Monday, January 3, 2011

a request from across the globe...

Hi all! Happy New Year! I feel like we need to catch up and chat a bit. How are you? How are things? That's great. Now let's talk about me some more.

I am doing fantastic, with a really exciting way to start the new year. I was lucky enough to be able to take part in a study abroad for my school program and had an opportunity to go to Dubai for two whole weeks. Dubai is literally the other side of the world from Phoenix, AZ. There is an 11 hour time difference, so when i got in this morning 10:30 AM Monday morning and skyped my wife, i was talking to her at 11:30 PM Sunday night. In other words, i was talking to her... FROM THE FUTURE! Anyway, i wanted to send out a request in regards to this blog to ask anyone who knows anything about this region (or that of London, UK as that is our connecting flight) if they know of any root beers i can get in either of these two locations. I was actually lucky enough to find one here called Zest-o in an enormous store that is probably best comparable to Walmart. So if anyone knows of any others i might want to track down, i would be appreciative.

This was sparked by a reader comment from someone in the UK. He mentioned the lack of root beer variety there and named a local brand, but going back through the comments i was unable to find the one he left. I know i don't respond much to comments, but i do appreciate them for suggestions and tips. Not so much for criticism, though i get plenty of that also. I don't much care what those people think anyway, mostly because i am far superior to all of you, but by all means, please don't let that discourage you for telling me your dislikes about myself or the reviews i write. I welcome them. One in particular that i thought was quite amusing was on the Walmart Root Beer review (warning: there is quite a bit of swearing in it). I had a good laugh at it though. He must have been really proud of himself for that one.

Anyway, any hints would be much appreciated. I am also going to start a drastically different blog about my short time here called Two Weeks in Dubai. It will probably be more... journalistic? Don't hold me to that too closely though, as i am not a journalist, i'm a root beer expert.

That's right... expert.

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