Showing posts from September, 2014


Most of us have either used a wingman or been a wingman at least once in our life. The most famous of all wingmen is probably Goose from the movie Topgun

Recently Central Patti, our buddy T.G. and Myself attended a fund raiser for the Great Kansas City Firefighters Local 42 which was hosted by Eric Hosmer (First Basemen for the KC Royals). The event was also attended by may more from the team. Now T.G. is a friend of most of the Royals organization and decided he needed a wingman due to the large number of beautiful women who were in attendance.

Now T.G. does well with the ladies, however I believe (as you can see above) it was simply the numbers that made him seek out a wingman. Now why he did not choose me was beyond my concemption ;) however he choose Mike Moustakas, third basemen of the KC Royals.

The two approached the bevy of beauties and began by chatting them up. As the conversation progressed the dynamic duo finally got around to the line for the ladies,

"You know who th…

Shady Gators

As most of you, my loyal readers know I spent much of the summer on the Lake of the Ozarks at MySideOfTheBar Baypoint. This will not be the last post on the summer, but close.

On Labor Day Central Patti and I along with a couple of the Usual Suspects, S. and S. M. took a wave runner rider over to the Shady Gator. For many years this was our Sunday afternoon hangout as they have better than average - great food and normally on Sunday a couple of bands to listen to.

On this day, while there were no bands and as you can see in the picture the weather was warm and threatening we still had a great time and some great eats. I once again had the gator bites which as I remembered were really good. Another great day on the lake at a lake bar and looking forward to next summer here at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Professor

Post Script: I would like to request that the staff at the Gator to CLEAN YOUR BATHROOMS. They are among the worst I have every used and the smell was pouring over into …


This weeks quick post is on decanters!

I talk about these a lot around the holidays as they make excellent gifts, however I am not sure I have relayed the practical and fun use of these.

I like to keep a different alcohol in each these days and working from the picture left two right I have Scotch, Cognac, Bourbon, Vodka and Cherry Vodka.

In my old bar for my gang of Usual Suspects I kept the alcohol that each preferred and only they could consume what I kept in the decanter and it was also a secret that made for great conversations during our many happy hours.

The Professor

The Topsider

Continuing my posts on bars I visited this summer while staying at the lake of the Ozarks will be the Topsider.

Technically speaking we actually were on the Poop Deck which is a multi-level deck featuring a swimming pool. The Topsider is actually the night club part of this establishment and if you go to the web page you can see a nice picture of the old clown that was a hamburger joint on the property for many years. I also would be remiss if I did not mention the Tiki Bar located on the lower lever and is a great place to enjoy a cocktail right on the water.

The food menu was nice and I have to admit that while my brisket nachos are the best the nachos featured here we very good indeed.
Three Olive Vodka is feature at the Topsider and I got a kick out of the specialty cocktail menu titled, "Bikini Removers" 

I have already featured the Marilyn Monroe in one of my Happy Hours and the Usual Suspects that tried it really enjoyed this cocktail.
In any event we had a great wave…