Pineapple season (missing photo) was always something I looked forward to during the Nanjing days (most the few posts have been referencing times past…must be feeling nostalgic). Arriving by the dump-truck load, the pineapples would be piled into every nook and cranny of your local street fruit/vegetable merchant. A whole pineapple would set one back about 2RMB (~.20 cents). Peeled and sliced included in the price.
It’s pineapple season again, even way up in Fort St. John. My pineapple @ the local Safeway…$3.99, which is probably close to 25RMB. Out of season these suckers would probably push $10 per. If any of my friends from China still read this blog…what is a street pineapple retailing for now?
I bought some Bitburger today, although I was hoping to find some Czechvar (out of stock, of course). Naturally ended up on Wikipedia this evening. Bitburger led me through yet another Wiki-surf. I wasn’t aware that Budweiser, or Budweiser Bürgerbräu is a style of beer from Germany that was copied by Anheuser-Busch for the American market. Hence why the standard omnipresent Budweiser is sold merely as “Bud” within the European Union. Throwing this out there, I’ve always viewed Budweiser as a bit of a hick beer, but it appears to have strong roots in brewing history. That doesn’t mean I forgive the taste.
There was a time when I would buy beer, drink a lot of it and stay out all night participating in shenanigans. Now I buy beer and read about it on the internet.
*I’ve found a new plugin for Live Writer that allows automatic Wikipedia hyperlinks