Friday, May 13, 2005

Drinkin' on the Cheap

I feel rich. Why? Because I'm in State College. The amazing thing is, I am currently unemployed (until Septmeber at least). It doesn't matter. When you're used to drinking in a large city, be it LA, NYC, or DC you get used to paying big city prices. I'm estatic when I can get a $3 beer in DC.

You can only imagine my delight when last night I walked into a bar, ordered two shots and a pitcher and the bartender told me $5.50. Five-fiddy! That's just a shocking number to hear. It's pretty much like being free. The same thing would have cost me over $20 in DC. At the same time, the bar next door had a special: $1 for a pitcher, A PITCHER, of Ice House. That's just bad news. No wonder people are always wasted in this city. Why not just sell blow for a nickel?

What's my point? There is none. I'm just excited to go out tonight with a $20 in my wallet and know that I have enough for both my sister and me to get rip-roarin' drunk. I think that there's something to be said for that. . . .

NegativeMode ShoutOut: To my sister for graduating from Penn State this weekend. Congratulations. Shouldn't I get some sort of certificate showing that I am now officially old?

5 comments:

Circe said...

I felt the same when I went to New Orleans two weeks ago...6 mixed drinks for $18. I then insisted to my friends I was visiting that all the drinks would be on me...and that when they came to visit me in DC, then they could return the favor. :)

PositiveMode said...

Spending my weekend in New York City, I am experiencing an opposite monetary phenomenon. I paid 18 dollars last night for a non-redbull redbull and vodka. Paid such amounts several times.

Circe said...

See...this why my friends are partial to flasks...though as a mostly beer drinker, this doesn't work for me. I don't think I have glared at a bartender more when I paid $9 for a domestic beer.

When in NYC, I switch to vodka gimlets with stoli...one and half at Park Avalon used to have me done for night...which is as it should be at those prices.

Circe said...

Bill, try Spring Lounge on Mulberry (bordering Little Italy). It was my favorite cheap place to drink when I lived in the Village.

Was a great dive bar, hope that it still is. Memories...

cards23allstar said...

In Thailand you can get a bottle of Mekong (Thai Whiskey/Rum/???) for U.S. $2.50, but in Japan a pitcher of beer can run over U.S. $35.00. Its not fair but what am I to do...Stop drinking? Think again.