I haven’t been out drinking in a very very very long time. I have had drinks at home or in a restaurant but not a BAR. And I miss it. I am tentatively planning on going out tomorrow with some old friends from Oklahoma who are in town for, um, something. I think that one of them has some exam for medical school. Yeah, I’m friends with someone who is going to be a doctor. (prescriptions, holla!).
ANYWAY, I feel like I have to dust off the ol’ drinking habit (not like a nun’s habit, but more like the tolerance I once had). And the last time I drank in a bar I also smoked cigarettes. I don’t do that anymore. Will drinking in that setting make me want to light up?
Back when I lived in Oklahoma and before I met Jacob I used to go to the bar A LOT. I would go out with my roommate and hit up one of the many college bars in Norman. No matter where we went or what day we went the bars were packed. A busy bar is a hell of a lot more fun than an empty one and we always had a good time.
One Tuesday night (or was it Thursday? Whatever.) we walked from our house to the bar so that if we decided to get hammered we could just walk home. GENIUS. We chose the closest bar because walking blows and we sauntered in. The place was empty. A ghost town. The bar tables and stools were vacant. No pitchers of beer were being poured. No cheese fries were slowly clogging arteries. No three hundred pound frat guy was belting out Carrie Underwood on the karaoke machine.
My roommate looked at each other like we just missed out being part of some mass suicide. That look, of course, is WHAT THE FUCK?
We were about to walk back out but the lonely waitress spotted us and offered to seat us. We were now trapped and obligated to have at least one drink.
Which turned into, well, more than one.
Apparently if you are alone in a bar that can be a blast too. We never had to wait to sing a karaoke song and we even got free pub grub.
The walk home was long and the next day was brutal.
So yeah. Can I still throw ‘em back and have a good time at the bar? I guess we’ll find out.
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