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That Time of Year Again?

It was a busy Thanksgiving week here at MySideOfTheBar so thanks to S.O. for reminding me it was that time of year again. What time you might ask? Time for Christmas Vacation so I thought it would be appropriate to share these quotes:


Clark: Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.
Share this quote Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.
Share this quote [Todd and Margo Chester, the Griswold's yuppie neighbors, appear]
Todd: Hey Griswold. Where do you think y…

Cognac

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The Blue Heron
A couple of week’s back we had the pleasure of dining with some good friends D. and D. G. at the Blue Heron at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Blue Heron is a 5 star dining establishment and we have had the pleasure of dining there many times, however this was not the high point of this night.

You may recall the blog post, The Toast, and yes the Blue Heron was the dining establishment where Central Patti discovered good Cognac.

Now back to the present:

We finished dining with our friends and paid the bill and were on our way out the door when we stopped to pay our respects to the owner Joseph H. Boer (Joe) Our friends knew Joe and for the life of me and as many times as I had dined there I could not remember him. We told Joe we had enjoyed the meal and I made an off handed comment about a story I had written (The Toast) part of which centered on his house blended Cognac. Before we knew it he had reached into the liquor cabinet in the lobby and pulled out a very large glass …

The Transgression Part III

In case you missed the first two installments here they are.

The Transgression Part I

The Transgression Part II



We moved back to our bar stools and ordered yet another round as Tom continued.
As I moved from being a new patron in my new home club to a regular the girls became more and more comfortable with me, which was great if you know what I mean, Tom said with a small grin.
I nodded that I knew exactly what he meant.
Tom continued, I was making good money and my expenses were very small so my tips were very generous. So generous in fact that some of the performers attempted to take advantage of this, especially on a slow night. I being young and single, of course did not mind and obliged them, at first.
As I grew from regular to a know face in the club I also got to know most of the bartenders and waitresses so I became the beneficiary of not only some extended (and sometimes free) drinks, food and yes personal dances. I used to joke with myself that with beer as wall as dances it must…

Songs to Drink By

While sitting at MySideOfTheBar a week or so back enjoying some Four Roses with several of the Usual Suspects at a local pub, I realized that songs about drinking made me smile! Now it is no secret that this niche in music is held in high esteem here @MySideOfTheBar, however while drinking an listening I decided to compile a Top Ten Play list for this genre. So here it goes…. 10. Escape “The Pina Colada Song” – Why would a song about infidelity be so entertaining? No clue but try to listen to this classic and not sing or day dream along. This live Version is great! 9. Misery and Gin – A great feelnot so feel good song. Can you name the movie that help to rekindle the popularity of this song? How can you NOT like the great Merle Haggard who is still going strong at age 74. 8. Friends in Low Places – I have always enjoyed Garth (remember the VACATION Blog) he always tells a story when singing a song and you cannot help but to have a moment of reverie. 7. One for My Baby – This Video tells …