June 29th, 2007

Thursday

On the way back from the doctor I stopped in at Bar St. Roch to have a pint and read the new trashy crime novel that I'm devouring.

I've found that after a session I tend to need about an hour to deprogram before I go home. Plus it was a nice sunny evening and beer tastes good on a warm night.

Rome Girl joined me a little while later and then so did The Iceman. Blonde Lesbian soon called - they had someone in to look at buying the restaurant and wanted to know if Rome Girl and The Dirty Baker could come on down to help pack the tables. They were offered free salad and wine so they gleefully accepted.

I chilled with the Iceman and ordered another pint or two and Tat Barman sent over a round of Zubrovka shots for free so we got nice and mildly buzzed before the girls came back.

We then headed over to Mi Barrio but after another pint I realized that I hadn't eaten all day and if I kept drinking I'd get drunk so I went over to Subway, got a bunch of sandwiches and went home.

After I had a sandwhich and a half food coma set in so I went to bed - only be woken up by a frantic phone call from Rome Girl about two hours later.

It seems that she and the Dirty Baker had drunk more than they expected and found themselves two euros short of having enough money to pay the bill.

So, I grabbed my wallet, threw on clothes and went down to settle it. Once I was there, the Mi Barrio barman thanked me for coming but also pointed out that next time Rome Girl should just tell him she's short of money and they would have been happy to just tab it out until morning - since I live a block away and pass by Mi Barrio roughly three times a day.

Still, he gave me a free half pint and the girls seemed really happy I'd bailed them out.

Creeping hangover then started to set in and I went home and back to bed.

Isaiah Washington Is Crazy

Imagine this:

1. You are a star of one of the most popular shows in America.
2. You discover one of your co-stars is a gay man.
3. You call that co-star a "faggot."
4. You then get into a fistfight with another one of your co-stars when he gets pissed off at your gay bashing.
5. Your network fires you because they don't need the publicity of having a homophobic sociopath on set.

Would you then say this to newsweek:

"I was a black man who wasn't a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time. I didn't speak like I'd just left the plantation and that can be a problem for people sometime," he said.

"I had a person in human resources tell me after this thing played out that 'some people' were afraid of me around the studio. I asked her why, because I'm a 6-foot-1, black man with dark skin and who doesn't go around saying 'Yessah, massa sir' and 'No sir, massa' to everyone?"


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