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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Trash Talk

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Sara, Frank

Subject: Trash Talk

I see the Mets are making a habit of this September collapse thing.”

Can it curse boy. The Mets are still the wild card leaders.”

They were in first place this time last year too.”

And Yankee games still mattered!”

Can't win them all. So we have to wait another year for 27.”

Yeah..good luck with that. Didn't Carl Pavano win more games than super rookies Hughes and Kennedy?”

Big moves coming this offseason.”

At least the Mets aren't talking about the offseason yet.”

Give it another day.”

We'll see!”

We will. I wouldn't miss collapse part two for the world.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Failure to Drink

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject:  Failure to Drink


“Come on, it’s raining harder now!”


“Beer.  It’s rain or shine, we can’t back out now!”


“No one ever died from being a little wet.  Drink another beer and we’ll be fine.”


“I do agree, it’s raining.”


“And the sky is blue, and that couple over there is really in to each other!”


“Wow, they’re really going at it.”


“I guess that’s one thing to do while we wait.”  Frank eyes Sara.


“Get those dirty eyes off of me!”


“Really now, we’re going to spend the next four plus hours standing in the rain drinking tiny glasses of beer and waiting in line?”


“You’re so pleasant when you’re wet Tab.”


“That’s what she said!” Frank yells.


“Good one Frank!”


“I’m singing in the rain..Such a ..”


“Oh my god! Stop singing!”  Sara shoves Ann.


“Yeah, stick to the writing Ann.  You can’t carry a tune.”


“This line to get in is so long! I want my beer!”


“Can we please go somewhere and drink inside at least?  Do we really need to drink in the rain? Is the beer here really that good?”


“Okay, Okay . Fine.  Let’s go fine an indoor bar.  SoHo, or around here?”


“Let’s just get inside and dry off.  We can always move uptown later.”


“I guess if we’re drying out, I’ll get a dry martini.”


“Are you 80?  Do people are age drink dry martinis?  Do you even like gin?”


“Gin? That’s what they put in martinis?  Weird.”


“I’m in the mood for a Cosmo.”


“Cosmos all around!”


Scott looks at Billy and Frank.  “Are we okay with drinking cosmos?”


“They are a little girly.”


“Looks like the Mets are going to make the Playoffs.”


Scott and Frank grunt.


“Okay, that’s manly enough.  I guess we can have Cosmos.”


“That was…special.  Come on, there’s a bar over there.”  Tabitha leads them into a nearby bar.


“Crowded.  Looks like we’re not the only ones getting out of the rain.”


“I guess alcohol is alcohol.  Beer is beer.”


“That may be the smartest thing you’ve said all day.”  Sara says sarcastically.


“To make up for it, we can go to Brewtopia at the Javits Center.  I think it’s in early November.”


“You saying you weren’t going to suggest we go there anyway?”


“Beer tastes different in November…we’re obligated to be there.”


“You’re not going to rest until you’ve drank everywhere in New York, are you?”


“Maybe not even then.”


Monday, September 15, 2008

Beer, Lots of Beer

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Beer is Good! Beer is Good!

We’ve always been friendly to the new drinking holidays. We went to Brewfest last week, and we celebrated Repeal Day in December. This year there is a whole craft beer week starting with Brewfest, having beer specials and bar crawls all week and culminating in the Manhattan Cask Ale Festival the following weekend.

“You guys psyched for Craft Beer Week?!”

“You bet!”

“I actually am. They’ve really went all out. Bar crawls, beer festivals? If I still have a liver by next weekend..”

“It’s supposed to be a nice day. Wind in our hair, beer in our throats.”

“I don’t know if I’m up for any of those bar crawls all week though.”

“Oh you wuss. We don’t have to get completely trashed Every night. Some nights we can just chill and enjoy beer specials.”

“Yeah, that’s true. I enjoy all the cask ales actually. They’re usually so different. Very unbeerlike.”

“So we’re going to spend this weekend, most of this week, and next weekend pigging out on beer? I have to be honest..that sounds like a normal week.”

“Are you trying to ruin it? It’ll be a blast!”


“ little Annie grumpy?”

“Little Annie..haha. I like it.”

“Repeat it and die.”

“I think someone needs a beer.”

“Lucky we’re going to get some then.”

“And on Sunday we’ll get more beer, and mead! At the Renn Faire.”

“I almost forgot we’re going to the faire! I love that place, but I haven’t been in years.”

“That’s right. On Sunday we will time travel back to the middle ages.”

“I wonder if I’ll have cell reception.”

