There is on this list of things to do an item that I had never heard of: #93: Complete the Monopoly Board Pub Crawl. Apparently the London version of Monopoly has inspired people to try to visit a bar on each of the streets involved in the game. If and when I ever make it to London, I don’t think I’d like to spend my time this way, especially as it has been well documented that I’m not a big drinker. Although this is most popular in London, it could be done in any city that has enough streets/pubs (that ain’t Raleigh). So time will tell whether or not this item is ever complete. If not, I don’t think I’ll lament its absence in my listed accomplishments.
But it got me thinking: what other drinking-related thing could I accomplish? Alex and I were visiting a local establishment a week ago called the Flying Saucer. This was not my first visit and I had previously been intrigued by their numerous saucers that line the walls, all with the names of people that had successfully drank 200 DIFFERENT beers. I would often find myself gazing upwards, reading their quotes and considering how seemingly impossible it would be for me to get a plate on the wall.
You see, I abhor beer. My joke has always been that they somehow let me graduate from college with having never acquired the taste for it. If I am at a social gathering and all there is to drink is beer, I’m drinking water. Vodka, on the other hand, is mother’s milk to me.
However, the idea of getting my name on the wall had become increasingly appealing and by Friday I had decided I was going to do it; I was going to drink (suffer through) 200 beers. Not only would I get my name on the wall, perhaps I would even finally acquire the taste for beer, or at the very least, find a few that I enjoyed. Afterall, sometimes drinking hard liquor around a bunch of beer drinkers makes me look like an alcoholic.
So I signed up for the UFO Club and this is how it works:
1. I have to drink 200 different beers.
2. I cannot count more than 3 beers per day.
3. When I have completed the task, they throw me a party where my plate is unveiled!
At the Flying Saucer in Raleigh, there are about 700 plates on the wall, so I am in no way alone in this accomplishment. However, its still significant and it would be a huge deal for someone like me!
I know there are other places that do similar things like this, and that there are othe Flying Saucers around the country. Anyone else ever got some kind of recognition for drinking!?