Professor Steve Steve at the beginning of the famous Ale Trail pub crawls (there is more than one of these “Ale Trail” pub crawls in London) — he convinced me to pursue this Quest through London. Bad Bear!
Image: GrrlScientist 4 September 2008 [larger view].
This is a picture of Professor Steve Steve during yesterday’s lunch, when he was determined to convince me to pursue one of the Ale Trails pub crawls through a group of classic pubs in London.
This pub crawl has a t-shirt reward after you’ve completed it — wow, I’ll do mostly anything for a t-shirt! So I started the pub crawl with Bob (who had to leave London a few hours later) and then continued on with fellow SciBling, Chris, who popped in and had a few pints with me, and then I finished alone. Well, except for Professor Steve Steve, whom I had to drag home since he’d passed out.
Despite the fact that Professor Steve has many strongly held opinions, he is a bear of few words, so I found that drinking fine ales alone in a crowd was unappealing. Worse, when I collected all my stamps from the classic pubs on my list and was ready to trade them in for my promised t-shirt, the pub informed me that they had no more shirts, that I had to go on a second quest in search of my free t-shirt. Grrrr.