e_juliana: (wtf - shirley)
Me: What are you watching?

M: Some game show. Meatloaf's hosting, Flock of Seagulls and Toto are playing. note: I heard "Tool" the first time, which made it even more surreal

Me: Um. I have to go over here now.


Seriously, some conversations should never happen at 7 in the morning, or at least pre-coffee.

Bar life

Oct. 23rd, 2007 05:02 pm
e_juliana: (Default)
First off, Gary's fine. Just laying that out there. Apparently, Gary had a little heart scare yesterday. He was at some bar golf tourney or another (they're a popular fundraiser), felt a little arrhythmia, went to the hospital, got checked out, he's fine. He could stand to be in better shape and generally take better care of himself. This is a 60-year-old man who bartends 6 out of 7, drinks like a fish, and runs his own wine bar. He puts most of us to shame in the socializing sweepstakes.

So yeah, he had a heart scare. M called me today as soon as he found out - the story goes that as it was going down, people were saying "Don't call M. We don't need him freaking out and going apeshit in the middle of this." I told M, "Well yeah. You guys basically are a married couple at this point." He said, "Yeah, I don't know what I'd do if he died. Smack him one?" "More like you'd go into Hades and drag him back out by the hair." "Yeah."

At least we all know we've got our conversation fodder for the week.

In continued bar news, Sars at Tomato Nation pointed her readers toward this blog: Clublife. It's just a regular dude who bounces in NYC, writes about it, and has a book coming out from that blog. It's amusing and a lot of what he says is dead-on. Like this:

But if you do have a girlfriend, and you work where I work, don't expect to see her on worknights because she's not coming in. She's not invited. In fact, she's barred. They all are. No girlfriend, fiancee or wife of a bouncer is permitted inside the club while he's on the job -- unless it's an emergency, of course -- because management doesn't want us getting distracted. And this policy is a hundred percent correct.

I totally agree. I try not to come in when M's working Columbus (though I have made the drunken error every once in a while) because he doesn't need the extra distraction. It's a bar, not a club, so the potential for trouble is much less, but still. Life's a whole lot easier all around if I go somewhere else for the night - when I bother to go out. As we all know, I'm tired of all the idiots populating my nabe on a Friday or Saturday night.

Anyway. I was already planning on giving a few books as gifts this holiday season - looks like one more got added to the list.

Squee!

Sep. 20th, 2006 10:14 am
e_juliana: (carson naked)
Random squee-ables:

  • [livejournal.com profile] aimeejmc will be here on Friday! And there will be rampaging and dinner and wandering and the Komen Race For The Cure! Yay!

  • First weekend of October, I will be in Nashville with [livejournal.com profile] smonsterbite, [livejournal.com profile] luluminion, [livejournal.com profile] wildgreentide, and [livejournal.com profile] alterjess! Huzzah!

  • I may crosses fingers have a bartending gig. More as things develop. Bounce!

  • I have a gift cert. for a mani/pedi and another one for a massage. Yum!

  • I will be seeing Lucero in October and I just got their new CD & buttons in the mail. SQUEE!

  • I'll be seeing Joan Jett in November and The Dixie Chicks at some point with [livejournal.com profile] la_perkins! Music-licious!

  • I've been working out often & consistently for over a month and I'm seeing very good results. Healthy!

  • I have a very good man in my life, and I'll get to introduce him to more friends this weekend. Awwwwwww.


So, what's good in your life?
e_juliana: (yee haw)
Vegas was a blast, as always. Expensive, as always. We stayed at THEHotel at Mandalay Bay - penthouse, baybee! I never wanted to leave that place. SO NICE.

I think [livejournal.com profile] la_perkins and [livejournal.com profile] helvirago had a good time. We ate well. The only annoying bit (other than half of the tourists in Vegas) was the flying. I almost sprained myself with the eyerolling over the new restrictions. Gah.

Was very happy to finally get home. That's the thing about Las Vegas - I'm always very happy to go there, and very happy to come back. Martin was in a happy!drunk place by the time I got home, so he came over and was very bubbly and cheerful as my hungover self unpacked.

Want to go back. In a few months. Need to let my liver recover (except I'm going to Nashvegas in a few weeks. OY).


ION, I'm working 3 nights in the restaurant this week. On the one hand - good to make up the money I spent in Vegas. On the other - I need to clean and work out! When am I going to do that???

Forgot

Sep. 11th, 2006 03:12 pm
e_juliana: (b&w)
to mention -

Martin & I met Lars Ulrich (Metallica's drummer) last night. He is a wee little hobbit man. Very nice, but very tiny. Also, he did not look anything like the heavy metal god/insane drummer that he is. Which isn't surprising - I understand stage personas. We were the only two people in the restaurant - other than our friend who's the bar manager - to recognize him. Lars actually pointed us out when his producer asked if he'd gotten bothered - "Those two are the only ones who know who I am, but they're cool." So that was nice. ([livejournal.com profile] mfnlaw, it was all I could do to not mention Iron Horse's "Fade To Bluegrass". I blame you.)


[livejournal.com profile] maidengurl, you may commence to freak out now.

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