Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Regulars

Sitting at the kitchen table, I have the perfect view of downtown.

The breeze blows in genty enough that I can catch the wifs of the Folgers Plant and the river at the same time. The smell is almost intoxicating, if not nauseauting at that same time.

I love living downtown and inmy thre weeks where I have already become a a regualr at my two bars.

At Harry's I walk in and the batender and waitresses know who i am instantly. At Dos Hombres, the bartender and this waitress know who I am from the second I plop down at my seat that has the perfet vantage point of the TV, front windows and the bar.

They know what I want to drink, they know who I want to talk to and what I want to talk about. They seem to cater to my every whim, but that is what you do in the service industry.

I have different Names, Star mike, at Dos Hombres, and House of the Rising Sun at Harry;s

My names seem to be derived from the fact that I have made my name at these two places on those presmises.

At dos Hombres, I am Star Mike becasue I hang out with the other media tpyes that gather the. TV people, radio people, sports people. We all go to drink and eat queso.

At Harr's I go to request one song from the house band - it does not take much to guess what that song is.

Just this last week, they recognized me as I walked. the band pointed and said, "we better do this song, for this guy or he might not tip the waitress."

Our waitress was attractive, as most of them are, so they knew I was going to tip heavily. But hearing my song, by the band who knew me only made me tip more.

Am I a sucker, yes. o I get taken to the cleaners everytime I hit the bars in the River Market - probably. But I dont think I would trade it for anything right now. This is where I want to be.

This is who I want to be known as for now.

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