Conversation between me and my friend Amy at work before going to see my sister:
Me: I just have to remind myself to have no more than two beers because I have to get up early tomorrow to pick up Autumn from my dad’s.
A: How early do you have to be there?
Me: Christie’s band is the last to play, and the first band doesn’t start until 9… so it will be a long night. If I have alcohol on top of that I will fall asleep in the bar (again). Blake still teases me about the last time… but I woke up at 4:30 this morning to take care of his daughter, so I think I deserve to sleep at the bar if I want
Me: I really turned into an old person there didn’t I?
A: I know how you feel. But you have to get over the hump of your normal bedtime. On Saturday, I was exhausted around 9:00 but I got up, started moving around and I was ok.
Me: That is why I am going to do my best to not drink…
A: Or wait until later in the night to start drinking.
Me: Yeah, usually I get handed a beer upon entering a bar… I think that might not work. We are supposed to get there around 8 to eat dinner with the band. I am not sure how to tell them that we are old and usually eat dinner around 5:30/6:00 and 8:00 or later might turn me into a gremlin
A: City people never eat dinner before 7:00… but then again I normally don’t either.
Me: That is because you are some sort of Human/City dweller hybrid!
A: This is true.
Me: Well I suppose you are mostly human…
What do you think, does handing out crackers to the hungry people make up for the fact that I put the crackers in my purse for my daughter and make me cool? Does having a beer blog make up for ordering coffee all night at a bar?
PS, Be sure to go check out both of those bands, and give them a listen... your ears will thank you