By Liliana Lovell,
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    Sunday, January 11, 2015

    Neighbor: ” hey Lil you want some coffee? I am on the wagon since I have been out every night since my last flight.( American Airlines pilot) By the way your bar was busy last night.”
    Me: ” God I want your life. How many girls did you pick up this week?”
    Neighbor ” Lil It’s not like that. I just meet women and enjoy their company.”
    Me: ” I haven’t picked up a guy in a bar in years. Oh god, years!! I think I need to drink more! Fuck going on the wagon .”
    Neighbor: ” Lil stop kidding around. You’re not that type. ”
    When I write my memoirs I will let the readers judge what type I am or was.
    Yesterday Mac and I did a 15k run , Dinesti and Julianna did a 5 k run. So proud of all of them. I want to give yesterday’s gratitude to Mac. He had never run that distance before and when he finished he had such a great attitude. ” Lil , I did great !I want to do the half marathon in New Orleans with you in 2 weeks. I followed the 13 minute mile pacer and I was awesome! ”
    Every race I do I always beat myself up. Yesterday I was mad at myself because I slowed way down after the 6th mile. I finished the 9.5 miles ( 15k) in 1 hour and 34 minutes. I was hoping for 1:28. I went home and I couldn’t stop thinking about Mac’s attitude. He didn’t run fast but he was happy that he finished and it was so refreshing. He taught me something yesterday.Thank you Mac.
    Today I went to the SD bar and worked with Dinesti, Julianna, and Ashley on one of our new songs. Another gratitude to the 3 girls for coming in on their day off to help tweak this dance. It’s so rewarding when I see and feel the love of staff toward their home bar. I have been blessed with such good people around me.

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Today is Daniel’s 10 year anniversary with the company. This was his post this morning.

    On January 1st, 2015, I celebrated ten years with my dream job at Coyote Ugly Saloon. There are way too many people that I should and would thank if I had the time or the patience, but unfortunately, I lack both of those today, so I will keep it simple. Thank you to Liliana Lovell and Marshall Mintz for hiring me back in ’05. To all of those that believed in me, worked hard for me, taught me something, or maybe even learned something from me, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I have had the luxuries of traveling the world and meeting so many awesome people that I now consider family through this awesome company, and I plan to meet many more over the next ten years…Bring it!

    Today’s gratitude goes to Daniel. Thank you for working so so hard. Hopefully the next 10 years will be even better. More bars, more interesting people, more travel, and of course more money. Love you !!

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Yesterday was an awesome day but there was one snafu that has bled into today. I went to a podiatrist to get my toe looked at. I have a plantar’s wart on my big toe ( Damn gym and the pool area). I hate even saying it. It grosses me out. So I went to this doctor and asked him to cut it out. ” Cutting out doesn’t guarantee that you get rid of it because it may grow back.” Shit. ” Well I think we should try something else. I want to inject your toe with Beetle Enzyme.” What the fuck? So apparently the common practice for this is injecting the site with this Blister Beetle enzyme. The body’s reaction to this enzyme is to create a blister. The blister helps to push the Plantar out and also create an immune response to fight both plantar and the blister. I can’t lie I was fascinated by this science. Yesterday it didn’t hurt at all and the doctor said ” Well it is going to hurt tomorrow.” Well I can barely walk today. It’s so gross. I just have to have faith that this science experiment is working. I signed Mac, Dinesti and myself up for a 15k run on Saturday. I hope my foot is better because I may have to switch to the 5k.
    Today my gratitude is to Alexis in San Antonio. She just works super hard. She loves the company and she is a very wonderful mom. Thanks Alexis!!!

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Yesterday’s gratitude goes to my neighbors Mark and Marty ( short for Martha). Mark came out yesterday and removed the base of my christmas tree knowing that Jackson and I had fucked it up and the garbage company would not collect it as we left it. So nice of him. I didn’t even ask. They are a nice couple and I now consider them friends.
    Today’s gratitude goes to my sister. My mother doesn’t have alzheimers but she definitely has some dementia . I think it is associated with the pain pills she has been taking. My mother will call me 7-10 times. One call right after another. My sister gets at minimum, double the amount of calls. She received 25 today with 24 of the exact same voicemails. She’s closer geographically and emotionally to my mom and I can only imagine how hard it is to be around that every day. My mom won’t even remember having called so often. Aging is so hard on the person and the people around them.
    Today I had a great day. I made some changes within corporate . Congrats to Pinky from Denver for moving up to regional!! You have earned it. And congrats to Mac. We are hoping to make him a kind of “fixer”. The test is always how your main bar runs while you are in another city. I have faith that both Pinky and Mac will make sure their bars are on point in their absence.
    Life is good today.

