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12Mar/068

I Am Not Twenty One

Bob, Heather, Shannon and I all met up yesterday afternoon at Features (a bar/grill in downtown Naperville) to watch the IU vs. Ohio State basketball game (we lost). While finishing off our second pitcher of beer Bob and I decided that we should continue to have a drink at every bar within walking distance. Hence the first annual "Bar Crawl For No Reason" began.

Our lady companions decided that shopping would be a better way to spend their time and headed off to Pottery Barn. Bob and I enjoyed a drink at several bars, collecting matchbooks when available and writing down what we drank (picture on right):

  • Features - Two pitchers of Sam Adams (tasty but expensive)
  • The Lantern - Heineken bottles (tasty, and green)
  • Jimmy's Grill - Amstel light bottles (nice smooth drink)
  • Timpano's Martini Bar - Orange flavored Grey Goose w/ tonic, Romeo Y Juliet cigars (which the people sitting next to us hated, sorry)
  • Potters Place - Margarita (really sweet and gross)
  • Two Nine - Sangria pitcher (at this point the women have rejoined us)

All told, I had about 7-8 drinks over the course of 5 hours. Usually, back when I was a 21-year-old, this would be enough to keep me buzzing but not nearly enough to make me sick.

Guess what happened next?

If you answered "ditch plan to play board games with Heather and Bob, and instead throw up in bathroom at home" you are correct, sir! As a 27-year-old I felt (and still feel) rather stupid. Naturally I have tried to blame it on other things. The cigar was probably not a wise move: in addition to such alluring extras as cancer and the ability to still taste it 12 hours later, I had also not had a smoke in many moons and I didn't quite feel right after finishing it. Or perhaps it was the undercooked burger I ate at Features: then again that was a damn good burger, smothered in hickory sauce and bacon.

So the only thing left to blame is myself. Wow, I am a dumb ass sometimes. Lesson learned for the eighty-third time.

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  • Alison

    After a really bad stressful day, I decided to do my daily check of the Barron Blog. And thank goodness I did, I had my first good chuckle in a long time. Funny story about your bar crawl, too bad we can’t drink like we used to.

  • http://Donthaveone Alison

    After a really bad stressful day, I decided to do my daily check of the Barron Blog. And thank goodness I did, I had my first good chuckle in a long time. Funny story about your bar crawl, too bad we can’t drink like we used to.

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    He he he – yeah, guess we’re not the spring chicken we used to be. Or maybe it’s just because we’re out of practice… I bet we would all get back into the swing of things if we could return to the IU standard “drink three nights/week” schedule :)

  • Mike B.

    He he he – yeah, guess we’re not the spring chicken we used to be. Or maybe it’s just because we’re out of practice… I bet we would all get back into the swing of things if we could return to the IU standard “drink three nights/week” schedule :)

  • Bob

    What I didn’t tell Mike was that those were really non-alcholic beers we had and flavored sparkling water as well. Mike has a lot of soul searching to do.

  • Bob

    What I didn’t tell Mike was that those were really non-alcholic beers we had and flavored sparkling water as well. Mike has a lot of soul searching to do.

  • Heather

    Well Bob wasn’t feeling too great the next day either. I think that you guys were just chicken and didnt want to see another scrabble loss! Enjoyed it and I can’t wait for the t-shirts for the next bar crawl.

  • Heather

    Well Bob wasn’t feeling too great the next day either. I think that you guys were just chicken and didnt want to see another scrabble loss! Enjoyed it and I can’t wait for the t-shirts for the next bar crawl.