“You can’t use a cell phone in the middle ages! That’s just wrong!”

“I’m not going to use it much, I just need to check the Mets score once or twice.”

“Or 18 times.”

“You’re lucky, you don’t have to worry about the Yankees score. It doesn’t matter anymore.”

“Lucky that they’re eliminated…I’m not sure lucky is the right word.”

“So beer this weekend. What are we doing tonight?”


Tabitha and Ann together: “No!”

“Oh alright. We’ll have a sober night.”

“We’ll try to keep you distracted from the withdrawal.” Frank jokes.

“My hero!”

Friday, September 5, 2008

Beer Garden

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Beer Garden

“There! Quick, grab it!”

Frank maneuvers through the crowd and quickly sits at a table of a recently departed group of Asian guys.

“Good grab.” Ann says, sliding into the table across from Frank. “I hate when we have to stand here, makes it hard to have more than one pitcher of beer at a time.”

“We haven’t been to the beer garden in ages. This place is great!”

“It is nice to drink in the fresh air once in a while, instead of those dank, dirty bars. Guess it’s one of the few nice things about Queens.”

Sara coughs as a cloud of cigarette smoke drifts by. “Well, semi-fresh air anyway.”

“Where’d Billy go?”

“Presumably to get us our first pitcher of beer.”

“Nope. Food.” Ann points out Billy on line outside the food tent.

“Fine, I guess I’ll get the first pitcher. I shall return.”

“I’m going to join Billy, I want some food in me so I don’t get too drunk.”

“Anyone want anything?” Tabitha asks as she gets up.

“Nah, I ate already.” Sara says, as Ann and Scott shake their heads.

“Did we remember to bring cards or a game or something?”

“I’ve got a deck of cards. We should’ve brought Killer Bunnies!”

“Bunnies? You know someone would just spill something on it and ruin the cards. Ann can be such a clutz.”

“Thanks. We could’ve brought UNO or something. That’s simple and mindless.”

“We’ve got cards, I think we can manage.”

“We could make like that table over there, and play Jenga!”

“Drinking Jenga? I wonder how that’d work?”

“I don’t think it would. After a little while I can’t imagine any game lasting long.”

Tabitha and Billy return carrying plates of food. Tabitha has a veggie burger and fries, and Billy has two foot long bratwursts and fries.

“Didn’t pour me a beer yet? You’re slacking Frank!”

“I’m still trying to decide what kind of joke to make about you eating those gigantic brats.”

The usual shenanigans continued from there. Before we knew it, the sun had set and we were on our 5th pitcher of beer. 7th pitcher of beer? Before we knew it, we’d lost count of how many pitchers of beer we’d drank, and how many French fries we’d thrown at each other. Somehow we’d ended up playing Rummi 500 of all games.

“I’m still waiting for a third three. I can’t believe we haven’t come across it yet.”

“I think we lost a handful of cards to the spilt beer pitcher of game two.”

“Did we only lose threes? This is insane!” Tabitha exclaims, as she draws a card from the deck.”

“Well, the odds of two of the seven cards we lost being threes would..”

“No math! This isn’t poker and we’re drinking, not mathing!”

“At least we don’t have a silly ‘asshole hat’ made out of napkins like that table of college kids that stumbled out of here 40 minutes ago.”

“Aww, I thought the hat was cool!”

“I really thought there weren’t supposed to be drinking games here.”

“I think they just mean take over the tables and play huge games of beer pong.”

“Better this way anyway, I rock at beer pong and you would’ve been embarrassed.”

“Don’t be so sure!”

“Aren’t we a little old for beer pong?”

“You’re never too old for beer pong!”

“You and Scott will be playing beer pong in your retirement homes I’m sure. One more round? Or should we stumble out of here?”

“Should we stop at that diner before getting on the train?”

“Are you really hungry after those two giant bratwurst?”

“That was..hours ago! The diner’s supposed to be good.”

“Can you taste anything anymore? We’ve eaten there before..I just don’t remember if it was good.”

“I don’t remember being disgusted with it.”

“I don’t think I remember it at all.”

“All the more reason to try it again.”

“Why not? We know better than to get between you and food anyway.”

We got up and made our way down (or was it up?) the street to the diner. I remember someone ordered pancakes, but not much else. Billy’s insisting that it’s the best diner he’s ever eaten at in the City, but I think he’s ashamed to admit he doesn’t remember much either.

(Has anyone noticed the blog acting weird? It seems like it’s combining posts so that text doesn’t match the titles and screwing up in IE (and chrome Sara tells me).)