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I can’t believe it’s been over six weeks since I last posted. To all of my faithful follower, I apologize. It has been a hell of a month-and-a-half. Let’s recap:
Since I last posted, I was in NYC from June 13-20th. Then I was back in Binghamton to pack, to clean and to do other general “getting my shit in order” type things for a couple of weeks.
On July 3rd I drove west for a couple of hours to my pal’s lakeside cottage for some holiday festivities (including water-skiing, drinking, barbecuing, drinking, boat-lounging, drinking and a small amount of sleeping). I got back to Binghamton late on July 5th.
Less than two days later, on the evening of July 7th, I got on a bus back to NYC … for good. Aside for a quick overnight in Binghamton to grab some more clothes and other sundries I’ve been in the city for three weeks and have no plans on moving out for the foreseeable future, or the rest of my life.
Wow. Typing “three weeks” is a little weird. Although I’ve only been back for 22 days, you could have told me it was 22 weeks and I would have thought you were underestimating it. I’ve been simultaneously so busy and having so much fun, part of me thinks I’ve never left. This is the first time I’ve been in front of a computer for more than ten minutes since I got back. Ideally, I’d like to be enjoying the city most of this day off from work, but it’s also the first time I’ve had a chance to do my laundry since I got back, and I thought that should probably be a priority. I’ll have another day off eventually.
A day off? “From what do you have a day off”, you ask? From this:
For the first time in several years, I’m back behind the bar full-time. This time in Midtown Manhattan, pouring an amazing selection of brews from all over the world at Beer Culture, a bottle shop and beer bar owned by one of my closest friends. It’s been a busy, busy time these past few weeks, but we opened our doors this past Wednesday (July 24) and have been having a great time getting to know our neighbors and new customers and talking beer.
If you’re in NYC, please stop by. If I’m not behind the bar, I’m sure I’ll be there enjoying a few pints myself.
I expect to be incredibly busy for the next several weeks, at least, but I hope to find a few minutes to check in as often as possible. I’ll have a lot more to say now that I’m back in this city that I love so much. And who knows? Maybe one of these days I’ll reignite the flame on Back to NYC. Seems like an appropriate time to do it. Assuming I *have* the time.