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The Drinks are On Me

Ask and ye shall receive. A few people requested a Virtual Lushary, and I wholeheartedly agree. It has been a long time since we’ve caught up.

So pull up a seat at the virtual bar and fill us in on what has happened in your life recently.  And if this is your first time at the bar, introduce yourself.  We promise not to haze you.

It has been awhile since we met, bitched, cried, comforted, and caught up each other on our cycles and lives. Pull up a seat and I’ll pour you a drink. Let everyone know what is happening in your life. The good, the bad, the ugly. My only request is that if a story catches your eye, you follow it back to the person’s blog and start reading their posts. Give some love, give some support, or laugh with someone until your drink comes out of your nose.

I have a ton of assvice in my back pocket and as a virtual bartender, I will give it to you unless you specifically tell me that this is simply a vent and you do not want to receive anything more than a hug.

So if you have been a lurker for a while (or if this is your first open bar), sit down and tell us about yourself. Remember to provide a link or a way for people to continue reading your story (or if you don’t have a blog — gasp! — you can always leave an email address if you’re looking for advice or support. If not, people can leave messages for that person here in the comments section too). If you’re a regular at the bar, I’ll get out your engraved martini glass while you make yourself comfortable. And anyone new, welcome. I’m glad you found this virtual bar.

For those who have no clue what I’m talking about when I say that the bar is open, click here to catch up and then jump into the conversation back on this current post.

So have an imaginary cocktail and tell us what is up with your life.

February 24, 2013   51 Comments

Tiger Beat Lushary

This virtual bar is about to get a lot more crowded.

Working our way through the list of movies you suggested a few weeks ago, we showed the kids Back to the Future (we’re also currently watching the Sandlot and they love it).  It was much shorter than I remembered it being.  The night I saw it in the theater (with my family), it rained so hard that we had to pull over to the side of the road because there was no visibility.  I remembered thinking it had been such a long movie; that it was so late.

What didn’t disappoint was the cuteness of Michael J. Fox.  I had a big crush on him — even enduring Teen Wolf — and he was just as adorable as I remembered.  I mean, yes, you still see him in People magazine from time to time, and he’s still cute, but I wondered if he’d look as cute as I remembered from childhood.  And my G-d, that boy was cute.  He was clip-out-the-picture-from-Tiger-Beat-and-put-it-in-your-locker cute.

Since this is a virtual bar, which means we can do anything we want to do, I wanted to invite you as you sit down to have a drink to bring along the cutest movie star/musician you remember from your childhood.  Childhood is defined as any celebrity crush prior to age 18.  Don’t worry if he or she is already here because someone else summoned them; just name them and they’ll join your table too.

Michael and I will be over here, serving drinks and riding our skateboards while holding onto the back of trucks.

Make sure after you summon your celebrity tablemate that you fill us in on what has happened in your life this past month.

It has been awhile since we met, bitched, cried, comforted, and caught up each other on our cycles and lives. Pull up a seat and I’ll pour you a drink. Let everyone know what is happening in your life. The good, the bad, the ugly. My only request is that if a story catches your eye, you follow it back to the person’s blog and start reading their posts. Give some love, give some support, or laugh with someone until your drink comes out of your nose.

I have a ton of assvice in my back pocket and as a virtual bartender, I will give it to you unless you specifically tell me that this is simply a vent and you do not want to receive anything more than a hug.

So if you have been a lurker for a while (or if this is your first open bar), sit down and tell us about yourself. Remember to provide a link or a way for people to continue reading your story (or if you don’t have a blog — gasp! — you can always leave an email address if you’re looking for advice or support. If not, people can leave messages for that person here in the comments section too). If you’re a regular at the bar, I’ll get out your engraved martini glass while you make yourself comfortable. And anyone new, welcome. I’m glad you found this virtual bar.

For those who have no clue what I’m talking about when I say that the bar is open, click here to catch up and then jump into the conversation back on this current post.

So have an imaginary cocktail and tell us what is up with your life.

June 27, 2012   64 Comments

Toasts

Yes, the Virtual Lushary has creaked open its doors and the bartender is ready to pour you figurative drinks.

The doors were actually opened by Loribeth who said, “Mel, we need a Lushary.”  Which is why I’m raising up this first beer (normally, I like a Grolsch, but since it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, I took some of the Guinness on tap) to Loribeth and offering up a toast.

To Loribeth, who has been a friend for about six years. (I literally can’t remember when we first started reading each other, but Gmail spat out back and forth emails from 2007 when I did a search.)  Who once sent me a Jewish calendar that I loved so much that I left it unused so it wouldn’t have markings in it.  Who brilliantly deconstructs news stories.  She’s a wonderful, kind-hearted, lovely, smart person, and I’m lucky that she decided to start a blog and put her story online, inviting us to all know her daughter, Katie, who she lost many years ago.

I’m imagining at this point that you’re all raising your glasses with me and calling out, “to Loribeth!”

