Of Bars, Booze, and Bartending - Proving "Coughlin's Law" Invalid Since Feb '05

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Twitter Is The New Blog

Added my feed to the right, accessible from the main page. I promise not to tweet about sandwiches, even when I really really want to.

When everything starts to fall
So fast that it terrifies you
When will you hit the wall?
Are you gonna learn to fly?

No one would believe it
Except for all the people
Watching as you fly away

Baby when I get home
I want to believe in Jesus
You can hammer in the final nail
But help me pick up the pieces

- Dave Matthews Band, "Time Bomb"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dave Matthews Band - Riverbend - 6-16-09

Boyd Tinsley - 41 - DMB Riverbend 6-16-09

More pics I snapped here!

Hearing all the new songs for the first time live was thrilling,
and listening to the crowd sing "Jimi Thing" in the middle of a
monsoon is one highlight that comes to mind! I'll update this
post later with a little review, but suffice it to say, fantastic
energy tonight, Cincinnati! And what a show. I mean, really,
what a show!!

This is one band that is at the top of their game. Anyone who
attended can tell you that, and will also tell you it was one
helluva night for Boyd Tinsley (pictured above) and Tim Reynolds.

Please, go buy "Big Whiskey and the Groo Grux King." And go
buy a ticket to Indy/Deer Creek! It just isn't summer until you've
gone to see DMB.

(Edit: It's really strange, how Blogger treats IE vs Google Chrome. The posts look fine in IE, but I use GC and they look awful. Not sure about Firefox. Bloggered!!!)

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Awful Waffle

The Cincinnati Enquirer has a disturbing article today about a group of African Americans who are alleging discrimation at the Kingsgate Waffle House:

Reading the story upset me, and although we certainly don't have all the facts yet, I'm going to follow this story closely. As someone who has worked many a late-night bar shift, hungry at 4:00 AM, I can tell you with some authority that Waffle House pretty much sucks. I always felt horrible for the one or two servers they'd have on the graveyard shift, because I figured the job must be truly awful and low-paying for the servers to have such completely shitty attitudes. I'm not even sure that at that time of night, it's possible to get good service at a Waffle House; I and my coworkers always had slightly better luck at Perkins, and of course, thank goodness IHOP is back in town...

However, there is a big difference between receiving the consistently terrible service I grew accustomed to, and what this group says happened to them.

If you're the kind of person who reads an article like this and immediately thinks that what the group is alleging just isn't possible in this city, in this day, I urge you to wade through the comment section. I think I made to the fourth page before I couldn't take it anymore.

Can't you see that it's just raining
Ain't no need to go outside
But, baby
You hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep ya
From doing what your supposed to
Like waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
I'll make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it's the weekend now

- Jack Johnson, "Banana Pancakes"

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Monday, June 08, 2009

I Heart Bacardi Ads

I really do.

Now, I still think Mojitos suck, but this ad is so creative, that it almost makes me want one. Almost!

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