Tiki Timeout: Bar Building and BlogBarCrawl Update

First, the latest episode of one of my favorite online comics:
Day By Day Cartoon Building the Bar
I’d love to use this as a seed to riff off of about building your own Basement Bar, and choosing to do it all yourself, versus hiring contractors. But in all honesty, the characters here are renovating and opening their own bar and restaurant.
So instead, I’ll use this moment to point out that cocktail-blogging elder, Michael Dietsch is deep into similar work on his new labor of love, Cook & Brown. Cook & Brown will soon(ish) open in Providence, RI, so if anyone there wants to do a murder mystery party, I’ll give you a discount on travel expenses if you book your party for after Cook & Brown opens! I want to see the place.
Careful with those complicated hammers!
In the meantime, I’ve updated the BlogBarCrawl with all the Dietschian particulars.

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I am 48 years old, married with two young daughters. My interests are tennis, reading, computers, politics, and of course cocktails. I run a murder mystery party business that caters to both corporate and private events, Killing Time, murder consultants.


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  • Oh ho, now I’m an elder! That explains the ache in the knees.

    We’ve just about finished all the DIY teardown in the bar area and dining room. Today’s agenda will be to primer the walls and do a couple other things so that the contractor can bring in a team to build up the bar, paint, refinish the flooring, etc.

    It’s not entirely my labor of love, and I’m happy for that, because it’s overwhelming enough just doing the physical labor. Having to deal with financing, investors, hiring, stocking the kitchen, etc., would be even harder.

    Thanks for adding me to the bar-crawl map. Had you told me just four months ago that I’d be a professional ‘tender in 2010, I’d have laughed at you. It’s a big, exciting change.

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