So take a moment to offer up your own toast to another blogger, a shout out telling us why you love them.  And as I’m pouring you a drink, fill us in on what has happened in your life this past month.

It has been awhile since we met, bitched, cried, comforted, and caught up each other on our cycles and lives. Pull up a seat and I’ll pour you a drink. Let everyone know what is happening in your life. The good, the bad, the ugly. My only request is that if a story catches your eye, you follow it back to the person’s blog and start reading their posts. Give some love, give some support, or laugh with someone until your drink comes out of your nose.

I have a ton of assvice in my back pocket and as a virtual bartender, I will give it to you unless you specifically tell me that this is simply a vent and you do not want to receive anything more than a hug.

So if you have been a lurker for a while (or if this is your first open bar), sit down and tell us about yourself. Remember to provide a link or a way for people to continue reading your story (or if you don’t have a blog — gasp! — you can always leave an email address if you’re looking for advice or support. If not, people can leave messages for that person here in the comments section too). If you’re a regular at the bar, I’ll get out your engraved martini glass while you make yourself comfortable. And anyone new, welcome. I’m glad you found this virtual bar.

For those who have no clue what I’m talking about when I say that the bar is open, click here to catch up and then jump into the conversation back on this current post.

So have an imaginary cocktail and tell us what is up with your life.

March 15, 2012   54 Comments

Beer with a Google Reader Chaser

Since mid-July, I have spent 12 days at home.  During those 12 days, we have had guests. We’ve gutted the house of unused items, trying to get rid of clutter.  We’ve dismantled the twins’ room and prepared their new rooms (okay, so this last one is still in-process).

I haven’t practiced guitar.  I haven’t written.  I did my normal amount of work in an abnormally small amount of time.

And I had to declare Google bankruptcy.  I’ve had to do this maybe two or three times in the last five years — mark all posts in my Reader as read and start from scratch.  I caught posts here and there: at least six a day during IComLeavWe and scattered ones throughout the month.  But I’ve missed the vast majority of what has happened in the past month.

So take pity on me (and whoever else has been off-schedule this summer) and fill us in on what has happened in your life this past month.

As always, it has been about a month since we met, bitched, cried, comforted, and caught up each other on our cycles and lives. Pull up a seat and I’ll pour you a drink. Let everyone know what is happening in your life. The good, the bad, the ugly. My only request is that if a story catches your eye, you follow it back to the person’s blog and start reading their posts. Give some love, give some support, or laugh with someone until your drink comes out of your nose.

I have a ton of assvice in my back pocket and as a virtual bartender, I will give it to you unless you specifically tell me that this is simply a vent and you do not want to receive anything more than a hug.

So if you have been a lurker for a while (or if this is your first open bar), sit down and tell us about yourself. Remember to provide a link or a way for people to continue reading your story (or if you don’t have a blog — gasp! — you can always leave an email address if you’re looking for advice or support. If not, people can leave messages for that person here in the comments section too). If you’re a regular at the bar, I’ll get out your engraved martini glass while you make yourself comfortable. And anyone new, welcome. I’m glad you found this virtual bar.

For those who have no clue what I’m talking about when I say that the bar is open, click here to catch up and then jump into the conversation back on this current post.

So have an imaginary cocktail and tell us what is up with your life.

August 24, 2011   45 Comments

Drink Anyone?

It has been over 6 months since the bar was last open.  I didn’t intend for it to get this dusty (all the drink glasses needed to be rewashed) nor to have spider webs spun in the dark corners of the room.

But sometimes places need to close for a bit.

But just as much as it felt right to have the virtual bar closed during the winter and spring (or summer and fall for those in the Southern Hemisphere), it equally feels right to throw open the doors again.  To take a figurative rag to the counter and arrange the bar stools.

So come sit down and fill all of us in on what has been new in your life since last December.  Or if you prefer, what is currently happening in your life this month.

As always, it has been over six months since we met, bitched, cried, comforted, and caught up each other on our cycles and lives. Pull up a seat and I’ll pour you a drink. Let everyone know what is happening in your life. The good, the bad, the ugly. My only request is that if a story catches your eye, you follow it back to the person’s blog and start reading their posts. Give some love, give some support, or laugh with someone until your drink comes out of your nose.

I have a ton of assvice in my back pocket and as a virtual bartender, I will give it to you unless you specifically tell me that this is simply a vent and you do not want to receive anything more than a hug.

So if you have been a lurker for a while (or if this is your first open bar), sit down and tell us about yourself. Remember to provide a link or a way for people to continue reading your story (or if you don’t have a blog — gasp! — you can always leave an email address if you’re looking for advice or support. If not, people can leave messages for that person here in the comments section too). If you’re a regular at the bar, I’ll get out your engraved martini glass while you make yourself comfortable. And anyone new, welcome. I’m glad you found this virtual bar.

For those who have no clue what I’m talking about when I say that the bar is open, click here to catch up and then jump into the conversation back on this current post.

So have an imaginary cocktail and tell us what is up with your life.

July 10, 2011   49 Comments

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