kicking off the baseball weekend

Beer Night 1

Beer Night 2

Beer Night 3

Sarah organized an evening out at Alte Linde which really hit the spot after closing out the work week. We were looking forward to perhaps exposing the less local people to Alte Linde who haven’t been there before, but in the end it turned out to be all locals or local expatriates who showed up (most were familiar to us but there were a few new faces too). It was a little bumpy at the beginning with the reservation (click that to see our review and get the details) but it worked out in the end.

Tonight we’re scheduled for dinner at some Italian place on the island and we’ve signed up tomorrow for the final game in the tournament. Hope the weather stays as good as it is right now.

P.S. — No hot dogs at the ol’ ballpark, but you can get a Bratwurstsemmel, according to Christina and Rainer. I guess that’s close enough.

Anthony Netzer or Günter Kiedis?

Hidden in this mosaic are several pictures of someone you may have seen a lot of this week and/or in 2006 and/or a front man for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Can you spot them?

OK, seriously, since the World Cup stuff in 2006 it has been bugging the heck out of me to figure out

  • who that soccery guy with the terrible haircut is, and
  • don’t I know his son from somewhere?

Finally cracked the code this evening.