Did we already tell you about Chris?
He drank three smoothies in three different countries in one
day. Here's the
story of how he did it.
If you fancy you can do better, please let us know.
Chris wants us to add "First, can you make mention that my
roommate Bryan also did this? It was a team effort so I want to
make sure he gets his 15 minutes of fame as well. Secondly, would
it be possible to paste the text of my blog post onto your site
rather than linking it to my blog? I'm actually deleting the blog
so it'll be a dead link."
Here you go Chris...
January 18th 2008 : Innocent
My roommate and I left Dublin for Copenhagen this morning.
We walked around the streets of Copenhagen for a little while, then
hopped on a train and crossed the Øresund Bridge into Malmö,
Sweden. While walking around in Sweden, I made a remark about how
being in three countries in one day was a personal record of mine.
Then my roommate mentioned something about how much more impressive
it would be if we had done the same thing in each of the countries.
Having a pint, for instance. However, we had left Dublin at 4:30am,
far too early to start drinking, even by Irish standards.
We tried to think of something that we had done in Dublin before
leaving that we could do in Malmö and in Copenhagen on our way
back. We had each had an Innocent smoothie with breakfast at the
airport in Dublin, so we decided to get Innocent smoothies in
Sweden and Denmark as well before the day was over. Smoothie #2 was
easy enough to come by. We found them at a cafe inside of an indie
music store in Malmö while having a late lunch, so all we needed
to do was hop back on an evening train back to Copenhagen and find
This was easier said than done. We got back to Copenhagen and had a
late dinner before starting our search. At this point, it had
started to rain and the wind was blowing fiercely. Still, we
stubbornly pushed on, convinced that we would be the first two
people in history to consume Innocent smoothies in three different
countries in a single day.
We walked several blocks with no success, at one point peeking into
a tiny convenience store, not finding the desired smoothies, and
being asked by the proprietor in Danish if we were looking for
beer. Not knowing the Danish word for "blended fruit beverage," we
quickly left, empty handed. Cold and wet but undeterred, we
continued walking until we finally found a large convenience store.
I don't think I've ever been so happy to see a 7-Eleven in my
entire life, and there were actually two to choose from on opposite
sides of a main road.
We bought our smoothies and brought them back to our hotel, where
we opened them with great ceremony, gave a toast, and took a sip.
We had, in our minds, just become the first people in history to
drink three Innocent smoothies in three different countries using
three different currencies in 17 hours, and it gave us great
satisfaction. We could finally relax and savor our victory one sip
at a time.
Then it occurred to me that I could actually become the
first person in history to accomplish this,
so I started chugging my smoothie, leaning my head back and
squeezing the plastic bottle for additional speed. My roommate
quickly realized what I was doing and responded by doing the same.
I finished first, triumphantly slammed my empty bottle down on the
desk, and pumped my fist in the air. My roommate was quite upset
with me for my little antics, but took solace in the fact that he
became the only person ever to drink the same flavor Innocent
smoothie in three different countries using three different
currencies in 17 hours.
If anyone has proof that either of these feats has been
accomplished before, feel free to refute our claims. But if not,
that's our story and we're telling it to the smoothie company in
hopes that they'll give us free stuff or something.