Downtown Night at the Westin tonight

Free food and mingling for Downtowners at the Westin Hotel, one block south of Beale Street, tonight from 5:30 to 7:00. The lovely Di Anne Price will be on the piano.

Also, if you haven’t yet done so, run by the Daily Grill and check out their $2.95 happy hour appetizer menu. That’s always a great option the other 29 days of the month when there’s not free food. Di Anne plays every Monday, so I imagine you could take your apps into the lobby and eat and listen to her play.

Recap of yesterday: Brunch at the Majestic. Most everyone showed up late after a long Saturday night of drinking. Patrick and Deni gave me a Majestic shirt as a late birthday present – thanks, I’ll probably wear it tonight. Now everyone will think I work at the Majestic, I guess.

We moved to the Saucer about 1:30 and played pool with the Ono family. John D had some classic lines that had us busted up laughing – he’s a funny guy when he gets a few Bud Lights in him. Drank 3 Roaring Lions to wake up. Roaring Lion is imitation Red Bull that bars are starting to keep on tap. It’s the same price as a soft drink, so it’s cheaper than going with the real deal. The gang left at 5, and I had my tab transferred to the bar (I’ve decided I’m going to start keeping my tabs at the bar more often) and kept going. Watched football. Watched people play pool. Next thing I knew it was 11:45 and the lights came on for last call. Yay. Another expensive and completely unproductive day.

And now I get to go to work. Yay.