At least, once I got busy enough at 9:15pm to actually, y'know, start it.
The main reason we made money was a group from the more goth-y crowd that was continuously slamming back drinks from about 10:00pm on. It was funny. There was almost no-one in the place, I ran for 11 rounds on a Thursday, and writenwrong had to skip his slot 4-5 times because he was too busy making drinks to sing.
It was also an evening of people arguing with Paula about drink prices. Unfortunately, phrases like "I can get a Ketel-1 martini cheaper in the City" didn't seem to sink in too much.
I've looked around for any online drink price surveys, and have come up completely empty. I've previously asked for people to give me a rundown on prices, with no luck. It would be nice if I could get an idea, but otherwise I'm probably going to pick a few brains for a reasonable selection of drinks, then likely get myself sick buying them at some representative bars.
In the interest of science.
Meanwhile, it apparently never had occurred to Paula that quite a large number of mixed drinks involve more than a shot of hard liquor. There was, I gather, some back-and-forth with Paul on the subject. I'm occasionally amazed. I realize she doesn't drink (which is actually a huge advantage when you're getting a liquor license), but I'd think she'd have some idea of basic recipes - like, y'know, a vodka martini.
But, eh, whatever. I just feel the need to work on this. Otherwise, 'twas a pleasant time. hollyk actually lasted until 10:00pm. I got spawrhawk to sing at least one off-the-wall song, and Caesar helped with a couple of others.
I closed down at just about 2:00am, got out of there by 2:30am (Despite Paula being in a rather major venting mood, for some reason), then had supper at Denny's with supersniffles and Paul. With a tad more venting there.
Then home, sleep, etc. I'm sort of waking up, and once I finally get myself there, I'll see if sjgrrrl still needs moving help.
Otherwise, I continue to be at a complete loss about costuming - and the first party of the season is tomorrow. As almost everyone knows, I'm supposed to go in drag. For some reason (my occasionally semi-autistic brain, perhaps?), I really don't know how to go about that. It'll be interesting to see what ends up happening...