Thursday, May 31, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Let's hear what you all come up with today. Leave a comment!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Why is everyone is such a fucking hurry? Stay off my bumper, prick!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

The holiday weekend was rough. Must take break ... system malfunctioning ... file not found.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Beer/Liquor nutrition info

We're having technical difficulties with our Web site, so I thought I'd post you the info that ran in this week's column. I suppose there really is no way to drink healthy, but it's always kinda interesting to see the numbers on what you're drinking. I was most surprised to see that Bud Select has less calories but more alcohol than Bud Light. Interesting.

BEER (12 ounces)
Budweiser: 145 calories, 10.6 carbs, 5% alcohol
Bud Light: 110 calories, 6.6 carbs, 4.2% alcohol
Bud Select: 99 calories, 3.1 carbs, 4.3% alcohol
Miller Light: 96 calories, 3.2 carbs, 4.2% alcohol
Michelob Ultra: 95 calories, 2.6 carbs, 4.2% alcohol
Corona Light: 105 calories, 5 carbs, 4.1% alcohol
Newcastle: 140 calories, 13 carbs, 5.5% alcohol
Bass Ale: 140 calories, 13 carbs, 5.5% alcohol
Guinness: 126 calories, 10 carbs, 4% alcohol
Harp: 153 calories, 13 carbs, 5% alcohol

LIQUOR (shot)
Absolut vodka: 70 calories, 0 carbs, 43% alcohol
Tanqueray gin: 115 calories, 0 carbs, 47.3% alcohol
Jim Beam bourbon: 100 calories, 0 carbs, 40% alcohol
Bacardi rum: 96 calories, 0 carbs, 40% alcohol
Jose Cuervo tequila: 97 calories, 0 carbs, 40% alcohol
Jagermeister: 103 calories, 11 carbs, 35% alcohol

Today's Reason To Drink

Let's pretend we're in New Orleans, sitting at the Tropical Isle bar, drinking a Hand Grenade. Yummm. Yes, another please.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Predictions: Jordin will win tonight. Charlie will not die.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Remember -- bars can't sell alcohol till 6 p.m. tonight because it's voting day. So go vote for someone who will one day repeal this ridiculous law!

Monday, May 21, 2007

I Left My Liver In San Francisco

Finally just got to my San Fran photos of vacation. Here's the gist of the trip -- Pabst and Bourbon.

Of course, this was after I had my fill of Anchor Steam and sourdough bread.

Today's Reason To Drink

I won $92 at the track on Saturday! That makes up what I spent going out Thursday and Friday night. Karma.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

WB's "One Tree Hill" has been renewed for another season! Thank the heavens!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

If you watch "Lost" while drinking, everything makes a whole lot more sense. Really.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

"Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me." —Sir Winston Churchill

Monday, May 14, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Didn't go out Saturday night. Feels so weird and depressing. SNL wasn't as good as I'd hoped.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

Found out last night that diets and drinking don't really mix. Shit. Went to some fancy place on Frankfort Avenue with friends (after leaving the Back Door after two gin and sodas) and stormed out because I couldn't find anything I liked on the menu (and it was a bit pricey). Anyway, that's embarrassing. But I did find solace for a bit at Longshot Tavern. Love that place! I got a Bud Light (oops, there goes my diet) and a sidecar (Makers on the rocks) for $3.50. That's the only thing I can remember.

So sorry Courtney and Jeremy! I'm stupid.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

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The Diet starts today. Goodbye to beer, hello to gin & soda.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

"Year of the Dog" -- Go see it. It's brilliant. Molly Shannon is brilliant. And she's going to host "Saturday Night Live" this week -- can't wait! Guess that means house party! Who's bringing the boxed wine?

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

I plead temporary insanity for yesterday's post.

Monday, May 7, 2007

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After this crazy weekend, I'm not sure if I'll ever drink again ...

Friday, May 4, 2007

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The bars don't close tonight! Well, some of them, anyway.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Time of My Life

I experienced something magical last night, and it didn't even vibrate or demand dinner. I saw the 20th anniversary showing of "Dirty Dancing" at Tinseltown. I was only 10 when the movie came out, so I never got the chance to see it in a theater. Watching it play out on the big screen was life-altering. I saw things that I've never noticed before, and I've seen this movie at least 100 times! The audience would giggle after the memorable lines, and at one point an annoying chick started speaking the dialogue with the characters. She was soon silenced.

Johnny never looked better, and Baby was as innocent and dorky as ever.

Which got me thinking about Jennifer Grey's nose job. She ruined her career by shaving off her nose. Literally. I found myself getting angry at her for this decision -- there will never be a sequel now ("Havana Nights" does not count). She looks completely different. To boil it down, she nose-fucked herself. I hope she can sleep at night.

Today's Reason To Drink

Once again, the Velcro Pygmies are in concert tonight. Don't let the rain keep you away from some serious rocking out. See you at Fourth Street Live at 8pm. And best of all, it's free, bitches!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Today's Reason To Drink

I'm going to see "Dirty Dancing" on the big screen tonight -- there are no words for this moment.

Yesterday's Reason To Drink

Vacation is over. Derby debauchery is beginning.