I came to Switzerland at the perfect time. From what I heard they had a relatively dry winter and it only picked up in the last couple of weeks. Today the temperature raised another few degrees outside to make it a nice day, around 45 f. With this climate shift comes a whole lot of water that seems to start running off of everything around making puddles during the day and slippery patches of ice at night. I have almost fell on my ass more than one time recently.
Since the snow has gotten too wet to snowboard on lately (by Swiss standards, we’d still love it in California), I spent most the day hiking around the local town, doing a bit of blogging/internet research at my free WiFi bench, reading Narcissis and Goldmund, napping, and just having another great Swiss afternoon.
During the evening we found out it was Casey’s 21st birthday and we had to celebrate! So I decided to use my hard earned bartending skills to whip up a makeshift shaker and make shots for everyone! Well, needless to say, we drank and drank (someone else’s liquor, because I sure didn’t buy it), after a while I began to take it easy while everyone else began to drink 80proof right out of the bottle (I know I am letting so many of you down). I think I called it a night before everyone else and just landed in my bed with my head spinning slightly. By the way, the ratio at the party was like 14 guys and 3 chicks, sorry Josh, but going to bed early was the only option. (sorry in advance for my offensive use of the word “chicks”, for all you crazy women’s rights chicks out there)