Today’s Reason To Drink

That’s Boris the Blade in the background.

Everyone ready for this total eclipse of the heart shit later this month? I guess you need special glasses for two minutes while the damn moon squeezes between us and the sun.

They’re giving away the glasses this week at all Heine Bros. Coffee locations — if you buy something. The cold brew coffee isn’t bad.

If you look at the sun directly, without the special glasses, I think you turn into a zombie … or a Kardashian. Both sound horrifying.

Today’s Reason To Drink

Cheers!

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.

Today’s Reason To Drink

Happy 81st birthday!

Did you all toast to Baker at 7:36 p.m. last night? Well, if not, I did it for you. You’re welcome.

It was a party of one at my house, because I discovered a new series on Netflix called “The Keepers.”

I forgot how strong Baker’s is (107 proof), so I admit I had to add an ice cube. I don’t think he minded.

Happy Birthday to Baker Beam; statewide toast is planned for 7:36 p.m.

Baker’s is beautiful.

Today is Baker Beam’s 81st birthday. The bourbon legend who’s worked for Jim Beam his entire life — along with his cousin Booker — is one of the men who should be credited for getting bourbon to where it is today.

In honor of his day, there will be Baker’s Birthday Bashes all through the city (and state) tonight, and at 7:36 p.m., you’re supposed to toast Baker with a glass of Baker’s. If you’re not familiar, Baker’s is one of Beam’s top-shelf offerings, and it’s definitely in my top 5 of bourbons, although it often flies under most people’s radars.

Luckily I’ve got a bottle of Baker’s cracked open at the house, so I’ll be toasting there tonight. I know parties are planned at Doc Crow’s, Jeff Ruby’s, Village Anchor and Westport Whiskey & Wine … and probably elsewhere.

If you do toast, be sure to use the hashtags #bakersbourbon, #bakers81barsalute and #bakersbirthdaybash, and you’ll be part of history.

Happy Birthday, Baker!