Category Archives: Adventures in Bartending

The Friendliest Bar in Town

I noticed the above receipt currently making the rounds on the Internet because it was generated by one of my favorite bars. Friendly’s is where Graham and I had our goodbye get-together, and where we told people to show up … Continue reading

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An Immodest Proposal

My friend Joe posted this on Facebook today. Joe is a bartender, by the way, an extraordinary one, and I am a slightly better bartender than him only because I have boobs. If Joe had boobs, forget it. We’d all … Continue reading

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What’s Good Here?

I don’t normally post video blogs (vlogs? go fuck yourself), but I have a show to review tonight and if it doesn’t go well, I’ve promised myself to take Angelica for a fancy cocktail at the Royale since she agreed … Continue reading

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Save Me Tom Waits

I probably won’t be able to write tomorrow. While my ideal Friday night involves a sleeping pill at 8pm and maybe some half-remembered premium cable, tomorrow I’m reviewing the Tom Waits tribute show at Off Broadway. It doesn’t feature Tom … Continue reading

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Ink in the Workplace

It is 100 fucking degrees out today. For real, 100 degrees. The thermometer that came with my apartment says so. This isn’t surprising since it’s St. Louis in the summer, but it sure is depressing. Yesterday it was 102 degrees … Continue reading

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The One Year Experiment

Like anyone in the world who looks at their PayPal receipts and thinks that it would be just great if they had more money, I sometimes think back to the time I spent bartending and wonder if it wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Besides, I Couldn’t Afford the Bus Fare

While I normally don’t post week-in-review blogs, this is the first time since Sunday morning that I’ve been able to sit down and form coherent thoughts of a personal nature. This may be thanks to getting a full 8 hours … Continue reading

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Supposed Future Unemployment Junkie

I overheard my boss say my name in the bathroom today. I was in the stall and she didn’t know I was there. She and another manager – one who had seen me enter the bathroom and go into a … Continue reading

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What To Drink When Your Soul Is Wearing Shit Clothes

As a dive bartender, I prefer that people know how to get drunk on the essentials: beer, whiskey, two-ingredient cocktails that don’t require special glassware.  Classic drinks, like martinis, Manhattans, etc., are also permitted.  It’s not that I can’t stand … Continue reading

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Know It In Your Bones

Today is the first non-working St. Patrick’s Day I’ve had in three years.  I didn’t take vacation; I still showed up to the office and did the same amount of stuff I always do.  But at that job, I sit … Continue reading

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