I made up a German word tonight.. Lächelnchmertz.. I don’t thik it really exists.. but if it did, it would mean soemthing like smiling so much your face hurts :-).. thats what happened tonight when a bunch of us went to Oktoberfest (aka Wiesn) here in Munich..
I dragged out my 39 (!) year old lederhosen that my lovely host family, the Erols had made for me in 1979. I may look very different, but at least my pants from college still fit 🙂
Here I am on the elevator at work with my friend Tobias.
I’m wearing the rainbow coat becuase it’s friggin’ freezing here.. and I have no other coat.. kinda covers the fact that my lederhosen are soooo short. loook like hotpants !
we all took the subway down to the Wiesn and met up there
many good friends here ! SOme from here .. and soem from far away !
here’s what we’re here to do.. you only got 2 beers.. but they were a liter each. Dn’t tell anyone.. but I only had one.. I’ve had had so much partying this week at the Me conference I really couldn’t think of drinking any more beer .. it was so fun being the designated sober person in a hall of several thousand very not sober people..
ahh.. three good friends.. Lousia, babbette and sherri !
i finally got a chance to put my freind serge (from france) and my freind ollie (from here) together .. I and many others think they look like brothers.. maybe not so much in this picture..
ahh. here’s my good buddy tyrone.. the only person who drank less beer than I did..
i had my glasses with me.. I know I need to make some new toys but folks do seem to love them
actually I had two pairs.. the other ones modeled by my freind Brendan
johanes shooting champaign all ver everyone
up close to the band !
then my phoen died.. which was a good thing.. because I needed both hands to dance !
i was home by midnight.. and … i think.. i was the only sober person on the subway coming home..
this city loves to party.. and i love this city
nite all, nite sam