Showing posts from May, 2013

A Couple More Jokes

As I said in an earlier Blog I do not generally post a lot of jokes, however as with any rules there are exceptions. Here are a couple of great ones I heard while out and about.


The Hypnotist at the Senior Center

After the community sing song led by Alice at the piano it was time for the
Star of the Show- Claude the Hypnotist!

Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance.
"Yes, each and every one of you and all at the same time." said Claude.

The excited chatter dropped to silence as Claude carefully withdrew from his
waistcoat pocket a beautiful antique gold pocket watch and chain.

"I want you to keep your eyes on this watch" said Claude, holding the watch
high for all to see. "It is a very special and valuable watch that has been
in my family for six generations" said Claude.  He began to swing the watch
gently back and forth while quietly chanting "Watch the watch --- Watch the
watch ----Watch the watch"

The a…

The Cocktail Challenge

As long as I am out an about as often as I am exploring new pubs, bars and night clubs I decided to start The Cocktail Challenge.

The gist of this challenge is that when I go in a bar I order a cocktail that is either very common or not common at all to challenge the bartenders.

My fist stop on the challenge this year was The Drum Room, located in the Hotel President between the Power and Light and downtown.

The challenge for the bartender at the Drum Room was a Vodka Gimlet

1 oz lime juice
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 tsp powdered sugar
Garnish with a lime wedge

As you can see this is a relativity easy recipe and I am happy to report that the bartender at the Drum Room was up to the challenge.

Side Note: The atmosphere at the Drum Room is very relaxed and easy going. Central Patti and I did stay for dinner at the restaurant located down stairs from the bar, The Providence. The food was very good with small manageable portions.

The Professor

Counting of the Corks and Caps 2013

Wow, how fast a year goes by and with the passing of another year here at MySideOfTheBar as you may have guessed it is time for the annual counting of the Corks and Caps.

For those of you new to this blog, this annual event is where Central Patti and I count all the Wine Bottle Corks and Liquor Bottle Caps that we have saved from the many consumed bottles here at the home of MySideOfTheBar. This does not count beverages we had at other locations or establishments.

As a review here are the last few years links and numbers. You may wish to pay attention as this information will be used later.

2011 - 2012

So for the totals for this year we called in an independent accounting firm,  Deweys - Cheatum and - Howe because this year we are having a contest.

As you can see in the picture above this was the years collection and it is up to you based on this picture and the previous years totals to guess the grand total of Corks and Caps. Send me your guess by any means  you wish…

Happy 5 de Mayo

Like most of my readers I enjoy any holiday that revolves around drinking. I do not believe I am going out on  a limb here by saying that Cinco de Mayo is a more popular holiday in the U.S. than it is in Mexico (as is St. Patty's Day) but most do not know the real story of this Drinking Holiday. During the French-Mexican War, a poorly supplied and outnumbered Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeats a French army attempting to capture Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. Victory at the Battle of Puebla represented a great moral victory for the Mexican government, symbolizing the country's ability to defend its sovereignty against threat by a powerful foreign nation.
In 1861, the liberal Mexican Benito Juarez became president of a country in financial ruin, and he was forced to default on his debts to European governments. In response, France, Britain, and Spain sent naval forces to Veracruz to demand reimbursement. Britain and Spain…