Just a short progress report before getting to the good stuff: I only felt mildly hung over on Saturday morning, but that's probably because I didn't bother to follow my own rule of downing a glass of water before bed. Why? Because I wasn't thirsty, naturally. Anyway, here are a few of the gems that I'm at liberty to share with you. Everything else was either off the record (self-imposed and otherwise) or off the charts (hard to believe, I know).
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Because it's important to make a difference in the world:
"I almost cougared a 20-something law student last weekend."
"Cougared?! Making that an action word instead of merely an adjective could be one of the best things you've ever come up with."
"I'm determined to make that word a verb... you know, let it stand as my legacy."
Sometimes even old friends need to define things for each other:
"B. made me do a couple of Jägerbombs with him, which is what's to blame for all of that inappropriate touching that went on while we were still at the bar."
"Sorry, I don't think I heard you correctly. What kind of touching?"
"Inappropriate. Because we were in public; at the bar."
"Again I ask you, what is this inappropriate of which you speak?"
After being underwhelmed with the taste of our first drinks of the evening, which were called "Sex Before Sunrise":
"I'm less than impressed with this Sex Before Sunrise. It looks good, but leaves something to be desired in the taste department."
"I totally agree. I bet it has something to do with the fact that neither of us are morning people."
"Yes! I bet if they called them "Sex After Sundown" we would have liked them a WHOLE lot more."
"Mmm hmmm... Oh yeah, you got that right."
"Are we still talking about these drinks?"
After seeing the Dayton, Ohio-based Eric Jerardi Band (which should be renamed "Eric Jerardi-the-blues-guitar-god-with-a-gravely-voice-featuring-the-bassist-with-smooth-moves-in-a-backwards-hat-Band) at The House of Blues:
"I had no idea Dayton, Ohio was capable of so much hot, sexified funk."
"Dayton's actually a really progressive city. We'll have to go when you come to visit, it's only a couple of hours from my place."
"Definitely! In the meantime, I'm gonna have to bone up on the Ohio music scene!"
"You said 'bone'!"
Skip ahead to 2:30 (or -6:00, depending on which way the little clock is running) to see The Eric Jerardi Band do some serious justice to Tom Wait's "Make it Rain"; and turn it up!