A Halloween Play
Random person banging on the Lushary door: Trick or treat!
Melissa, the bartender: Trick.
Random person: What?
Melissa, the bartender: I choose trick.
Random person (okay, so random person isn't working for you. You need someone concrete. Pretend it's Barren is the New Black knocking): But I thought you were going to give me candy. Or something. Or alcohol. This is an imaginary bar, right?
Melissa, the bartender: But you offered me a choice and I choose trick.
Barren is the New Black: Fuck (I think she would say "fuck"--she seems really ladylike, but I think under that ladylike, shoe-coveting exterior is a girl who would say "fuck"), I don't really have a trick.
Melissa, the bartender: Oh--I'll just open it up to the blogosphere. Maybe someone can suggest one to you.
So, in addition to drowning your sorrows or toasting your good news with a virtual drink, also provide the best trick you've ever done--on Halloween or at another time. Mine will be in the comment section below.
It has been a little over a month since we met, bitched, cried, comforted, and caught up each other on our cycles and lives. Pull up a seat and I'll pour you a drink. Let everyone know what is happening in your life. The good, the bad, the ugly. My only request is that if a story catches your eye, you follow it back to the person's blog and start reading their posts. Give some love, give some support, or laugh with someone until your drink comes out of your nose.
I have a ton of assvice in my back pocket and as a virtual bartender, I will give it to you unless you specifically tell me that this is simply a vent and you do not want to receive anything more than a hug.
So if you have been a lurker for a while (or if this is your first open bar as someone who found this space through IComLeavWe), sit down and tell us about yourself. Remember to provide a link or a way for people to continue reading your story (or if you don't have a blog--gasp!--you can always leave an email address if you're looking for advice or support. If not, people can leave messages for that person here in the comments section too). If you're a regular at the bar, I'll get out your engraved martini glass while you make yourself comfortable. And anyone new, welcome. I'm glad you found this virtual bar.
For those who have no clue what I'm talking about when I say that the bar is open, click here to catch up and then jump into the conversation back on this current post.
So have an imaginary cocktail and tell us what is up with your life.
Oh, and just because I've opened the Lushary doesn't mean that class is over: come by and show everyone your item at this week's Show and Tell.