Today’s Reason To Drink

I was downtown for a hot second.

Ice and snow.
Pimp and ho.
Which route do I go?

I’ve been working from home all day.
It’s been quite uneventful, I must say.
I wish I had company, like that of Tina Fey.

Pour some bourbon or open a beer.
The thought has me grinning ear to ear.
It’s truly inevitable, I fear.


Today’s Reason To Drink

Cool mug!

Cool mug alert!

Tonight Falls City is wrapping up its Neighborhood Series with a tribute to the Highlands, the Turning Lane Coffee Brown Ale. It was brewed with Quills coffee, and the logo pays tribute to the complicated turning lanes on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue.

It’s being tapped TONIGHT at Outlook Inn starting at 7 p.m.

I’ll be there, will you?

Today’s Reason To Drink

A bucket of beer is only $9 during happy hour.

It’s always an adventure at the train beer place, aka Derby City Pizza (near the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Crittenden). And it’s not even the excitement for a train to come (which drops the price of bottled domestics to $1.50).

Last night I met a nice fellow who used to play football for UofL. Yes, I had him look over my fantasy football teams and took his advice, which was that I should watch ESPN every morning. Hmm, not sure about that.

Also met a couple who had an opinion on every single menu item — from meatballs to baked spaghetti. They gave the meatballs a thumbs up, and the pizza a so-so.

Interesting night.

(P.S. Yes, I’m back on Miller Lite from Bud Light because it has half the carbs. My domestic beer of choice is Mich Ultra, but most places, including this one, don’t offer Ultra at happy hour or train beer prices.)

Today’s Reason To Drink

Is she available? I’m talking about the pizza.

Still doing this low-carb diet thing. And although I’ve fallen off the no-carb wagon a few times, my weight is really coming down.

But here are some things I really, really miss:

  • Twix bars
  • Starburst
  • Pizza
  • Spaghetti with garlic bread
  • Black Beans
  • Ice Cream
  • Beer (although I’m allowed a few Mich Ultras)

Today’s Reason To Drink

Six in the pink …

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so get ready to see a thick coating of Pepto-Bismol pink sprayed everywhere. I actually like the color pink, and obviously I think breast cancer is a serious issue.

My mom has breast cancer, but at the moment it’s hanging out in her spine. We thought we got rid of it in the ’90s, but it turns out it was just in hiding, waiting for the right opportunity to reappear — like Lindsay Lohan.

After a hip replacement a few years back, the cancer found its opportunity and returned to battle with one tough broad. She’s winning.

It’s a good time to mention West Sixth Brewing out of Lexington is partnering with the Susan G. Komen Kentucky organization and will donate part of its proceeds from its Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter to breast cancer research — now through December. You’ll notice in stores that the familiar plastic purple tops will now be pink.

Fall is the perfect time for a thick, chocolaty porter — it’s really the only time of year I enjoy the beer style. And I’m kinda craving one now.

Today’s Reason To Drink


It’s Friday! Do you know where I can get some beer?

Thinking about going to that Girls Rock Louisville karaoke thing at Zanzabar tonight … but it doesn’t start until 11:30 p.m. Yikes! Can this Grandma make it that late? Depends on when I start, I suppose.