit at a table with eight new friends and talk, drink wine, smoke stuff and just chill. I really loved that night.
Monday: I met some friends for dinner and then went in search of the “witch burning” party. It’s part of the Monday holiday and I am still a little unclear about it. Anyway, I still had strep so I was home and sober by 12:00am. Thank you.
Tuesday: Crap! More Beer Garden! I met GB, Ben, Mollie and a friend of Ben’s for coffee. After that Mollie and I wandered and drank landing in Letna Park. We found our friends quickly enough and also found the Anti-Communist Festival. Cool. Great food, more Wiffle Ball, more beer, more fun.
So…I came away with a sprained pinky finger (from football), a huge bruise on my ass (from being knocked over during wiffle ball) and strep throat. I also came away with some new friends, an end to my lack of kissing and a happier outlook on my little life here. I think I did alright.
I am really happy right now.