Drinks are on you tonight in Boston, the town where the drinks are always on you! The Boston Bawl v.2.0—a casual holiday party thrown by Awl readers for Awl readers—is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. tonight, at the Green Street Grill (in their downstairs bar), which is located, unsurprisingly, at 280 Green Street, Cambridge, Mass. Questions? Talk to your cohosts, Garge and BoyOfDestiny.
Sorry for stinking.
You were seven years old at the time, which was December 19th, 1991. I remember because I had just turned 21. The day before, as a matter of fact. You were in the first grade at a school for emotionally disturbed children in New Jersey, where I worked, as an assistant to your teacher, Suzanne.
The kids have drunk all the Scotch!
Or was it us, and I just didn't realize?
… I don't even know anybody who drinks Scotch.
Except the kids, apparently!
The place: Washington, D.C. More specifically: on the green and yellow lines! The date to save: Next Wednesday, June 30th. Details on next week's Washington DC Awl Commenter Sing-a-long and Drink-a-thon follow in the comments. (ALSO what happened last night in Boston, eh?)
Summer: it turns me upside down. Summer, summer, summer: it's like a merry-go-round. It was true for Ric Ocasek many years ago and it's true for the rest of us today, because Monday is Memorial Day, so here comes summer!
"Summering. Drinking. Summering and drinking. For the prep, the two words are synonymous from Memorial Day to Labor Day." -Tipsy in Madras
Summer drinking is a fantastically elaborate endeavor among the set that uses "summer" as a verb-there are drinks you drink at the club (Southsides), drinks you drink while getting ready for Saturday evening charity balls (known as "dressers," they can be whatever you fancy, [...]
This, the first of two recipes we will provide for you for this weekend's festivities, is even easier than you think! Yes you can! USA, USA!
Even if you don't like football, and have not watched a single match this season, America demands that you will gather with friends on Sunday and drink beer and watch a game. If only to see the commercials. Really, it's the least you can do. The advertising agency spends the whole year selflessly making all our lives better. This is their big night. They've spent so much money-$2.6 million for every 30 seconds, more than they've ever spent before-that you owe it [...]
Ever hear someone in a bar blab on about how drunk people are more likely to survive car accidents or falls down stairs or something because when you're drunk your body is all loose and flexible? Apparently, as Scientific American's Rachel Kremens reports, there might be something to the idea. "Research published in the journal American Surgeon reveals that trauma patients are more likely to survive if they were intoxicated at the time of their injury."