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World Cup Soccer……

Spain Wins the World Cup!!!!!!!!! The World Cup is over and Spain sits on top of the world, literally. They have even surpassed Brazil as the number one team on the planet, doing so before the final game even started. Congratulations go out to the soccer team from Spain, they definitely were the better team in defeating the Netherlands, 1-0 in extra time.  I must say, being one of the pre-tournament favorites and the reigning European Champions, it was surprising to see how slowly they started this World Cup Tournament. While Germany and the Netherlands came out flying, ranking 1 and...

Eclipse!

Eclipse, Vampires, Twilight Theme Party AND a Drink Guy Signature Cocktail! Eclipse! Vampires, werewolves, romance and adventure! The Drink Guy team is counting down! Well, Lynn is counting down. Glenn is creating a signature cocktail for the occasion, likely so he can get through it all and not smack her. Hey! Lynn here!! Twilight rocks!! OK, yes, I am a fan...OK, I am addicted. And your point is? Just because I spent an hour using four different programs to create...this!! How cool is that!?!? Yah, OK, if any of you know of a Twilight Addiction Support Group, send me the...

Vancouver Breweries!

Vancouver, Breweries, and Beer! Vancouver Breweries...yes, despite the fact that I (Lynn) am not a beer drinker, reading about the specialty microbreweries in Western Canada and the process used, even my interest was peaked! (Especially when I found out there is such a thing as Chocolate Beer!) Of course, 5 days in Vancouver was not nearly enough, and packing in sight-seeing, wineries and time enjoying the Drink Guy's wonderful family out there, left us choosing one brewery to tour, for this trip anyway! Our choice was Granville Island Brewing , a local establishment that advertises...

A Life Coach Question, Living With Traditional Values, Good Or Bad?

Dear Life Coach Lynn, I want to know what you and your fans think about a woman taking care of her man. I believe I look after mine, cooking and cleaning, physical and emotional, as best I can. However, I am often "attacked" by others for my old fashioned attitude and living in the 1950's. What's wrong with looking after your man? I need a life coach! :-) Just call me June Cleaver ! Dear "June" , Thank you for your question! I'm sure our wonderful fans will have some thoughts, and of course I am happy to share mine with you! First of all, in my opinion, if you and your...

FIFA WORLD CUP……

The World Cup, Everyone is Watching The World Cup of Soccer, or as we real people like to call it "FOOTBALL," is once again upon us. This month long sporting event, played every four years, is easily the most watched, most exciting and biggest sporting event to be displayed on the world stage. The world cup is an event unlike any other sporting event. Football, or soccer is the most popular sport on the planet. What I mean by this is simple; whereas baseball is America's pastime, it's not too popular the world over. There are other worldwide event's for any number of sports, but...

Monday Again… Laff it Up Fuzz Ball

I Know The Feeling A guy was sitting at a table in his favorite restaurant one evening when he spotted a beautiful woman across the room eating by herself. He called the waiter over and asked for their most expensive bottle of wine to be sent over to the woman. The waiter delivered the wine saying it was from the gentleman over there. She looked at it and sent a note saying, "For me to accept this, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, $ 1 Million in the bank and seven inches in your pants." After reading the note, the man replied with his own note, saying, "As it happens, I have...

Confused But Willing to Learn

Dear Life Coach Lynn In my relationship I am having trouble dealing with my girlfriend when she is stressed. Our relationship is great, and we really enjoy each other when things are good, but I know that if we can't work through it when things are tough than we will have difficulty in the long haul. I see couples here and there that have a great relationship no matter what they are going through, and I want that kind of life with someone, a wife who is a best friend too. If she has stress at work, or stress with her family, or just hormones (I know, as a guy I'm supposed to ignore...

Road Trip…Vancouver’s Way

A Road Trip In Style A Road Trip involves hopping in a car and heading in any direction that tickles your fancy. Well we did one better, hopped in a plane, headed to Vancouver, and then got in a killer Volvo C70 convertible for our road trip. The sites we saw, the things we did, and of course, the alcohol we drank. Wouldn't be a Drink Guy road trip without booze. The first night involved a juicy steak dinner, cooked to perfection by our host for the weekend, Miss Velvet Steele. This was accompanied by a nice Shiraz, recommended by one of our fans, but only able to purchase in Vancouver....

Suicide And Protecting Our Kids

Dear Life Coach Lynn, Suicide, and this article on it, was in the news recently, and has raised a lot of conversations in our social group of parents. What do you think? "An 8 year-old-boy in Texas tried to commit suicide after his teacher did nothing about the bad bullying he faced every day. The school’s response: have him sign a ‘no suicide’ agreement. Apparently this is standard procedure in this particular school district. Any student who tries to harm him/herself has to sign it. This kid, however, is in second-grade and is dyslexic. Would you ask your child to sign a...

