Thursday, March 1, 2007

Some stuff to do this month

This morning my boss announced that he’s starting IRAs for us with matching funds. Hooray! This job rocks.

A few months ago, I met some friends in my favorite bar. Our waitress was a girl I really like, she’s cute, funny, smart and sweet. When we were leaving, I pitched in, oh, I can’t remember exactly, but it was over $5 – and my drink was NOT more than $5. To my HORROR, the people I was with picked up the money and counted it out so as to not leave a tip. Of course I argued and found out that two of them have some sort of problem with the waitress. That night I apologized and promised that I’d get her back.

Really, my friends are typically pretty great, but I'm absolutely not getting into this. I have no idea what the problem is, nor do I want to know.

Last night I stopped by the bar and left $9 on my $11 bill. I was so happy leaving, imagining her finding it and being surprised at first and then happy and then that “she shouldn’t have done that” look. Or something. Unfortunately, I had forgotten my bag full of cocktail books and had to go back in. She told me that it wasn’t my responsibility. I told her that I was making it my responsibility, smiled and left.

Then I headed to my friend MV’s birthday get together on the South Side – planning to have just one drink and maybe get one for MV. To my surprise, another of her friends, who I had just met that night insisted on buying my drink and hers! Sigh. It really does come back, doesn’t it?

Now, go do this stuff:

Join LUPEC for four Women’s History Month events!

LUPEC on Rhythm Sweet & Hot
Date: Saturday March 3, 2007
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: WDUQ - 90.5 FM
Listen while LUPEC ladies Black Monday and Sapphi serve up some cocktails and female musical artists of the 20s-40s with hosts Mike Plaskett and Dale Abraham.

LUPEC at the Quiet Storm
Date: Sunday March 18, 2007
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: The Quiet Storm, 5430 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15206
Join the ladies of LUPEC for a women's history month Irish brunch. Chef Sheryl, aka Brandy you’re a fine girl Alexander will be whipping up some yummy Irish brunch food while LUPEC provides some info about interesting Irish women.

LUPEC at The Frick
A Foot in Two Worlds - Exploring Cultural Identity
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2007
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Frick Art Museum, Homewood Avenue, Point Breeze
Many of us born in America are a mix of cultures and ethnicities. The Frick Art & Historical Center and Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) come together to sponsor an evening with women answering the question, "What was it like to grow up in another culture?" Listen to Pittsburgh women, born into other cultures and now citizens of the United States, tell their unique stories. The evening includes light hors d'oeuvres and LUPEC's classy cocktail. $8 members, teachers, students; $10 non-members and guests. Registration recommended (412-371-0600).

LUPEC at Kelly’s Women's History Month “closing party”
Date: Saturday March 31, 2007
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Kelly's Bar & Lounge, 6012 Penn Circle South, East Liberty
Celebrate on the last day of Women’s History Month with LUPEC at Kelly's for women's history, classic cocktails, quizzes and prizes!

1 comment:

Karen said...

unrelated, but the cupcakes were excellent. i saw you in pittsburgh mag - nice!