Thursday, January 10, 2008

Why I ~heart~ flirtatious bartenders

When I got to the bar I ordered a Blue Moon, and then headed into the back room to test my "social networking" skills. (It worked! I got a card from a woman with a friend in the State Department, who recruits people to write about news stories in French-speaking countries!)

A couple hours later, after chicken fingers were consumed and the debris from the Yankee swap cleared, I headed back to the bar. The bartender looked at me. "Blue Moon," he said, before I had a chance to open my mouth.

"Yeah, that's right. Very good," I said, impressed.

"It's the cute bangs," he said. "Anyone else I'll forget, but the bangs I remember."

"Well, you know, I figure if they worked for me when I was five..."

"Hey, why mess with a good thing, right?"


"Actually, in your case, it's more like, why mess with a great thing."

And then I folded him up and put him in my pocket and brought him home with me, because gah, how cute is that?!


  1. OK, this post is the cutest thing I've read in ages. Adorable.

    Btw, I found your blog from your comments on Grumpy's blog. I've read all your posts -- you're terrific and clever.

  2. Good networking. Big things can come from little ones. Be sure to follow up.

    Can't comment on the bangs. Not my area, as it were.

  3. That's adorable. I have the same theory on the bang issue. I can't leave home without mine.

    I have a similar bartender/hair story...One time a bartender gave me back my credit card and receipt with a little note that said "sexiest hair ever!". haha!

  4. Georgia - sweet! Love those adorable bartenders. :)

    Dawn - Nice to meet you! Yes, I remember you from Grumpy's blog. He's always telling you to stop crying, right? But don't worry, on this blog you're free to be as emotional as you want to be. :)

  5. LOL! Yup, that's me. Grumpy thinks I'm an emotional basketcase. Which I am -- my husband can back up that factoid. I just think I'm a girl. Tomato/tomahto.

  6. hey. what if i didnt see this - what chance would i have to defend myself. two things are true, though. Dawn, admit it, you did get emotionally involved in the (gulp) Oprah clip re: the Fence story, right? And DiaryofWhy, I tell her, from time to time, just to save her hisband the price of tissues. Good to see im spreading awareness of ur blog though, you can be quite entertaining in your self-deprecation, a form of humor with which i very much identify.

  7. LMAO!!!! As usual, G is correct. :)