beer + food != weight_loss;

Umm, Paulie, this is your Blog speaking, STOP PUTTING STUFF IN YOUR PIE HOLE!

And Where Were You Last Night?
Last night a co-worker Chris, my friend Bill, and I met up in a new drinking establishment (at least for me), McCray’s 6th Street Tavern. In looking for it’s website, and there appears to be none, I found out that this used to be (at least in part) Backstreet. Yep, you read that right, I never ventured to Backstreet when it was open, so this is news to me. That whole area has changed drastically since I first landed in Atlanta ten years ago. Gone are Backstreet, the Stein Club, the French Quarter Food Market, Frijoleros, that ugly hotel, and a shitload of crummy housing. Who would have thunk it?

McCray’s is alright, the food was fine, the “crowd” was attractive, but I am starting to grow weary of the $5+ pint of beer. I can buy six bottles of the same beer in a grocery store for $8, why must one pint cost $5 or more (before tip, I might add)? It all makes for an expensive night out, especially for a Tuesday night.

These Boots Were Made For Parking
One the other things that frustrates me about midtown Atlanta is the lack of street parking. Last night I coughed up $5 (one Beer Unit) to park in a lot across the street from McCray’s. As I arrived I watched someone have a “boot” removed from their car. I wonder how many Beer Units his parking wound up costing at night’s end?

Rock, Paper, Lint
Since I gave up wearing clothes with lint for Lent I had to de-lint my sweater with my new Supa Dupa Lint Brush. I ran into one seemingly large problem. How does one remove the lint from the the Supa Dupa Lint Brush? Enter Old Skool Lint Brush — masking tape. Apparently the pecking order is “Brush Beats Lint, Tape Beats Brush, Lint Beats Tape.”

An Unsual Happy Birthday
We are reaching the ten year birthdays of the seminal DotComs. Today, at least according to their records, marks the tenth birthday of Yahoo. If you are old enough to remember the “old days” of the internet, go to their website and follow the link to a replication of their website circa 1995. Damn, I could have done that!

This birthday makes me wonder how many more of the DotCom’ers will be making it to their tenth birthdays? Amazon? Ebay? Shit, 1995 seems soooo looooong ago.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – bloated, stumped
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Flaming Lips – “Race For The Prize”
Current Read – McCray’s beer list and menu

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to beer + food != weight_loss;

  1. Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

    I’ve been to McCray’s a number of times myself. Still prefer the hopping place next door – great music and much better food. You should try it sometime.

    As for Backstreet, well, I still have my card 🙂

  2. Paulie says:

    I’m here. It’s you that have been absent recently…

    Don’t know of the hopping place next door to which you refer. Besides, I’m more of a bar stool guy.

    They had a card? Hmmm, how progressive.

  3. Anonymous says:

    yeah, what the blog said!

  4. Anonymous says:

    McCray’s wasn’t Backstreet – you’re a block off.

  5. Paulie says:

    Thanks for the correction. I stole that bit about Backstreet from a web-review. *must learn to fact check*

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