So the party kind of sucked. My "date" was that chick from Liverpool, so I was literally the only American at the place. I don't really care about that too much, but everyone was speaking Polish, except for the "date," who was speaking Liverfuckingpoolish. All I could do was eat pierogies. But even though it wasn't fun and I was tired, I was happy I went, because the honoree of the going away party seemed very happy that I was there. There were only two representatives from the restaurant there, and she'd worked there a year (of course, only about eight of us work there, and three were working and were coming later).
This girl I went with sounds just like a character from Trainspotting, only with a dirtier mouth. Especially when she drinks. She's a blast most of the time, even though I sometimes wish she came with subtitles. But I did ask her about Slainte's, the bar where September 29's Blogger Happy Hour / Hurricane Katrina fundraiser is. You see, this girl from Liverpool is a force on the Fell's Point bar scene, and I was sure she could tell me something about this place.
I was right. Apparently one of her good friends owns the place. Of course, I think one of her good friends owns every single bar in Fell's Point, so that's not saying a great deal. But she says it's nice, and was surprised that I hadn't been able to attend the first night out she had with fellow servers at the restaurant last fall - she had organized it there and everyone came. Except me, apparently. But she says the place is great. She says beers are a bit pricey... but it's all for a good cause, and the food definitely looks good.
So, yes, this is my little blog-mention of the Happy Hour that is next week. It's the first one that's for a cause, and that's cool. Find out more info here. Basically, it's Thursday, September 29, from 5pm-9pm, and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to Hurricane Katrina survivors. You will probably see me there, sporting my Sipowicz look, as I'll be heading straight from school to our department's Book Club meeting, then directly over to Slainte's. Thanks to Zenchick and Jennetic for organizing what should be a very cool event.
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