What A Lady Drinks….And More?

A Lady Drinks What? A lady drinks, generally, something a little more sophisticated or classy, compared to what a guy drinks. It's more about style when it comes to what ladies drink. With wine being the drink of choice here, red or white. There is no favoritism when it comes to wine. All a matter of preference. And unless they know you well, a lady drinks white wine as it doesn't stain the teeth or ruin your cloths if it happens to spill. A ladies drink also tends to be a little more colorful and flavorful. Cocktails and martinis are a close second to the wine. Having more alcohol...

Vancouver Nightlife!

Vancouver Nightlife, Hitting the Town! Vancouver! One of Canada's premier cities, filled with culture, beauty and fun! And apparently, nightlife! According to popular opinion, Vancouver ranks third, after Toronto and Montreal, in the top Canadian cities for the club scene. Now, I know for some people around the world, the phrase "Canadian Club Scene" seems almost an oxymoron. Yet, contrary to the sometimes frozen hick image the world has, Canadians know how to have a great time, and enjoy some of the most amazing nightlife outside of Las Vegas and Miami! Sporting a culturally...

Mother’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Mother's Day celebrations can trace roots all the way back to the ancient Greeks and ancient Romans, and although the majority of countries celebrate this holiday on the second Sunday in May, there are celebrations for Mom's from early February until early December...I guess Mom's don't like January! The ancient Greeks celebrated Cybele, AKA "Earth Mother", whose priestesses apparently led her people to celebrate with wild music, drumming, dancing, and drinking...sounds a little more exciting than our North American celebrations! In Africa there are apparently many festivals and events...

Girls Night Out!

Girls Night Out! Heading out for drinks or dinner, Girls Night Out is a phrase that can strike fear into the hearts of men and smiles on the faces of women! Of course, this phrase can mean many things to many people. A girls night out can be as innocuous as a book club meeting at a girlfriends place, or as crazy as a bachelorette party at a wild club. Speaking only for myself, they tend to lean much more to the first event than the second. Regardless of the event, if I am heading out with one or more girlfriends for some time together, I have a smile on my face! The venue...

What a Guy Drinks…..

Guy Drinks A guy drinks what ever he feels like. Beer, shots, martinis, wine, pretty much whatever mood hits him. Let's be honest about this, most of us guys aren't overly "cultured" when it comes to a drink passing our lips. I generally only see a handful of men order wine with a meal and most times it's the wrong wine with their meal of choice. I personally hate red wine, so whether it's steak, chicken or  seafood, I'm having a glass of white if I really want wine. If going out to the pub a guy drinks an assortment of beer, usually in pitchers, and depending on how many guests are...

Monday Funnies for the Ladies

The other night, Sandra was invited out for a night with the girls. She told her husband that she would be home by midnight. Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 am, a bit loaded she headed for home. Just as she got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed three times. Quickly realizing her husband would probably wake up she cuckooed another nine times. She was really proud of herself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution in order to escape a possible conflict with him. Even though totally smashed she...

Vancouver Wineries, A Drink Guy Road Trip!

Vancouver! Wineries and more, it is a city known around the world, especially following the Olympic Winter Games of 2010 held there this year. Vancouver has much to offer, an unusual  climate within Canada, arts and culture, renowned nightlife, and wineries! Having never ventured to Western Canada myself, I have found myself surfing the net checking out all the cool and interesting things to do there, the fun stuff to share with all the fans! I do enjoy fun and interesting trivia, and there is all kinds of it surrounding Vancouver...did you know that on Jan. 1, 1922, at 2 a.m....

Alcohol, Abstaining and Other Attitudes!

Alcohol, Abstaining and Other Attitudes! Internet Fact or Fiction is back, this time talking about attitudes about abstaining and health. In our first two segments, "Alcohol Fact or Fiction on the Internet; Is the Truth Really Out There?" and "More "Alcohol, Fact, Fiction or Fun" we established that not everything we find online is easily identified as fact or fiction. At times, the fun of the information is enough to give it value. On this topic however, I am more interested in what is fact and what is fiction. That doesn't make it an easier to find the truth though! So...

More “Alcohol, Fact, Fiction or Fun” For You!

Alcohol Fact or Fiction? Well, we have established in "Alcohol Fact or Fiction on the Internet; Is the Truth Really Out There?" that wading through the information online can present a challenge when seeking the truth. We have also established that, sometimes, it just doesn't matter! In my time online I am consistently coming across fun and interesting trivia, and wanting to share it with the awesome Drink Guy fans. If I cannot verify it, does it make it any less interesting to read, or too talk about over coffee, at the water cooler, or maybe at the bar over an after work beer or...

