Friday, April 10, 2009

Beer o'clock?

I probably had more fun on Twitter this morning than I’ve had the whole time I’ve been using it combined.

Ty’smommy and I were commiserating on the fact that while we were physically present today(in two different locations), mentally – not so much. She said she was right there with me and I said I was glad to be in such good company – wherever in the hell that was. To which she said: “If only there were a bar here.”

That made me laugh and she and I exchanged virtual bar orders. No matter that this was well before 9 a.m. (I did say it was virtual.) But that Margarita I ordered, it sounded soooo unbelievably good. I really did have to talk myself down.

Then, I remembered that I’d made a playlist for the Nano sometime back and called it “Pour Me a Drink.” I tweeted this, pointing out that AC/DC’s “Have a Drink on Me” was starting things off.
If you had this playlist, you’d then be treated to:

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
Tequila – The Champs (Who could forget the awesome PeeWee Herman dance number?!)
If the Blues Was Whiskey – Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson
Red, Red Wine – UB40
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant – Billy Joel
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – John Lee Hooker
I Drink Alone – George Thorogood
Message in a Bottle – The Police
Shake It Up – The Cars
Escape (Pina Colada song) – Rupert Holmes (Not one of my favorites but it was the base for this year’s Crop Camp parody.)
Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows (Someone asked why this song applied. Um … best way to get home, right?)
867-5309/Jenny –T ommy Tutone (It might fit your list if your good friend “B”, with the most serious of expressions, casually wrote down this number in a matchbook for a guy in a bar. And THEN, equally casually scrawled the name “Jenny” underneath it. AND THEN, the guy took it with a “hey, thanks” never getting the joke.)
Smooth – Santana and Rob Thomas
If You Could See – Tonic
The Remedy – Jason Mraz (Remember on The Waltons how the Baldwin sisters had “the remedy” or codeword for moonshine.)

Looking at my playlist and at Ty’smommy’s suggestions (which included A Tear in My Beer, Whiskey in the Jar, Alcohol, and Alcoholin' Ass by Hell Yeah) I decided to see what other suggestions were out there. I was pleased to find that many of my choices were on other peoples’ lists, too.

That’s when I also discovered that World Cocktail Week starts May 6. (I’m not creative enough to make this stuff up, folks. Here’s lookin’ at you, CD.)

So get ready folks. You already have a good start on a soundtrack …


plumbelieve said...

Wasn't your boss expecting some kind of productivity today? Well I guess he got some kind of productivity, just not the kind they pay you for.

I was just on the phone with Mr. PB and announced I was ready for happy hour myself. My favorite start to happy hour song relates back to our little Miss Chrissykins and a certain rooster on acid that goes by the name of Mick, Start Me Up, by the Rolling Stones. Oh how I love that man.

That always gets me going along with your other favorite Prince, CD can relate to this.

PB is looking forward to a happy hour in the near future.

NV said...

PB -- In fairness, the whole exchange was done in a little more than five minutes. So don't worry -- they still got their money's worth yesterday! :-) Oh, and you wouldn't be ready for a happy hour say on Friday ...