Mai Tai Challenge Redux

We’ve had our fair share of challenges over the last four months. Typhoons. Flat tires (two and counting). Stolen cars. Quarter shortages. Produce shortages. Internet and phone connection shortages…

Of all the challenges we’ve faced, however, few have been as refreshing as Dave’s Mai Tai Challenge! With Visitor’s Season in full swing, we’ve been slacking on the blog, but not on mai tais. Here are some highlights, including the Mai Tai costume, mai tai photo bomb, guest challengers, and a drawing sketched by our talented artist friend Chris Yorke one night when none of us had a camera handy.

More updates to follow. In the meantime, Cheers! Especially to Dave, in -30F temps. We hear Wisconsinites are thawing beer on the grill these days.

Dave’s Mai Tai Challenge

Meet Dave:

Meet Dave

Dave is my brother-in-law and all-around Exceptional Human Being—the kind of guy who comes home from a long day of work and tutors his needy 8th grade sister-in-law in algebra (algebra was hard), plans magic tricks and Mudder runs, charms the heck out of old ladies at the pharmacy, and knows all the lyrics to “Rapper’s Delight,” which he blasts while leaning up against his sports car in your driveway (okay, okay, it was the ‘80s). Basically, whatever team you’re on, you want Dave on it.

Before we left for Palau, Dave challenged Brian with a top priority assignment, something you could really only do while living on a tropical island: Drink a mai tai a week for a year. It’s a tall order, but Brian is up to the task, and I’m here to offer all the emotional support, encouragement, and rides home Brian needs in order to see this one through to the finish line (and, of course, I will be documenting the results).

Monthly photos to follow. For now, rest assured that we are grabbing the bull by the horns on this one. We know Dave would do the same if he were here:

Dave & Brian Grabbing the Bull by the Horns