Alcohol Fact or Fiction on the Internet; Is the Truth Really Out There?

Alcohol Fact or Fiction? The internet is an interesting place to play, and I play there often. These days so much of my time is consumed by the online world, through social medias, The Drink Guy site, and endless Google searches for materials, images, funnies to share, and all that jazz! We live in the information age, and there is no shortage of information on the internet! The challenge we face is how to discern fact from fiction, reality from fantasy, and truth from hoax. Of course, with some information it matters, but in my humble opinion, with some it doesn't! In...

Stressed and Confused Looking for Advice!

Kids, Activities, and Parental Stress! Advice needed from the Life Coach! Stressed and looking for relationship advice, dealing with power struggles and kids activities, a tough question from a great Drink Guy fan! Dear Life Coach, I have recently found myself frustrated dealing with a situation that I don't know how to handle.  I am a parent who bends over backwards for my young children. They are great kids, and very appreciative of all I do. Yet I find myself dealing with a group of people that are involved with an extra curricular activity of my children that are driving me...

St. George’s Day…

The Patron Saint St. George gives us a reason for celebration around the world, and that's just what we do.  His memorial is celebrated on the 23 of April, and he is regarded as one of the most prominent military saints. St. George was, according to tradition, a Roman soldier and priest in the Guard of Diocletian (an anti- Christian Roman Emperor), who died a martyr's death in 303 A.D. The earliest literacy reference to St. George comes from Eusebius of Caesarea who, in 322 A.D., writes of a noble- born soldier of high rank in the Roman army, being thrown into prison for...

Beer The Choice For Celebration….And Food?

Beer, the number one alcoholic choice for celebration around the world.  Whether it's St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day or St. George's Day, which we will discuss this week, this is the best beverage to accompany those famous words,  "Cheers" . Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea.  But what else is there to know about this tasty beverage.  Well pay attention and lets find out. A lager is crisp and refreshing with a smooth finish from longer aging.  They are the world's most popular beer and...

Earth Day 2010

Earth Day 2010 is almost upon us and The Drink Guy is there! This is the 40th anniversary of the first celebration, held in the USA in 1970. The objective of that first Earth Day event was to "raise public awareness of environmental problems and their potential solutions." Interestingly enough, the idea for how to promote a day focusing on environmental concerns came from anti-Vietnam demonstrations! At the time, these demonstrations were happening all over the US, and the attention they were gathering was exactly what U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the originator of Earth Day, was...

4/20 And Other International Holiday’s!

4/20:The Things I Learn From The Drink Guy! Holiday's, an obvious topic for writing about on The Drink Guy, that's where it all started. While chatting with one of our Drink Guy fans from the UK, she made a fabulous suggestion. Why not write about holiday's from all over the world, popular and obscure? Well this just made sense, so I sat down tonight to do some research on holiday's around the world. Sigh, why do I always think these things are going to go WAY more smoothly than they do!?!? With trusty laptop, I begin my search. "Google that s**t" is one of my favorite mantras, so I...

Frustrated With Her Mom!

Parents Interfering, How To Cope! Looking for advice, this question came in via our Drink Guy Face Book fan page! Dear Lynn, I have been dating my girlfriend for just over a year. We are at the same university, and met there. We live in different cities, and both have gone  home for the summer. Being apart  is tough enough, but her Mother is making it worse. We talk every night, usually online, but her Mother thinks we talk too much and hassles her about it constantly. I have met her family many times and I thought we got along well, I don't understand why her Mom is making her...

Facebook, Twitter, Teachers, Coaches and Students?

Facebook, Twitter! Facebook profiles, Twitter streams, social media that allow a student to connect with a teacher or a coach, good idea or bad? The question posed to the Bartender and the Life Coach in Episode 11 does not have a simple answer in our opinion. As an adult in a position of influence, as a teacher or perhaps a coach, means that we carry a certain responsibility level to our students. If we allow those students to connect with us through social media, are we helping or hindering the positive impact we are attempting to have? Certain social medias, such as Twitter,...

How Sweet It Is!

Drinks To Celebrate Your Sweet Tooth! It would appear from the latest recipes shared by our bartender Glenn that he was feeling a little "sweet" when posting! Sure to make your mouth water, if you are looking for a fancy cocktail that doubles as dessert, give these latest recipes a try! We would like to suggest a Creamsicle, a Banana Split or a Mexican Mudslide. Perhaps a Brandy Alexander or Banana Cream Pie will be the right choice for you? I can tell you that my personal favorite of these "dessert" cocktails and reminds me of the times I sat by the pool at the Bellagio in Las...

Hot Stuff From The Drink Guy; Specialty Coffee to Warm Us Up!!

