On the plus side, I think the head bartender guy there likes me ... I was there early and wasn't just "standing around", but helping prep the bars and schlepp all the stuff up to the function area ... even right up to the time things were going to start there were only 6 out of 10 of the scheduled bartenders on hand. Because I'd been there and helping out, he switched me from the cocktail-hour bars and up to the main function bars, meaning that I got to work all evening (he was planning on sending a lot of the others home after cocktails). I also worked all through break-down, and he was asking me "those other bartenders from the same place???". Hopefully (although this is not the most lucrative of gigs, compared to an out-right tipping situation) he'll be specifically requesting me in the future ... the temp group seems to do a lot of gigs down there, and it's at least bringing in some money!
I wish I could get a good solid night of sleep, but I'm up with all these funky aches and pains, so I figured I'd get back on the computer for an hour or so. I was thinking maybe I'd see if the game taped OK, but since I see that my Bears lost, I might not want to watch it.