The Pub in Prague allows customers to pour their own beer at there table. With a computerized beer tap, each person can keep track of how much they drink as they pay per ounce. Its a huge drinking competition, see who can drink the most of out your friends or team up and compete against the other tables. A big screen in the center of the bar shows which table has drank the most and will then flip to the national scene to show how the bar is ranked against the other Pubs around the country.
We threw a lot of House Parties (Las Vegas)
Below is a video tour of one of our house parties
But like all good things, eventually… they come to an END…
Late September 2010 – The Cops had had enough….
Teaming up with Roommates Ryan Parker and Jonas Dick, we went to Los Angeles for a few days
October 2nd 2010… Everything I now owned was in 2 suitcase..
Good Bye America! Boarding the plane highly Intoxicated.
22 hours later, with a massive Hangover, I arrived in Bangkok, Thailand.
Temporary stay in Bangkok, then caught a Flight to Phuket.
Phuket “Pooh-Ket” was another world…
Beautiful Beaches all over Island. Kata Beach only a 5 minute walk.
The Island of Phuket (October 5th- December 26th 2010)
Found a hotel for $15 (500 baht) a night and partied it up for all of October.
Rudy (yellow shirt) a fellow poker player and poster on twoplustwo, has been living in Phuket for many years and really helped us adjust to the new life in this strange land.
Moved into a Beach House where I lived for 2 months with some fellow poker players
Flipping for Shots with new poker player friends who now called Phuket home.
And as the life of a poker player goes, the ups and downs come with them. In late December 2010 had a bad run on the tables and had to give up the luxurious beach house and move to a different.
Instead of paying $900 rent for a beach house room, I got my own place for $250 a month in Chiang Mai
Ryan had arrived a few days earlier and we celebrated New Years Eve
My sister Courtney came to visit for 6 weeks and loved Chiang Mai
April 2011 Song Kran!!
What is Song Kran?? Its a giant water fight for between everyone in the entire country for 5 whole days! Yes, 5 whole days. Not lets stop and think about what this means exactly. Yes, its hot, yes, everyone has water guns, water hoses, huge water buckets in back of trucks and no one is safe. The 1st couple days were fun, but when I just wanted to go to grab something next door I would get drenched by someone. Yes, 5 days! But I loved it!!
I loved Chiang Mai, $4 1 hour massages and this …
Played some softball with the local college team, Payap University.
Next Stop Philippines for 2 weeks
After living in Thailand for a while, I didn’t care much for the Philippines. Everything seems over priced and EVERYONE tried to ripped you off, hustle you, and bother you. We had repeated horrible experience with cab drivers, over charging, having faster meters, one drop us a few miles in the wrong direction to run up the meter, making us 10 minutes late. Manila was dirty, over crowded and a headache.
Went to White Beach, Philippines for a few days and it was better than Manila, but still not a place I would recommend vacationing too. Plus I found out the next day that the hot girl I was making out with all night was a lady boy. Yeah, don’t go to Philippines.
After that, flew to Prague to spend the summer drinking and playing baseball for the Praha Eagles. Now its the end of August and that concludes what happened over the last 12 months.
As I sit and ponder about the past I smile as I remember these 5 friends and the good times we had together.
Crystal Pherson, Shawn Vance, Nanci Pietras, Jason Kane and Niki Virga.
I miss Crystal. It was a Sunday night, we were hosting a beer pong tournament at the house and it was a little disappointing because I ended up out of the match early. However, it worked out for the best as I went outside and that’s when I met Crystal for the first time, sitting somewhere around the hammock feeling really really good. I miss all the times we spent under the influence, in a world I haven’t been back to very often. I miss the day at MGM pool and the night at Diablos. I miss looking into her eyes and knowing we both felt the same feelings and thought the same thoughts. We had many great times together and I wish that she could be here now to experience the new world I am in. I just don’t ever want to repeat the “naked Jonas in my tub” night ever again :/
I haven’t seen Shawn in forever, it was April 2010 in San Diego, California at a Padres games when the Braves were in town. Atlanta won, we had some beers and I think I took down like 7 hot dogs in the all you can eat stands. It was a good day. I miss all of the adventures we had throughout Sweden, Prague, South Africa and Las Vegas. We put back a lot of beers together and I contribute 100% of my alcoholism to him alone. Now he is living in Stockholm with his beautiful wife and baby girl and I hope them the best and hope that I able to afford to make it out to Sweden to visit within the next month.
I remember the night we first met, Ryan and I were taking advantage of free drinks at the club before heading out to another location to meet some friends… we ended up staying there a little longer than expected. I was a little closed off at first, but your friendly and real personality had me opening up to you fairly quickly. Haha, I remember you signed into my facebook on my HTC hero phone and for some reason it wouldn’t let you sign out! It took forever to figure out what was wrong, lol. It was worth it though, however, I wish we could of spent more time together taking pictures of you with my hat and funny wig :p I wish you the best in Philly and hope we will run into each other again during our travels.
We met at one of my first house parties at the Rockin Seville House around the beginning of 2009. It was unfortunate that we were never able to set up a day for his band to play at any of our parties. We did have some good times, drank a lot of beer and it would of been great if we were able to have one last party on the strip with some of those green pills before I left
It seems that all the times we spent together were pretty spontaneous, from a random drink at Ellis Island, a mid day Yankees game at Barley’s Brewery and Casino, Foundation room, Cadillac Ranch, to Stoneys with a guy who ended up being the 2009 World Series of Poker winner. I do remember the first night we met, it was at Blue Martini, you were wearing a black top with blue shorts, actually, haha, I have no idea what you were wearing, that would be creepy, but I do remember you were sitting down at a table and that encounter was brief. I hope everything is well with you and I’m looking forward to a Yankees vs Braves World Series this year!
Before we can move forward, I would like to take this opportunity to catch up on the past as its been a while since most of you heard from me.
Last blog post was somewhere around April 2010 as I was getting more involved with the people from cast network and hosting huge house parties that were all filmed via live broadcast. Las Vegas Party Club Because of this, I had put more focus on their company and less on this site.
The summer went on as we threw some huge parties, met a grip of awesome people and when the summer was over and the dust settled, our 9 bedroom party house, known as the Rockin Seville House, was on the cops top list of disturbances and we couldn’t have 4 person beer pong match after 10pm without the cops showing up to investigate. That’s when I knew it was time to move on.
October 1st, 2010, teamed up with Jonas, Parker and Nathan as we left the country for the ever so interesting country of Thailand. Now while I have a massive amount of stories and adventures from this crazy land of fun, I will not go into too any detail in this post. I spent 3 months in Phuket, 6 months in Chiang Mai a couple weeks in the Phillipines and in May 2011, I left for….
Europe to reunite with a ex baseball rival Andy Bergland who was now coaching the Praha Eagles baseball team. Today is Sunday, August 21st as I prepare for a day of poker tournaments on poker stars. Our team clinched a spot in the baseball playoffs yesterday with a pair of walk off wins. Now we make a push to win the Championship for Czech Baseball as I mix some absinthe drinking adventures in between. Stay tuned to see what happens next.
In the Meantime, here are some captioned photos with the memories of the last few years.