    Saturday, January 3, 2015

    Thank you San Antonio. The only bar that did well last night . Daniel emailed me saying he wants to meet face to face to talk about some changes he wants us to make . Face to face . Ok just wear deoderant and we can have this meeting.
    Today’s gratitude goes to Tom from Milwaukee . There is nothing harder then running a struggling bar. He works 6 days a week. Half the time the temperature hovers around zero and the neighborhood that the bar is in has gotten really sketchy. ” Tom thanks so much “.

    Friday, January 2, 2015

    Today’s gratitude goes to Matthew , AM New Orleans. Very profession. Anything that gets asked of him gets done. He’s a dad, an actor, and our AM. Very hard worker. Thank you Matthew for all your hard work and dedication.
    Bam the bars rallying on New Year’s Day for some super strong numbers. Nashville, San Antonio, and San Diego coming in strong. That’s a good sign for 2015.
    I am in Park City with jackson . I was told yesterday ” mom you board planes too quickly it annoys me.” I havent stopped laughing about that. A friend of mine told me that her son once proclaimed he hated how she put her hair in a ponytail . Oh teenagers.

    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    Last night I was invited out by a few new women friends in SD. We went to a sushi/nightclub called Bang Bang in the Gaslamp. 2014 was the ” Young Men” love me year. ” Can I buy you a drink? You look just like Penelope Cruise in the movie Blow.” Dude if I really looked like Penelope Cruise I wouldn’t be talking to you and I would dominate the world!! But thank you for the compliment. ” Liliana all these men are hitting on you and you keep blowing them off.” Obviously I need to work on that. But in my defense if my son has more facial hair then these 25 year olds I just can’t take them seriously.
    Nashville spanked all the bars last night. Good Job. My first gratitude for January 1st 2015 is to Lizzie. ” Thank you Lizzie for always being so willing to move for the company and work so hard. I love you and I wish you the best year ever.”
    Mac wrote in his log from last night. It just wasn’t that busy out in SD last night. ” I was in the gaslamp last night. Everyone had a line. And when I passed Coyote the bar was packed. ” Hard when your boss lives in the same city.

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    Woke up at 2:30 am with the sounds of pouring rain and the flash of a text message from Daniel ” incident in Milwaukee . Someone got sucker punched”. Another day at the office. The Milwaukee location has been an example of a city’s changing entertainment areas. When we opened that bar water street was the busy area for nightlife . We were only opened a few months when there was a shooting on our block and things have gotten progressively worse. A few bars in the area still do well but we have struggled . It’s a constant game of trying to lure people back to water street. Several businesses have closed which makes our job even harder. Lee will fly there soon to readjust our marketing . Uphill battle .
    Good note we have been selling our anniversary tickets on line.
    I have absolutely no plans for NYE. Jackson and I are flying out tomorriw for Park City. Maybr I will stop by the SD bar for a while .

    Monday, December 29, 2014

    I am so moved. Daniel sent me a present for the Holidays.
    ” To the Beacon of Bartending,
    Just wanted to say thanks for being the best boss ever and for also being the beacon of bartending. May our 2015 be better then our 2014! Daniel”
    I love that. In my day I was the damn beacon of bartending!!!
    Tonight I am taking out Tiffany for her birthday with Mac and Dinesti! Ruth Chris here we come.

    Sunday, December 28, 2014

    Ah the holidays . Jackson and I are in Raleigh, NC visiting my family . So far nothing too crazy . The deterioration in my mom’s health is unbelievable . She is wheel chair bound permently . We have this delusion that aging creates a kindness and more gentile demeanor . No it just exentuates the already existent personality . So crazy gets crazier . My mom’s family in Colombia wants her to go to Colombia. We talked about this for hours yesterday . Who is going to take care of her? How will she get to Colombia ? Exhausting . And in my mom’s mind this is a visit but my sister and I believe that it’s a one way ticket according to her health. I hope to god I don’t leave Jackson in the position that my parents have left us. Dying miserably in her home country ? Or dying miserably here? Not sure what the answer is? In a moment of dementia she wanted us to scramble for the phone so she could buy Lumenescence on the infomercial . At 80 she was desperate for the airbrush makeup kit on the commercial . Shopaholic while lucid and during dementia . I shouldn’t make fun I will probably be exactly the same .

    Monday, December 22, 2014

    How is Santa going to come when the Saturday numbers are so bad? Urgh!!
    Went shopping with Jackson yesterday. ” Mom, dad and I have a cheap gene you don’t need to get Dad a present.” Dude you are getting your father a present regardless of the cheap gene. Every year we go through this. ” Mom I don’t want anything.” He knows I am going to get him something regardless. There is a part of me that would love to fill his stocking with socks and a statue of Mother Theresa. ” Here kid Merry Xmas.” ( doubt he even knows who Mother Theresa is) Urgh. OK Dinesti and I will hit the gym today. Running and swimming. I am going to make her a triathlete and a fitness model!! Double whammy

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