Tonight marked the seventh night in a row that I went out drinking.
This is rare for me, but being in Las Vegas is also rare, so everything works out.
Tonight, back home in Indiana, I of course went to Rich O's. I went even though I was still hungover from the previous night. I went even though the last thing my body needed was more alcohol. I went because it's what I do on the weekends. To stay home would have been to surrender to the forces of boringness that I've been fighting for a decade.
So I went.
And I'm glad I did.
My beer selection last night remained pretty tame. I had a couple of pints of NABC's Community Dark, an ale that's only good when I'm hungover and when it's the first beer of the night.
Near the end of the evening I had one of NABC's Beaks Best ESBs.
The story of last night was not, however, about the beer I had. It was about getting back into my groove and leaving the Las Vegas mindset behind.
It was also about getting to see LaptopGirl, who was a real sight for sore eyes after spending a week in Silicon Valley.
I spent most of the night talking with LaptopGirl and ExBartender about nothing in particular. ExBartender can be a little abrasive when he's been drinking, but LaptopGirl didn't object so I just minded my own business.
Once Rich O's closed LaptopGirl and I went to Jack's where, for the first time ever, I did not become invisible. Hard to believe, but for one night I was the most interesting person around.