November 3rd, 2006

Loon

Well, that was interesting ...

I guess it's just as well that they called me in to bartend tonight, since I hear that the bar isn't going to be open on Sunday because the hotel is running under 40% occupancy. I ended up making my "average" tip amount tonight (despite being v-e-r-y s-l-o-w all night), so that's better than the proverbial kick in the teeth. Don't know what I'm going to do with being home on a Sunday night, though ... I've kind of gotten used to slinging cocktails then!


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Loon

Oh, eh ...

SCORE! (eh)
Last night at the bar (eh) there was this Canadian guy there ya know (eh) and while folks were talking with him and all (eh) it reminded me that I had been sort of thinking of adding the classic movie Strange Brew (eh) to my suddenly growing video collection. This was because I was finding myself (eh) having to explain ya know about things like calling somebody a "hosehead" and all (eh) to The Girls. So today I took a look over on Amazon ya know and was able to get a "like new" copy (eh) for just $0.50 (plus shipping, eh). Pretty sweet, eh?

Oh, and (eh) ... somebody told a Canadian joke! Here's how it went:
Do you know how Canada got its name?
No, how did Canada get it's name?
Well, ya know, they decided that they'd pull letters out of a bag.
Letters out a bag?
You betcha, and whatever came out would be the name of the country, ya know. First they reached in and came out with a "C" (eh), then an "N" (eh), and then a "D" (eh), and figured that they were done at that point, eh.
Hey ... I didn't say it was a great joke ... just keeping in the Bob & Doug theme, ya know!

heh ...


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Loon

arrgh ...

The bad news is that I got called in to bartend tomorrow night ... meaning that I won't be able to take The Girls to Dojo (and somehow if it is up to The Wife they never make it to class) ... the good news is that I get to work a Saturday night, which should be busier than I'm used to, and thereby more tip-orrific. I really do like having people give me money for the simple act of pouring liquids into glasses.

Of course, given that I was already told that they weren't even going to bother with the bar on Sunday (as they're under 40% occupancy), I'm wondering just how much business I'm going to get. Hopefully everybody's leaving on Sunday and will want to cocktail with abandon on Saturday and feel like burning up their expense accounts with tips for the charming guy behind the bar.


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Loon

Joule is back up!

Hooray!

The "Joule" program ... http://marnanel.org/joule ... is back up and functioning! And, to judge by my chart, they didn't lose any data (I had a change while they were down and it's showing up now).

If you use Joule, please consider tossing them a few bucks via their PayPal donation button ... from what I read, part of the problem recently was financial (followed by a server crash, I guess), so if folks chip in, maybe Joule won't "disappear" again!


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