Coffee...I will admit that I am a total coffee enthusiast, and I love enjoying a specialty coffee with friends on a crisp spring evening.  Thanks to our awesome bartender Glenn, The Drink Guy site now has a host of  fabulous new specialty coffee recipes for all of us to enjoy! And for the non coffee drinkers (?!?!) a couple decadent Hot Chocolate recipes to titillate your taste buds. Let us know if your favorite new recipe is a Bailey`s Express , a Hot Chocolate Brownie , or a Hot Chocolate Monkey ! Or, for those of us that love to travel, perhaps the international flavors of...

Glee!! Yes I Said It, Glee!!!

Glee Is Back!! Glee!! Love it, hate it, have no idea what it is? Well, in North America you would have to never watch TV and live under a rock to not know what this television phenomenon is!  However, my visitors from the UK did not know what it was about, so for those of you that don't know, let's talk "Glee", the newest sensation on TV. And of course, a great excuse for a theme party! Quite simply it is a musical/comedy/drama, set around a high school glee club. A personal favorite show of mine, I love the quick-witted scripts, the singing and dancing, and the character...

Great New Recipes from The Drink Guy!

Our Awesome Bartender is Back At It!! Enjoy the newest recipes from Glenn our Drink Guy! If it's time for a cocktail, then enjoy these new delights. How about an Apple Jack , or a Killer Kool-Aid . Or perhaps you are looking for a Running Rebel or a Snake Bite !  If it's time to enjoy a shot, whether an old favorite or a new experience, then how about an  ABC , a Bazooka Joe , a Big Roller or, one of my personal favorites, a Beam Me Up Scotty ! Or perhaps it will be a Crispy Crunch , Horny Monkey , or Sicilian Kiss to strike your fancy...or, perhaps to celebrate the Master's...

Jesse James, Sandra Bullock, and Cheating Part Two!!!

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock are still the Hollywood buzz as we continue our great Drink Guy fans discussion in Episode 10 of TDG TV!  This time with the help of a male fan we discuss whether Sandra has any fault in the affairs, and why did they not learn from Tiger Woods? As the story goes Sandra Bullock apparently appears completely oblivious as her famous husband Jesse James, has his way with anyone and everyone who walks through the front door, apparently following the example of Tiger Woods! Is it necessarily Sandra's fault for being away working all the time, while Jesse's...

New Stuff at The Drink Guy!!!

Finally fully recovered from the party Wednesday night with The Drink Guy fans and a full day of tourist travel with great friends from the UK, so it's time to get back at it!  First things first...even after keeping us all entertained with his brilliant online bartending, Glenn has managed to add a host of new and fabulous recipes for all of us to enjoy, so...check them out and enjoy!!! We have the Italian Sunrise, the Strawberry Blonde with Green Eyes, the Freshly Imported, the Separatist, the West Coast Wet One and the Buffalo Bill! And, as bartenders are apt to do, he even...

Party Night at The Drink Guy!

There was a party online tonight with some of the awesome Drink Guy fans...what a total blast! It started so simply, with a suggestion that a "Shot Shared Around the World" by some of the FaceBook Drink Guy fans would be fun. When the questions began to come in about what shot could be created with the ingredients that people had available, our bartender Glenn came to the rescue, and created a fun and fabulous party on the fan page! The shot, a "6/49" ...is a "random" shot named after the Canadian lottery, and the process is simple, fun, and the results are interesting!! To...

What’s New on The Drink Guy!

Check out our next segment in the article series "Building Your Perfect Home Bar". The Perfect Home Bar: Step One, Location! Also enjoy some new drink recipes from Glenn, like the Irish Car Bomb, Prairie Fire, Bloody Ceasar, B52, and The Stinger!

The Pickup Line…..Does it Really Work?

The Pickup line, I've heard them all.  Being a bartender definitely has its privileges.  As I've stated earlier we get to see and hear everything. One such observation, albiet extremely humorous as time passes and more alcohol is consumed, is the mating ritual of the homosapien. The mating ritual generally begins immediately upon entry into the bar.  First off we all need to check out the scene. Don't kid yourself we all do it, guys, girls, bartenders, servers, busboys, doorman, the DJ etc.  Anyone drinking, working or sometimes both, does it. We need to see who's available,...

The Sports Fan:How Rowdy is too Rowdy?

A great question that came in via one of our awesome Drink Guy Fan Page fans! "When watching sports at home, as opposed to the "rowdy" nature of a stadium, sports fans may have the smallest amount of shared company but also the greatest degree of freedom. This is sometimes where the most intense cheering or jeering will take place among particularly devoted sports fans...depending on the company they keep for such an event. In the case of particularly frustrating and disappointing moments in sport for such a fan, is it appropriate for such extreme reactions as punching a hole in the wall...
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