Today’s Reason To Drink

One for you, one for me.

Now that I have a house, do I have to decorate for Halloween? What about Christmas?

I’ll get some Reece’s Cups for the kids and hope no one shows up.

I’m feeling overwhelmed.

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Today’s Reason To Drink

Oh god … she’s gonna talk about being single again …

I won’t bore you with stories about depressing online dating sites or the sad state of my dating life. Instead, I’m going to sprinkle some positive thoughts into the universe and describe my ideal person.

She should …

  • like dogs
  • appreciate bourbon
  • be on time
  • be patient
  • like to laugh
  • make me nervous
  • be independent
  • be kind to strangers, unless they’re trying to mug her
  • eat ice cream
  • like to travel
  • like to stay in
  • like to go out
  • put up with watching some football
  • respect herself
  • respect me
  • play well with others
  • be active
  • not force me to camp in a place where there could be bugs
  • like me

Today’s Reason To Drink

Our kilted friends participate every year.

Well, I survived another pub crawl and managed not to do anything stupid, other than trying to order mashed potatoes at Raising Cane’s at least two times. Turns out they don’t carry mashed potatoes. But their chicken ended up being just what I needed at 1:30 a.m.

All in all, it was a great turnout, and everyone seemed to have a good time. Strangers made friends, and we hopefully gave a hefty boost to the hardworking Highlands bartenders.

There’s a reason this only happens once a year, and now my liver is on a break … except for two trips to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival this week.

And so it goes …

Today’s Reason To Drink

Dough crazy.

There’s something about making cookies from scratch that is soothing, perhaps because it was a Sunday tradition for me growing up. No processed dough logs or powder in a bag — this involves brown sugar, beaters and softened butter.

Also, the dough tastes damn good.