A few years ago, I went to Ireland for work. We had a partner who was going to start selling our product, and I had to show their sales and support team how it all worked.
Our partner was located in Carlow, which is a smaller town in Ireland. I flew into Dublin and had a day there before I took the train to Carlow.

One of the first things I noticed in Dublin was the very helpful reminders on all street crossings for those who drive on the right side of the road. Continue reading

Cave Creek Chili Beer Review

Brewery: Crazy Ed Chileen? I couldn’t really find a brewery name other than the brewer himself.
Brewery Location: Tecate, Mexico
Alcohol: 4.2%

This was another beer my coworkers gave me when I quit my last job. This was definitely one of the more unique and interesting beers I have had so far.

Complete with chili inside

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Spring Break in Canada

While I was still living in Chicago, I wanted to legally drink alcohol while I was still younger than 21 since that’s the legal age in the USA. You always hear about people going to another country and drinking before they were “legal,” and I wanted to do it as well. The obvious choice was Canada since it was so close.

I was 20 and had some time off for spring break so I drove my car from Chicago to Toronto, Canada, which was only about 8 hours.

On the way there, I had to go through border control, and I actually had some issues. The first was that I had not previously booked a hotel or hostel or anything since I wanted to just wing it. They found that incredibly suspicious. I suppose with my lack of specific destination other than “Toronto” and with the way my car looked:

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Chicago: Xtreme Trampolines and Shedd Aquarium

Again, in line with my previous posts, these are just a couple of the more significant activities I did while I was living in Chicago.

One of the places my friends and I liked to go to if we had the opportunity was Xtreme trampolines, which was an indoor trampoline park. I am 90% sure that was the name of the location, but I can’t seem to find it anymore. Perhaps they went out of business or changed locations? Continue reading

Leffe Brune Review

Brewery: InBev Belgium
Brewery Location: Leuven, Belgium
Alcohol: 6.5%

This was another beer that my friend got me when she went to Belgium. As I opened the beer, it practically erupted with foam, getting all over my desk and mousepad which made quite the mess. You can see in the picture that almost half of the beer went up in foam, which was a little disappointing.

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Chicago: Art Institute and Chicago Auto Show

Following up my previous posts about things I did while I lived in Chicago, this post will be about The Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Auto Show.

One winter night, a chilling rain fell upon the Chicago area which then froze overnight. It’s pretty unrelated to this post, but there happens to be a picture I took around the same time and I wanted to show it.

Another evening, I went to the Art Institute to check out the exhibits. The Art Institute of Chicago is conveniently located downtown at the edge of the Millenium Park so it was easy to get to after getting downtown. Continue reading