Monday, April 30, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

The wonderful Velcro Pygmies are playing at the Chow Wagon tonight! See you at 8 p.m. sharp.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Rosie's leaving "The View"? There goes the neighborhood!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Bad weather, flight delays, celebrity sightings, $8 bloody marys ... ahhh, the tribulations of traveling.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Because time is a drain on your soul.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Because vacation is a mere two days away -- San Francisco, here I come!

Friday, April 20, 2007

How many beers?

So I brought in my big beer bottle today in case the design folks wanted to use it for our upcoming Nightlife Guide cover. Co-workers immediately began wondering how many beers would fit in this monster. So I headed straight to the kitchen and filled it up, bottle by bottle (with an empty one we had sitting around the office. Right now I bet you're thinking LEO must be a pretty cool place to work. It's not always the case that we have beer in the office -- we're just working hard on our Bar Guide and need a little inspiration from time to time.)

Anyway, so how many beers fit?

5¾ to be exact. I could tackle that in about an hour. :)

Today's Reason To Drink

Hmmm ... because the rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

I've got two of them: 1) Sanjaya is out. 2) The "president" is making an appearance at my old high school in Tipp City, Ohio. My word.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

It's the first time it has really felt like spring. Smell for yourself.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Because the Word of the Day from is "toper."

toper \TOH-puhr\, noun:

One who drinks frequently or to excess.

Although he was no toper, God forbid, he took a glass of aquavit . . . .
-- Isaac Bashevis Singer, Reaches of Heaven

But there remains a core of bottom-line voters to whom the promise of tax cuts is as seductive as gin to a toper.
-- David Nyhan, "Tax cuts for all - wheee!", Boston Globe, January 21, 2000

You may walk around a bar with a big mug of beer . . . , but if you sloshed it all over a fellow toper, you'd pay the cleaning bill.
-- Randy Cohen, "At Random: Everyday Ethics", Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2003

Toper is formed from the verb tope, "to drink," originally an interjection used in proposing a toast, from Frenchtope!, "agreed!" from toper, "to cover a stake in playing at dice, to accept an offer, to agree."

Monday, April 16, 2007

Hey big spenders — $1,000 Mint Juleps!

If you know me, you know I'm cheap. I'm always looking for the best happy hour specials around town and am weary of unnecessary cover charges (when there's no band to entertain). Any drink more than $5 makes me nervous.
So here we've got the $1,000 Mint Julep to be served at this year's Derby - and I'm literally shakin' in my boots. To me, a thousand bucks is an entire vacation (I once went to Ireland for a mere $500, which included airfare, hotel and my very own tour guide). So dropping $1,000 on one drink, no matter how delicious, seems crazy. But there's good news - it's for a good cause, so if you're rich and you know it, buy one, or better yet, buy me one.
Here's the lowdown: Woodford Reserve will be selling 132 of these gold-plated gems (one for each year the Derby's been held) online starting tomorrow (April 17). It's a first-come, first-serve deal, with so many for sale, and some up for auction by Christie's. And there will be at least 10 for sale Derby Day at the Downs, if you happen to place a good bet early on and want to indulge. All proceeds go to the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), which assists retired horses and disabled jockeys.
Oh, and here's the best part - the ingredients are as fancy as the price: mint from the coast of Ireland, organic sugar from Queensland, Australia, ice from the Bavarian Alps (what?!) and the delectable Woodford Reserve from Versailles, Kentucky. Makes me feel all warm and worldly inside already.
You know you want one. Go to to make your bid. I can meet you in the parking lot on Derby Day if you need help drinking it.

Today's Reason To Drink

It's Monday. Do you need another reason?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Because you're content in knowing that "Grease 2" was far more superior than "Grease."

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Because the cast of MTV's "Real World: Las Vegas" is reuniting for another season of drinking, debauchery and doin' the dirty.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Your liver is at rest. Put it to work for god's sake!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


A friend just invited me to 50-cent beer night at Rick's Double T in Jeffersonville. But tonight I have to go to spin class and watch "American Idol." It's hard to turn down opportunities to drink. But I feel fat. And I can't have Sangria go on to another round in AI. So I must go to the gym and go straight home. Do not pass Bar, do not consume 200 calories.

Getting old sucks.

Today's Reason To Drink

Because your mother would approve.