Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Name Day, Radovan! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Radovan.  Happy Name Day, Radovan!
The name Radovan is derived from the Slavic element rad "care" combined with another element of unknown meaning.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not 'Mr. Lebowski'. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude..."

This guy had a GENIUS idea to drum up business...let the customers set their own price.  Sounds rather scary from a business owners perspective doesn't it?  Well, read on...

Here's the article from yesterday's Prague Post:

Prague cafe owner scraps price list, boosts business
"I had no customers and couldn't attract new ones, so I got this idea. The place is mostly full these days," 42-year-old Ondrej Lebowski told AFP.
Now clients at his Big Lebowski bar are free to set their own price for drinks, food, and even some of the memorabilia inside including film posters, books, toys and chess boxes.
Lebowski launched his innovative bid to attract more custom last August. Five months on, curious customers are flocking to the cafe which would otherwise have gone bust.
"Customers try to arrive at the correct price, some give more, some give less," with most people doing their best to offer a fair amount rather than drinking and eating for free, Lebowski explained.
The cosy cafe includes a tiny bar on the ground floor, a steep staircase and two first-floor rooms, one painted red, the other one green.
"I come here once a week. It's great, amazing. But you feel inclined to pay regular prices just because it's a cool place," says Ankat, a young American studying in Prague.
"I usually pay what I usually pay in a normal place, around 20 koruna (80 euro cents or a dollar) for a beer," he added.
The cafe, open on workday evenings, mirrors Lebowski's passion for movies, particularly The Big Lebowski.
Ondrej named both himself and the venue after the quirky 1998 box-office hit.
"I changed my name when I found a new partner whose first name is the same as that of my ex-wife," explained the towering figure with a broad smile.
Also inspired by the movie, the Big Lebowski bar offers a tasty White Russian cocktail made of vodka, coffee liqueur and milk -- for no fixed price.
Sipping the creamy drink on the rocks, Aurora, an American college student, praised both the taste and the price she chose to pay for the tipple.
"It's good," she nods, before adding: "I paid 80 koruna for two."

Here's their website form more info:

Happy Name Day, Edita! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Edita.  Happy Name Day, Edita!
The name Edita is a variant of Edith, which is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edita is "strife for wealth".

Happy Belated Name Day, Pravoslav! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Yesterday we honored Pravoslav.  Happy Belated Name Day, Pravoslav!
Pravoslav has its origins in the Slavonic language and is used mainly in Czech.  The meaning of Pravoslav is "righteous glory".

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Name Day, Bohdana! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Bohdana.  Happy Name Day, Bohdana!
The name Bohdana is a Czech, English, and Russian of Slavonic origin and means "given by God".

Monday, January 10, 2011

May 2011 be your best year ever!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and may 2011 be your best year ever!  

A few pics of Prague in the I've said before, I'm not a fan of cold weather, but Prague in winter has a warmth about it.  In the snow it's just spectacular.

Happy Name Day, Břetislav! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Břetislav.  Happy Name Day, Břetislav!
The name Břetislav is of Slovak origin and means "noisy glory".

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Sorry for the lack of posts, but this blogger is on holiday for a few more days. Hope everyone had a joyous holiday and a very Happy New Year!