RIP Penny Marshall. A League of Their Own one of my favorite movies.

Putting the finishing touches on the new Nashville back bar room. Finishing up the bathrooms in Denver. Unfortunately there was a leak in the new bathrooms last night. UGH. Pinky had to try and find the leak. UGH, not enough showers to cure that.

I can’t wait for 2018 to be over.  The year of spending money and being stagnant personally. And my baby left for college. 2019 the year of the adventure and a lot of sex !!


I know I know . It’s been a long time . I blame Facebook and Instagram .

NYC Santacon ! Bam

calendar about to come out and guess who is in it ? Yup 50 years old and I need my first bikini calendar . It’s all downhill from here .

Some bars doing great , some average , and a couple awful . But we shall persevere .

2018 was the year of the renovation . New Orleans got some love . Denver new bartop , new booths , new bathrooms . San Antonuo new AC units , new Bartop . Nashville total renovation of side room . We are turning it into a higher end craft cocktail spot . Really excited about that .

Kid is home from college on break . So proud of him . He literally could go into a field to help cure cancer . Who knows ?


A ton going on. San Antonio bar just got renovated. Thanks Kevin, Pinky, Joe, and the whole SA staff. ( I have been home sick with the flu. Just starting to feel better)

I remember managing NY bar. I didn’t feel well for a good month. I finally went to doctor. MONO. Side note: During the MONO months I had non refundable tickets to France and England . Drinking and MONO do not go hand in hand. I fell down a full flight of stairs at an Irish bar in Paris. Recently, I took Kevin and Chantel to visit this bar as a point of pride. In my 50s I  get sick and I stay in bed. 25 years ago, I still worked a 16 hour day and woke and did it all over again the following  day.

Kevin, Chantel and I had a blast in France. What an incredible trip. Wine, food, marathon, and time with good friends. !! Back to work .

Tomorrow I will be a panel member at Eliances Grand Table in Phoenix. Then I head off to Park City for our Corporate meeting. The company that Fly Fish together stays together !

Unfuck Your Adulting book

I highly recommend this book . I bought this as a gag gift . I was curious and started paying through the book. She is spot on with so many ideas . Love this .

Conference call yesterday started with AdA compliance finance issue and ended with “pizza is really good at Samurai Pie. “

Lizzie and I are going to start working on renovating the Nashville back bar area . I love doing this stuff .

Next weekend Marathon Du Medoc ! Get ready France . ( how many miles will chantel , Kevin and I last while drinking wine ?)

College drop off. Like most parents I have been filled with pride , anxiety , sadness , and excitement . I have spent the last two weeks doing laundry , organizing , and trying to make sure this transition is happy and fluid . Less then two weeks to go !!

I try to pride myself on constantly evolving and being happy . Taking the few extra seconds not to get upset but to look at things in a more compassionate way .

Today , that Old NYer came out in full swing . Class registration started at 5 am . Guess who woke up her son at 4:30 am ? Yup me .

We found out today that his new roommate is arriving two days early . That screams to me “

who gets the best bed .”  Jackson if we have to wait outside the dorm at 4 am so be it !!!


Coyote Ugly . Recap : two American girls got  deported from U.K.  Fort Worth royally fucked up . Denver is doing incredible . And Kevin and Chantel are on my shit list .

Empty nesting = the absolute need to clean and purge . (College drop of day , less then a month ) Three days I worked on my first floor . Extra paella pans , extra wine bottle openers , extra carafes . Then I ventured into the boxes that were unused . Family pictures , coyote Ugly memorabilia , again more wine paraphernalia . I donated enough to fill at least one apartment . I am waiting in anticipation when Good Will opens.

The sheep intestines and pig fetus we bought Jackson when we thought his career would be a medical examiner

Out of everything , there was one picture that I can not seem to verify . In my dad’s photo albums there was a picture of what I think was the Hindenburg. Did my dad actually see this flying overhead ?

What a month . San Antonio anniversary .

Marathon in Washington state with Kevin ( half marathon for me . ) Calendar shoot . I just finished hiring at the new Bar in Swansea Wales . Busy busy busy

My son leaves for College the first week of September . Ugh ! Empty nest ! I plan on drinking , traveling , eating , and semi working to pass the time !

It’s been awhile ! Went to Iceland . Opened the Manchester bar . Booked our tickets to drop the kid at college in September . So much going on . Heading to Denver Sunday for their anniversary .