the lord giveth and the lord taketh away

I just noticed that the folks behind the Arbor Blogs site have decided to drop their link to As good fortune would have it, however, it also looks as though my favorite Depot Town bar, the Sidetrack, has seen fit to add a link to this site. The link just says, “Ypsi Blog,” but it brings you here… I wonder if maybe they’d give me free beer if I blogged from down there. (Linette and I used to paint at a pretentious restaurant in Atlanta when we were young. We’d paint between tables and, instead of paying us, they’d give us free food and beer. I remember eating a lot of humus and drinking big, expensive, African beers. It was a pretty good gig for us, but we ultimately fucked it up. Having run out of canvasses, we took our vacuum cleaner in one day. As I recall, they let us paint it for a few hours, but then somehow made it clear that we shouldn’t ever come back.)

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  1. Posted February 7, 2005 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure why you weren’t in there, I’ve re-added you. Also, anyone who registers on the site is able to add blogs to the directory, so if we’re missing any other Ypsi bloggers go ahead and add them

  2. Posted February 7, 2005 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Art is fine as long it’s in a “sanctioned” medium.

  3. brett
    Posted February 8, 2005 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    I just looked at the sidetrack site. What a bizarre list of local links. I don’t know where to begin, and I don’t know if i’d be able to finish, So I won’t even start, for fear you may be cast from the lot due to providing TOO ‘different an angle’.

  4. Tony Buttons
    Posted February 8, 2005 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I was at the Sidetrack last night and noticed that they now have a “Maynard” on their drink menu. I ordered one, just to see what it was like, but then noticed the bartender removing his shoe and sock from one foot as though he was getting ready to stir something, or prepare a garnish with his toes. I snuck out the back way.

  5. brett
    Posted February 8, 2005 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    how about a ‘bloody maynard’, which could just be a bloody mary with a cocktail onion floating in it, colored to resemble an eyeball?
    I’d write “Dear Frenchie” and suggest it, but frankly I fear becoming the target of her rapier wit.

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