Brandy Day213: Old Habits Die Hard

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Friday nights at The Gathering, what was also known as Michaels Southshore. I loved my Friday nights there. Hanover Chase always played and all my regulars seated around the bar, bartending with Nick. Oh the memories, the laughter, the music & the fiends.
Ownership switched a year ago today. It was a hard transition. Hanover Chase plays once a month here still. Tonight was that night. It was so great walking in, seeing so many familiar faces. Listening to great music with deep meaning. Hugs from almost everyone in there, the band even stopped 🙂
Its moments like these when you realize just how many lives you’ve touched. #heyjealousy #wagonwheel #hanoverchase

Brandy Day157: Down The Drain

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Lunch shifts at the bar can be pretty hectic. People are in and out quickly on a lunch break. Fast pace, steady business & a lot of it, but its fun and a nice change up.
Today I met Skip. Nice guy, hairdresser, loud & funny. Kept the bar patrons entertained for some time.
I exploded two kegs on me while changing them. Beer just smells horrible after drying on your clothes and hair.
Meanwhile, the water company is out at my house shutting off the water as 32,000 gallons is just ‘down the drain’ due to a calcified valve on the water heater. However, I did have an opportunity to sit and chat with Brian, a firefighter and the gentleman whom we rent from. I enjoyed this conversation very much. A great guy. Caring & keeper of a ‘good vibe’.
With the mess of the day behind me and the comfort of his conversation, watching the sun set of this day, made me happy it was ending.

Brandy Day102: Laughing! :-)

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This means more to me than I could explain, the existence of this particular bottle cap made me chuckle first thing this am. It took me to a happy moment and thought.
That’s when you know something is real…when it makes you happy without being present. When you laugh at a memory.
I dont know why this particular cap was left behind, on the beer cooler, in the bar that I was opening, but I am very grateful for it!

Brandy Day88: You Call

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Patience, the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble or suffering without getting angry or upset. The state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting in a negative way.
I’ve always said I left my patience in my mothers womb when I was born. You learn it at a young age. Its the one thing, if you don’t have it, chances are you never will. I’m tolerable. Not patient. I realize this. It is what it is.
I think about you all the time, but I don’t need the same.
Shot after a LONG day of struggling without patience…

Brandy Day87: Whisky in my Water

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My world. This is my style. What I do. I love bartending. I love the service industry. The people I meet. The connections. The hours are long. I work opposite the general public. The work is hustlin’.
I’ve meet amazing people throughout the years. I’ve also met assholes. All in all, as a whole I can honestly say I love my job. 
Understanding life isn’t about perfection and knowing its about learning, will make shitty days easier.

Brandy Day81: I’ll be Outside!!

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Last open, all day double. Started off decently slow.
I was taking food to a table when I noticed the orange glow reflecting off a building across the street. I walked back into the kitchen, grabbed my phone and stated to whoever would listen,  “I’ll be outside” as I rushed out the back kitchen door.
You have to be tired of the sunset photos. I get it. Someone once said, “I love them, they are all the same but yet somehow different”.  I see it. They see it. I love it. In midst of all the chaos I still find my happiness.

Brandy Day42: Shark Tank

I’ve grown to hate Tuesday! Where I am employed it’s ‘Steak Night’ $6.95 bacon wrapped filet, baked potato, soup and salad. It’s a cheap meal, no drink purchase required and you run your ass off for a $3 tip if … Continue reading