Why bars?  

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7/17/2006 9:13 pm

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7/31/2006 6:08 pm

Why bars?

I really do appreciate the fact you're sittin' here
Your voice sounds so wonderful
But your face don't look too clear
So, Barmaid, bring a pitcher, another round of brew
Honey, why don't we get drunk and screw.
Jimmy Buffett

It occurred to me that I cannot remember, but vaguely, any experience that started with a night of drinking. So why do we continue to try to hook up at a bar, and usually, desperately, as last call nears? Think about it. At least one of you is probably at, or near, falling down drunk..Is this a plan for sexual bliss? How romantic, the first official act when arriving at your place: she is barfing in the kitchen sink. You pretend not to notice; you're still hoping to get lucky. Assuming you do reach the bedroom, you bed, once your friend, seems now to be controlled by a whirling dervish, as you try to lay back and enjoy what may, or may not, be happening to you. You can't be completely sure, since focus and consciousness are slowly slipping away, despite the lady's best efforts. You wake up with a strange person in your bed, with no clear recollection of having seen her before. And certainly no idea how she ended up in your bed; well really its your roommate's bed, there was some confusion during the night..a wrong turn after a trip to the bathroom..now you're afraid to get up and see what awaits..behind your bedroom door..
I'll leave you with a short story of the false courage that may come with "one" too many:

Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor
when the pub was shut for the night.
Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse
and stood in the pale moonlight.
He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor,
then back on his haunches he sat.
And all night long you could hear him roar,
'Bring on the goddam cat!'

lovemetouchme5 51F
2102 posts
7/18/2006 1:01 pm

I for one would like to forget my days in the bar! There were too many times that I was worshipping the porcelin god in the mornings! One day I looked at my friends in the bar and realized this was NOT the life for me. Been pretty good ever since.

NoGlory777 replies on 7/18/2006 3:27 pm:
So you've given up on "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Loud, Loud, Music"? Sorry. Just being a smartass. Just love the title of that New Riders of the Purple Sage song, and it sort of fits. I can understand you coming to that realization. I work with a younger group and they drink hard..I don't even try to keep up..it would probably kill me..but I discovered I play better darts when I can focus on the board.

Hydragenias 56F

7/18/2006 8:14 pm

I was married to an alcoholic for 15 yrs. I have absolutely NO desire to EVER go looking in the bars for men, EVER!

NoGlory777 replies on 7/19/2006 7:51 pm:
Ah Hydragenias..sorry to hear that, and can completely understand why you wouldn't go looking in the bars. I can't pretend to understand what it was like living with an alcoholic, but all I know is that it must have been incredibly difficult. Have to hope for better times ahead.

curiousinlorain7 59F

7/20/2006 8:44 pm

Never been drunk...dint really drink. I've been to a few bars but face it, if you aren't drinking, every body else looks nuts to you !!!

NoGlory777 replies on 7/21/2006 6:27 pm:
And sometimes they look crazy even if you are drinking..thanks for dropping by curious..hope you come back..

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